We have a calendar packed with activities and events this Summer. Find out more about what we have planned for you in July! Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates on them when we can.
A huge congratulations to all of the athletes selected to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games this year! We are especially excited for two of our Sports Scholars headed to Birmingham with team Scotland.
Lisa Aitken will be representing Scotland in Squash
Alex Short will be representing Scotland in Judo
Commonwealth Games will commence on 28th July 2022 and close on 8th August. You can check for TV coverage on BBC and more information on competition schedules here.
We will be catching up with both of them this week to find out more about their journey to Birmingham 2022. Check back in later this month for more on Commonwealth Games and updates for the Heriot-Watt Sports Scholar program!
SUMMER CAMPS & NEW TERM
Oriam Kids classes are finished for the summer holidays but don’t panic we still have plenty of fun activities to keep the kids busy whilst school is out.
This summer we are offering 3 weeks of sport summer camps to keep the kids busy during the holidays, alongside plenty of inflatable fun sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays.
If you’re already planning for the new school year, our next term of classes are now open for booking too!
For more details visit our Children’s Sport Page
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES|
CALLING ALL LES MILLS INSTRUCTORS!
Our Health & Fitness team are now recruiting for new Group Exercise Class instructors. We are especially looking for Les Mills Instructors for our new class timetable coming soon!
All of our freelance instructors can also enjoy access to our fitness suite out-with class times.
Got a passion for fitness and a love for group exercise?
Why not use it to change lives? We’re looking for our next group of inspirational LES MILLS instructors to rock our group fitness classes!
Training with us means…
- Teaching classes that are scientifically proven to deliver results.
- Changing people’s lives through fitness Building skills and confidence.
- Be part of a global community of instructors.
Up for it? Training starts soon, don’t miss out
July and August are shaping to be busy months for all types of events at Oriam. Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates when we can. If you are interested in booking your own event with us at Oriam, please complete our Online Enquiry form to start the process!
13th – 18th June 2022
Heriot-Watt University are celebrating the values and inspiring work of our staff and students this month, rounding off the University’s bicentennial year! Oriam will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week for our staff, students and wider community.
|COMMUNITY FUN DAY
Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre | 13:00 – 16:00
This event is open to the whole Heriot-Watt Community, including family, friends, alumni and local Edinburgh residents. Come join us at Oriam for an afternoon of family-friendly sports activities and challenges, face-painting, kids crafts and more.
Bring the whole family to try out new sports and explore Oriam services and facilities.
Entry is free but booking is advised. Go to our Eventbrite page to book today!
|HERIOT WATT STAFF & STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Open to all Heriot-Watt Staff and Students. Please book ahead before attending any of our activities. Details can be found on the Celebration Week Sharepoint site.
TUESDAY 14th JUNE
Heriot-Watt Online Wellbeing Class | 09:00 – 09:45
The class will last approximately 45 minutes and will comprise of Body-weight exercises within your limits, talked through by our wonderful Sarah.
All you need is some space, a towel or similar if you have a hard floor, some water and a device that you can view the class on. Prior to the class we will email you across a Zoom link to be able to access the class. Available for all Heriot-Watt campuses.
WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE
Cycle to Work Breakfast | 08:00 – 09:30
Come and join us in the marquee at Oriam from 8am for a spot of breakfast and a cycling workshop, with information on the Cycle-to-Work scheme, bike security, safe cycle routes and services available from the Oriam Bike Bothy.
Participants are encouraged to cycle in to the event but feel free to pop along regardless and find out more!
Health Check-In| 10:00 – 11:30
Drop-in at our Oriam Marquee for a health check-in. There will be NHS staff in attendance to take blood pressure, discuss weight management as well as several health related NHS published information leaflets.
Oriam and HWU wellbeing staff will be in attendance with advice and support for employee wellbeing at work.
Sport and Exercise Festival| 13:00 – 16:00
Enjoy an afternoon of fun sports and fitness activities at Oriam. Try new sports or have a friendly competition with your colleagues or course-mates. Rounders, Racquet Sports, Cycle classes and fun fitness challenge all led by our own Oriam Fitness team.
THURSDAY 16th JUNE
Outdoor Yoga Class| 12:00 – 12:45
Join our Yoga Instructor Moira, for a relaxing outdoor yoga class outside the GRID building on Edinburgh Campus. We recommend bringing your own mat however some will be available to borrow on the day.
Check out our What’s On page for the latest details on upcoming activities and events. June and July are shaping to be busy months for all types of events at Oriam. Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates when we can. If you are interested in booking your own event with us at Oriam, please complete our Online Enquiry form to start the process!
We have a calendar packed with activities and events this spring. Find out more about what we have planned for you this May! Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates on them when we can.
HANDBALL| SCOTTISH & BRITISH FINALS
Sports Hall One| May
Handball recently returned to Oriam with regular training and matches, it has been great to welcome the teams back to our facilities. We are now preparing for the finals for both Scottish and British competitions!
Scottish Handball Finals| 14th May| Free Entry
Scottish Men’s and Women’s Handball finals will be held here at Oriam on the 14th May. First up will be the Women’s Finals at 12:00 with University of Dundee vs Edinburgh Handball Club. The Men’s Final then take to the court for a 17:00 Throw off with Tryst 77 vs Livingston. Both matches are free entry so this is a great opportunity to come along, find out more about the sport and watch some great finals matches!
British Handball Super Cup| 21st -22nd May| Tickets Required
We are honoured to host the British Handball Finals for the first time in Scotland. This month the British Handball Super Cup will be held at Oriam on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd May.
The British Handball Super Cup consists of a women’s competition and men’s competition, each featuring four teams: the top two teams from the Scottish National League and top two from the English Premier League.British Handball
ORIAM KIDS| CLASSES & INFLATABLES
Sport & Fitness| Weekly Term-time Activities
Oriam Kids are back for the summer term with new classes and inflatables sessions every week.
This term we have introduced two new sports classes for Netball and Rugby alongside our ever popular mini multi-sports, athletics and balance bikes. There are still a few places left for this term, so get your kids booked in now!
Our Inflatables sessions are Friday Mornings 10:00 – 12:00 this term. Inflatables bookings are available on our Oriam App, 7 days in advance.
For more details visit our Community Sport Page
NATIONAL WALKING MONTH
Walking Wednesdays| Online/Outdoors| Free
May is National Walking Month and our Fitness team are here to help you get out and about, to enjoy some of the great local walking routes this Spring. To celebrate National Walking Month, we will be posting top tips, route suggestions and more in our Walking Wednesdays! Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming very soon.
May is shaping to be a busy month for all types of events at Oriam. Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates when we can. If you are interested in booking your own event with us at Oriam, please complete our Online Enquiry form to start the process!
We have a calendar packed with activities and events this spring. Find out more about what we have planned for you this April!
WALKING FOOTBALL| CHARITY MATCH FOR DNIPRO ORPHANS
Oriam Indoor Pitch| Monday 11th April | 2pm
Oriam and Hearts Walking Football groups have come together for a special Walking Football Event to help raise support for Dnipro Orphans from Ukraine. Both teams have Ukrainian members and the groups both felt compelled to do what they can to support the people of Ukraine during this terrible time. Entry is free, Donations are welcome.
APRIL HOLIDAYS| KIDS SPORT CAMPS
Oriam Sport & Fitness| 19th – 22nd April
The April Edinburgh Holidays are almost here and we have some great activities to keep the kids busy whilst school is out. We have two exciting camps available this April, filled with fun sports games and skills development.
Oriam Kids Activity Camp| Age 5-12 years| 09:30 – 12:30 | £70
Action packed camp filled with a wide range of fun sports games and skills. The perfect opportunity for your kids to try new activities and meet new friends during the holidays. Early 09:00 drop-off available for an additional £10 for the week.
For more details visit our Community Sport Page
APRIL HOLIDAYS| INFLATABLE FUN
Oriam Sports Hall One| All Ages| £6.50 per child
Let the kids burn-off some energy during the holidays in one of our Inflatable Fun Sessions! Each session is open to all ages. Our Inflatable fun-run, bouncy castle and mini inflatable will all be there with plenty of soft play toys too.
Monday 11th April| 10am-12pm
Friday 15th April| 10am-12pm
Tuesday 19th April| 1:30-3:30pm
Friday 22nd April| 1:30-3:30pm
Inflatables sessions open for booking 7 days in advance. You can book your space on our Oriam App in the Your Classes section.
ORIAM WALLED GARDEN| SATURDAYS | 09:30 | FREE
Did you know we host Parkrun at Oriam every Saturday morning? It is a fun, non-competitive 5k run around our grounds, starting and finishing in our walled garden. With the weather warming up it is a great time to get outdoors, meet new people and set your new personal best on a fun 5k route. Entry is always free, you can find out more on the Oriam Parkrun page, linked here.
April is shaping to be a busy month for all types of events at Oriam. This month we look forward hosting everything from youth football tournaments to professional training camps, Handball matches to Biathlon competitions and much more. The weekend of the 30th April -1st May will be particularly busy for our facilities. Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates when we can. If you are interested in booking your own event with us at Oriam, please complete our Online Enquiry form to start the process!
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