We have a calendar packed with activities and events. Find out more about what we have planned for you in February! Not all events are open to the public, but we will share regular updates on them when we can.
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NEW ORIAM Café
NEW Café NOW OPEN AT ORIAM RECEPTION
Our new Café counter in the entrance area is now open! If you haven’t visited already, come in and say hello to our catering team. We have fresh hot and cold drinks alongside a range of breakfast, lunch and snack options ready to go, to help keep you fuelled for the day.
We began this project in December to enhance the catering options for our customers, with an expanded menu, new seating options and better flow of traffic for the entrance area and we are thrilled with the how it has turned out.
The Café counter is just a small part of a larger review of our catering options at Oriam. We have made the decision not to reopen catering service for customers in the ‘Bistro’ area upstairs. Instead, we’re creating two distinct spaces upstairs. First of all, our Oriam Lounge, focussed on a comfortable space for our customers to relax and socialise with views down to our Indoor Pitch, Sports Hall one and our Walled Garden. Customers can bring food and drink from the Café counter upstairs too. The back of the former Bistro will now be known as Oriam Dining, a separate group catering area for our performance teams, events or conferences.
If you have any questions or feedback on our catering options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIAM INDOOR TENNIS CENTRE
PROJECT UPDATE FOR THE NEW SIX-COURT I.T.C.
Construction for our new Indoor Tennis Centre (ITC) is well underway. Whilst the work continues outside, our teams are working hard to develop new coaching programs, events, activities and systems so we are all ready for opening later this year!
We now have a time-lapse feed from the construction site so you can check-in on the construction work as it happens and we will post regular updates on our Tennis page as we progress towards opening day! We hope to have some exciting announcements for recruitment and partnerships soon.
EXTRA CLASSES AND FREE TASTER SESSIONS THIS FEBRUARY
Oriam Kids classes have been a buzz of activity this term and there’s more to come after the half-term break. There will be no classes on the week of 13th February for the half-term break. Classes will resume from Monday 20th February and extra classes for Mini Multi-Sports, Balance Bikes and Racquet Sports will start from week of the 27th!
There are still spaces available to start this month, so why not let the kids try out the classes with a free trial session before you get them signed-up for the rest of term.
FOOTBALL AT ORIAM
Fancy a kick-about or looking for a training pitch? New Saturday Availability
Some availability has opened up on our Academy Synthetic Pitch on Saturdays for the next few weeks. Open to casual five-a-sides or longer hire agreements, ideal for junior club training to see you through to the warmer weather.
Availability from this Saturday 4th February. Casual, 7-day advance bookings can be made on our Oriam App now or check out more details here.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR LEAD PRACTITIONER RONNIE
Ronnie is an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who specialises in the management and rehabilitation of lower limb and back injuries. His background is in sports physiotherapy and private practice having worked in high level football for over 10 years and in private practice for around 15 years.
He regularly sees all types of spinal, upper limb and lower limb problems but his clinical interest lies in the rehabilitation of lower limb and back injuries. In his spare-time he enjoys running, golf, coaching football and time with his family.
Ronnie and a team of practitioners now offer a wide range of specialist services and treatments including Physiotherapy, Massage, Podiatry, Hydrotherapy, Psychology and more. The Clinic now provides support for our sport scholars and performance teams, alongside appointments open to our members and local community. Check-out our Oriam Clinic page for more details about the new services and book your first appointment today.
HERIOT-WATT SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications now open
The Heriot-Watt Sport Scholarship program is growing with new specialist programs for Football and Squash, alongside the longstanding multi-disciplinary Sport Scholarship program for individual athletes. The Sport Scholarship is a fantastic way to allow athletes to balance academic studies whilst continuing their sports career. Listen to the latest Nutmeg podcast episode , to find out more about the options and benefits of becoming a Heriot-Watt Sports Scholar or check out the Sports Union website to start your application today. The Sport Scholarship programs are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate entry.
AS ONE WITH SRU
Good Luck to the Scottish Rugby Teams as they begin their Six Nations campaign
It’s that time of year again when the SRU teams join us for camps ahead of their Six Nations campaigns. It is great to welcome back the Men, Women and U20 squads to prepare for the games ahead. We can now also share an exciting announcement from Netflix for a new Six Nations Docuseries, filming has already begun for the squad at Oriam!
Good luck to the senior Men’s squad who start their Six Nations season this Saturday, playing for the Calcutta Cup against England at Twickenham. You can find all the Six Nations Fixtures and where to watch them here.