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Festive Sport Programme

Festive Can Do

Sunday 6 December - Sunday 17 January

With restriction still in place, we recognise the importance of being able to maintain an active lifestyle throughout the festive period and have expanded our programme to offer some new experiences to help you continue engaging in sport and physical activity.

The Saints Sport team are delighted to announce the launch of a new Festive Sport Programme running from Sunday 6 December until Sunday 17 January. A full schedule of Saints Sport activities taking place over the festive period can be viewed on the University's events pages.  

All activities will run in line with the latest Scottish Government advice for sport and exercise in accordance with protection level (tier) 3.

Please be aware that guidance can change, and restrictions may be reintroduced depending on the COVID protection level (tier) for Fife.


Festive timetable

Click on the links below to find out more about each activity, when they will run and how to sign up.

Festive Fun Run

What?

Festive Fun RunLooking for some festive fun before breaking up for the winter break? Come down to the Sport Centre this Sunday for our festive Can Do Fun Run!

Warm up with Zumba and choose from either a 2.5k or 5k course to run with some festive tunes.

Come dressed up with the chance to win a £50 amazon voucher to the best dressed!

Keep warm after the run with a free cup of hot chocolate and a warm mince pie!

Sign up now or for more info please contact Fiona and Pete on sportsparticipation@st-andrews.ac.uk

Where?

  • University Sports Centre - meet outside the main entrance

When?

  • Sunday 6th December 10:00 - 15:00 (one-hour allocated slots)

Who?

  • Students, staff and community 

How much?

  • Free

How to book?

Fitness classes

What?

Classes 300This year we will be running a programme of fitness classes over the festive period for the first time.

The Festive Fitness Class Timetable will run from Monday 21 December - Sunday 17 January and classes will be available to all Saints Sport members and all University of St Andrews students.

Please visit the Fitness Classes section of our website to view the complete timetable or find out what to expect at each session by visiting our class descriptors page

In the meantime, our current timetable of live and on-demand classes runs until Friday 18 December.

Our STAY FIT | STAY SAFE guidelines have been developed to provide important information for our visitors and to allow our fitness class programme to be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Scottish Government advice and that helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please read the full guidelines before making a booking.

Where?

  • University Sports Centre

When?

  • New Festive Fitness Class Timetable from Monday 21 December

Who?

  • Saints Sport members and all University of St Andrews students

How much?

  • Free

How to book?

Personal training

What?

SOLD OUT!

PT 300‌Please note that the 15 free personal training sessions available as part of the University's Festive Can Do programme have now been taken.

Personal Training is still available to book over the festive period and we a re delighted to offer 1 free session when you book a block of 5 or more sessions.

For more information regarding Personal Training at Saints Sport please see the Fitness Services section of our website.

Where?

  • Personal Training sessions can take place either outside, in our Studio or in the main Gym (if you have a current Sports Centre membership). 

When?

  • Any time by appointment

Who?

  • All University of St Andrews students 

How much?

How to book?

Gym access

What?

Gym 2

The University gym will be open to Saints Sport members, all students and all staff over the festive period.

We have a wide variety of CV equipment, free and fixed weights and our team of qualified Sports Assistants are on hand to help with any queries you may have about the gym equipment or offer advice on specific exercises.

All sessions in the gym are 60 minutes long and must be booked in advance.

 

Guidelines have been developed to allow the University gym to be used in a way that is in line with Scottish Government advice and that helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Where?

  • University Sports Centre

When?

Who?

  • Saints Sport members, all students and all staff 

How much?

  • Free to all members.
  • £20 for a student monthly membership, £40 for a staff/Community monthly membership.
  • Pay per visit is also available: students £5.50, staff £6.50 and community £7.50

25 FREE 1-month memberships available

We are delighted to offer 25 free 1-month Saints Sport memberships to University staff and students as part of the University's Festive Can Do programme. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis so apply now to avoid missing out! Please fill out our short Microsoft Form to apply for your free membership.

How to book?

Driving Range at the St Andrews Links Academy

What?

Driving Range 300 x 200Saints Sport has teamed up with the St Andrews Links Golf Academy to offer all University students and staff the opportunity to head along to the driving range and hit some golf balls at a time that suits them.

All you have to do is show your matriculation card or staff id card and you will be given 50 range balls (and the loan of some clubs, if required).

Please note that students and staff can use this free offer twice a week and any other visits will require payment directly to the Golf Academy.

Where?

  • St Andrews Links Golf Academy Driving Range 

When?

  • From Monday 21 December until Sunday 17 January during Driving Range opening times:
    • Weekdays: 10:00 – 19:00 (last balls 18:30)
    • Weekends: 08:00 – 17:00 (last balls 16:30)
  • Please note that the Driving Range will be closed on the 25, 26, 31 December and the 1 January  

Who?

  • All University of St Andrews students and staff 

How much?

  • Free (maximum two sessions per student/staff member per week)

How to book?

  • No booking required - pitch up and play

Coach led golf sessions

What?

Golf lessons 300 x 200These group lessons are aimed at students and staff of all golfing abilities from complete beginners to experienced golfers.

PGA Qualified instructors will be on hand to give you hints and tips on the driving range and short game area at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy. All equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Where?

  • St Andrews Links Golf Academy
  • Report to reception at the  academy 10 minutes before the start of lesson 

When?

  • Monday 14 December 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday 16 December 10:00 - 12:00
  • Monday 4 January 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday 6 January 10:00 - 12:00 

Who?

  • All University of St Andrews students and staff 

How much?

  • Free

How to book?

Putting competition

What?

Come along and take part in this fun putting competition at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy.

The friendly instructors at the Links will walk you through the course before letting you practice ahead of the main event.

All equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own should you wish.

Where?

  • St Andrews Links Golf Academy
  • Report to reception at the  academy 10 minutes before the start of the session

When?

  • Wednesday 30 December
    • Session 1: 10:00 - 11:00
    • Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00 

Who?

  • All University of St Andrews students and staff 

How much?

  • Free

How to book?

Learn to play disc golf

What?

Disc golf 300 x 200Disc golf is played using rules similar to golf, with players throwing a disc at a target and courses varying between 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from where the previous throw landed, until the target is reached. Think of playing golf with a frisbee!

Come along and take part in this fun and informal coach led session where you will learn the basics before enjoying a game around our beautiful 9 hole course at University Park.

Where?

  • University Sports Centre - meet outside the main entrance

When?

  • Saturday 12 December 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 16 December 13:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 19 December 13:00 - 15:00

Who?

  • All University of St Andrews students and staff

How much?

  • Free

How to book?

'Run up' to 2021 Challenge

14 December - 10 January

What

From the 14 December to the 10 January, Saints Sport are challenging students, staff and the community to take part in our Winter ‘Run Up’ to 2021 Challenge!

Running Challenge 300Step 1: Assemble your team

Gather up five colleagues. If there’s more than 5 of you who want to take part, why not set up more teams to create some friendly workplace competition? If there’s less than five people in your team, invite friends and family to get involved too!?

Step 2: Register your team

Once you know who’s in, it’s time to register for the Challenge. You’ll also need to select your most charismatic, motivational?team mate to be Team Captain (or draw straws), and now is also the time to choose your team name.

Step 3: Count those kilometres

From smartphones to paper maps, there’s lots of different tools available for measuring distance. We are also using Strava to create a fun leader board and keep you motivated.

Step 4: Get active

Our focus is on motivating you and your team to keep active, stay connected and have some fun along the way. Whether you are working from home, or on your daily spell of walking outdoors, every walk, jog, cycle or burst of exercise run counts! 

Step 5: Stay on track

Strava 100Make sure you record your activity weekly through our Can Do Kilometer Counter. Individuals can also sign up to the Saints Sport Strava Club page where you can track individual progress. We will update the Saints Sport website weekly with team distance completed so check out the leader board. If you comlete a workout such as Zumba or HIIT, every 15 minutes will equate you 2.5k!

Step 6: Stay connected

Set up a MS Teams Chat or WhatsApp group to keep in touch over the 4-week challenge. This will help set personal or team goals and motivate each other to get the KMs in!

Privacy notice: COVID-19 track and trace

The University of St Andrews (“the University”) is collecting and recording the contact details of individuals who make use of the Saint Sports Facilities, to support NHS Scotland’s COVID-19 track and trace scheme.

Your contact details will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the premises around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Contacting people who might have been exposed to the virus is an important step in containing any spread.

For more information please see the full privacy notice accessed by the link below:

University of St Andrews Privacy Notice: COVID-19 Track and Trace (PDF, 65 KB)


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