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Things to look forward to in the New Year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Test Drive A New You
After the festive season, the New Year can be a great time for people to ‘refuel’, set new goals and focus on being more active to improve their health and fitness. In Derby are kicking off the New Year with an amazing health and fitness offer to help ‘restart their engine’.
Your guide to the Omnium
Mon 22 Jan 2018
What actually is an Omnium? We've put together this handy guide to help you understand what will be happening at Derby Arena on Saturday 17 February!
The omnium is made up of 4 events, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination and Points, and is disputed over a single day held under British Cycling a... More
Netball at Derby Arena is now just a walk in the court!
Thu 18 Jan 2018
Derby Arena are proud to be offering the opportunity for women of all ages to come and give Walking Netball a go.
England Netball’s Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Walking Netball is a slower version of the well-known game; it is netball, but at a walking pace.... More
Laugh your way into the New Year with comedy from Derby LIVE
Mon 15 Jan 2018
We've got a host of exciting and popular comedy acts coming to Derby Arena and the Guildhall Theatre during 2018. With a variety of shows on offer, there is something to suit every comedy enthusiast in the New Year.
Stephen K Amos will be performing on Wednesday 17 January at 8pm. Brexit. Trump. No... More
Put the boom boom into your heart
Fri 12 Jan 2018
An unforgettable evening with a global superstar, that will put the Boom Boom into everyone’s heart in the all new production - Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael will staged at Derby Arena on Thu 28 Jun at 8pm.
The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new p... More
Huge success for Derby's Bumper Christmas
Thu 4 Jan 2018
Derby LIVE’s bumper festive season began with the Christmas Light’s Switch On in the Market Place before the opening of the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa Christmas Ice Rink. Family Festivities at Markeaton Park returned for a second year with a different theme each weekend in the run-up to Christmas.
Les Mills launch at Derby Arena
Wed 3 Jan 2018
Make space in your diary, as our next Les Mills launch date has been confirmed! We couldn't be more excited to welcome you all to Derby Arena for the latest launch of the classes.
On Sat 13 Jan we will be holding 3 FREE (to members and non-members) classes, that will each be an hour long. The times... More
Cafe 42 January offer
Tue 2 Jan 2018
Take advantage of our new offer this January!
Keep warm this winter by enjoying our wholesome homemade soup of the day with a bread roll.
10% discount throughout the month at Café 42.
With its name inspired by the steepest gradient of the cycle track, Derby Arena's licensed Café 42 serves a deli... More
Test Drive a New You | 2018 Derby Active Health and fitness offer
Thu 21 Dec 2017
Local Riders set new Records
Wed 20 Dec 2017
Local University and Derby Arena based riders achieved excellent results recently at the British Universities and Colleges Sport track championship 2017/18 held in Manchester during November.
The games, held at the National Cycling Centre from 18-19 November 2017, resulted in some record-breaking p... More
The Ultimate Festive Fun Day!
Fri 15 Dec 2017
In Derby has the perfect festive fun day for all the family with an array of shows, events and attractions to suit all ages!
It would begin with Family Festivities, which has returned to Markeaton Park after the success of the first event last year. This season, each of the first three weekends in ... More
12 Days of Christmas
Wed 13 Dec 2017
This month, we've got some brilliant competitions you can get involved with in our 12 Days of Christmas online event!
From today, we'll be offering a selection of fantastic prizes to be won - all you have to do is enter your details on the day!
We will be releasing information about the prize avai... More
Snow fear, the show must go on
Fri 8 Dec 2017
The snow has started falling in Derby today, and there’s more forecast over the weekend, but never fear, Derby LIVE events will go on as usual.
Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena, Prince Stroppy Pants and the Christmas Caper at the Guildhall Theatre, and Family Festivities at Markeaton Park are al... More
Rehearsals underway for Derby‘s biggest Christmas show
Fri 1 Dec 2017
Rehearsals are in full swing at Derby Arena for this year’s spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
Set in the little French village of Spondon-on-the-Seine Belle is pursued by the handsome but not too bright local heartthrob Gaston (Aston Dobson). She yearns for adventure, but soon get... More
Cafe 42 December Offer
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Any homemade turkey sandwichChoice of ginger bread clock biscuit, or chocolate snowball biscuitChoice of drink – tea, coffee, orange juice or bottle water.
ONLY £4.95 More
December Gym Challenge
With December right around the corner, it can only mean one thing.... Time for a new gym challenge!
The Mile - record the time it takes to complete 1 mile (1.6km) on a treadmill. You can have as many attempts as you like. It is recommended that you use no more than 1% incline.
Once you’ve finished... More
Don't miss out on our Cyber Monday offer
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Our Cyber Monday health and fitness membership offer allows you to choose one of our membership options and pay nothing until 1 January 2018, and secure your membership at 2017 prices.
To take advantage of this offer, simply sign up using the form below by 23:59 or contact one of the leisure cent... More
Christmas Gift Guide
Mon 20 Nov 2017
Christmas is nearly upon us and with that comes the task of finding wonderful and exciting gifts for your loved ones.
This year, why not treat them to something a little different? Together, In Derby have been 'making a list' and 'checking it twice' to provide you with endless gift inspiration that... More
Accredited rider health and fitness membership offer
Tue 14 Nov 2017
Do you find the winter months a struggle?Can’t get out on the roads?Can’t get enough of the track?Here is a great deal for our Accredited Riders, no contract, no direct debits just a one off payment of £100 before 31 Dec, for:
4 months membership
Full use of our gym facilities
Gym Induction wit... More
John Bishop wings his way to Derby Arena for 2018
Fri 10 Nov 2017
We're pleased to announce that comedy superstar John Bishop is extending his sell out UK tour and bringing his brand new show Winging It to more venues across the UK, including Derby Arena.
John is loading up the trucks for more fun on the road and will visit Derby Arena on Sat 17 and Sun 18 March ... More
Fee fi fo fum, Derby Arena is in for some fun - giant adventures for 2018’s festive double-bill
Thu 9 Nov 2017
We’d like to invite the people of Derby for some giant fun for Christmas 2018. Join Derby LIVE, Little Wolf Entertainment and an all-star cast for a traditional family Pantomime with the classic adventure story of Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, and family treat The Dinosaur who came for Chri... More
Sales & Information and Box Office opening hours over the festive period
Wed 8 Nov 2017
There isn't much of a let-up for us at Christmas - we're far too busy entertaining all you lovely people - but we do close for a couple of days.
Please see below for our sales & information and box office opening hours over the festive period.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and ... More
November Gym Challenge
Thu 26 Oct 2017
We’re in November now, and that calls for a new challenge!
Simply put, we want to see how fast you can Run, Bike and Row a distance of 1km.
Speak to a Wellbeing Advisor to take part.
Good luck! More
Café 42 November Offer
Take advantage of our new offer this November!
Keep warm this winter with our new Hot Jacket Potato Fillings
Hot Chilli to take away the chill
Or Heat up with a spicy vegetable chilli
ONLY £1 per topping
Get yours from Café 42 this month! More
JUST ON SALE: Professor Brian Cox Live! And many more...
Wed 25 Oct 2017
Don't miss these fantastic new shows that have just gone on sale! We’ve got so much happening with us at Derby LIVE. Have a look and see which shows tickle your fancy…
Professor Brian Cox Live!
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our So... More
Derby Arena first stop on new Professor Brian Cox tour
Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019.
The tour begins at Derby Arena on Thursday 7 February 2019, 8pm, Derby LIVE priori... More
Halloween 1 day gym pass 2017
Tue 24 Oct 2017
This offer has now ended - keep a look out on our Facebook page for future offers.
Don't get spooked away, take advantage of our 1 day gym pass instead.
This Halloween we're offering you a FREE one day pass to use across our leisure facilities. Going to the gym will help you develop good habits an... More
Derby set for best ever Christmas Festive Spectacular
Thu 19 Oct 2017
This year Derby is set for its best ever Christmas festive spectacular, with seasonal fun for everyone over the festive season.
Derby LIVE and Derby-based producers Little Wolf Entertainment will be staging the dazzling, star-studded, family pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena, as the Gu... More
Top 10 things for Students to do In Derby
Mon 16 Oct 2017
Derby has lots to offer students who want to have an active social life, enjoy their free time and make friends locally, alongside their studies. Whether they’re interested in keeping fit, experiencing the local culture or simply trying something new, there is something affordable for all students t... More
Autumn Fun in Derby
Wed 11 Oct 2017
Autumn is here and we've got some brilliant ideas to keep you entertained around Derby, despite the weather getting colder! From local parks events to the best things to watch, the city is buzzing with activity!
Dedicated golfers can take advantage of quieter courses and enjoy unlimited rounds of g... More
Christmas Opening Times 2017
Thu 14 Dec 2017
Christmas opening times for Queens Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Moorways Stadium and Derby Arena
Queens Leisure Centre
Springwood Leisure Centre
Mon 18 – Fri 22 December
Normal Operation... More
Christmas opening hours
Wed 4 Oct 2017
Please take the time to look through our Christmas opening hours before you head to the Arena during the festive season.
Mon 18 - Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec
7am - 7pm
Sat 24 Dec
7am - 7pm
Mon 25 Dec
Tue 26 Dec
October Gym Challenge
Sun 1 Oct 2017
It’s October - time to get into the spirit of Halloween with this month’s challenge!
We want to see how long you can hold a pumpkin in front of you with straight arms and your back against a wall.
Speak to a Wellbeing Advisor to take part.
Good luck! More
Café 42 October Offer
Warm up in October with our fantastic offer!
Don't miss our Saucy Pasta & Meatballs, which will be available throughout October for just £4. Packed full of tasty ingredients, it's sure to be a comforting treat:
Linguine PastaBeef, onion & tomato meatballsServed with a tomato sauce
Get you... More
Derby Festé Road Closures
Thu 28 Sep 2017
During Derby Festé there will be road closures on Fri 29 Sep and Sat 30 Sep between 3pm and 6pm
The roads that will be closed are:- Iron Gate- St Mary’s Gate- Queen’s Street- Cathedral Road- St Michael’s Lane- Sowter Road- Full Street
On-street parking will be unavailable but there will still be a... More
Public engagement to start on new swimming pool complex
Mon 25 Sep 2017
Today, our ambitious plans for a state of the art swimming and leisure facility move a step closer to reality, with the launch of a public engagement exercise.
Councillor Baggy Shanker, lead Cabinet member for the new swimming pool complex, tells us more:
From the outset, I've promised that we w... More
Les Mills October 2017
Wed 13 Sep 2017
We're gearing up for our next Les Mills launch! Join us on Sat 30 Sep for a morning of fun classes.
The launch will include the following classes:
BODYPUMP™ 9am - 10am
BODYATTACK™ 10:15am - 11:15.am
BODYCOMBAT™ 11:30am - 12:30pm
To register your interest, please fill in the form below. Thes... More
Café 42 September Offer
Thu 31 Aug 2017
Get ready for autumn with our fantastic offer this September!
Don't miss our new homemade Oriental noodle pot, which will be available throughout September for just £3.90. Packed full of tasty ingredients, it's sure to be a healthy treat:
Sugar snap peas... More
What do food labels actually mean?
Wed 30 Aug 2017
You've joined Derby Arena and now you’re trying to watch what you eat. This can prove most challenging! Here’s food labels explained.
Low Fat: For a food product to be advertised as ‘low fat’ in the UK it requires less than 3 grams of fat per 100 grams of solid food product, or 1.5 grams of fat per... More
September Gym Challenge
Get ready for the Invictus Games, starting Sat 23 Sep, with this month’s gym challenge.
The challenge is to complete 500m on a Top XT in theshortest amount of time possible.
Speak to a Wellbeing Advisor to take part or to record your time.
Good luck! More
Top Picks for August Bank Holiday weekend
Wed 23 Aug 2017
The August bank holiday weekend will soon be here and we've got some brilliant ideas to keep you entertained around Derby! From cycling events at Derby Arena and Alvaston Park to live music and family-friendly activities, the city is bursting with opportunities to get involved!
You can enjoy a pack... More
Back by popular demand - Metafit returns!
Mon 21 Aug 2017
Back after popular demand, Derby Arena will be relaunching Metafit!
Metafit combines the latest HIIT training techniques with traditional 'Old school' bodyweight exercises to set the metabolism on fire.
This 30-min high intensity class is perfect for those who like their workout short and effectiv... More
JUST ANNOUNCED: Derby’s very own Gwen Taylor to headline city panto, as full cast announced for Beauty and the Beast
Fri 18 Aug 2017
We're delighted to announce that Derby's very own Gwen Taylor will be playing the Enchantress in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
The enchanting French musical ‘tale as old as time’, Beauty and the Beast will be staged at Derby Arena from Tuesday 5 to Sunday 31 Decemb... More
Café 42 August Offer
Mon 31 Jul 2017
Don't miss our offer at Café 42 this month!
Grab one of our new breakfast paninis to start your day. With a choice of three fantastic fillings, you'll definitely find something to get your day off to a great start.
bacon and cheese
sausage and egg
mushroom and tomato
Only £4.... More
MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Join now pay nothing until 15th of next month
Sat 29 Jul 2017
This offer has now expired, but look out for new offers coming soon. Join our mailing list to stay in the know.
Are you thinking of joining a gym, attending a fitness class or starting swimming?
Why not take out a Derby Active fitness membership, it's one complete fitness package!
JOIN NOW: P... More
Derby Arena Open Day
Fri 28 Jul 2017
Have you always wanted to know what's inside Derby Arena, that large gold building on Pride Park? Well why not join us at our Open Day to find out!
See for yourself that we are more than a velodrome!
Sat 2 Sep, 10am to 4pm This FREE open day offers a great programme for everyone to enjoy.
August gym challenge
Got tennis on the brain? Continue the fun with this month’s gym challenge!
You have 1 minute to throw a tennis ball at the wall and catch it with the opposite hand and alternate every time.
How many times can you throw and catch in 1 minute?
Speak to a Wellbeing Advisor to take part.
Good luck! More
Ed Byrne coming to Derby Arena
Wed 26 Jul 2017
Award-winning comedian and writer Ed Byrne is set to perform at Derby Arena on Friday 20 April 2018 as part of his latest UK stand-up tour. Priority tickets are available to Derby LIVE customers on Thursday 27 July at 10am.
In his latest tour entitled, Spoiler Alert, Ed takes the question of whethe... More
Summer school holidays 2017
Tue 18 Jul 2017
Join us for a host of fun events this summer during the school holidays! We've got lots planned to keep you active and having fun, so make sure you check out our programme of events and see what catches your eye...
We picked out our highlights below:
A Wild Walk, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul at Markeaton... More
Derby Arena Welcomes Another Fantastic Cycling Event
Wed 19 Jul 2017
We're very excited to welcome National-standard track cyclists to Derby Arena to compete in a range of races as part of the Derby Arena Grand Prix. The event will be taking place on Saturday 26 August from 2pm onwards.
You can witness the thrill of the track and join the party atmosphere, as the ev... More
Top Picks for August - Summer Holiday Round Up
Wed 12 Jul 2017
Summer is here and we've got some brilliant ideas to keep everyone entertained around Derby this August. From local parks events to the best things to watch, the city is buzzing with activity! This summer is one not to miss.
Families can enjoy a packed schedule of summer holiday activities, running... More
BC National Masters Track Championships 2017
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the BC National Masters Track Championships 2017 at Newport in June!
Take a look at some of the results below:
Colin Parkinson (SWRC) Leicester Gold in points, silver in scratch
Adey Dent TT gold, sprint gold, pursuit silver
David Ellis (50-54) TT ... More
July Member of the Month
Tue 11 Jul 2017
The Derby Arena gym team are pleased to announce July’s Member of the Month goes to Julie Scales.
Julie came to the gym team wanting to improve her strength and power before competing in the British Masters National Track Championships. She was given a six week programme from Sam which she worked v... More
July gym challenge
Fri 30 Jun 2017
It's time for a fresh gym challenge for July!
Take inspiration from the Tour de France this month and challenge yourself to 3 climbs and a final sprint on a Wattbike.
To take part, head to the next Wattbike class or speak to your WBA for a plan to attempt the challenge without the class.
Good luc... More
Your chance to perform in this year's pantomime!
Along with Little Wolf Entertainment, we're very pleased to announce the date of the annual auditions for our Pantomime Children's Ensemble. The open auditions will take place at Foot Fusion Dance Studio on Sunday 10 September.
Beauty and the Beast will be staged at Derby Arena from Tuesday 5 to Su... More
Café 42 July Offer
Wed 28 Jun 2017
Head to Café 42 to take advantage of our brilliant offer this July.
Enjoy scrumptious summer afternoon tea for £4.35 or just £8.00 for 2!
Traditional cream tea - plain or fruit scone served with clotted cream & jam with a pot of tea
Savoury Arena cheese tea - plain scone serve... More
Sarah Millican coming to Derby Arena
Tue 27 Jun 2017
Award-winning comedian and writer Sarah Millican is set to perform at Derby Arena on Sunday 1 July 2018 as part of her latest UK stand-up tour. Priority tickets are available to Derby LIVE customers on Thursday 29 June at 10am.
Sarah Millican isn’t a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She e... More
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jason Manford at Derby Arena
Thu 22 Jun 2017
It’s been a busy few years for comedian Jason Manford, but we're excited to announce he'll be back in the city, bringing his new UK-wide tour Muddle Class to Derby Arena on Saturday 24 November 2018.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, 23 June 2017, at 10am.
Jason’ s new tour Muddle Class promises to ... More
CBeebies’ Mr Bloom announced as first headliner for this year's panto
Mon 19 Jun 2017
BAFTA-nominated actor and writer Ben Faulks, known to most as Cbeebies’ Mr Bloom in the television show Mr Bloom’s Nursery, is set to star as Idle Jacques in this year’s spectacular all-star family panto Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena.
This year’s Derby LIVE panto is co-produced by Little Wolf... More
May's Member of the Month
Wed 14 Jun 2017
Congratulations to Stuart Jones, May’s Member of the Month!
Stuart is a keen cyclist who comes to many of our Wattbike classes. He uses the expertise of the gym team and sticks to strict programmes that we set for him. He took part in May’s 3km Wattbike Gym Challenge posting a great time on the lea... More
Celebrate with your dad this Father's Day!
Wed 31 May 2017
This Father's Day we are offering a FREE 1 day gym pass to use at our leisure centres - Derby Arena, Springwood Leisure Centre and Queen's Leisure Centre.
Where can I use my FREE 1 day gym pass at?
You can use the gyms at the following leisure facilities:
Springwood Leisure Centre... More
Rail Vehicles and Enhancements Exhibition
Rail Vehicles and Enhancements is the only single theme expo aimed at the engineering of rail vehicles for refurbishment, maintenance and enhancements. The show is now entering its sixth successive and successful year.
The Rail Vehicles and Enhancements provides visitors with the opportunity to mee... More
June gym challenge
Tue 30 May 2017
We're almost in June, which means it's time for a new gym challenge!
This month we are looking for speedy runners - we want to see who can run a mile (1.6km) on a treadmill the fastest. You can select your own running speed and we recommend you use no more than 1% incline.
To take part, speak to y... More
Small group training classes now available
Fri 26 May 2017
EDIT: These classes will now be running Mondays at 6pm.
Small group training classes are now available at Derby Arena!
They will have all the drive and motivation of personal training in a small group setting.
You will be coached by our qualified gym staff, with focus on functional movement pat... More
Safe cycling in summer
Wed 17 May 2017
As the weather is improving we know plenty of you will be spending your evenings or weekends enjoying a bike ride out and about. With such wonderful countryside in Derbyshire, it's no wonder we love a long ride!
Make sure you stay safe with our top tips for outdoor cycling:
Choose your route bef... More
Class of the month: STRONG by Zumba™
Fri 5 May 2017
This month’s class is STRONG by Zumba™.
STRONG by Zumba™ is perfect for fitness enthusiasts and students looking for a more challenging, high intensity interval training workout.
How It Works: With most workout programs, music is an afterthought. The music in STRONG by Zumba™ was crafted to drive ... More
The summer countdown is on
Mon 1 May 2017
THIS OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED.
The summer countdown is on! It's that time of year when we are working hard for our summer bodies ready in time for our holidays.
We want you to be able to achieve your fitness goals therefore we are excited to be introducing our summer membership offer.
Don't miss out... More
May gym challenge
Fri 28 Apr 2017
Welcome to May and another gym challenge - Individual Time Trial 3km
This month’s challenge is perfect for cycling enthusiasts! We are looking for the fastest person to reach 3km on a Wattbike.
Your WBA can assist with bike set-up and resistance settings. Set your monitor to distance 3000m.
To ta... More
Café 42 May Offer
Thu 27 Apr 2017
Our monthly offer at Café 42 has been refreshed for May. Don't miss our special offer on wraps!
This month you can enjoy 10% off our tasty new wraps, available in two flavours:
Chicken Caesar Wrap - sliced roasted chicken breast, fresh lettuce and caesar dressing served in a flour tortilla.
Top cyclists to compete at Derby Arena
Mon 10 Apr 2017
Derby Arena will host its second Grand Prix competition on Saturday 26 August 2017. It follows Derby Arena’s first open event last year which attracted national standard riders and world champions to race.
This year’s Derby Arena Grand Prix is expected to be another afternoon of unmissable open rac... More
Top things to do at Derby Arena on a match day
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Are you looking for things to do before a DCFC football match at the Pride Park stadium? We have put a list together with top suggestions to keep you active and entertained.
Pop over to Café 42 to take advantage of the match day special offer. Don’t miss out on the amazing offer – ¼lb burger ... More
April gym challenge
Mon 3 Apr 2017
It's time for a new gym challenge and this month it is Powerlifting.
If you have a passion for powerlifting, this month’s challenge is for you! We are looking for a person who can lift the heaviest weight in bench, squat and deadlift. The record of the combined total achieved will be made comparab... More
Class of the month: BODYPUMP™
Fri 31 Mar 2017
This month’s class is BODYPUMP™.
In this Les Mills™ class weighted bars are used that will help you sculpt, tone and strengthen the entire body. This workout challenges all the major muscle groups by using exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls.
BODYPUMP™ alongside with great music and aw... More
Top things to do this Easter
Thu 23 Mar 2017
Derby Leisure & Culture has a packed schedule for families to enjoy over the Easter school holiday, which runs from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 23 April 2017.
We're offering half price racket sports between 8am and 4pm, giving families the chance to play a game of table tennis or badminton for h... More
Comic Relief Zumbathon at Derby Arena
Mon 20 Mar 2017
We are excited to be holding the Comic Relief Zumbathon at Derby Arena on Friday 24 March at 7pm – 8.30pm.
We would like to encourage each and every one of you to come along and take part in this fantastic activity for such a good cause.
Normal class booking procedures apply so you can either book... More
Additional fast track accreditation sessions
Fri 17 Mar 2017
Due to high demand we have arrange for additional Fast Track Accreditation sessions.
If you have cycling experience and want to get through the accreditation process quicker then Fast Track Accreditation sessions are for you. Our new fast track accreditation course is an intensive one day course, d... More
Mother's Day Offers
Mon 13 Mar 2017
We've some brilliant offers and ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 26 March.
We are currently offering a FREE one day gym pass for mums to use with their daughters or sons across our leisure centres - Springwood Leisure Centre, Derby Arena and Queen’s Leisure Centre. The offer a... More
Member of the month: Steve Johnson
Our this month's member of the month is Steve Johnson.
Steve is an incredibly loyal member of ours who has been using Derby Arena since we opened in March 2015, having trained at Springwood Leisure Centre before that.
Steve is dedicated to his training regime in the gym after receiving support f... More
It's Disabled Access Day!
Fri 10 Mar 2017
Disabled Access Day begins today, and this year the day has been extended across the weekend from
10 – 12 March as a way to create opportunities for people to try something new and celebrate good access.
This day is about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, such as tou... More
Server move affecting bookings
Wed 8 Mar 2017
Due to essential upgrade maintenance bookings will not be taken between Fri 10 - Sun 12 Mar at any of the Derby City Council Leisure Centres. Anyone wishing to book a class for this period can do so by calling or asking at facility receptions from Fri 3 to Thu 9 Mar.
Although we recognise that thi... More
Mother's Day - FREE 1 Day Gym Pass
Mon 6 Mar 2017
This offer has now expired, thank you very much for taking part in it.
Make sure you take advantage of our FREE 1 Day Gym Pass for you and your mum. You can bring your mum to the gym and enjoy a day of active fun together. This offer will be available on 19 March so come back then to claim your pas... More
Have your say
Thu 2 Mar 2017
Have your say!
We are currently running an online survey to gain your opinion on the services we provide at Derby Arena. Why not take this opportunity to let us know what you think?
You can find the survey here - we would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete it before Sunday ... More
Class of the month: Wattbikes
Fri 24 Feb 2017
Welcome to our new blog feature - Class of the Month!
This month's class is Wattbikes.
Wattbike classes have been popular throughout January and February and we would love to see some new faces!
Due to the nature of the class, it draws a varied and diverse following, which is great as a group en... More
Gold for Derby Arena riders
Tue 21 Feb 2017
A big well done is in order for riders from Derby Arena! They won gold at the HSBC UK National Track Championships.
Dan Bigham, Jacob Tipper, Charlie Tanfield and Jonathan Wale won gold in the mens team pursuit.
Dan also won individual pursuit and kilo titles and Jacob Tipper Silver in the mens p... More
Great offer: FREE 5 day pass
Thu 16 Feb 2017
This offer is now expired.
Fantastic news - our FREE 5 day pass is back again! Try our facilities for FREE for 5 consecutive days without the need of committing to a membership.
What facilities will I be able to use with my 5 day pass?
Make sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer and use ... More
JUST ON SALE: King of Pop at Derby Arena
Tue 14 Feb 2017
Derby LIVE is proud to announce that King of Pop featuring Jennifer Batten and starring the world’s leading Michael Jackson tribute, Navi, will be visiting Derby Arena on Fri 12 May!
Featuring Michael’s own iconic guitarist Jennifer Batten, Jennifer was Michael’s "right-hand woman" on three sell-ou... More
Class of the week: Clubbercise®
Fri 10 Feb 2017
This week's class is Clubbercise® classes at Derby Arena.
When do Clubbercise® sessions take place?
Clubbercise® sessions take place on Mondays at 7pm. They have seemed to be very popular classes so you will need to book quick to get your place. Take a look at our website to find out more.
How lo... More
HSBC UK National Omnium Championship success
Tue 7 Feb 2017
Thank you very much each and every one who was part of the HSBC National Omnium Championships at Derby Arena on Saturday 4 February. It was great to see the Arena buzzing with cycling enthusiasts and other excited spectators.
We would like to congratulate the Omnium medal winners:
Gold - M... More
Valentine's Day: FREE 1 day gym pass
Mon 6 Feb 2017
This opportunity has now expired.
St Valentine's Day is all about love and sharing. Take this opportunity to treat your loved one to a FREE 1 day gym pass.
This February we're offering you a FREE one day pass to use across our leisure facilities. Going to the gym will help you develop good habits ... More
Class of the week: Wattbike sessions
Fri 3 Feb 2017
This week's class is Wattbike classes at Derby Arena.
When do Wattbike sessions take place?
Wattbike sessions take place on most days throughout the week, with morning and evening sessions. Take a look at our website to find out more.
How long is the class?
This class lasts for 45 mins.
What ar... More
Half term events at Derby Arena
Tue 31 Jan 2017
February half term is fast approaching, and we have some great activities planned to keep the whole family entertained!
Our half price racket sports offer allows you to book a table tennis or badminton court for half price. This is a great chance to get your friends or family together for a fun gam... More
February Gym Challenge
Mon 30 Jan 2017
Up your motivation and join us for the February Gym Challenge!
This month's challenge is perfect for cyclists - it's the Ramp Test.
We invite you to complete a sub-maximal Ramp Test on any Wattbike for this month's challenge. Your results in watts will be entered onto our leaderboard and will prov... More
Gym Class of the Week - BODYCOMBAT™
Fri 27 Jan 2017
This week's class is BODYCOMBAT™ at Derby Arena.
When does BODYCOMBAT™ take place?
BODYCOMBAT™ classes take place on Monday at 6pm, Wednesday at 7pm, Friday at 9.30am and Saturday at 10.30am.
How long is the class?
This class lasts for one hour.
What are the benefits of BODYCOMBAT™?
My favouri... More
Rio gold medallists to compete at Derby Arena
Thu 26 Jan 2017
The riders have been announced for the National Omnium Championship, and we are excited to let you know that Katie Archibald MBE and Elinor Barker MBE will be taking part.
The Rio gold medallists will be aiming to take the national Omnium title at the Championships being held on Saturday 4 Februar... More
Your guide to the National Omnium Championships
Wed 25 Jan 2017
With just over a week to go, we're all very excited for the HSBC UK National Omnium Championships here at the Arena! But with the different event names and classifications, it can seem a little overwhelming. We've put together this handy guide to help you gain an understanding before you head to the... More
Book your induction online
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Are you new to the gym and want a helping hand to get you started? Thinking of joining but unsure of how to begin your journey? Or just looking for some help in getting your routine right for you?
You can now book an appointment online to start your journey to better health and fitness! Individuall... More
Derby riders wow in Wales!
Mon 23 Jan 2017
Congratulations to the Derby based riders who travelled to take part in the Welsh National Madison on Sunday 8 January and the Welsh National Track Champs Saturday 14 January and Sunday 15 January.
All riders rode exceptionally well and Phil Kilpatrick, Will Perrett and Dan Bingham all podiumed, wi... More
Gym Class of the Week - Spring Box
Fri 20 Jan 2017
This week's class is Spring Box at Springwood Leisure Centre.
When does Spring Box take place?
Spring Box classes are held every Thursday 5.45pm.
How long is the class?
This class lasts for 30 minutes.
What are the benefits of Spring Box?
Spring Box was a short but fun session, which I enjoyed... More
Les Mills Launch Success
Thu 19 Jan 2017
Thank you to everybody who attended the Les Mills launch event on Saturday 14 January!
It was a fun filled morning of routines with dance, weights and group exercise all included to give eager attendees a brilliant work out.
There were three high-energy classes on offer:
December Member of the Month
Mon 16 Jan 2017
Congratulations to Stephanie Wong - our Member of the Month for December!
Stephanie is an inspiration when it comes to her gym habits, and the Arena staff think she deserves a shout out to motivate her and other people.
"Before Stephanie started her journey at Derby Arena Steph used our other cou... More
Gym Class of the Week - HIIT/Insanity
Fri 13 Jan 2017
This week's class is HIIT/Insanity at Derby Arena.
When does HIIT/Insanity take place?
HIIT/Insanity classes are held every Monday at 10.30am.
How long is the class?
This class lasts for 1 hour.
What are the benefits of HIIT/Insanity?
There are a number of things I really enjoyed about this cl... More
Brilliant volunteering opportunity for British Cycling Omnium
Wed 11 Jan 2017
Are you interested in track cycling? Or looking for experience in events? We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out at the HSBC UK National Omnium Championships.
This is a great opportunity to get some volunteering experience whilst being part of a brilliant event, which is set to be huge... More
Gym Class of the Week - Yoga
Fri 6 Jan 2017
Throughout January we will be trying out gym classes and reporting back to you about our Class of the Week.
This week's class is Yoga at Derby Arena.
When does yoga take place?
Yoga is held every Thursday at 7.30pm.
How long is the class?
This class is 1 hour long.
What are the benefits of yog... More
Fast track accreditation is now available!
Thu 5 Jan 2017
Do you have track cycling experience? Would you like to earn your accreditation as soon as possible? Our new fast track accreditation course is an intensive one day course, designed to help you earn your accreditation quickly.
The course will be held over one day and broken down into two blocks of ... More
January Gym Challenge
Fri 23 Dec 2016
Get ready for the January Gym Challenge...
Start the new year off with a bang, and join us for the next exciting gym challenge - designed to motivate you and welcome you back into your exercise routine.
The challenge for January is for all Derby Arena gym-goers to collectively burn 3million calori... More
Lee Valley Open Track
Wed 21 Dec 2016
The latest cycling news is that Derby Arena based riders dominated the Advanced and intermediate groups at Lee Valley open track meet on Sat 17 December.
Dan Boultby (Intermediate) and Ian Upcott (Advanced) both finished first and second in the scratch and points races.
Will Perrett and Tom Ward c... More
4 month membership for as little as £80.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
Please note this offer has now expired.
Now is the best time to set goals for the New Year. Summer bodies are made in winter so dig deep and stay committed with your health and fitness regime. We aren't saying it will be an easy journey but it's one that you will be thankful for. A decision of beco... More
Cinderella opens to great reviews
Wed 14 Dec 2016
Cinderella, our all star traditional family pantomime, has opened to great reviews from audiences and press alike. Starring TV, Westend and comedy star Richard Blackwood as Buttons, Eilish O'Carroll (Mrs Brown's Boys) as the Fairy Godmammy, and Lloyd Warbey (Art Attack) as Dandini, the classic tale ... More
Derby Arena Track League Winners
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Meet the winners of the 2016 Track League!
Jack Escritt was the overall winner with Matthew Fostun 2nd and Andrew Magnier 3rd.
Joseph White won Group B and the rider with the most points in Group C was Simon Hopkins.
It was very close in Group D, the women only group with Tiffany Fletcher final... More
Gift vouchers for Christmas
Fri 9 Dec 2016
Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for your family and friends? We might have just what you're looking for!
With the wide range of gift vouchers we have available, you're sure to find the right one for somebody special in your life.
We currently sell the following vouchers:
An introducti... More
Cinderella Special Offer
Thu 8 Dec 2016
We are offering Health & Fitness Members and Leisure Card holders 15% off the price of tickets for our pantomime this year. Cinderella, starring Richard Blackwood, Eilish O'Carroll and Lloyd Warbey, will be running at Derby Arena until Tue 3 Jan.
Dates available are:
Tue 6 Dec, 2pm
Sat 10 Dec... More
JUST ON SALE: Be our guest for Beauty and the Beast next Christmas
Tue 6 Dec 2016
Be our guest for Christmas 2017 and join us, with a star-studded cast at Derby Arena, for traditional family pantomime, as we follow the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.
Will love conquer evil and break the witch’s spell?
A trip to the pantomime is sure to get the family into the Christmas sp... More
November Member of the Month
Congratulations to Donald Trentham - our Member of the Month for November!
Donald has been working very hard, and the staff at Derby Arena think he deserves recognition for his efforts. They had this to say:
"Before Donald started his fitness journey 18 months ago he was apprehensive about steppin... More
National Omnium Championship 2017
Mon 5 Dec 2016
The British Cycling National Omnium Championship & National Sprinters meet will consist of qualification and heats. Both events will have separate competitions for male and female riders.The omnium will be made up of 4 events and is disputed over a single day held under British Cycling and UCI r... More
Les Mills Launch Event
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Make space in your diary, as our next Les Mills launch date has been confirmed!
On Sat 14 Jan we will be holding 3 classes, that will each be an hour long. The times and classes are as follows:
9.30 - BodyPump™
10.30 - BodyAttack™
11.30 - BodyCombat™
Each class is meant to help you relea... More
Arena Free 5 Day Pass
Thu 1 Dec 2016
From Thursday 1 December, you'll be able to train at Derby Arena for free with our 5 day gym pass. Take advantage of this brilliant offer to trial our gym and exercise facilities without having to commit to a membership.
Try out our state-of-the-art Technogym fitness equipment and see if the gym is... More
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Our December Gym Challenge has been announced! We're looking for speedy runners to show us their skills...
What is the challenge?
Think you can break the 4 minute mile? We have seen some huge achievements across the gym challenges this year and now in the race up to Christmas, we are looking for t... More
Café 42 December Offer
Tue 29 Nov 2016
We have some great offers available throughout December at Café 42. Try a festive Costa drink or hot roast turkey roll with cranberry sauce and stuffing! Perfect as a winter warmer.
For more information about Café 42, take a look at our Food and Drink page. More
Success at BUCS Track Cycling Event
Mon 28 Nov 2016
19 and 20 Nov saw over 200 students arrive in Manchester for the BUCS Track Cycling Championship, and the winners have been training hard at Derby Arena.
The British Univeristies and Colleges Sport delivers over 50 sports for students in higher education all over the UK.
Track cycling has become v... More
Don't miss out on our Black Friday offer
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Black Friday has come early this year with our amazing gym, group exercise and swim half price membership offer for only £57.
This 3 month membership offer is available between Thursday 24 November and Sunday 27 November only.
As part of the offer you will be entitled to use our gyms, swimming p... More
Derby Arena Youth Track League
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Over 100 Youth Riders registered to race at Derby Arena for the very first Youth Track League and it was a great success.
The excellent riding standards displayed clearly reflected the hard work put in by coaches and riders alike, as they have spent the last year and a half developing their track s... More
World's Greatest Elvis is coming to Derby Arena
Exciting news! Direct from the USA - the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time, Shawn Klush, is bringing his incredible show to the Derby Arena on Thursday 11 May.
The lavish production also features Elvis Presley’s original band members The Sweet Inspirations who toured with Elv... More
October Member of the Month
Fri 11 Nov 2016
We are running a new feature at Derby Arena, where we celebrate the achievements of our dedicated gym-goers. Our first member of the month has been chosen!
October's Member of the Month is Aaron Patrick. Here's what Derby Arena's gym staff had to say about his fitness journey...
"Since starting hi... More
Catfish and the Bottlemen play to a sell-out crowd at Derby Arena
Tue 8 Nov 2016
The Brit Award winners took centre stage at Derby Arena on Saturday 5 November to start their UK tour. This was certainly a gig that excited and wowed the fans. Support act Canadian alternative rock band, July Talk was well received, putting everyone in the mood for what was to come.
When Catfish ... More
Mon 7 Nov 2016
Take a look at our Christmas opening timetable to see what facilities will be available to you throughout the festive season.
Queens Leisure Centre
Springwood Leisure Centre
Monday 19 December
Gym clos... More
Support act for Catfish and Bottlemen announced
Wed 2 Nov 2016
Toronto five-piece July Talk have been announced as main support for the Catfish And The Bottlemen’s sold-out UK tour this November.
Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Touch, July Talk have been chosen by Catfish And The Bottlemen to join them as sole support on their triumph... More
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Are you ready to take part in November's gym challenge? We are looking for fitness fanatics excited to get involved in this month's exciting programme.
What is the challenge?
This month's challenge is all about speed - the fastest male and female runner to complete a 5km distance run will win two ... More
Train through winter with our FREE 5 day pass
Mon 31 Oct 2016
From Tuesday 1 November, you can start your winter taining here at Derby Arena for free with our 5 day pass! You can try-out either of our 3 gyms for FREE over a 5 day period, including the gym, group exercise and swim facilities available at either:
Derby Arena on Pride Park
Springwood Leisure ... More
Halloween 1 day gym pass
Fri 21 Oct 2016
Don't get spooked away, take advantage of our 1 day gym pass instead.
This Halloween we're offering you a FREE one day pass to use across our leisure facilities. Going to the gym will help you develop good habits and will also help you get fit and healthy. With this FREE pass you will be able to tr... More
Check out Derby Leisure and Culture's first family guide
Wed 19 Oct 2016
We are extremely excited to present you with the first edition of Family Fun in Derby, out first family guide. This Autumn edition is packed full of ideas for what to do with the kids in Derby throughout October, November and December across the City Council's leisure and cultural facilities.
Make ... More
90's Legends Rock Derby Arena!
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Music legends Happy Mondays, The Bluetones and Cast thrilled at Derby Arena as they played to the masses on Saturday evening. Gig goers were treated to a festival experience with local bands The Herron Brothers, Frank and Starwheel performing in the bar area before the gig and between the main acts.... More
Adam Peaty awarded Freedom of the City
Mon 10 Oct 2016
On Sunday 9 October, ICON Athlete Adam Peaty was awarded with the Freedom of the City at the reception outside the ceremonial entrance of the Council House.
The presentation began with acknowledgements to the City of Derby Swimming Club, including presentations to coach Mel Marshall and Paralympian... More
Cast to play Derby Arena along with Happy Mondays and The Bluetones
Fri 16 Sep 2016
We're excited to announce that pedigree Britpop legends Cast are set to play at Derby Arena alongside English rock giants Happy Mondays and The Bluetones.
This unique one-off gig is taking place at Derby Arena on Saturday 15 October as part of Derby County Football Club’s former Captain Shaun Barke... More
Check out the new track cycling progrmame
Thu 8 Sep 2016
We are delighted to see that track cycling bookings have gone up by 60% following Team GB's huge success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games! We strive to keep providing exciting opportunities for new, eager cyclists and those accredited riders who want to develop their track cycling skills and tactics fo... More
September gym challenge
Thu 1 Sep 2016
It’s that time again when a new gym challenge is announced. I hope you are excited to push yourself further and give this gym challenge a go. This month’s gym challenge has been inspired by the Paralympic Games – GB Powerlifting.
What is the challenge?
This month’s challenge is powerlifting – reco... More
Additional track sessions
Tue 30 Aug 2016
With the Masters World Championships taking place between Sat 1 – Sat 8 October in Manchester we are adding additional sessions to the programme for our track cyclists to enjoy. If you are looking for extra sessions to challenge you and teach you new skills then this is an opportunity not to be miss... More
Inspired by Rio sessions at Derby Arena
Tue 23 Aug 2016
Are you inspired by the Olympics to give track cycling, badminton or table tennis a go? Then now is your chance.
We would like to invite you to come and try one of the sessions out for yourself.
There are two sessions available taking place on Saturday 27 August at 7pm and 8pm as pa... More
Use your Olympic inspiration to celebrate your local sporting heroes
Fri 19 Aug 2016
We hope you have enjoyed watching the Olympics as much as we have over the past two weeks. Now we encourage you to use your inspiration to celebrate the best of local sport here in Derby.
Derbyshire Sport and the county’s local authorities are on the look-out for home grown starlets to enter the 20... More
Introducing our new autumn What’s On Guide
Fri 12 Aug 2016
Hot off the press this week is the brand new Derby LIVE Oct – Dec 2016 What’s On Guide. This new guide is chock-a-block with tons of events for the whole family. Highlights include the 10th Derby Folk Festival which takes place at various venues around the city. The diversity of talented performers ... More
Get into the Olympic spirit at Derby Arena
Wed 10 Aug 2016
Don your team colours and get into the Olympics spirit at our many events taking place at Derby Arena. Following on from the opening ceremony on Friday, we are excited to bring a variety of exciting sports to our infield for Olympic special events.
Kicking off with a Table Tennis Olympic Special on... More
Markeaton Park goes from strength to strength
Mon 8 Aug 2016
It’s been twelve months since Markearton Park re-opened following a £3.5 million refurbishment and the feedback has been very positive, with more people enjoying the park than ever before.
The renovated craft village at the heart of the park is now fully occupied by a range of talented crafters and... More
Calling all budding dancers…
Tue 2 Aug 2016
The producers of this year’s pantomime, Paul Holman Associates are looking for young female dancers aged between 9 and 12 years to star in Cinderella which will be staged at Derby Arena from Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 – Tuesday 3 Jan 2017. Dance auditions will take place on Sunday 11 September at the Arena.... More
10 fun things to do with the kids this summer in Derby
Mon 1 Aug 2016
1) Spy Camp – a fun morning filled with missions, intrigue and the best secret agent training. All budding 007’s will defuse bombs, fire rockets, blast targets and solve puzzles – cool!
Springwood Leisure Centre, Mon 1, 8, 15 & 22 Aug, 9am – 12noon.Ages: 8 to 11 years Session costs £7.95
2) Be... More
Success for Derby Arena cyclists at national cycling event
Thu 21 Jul 2016
A group of cyclists who regularly train at Derby Arena took part in the British Cycling National Masters Track Championships 2016 that took place on the 1 – 3 July. The event was held at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport.
The Masters is well known amateur cycling event with winners earning a ... More
Blog: On the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon finish line
Over 500 competitors took part in the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, which took place at Markeaton Park last Sunday. We have followed Derby City Council gym-goer in his journey to completing his first sprint triathlon.
"In the week build up to race day, I was torn between resting to recover from ... More
Fun in the Sun in Derby's Parks
Mon 18 Jul 2016
As a mini heatwave sweeps across the UK temperatures are set to soar with Tuesday being the hottest day of the year so far! Temperatures are expected to reach 29/30°! We are expecting a busy day across Derby’s parks and especially at Markeaton Park which is a great place to visit on a sunny day! Ma... More
Happy Mondays + The Bluetones to play Derby Arena
We're excited to announce a unique one off gig to take place at Derby Arena this autumn, from Derby LIVE and SB5. The alternative rock band the Happy Mondays and indie band The Bluetones will be performing at a special concert at Derby Arena on Saturday 15 October as part of Derby County Football C... More
Summer Holiday Activities
Thu 7 Jul 2016
We’ve got stacks of things to keep the kids entertained this summer. Here’s a selection of what is happening across Derby city between Sunday the 24th July and Sunday the 4th September.
Unleash your adventurous side at Springwood Leisure Centre
Aspiring James Bonds and MI5 agents alike will be abl... More
Race date approaches: The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Tue 28 Jun 2016
With two and a half weeks left until the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, our Derby City Council gym-goer shares his experience in preparing for his first sprint triathlon.
"The past four months have proved to be a fun and exciting challenge, one that has opened up my eyes to new challenges and to ... More
Queen's Leisure Centre is back open
Mon 20 Jun 2016
We are excited to announce that our friends over at Queen's leisure centre opened their doors once again today.
We would like to remind our customers that they can take advantage of the gym and group exercise classes that are available at Queen's leisure centre and can use the pool once again if y... More
Professor Brian Cox Live extends his UK and Ireland tour
Fri 17 Jun 2016
Due to phenomenal demand, Professor Brian Cox OBE has extended his hotly anticipated UK and Ireland tour, now coming to Derby Arena on Tuesday 9 May 2017.
Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist and a Royal Society University Research fellow. He works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadr... More
New Classic Car & Retro Show at Derby Arena
Wed 15 Jun 2016
At 10am on Sunday the 10 July 2016 The Mayor of Derby and Retro Metal will be bringing the first ever Classic Car and Retro show to Derby Arena. The event promises to be a great day out for all the family and car enthusiasts.
There will be more than 300 classic cars, retro vehicles, vans, motorc... More
Treat your Dad this Father’s Day.
Tue 14 Jun 2016
This offer has now expired, thanks to everyone who registered for their free pass, we look forward to welcoming you to the gym soon.
This Father’s Day we're offering you and your Dad a free one day pass to try out any of our gyms across Derby. Going to the gym is a great way to spend quality time... More
Derby Arena to Host First Track Open Competition
Fri 10 Jun 2016
In July, we invite you to come and witness the thrill of the track and join the party atmosphere as we host our first open track cycling competition, taking place on Saturday 9 July.
National-standard track cyclists will compete in a range of events including a scratch, points, elimination and a 10... More
Blog: Preparations for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Tue 7 Jun 2016
Derby City Council gym-goer shares his final preparations for The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, happening on Sunday 17 July.
"With just under six weeks left to go, I am pleased with my preparations in the gym and attempting to master the transition from the bike onto the treadmill, which I was t... More
Catfish & the Bottlemen announce UK tour - opening at Derby Arena in November
Tue 31 May 2016
Head to catfishandthebottlemen.com for more details.
Catfish and the Bottlemen are: Van McCann (vocals/guitar), Johnny Bond (guitar), Benji Blakeaway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
Last weekend the band thrilled the masses on the main stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and are now on their North America... More
Star cast announced for Cinderella
Fri 20 May 2016
We're excited to announce three fantastic cast members to star in our panto this year's panto Cinderella. TV star of EastEnders, West End actor and comedian, RICHARD BLACKWOOD will be playing the role of Buttons. EILISH O'CARROLL, star of Mrs Brown's Boys in which she plays the character Winnie McGo... More
Tim Moore is bringing his book to Derby Arena
Fri 6 May 2016
After a truly successful first year, Derby Book Festival will return with a compelling line-up of international talent, inspiring authors and with over 70 events for everyone to enjoy.
The Festival’s programme includes author talks, discussions, theatre performances, poetry readings, workshops for ... More
Derby Arena team member to take part in Derby 2 Skegness
Wed 27 Apr 2016
With the Derby 2 Skegness charity cycle ride fast approaching our staff member Steve Jones has signed-up to take part and help raise awareness for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre.
The 100 mile ride to Skegness is taking place on Sat 14 May with the riders arriving at Derby Arena at 7am to star... More
Blog: A new challenge - The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Thu 21 Apr 2016
Derby City Council gym-goer continues to share the experience of using the council gym facilities to train for a new challenge, The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon.
"Just as planned, I finally managed to sign up for a new challenge, a sprint Triathlon taking place at Markeaton Park on Sunday 17 Ju... More
Join Cycle Derby for a ride during the Summer holidays
Thu 14 Apr 2016
Cycle Derby is running a range of cycling activities during the School Summer Holidays and we are excited to be taking part through hosting two sessions at Derby Arena.
On 31 May there will be a morning session that will take place outdoors, which will be followed by an afternoon session on the tra... More
Livewell proud to work with the One You campaign
Fri 8 Apr 2016
Public Health England are a month into their One You campaign, aimed at middle aged adults to make changes to their daily lifestyle with the vision of avoiding future diseases and complications that are caused by modern day lifestyles.
Derby City Council are proud to be working alongside this campa... More
Track2Tokyo 2020 at Derby Arena
Thu 24 Mar 2016
British Cycling's #TRACK2TOKYO talent ID campaign is coming to Derby Arena for the first phase of its assessments on Sat 2 And Sun 3 July and again on 29 and 30 Oct.
#TRACK2TOKYO is nationwide search for the next generation of Paralympic tack and road cyclist with the potential to become part of th... More
Easter Holidays activities
Wed 23 Mar 2016
There are loads of activities planned for you and your family at Derby Arena and other Derby City Council leisure facilities during the Easter holidays.
With an action packed programme of events, from bouncy castles to high ropes and track cycling for the energetic and thrill seekers, right through... More
Derby Arena Celebrates First Year
Fri 18 Mar 2016
All of us at Derby Arena are delighted to be celebrating our first year. And what a year it has been. These are just some of the figures from our first 12 months, over 100,000 gym and exercise attendances, 14,000 track cycling attendances, 1700 gym members and 3800 track cycling members. The track h... More
Quality time together on Mother's Day
Wed 24 Feb 2016
We are looking forward to spending some quality time with our motherly figures next Sunday and we would love to share our ideas on things to do for those we love.
Try some family bonding outside the living room and invite your mum to have a go at cycling on the brand-new Velodrome track at Derby Ar... More
First timer shares experience of riding on our track
Mon 22 Feb 2016
Livewell and Derby County's Active Supporters Programme
Fri 19 Feb 2016
Police Sport UK Track Championships
Thu 11 Feb 2016
On Saturday 20 February, the top riders from Police forces across the UK will visit Derby Arena to go head-to-head in an exciting day of competition at the inaugural Police Sport UK Track Championships.
The event organiser, Alan Davies, admits to his huge passion for cycling, especially track raci... More
Half Term Activities For All the Family
Tue 9 Feb 2016
This half term we have a range of fantastic activities to enjoy from, Family Track Cycling Sessions to exploring the newly refurbished craft village and play centre at Markeaton Park.
At Derby Arena we will be running Family Track Cycling Sessions where people can come down and hav... More
Blue Peter at Derby Arena
Thu 4 Feb 2016
CBBC Blue Peter presenters Barney and Radzi have been training at Derby Arena ahead of their Sport Relief cycling challenge, to go head-to-head at the final round of the Revolution Track Cycling series.
The Challenge began in November 2015, when Barney and Radzi started to train for the event and g... More
Blog: Good habits and picking up rackets
Wed 3 Feb 2016
Derby City Council gym-goer shares his experience on choosing and using the gym to fit around work and other sporting committments.
"After finishing university and moving back home, I knew it was time to pick up good habits once again. The resounding echoes of friends and colleagues telling me ho... More
New Track League Season at the Arena
Thu 28 Jan 2016
Following the success of the first track season last year over 200 riders have registered to take part in the upcoming season which began on Tues 19 Jan.
The league is split into four different categories A, B, C and D, with a record number or riders signing up for the first session of the season. ... More
Les Mills BODYJAM the newest addition to our timetable
Wed 27 Jan 2016
The newest addition to our timetable is the BODYJAM™ group fitness classes, which is a new dance fitness programme from LesMills.
Our new group exercise timetable started on Monday 18 January and is jam-packed with new and exciting classes that will provide you with the variety and motivation you n... More
I Can You Can Success stories
Fri 22 Jan 2016
As part of the I Can You Can initiative our customers have been talking about their journey to improve their lives through exercise at Derby Arena and other City Council leisure facilities.
The I Can You Can campaign, aims to inspire people in Derby to be active. Be it to lose weight, improve their... More
New group exercise and cycling timetables go live on Mon 18 Jan
Fri 15 Jan 2016
Our new cycling, fast classes and group exercise timetable are starting on Monday 18 January. These are jam-packed with new and exciting classes that will provide you with the variety and motivation you need to reach your goals in 2016.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone up or improve your ... More
Join Cycle Derby for a spin during Half Term
Thu 14 Jan 2016
Cycle Derby are running a range of cycling activities during the School Half Term break and we are excited to be taking part through hosting two sessions at Derby Arena on Tues 19 Feb.
There will be a morning session that will take place outdoors, which will be followed by an afternoon session on ... More
First-timer shares experience of riding the track
Tue 12 Jan 2016
A keen cyclist shared her experience of the first time on Derby Arena's velodrome track, recalling the thoroughly exhilirating experience that the Derby Rider session has to offer.
Here is what the blog post on the Visit Derby website, entitled 'Riding in the tracks of Sir Bradley Wiggins', had to ... More
Aladdin a roaring success
Wed 6 Jan 2016
More than 30,000 of you came to see our Pantomime Aladdin with the all-star cast of Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton, ex-TOWIE star Dan Osborne, 5ives Ritchie Neville, Richard David-Caine and Joseph Elliott from Cbeebies Swashbuckle and comedian Mike McClean.
Aladdin was also the highlight of the f... More
Behind the Scenes Training with Dan Osborne
Mon 4 Jan 2016
While staring as the Genie in Aladdin Dan Osborne gave us a unique insight into his training at the state of the art Derby Arena gym.
The former The Only Way is Essex star and model used the Derby Arena gym during the production run. He recently launched his new calendar and has been busy on his Da... More
Start the New Year as you mean to go on by joining our gym
Wed 23 Dec 2015
Start your New Year's resolution early this year by joining Derby Arena with access to all of Derby Council's leisure facilities from as little as £30 a month.
There are plenty of exciting activities taking place in the New Year to help support you to reach your fitness goals or try out something ... More
Christmas opening hours and programmes sport and health & fitness activities
Fri 18 Dec 2015
Christmas opening hours for sporting activities
Thursday 24 Dec
7am - 7pm
Friday 25 Dec
Saturday 26 Dec
Closed for sporting activities
Sunday 27 Dec
7am - 7pm
Monday 28 Dec
7am - 7pm
Tuesday 29 Dec
7am - 7pm
Wednesday 30 Dec
7am - 7pm
Thursday ... More
Panto returns to Derby Arena in 2016 with Cinderella
Mon 7 Dec 2015
We are excited to announce that next year we will be hosting the most popular and magical fairy tale, Cinderella. With performances of Aladdin opening today and tickets already on sale for Cinderella it is never too early to book.Cinderella will be on stage from Tuesday 6 December 2016 until Monday ... More
Arena Track League enjoys an exciting finale
Wed 2 Dec 2015
The 2015 Derby Arena Track League has come to an exciting finale with a number of impressive results.
In the A grade in third place was Alex Minting (Neon-Velo), second was Sam Lowe (Team Raleigh GAC) and first Will Perrett (Heanor Clarion).In the B grade third went to David Wallwin (Belper BC) , ... More
Corporate packages at Derby Arena
Tue 10 Nov 2015
Are you looking for a space for your upcoming event, conference, meeting or a corporate party or a unique and exhilarating team-building activity for an away-day?
Derby Arena is an incredibly flexible space making an ideal venue for a wide range of activities and events. Events of all scales can b... More
Gift vouchers for any occasion
Wed 4 Nov 2015
Buying presents for your friends and family can sometimes be tricky. Our gift vouchers will make a perfect present whatever the occasion and will encourage staying fit and healthy. With the wide range of gift vouchers available there is something available for everyone.
We currently sell the follow... More
Arriva announce new bus timetable
Mon 2 Nov 2015
Derby Arena has become more accessible to customers thanks to a new bus timetable introduced by Arriva buses.Arriva have replaced the D2 and D3 Park and Ride service with the more comprehensive 4, 4A and P&R buses. The new structure sees the number 4 servicing Alleton, the 4A covering the Derby ... More
Aladdin VIP night - meet the stars
Mon 19 Oct 2015
Derby LIVE and PHA is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an Aladdin VIP Night for theatre goers on Friday 11 December, 7pm at Derby Arena. Tickets are priced at £45.25 - £43.25 with concessions available and can be booked online or by calling the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800.
VIP ... More
Derby Arena will transform into a theatre for Aladdin
Wed 14 Oct 2015
For this year’s all-star family pantomime Aladdin, Derby LIVE will be transforming Derby Arena, creating a fantastic theatre within the Arena’s infield space. It will have a larger seating capacity and larger stage than any previous Derby pantomime venue.
Theatre goers coming to see Aladdin will fi... More
Winners of Derby City Sport Awards announced
Tue 13 Oct 2015
The winners of the 2015 Derby Sports Awards have been announced at a presentation that took place last night at Derby Arena. The awards celebrated a number of great achievements by Derby athletes and coaches.
This year Derby Sports Awards received many nominations that recognised the outstanding ac... More
October half term activities
Mon 12 Oct 2015
It is October half term in a couple of weeks’ time, which means that there will be a great variety of activities available for you to choose from. With activities taking place at Derby Arena, Springwood Leisure Centre, Queen’s Leisure Centre, Moorways Swimming pool and Markeaton park, you will be ab... More
GB Cycling team at Derby Arena
Thu 8 Oct 2015
The Great Britain Cycling Team has completed a two day training programme at Derby Arena in preparation for next week’s European Championships. Top athletes attending the session included Sir Bradley Wiggins and Dame Laura Trott as part of the Great Britain endurance team.
The two day session that ... More
New track cycling programme
Mon 5 Oct 2015
As of today we have a new track cycling programme available to all of the cycling lovers. Make sure to check out the new programme as there is something available for everyone.
We have introduced Derby Rider sessions that are designed as ‘have a go’ sessions for people who have never been on the tr... More
Derby Arena crowned Construction Project of the Year
Fri 2 Oct 2015
Derby Arena has been awarded Construction Project of the Year at the annual East Midlands Property Dinner. The award was in recognition of its unique nature and technical challenges.
The judges commented that it was "a wonderful piece of work on a wonderful development". The arena also stood out as... More
The Christmas panto trailer has landed!
Mon 28 Sep 2015
It's almost October and we're getting ever closer to Christmas, which means our pantomime Aladdin will be starting in no time at all! Although we've still got a couple of months to wait until it does take place at the new Derby Arena, we have just seen the official panto trailer!
The trailer featu... More
Share your testimonials with us
Wed 23 Sep 2015
We want to know how you are getting on with your gym programmes. Not only will it allow us to get to know our customers better but it will also be beneficial for the other customers. What can be better than inspiring and motivating others to get going and not give up?
Recently we received feedback ... More
Student membership deals
Mon 21 Sep 2015
Derby City Council has launched special student rates for its leisure facilities in a bid to boost academic performance and wellbeing. There are a range of memberships options on offer, which gives access to the three gyms and both swimming pools. Students can find out more and express their interes... More
New sessions at Derby Arena
Mon 14 Sep 2015
We are really excited to announce that there are a range of new sessions, including Battle Badminton, Indoor Long Bowls, Go Spike Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball sessions and Soccercise organised at the Arena that you could take part in. These new sessions are a great opportunity to try out someth... More
Derby Arena open weekend
Thu 10 Sep 2015
We are really excited to announce that we have organised a Derby Arena open weekend on Saturday 26 September and Sunday 27 September at 10am until 4pm. Both days will be jam packed with lots of activities and sessions to either take part in or spectate. You will have a great chance of having a go at... More
Give Kinesis One a go
Wed 9 Sep 2015
Kinesis One uses traditional movements, such as squats, lunges, chest press and rows, and makes them fun, easy to perform and allows the user to perform their own movements. This means Kinesis One is the perfect machine for people of all levels from beginners to advanced, whatever your fitness goal ... More
Extra track sessions added
Tue 8 Sep 2015
To ensure that our programme is varied and is suitable for everyone along with the veteran SQT and female only sessions we have added a couple of extra sessions to our programme.
Stage 2+ session
Based on rider feedback we have introduced a new session called Stage 2 Plus sessions, which have been... More
September gym challenge: Omnia
Tue 1 Sep 2015
Have you seen our Omnia equipment yet? Have you always wanted to have a go at using it but don’t quite know how?
Are you bored of repeating the same moves over and over again, and are looking at including new movements in your gym programme?
Do you want to challenge yourself and see great fitnes... More
Belinda Wileman - our first social media winner
Wed 26 Aug 2015
Belinda Wileman is our first social media winner of 3 months’ worth of full membership to entitle her to the use of the gym, group exercise classes and swimming pools. Belinda is a former Derby City Council employee, who now resides in South Derbyshire with her partner of 15 years.
Belinda’s passio... More
Additional Structured Quality Training (SQT) sessions added
Mon 24 Aug 2015
Derby Arena is hosting a range of Specific SQT sessions for accredited riders prior to the national championships. The sessions have an individual focus each week and will offer an opportunity to practice some essential skills which are not on offer in day to day sessions.
These SQT’s are open to a... More
Fantastic cardiovascular workout with the Cross-Trainer
Fri 21 Aug 2015
Cross- Trainer or Elliptical Exercise Machine is exercise equipment that combines movements of the stair stepper, treadmill and exercise bike all in one and therefore will help you work your upper and lower body at the same time. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Let’s look at the major benefits of the Cros... More
The Revolution Series was a huge success
Tue 18 Aug 2015
Last weekend, Fri 14 - Sun 16 Aug, saw the first major cycling event take place - the Revolution Series gave professional riders the chance to gain qualifications points for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the Derby crowds couldn't get enough of the top quality action.
On Friday night, highlights came fr... More
Have you tried BODYATTACK™ yet?
Fri 14 Aug 2015
BODYATTACK™ is a LesMills class that is high-energy fitness class with moves that are suitable for all ages and abilities. There is something for everyone from absolute beginners to fitness fanatics. BODYATTACK combines athletic movements, such as running, lunging and jumping with strengths exercise... More
The launch of our Christmas Panto
Thu 13 Aug 2015
The stars of our Christmas Panto – Aladdin met up for the first time yesterday for the Panto launch in Derby. The cast, including the real-life couple - Ritchie Neville as Aladdin and Natasha Hamilton as Slave of the Ring, Dan Osborne as the Genie, Leo Craig as the Dame and Mike McClean as Wishee Wa... More
Mark Cavendish confirmed for Revolution at Derby Arena
Mon 10 Aug 2015
It has been confirmed that Mark Cavendish be racing at Derby Arena this weekend (14 - 16 August) for the Revolution Series, by featuring in the Omnium and Madison. This UCI class 1 event has been sponsored by Sir Dave Brailsford and been designed to enable Cavendish and other British stars to target... More
The great benefits of using the rowing machine
Fri 7 Aug 2015
Rowing machine is beneficial for improving the overall fitness, health and wellbeing. The movement of it is supposed to mimic the benefits of true water-based rowing. People choose rowing as it is tough and it will take you through your paces and help you achieve your goals faster. Rowing will help ... More
Win tickets to Revolution Series
Tue 4 Aug 2015
We are excited to announce that there is a great opportunity of winning 3 pairs of standard tickets for the Saturday afternoon’s Revolution Series.
Please look out for tweets on our Twitter and posts on our Facebook for your chance to enter. They will specify what you need to do to enter the compet... More
Revolution Series update
Mon 3 Aug 2015
Revolution Series is only around the corner and we are getting more and more excited every day. This will be the first major event to be hosted at Derby Arena and it will also be an important opportunity for Team GB riders to gain qualification points ahead of Rio 2016.
Due to the large amount of h... More
Para-cycling session at Derby Arena
Fri 31 Jul 2015
We want to make cycling even more accessible to people by introducing Para-cycling sessions. Everyone can and should give track cycling a go as track cycling will make your workouts more varied. Cycling sessions won’t only be a fun and exciting way to keep fit and healthy but they will also provide ... More
Get stronger and leaner with Omnia
Omnia is the world’s most versatile functional training concept, providing space for varied group training activities for up to 8 people at one time. This piece of equipment is perfect for small group training, personal training and individual training. It offers more than the traditional strength t... More
Boxing event a knock out success
Mon 27 Jul 2015
Derby Arena hosted its first ever boxing event on Saturday 25 July exceeding all expectations. Around 2000 people attended the event to see Nick Blackwell fight Damon Jones for the British Middleweight title. Now the event organisers say they want to come back for more.
Mick Hennessy, Promoter said... More
British Cycling confirms a strong line-up for the Revolution Series
Thu 23 Jul 2015
British Cycling has confirmed its intention to have a full strength Great British Cycling Team for the first round of the Revolution Series, taking place at the Arena on 14 – 16 August.
The Revolution Series will be an important racing opportunity for the Great Britain Cycling Team in preparation f... More
The benefits of Wattbike sessions
Wattbikes are one of the best pieces of equipment ever made in the fitness industry. Therefore we are lucky to have a Wattbike studio and Wattbike classes here at the Arena.
These sessions don't only improve your wellbeing but they will also:
help you with weight loss (these sessions will help t... More
The Markeaton Park launch event
Wed 22 Jul 2015
You've probably heard by now that Markeaton Park has undergone refurbishments. The Mundy Play Centre has been modernised and new activities have been added, including Bouncy Castle, adventure playground and crazy golf.
The Craft Village and Orangery Café have both been refurbished and the new High ... More
Come and join us for Love Parks week
Tue 21 Jul 2015
Love Parks week is well underway and we're looking forward to celebrating Derby's parks this week, with a variety of events taking place at a park near you!
By coming along to one of the Love Parks events you will have the great opportunity of enjoying the following activities:
craft and nature... More
Footgolf at Markeaton Park is opening this weekend
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Footgolf has now been launched at Markeaton Park so be sure to come along this weekend and give it a go. Get your family and friends together and try out the latest craze, which replaces a golf ball with a football and a club with your own foot.
Footgolf is a great introduction to Markeaton Park an... More
Derby Sports Awards 2015 are now open
Building on the fantastic success of the 2014 Derby Sports Awards, the City will once again be promoting and celebrating our local sporting achievements. Nominations for the 2015 Derby Sports Awards opened on Tuesday 14 July, when members of the public can nominate their local sporting heroes by sim... More
Use your FREE 5 day pass until the end of August
Tue 14 Jul 2015
More than 800 people have now downloaded their FREE 5 day pass. Due to the high demand we have decided to extend it for another month, therefore you will be happy to find out that you will be able to use your 5 day passes up until the 31 August.
Having said that there is no reason for you not to be... More
All-star Christmas pantomime cast gets one better
Mon 13 Jul 2015
Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates are pleased to announce that former TOWIE star Dan Osborne will be joining the cast of the all-star traditional family pantomime, Aladdin at the new Derby Arena this Christmas.
Dan Osborne will star in the major role of Genie, using his phenomenal cosmic powers... More
Stay active this summer with our holiday programme
Thu 9 Jul 2015
It’s that time of year again when schools break up and everyone is looking forward to embracing the time off and having fun. This is the time of year when it is important to ensure your children are staying active and are not bored. To make sure they have an unforgettable time we have put a summer h... More
The big summer of netball to take place at Derby Arena
Tue 7 Jul 2015
For four Saturdays in August Derby Arena will host netball sessions open to women of all abilities over the age of 16. This will be a fun, social and non-competitive opportunity to get involved in sport as part of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, players are welcome to attend as many or as fe... More
Derby Arena Gym Challenge: Tour De France
Thu 2 Jul 2015
We would like to encourage all of our members to take part in our July’s gym challenge. Try something new and get involved for a chance to win prices. Challenges like this will motivate, inspire and encourage you to take yourself out of your comfort zone.
Summer is the best time to stay fit and hea... More
Derby Arena to host Disability Try It event
Wed 1 Jul 2015
There will be a Disability Try It event taking place at the Arena on Saturday 1 August at 9.30 – 12noon, where anyone ages 11 and over are invited to come over for a fun morning of disability sports.
This event is organised by Derby City Council’s Livewell service, Derby County Community Trust and ... More
This summer at Markeaton Park
Tue 30 Jun 2015
There are some exciting new things happening Markeaton Park this summer. We have plenty of shows and activities taking place, therefore we would like to encourage everyone to come down and enjoy some of the following…
Our Outdoor Theatre Season is about to commence, so if you’re a fan of outdoor th... More
Championship Boxing set to take place at Derby Arena
Thu 25 Jun 2015
Another major sporting event is set to take place at the new Derby Arena as A Night of Championship Boxing will take place on Sat 25 Jul.
Nick Blackwell will defend his British middleweight title against Damon Jones at Derby Arena, LIVE on Channel 5
New British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell... More
Sir Bradley Wiggins to race during Revolution Series at Derby Arena
Tue 23 Jun 2015
It has been confirmed today that Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Wiggins will be racing at the new Derby Arena as part of the upcoming Revolution series!
Team Wiggins will join the Revolution Elite Championship this season using the Series to fine tune their form ahead of the London World Track Champi... More
Ritchie Neville and Natasha Hamilton to star in Aladdin
Fri 19 Jun 2015
We're very excited to announce that 5ive’s Ritchie Neville and Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton are to join the cast of Derby’s biggest all- star traditional family pantomime, Aladdin, at the iconic Derby Arena this Christmas.
Ritchie Neville will take on the title role of hero Aladdin, as he goes ... More
National Standard Instructor (NSI) Cycle Training Course to take place at Derby Arena
Mon 15 Jun 2015
We are really excited to announce that there will be a British Cycling National Standard Instructor (NSI) cycle training course taking place at Derby Arena on 27 June, 28 June, 4 July and 5 July.
The course will last 4 days and will teach the national standards to all levels and it will include the... More
EHA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Handball to take place at Derby Arena
Tue 9 Jun 2015
England Handball is running a Level 1 course in handball coaching at Derby Arena on Sunday 2 August. This will be a great opportunity for handball players, volunteers, community coaches and everyone who is interested in gaining great knowledge on coaching handball.
As part of the course participant... More
Understanding food labels
Tue 2 Jun 2015
Congratulations if you have already joined us at Derby Arena and are hitting the gym on a regular basis. This alone means that you are already on the right track in achieving your fitness goals. Even better if you are also paying a closer look at what foods you are eating. Since food labels can be c... More
Revolution Series comes to Derby Arena
Wed 20 May 2015
We are really excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2015-2016 Revolution Series at the Arena between 14–16 August - an event which will see some of the best athletes competing.
The Revolution Series is the UK's leading interrelation track cycling competition and will be the first major cy... More
Do What You Want Live event is coming to Derby Arena
Tue 19 May 2015
The Do What You Want Live event will be taking place at Derby Arena on Thursday 28 May between the hours of 10am and 3.30pm. This year’s event is going to be even bigger and better than it has been previously with up to 150 organisations attending.
Do What You Want (DWYW) Live will be bringing you ... More
Get set for summer - download your FREE 5 day pass now
Mon 18 May 2015
The spring is in a full swing now, which means warmer weather and beach holidays. Start now and set yourself for summer. We have tried to make it easier for you by allowing you to use our Derby leisure facilities free of charge for consecutive 5 days.
To download the FREE 5 day pass please visit De... More
10 tips to a healthier you in time for summer
Mon 11 May 2015
Do you want to be fitter and healthier in time for the warmer and longer summer days? If so, why not have a look at the simple lifestyle tips below to help you take a step in the right direction:
Drink a glass of water each time you fancy a snack; chances are you may be thirsty and not hungry. A ... More
Exercise of the week using foam roller
Tue 5 May 2015
Why use it?
It is advised to use the roam roller for the benefit of muscular self-myofascial release. Myofascial tissue is a thin, strong and elastic connective tissue that extends throughout the human body, providing support and protection to the muscles and bones. This tissue will provide a stron... More
Team Derby beat Nottingham at Derby Arena
Tue 28 Apr 2015
Thanks to the successful NBL match that took place on 27 April at Derby Arena, Team Derby has managed to secure a place at the inaugural National Badminton League finals. Team Derby beat Nottingham 4-1 in their home game thanks to the singles wins for Rajiv Ouseph and Karin Schnaase, and doubles - D... More
British Cycling Youth Omnium Midlands Series to take place at Derby Arena
Thu 9 Apr 2015
We are excited to announce that the British Cycling Youth Omnium Series (Midlands) is going to take place at Derby Arena on Sunday 26 April between 10am and 5pm.
This cycling event is a round of the National Youth (for cyclists aged 16 and under) track racing series. The series consists of a number... More
Open weekend at Derby Arena
Mon 30 Mar 2015
Over the weekend of 28-29 March we welcomed more than 5400 people though our doors.
Everyone was welcome to come along, have a look around, watch demonstrations and give certain activities a go. Amongst the exciting activities on offer, Wattbike were on site offering taster sessions throughout the ... More
City athletes pick up ICON bursaries at Derby Arena
Wed 25 Mar 2015
The inspiring ICON event took place on Wednesday 25 March, where some of the most promising sports performers in Derby City were handed a share of £3,650 in grants from business network ICON to help them chase their dreams. The chosen 23 athletes were selected to receive a grant of up to £250 each, ... More
Olympic cycling gold medallist gives master class at Arena open weekend
Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion Joanna Rowsell MBE is set to cause a spin with a track cycling master class and Wattbike Showcase at our Open Weekend, taking place 28-29 March.
Visitors to the Open Weekend – the highlight of the 30 day ‘unwrapping Derby Arena’ programme – will be treated ... More
Team Derby's successful win over Milton Keynes
Tue 24 Mar 2015
Team Derby, University of Derby’s professional badminton team, led by their coach Donna Kellogg beat Milton Keynes 5:0 on Monday night at Derby Arena. This Team Derby’s first home match was televised live on Sky and ended with an amazing result.
Donna Kellogg, Derby’s triple Olympian, made a surpri... More
Nutritional tip of the day
Mon 23 Mar 2015
Hydration and Sugar
If you’re like the majority of people attending the gyms, then the main aim for you visiting the gym is to lose weight, feel better about yourself and your body. In this case hydration before, during and after your workout is key.
Even though drinking plenty of fluids is essent... More
Team GB’s most decorated female Paralympian to open Derby Arena
Tue 17 Mar 2015
Dame Sarah Storey, Great Britain’s most decorated Paralympian will officially open the iconic Derby Arena this Thursday in front of hundreds of local people and sporting stars Sir David Brailsford, Dani King MBE and swimmer Ross Davenport.
Dame Storey, the first elite cyclist to ride on the Arena’s... More
Unwrapping the Arena programme
Mon 16 Mar 2015
We’re thrilled to announce more details of our unwrapping the Arena programme.
From Friday 20 March, anyone can drop into the Arena* to visit the café and find out more about what’s on offer. The gym will be open to members and pay-as-you-go users (subject to an induction/familiarisation) from this... More
Derby Arena to open on 20 March
Thu 26 Feb 2015
We're thrilled to announce our opening on Friday 20 March, followed by a 30 days series of events to ‘unwrap’ the Arena.
The official opening will be marked with a special launch evening on Thursday 19 March, which will welcome hundreds of local people, as well as sporting and cultural celebrities ... More
Dame Sarah Storey training at Derby Arena
Tue 17 Feb 2015
Dame Sarah Storey, Great Britain's most decorated female Paralympian, has won 11 gold medals, and she is also a three-times British champion on the track, taking on able-bodied rivals. This road and track racing cyclist and former swimmer, is training at Derby Arena for an Hour Record attempt on 28 ... More
Iconic Arena wins the Brighter City of Derby award for best new build
Thu 12 Feb 2015
The iconic Derby Arena has won the Brighter City of Derby award for Best New Build of 2014.
Described as “bold, striking and ambitious”, the judges commented that the siting of this important sports and entertainment venue gives it a striking and imposing position next to the city’s football stadiu... More
Derby Arena to host BBC Ten Pieces concert
Mon 2 Feb 2015
We've secured a prestigious opportunity to host one of the BBC’s free Ten Pieces Schools Concerts, a classical concert performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, taking place on Friday 19 June.
Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture said:
“I am extremely pleased the iconi... More
NBL badminton match at Derby Arena
Thu 29 Jan 2015
Team Derby will host their first ever National Badminton League match versus Milton Keynes Badminton on Monday 23 March at Derby Arena. The University of Derby’s Team Derby is one of six university-based franchises starting out in the new league, which'll be televised by Sky Sports and will feature ... More
Jimmy Carr to headline Derby Comedy Festival at the Arena
Mon 22 Dec 2014
We're please to announce that Jimmy Carr will be performing at Derby Arena on 10 July as a headline act for the 2015 Derby Comedy Festival. Jimmy will be performing with his hit Funny Business show.
Funny Business is Jimmy's brand new stand up comdedy show. Audiences should come for the witty and i... More
Aladdin flying into Derby Arena for Christmas 2015
Fri 19 Dec 2014
We're happy to announce that Derby’s biggest all-star traditional family pantomime is set to make a welcome return. It'll be flying into the city’s new iconic Derby Arena for Christmas 2015.
After taking a year off due to Assembly Room closure, following a fire in March 2014, we're excited to annou... More
Derby Arena gym memberships now on sale
Mon 15 Dec 2014
Gym memberships for eagerly awaited Derby Arena have now gone on sale. Derby Arena, opening early this year, gym memberships start from £27 per month to be used at the state-of-the-art 150 station gym.
Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture said:
“We want to inspire peo... More
Work behind the scenes at Derby Arena underway
Wed 10 Dec 2014
We're delighted to announce that we've now appointed the senior management team.
Our management team is now made up of a Sport Business Manager, an Events and Operations Manager and a Health & Fitness Manager.
All of our new members of staff've now started and settled in their new roles. They ... More
Derby Arena to have state-of-the-art interactive gym
Fri 7 Nov 2014
The Arena is set to have a state-of-the-art gym powered by leading Wellness company, Technogym. Our members willl be able to work out on new interactive equipment, including the most advanced cardio consoles in the market.
Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture said:
Ceremonial handover of the much anticipated Derby Arena
Thu 23 Oct 2014
Today Derbyshire-based contractor Bowmer & Kirkland officially handed Derby Arena over to Derby City Council. The project was completed two months ahead of the schedule. The official handover marked an official end of the construction phase of this project, which was successfully delivered ahead... More
Do more for less with our new Leisure Card
Thu 2 Oct 2014
We introduced our new Leisure card on 1 October 2014. The Leisure Card provides discounted prices for the use of Derby City Council leisure facilities, including Derby Arena when it opens early in 2015.
As part of the new offer Derby residents will be entitled to a 20% discounts towards leisure fac... More
New Arena manager appointed
Tue 30 Sep 2014
Everyone at Derby Arena and Derby City Council is delighted to announce that Jayne Ludden has been appointed as the new General Manager of Derby Arena. Jayne Ludden will bring a wealth of experience in leisure industry. Jayne is starting her new role as General Manager in October 2014.
Before start... More
Watch the Arena's cycle track being laid
Tue 12 Aug 2014
As work on the Derby Arena continues, we’re excited to bring you the news that the centrepiece feature – the Velodrome cycle track - has been successfully completed. Over 6 weeks 265,000 nails and 26miles of Siberian Pine Forest Wood were laid according to a track designed by a specialist German tra... More
Bradley Wiggins to attempt world record at Derby Arena?
Sun 18 May 2014
After the Union Cycliste International announced it was to make changes to the ‘Hour Record’, British Gold Medalist and Tour de France 2012 winner Bradley Wiggins announced he would like to challenge the record, and where did he suggest he wants to have a good old go at it? Only at our very own Derb... More
New leisure facilities in Derby
Tue 17 Sep 2013
Derby’s Leisure Strategy will result in the most exciting and important changes to leisure facilities in Derby in the last 40 years. Not only will the new changes place Derby firmly on the sporting map but it will also provide people with high class facilities to be proud of.
Derby Arena is schedul... More
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