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World Record Beater Ashton Lambie welcomed to Derby and HUUB Wattbike
Mon 19 Nov 2018
American track cyclist and Individual World Record holder Ashton Lambie has been welcomed to Derby by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Frank Harwood
JUST ANNOUNCED: Comedy 'hero' returns to Derby Arena
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that Jimmy Carr will be returning to Derby Arena on Saturday 12 September 2020 as part of his Terribly Funny tour.
Just On Sale: Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner and Queen, and much more!
Tue 13 Nov 2018
More shows on sale for you!
Get your ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ fix live at Derby Arena
Fri 9 Nov 2018
Killer Queen comes to Derby
Derby Arena - Member Spotlight
Wed 31 Oct 2018
86 year old Derek Gascoyne tells us what he and fellow member Don love about Derby Arena
Bring a friend along to the gym
Mon 29 Oct 2018
Sat 24 and Sun 25 November bring your friend along to the gym for free!
Derby Active Christmas Opening Times 2018
Fri 26 Oct 2018
Christmas opening times for Queens Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Moorways Stadium and Derby Arena
Join the festivities in Derby this Christmas
Thu 25 Oct 2018
Derby is set for another Christmas festive spectacular this year, with seasonal fun for everyone over the festive season.
Derby Arena classes will go on!
Mon 22 Oct 2018
Our class programme will continue to run during the pantomime season in our heated marquee!
Olympic champs come out on top at Derby Arena
Tue 16 Oct 2018
For the first time Derby Arena hosted both the National Madison and Omnium championships in a single weekend.
Wed 10 Oct 2018
Derby Arena member Emma Watson takes us on her member journey
Find your Will Power this Stoptober with Livewell
Wed 3 Oct 2018
Ade quit smoking after meeting with advisor, Antony every fortnight at Derby Arena for support and carbon monoxide readings.
Top 10 ways for people over 50 to keep fit and active in Derby
Tue 2 Oct 2018
Our leisure centres have something to offer everyone, no matter the age or ability. Keeping fit and active is easy for people over 50 with these top 10 things to do at Derby Active facilities.
Family Fun this October Half Term!
Thu 27 Sep 2018
We've got plenty to keep you entertained this half term!
Bring a friend to the gym for free!
Time for you and a friend this September.
Olympic Champions signed up to race for national titles at Derby Arena
Wed 26 Sep 2018
Multiple Olympic champions are signed up to compete at Derby Arena this October for two national track cycling titles.
Mel & Mark Dobbins tell us why they love Derby Arena
Meet the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk!
Fri 21 Sep 2018
Meet the cast of this year's panto at Derby Arena
New Les Mills Class Launch
Mon 17 Sep 2018
New Les Mills Classes launch at Derby Arena on Saturday 6 October
10 ways to find Time For You this September
Mon 10 Sep 2018
As the weather cools, the nights draw in and we get back into the routine of work and the school run, why not take time out for you? Here are 10 ways to find time for you in Derby this September.
Time for You | Health and Fitness offer
Fri 31 Aug 2018
We're offering you 20 days of classes, gym and swim for just £10 throughout September with Derby Active.
What to expect from at the Madison and Omnium Championships
Thu 30 Aug 2018
Look forward to a weekend of great racing as British Cycling National Men's and Women's Madison and Omnium Championships come to Derby Arena
September Gym Challenge
Rowing World Championships
World famous Dreamboys are coming to Derby Arena
Tue 21 Aug 2018
We are excited to announce that The Dreamboys will be coming to Derby Arena on Saturday 29 June 2019 at 8pm. The sensational show is back in the UK by popular demand and tickets are now on sale priced from £24.50 – £39.50.
We want to hear from you about your infield experience!
Mon 13 Aug 2018
Join our customer forum to have your say on your experience of Derby Arena!
Can you grow the tallest beanstalk?
Fri 10 Aug 2018
Win a family ticket to see Jack and the Beanstalk by growing a GIANT beanstalk!
Top 10 picks for the August Bank Holiday
Thu 9 Aug 2018
The August bank holiday is coming up soon and we've picked our top ten things for families to get up to in Derby!
1. Atlantis Splash Run
On Saturday 25 August kids and adults alike can take on the Atlantis Splash Run inflatable challenge at Queen’s Leisure Centre! From 2:30pm or 3:45pm families ca...
Get ready for the ultimate King of Pop
Mon 6 Aug 2018
Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Michael starring Ben - the jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson is coming to Derby Arena on Friday 18 October 2019.
Top 5 benefits of exercise in Derby
Thu 2 Aug 2018
As it’s already over half way through the year, now is a good time to review your lifestyle and make some positive changes to benefit your health and wellbeing. Many of us have goals which involve being more active and the challenge can be how to stay motivated and maintain the momentum. With this in mind, here are five top benefits of regular exercise, to ensure you stay on track and achieve your fitness goals.
Get inspired by the European Championships with a free one day gym pass!
Tue 31 Jul 2018
Are our sporting heroes at the European Sports Championships in Glasgow inspiring you to be active, well why not enjoy a FREE 1 day gym pass on us!
‘The King’ is coming to Derby Arena
Fri 27 Jul 2018
We're excited to announce that the Elvis World Tour will be coming to Derby Arena on Friday 17 May 2019. The sensational show is back in the UK by popular demand. Direct from the USA, the world’s largest and most successful Elvis tribute show touches down in the UK for an 8 date major venue tour in May 2019. The Elvis World Tour is the world’s leading touring Elvis tribute show and stars America’s finest Shawn Klush and Dean Z backed by an incredible live band and orchestra.
Ready, set, ride with Balance Bikes!
Tue 24 Jul 2018
Help your little one get on their way to becoming an awesome cyclist!
Multi-award-winning comedian coming to Derby Arena
Mon 16 Jul 2018
We are excited to announce that comedian Rhod Gilbert’s latest tour The Book of John will be coming to Derby Arena on Sunday 19 May 2019.
Little Wolf meets Giant Goat
Sun 15 Jul 2018
Producers Derby LIVE and Little Wolf visited this year's #DerbyPanto partners Bluebell's Dairy for some inspiration for Jack and the Beanstalk...
Great birthday parties!
Fri 13 Jul 2018
Let us take the headache out and the fun into kids birthday parties. Our flexible range of packages have something to suit everyone, including the unique experience to feel the thrill of track cycling.
Grab a racket for Summer!
Thu 12 Jul 2018
Derby Active and Derby Parks have got great offers for racket sports this summer.
On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July you can bring a friend along to the gym absolutely free!
Family Fun in Derby Summer/Autumn 2018
Mon 9 Jul 2018
There's loads of great children's activities happening this Summer and Autumn across Derby. View the Holiday programme here or find out more about the Derby Six.
Find out more in our Family Fun in Derby guide!
Feel the thrill with track cycling at Derby Arena
Fri 6 Jul 2018
Anyone can have a go at track cycling with our £80 voucher for four track cycling sessions
Sep to Dec 2018 What's on Guide
Plan ahead and get these exciting dates in your diary! Here’s our fresh new Derby LIVE Sep - Dec 2018 What’s On
KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #3
Wed 4 Jul 2018
So I’m well and truly on my Accreditation pathway, having completed my stage 1 and 2, it was time for Stage 3! In-between these stages I’d joined another women’s novice session to get some more track time which I found really beneficial, however the normal nerves were very much present. This session is 2 hours long, so maybe grab a bigger breakfast to fuel you for the whole event. I had my porridge so I was feeling pretty strong.
Riverside Library opens its doors
The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Mike Carr, officially opened Riverside Library this Monday at the Council House as Derby City Council continues to develop a successful modern and sustainable service for library users.
To mark the opening we’re giving visitors the chance to explore its services with ...
Just on Sale: More Magic of Motown, Comedy from Bill Bailey, Stephen K Amos and plenty more!
Recently on sale shows
Derby Arena's Charlie Tanfield joins British Cycling's elite team
Following a hugely successful track season winning a haul of international medals team Derby Arena based KGF rider Charlie Tanfield has been selected to join British Cycling’s most elite team.
Queen of the Night and more Motown magic at Derby Arena
Thu 28 Jun 2018
We are pleased to announce that Whitney – Queen of the Night will be coming to Derby Arena on Friday 8 February 2019 in a stunning celebration of music and lift of one of the greatest singers of our time. Music fans will be delighted that on the back of this year’s sell-out show, The Magic of Motown will be returning to Derby Arena on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Duncan James meets Pat the cow
Wed 27 Jun 2018
The cast of this year’s Derby LIVE Pantomime co-produced by Little Wolf Entertainment teamed up for the first time this year at Derby Arena for a successful day of photos.
Cafe 42 July offer
Take advantage of our new offer this July!
July Gym Challenge
TOUR DE DERBY
CAN YOU CYCLE THE DISTANCE TO THESE 6 ICONIC DERBY LANDMARKS?
How do I do this challenge?
Pick up a record card and record your attempt at these 6 distances:
Springwood - Queens 4.8km
Queens - Derby Arena 3.7km
Derby Arena - Springwood 4km
Derby Arena - Matlock 32km
Fri 15 Jun 2018
Get ready for the ultimate workout as Springwood Leisure Centre launch the brand new routines for their Les Mills classes.
Come and join us at Springwood Leisure Centre on Monday 9 July and Thursday 12 July to try out Body Pump and Body Combat completely free! Sessions will be taking place outside (weather permitting) so you can enjoy the glorious Derby summer whilst you train!
Great activities in Derby over the Summer Holidays
Tue 12 Jun 2018
There’s plenty to do in Derby this summer holidays, from Markeaton Park to the Guildhall Theatre, from Derby Arena to Derby Libraries, there’s something for everyone.
10 ways to get rid of your spare tyre for summer
Mon 11 Jun 2018
It’s that time of year again, the holiday preparation has begun and you’re thinking about how to shed all of that winter weight.
Comedy giant coming to Derby Arena
Derby LIVE is excited to announce that comedian Bill Bailey’s latest tour Larks in Transit will be coming to Derby Arena on Thursday 6 June 2019.
7 top picks for Father's Day gifts
Fri 8 Jun 2018
If you’re struggling to think of a Father’s Day gift for your Dad then don’t worry, In Derby has got you covered. Whether it’s folk, comedy, golf, cycling or the eighties for your Dad, there’s something for everyone.
Bring a friend for free!
Tue 5 Jun 2018
Try out a class or have a work out in the gym
Take part in Derby's Festival of Sport
Fri 1 Jun 2018
Try out a new activity or two as Derby's second Festival of Sport takes place over the next few weeks.
Leave your Spare Tyre at the Gym - Summer 2018
Wed 30 May 2018
Summer’s coming...is your spare tyre making you feel deflated?
Why not take advantage of this fantastic offer and watch your tyre roll away!
June Gym Challenge
World Cup Fever
Cafe 42 June offer
All Rise for Jack in this year’s Pantomime
Fri 18 May 2018
Blue singer, West End performer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James is to headline this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena, playing the title role.
Celebrate the Royal Wedding with a free one day pass!
Tue 8 May 2018
A wedding favour from us to you.
Try Wattbikes at Derby Arena
Wed 2 May 2018
Looking for a new exercise class to try out? Struggling to enjoy your cycling in the mad British weather?
Our studio is kitted out with the latest Wattbikes - developed in association with British Cycling and used by World and Olympic Champions. The Wattbikes are the first factory calibrated indoo...
New Motivate personal training at Derby Arena
Tue 1 May 2018
Get the support you need to achieve your goals!
Russell Brand Re:Birth tour postponed indefinitely
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Due to the tragic incident involving Russell Brand’s Mother last week, Russell Brand has decided to postpone his Re:Birth tour indefinitely.
KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #2
Thu 26 Apr 2018
After stage 1 success I was ready and raring to go into Stage 2 (kind of). I’m not going to lie, the nerves were still very present but reminding myself that once I was on the track they do disappear was helpful! In between waiting for stage 2, and to get in some more track time I went along to a women’s novice session.
Top Family activities to do during May Half-Term
Wed 25 Apr 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this May half term at our leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Play for a pound!
Morning and lunchtime racket sports sessions for just £1
Cafe 42 May offer
Take advantage of our new offer this May!
May Gym Challenge
The Mile - Who will be the fastest to 1 mile on a treadmill?
Derby Arena to host England Handball Finals
Wed 18 Apr 2018
Join us at Derby Arena on the 5th and 6th May for the England Handball Finals Weekend
Derby athletes triumph at 2018 Commonwealth Games
Tue 17 Apr 2018
Derby Arena athletes have achieved unprecedented success alongside City of Derby swimmers at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Several gold, silver and bronze medals have been won, and Team England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all benefited from the achievements of Derbyshire athletes.
Derby Pantomime wins national award and secures Britain’s best baddie
Beauty and the Beast has won Best Staging and Set at the Great British Pantomime Awards which took place at new Wimbledon Theatre on Sunday.
Pantomime Dance Auditions Announced
Wed 11 Apr 2018
Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment are pleased to announce the date of the annual auditions for the pantomime children's ensemble. The open auditions will take place at Derby Arena on Sunday 24 June.
Great music shows to see in Derby this summer
Tue 10 Apr 2018
Derby LIVE is bringing you plenty of music shows this summer, so whether a dancing queen, folk fan or mad for musicals, Derby LIVE has something for everyone!
Join Derby Active and receive one month free - April offer
Thu 29 Mar 2018
Join and receive one month free. (The free month is the 10th month, following 9 month continuous membership)
Top eight ways to get active in Derby this spring
Wed 28 Mar 2018
After a long winter, spring is finally here and it’s time to get out from under the blankets and get active again. There’s plenty of ways to get moving across Derby this season, here’s eight different ways to get active now the weather’s turned.
Cafe 42 April offer
Take advantage of our new offer this April!
April Gym Challenge - Derby Arena
Now it's April that means time for a brand new gym challenge!
This month we're asking you to take part in a university research study.
Katie Toft wins gold at World Track Championships!
Mon 26 Mar 2018
Derby Arena rider Katie Toft has achieved huge success at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships winning both a gold and silver medal in her debut championships.
Derby Arena and Springwood Leisure Centre launch new Les Mills classes
Get ready for the ultimate workout as Derby Arena and Springwood Leisure Centre launch the brand new routines for their Les Mills classes. Come and join us on Saturday 14 April at Derby Arena or Springwood Leisure Centre to take part with classes free to both members and non-members!
A successful three years for Derby Arena
Thu 22 Mar 2018
This week marks the third anniversary of Derby Arena opening for business. During that time it has continually strengthened what it offers visitors and residents.
Derby Arena rider Katie Toft qualifies for World Paracycling track championships
Wed 21 Mar 2018
Katie Toft has been selected to ride the 500m, 3km IP and the Scratch race as part of Team GB at the UCI Paracycling Track World Championships in Rio. Derby Arena rider Katie will be making her debut at the world championships for the Great Britain Cycling Team, following recent success from fellow Derby Arena riders.
There's so much to do in Derby this Easter!
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this Easter holidays at leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
Derby Arena riders selected to compete in 2018 Commonwealth Games
Thu 8 Mar 2018
Five Derby Arena riders have been selected to compete for Team England, Wales and Scotland for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games. Jonathan Wale, Ethan Vernon, Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield and Harry Tanfield have all been selected to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Comedy Giants come to Derby Arena in 2018
Mon 5 Mar 2018
Derby LIVE is bringing audiences five giants of British comedy to Derby Arena this year, with John Bishop, Ed Byrne, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican and Jason Manford all making Derby a stop on their tours.
2018 May to Aug What's on Guide
Sat 3 Mar 2018
Our new What's On Guide is now available for the May - Aug 2018 season.
Summer’s coming, and not a minute too soon. We’re excited to take a massive programme of festivals, events and theatre out into the open spaces of Derby so we can all enjoy the nice weather.
Derby Based Team KGF rider Charlie Tanfield Wins Gold at World Championships
Fri 2 Mar 2018
Team GB achieved an astounding gold in yesterday’s men’s team pursuit at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Derby Arena based Team KGF rider Charlie Tanfield rode as part of the winning team, who have gained Britain’s first men’s team pursuit world title since 2012.
KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #1
It happened! I signed up for accreditation 1, which is also advertised as an ‘introduction into track’ and a ‘taster session’ – that sounds less serious right? So I told myself I was going for a ‘taster session’.
Mother's Day - FREE 1 Day Gym Pass
Wed 28 Feb 2018
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 until Sun 11 Mar so claim your pass before then!
March Gym Challenge
Now it's March that means time for a brand new gym challenge!
This month we're asking you to row your way to be the fastest to 1km.
Have your say on Derby Arena
Tue 27 Feb 2018
KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - TRACK?
Wed 21 Feb 2018
So, my track journey has officially begun. Ive had my tour of the velodrome, got an idea of the accreditations I’ll be going through and attended my first ever Track event, the National omnium championships, learnt what omnium meant and what an experience it was. Accreditations, as I understand are a pathway through to being able to ride the track.
Laura Kenny CBE crowned national champion at Derby Arena
Mon 19 Feb 2018
An exciting day of racing at Derby Arena culminated with Laura Kenny CBE taking the national title on her return to track cycling just months after giving birth to her first son.
Laura Kenny to race at Derby Arena
Sat 17 Feb 2018
Briton’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny CBE is set to compete at Derby Arena today for a national track title. It will be the first time the four times Olympic gold medallist will race since giving birth to her first child six months ago.
Watch LIVE - National Men's & Women's Omnium Championships 2018
Watch all the action from the
National Men's & Women's Omnium Championships 2018 at Derby Arena
Team KGF riders selected for 2018 World Championships
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Two riders from Derby Arena based Team KGF have recently been selected to compete on the Great Britain team at the UCI Track World Championships which starts on Wednesday 28 February 2018 in the Netherlands.
International Medallists to compete at Derby Arena
On Saturday 17 February at Derby Arena some of the best track cyclists in the country will be competing to win the Omnium title. A few significant teams that will be taking part in the event include 100 % ME, Team Breeze and Derby Arena’s own Team KGF.
Derby panto nominated for four national awards
Beauty and the Beast has been nominated for four awards at the Great British Pantomime Awards, which were announced on Sunday 11th February. The star-studded family pantomime was co-produced by Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment and staged at Derby Arena last year. In the first year of this new partnership the pantomime proved to be the most successful yet at Derby Arena with more than 30,000 people seeing Beauty and the Beast over the festive season, including more than 13,000 children.
Celebrate the Winter Olympics with a FREE one day pass!
Are you cheering on Great Britain in the Winter Olympics and inspired by their physical fitness to compete?
Why not take this inspiration and motivate yourself to achieve your own personal goals.
For a limited period during the Winter Olympics we're offering you a FREE one day pass to use across our Derby Active leisure facilities.
Valentine's Day in Derby
Tue 6 Feb 2018
There’s a whole host of romantic activities to get involved in this Valentine’s Day in Derby, and plenty of gifts to make your loved one’s day. From walks in the park, to a romantic theatrical dinner, there’s something for everyone.
Top things to do in Derby this Half Term
Fri 2 Feb 2018
Families can look forward to a fun-filled, action-packed week in Derby this February half term at Derby City Council’s leisure centres, parks, libraries and venues.
February Gym Challenge
Wed 31 Jan 2018
Now it's February that means time for a brand new gym challenge!
Cafe 42 February offer
Take advantage of our new offer this February!
How to stay motivated in February
Tue 23 Jan 2018
You joined the gym in January, you've had a go at staying active, and now you're feeling tired. How are you going to stay motivated through February?
Russell Brand - Re:Birth date change
Thu 25 Jan 2018
Unfortunately, the performance date of Russell Brand: ReBirth has changed to Wednesday 9 May 2018.
Things to look forward to in the New Year
Here are some of our events and offers happening in the first few months of 2018
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!
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.
Laugh your way into the New Year with comedy from Derby LIVE
Mon 15 Jan 2018
Derby LIVE is pleased to announce a host of exciting and popular comedy acts will be 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.
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.
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.
Cafe 42 January offer
Tue 2 Jan 2018
Enjoy our wholesome homemade soup of the day with a bread roll
Test Drive a New You | 2018 Derby Active Health and fitness offer
Thu 21 Dec 2017
January membership offer 2018. Join now pay in February.
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 Ultimate Festive Fun Day!
Fri 15 Dec 2017
A guide to the best festive things to do in Derby this December.
12 Days of Christmas
Wed 13 Dec 2017
Get involved with our 12 Days of Christmas offer!
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...
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.
Cafe 42 December Offer
Wed 29 Nov 2017
To celebrate Beauty & the Beast at Derby Arena, we are offering a meal deal on our turkey club sandwich.
December Gym Challenge
THE MILE - The fastest to run 1 mile (1.6km) on a treadmill.
Don't miss out on our Cyber Monday offer
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Join now and pay nothing until 1 January 2018
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 your friends and family will adore!
Accredited rider health and fitness membership offer
Tue 14 Nov 2017
A new winter fitness package available to our Accredited riders.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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!
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...
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...
Halloween 1 day gym pass 2017
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Don't get spooked away, take advantage of our 1 day gym pass instead.
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.
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 to get involved in to make the most of their time living in Derby.
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...
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!
Café 42 October Offer
October offer for Café 42 - Saucy Pasta & meatballs
Derby Festé Road Closures
Thu 28 Sep 2017
During Derby Festé on Friday (29 Sep) and Saturday (30 Se) there will be road closures between 3pm and 6pm.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
Derby’s very own Gwen Taylor to headline city panto, as full cast announced for Beauty and the Beast
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
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...
Derby Arena Open Day
Fri 28 Jul 2017
More than a velodrome Open Day
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
May's Member of the Month
Wed 14 Jun 2017
Stuart Jones is our Member of the Month!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
May gym challenge
Fri 28 Apr 2017
Get ready for this month's gym challenge...
Café 42 May Offer
Thu 27 Apr 2017
Don't miss this month's offer...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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™?
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...
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...
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...
Derby riders wow in Wales!
Mon 23 Jan 2017
Congratulations to the Derby based riders on their success!
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...
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
Meet the member of the month for December
Gym Class of the Week - HIIT/Insanity
Fri 13 Jan 2017
Our class of the week is HIIT/Insanity
Brilliant volunteering opportunity for British Cycling Omnium
Wed 11 Jan 2017
Volunteer at the British National Omnium
Gym Class of the Week - Yoga
Fri 6 Jan 2017
Read about the yoga classes available at Derby Arena
Fast track accreditation is now available!
Thu 5 Jan 2017
Learn more about our new fast track accreditation course.
January Gym Challenge
Fri 23 Dec 2016
Get involved with our January Gym Challenge
Our plans for a new pool
Thu 22 Dec 2016
Councillor Shanker, Derby City Council's lead Cabinet Member for the project, tells us about the Council's ambition to build a new swimming pool complex for Derby.
Derby deserves a new pool. A city of our size and ambition needs leisure facilities that reflect our status as the base of Olympic Go...
Lee Valley Open Track
Wed 21 Dec 2016
Congratulations to Derby Arena riders!
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...
Cinderella opens to great reviews
Wed 14 Dec 2016
Read what viewers have said about Cinderella...
Derby Arena Track League Winners
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Meet the track league winners!
Gift vouchers for Christmas
Fri 9 Dec 2016
A great gift idea for the fitness fanatics in your life.
Cinderella Special Offer
Thu 8 Dec 2016
Special offer for Health and Fitness Members and Leisure Card holders.
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...
November Member of the Month
Meet our November Member of the Month!
National Omnium Championship 2017
Mon 5 Dec 2016
Derby Arena will be hosting the British National Omnium Championship
Les Mills Launch Event
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Get ready for our next Les Mills launch event!
Arena Free 5 Day Pass
Thu 1 Dec 2016
Train for FREE at Derby Arena using our 5 day pass!
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Get involved with our December Gym Challenge!
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.
Success at BUCS Track Cycling Event
Mon 28 Nov 2016
Success for Derby Arena Track Cyclists at BUCS event
Derby Arena Youth Track League
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Meet the winners of the very first Youth Track League.
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...
October Member of the Month
Fri 11 Nov 2016
Meet Derby Arena's Member of the Month for October
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 ...
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
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...
Tue 1 Nov 2016
Derby Arena's November Gym Challenge - Distance Running
Train through winter with our FREE 5 day pass
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Free 5 day gym pass available to use at Derby Arena and other Derby City Council leisure facilities.
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...
Check out Derby Leisure and Culture's first family guide
Wed 19 Oct 2016
Derby Leisure and Culture Family Guide, Autumn Edition 2016
90's Legends Rock Derby Arena!
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Happy Mondays, The Bluetones and Cast Band amazed crowds at Derby Arena's first live music gig!
Adam Peaty awarded Freedom of the City
Mon 10 Oct 2016
Adam Peaty awarded Freedom of the City
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...
Check out the new track cycling progrmame
Thu 8 Sep 2016
Keep up to date with the latest cycling programme changes, including new sessions for University students.
September gym challenge
Thu 1 Sep 2016
September gym challenge at Derby Arena
Additional track sessions
Tue 30 Aug 2016
Additional track sessions for accredited riders at Derby Arena.
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...
Use your Olympic inspiration to celebrate your local sporting heroes
Fri 19 Aug 2016
Derbyshire Sport and the county’s local authorities are on the look-out for home grown starlets to enter the 2016 Derby Telegraph Sports Awards, which is being run in partnership with Champions (UK) Plc. The awards are a great opportunity to promote some of the many other worthy athletes, coaches, clubs and volunteers from around the county, at both elite and grass roots level.
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 ...
Get into the Olympic spirit at Derby Arena
Wed 10 Aug 2016
A variety of Olympic special events are coming to Derby Arena to help celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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...
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....
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
Success for Derby Arena cyclists at national cycling event
Thu 21 Jul 2016
Success for a group of Derby Arena track cyclists at the British Cycling National Masters Track Championships 2016.
Blog: On the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon finish line
Derby City Council gym member completes the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Fun in the Sun in Derby's Parks
Mon 18 Jul 2016
As a mini heatwave is set to hit the UK we are expecting a busy day in Derby's popular Markeaton Park.
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...
Summer Holiday Activities
Thu 7 Jul 2016
We've got loads of activities and events to keep the kids entertained this summer.
Race date approaches: The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Tue 28 Jun 2016
With under three weeks left to go, we have followed a member of Derby City Council gyms journey in training for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon using the facilities available at the Derby City Council Gyms.
Queen's Leisure Centre is back open
Mon 20 Jun 2016
Queen's Leisure Centre has re-opened its doors to customers.
Professor Brian Cox Live extends his UK and Ireland tour
Fri 17 Jun 2016
Professor Brian Cox brings his live show to Derby Arena, due to phenomenal demand and an extension to his UK and Ireland tour.
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...
Treat your Dad this Father’s Day.
Tue 14 Jun 2016
Free 1 day gym pass for Fathers Day from Derby City Council gyms at Derby Arena.
Derby Arena to Host First Track Open Competition
Fri 10 Jun 2016
Derby Arena to Host First Track Open Competition
Blog: Preparations for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Tue 7 Jun 2016
Derby City Council gym member prepares for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon with just under six weeks to go!
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...
Star cast announced for Cinderella
Fri 20 May 2016
Star cast announced for the Derby LIVE and PHA Christmas show panto Cinderella at Derby Arena.
Tim Moore is bringing his book to Derby Arena
Fri 6 May 2016
Tim Moore is bringing his book to Derby Arena
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 has signed-up to take part and help raise awareness for Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre.
Blog: A new challenge - The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Thu 21 Apr 2016
Blog: A new challenge - The Jenson Button Triathlon
Join Cycle Derby for a ride during the Summer holidays
Thu 14 Apr 2016
Join Cycle Derby for a ride during the Summer holidays
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...
Track2Tokyo 2020 at Derby Arena
Thu 24 Mar 2016
Track2Tokyo 2020, para-cycling competitions at Derby Arena
Easter Holidays activities
Wed 23 Mar 2016
half term leisure activities from derby city council and derby arena
Derby Arena Celebrates First Year
Fri 18 Mar 2016
Derby Arena is celebrating its first year of being open
Quality time together on Mother's Day
Wed 24 Feb 2016
Alternative gift ideas for those special mum's on Mother's Day at Derby Arena.
First timer shares experience of riding on our track
Mon 22 Feb 2016
Approximately ten weeks ago l hadn’t been on a indoor track before. During that time Simon (track cycling coach) has gradually and meticulously introduced me to track cycling taken me through the various levels of accreditation and recently introduced me to SQT's. I have also witnessed him applying the same level of expert coaching to many other first-time and returning track cyclist.
Livewell and Derby County's Active Supporters Programme
Fri 19 Feb 2016
The Active Supporters programme is a partnership between Derby County Football Club and Livewell, set-up to help men across Derby City get fitter, stop smoking, drink sensibly and improve overall health and wellbeing!
Police Sport UK Track Championships
Thu 11 Feb 2016
Saturday 20 February will see the inaugural Police Sport UK Track Championships visit the Derby Arena. The all-day event (11:00 – 18:00) will see top riders from the Police forces of the UK go head-to-head, as well as offering up open races to members of the public.
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 at Derby Arena to exploring the newly refurbished craft village and play centre at Markeaton Park.
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.
Blog: Good habits and picking up rackets
Wed 3 Feb 2016
Blog entry: joining the gym, training for badminton and training for a triathlon.
New Track League Season at the Arena
Thu 28 Jan 2016
The new track league season began on Tuesday 19 January at the state of the art Derby Arena.
Les Mills BODYJAM the newest addition to our timetable
Wed 27 Jan 2016
The newest addition to our timetable is the BODYJAM™ classes, a new dance fitness programme from LesMills.
I Can You Can Success stories
Fri 22 Jan 2016
As part of the I Can You Can initiative people have been talking about their journey to improve their lives through exercise at Derby 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 overall fitness, train for a 10k event or just socialise and meet new friends while being active.
New group exercise and cycling timetables go live on Mon 18 Jan
Fri 15 Jan 2016
Our new, full and varied group exercise timetable goes live Monday 18 January. We are now taking bookings online.
Join Cycle Derby for a spin during Half Term
Thu 14 Jan 2016
Join Cycle Derby for a spin during Half Term
First-timer shares experience of riding the track
Tue 12 Jan 2016
Derby Arena cycling track first experience of riding veledrome
Aladdin a roaring success
Wed 6 Jan 2016
Derby Live Christmas panto aladdin a big success
Behind the Scenes Training with Dan Osborne
Mon 4 Jan 2016
Behind the Scenes Training with Dan Osborne
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 ...
Christmas opening hours and programmes sport and health & fitness activities
Fri 18 Dec 2015
Christmas Programme for group exercise and cycling at derby arena
Panto returns to Derby Arena in 2016 with Cinderella
Mon 7 Dec 2015
Derby LIVE and Paul Holman Associates are excited to announce that next year they will be staging the most popular and magical fairy tale, Cinderella.
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) , ...
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...
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...
Arriva announce new bus timetable
Mon 2 Nov 2015
Arriva announce new bus timetable making the arena more accessible
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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