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Elite Training Centre Receive's Dame Katherine's Seal of Approval

4 December, 2017

UK Sport chair Dame Katherine Grainger was guest of honour as British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) celebrated the opening of its new Elite Training Centre (ETC) at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield. The move to Sheffield by BWB to join up with the likes of British Boxing and the GB Para Table Tennis squad further cements the city as the home of Olympic and Paralympic national governing bodies. And it also adds to the number of elite sportsmen and women who will be training at the facility that supported icons such as London 2012 gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill and world heavyweight...

Pop Harmony Trio Blake To Bring Anniversary Tour To Whitby Pavilion

16 November, 2017

Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake will visit Whitby Pavilion in 2018 as part of a special UK tour celebrating 10 years together. The classically-trained trio, described as one of the world’s most eclectic and talented vocal groups, head to the Pavilion’s Theatre on Sunday 20 May 2018. The show will feature songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's 'Nimrod', the Beatles' 'Here There and Everywhere', 'Somewhere' from West Side Story & the classic 'Caruso', along with all the band's popular anthems in powerful three-part harmony. The band&...

Sheffield Skating Superstars Set to Wow Audiences as Part of New Disney On Ice Show

10 November, 2017

Two lucky local skaters will take to the ice in front of thousands of onlookers at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield. Two Sheffield skaters have been awarded a priceless opportunity by Disney On Ice and IceSheffield ice arena to appear as part of the Fit To Dance pre-show for the on-ice spectacular Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure. Featuring scenes from much loved Disney films such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen, the show will be skating into town with a series of performances taking place at the FlyDSA Arena from the 15th November. Having wowed judges wit...

Comedian Richard Herring Heading to Scarborough Spa

2 November, 2017

Richard Herring is the latest comedian heading to Scarborough Spa in the New Year.  He will bring his new show “Oh F***, I’m 50!” , the second instalment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing to The Spa Theatre on Wednesday 2 May 2018. The star of Radio 4’s Relativity, gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade, from irresponsible, single kidult, literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis, to married father who is mid-way to the telegram from the Queen (though given she will be 1...

Sheffield children benefit from £40,000 investment in sporting activities

20 July, 2017

Sheffield City Trust (SCT) has announced a huge investment in initiatives to get the city’s children active this summer. SCT’s operating arm, SIV, will offer free swimming and skating lessons as part of a £40,000 fund aimed at getting hundreds of children playing sports and learning a new life skill. With children spending more time around swimming pools during the school holidays, Concord Sports Centre will run more than 100 hours of free swimming lessons throughout the summer to help improve safety around the water. Through the lessons, SIV are aiming to help as many kid...

Try Tai Chi with SIV!

6 June, 2017

Try Tai Chi with SIV! Residents of Sheffield can now try their hand at Tai Chi with Sheffield’s leading leisure operator, SIV. Provided as part of SIV’s Exercise Referral Scheme, Tai Chi classes offer a low-impact, relaxed approach to fitness aimed at improving balance, coordination, and strength. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow flowing movements and is widely practised around the world. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and abilities as it does not put as much pressure on your bones and joints...

Take aim and vote at Tapton Golf Course

6 June, 2017

Take aim and vote at Tapton Golf Course It’s the latest in political opinion polls… As the General Election nears, golfers at a North Derbyshire golf course are being given a unique opportunity to indicate how they might vote.  Tapton Golf Course, at Chesterfield, operated by SIV, have installed voting target boards at the driving range representing the political parties – Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Other. Golfers can take aim for the party they will be voting for ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June. Matthew Orwin, golf manager at Tapto...

Safety and Security at our Venues

26 May, 2017

Following the tragic events this week in Manchester, we have reviewed our security arrangements and procedures across all SIV venues.  The safety and security of all our users remains our highest priority.  As we operate many of the city’s key venues, we are in regular liaison with officers from the government’s anti-terrorism unit as well as South Yorkshire Police to ensure we are constantly up to date with current security levels.  Key members of our venues teams have SIA (Security Industry Authority) training and qualifications, providing our teams with regular su...

Sheffield Health and Wellbeing charity reveals startling Sugar tax results

5 May, 2017

An innovative approach by a major leisure operator in the UK to introduce the government’s sugar tax initiative on unhealthy fizzy drinks has seen remarkable results.Health and wellbeing charity Sheffield City Trust, which operates 11 sports and leisure venues in Sheffield, confronted this major health challenge head on by adding a 20p charge to all drinks with added sugar sold at cafes and vending machines at its SIV leisure facilities.In less than nine months there has been an 11 per cent swing towards purchasing low and non-sugar drinks at a time when overall drinks sales increased. C...

Sheffield’s BME communities urged to attend screening

25 April, 2017

24 April 2016  Sheffield’s BME communities urged to attend screening Areas in Sheffield that have large BME communities have worryingly low cancer screening rates. Cancer screening is one of our strongest weapons in the fight against cancer.  The sooner the cancer is detected, the sooner the cancer treatment will start, and the more effective treatment will be.  Communities in Burngreave, Tinsley and Darnall, which have large black and minority ethnic communities, have been identified as areas where people are not attending cancer screening.  In addition, communit...