At Zayed Sports City's camp this summer, kids can learn to skate and be as cool as ice

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As cool as ice: The camp has attracted big numbers so far

The Zayed Sports City Academy Ice Skating Camp is coming to a close but there’s still time for children to sign up and see for themselves why it’s so highly rated.

The camp runs until August 16 and since it opened at the beginning of July, there has been no shortage of numbers.

With the camp promoting rapid improvement with ZSC’s certified coaches, skaters of all levels aged between five and 12 can learn the importance of co-ordination, balance, endurance and enhance their skating ability through multiple on-ice sessions.

“Our ice camp is more than a decade old and it has undergone some significant improvements since it first started,” said Sigi Meeuws, director of ZSC Academy.

“Since 2016, the camp has operated as ZSC Academy Sports Camp, which has resulted in an even more fun, safe and growth-oriented programme. We maintain the important principles of a low student-to-coach ratio and the Ice Skating Institute of Asia-based curriculum. We have been adding more instruction while refining the complementary off-ice programming. So far this summer we’ve had a full house.”

The camp runs from 09:00 to 14:00 with early drop-off available at 08:00. Price costs Dh840 per week per child, while it’s Dh756 for siblings.

With two more weeks remaining, Meeuws believes there are many reasons on why parents should enroll their children.

“We start free play at 8:00 am to accommodate working families, then move into warm-ups before the first coaching session,” he said. “The children go on the ice three times each day, where they are given formal instruction as well as the opportunity for self-directed practice under the watch of our coaches.

“We’ll also be playing games off of the ice, which are intended to develop a well-rounded skater.”

He added: “Kids need to be active year-round, and with summer holidays and heat, it can be more difficult to find ways to engage the kids with sport. Our ice skating programme with ZSC Academy Sports Camp has the perfect balance of fun and exercise, and every camper gains not only skills on the ice, but also makes new friends and gains confidence that make them want to come back again.”

What: Zayed Sports City Academy Ice Skating Camp

Where: Zayed Sports City

When: Until August 16

Contact: For more information, visit www.zsc.ae

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Reform Athletica prides itself on holding best fitness classes in Dubai

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Finding a great gym or workout class in Dubai can be quite overwhelming with the countless options that are available.

With the plethora of offerings to try, it’s important to opt for a fitness studio that makes you feel comfortable, motivated and has you wanting to go back for more.  Reform Athletica, the fitness boutique studio located in Jumeirah 1, has you covered and prides themselves in offering the best fitness classes in town.

The one-of-a kind fitness studio differentiates itself from other workout options in the market with a brand philosophy of offering ‘accessible fitness for all’ and focuses on the maintenance of fitness at all stages of life as an enjoyable part of a regular workout routine. Their signature classes are designed to effectively combine strength, endurance, cardio and flexibility training, resulting in a full body workout in every session.

Each signature class is structured to provide maximum results in minimum time with a holistic approach and are taught by some of the most inspiring fitness coaches from around the world. Challenging the conventional modes of exercising with their unique theories of movement and the combination of different fitness disciplines, customers will leave the Reform Athletica fitness studio feeling their very best.

Reform Athletica’s signature Pilates-inspired low impact class is called the ‘Reform Method’. This class takes you through 50 minutes of strength and conditioning exercises performed on the latest Lagree Megaformer machine – originating from Los Angeles.

Reform Athletica’s signature high intensity class is the ‘TRX Athletica’. This class is based on the TRX suspension trainer, providing a challenging and fun, full-body workout.

Regardless of your fitness level, the professional trainers at Reform provide quality coaching and an overall wellness approach to the developing Dubai fitness scene. Book an awesome class today with our incredible trainers.

Classes start from Dh130. Packages are available, including a 40-class package for Dh4,200 that is valid for 12 months.

To find out more visit www.reformathletica.com or follow on Instagram at @reformathletica to keep up-to-date with the latest news.

What: Reform Athletica

Where: Villa 40, 165a Jumeirah Street Jumeirah 1, Next to Mercato Mall, Dubai

When: Open every day

Contact: Call 04 323 3670 or email [email protected]

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The Color Run returns to the UAE with early bird tickets now on sale

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The Color Run has been a popular event in the UAE.

The largest running series in the world, The Color Run presented by Daman, returns to the UAE this November.

The Happiest 5k on the Planet makes its welcome return as part of this year’s worldwide tour ‘The Color Run Hero Tour’. Get ready to enter a realm where nothing is impossible and you are unstoppable as The Color Run Hero Tour will be flying your way on Saturday, November 10 at the Dubai Autodrome.

Limited early bird tickets are on sale now from just Dh150 at www.thecolorrun.ae and Stadium stores in Dubai Mall, Deira City Center, BurJuman and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

Even more fun mixed with adventure awaits all Color Runners in this year’s Hero Tour as the all-new Super Zone has been introduced to find the hero in you. Back by popular demand will be the Foam Zone, as well as the brand-new Honor Photo Zone which will provide Color Runners with the perfect snap of their day.

Elsewhere on the course, Color Runners will once again be covered from head to toe in an array of colour and receive their medal and headband at the Finish Line before enjoying the ultimate colour party with family and friends at the Finish Festival.

The Hero Tour also comes with a brand new participant kit, including a limited-edition Hero Tour race shirt, badge, tattoo, welcome card and a Hero Cape.

Deluxe Runners will receive all of this plus specially-created Hero Tour items including wristband, socks, sunglasses and a drawstring bag, as well as VIP Parking.

Greg Sproule, managing director of IMG Middle East, said: “This year, we are going to take Color Runners to a world where anything is possible and inspire our young and adult participants to turn their superpowers to reality as The Color Run Hero Tour comes to Dubai.”

National Health Insurance Company – Daman has been confirmed as title sponsor for the sixth year running. The health insurer’s involvement with The Color Run dates back to the inaugural 2013 event which also took place at the Dubai Autodrome and saw people experiencing a paint run for the time.

Since its inception in 2012, The Color Run has become a global phenomenon, continuing to innovate the 5k paint race genre each year. The Color Run has been experienced by over six million people worldwide in 35-plus countries and has donated a staggering $5 million to charity to date.

What: The Color Run
Where: Dubai Autodrome
When: Saturday, November 10, with gates opening at 07:00 and the first Color Runners setting off at 08:30
Contact: Visit www.thecolorrun.ae for more information and to register

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