The BBC Get Inspired Active Academy in Belfast

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BBC Get Inspired in partnership with Belfast City Council and Tourism Northern Ireland bring you the 'BBC Get Inspired Active Academy' - two days of free sport and fitness taster sessions in two different Belfast leisure centres on 17 and 18 December.

From basketball to Boccia, handball to hip hop dance - the Active Academy has something for everyone!

The BBC Get Inspired Active Academy takes place in the lead up to Belfast hosting BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at the SSE Arena on Sunday 20 December.

How do I book to attend?

The sessions are free and you can attend as many as you like but you need to book tickets in advance. Click on the activities below to see session details.

Book your ticket and bring your confirmation email on paper or on your phone to the venue. You can book up to 4 places for each activity. Be careful not to double book yourself though!

What happens when I arrive?

Please arrive for your sport taster session at least 15 minutes in advance of the start time. If you are trying swimming or water polo allow yourself enough time to change prior to the start time.

Participation in the activities is subject to the completion of a disclaimer on arrival to confirm the suitability of the selected session subject to the age and ability of the individual. In most cases these are mixed ability sessions.

What's on offer?

ANDERSONSTOWN LEISURE CENTRE
ActivitiesThurs 17 DecFri 18 Dec
Athletics2-5pm, 6-9pm
Basketball2-5pm, 6-9pm
Basketball/Wheelchair Basketball2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boxing2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boccia/New Age Kurling2-5pm, 6-9pm
Dance2-5pm, 6-9pm
Danderball2-5pm, 6-9pm
Dodgeball2-5pm, 6-9pm
Fitness Suite2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Golf2-5pm, 6-9pm
Gymnastics2-5pm, 6-7pm,
Gymnastics (18+ only)8-9pm
Handball2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Hip Hop Dance2-5pm, 6-9pm
Pilates6-9pm
Rowing2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rugby2-5pm, 6-9pm
Swimming/Water Polo6-9pm
Swimming7-9pm
Tennis2-5pm, 6-9pm
Yoga6-9pm6-9pm
Boy and coach boxing
SHANKILL LEISURE CENTRE
ActivitiesThurs 17 DecFri 18 Dec
Archery6-9pm6-9pm
Athletics2-5pm,6-9pm
Boccia2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boxing2-5pm,6-9pm
Cricket2-5pm, 6-9pm
Danderball2-5pm, 6-9pm
Dodgeball2-5pm,6-9pm
Fitness Suite2-5pm,6-9pm,2-5pm,6-9pm,
Gymnastics2-5pm, 6-7pm,
Gymnastics (18+ only)8-9pm
Hip Hop Dance2-5pm, 6-9pm
Judo2-5pm,6-9pm
Golf2-5pm, 6-9pm
Pilates6-9pm
Rowing2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rugby2-5pm, 6-9pm
Kidz-Fit Gymnasium (8-14 years)2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Swimming2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Wheelchair Basketball2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm,6-9pm

If you have any questions or want more information on the event please contact the Sports Development team at Belfast City Council, email: leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk, phone: 02890 270344

girls playing basketball on an indoor court