What is new/has changed since the last time you were open?
During lockdown, despite being closed, we've continued to invest in our venues and services. Here's some new activities and changes you'll see in our venues:
- We're delighted to have reopened our ‘Refresh’ cafes at the Royal Commonwealth Pool and Level 1 at EICA Ratho.
- We are excited to be able to restart our group indoor fitness and gym classes and our adult coaching and that adult contact sports can restart from 17th May as well as continuing to run our new outdoor fitness classes at Drumbrae Leisure Centre and Portobello Swim Centre. These classes are a mix of cardio and bodyweight exercises and are bookable in the usual ways. Follow this link to find out more.
- New bookable relaxed swim sessions for adults have been introduced at Portobello Swim Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool. The pool is divided width-wise into four. Two of these areas are for anyone who wants to swim widths, and customers won’t need to get out of the pool if they want to take a break, as long as social distancing is maintained. The other two areas are for customers who just want to enjoy the water but not necessarily swim widths. Again, social distancing measures apply. And we still have our bookable Family Swim sessions.
- New bookable one to one swim and dive coaching is available at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Suitable for beginners or those more experienced who want to improve their technique, helping customers to reach their goals quicker with expert coaching from an Edinburgh Leisure coach.
- There's also new Pre-school and Adult and Child swim lesson at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre. Follow this link to see the timetable.
- We've introduced MyZone to Craiglockhart - the latest in wearable fitness tracking technology. Follow this link to find out more.
- And speaking of the latest technology, new to the Royal Commonwealth Pool gym, Boditrax is a quick, easy and accurate tool for measuring body metrics and it's free to use whenever you visit the gym at the Commie. Follow this link to find out more.
- When you first walk into Ainslie Park Leisure Centre and Gracemount Leisure Centre you'll see a big change. While we've been closed we've introduced Easy Access gates to these venues meaning you can simply use your RFID membership card to get through the gates to your activity. If you've not yet got an RFID membership card we'll swap your card for one. And we are getting in touch with all our coaching customers about picking up coaching fobs if they need to.
Please keep checking our website for all the latest information on our activities and venues.
What is open?
All our venues reopened on 26th April from individual indoor exercise. Outdoor contact sports and indoor group exercise resumed from Monday 17th May when the majority of mainland Scotland moved to Level 2. From 26th April the following activities ...
EICA Ratho Summer Holiday Activities
What time can I drop my kid(s) off and pick them up? On the day of your activity please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session starts so your child has enough time to get ready. Please also allow yourself enough time to drop off the pre-filled ...
Are your cafes open?
Our cafes at the Royal Commonwealth Pool and the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena are open. Although we will be operating a limited menu, we are delighted to be able to offer this service again. We look forward to reopening our other cafes ...
Which activities are still available?
The sports hall and gymnastics area will remain open during the works. The following activities will be available: Fitness Classes Badminton A summer programme of gymnastics and Gym Nippers classes
Are your saunas and steam rooms open?
No, the current Scottish Government guidelines do not allow us to open our saunas or steam rooms at this time.