Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again as mentioned before is the official toast of the city and you won’t forget after your own visit. From Aberdeen’s vibrant nightlife, historic architecture and abundance of culture, you’re truly spoilt for choice in the city.
Aberdeen is packed with places to stay, fantastic restaurants with a range of delicious menus from around the world and many activities in and around to make an interesting itinerary.
Full details of what is available in and around Aberdeen can be found at: www.visitaberdeen.com
Professional Football (Scottish Premier League)
The opiate of the masses. The Scottish Premier League football club, Aberdeen F.C. is home at Pittodrie Stadium. The club won the European Cup Winners Cup and the European Super Cup in 1983 and the Scottish Premier League Championship four times (1955, 1980, 1984 and 1985), the Scottish Cups even times (1947, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990). Under the management of Alex Ferguson, Aberdeen was a major force in British football during the 1980s. As of the 2013–14 season, the club is managed by Derek McInnes and captained by Russell Anderson. There are plans to build a new Aberdeen Stadium in the future. During the IIC, on Saturday 14th Aberdeen will play Motherwell FC in an SPL fixture. Kick Off starts at 15:00. Depending how the final IIC itinery pans out it may be possible to attend if you wish. The stadium is a short walk from the Double Tree from Hilton.
Beach Leisure Complex | Swimming Pool & Flume
The venue of the IIC is part of Sport Aberdeen’s Beach front Complex that hosts a themed swimming pool and water flumes, along with a gym and spa facilities to ease and refresh tired limbs. The freeform leisure pool has fantastic water features including rapids and a wave machine. The wave machine is artificial waves created for the swimming pool and again simulates waves rolling onto a beach from the sea. The rapids are fast and furious and the pool water is channeled down canyon in the pool like a fast flowing river which creates a strong current in the pool. The Flumes - there are 4 flume rides at The Beach Leisure Centre
Linx Ice Arena
Next door to the IIC Venue is the Linx Ice Arena. The Linx Ice Arena is one of Scotland's premier ice rinks, consisting of a national sized ice pad measuring 56 x 26 metres and spectator seating for 1,100 people. An onsite café and skate shop are available for customers as well as Skating tuition. There are general sessions open to the public and skates hire is part of the admission fee.
Transition Extreme is a world class indoor climbing and skateboard, skate, BMX park located next door to the Double Tree by Hilton and a few minutes’ walk from the IIC Venue. Depending upon your time schedule the activities including the outdoor high level rope walkway that has several “dropping“ challenges to test to your nerve and trust. It is a purpose built climbing and skate park facility that has many 50ft high artificial rock faces and ramps and jumps to cater for all levels of experience.