Our local gym, just up the road from Djursholm torg, is celebrating on the 6th November - they have been in business for 15 years!
If you don't know about the center, it is a small but very well set up gym with some extra special services, like providing exercise clothes to train in and places for shoes to be left there, so you don't need to carry them back and forth. Check out the website at www.dtc.se.
On Tuesday, join them to celebrate with free activities that include breakfast and:
11am Technique and circuit training
6pm a talk about Triple Ironman and his upcoming Deca Ironman (10xIronman!) from Benny Halvarsson
All events are free but you do need to sign up for them by emailing INFO@DTC.SE
What will you join in with? We're thinking of going to the salsa class... :)
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER?
My name is Marcus Bernette. I am 17 years old and have been teaching tennis to kids at Djursholms Tennis Club for 2 years. I am a certified tennis coach from Svenska Tennisförbundet, and am offering personal tennis lessons in Danderyd for children between the ages of 4-14. I am available from June 15 - July 7! If you are interested please don’t hesitate to give me a call or text me at 0738999444. Alternatively, leave a comment of interest below and I will get back to you! Hope to see you on the court :)
Ps. I offer lessons both in English and Swedish.
Good to Great restaurant lives up to it’s name! Arleen reviews the restaurant at the Catella Arena tennis hall in Danderyd.
You know the real magnet here is tennis - Catella Arena is in fact a world class tennis facility but the food is worthy of a visit even if you never pick up a tennis racquet. Fresh, quality ingredients are used to create winning combinations that put a new spin on the not-so-ordinary burger and shrimp salad. This could be a new lunch favorite in Danderyd with great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food.
Food: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/4
Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/4
Price: $$ Moderate
Good for children: Yes
Breakfast: weekdays 7.15 - 9am. Weekends 8.30 - 9.30am.
Lunch weekdays: 11.30am - 2pm. A la carte menu with today's special, weekly vegetarian, weekly salad and more.
Lunch weekends: 11am - 2pm. Lighter lunch options are served in the café, which is open when the arena is open.
Pop in or make a reservation at: +46 (0)709-744 200. goodtogreat.se/en/facilities/restaurant/
If you've visited Mörbybadet recently, hopefully you'll have seen it clean and full of swimming lessons, playtime and parents sitting looking at their phones! However, if you looked closer, you might also have noticed that the building itself is not in good condition. It was built with problems and continues to suffer. It has massive damaged cause by damp and the insulation isn't insulating much at all.
There were three options for the council:
1. renovate it again (it has been repaired once already and has had ongoing repairs over the years)
2. build a new building itself
3. rent out the space and permissions to a private company to build
Towards the end of 2016, they decided to build a new pool and building. However, they recognise the need to repair the current pool building and kept open while the new pool is built. It isn't likely to be ready before 2020.
The new pool looks likely to be built just south of Fribergaskolan, which is in Mörbyhjöden. Access is between the pertrol station 'Circle K' and the roundabout for Mörby Centrum, very close to where the pool is now.
Welcome to DASK skating school!
At DASK (Djursholms Allmänna Skridskoklubb) we offer skating lessons for the whole family – from beginners to figure skating and adult skating. Our groups practise outdoors at Stockhagens IP in Stocksund, and our ambition is that skating should be fun and for everyone!
Children's skating school
DASK today has one of Sweden's largest skating schools for children. We offer a number of classes for different levels so that every child can develop at their own pace. Skate & Play classes are for the youngest members of the family (4-5 year olds). The student/teacher ratio is low and the children in all groups learn how to skate through games and fun drills. All children must wear skating helmets.
DASK also offers an ice-hockey school for anyone wanting to learn how to play. Bring your own ice-hockey helmet (with face-guard), ice-hockey stick, preferably a neck protection (available at sport stores like Stadium) and gloves.
The skating season starts mid November 2016 and will go on until mid March 2017. We will take a break for Christmas (week 52-53) and for Sportlov (week 9). At the end of the season there will be a season finale where all the children show what they have learned during the year.
How to register
Register in this form for skating school 2016/2017 here
Tuesday 5-6 pm (English lessons, each lesson is 45 min)
19. Skate & Play
19. Figure Skating
Saturdays 10-11 am (each lesson is 45 min)
4. Hockey (5-7 years old)
Saturdays 11-12 am (each lesson is 45 min)
8. Hockey (7-10 years old)
20. Beginners (in English)
Tuesdays 7-8 pm (each lesson is 45 min)
18. Adult skating (both English and Swedish)
Fees for the whole season (November - March)
1 hour per week: 1 450 SEK, 2 hours per week 1950 SEK.
Membership (mandatory): 300 SEK/person/season
Family membership: 600 SEK/family/season
If three children in the same family enrol in DASK, you only pay half price for the third child (725 SEK).
We were tipped off via Instagram (click here to find us) about a 'Run of Hope' planned at Altorp woods on Sunday 8th October. The run is in aid of research into cancers affecting children and Aline Ghatan, a final year student at Viktor Rydberg, told us all about it.
Aline and her friends have seen, first-hand, a friend suffer with cancer. Her goal is to raise 10,000kr for the charity and she has raised 42% of it so far. Even if you can't join in, you can donate on her page (linked above).
A local political youth group, Moderata Ungdomsförbundet i Danderyd, have also organised a start time earlier in the day, at 10.30am in Rinkeby woods, setting off from Enebybergdsägen 3. Click here for their Facebook event.
To sign up to this one, click here:
Are you planning to join in or have friends that are? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. If you tag us @LifeinDanderyd, we'll see it!
Here are some things I didn't know:
* You can wander in at any time during the day and get a drink. The Pauli bar is open all day, there are seats in the lounge and on the terrace, which has a rather nice view out over the sea (and samsöviken, the marina area to the left).
* There is no entrance fee for the Velvet nightclub evenings. Felix says that is because it should feel like going to someone's home. The idea really appeals to me, as it means stopping by and having a drink and a bit of a dance for an hour or so is absolutely ok. The days of staying out all night are long behind me...
For my family, it will soon be time to start spending family time inside (though not when it is so beautifully sunny again!) and that means we'll be testing out the strength of the banisters, counting the stairs, putting the entertainment through its paces, eating, eating and eating and anything else a 4-year-old can do in an afternoon out at Villa Pauli!
For activities on, check out Villa Pauli's website or watch out for them on Life in Danderyd's Facebook page.
If you’re looking for a place to ice skate or would like to take lessons, Djursholms Allmänna Skridskoklubb (DASK) offers a wonderful outdoor rink for both children and adults. Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00-14:00, you can bring your own gear and go for a spin. Or if you’d prefer lessons, check the website for times.
Lessons are offered in English to children on Thursdays at 17:00, groups starting at age 4 years and up. The kids are divided according to age and skill level, and not to worry, there are plenty of teachers on hand to help with beginners. Group practices are outdoors so dress warm! It’s important to note: helmets are a must and skaters need to bring their own skates. Skates are available to rent but you’ll need to make an appointment for a fitting.
I found the best way to contact DASK is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do expect a few days wait time before they respond. They don’t have someone in the office everyday and it will take time for them to contact you. Or show up at the class and get the information directly from them, sometimes this is easier.
For private lessons, you can email requesting a teacher or talk to them directly at the rink. Private lessons are scheduled during the open public skating time on weekends and prices depend on the individual teachers. Unfortunately, the rink closes on March 6th so if you want to skate you better race over before the ice melts!
Guest post by Lana Wimmer. Check out Lana's perspectives on life and parenting from across the globe on her blog: sparechangeblog.me
I'm an English gal with a Swedish husband and children living permanently in Danderyd. These are my thoughts on what is going on around here.
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