Within the next ten years, the sports facility network will have significant updating requirements as several central and popular sports facilities will reach the end of their life cycle. For this reason, the Sports Services initiated working on a sports facility network update plan in the autumn of 2019.
The objective is to promote the fitness and wellbeing of all people, the professional prerequisites of top athletes and the competitiveness and attractiveness of the whole city. The mission is to create an ecosystem which promotes sports, exercise, wellbeing and health by integrating actors.
Turku will become a nationally and internationally attractive and respected centre of sports and exercise, combining:
Over 30 sports are represented in Kerttuli Upper Secondary School. Sport-specific morning coaching is given in 14 sports with 23 sports coaches. The athletes of other sports participate in attribute training or train in ways that have been agreed on separately and according to programmes designed by their own coaches.
Entry fees to gyms and indoor/outdoor swimming pools
- Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena
- Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium
- Petrelius Swimming Hall (pool and gym)
- Kupittaa Sports Hall (one-time fees only from Kupittaa Bowl)
- Paattisten aluetalo gym (only for Exercise Wristbands)
- Varissuo Ice Hall gym (only for Exercise Wristbands)
Adult priced entries are valid for 2 years from the loading date.
The mission of the Sports Services is to encourage Turku residents to be physically active enough to improve and maintain their health. This will be achieved by producing a variety of environments and services for exercise for all citizens as well as for organised sports associations. We work in partnership with NGOs and other administrative boards and partners.
The main services provided include:
The sports institutions and services subordinate to the Sports Committee offer various possibilities and environments for sports and physical exercise. The Sports Committee supports sports clubs and organizations by providing grants.
The Sports Committee makes decisions about sport facility and service fees, exemptions, discounts and the general principles of facility booking among other things.
The Sports Committee consists of 13 members and an equal number of vice members chosen by the City Council for its operating period.
Immigrants are welcome to use all services organized by the Sports Services Centre. All Turku residents can also participate in multicultural activities. Gym, swimming and ball sports are offered seperately to men and women.
Participation at half price for immigrants who have lived in Turku for less than three years (i.e. are covered by the Act on the Integration of Immigrants), or are participating in KOTO activities.
Children’s and young people’s exercise during the emergency conditions
Sports Services has cancelled all adult exercise activities as well
This summer, the responsibility of beachgoers becomes highlighted
Many measures are taken on beaches to prevent coronavirus contagion.
In swimming facilities, the safety distances, gathering restrictions and elevated level of hygiene are secured through special arrangements such as
- Staff at sports services have prepared for opening of sports facilities and they are ready to secure safe exercise in accordance with authority g
Even though outdoor sports facilities are reopened, it is important to remember that the coronavirus pandemic is not over yet.
Practices at outdoor sports facilities start in May. At indoor sports facilities, practices start at the beginning of June at the earliest.
The opening of sports facilities is linked to Government policies announced on Monday 4 May regarding the dismantling of nationwide coronavirus res
The closure of sports facilities until 13 May applies to City of Turku sports facilities such as swimming centres, gyms, courts and fields for game
Agility is a competitive sport that has strongly gained in popularity also in Finland.
Swim shorts now accepted
The opening of swimming halls brings along a change in swimwear regulations.