All the gyms of Turku City Sports Services Centre share the same rules and regulations. This way everyone can train under functioning, clean and safe conditions.
When the winter is cold enough in Turku, you can ice skate on natural ice rinks that can be found around the city. In case the temperature is not right for natural ice to form, you can head to the Park Field artificial ice rink or Kupittaa ice skating rink (‘luistelumato’) which is free of charge. From August to March it is possible to ice skate in Impivaara and Varissuo ice halls during public hours, also free of charge.
Sports and exercise clubs based in Turku have the possibility to apply for affordable club wristbands to the Impivaara Swimming Centre for their members.
The main user groups of the hall to can get Club Wristbands applicable for both individual and group use. For adults the use of the wristband costs 20 € / 10 entries. For under 20-year-olds the use is free. The cost of the wristband is 8 €.
The adult priced wristbands are valid for one year from the purchase date. Other wristbands are valid for one season until September 30th.
The main user groups of the hall may get a Club Wristband applicable for both individual and group use. Athletics, rowing and canoeing, orienteering, ring gymnastics, and triathlon clubs based in Turku are regarded as the main users.
For adults the use costs 40 € / 20 entries. For under 20-year-olds the use is free. The cost of the wristband is 8 €.
You will receive a confirmation letter about the allotted time slots via mail or email. Confirm the time slot by the date given on the cover letter. The applicant will also receive the possible cancellation notices and other notifications in writing during the season.
Via the Timmi reservation planner you can book single time slots for sports and exercise from the current day onwards for the next 14 days. You can book times for outdoor fields, school gyms, and ball game halls. Swimming halls, conference facilities (except for Impivaara football hall meeting room), natural lawn fields, or the ball game hall on Fiskarsinkatu cannot be reserved online. You can reserve the Impivaara football hall meeting room online if you have a username and password for adult time slots as either a private person or a club.
You can apply for regular or single time slots from the Sport and Exercise Facilities. In order to apply for time slots you must first register to be a Timmi - user. Registering to be a Timmi user happens automatically as you sign in to the Timmi reservation calendar for the first time. To sign-in to Timmi you need an email address and an online banking account. After signing-in you can fill in the form of the reservation calendar. You may also apply for time slots during the season.
In order for the everyday training to go as smoothly as possible, the staff members of sports and exercise clubs should familiarize themselves with matters related to sports and exercise facilities with the utmost care. With all questions you can contact the Sports Services Centre. In matters related to swimming places, however, please contact the Impivaara Swimming Centre.
The Sports Service Centre offers training courses for the instructors, coaches, parents, and clerical workers of sports and exercise clubs in Turku free of charge. Topics include, for example:
- instructor skills
- management of finances
The training courses are aimed at both beginners as well as more experienced veterans.
The training courses are realized in co-operation with neighbouring municipalities and Lounais-Suomen Liikunta ja Urheilu.
Everyone who belons to the list below is entitled to discount prices at the Turku City gyms, indoor and outdoor swimming halls, and guided groups. Valid proof must be presented at the counter in order to receive the discount.
At the customer service points of the Sports Services Centre you can pay both with cash as well as with debit and credit cards.
The normal-priced and discount group products listed below (NB! no children’s products) can also be purchased with:
Information about cultural services aimed at different target groups is available from the Cultural Coordinators of Turku City Recreation Division. They produce and develop services for children and the youth, persons of working age, Swedish speaking persons, the elderly, and immigrants in extensive co-operation with other operators.
Turku is a multicultural city that actively promotes parity, communality, and the acceptance of differences in the whole city. Over a hundred different languages are spoken in Turku as native tongues, and there are people representing over 130 nationalities. All the major religions are also represented in Turku.
Together with organizations and a wide network the City of Turku supports cultural versatility and intercultural dialogue by organizing possibilities for cultures to meet.
Finnish language skills as well as knowledge about Finnish culture and history support social integration to the new home country. Turku City Recreation Division offers versatile opportunities for getting to know the city through culture and physical exercise.
Turku Museum Centre offers immigrants guided tours and workshops through which one can get to know Finnish history, nature, folklore and art. At the same time the central vocabulary of the subject will become familiar.
Alfa Sports Centre is a versatile training place for clubs: The centre has facilities for martial arts, boxing, wrestling, weight lifting, table tennis and gymnastics.
Entry with a Club Wristband
When entering a training session, you will need a wristband which you can receive from your club. Ring the doorbell if you need help. The staff will not open the gate. Below you can find further information about the clubs at Alfa and the club wristbands.
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.
Turku offers great possibilities for ice skating almost year around. Further information on ice skating locations can be found through the folloowing links below.
With the Senior Wristband and Senior Card the 65-year-olds and older residents of Turku can enjoy exercise and culture at a low price. The wristband and card encourage their owners to do self-directed exercise and to use the services according to their own schedules and interests. The wristband is valid 6 months from the loading date.
Where to use the Senior Wristband
Please remember to keep with you both the wristband snd the card of validation when using the services provided.
Gyms and swimming pools:
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Kimmoke is an affordable way of taking part in leisure activities. You can try sports and culture either independently or in a group!
One wristband will give you access to sports areas and cultural attractions with an affordable seasonal fee.
An Exercise Wristband grants you access to sports and exercise facilities. The number of times you can enter is loaded into the wristband, and a series of ten entries is the minimum you can load at a time. The advantages of using the wristband are cheaper prices compared to one-time payments and being able to avoid queuing at the counter.
The Exercise Wristband can be used as a means of payment at:
In order to publicize the internationality of Turku, the city annually nominates the Year’s New Citizen of Turku and the Multicultural Act.
Do you know builders of multicultural Turku region?
Suggest a person, give us a name
of our new citizen worthy of fame
or why not an achievement, an act or a feat
that helps multiculturalism look cool and neat.
The New Citizen of Turku
Persons who have brought a humanitarian/peace message have traditionally donated an object as a concrete symbol of their message. These objects are kept in the Brinkkala Mansion at the Old Great Square in a glass cabinet known as the Showcase for Peace. It is possible to go and see the objects during the opening hours of the mansion.
Also, the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read aloud to all of Finland from a balcony in the Brinkkala Mansion.
Be sure to always follow the current rules and regulations, and the staff's instructions, as well as maintaining cleanliness and good manners. This ensures that everyone can train and practise safely and without disturbances.