Sports

 

CampusSport

Services of CampusSport are open for all the students and staff members of Turku University of Applied Sciences, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Yrkeshögskolan Novia.
 
The versatile sports selection of CampusSport includes instructed sports classes (group workouts, combat sports, outdoor sports), sports shifts, five different gyms, a swimming pool and short courses. The weekly selection contains several classes of different levels, so that anyone can join in exercising.
 
You´ll find the schedule, class and course descriptions, fees and registration information at: www.campussport.fi/en. Inquiries: info@campussport.fi
 
In addition University Sports will arrange some physical activities only for the staff  and students of University of Turku. You´ll find these at intranet. Inquiries: liikunta@utu.fi

Turku/Åbo City Sports Services Center

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For further information about the sport activities in Turku/Åbo, contact the Turku/Åbo City Sports Services Centre (Turun Kaupungin Liikuntapalvelukeskus/Åbo Stads Idrottsbyrå), Blombergin aukio/Blombergsplan 4 – Hippoksentie/Hipposvägen 6. Tel 233 0000.

The sports centre organises special activities for immigrants, eg. swimming, gym, skiing and ice-skating. For more information, call Ms. Minna Inkinen, tel. 050 554 6229.

 


Sports Clubs in Turku/Åbo

There are also several private sport clubs in Turku/Åbo. Some of these offer student reductions:
Manhattan Sport Centre, Pitkämäenkatu/Pitkämäkigatan 4 B, tel. 239 7759 (badminton, indoor bandy, squash, basketball, tennis, floorball and table tennis)
M&M Kuntotalo, Kalevantie/Kalevavägen 15, tel. 250 0054 (aerobics, gym, spinning, badminton, street basket, beach volley, table tennis etc.),
Motivus Centrum, Eerikinkatu/ Eriksgatan 7 (gym, spinning, body pump, aerobics), Motivus Brahe, Brahenkatu/ Brahegatan 12 A 16 (Gym & aerobics, only for women), Sali 82, Artturinkatu/Artursgatan 2, tel. 251 8507 (gym, badminton, also ask for fitness boxing)
SATS Trivium, Lemminkäisenkatu /Lemminkäinengatan 32, tel. 010 309 9350 (aerobics, gym, spinning)
Elixia has two gyms in the central Turku/Åbo area. Centrum, Kristiinankatu/Kristinegatan 8, tel. 02 4809 2805 (aerobics, gym, spinning). Jokivarsi, Itäinen Rantakatu/Östra Strandgatan 60, tel. 02 284 2500 (aerobics, gym, spinning).


Swimming Pools

Turun Uimahalli, Rehtorinpellonkatu/Rektorsåkersgatan 4. Tel. 231 0515.
Impivaaran uimahalli, Uimahallinpolku/Simhallsstigen 4. Tel. (02) 262 3588. 
Spa and Congress Hotel Caribia is conveniently located next to Student Village.

In Turku/Åbo, there are two outdoor pools, which are open in the summer:

Samppalinna is located at Volter Kilven katu/Volter Kilpis gatan and is usually open from the beginning of May to the beginning of September.
Kupittaa is located at Kupittaankatu 10, and usually opens early June and closes in mid August.
 

 


Beaches and Wintertime Outdoor Swimming

If you enjoy swimming in the sea, there are a few beaches close to the city you can reach e.g. by bike or bus.

Or if you prefer, try exotic winter swimming in Ruissalo or Uittamo! LaituriJaAvanto2012.jpg

 


Sports Grounds

There are two main sports parks in Turku/Åbo. The one next to Samppalinna Hill, called Urheilupuisto/Idrotttsparken, offers two basket courts, a volley ball court (sand), three beach volley ball courts, two sand and two grass fields and a popular fitness path if you enjoy running. 

There are also five tennis courts, which can be booked for 5-10€ depending on time and day. Single or regular turn are available until the end of September. In addition to this there is a frisbee golf course and an athletics stadium, Paavo Nurmi Stadium.

The other main park with sports facilities also lies at a walking distance from the city centre. It is called Kupittaa Sports Arena. Here you can find e.g. a velodrome and BMX-track, sand and grass fields, a skateboarding facility and a sports hall with an affordable gym. In the vicinity you might see football (soccer) players at Veritas Stadium, which is the home of Finnish Premier League teams TPS and Inter.

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