Affordable exercise all season long with a single load!
The affordable Student Wristband is intended for students in upper secondary education (general upper secondary schools and vocational schools) and higher education institutions. The wristband encourages the user to exercise when it best suits their schedule. The Student Wristband is valid for six months from the date of purchase, and the user can use it once a day to access a sporting facility of their choice. The right to purchase the product requires a valid student card or certificate to be presented.
Turku makes everyone move – Future policies for developing the sports facilities network and the sports culture
In the coming years, the City of Turku's sports facility network will have significant update needs, as several central and popular sports facilities reach the end of their life cycle.
The objective is to promote fitness and wellbeing of all people, professional prerequisites of top athletes and 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 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.
Safety instructions for participants in Children´s wonderland
• Anyone can atted the event, number of participants is not limited. One can arrive to the event when ever and registration is no longer in use.
• Every child should have a responsible adult with them. We recommend that one adult is needed for 1-3 children.
• Participate in the event only if you feel completely healthy.
• Please take care of your hand hygiene.
• Keep safe distance to others.
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.
Spring season: Mon 7 Hebruary – Sun 22 May
Children and young people
Multicultural sports and exercise clubs
On 29 December 2021, the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland decided on new regulations that restrict the provision of re
The City of Turku's Recreation and Education Divisions are conducting a questionnaire on children's and young people's hobbies during Autumn 2021.
The City of Turku has launched a new season product aimed at students.
City of Turku’s indoor sports facilities starting from June 16
- Contacts and competition activities are allowed also indoors regarding
In the city of Turku, the alignment means the relaxing of restrictions in the city's various functions.
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.