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Summer Sports and Events

Let's be active together this summer!

In some of the courses the instruction language is Finnish, but don´t hesitate-the body language is universal!
For questions please contact: stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi or 040-6317428

For families, teens and children

 

Swimming schools for children

Swimming schools by Lappeenrannan Uimarit.
Myllysaari, Murheistenranta and Ahvenlampi beaches.
Course fee: 50€ per week
Swimming schools of Lappeenrannan Uimarit

Swimming schools by LiveLife company
Course fee: 30€/child (the course includes 4 lessons)
For questions and registration:  look here  or phone:
Kia Petrell: p. 0456465744   info@livelife.fi, 

 

Adult+child exercise time

Tuesday 4 pm-4.45pm  Tervahaudanpuisto, Yliopistonkatu 30- close to LUT  (18.6.-6.8.)
Thursday 10 pm-10.45 pm  Kimpinen sportsfield. Maaherrankatu 16 (20.6.-8.8.)
Adults and children (0-10 years) do playful exercises together.
Free of charge. No registation.

Football for primary school children

Tuesday 2-3 pm Sammonlahti artificial turf, Pirkonlähteenkatu 6 (4.6.-6.8.)
Thursday 2-3 pm Lauritsala artificial turf, Kuntokatu 10 (6.6.-7.8.)
The game is adjusted to the children taking part.
Free of charge. No registration.

Summer sports for daycare and  primary school age children

Monday  2-3 pm,  Kesämäki schoolyard, Lavolankatu 16 (3.6.-5.8.)
Wednesday  2-3 pm, Lauritsala schoolyard, Osulankatu 3 (5.6.-7.8.)
Free activities for children and playing together.
Children up to 6 years shall be supervised by an adult joining the event.
Free of charge. No registration.

Outdoor games for children

Tuesday 11 pm-12, Kesämäki schoolyard,  Lavolankatu 16  (4.6.-6.8.)
Friday 11 pm-12, Lauritsala schoolyards, Osulankatu 3 (7.6.-9.8.)
Try some fun  traditional outdoor games that suit children of different ages.
Free of charge. No registration.

 

Coming up in fall

 

Events for Families

Sports Picnic

Kimpinen Sports centre, Maaherrankatu 16
Wednesday 14.8. at 4.30-6.30 pm
Welcome to meet local sports clubs and try different sports together with your children.
This is a good opportunity to find a new hobby!
No registration or fees.

 

Family Sports events

Monthly, Sundays at 10 am -1 pm
At 9-10 am children with special needs, such as hyper sensibility, movement restriction or attention disorders are welcome for a more peaceful session.

The event offers a big variety of fun sports equipment to be tried by children up to 12 years together with an adult. The children need parental supervision during the whole event. No registration. The fee 2,60 €/child is to be paid on site to the club in charge.

Joutsenohalli, Penttiläntie 17
Sunday 1.9., 20.10., 17.11. and 8.12.

Kourulan palloiluhalli, Katajakatu 12
Please note! Saturday 14.9. at 10 am-1 pm
Sunday 6.10., 3.11., 24.11.. and 15.12.

 

Family Circus Event

Artschool Estradi, Teollisuuskatu 9

Sunday  29.9. at 10 am -1 pm

Welcome to try easy acrobatics and fun balance challenges.  
The fee 2,60 €/child is to be paid on site.

 

Family Days in the swimming hall

Lauritsala swimming hall. Luukkaankatu 51

Saturdays at 10 am -1 pm
31.8., 28.9., 12.10. and 23.11.

Children with supervision of an adult are welcome to attend.
No registration or fee for the event, but the entrance fee is to be paid.

 

Free entrance hours for teens

Fridays from 2pm -5 pm
No entrance fee for teens and secondary level students in the following places:

- Lappeenranta and Lauritsala swimming halls  
- Joutsenohalli and the swimming hall gyms. Note! Only for 9th graders upwards.

 

For more sports and events

Please also check:
Local sports clubs here
The calender for local sports activities  here
The event guide for Lappeenranta here

 

 

Activities mainly for adults

 

Swimming school for adults on the beach

Korkkitehtaan ranta beach . Rantaraitti.Come here
8.7.- 19.7.
at 4-5 pm
at 5-6 pm The group is full
Monday, Wednesday , Friday (8.7.,  10.7., 12.7., 15.7., 17.7., 19.7.)
6 lessons
Welcome all adults who can't swim 
Total course fee : 10€.
Please note: if  there are cyanobacteries in the water or there is thunder storm, the lesson will be cancelled.
Register and pay here

 

 

Nature  events

 

Hiking trips

Ruska trip (Fall colours) to Repovesi natural park 
Saturday  21.9.2024
Enjoy the great ruska colours in the famous Repovesi natural park.
Transport by carpool. Organized by Saimaan Latu  
Saimaan Latu is a non profit society,  that welcomes both members and non members to enjoy nature together.
For questions and registration, please contact  Pekka Rossi: 040-5457329 or pekka.j.rossi@gmail.com

 

Bike trips

Everybody is welcome to join a suitable biking distance.
You need a bike (your own or rented) and a helmet for the tours. A city bike level bike is good enough.
We will have a nice moderate travel speed adjusted to the group. 
For questions, please contact stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi or 040 6317428

Bike trip to Mikonsaari
Tuesday 16.7.
4 pm -about 7.30 pm.  Start from the LUT main entrance. Yliopistonkatu 34.
4.30 pm-about 7 pm. Start from Lappeenranta harbour, Kipparinkatu 2.
Total distance about 20-35 km (depending on the starting point). Includes a walking distance of about 1 km.
In case of rainy weather, the trips will be cancelled and rescheduled for future dates.
Return about 8 pm. In cooperation with  Lappeenrannan Pyöräilijät  biking club
No fees, but please register  here

Bike trip to Riihilahti Taipalsaari 
Saturday 17.8.2024.
We will bike from Lappeenranta to Taipalsaari along the beautiful lake route.
Total distance starting from Lappeenranta city center about 40 km.
Organized by Saimaan Latu  
For questions and registration, please contact  Pekka Rossi: 040-5457329 or pekka.j.rossi@gmail.com

For more nature experiences, please check here:

More summer sports 

 

Outdoor games

 

Easy level football

Wednesday 2.30-4 pm 
Ratsumestari sportsfield. Puhakankatu 4 
Price €2.50 per session. Please pay by card. 
No registration. For questions p. 040-5270267

 

 

Outdoor exercise groups

You can join the groups once or each week, if you wish. The groups are for adults of different ages and fitness levels.  Please bring your own water bottle and a mat to do exercises on the ground.
The groups are free of charge. No registration. In the case of rain the classes will be cancelled.
For questions, please contact: stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi or 040-6317428

 

Light  exercise

Body care/FasciaMethod

After a thorough warm-up, the lesson continues with a variety of easy but effective movements that develop the mobility and strength of the body.
The lessons are well suited for beginners.
No registration or fees.

Tuesday 11–11.45 am, Lauritsala sportsfield, Kuntokatu 10 (28.5.-6.8.)
Wednesday 9-9.45 am , Myllysaari beach grass area. Myllysaarenpolku 37 (29.5.-7.8.)
Thursday  2-2.45 pm Kimpinen sportsfield high jumping spot,  Maaherrankatu 16 (30.5.-8.8.)
No registration or fees.

 

Outdoor/park exercise 

Easy and fun exercise to music. The level is individually adjustable,
No registration or fees.

Mondays  10.00–10.45 am  Myllysaari grass field, Myllysaarenpolku 37 (27.5.-5.8.)
Tuesdays 1-1.45 pm Lauritsala sportsfield. Untokatu 10 (28.5.-6.8.)
Tuesdays  6.30 pm-7.15 pm Hinkanranta, Joutseno, Rantaite 540 (28.5.-6.8.)
Wednesdays 6-6.45 pm  Myllysaari grass area, Myllysaarenpolku 37 (29.5.-7.8.)
Thursdays 10-10.45 Kimpinen sportsfield. Adults+child-exercise. Maaherrankatu 16 (-8.8.)
Fridays  9.00–9.45 pm Kasino park. Ainonkatu 19-31 (31.5.-9.8.)

 

Outdoor training

Circuit training and stretching

Mondays 4.30-5.30 pm. Juvakka sportsfield. Armilankatu 33 (27.5.-5.8.)
Thursdays 1-1.45 pm  Kimpinen sportfield, Maaherrankatu 16 (30.5.-8.8.)
The program  includes some more demanding exercises.
No registration or fees. 

Kettlebell

Wednesday  4.30-5.15 pm  Juvakka sportsfield. Armilankatu 33 (29.5.-7.8.)
Thursday 4.30-5.15 pm   Lauritsala schoolyard. Osulankatu 3 (30.5.-8.8.)
Please bring your own exercise mat and kettlebell or borrow one from the library.
No registration or fees. 

 

Coming up in Fall..

 

Water exercise event

Welcome to try different kinds of water exercise classes in the shallow or deep pool.
Lappeenranta Swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29

Friday 30.8. at 4 -7 pm

4.10 - 4.40 pm. Deep water Power Exercise
4.45 - 5.15 pm. Exercise in the shallow pool
5 30 - 6 pm. Shallow pool Dance Exercise
6.15 - 7 pm. Water Circuit using the whole big  pool

Fee: 2 €/class or 5 € the whole event + swimming hall entrance fee.

 

Weekly courses

Fall season: 2.9.-15.12.  (Fall break 21.-27.10.2024)

Fees/season/group
€ 34 groups starting before 4pm
€ 50 groups starting after 4 pm
NOTE!  In addition to the seasonal fee, the swimming hall fee must be paid separately on site. Most groups require registration. For help with the registration please contact Stina, phone:040 6317428
or stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi

Below a selection of courses. For the whole program please check here

Water exercise (shallow water)

Lappeenranta Swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29
Tuesday 9.15 - 9.45 am,  10.00 - 10.30 am and 10.45 - 11.15 am
Wednesday  10.00 - 10.30 am                                   

Lauritsala swimming hall. Luukkaakatu 51
Monday 10.45 - 11.15 am and  11.30 – 12 am
Thursday 10.00 - 10.30 am and 10.45 - 11.15 am

No registration Water Aerobics

You do not need to register for the so-called wristband water aerobics.
The wristband can be claimed for €2.60 at the swimming hall cash before the start of the workout.
Additionally you pay the swimming hall entrance.

Lappeenranta swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29
Deep pool water aerobics
Monday  11.30 am - 12.00 and  4.30 - 5 pm
Wednesday  4.30 - 5 pm
Thursday 6.15 - 6.45 am  

Deep pool water circuit
Thursday 4.30 - 5.15 pm

Shallow water aerobics
Lauritsala swimming hall
Tuesday 6.15 - 6.45 am and  5.30 - 6.00 pm
Friday 12.30 - 1.00 pm  
Sunday 10.30 - 11.00 am

 

Women only swimming hours

Lauritsala swimming hall, Luukkaantie 51

Sundays evenings (2.9.-15.12.2024)
This event is outside the public hours.
Entry only at 6-6.30 pm, pool time 6.30-7.30 pm.
The entrance fee during the event can only be bought from the ticket machine with a payment card.

 

Gym work out

 
Circuit training groups

Circuit training means strength training in a group at the gym.
Lappeenranta swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29
Monday 10  - 11 am
Friday 9.30 - 10.30 am

Lauritsala swimming hall. Luukkaankatu 51
Monday 4.45 pm-4.45 pm

Kahilanniemi Gym. Valto Käkelän katu 3 D
Thursday 2.30-3.30 pm  and 3.45-4.45 pm

Let´s start -group

This group is aimed for people who are starting or restarting to exercise after a longer break.
Kahilanniemi gym. Valto Käkelän katu 3 D.
Thursday  6 – 7 pm

Fascia Method

Body maintenance and balance training. This is a soft but effective class and suits beginners.
Kourula sports hall. Katajakatu 12
Monday 3 - 4 pm

Keep-fit exercise group

Kourula sports hall. Katajakatu 12
Tuesday 3 - 3.45 pm.

DanceMix

Fun and easy movement to different kinds of music. You don't need a partner to join.
Urheilutalo gymnastic hall, Pohjolankatu 29
Monday  4.15 - 5 pm

Outdoor exercise for everybody

We focus on walking, body maintenance and light muscle exercises.
We move throughout the winter. No registration or fees.
Tuesday 9.15 - 10 am. Start from Sammontori 
Tuesday 1 – 2 pm. Start from Juvakka field 

 

Body weight control  -classes

The classes are aimed for people whose BMI is over 30.
These groups also give an excellent restart to exercising after a longer break.

Kahilanniemi Gym, Valto Käkelän katu 3 D
Tuesday 5.40 – 6.40 pm. Women only
Tuesday  6.45 – 7.45 pm. Men only
Thursday 7.00 – 8.00 pm. Women only

Sports peer groups for men 

These group offer support for starting a more active lifestyle.
The classes include workout, muscle toning, floorball and volleyball. The classes are held in Kourula, Kahilanniemi and Huhtiniemi.
For the schedules, please check here or ask Stina p.040 631 7428 or stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi

 

Easy to join football
The group is for teens and adults throughout the year.
Ratsumestari outdoor sports field* Puhakankatu 4
*Pallo sports hall from 25.9.-. Tukkikatu 2
Wednesday  2:30 – 4 pm
Price €2,60/session. Payment on site, debit card payment recommended.
No registration. For questions: p.040 5270267

 

Free entrance and benefits for unemployed people

The groups below can be accessed by showing the job application (TE-toimisto) certificate at either the information point or the cash desk.

Free gym hours

Lappeenranta swimming hall gym, Pohjolankatu 29.
Monday  2 - 3 pm.

Joutsenohalli gym, Penttiläntie 17.
Wednesday 3- 4 pm

 

Free swimming hours

Lauritsala swimming hall, Luukkaantie 51
Tuesday 3- 4 pm

Lappeenranta swimming hall, Pohjolankatu 29
Thursday  1- 2 pm

Free Body Maintenance class

Urheilutalo gymnastic hall, Pohjolankatu 29
Thursday 2.15 - 3 pm 
Please bring your own exercise mat. No registration needed.

For more sports and events

Please also check:
Local sports clubs here
The calender for local sports activities  here
The event guide for Lappeenranta here

 

 

Activities for seniors

Please note, that seniors are very welcome to all adult activities, and beginners of all ages are welcome to senior groups.
The exercises are adjusted also to suit people who have slight movement restrictions.

Neighbourhood exercise session

Wednesday 10.00–10.30 am  Louhenpuisto outdoor gym, Pieni Kirkkokatu 8 (8.5.-28.8.)
Easy exercise suitable for all fitness levels. You can also participate with a rollator.

 

Coming up in Fall

 

Circuit training groups

Circuit training means guided strength training at the gym. 
We offer tens of groups for people in the age of 60+ and 70+ on all weekdays in the sportshall, Lauritsala, Kahilanniemi and Joutseno gyms.
Please check the schedules here
For help with the  registration ask Stina p.040 631 7428 or stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi

 

Chair exercise classes

Monari/Lappeenranta Youth Centre 2nd floor. Anni Swanin katu 7
Monday 1.30 - 2.15 pm.

Sammonlahti church 2nd floor. Hietakallionkatu 7
Tuesday 10.30 - 11.15 am.

Lauritsala community house.Hallituskatu 20
Wednesday 1.15 – 2 pm.

 

Outdoor exercise 

The classes include walking, body maintenance and light muscle exercises.
We move throughout the winter. No registration or fees.

Sammontori, Sammontori 2
Tuesday  9.15 – 10 am

Juvakka sportsfield, Juvakankatu 2b
Tuesday  1 – 2 pm

Louhenpuisto activity park. Pieni Kirkkokatu 43
Wednesday 1- 1.30 pm
No walking included in this class, rollator users are also welcome.

 

Senior dance

Monari/Lappeenranta Youth Centre 2nd floor. Anni Swanin katu 7
Wednesday 2- 2.45 pm

Joyful dance to music that's easy to follow. We learn easy steps and dance in a circle.
Welcome as a couple or on your own.