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Courses and Events in Spring 2024

The courses are held in easy Finnish and English.
For more information, contact stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi p. 040 6317428

Swimming schools  for adults

Note! The course fee for the beginner's swimming course 27,50 € is to be paid in advance by registration.

Additionally the entrance fee to the swimming hall is to be paid each time *
*Single ticket at the cash desk.
Adults 6,95 €, students and children  7-18 years  4,10 €.
Children 0-6 years 1,65€

Single ticket bought from the ticket machine:
Adults  6,60€,  children 7-18 years, students and unemployed is  3,85€. Children 0-6 years 1,65€

Swimming course for women

Lappeenranta swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29.
Thursdays at 3-3.45 pm
(18.4-30.5. Note! No class 9.5)
Please note! The course is for complete beginners.
Register and pay here

 Swimming  course for men

Lappeenranta swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29.
Thursdays at 4-4.45 pm (18.4-30.5. Note! No class 9.5)
Please note! The course is for complete beginners.
Register and pay here

New! Advanced beginners' courses for adults

Lappeenranta swimming hall. Pohjolankatu 29.
The courses are for those who can already swim 5-10 meters.
The focus is on learning the elementary swimming strokes.
For women on Thursdays at 5-5.45 (18.4-2.5)
For men on Thursdays 5-5.45 pm (16.5-30.5)
Register and pay here
Please note! The course fee  15€  is to be paid online by registration.
Additionally the swimming hall entrance is to be paid.

 

Women only swimming hours

Lauritsala swimming hall. Luukkaankatu 51.
Sundays at 6.30pm-8pm
(until 28.4)  Please note! Entrance only between 6-6.30 pm.
Payment at the ticket machine. The cash desk is closed during this time. 
During these hours the pool is exclusively for women.
For safety reasons, only children who can swim are allowed in the pool.

More easy to join courses for beginners

 

Easy level football

Pallo sports hall. Tukkikatu 2.
Wednesdays 2.30-4 pm (10,1.-24.4. No class 28.2.)
Please note, the course continues outdoors in the summertime.
The course suits men, women and children from 10 years up.
Fee 2,50€ /session (payment by card). No registration required.

 

Summer 2024 let´s move!


Summer sports program 2024

Please note, further details and updates to follow until May.
For questions please contact: stina.tevajarvi@lappeenranta.fi or 040-6317428

 

For families, teens and children

 

Summer swimming schools for children

Swimming schools on Myllysaari beach arranged by the local swimming club Lappeenrannan Uimarit
Swimming schools of Lappeenrannan Uimarit
There will be swimming schools also in Joutseno and Sammonlahti. Information about them will be given here later.

 

Family event-tour 

Fun activity spots at playgrounds for daycare and  primary school age children
No registration. Free events.

Monday 20.5.  4.30 pm -6 pm. Joutseno daycare center Penttiläntie 4.
Tuesday 21.5. 4.30-6 pm Lauritsala daycare center, Tietokatu 2
Monday 27.5.  3.30 pm-6 pm.Voisalmi schoolyard, Voisalmentie 19
Wednesday 29.5. 4.30-6 pm Kourula daycare center, Katajakatu 10
For questions, please contact: anne.peuhkuri@lappeenranta.fi or 040 6190266.

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 (28.5-6.8)
Thursday 2-3 pm Lauritsala artificial turf, Kuntokatu 10 (29.5-7.8)
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 (27.5-5.8)
Wednesday  2-3 pm, Lauritsala schoolyard, Osulankatu 3 (29.5.-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  (28.5-6.8)
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.

 

Activities mainly for adults

 

Nature  events

Birdwatching at Rantaraitti

Wednesday 15.5 at 5.30-7 pm
Starting point at the parking lot of Korkkitehtaanranta.Rantaraitti.
Suitable for all ages. No registration or fees .

 

Hiking trips

Everybody is welcome to join a suitable walking distance.

Näkkiniemi nature path.
Wednesday 26.6 at 4-7 pm.
The walking distance is 4,5 km. The starting point is at Lappeen koulu, Järviniitunkatu 2.
There is a bus stop near the school. You can bring your own snacks and we will have a break at a firepit, if you want to have a barbeque.
No registration or fees.

Mikonsaari nature path
Wednesday 3.7. at 5-8 pm.
Start from the parking lot of the Mikonsaari nature path. Mikonsaarentie 331.
The walking distance is about 2 km.
You can bring your own snacks and we will have a break at a firepit, if you want to have a barbeque.
No registration or fees.

Puumala Norppapolku nature path
Saturday 8.6.
Start at 8am from the Lappeenranta water tower, Valtakatu 55.
A daytrip  enjoying the Saimaa views with an easy hike of about 10 km. Transport fee 20 €/ payment to the car driver.
Transport by carpool. Organized by Saimaan Latu, a local NGO,  that welcomes both members and non members to enjoy nature together.
For questions and registration, please contact  Pekka Rossi: 040-5457329, pekka.j.rossi@gmail.com

Ruska trip (Fall colours) to Repovesi natural park 
Saturday  21.9.2024
Enjoy the great ruska colours in the famous Repovesi natural park.
Transport fee/payment to the car driver.  Organized by Saimaan Latu, a local NGO,  that welcomes both members and non members to enjoy nature together.
Registration: Pekka Rossi 040-5457329, 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 Hämmäauteensuo
Tuesday 14.5.
Start 5 pm from the LUT main entrance. Yliopistonkatu 34.
Start  5.30 pm  from Lappeenrannan Urheilutalo main entrance door. Pohjolankatu 29.
Bikng distance is about 20-32km (depending on the starting point). Includes a walking distance about 1 km.
Please bring a water bottle and some snacks/something to grill if you wish to have a picnic.
In a 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 (open from 2.5).

 

Summer sport-spot tour by bike
Wednesday 5.6 at 3 pm-about 6.30 pm
Start from the LUT main entrance. Yliopistonkatu 34.
We will go by bike to summer sport spots (tennis courts, outdoor gyms, beach volleyball fields..) around the city in Sammonlahti, Kimpinen and Myllysaari.
The biking distance will be about 20 km. 
We will also visit a couple of outdoor events. You can bring your own snacks or buy something on the road.

Bike trip  to Taipalsaari
Monday 17.6  2.30-5.30 pm

The starting point is at the harbour, Kipparinkatu 2.
The length of the tour is 28 km.
Please bring a water bottle and some snacks if you wish to have a picnic.
No fees or registration.

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 (open from 2.5).

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.
Registration: Pekka Rossi 040-5457329, pekka.j.rossi@gmail.com

 

Churchboat rowing

Tuesday 25.6 at 5-8 pm.
Start from the boathouse, Myllysaarenpolku 45.
You are welcome to try rowing a big traditional wooden boat. There is a place for 13 rowers.
The  try-out is suitable for youngsters, teens and adults. The event is organized together with the local rowing club Lappeenrannan Soutajat.
Lifevests will be provided by the club. Waterproof clothes, gloves and a water bottle are recommended.
You can also bring your own picnic/something to grill if you want.
Fee 10€/person.
Please register and pay here (open from 2.5-).

For more nature experiences, please check here:

More summer sports 

 

Outdoor games

 

Easy level football

Wednesday 2.30-4 pm (starting 3.6)
Ratsumestari sportsfield. Puhakankatu 4 
Price €2.50 per session. Please pay by card. 
No registration. For questions p. 040-5270267


Disc golf try-outs

Joutseno frisbee golf field. Ravitie 17.
Starting point at the notice board of the artificial turf pitch.
Monday 3.6 at 6-7.30 pm
Wednesday 5.6 at 6-7.30 pm
Monday 10.6 at 6-7.30 pm

Mattila frisbee golf field. Sorkin rata. Kaarnepolku. Starting point at the service building.
Tuesday 4.6 at 6-7.30 pm
Thursday 6.6 at 6-7.30 pm
Tuesday 11.6 at 6-7.30 pm

The event offers an easy introduction to disc golf. The try-outs are arranged together with the local disc golf clubs Willimiehen DiscGolf and 05 Discgolf.
The clubs provide the discs.  The events are free of charge. No registration.
For questions please contact mikko.repo@lappeenranta.fi or  040-6309244

 

Beach volleyball

Myllysaari beach, Myllysaarenpolku 37.
Sammolahti beach, Rantaniitynkatu 35 a.
The beach volleyball fields can be used all summer for free and without registration.
Especially in the evening it´s usually easy to find play partners on site.
You have to bring a ball of your own. 

 

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. If 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.

 Monday 11-11.45 am, Sammonlahti sportsfield, Pirkonlähteenkatu 5. (27.5-24.6)
Tuesday 11–11.45 am, Lauritsala sportsfield, Kuntokatu 10  (28.5-6.8)
Tuesday  3-3.45 am  Kimpinen sportsfield high jumping spot Maaherrankatu 16 (28.5-25.6)
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)


Fun Walking Group

Tuesday 9.00–10.00 pm. Start from Sammontori (9.5.-27.6.)
A light walk suitable for everyone, accompanied by exercises to improve muscle tone and balance.

 

Outdoor/park exercise 

Easy and fun exercise to music. The level is individually adjustable,

Mondays  10.00–10.45 am  Myllysaari grass field, Myllysaarenpolku 37( 27.5- 5.8)
Mondays 3-3.45 pm Dance mix. Kimpinen sportsfields, high jumping spot, Maaherrankatu 16   (27.5.-24.6.) 
Tuesdays 1-1.45 pm. Juvakka sportsfield, Armilankatu 33  ( 28.5-25.6)
Tuesdays 1-1.45 pm Lauritsala sportsfield. Untokatu 10 ( 28.5-25.6)
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)
Wednesdays 3-3.45 pm, Sammonlahti sportsfield, Pirkonlähteenkatu 5 (29.5-26.6)
Thursdays 10-10.45 Kimpinen sportsfield. Adults+child-exercise. Maaherrankatu 16 (2..-8.8)
Fridays  9.00–9.45 pm Kasino park., Ainonkatu 19-31 (31.5-9.8)

 

Outdoor training

 

Step-training

Wednesday 9-10 am (29.5-26.6)
Huhtiniemi outdoor gym. Kuusimäenkatu 16.  The starting point is by the stairs.
Easy step-training exercises and outdoor gym instruction. 
No registration or fees. 

Circuit training and stretching

Mondays 4.30-5.30 pm. Juvakka sportsfield.Armilankatu 33 ( 27.5-9.8)
Thursdays 1-1.45 pm  Kimpinen sportfield, Maaherrankatu 16 (30.5-8.8. No class 28.6)
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  10.00–10.45 pm  Sammonlahti sportsfield,  Pirkonlähteenkatu 5 (30.5-27.6)
Thursday 4.30-5.15 pm   Lauritsala schoolyard, Osulankatu 3 (30.5-8.8)
Bring your own exercise mat and kettlebell or borrow one from the library.
No registration or fees. 

 

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 pace and the exercises are 

Neighbourhood exercise session

Wednesday 10.00–10.30 am  Louhenpuisto outdoor gym, Pieni Kirkkokatu 8 (8.5-28.8)
Thursday  11.00–11.30 am Sammontori (2.5-27.6)
Easy exercise suitable for all fitness levels. You can also participate with a rollator.

Dance

Tuesdays 10.00–10.30 am Louhenpuisto outdoor gym, Pieni Kirkkokatu 8 (28.5-25.6)
Easy moves to music. You can also participate with a rollator.