Seinäjoki’s Sports Services maintains sports facilities and promotes opportunities for physical activity in the city.
The most important indoor sports facilities owned by the City are the Swimming Hall/Sports Centre and the Nurmohalli, Ritolahalli and Kirmaushalli sports halls. The most important outdoor sports facilities are the pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) stadiums in Nurmo, Seinäjoki and Peräseinäjoki, the athletics fields in Seinäjoki and Ylistaro and the grounds of the Ice Sports Centre, where you can find three standard ice rinks, an artificial ice rink and an artificial turf pitch. The area’s public services are complemented by the privately run Wallsport Arena and OmaSP Stadion.
For further information about sports facilities and reservations, please contact Sports Services.
Kirkkokatu 15, 60100 Seinäjoki (Swimming Hall/Sports Centre)
+358 6 416 2146
Ice skating rinks
In winter, more than 50 outdoor ice skating rinks are created on sports fields and in schoolyards. Some of these are set up as ice hockey rinks. The ice rinks are free to use.
Ice Sports Centre
The Ice Sports Centre has two normal ice rinks, a light-activities ice rink and a large artificial ice rink.
During the winter, the Ice Sports Centre also offers public skating times in addition to reserved times for sports clubs. In the summer, the artificial ice rink is converted into tennis courts, a basketball court and a floorball rink that may all be used freely.
Additionally, the area has an artificial turf pitch, and Jouppilanvuori’s fitness/skiing tracks pass by the centre.
Seinäjoki has several sand, grass and artificial turf pitches that provide excellent opportunities to compete and play football, baseball, American football and field hockey as well as engaging in track and field. The city also has basketball, beach volleyball and tennis courts.
Local sports facilities and general sports pitches may be freely used by all residents and are located in schoolyards or residential areas. Grass pitches may only be used by reservation by clubs and societies.
Fitness tracks and nature walks
There are approximately 280 kilometres of walking routes and fitness tracks around the city.
The most significant walking route is on Jouppilanvuori, where there are several fitness tracks and rest areas with toilets, Lapp huts and lean-tos.
During the summer, fitness tracks and routes also serve as cycling paths.
During the winter, the City maintains about 200 kilometres of skiing tracks. The tracks run along fitness tracks, nature walks and near schools and day-care centres. The tracks include options for both experienced skiers and beginners.
Seinäjoki has four large sports halls: the Swimming Hall/Sports Centre, Nurmohalli, Ritolahalli and Kirmaushalli. In addition to courts for ball games, sports halls also have smaller spaces for different indoor sports, such as wrestling, judo, boxing, dance and gymnastics.
See the Swimming Hall/Sports Centre
Seinäjoki has 27 school gyms of varying sizes, which are primarily used by sports clubs and associations in the evenings. Sports Services are responsible for managing gym reservations on weekdays and the school is responsible for managing reservations on weekends.
There is a wealth of route options for cycling in the Seinäjoki area. In addition to bicycle paths, many fitness tracks are also suitable for cycling. Excellent examples are the Seinäjoki-Ilmajoki track – an unobstructed adventure exercise route – and the track around Lake Kyrkösjärvi.
The city of Seinäjoki organises life guards on the beaches of Kyrkösjärvi, Sahanlampi and Tanelinranta from June to August. The beaches with lifeguards also have toilet and changing room facilities. Swimmers and parents must remember that the presence of lifeguards does not lessen parents’ responsibility for the safety of their children.
Seinäjoki also has other swimming spots without lifeguards in the form of rivers, lakes and old quarries.