The City of Rovaniemi offers a full-spectrum opportunity for various physical activities to its people in the summer. There are both free and paid physical activities at different facilities that has been gaining popularity day by day among the city-dwellers and guests of almost every age group – children, adults or elderly people.
The facilities of many parks and playgrounds in the city centre and its outskirts are kept free all round the year while the residents need to buy season cards for access to some other activities under the supervision of the instructors. "The City of Rovaniemi invites all its residents and visitors to join our summer time activities. Everyone can participate in them free of charge," Rovaniemi City Sports Manager Pekka Hämäläinen told.
Park aerobics and guided fitness training for free
The city offers free park aerobics at Saarenkylä sports centre at 6 pm every Monday and outdoor circuit training on every Wednesday at 6 pm on the multi-arena at the city football field. No enrollment is needed for guided aerobics and fitness training and everyone can join the groups, Hämäläinen described. These free, supervised exercising activities are available until the end of July.
Hämäläinen also named many other opportunities for physical exercises to keep the people healthy during the summer. "There are plenty of different tracks and routes for walkers, runners and cyclists available near the city to make the summer more beautiful and attractive to the people," Hämäläinen added.
The city also has a large number of public playgrounds for physical exercises, like the central sports ground Saarenkylä, Ounashalli ground, Muurola ground, Mäntyvaara ground and racetrack for various sports services.
Low cost Summer Pass
With Summer Pass that costs 25 euros people of Rovaniemi can participate on guided outdoor exercises which will be organized until end of July. With Summer Pass one can also use gym in Keltakangas Sports Hall. There is also guided gym exercises on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 3 to July 31. Summer Pass can be collected from the Service Point Osviitta at the Rinteenkulma Shopping Center in Koskikatu area.
Gym exercise is available also at Totto-Hall in Muurola. The gym is opened on May 20 and will remain so till August 23. The pass costs 20 euros and can be collected from Muurola Library.
City of Rovaniemi - Daily Finland Report