Exercise leaves a mark! Explore the legendary Töölö Sports Hall and Liikuntamylly

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Töölö Sports Hall, Liikuntamylly, Pirkkola and other city-owned sports halls are in full action and offer a variety of sports and exercise opportunities all year round. The range of opportunities is almost endless. Why not try gym training, boxing, dancing or basketball at the legendary Töölö Sports Hall? Or how about athletics, wall climbing, floorball or table tennis at Liikuntamylly, the most versatile sports hall in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area? Perhaps a workout session at an outdoor or indoor gym, jogging on the sawdust track or exploring moats and other hidden treasures of the forest with the whole family at Pirkkola Sports Park? Below, we have listed some of the gems among our sports facilities for you to explore.


The legendary Töölö Sports Hall is open 354 days a year

Sports halls come and go, but Töölö Sports Hall is forever! Completed in 1935 and also known as an Olympic venue, Töölö Sports Hall gave a permanent home to athletes and fitness enthusiasts in 1975. Since then, gymnasts, fencers, ball players, martial arts practitioners, street dancers, individual fitness enthusiasts and exercisers have become regulars at Töölö Sports Hall. Today, the list of recreational opportunities provided by Töölö Sports Hall seems endless: basketball, badminton, table tennis, cheerleading, karate, fencing, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, golf, cue sports, bodybuilding, boxing… Töölö Sports Hall surely is the most legendary and versatile sports venue ever!

Töölö Sports Hall recently received excellent reviews in the Iltalehti gym comparison. People praised, for example, the dynamic atmosphere, lack of unnecessary pretentiousness, the price level, the service-mindedness, the café, the central location, the diverse fitness opportunities and much more: “a decent, honest and clean hall that is easy and versatile to work out in.”

Additional information and opening hours of Töölö Sports Hall are available here.


Liikuntamylly has 12,060 m2 of room for exercising

Liikuntamylly is one of the most versatile fitness and top sports venues in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and it is also one of the national athletics training centres. Athletics, gymnastics and floorball competitions are regularly organised at Liikuntamylly. Martial arts, climbing, basketball, bodybuilding and weightlifting, volleyball, wrestling, table tennis, badminton and dance are also among sports practised at Liikuntamylly. In the evenings and on weekends, the facilities are partly used by sports clubs, but as a rule, the facilities are available for use without reservation at the price of the entrance fee. Whether you are looking to maintain your fitness level or develop it in a goal-oriented manner, Liikuntamylly has the settings for almost anything.

Additional information and opening hours of Liikuntamylly are available here.


Pirkkola sports oasis in the middle of Central Park

Pirkkola Sports Park is a true sports and exercise oasis located in the middle of Helsinki Central Park that offers recreational opportunities for almost anyone. The sports park features ball courts and a swimming hall, several indoor and outdoor gyms, football fields and an athletics field. In addition, a new ice arena was opened in the sports park in early autumn 2021, providing three public ice skating sessions every week. The grounds of Pirkkola Sports Park, which include hiking trails, sports fields and buildings, are located in the middle of Central Park. There are also marked hiking routes and exercise trails to Laakso, Paloheinä and Pitkäkoski. There are almost 6 kilometres of exercise trails in the area, and in wintertime they are turned into ski tracks and ploughed outdoor exercise routes. The surroundings of Pirkkola also have a lot of moats, so there is much to explore for the entire family in the forests around the sports park.

“Pirkkola will continue to be developed, and our goal is to be able to provide city residents with even a more versatile sports park offering services to both athletes and regular people who enjoy an active lifestyle. As it is, the sports park already has some 1,150,000 visitors every year. We call it the Southern Vierumäki,” says Teijo Korva, team supervisor at Pirkkola Sports Park.

Additional information and opening hours of Pirkkola’s indoor sports facilities are available here.

You can find a list of all City of Helsinki sports halls and venues along with their opening hours here >>

Gyms and gymnasiums can be found here >>

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