Thousands of stories from the Swimming Stadium and Kumpula outdoor swimming pool

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Thousands of stories from the Swimming Stadium and Kumpula outdoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pools are an essential part of the summer in Helsinki. For many, the opening of the Swimming Stadium signals the beginning of the summer. Also this spring, when the doors of the Swimming Stadium opened, people raced in the traditional style to be the first to reach the pools. The playful annual competition shows the importance of the outdoor swimming pools to Helsinki residents. Childhood memories, experiences and stories bring together different generations and residents regardless of their background. People come to the pools to enjoy themselves, splash around and spend time together – to create new stories. During the spring and summer, new stories will be created until September: the Swimming Stadium is open from 15 May to 11 September and the Kumpula outdoor swimming pool from 22 May to 21 August.

Swimming Stadium and Kumpula looking their very best

The Swimming Stadium has been perfectly prepared for the summer: the public and interior spaces have been painted respecting the original Olympic colours, the seating area has new seats, and the dressing, shower and sauna rooms have been renovated. There’s a new outdoor floorball rink at the southern end of the Swimming Stadium, and you can loan sticks and balls against a deposit. The area also features a versatile outdoor gym with David equipment, basketball and beach volley courts, ping pong tables, an indoor gym, a giant chess area and children’s play areas, all familiar from the earlier summers. You don’t have to go hungry at the Swimming Stadium. There’s a new café restaurant entrepreneur with a tasty new menu.

The Kumpula outdoor swimming pool is also in tip-top shape for the summer. The basketball court has been renovated and equipped with new height-adjustable hoops. Kumpula also features a beach volley court, a high-quality outdoor gym with David equipment, a ping-pong table, a picnic area, children’s play areas and a boxing ring available for training against a deposit. The signage has been renewed, and there’s a new waste sorting point for the customers. Kumpula also has a new café restaurant entrepreneur with an updated menu.

In addition to single tickets and monthly passes, you can buy season cards valid for 120 days both to the indoor swimming pools and other City of Helsinki sports facilities. The 120-day and other serial and monthly cards are sold at the outdoor swimming pools and in Töölö Sports Hall, Liikuntamylly fitness and exercise centre and the Itäkeskus, Jakomäki, Pirkkola and Yrjönkatu swimming halls.


Outdoor swimming pool charges:

– one visit €5.50
– 10 visits €44
– 1 month (30 days) €44
– season card (120 days) €132

Children (7–17 years) and others
– one visit €3
– 10 visits €24
– 1 month (30 days) €24
– season card (120 days) €72

War veterans, children under 7 years
– free admission


Outdoor swimming pool opening hours

Mon–Sat 6:30–20:00
Sun 9:00–20:00
The cash desk closes and entry time ends at 20:00, swimming time ends at 20:30 and washing time at 20:45. Customers must leave the area by 21:00.

Swimming Stadium (link)
Kumpula outdoor swimming pool (link)


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