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Sports of special groups, foto: City of Helsinki

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Discounts on autumn sport activities for those affected by spring cancellations
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Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division services closed until further notice

The services of City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division (libraries, library buses, cultural centres, museums, youth centres and all indoor sports facilities) will be closed from Wednesday March 18th. The Culture and Leisure Division is looking for alternative ways to produce cultural, library and sports services and youth services. The people who are now staying at home, need more things to do, support, joy and shared experiences. We will inform you about alternative services as soon as possible. More information


Sports for special groups refer to exercise that promotes health and functional abilities and, thereby, facilitate as independent a daily life as possible. The guidance provided to those that require special supports takes the customer’s needs into account, so that exercising is possible, regardless of a handicap or disability. If necessary, the customer’s personal assistant may take part in the class. 

Special sports are intended for the disabled, adults suffering from a long-term illness and for seniors, whose diminished functional abilities make participation in other sport activities impossible. The available activities include fitness classes, independent exercises in the gym or pool, guided gym training and hydrobics, among others.

Additional information on courses in Finnish.



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01.04.2020 09:07

Class descriptions

Descriptions in alphabetical order.

Special swimming card

Special swimming cards are granted for independent swimming to residents of Helsinki who have a disability or who are suffering from a long-term illness.

Regional exercise services

Regional exercise services are part of the neighbourhood service networks that meet resident needs with versatile activities.

Sports information

Sports Info is a great opportunity to talk with an expert about exercise recommendations and ask for tips on how to start doing sports.