New renovated Olympic Stadium

Helsinki Liikkuu -event at the renovated Olympic Stadium

The most legendary event venue in Finland, the fully renovated Olympic Stadium will be hosting an event Helsinki Liikkuu on 21–24 September. During these four days, you have the opportunity to see and move in the underground indoor sports facilities of the Olympic Stadium: the facilities in use include Sports Hall 1 (size 977 m²), Sports Hall 2 (size 565 m²) and Sports Hall 3 (size 321 m²). On each of the four event days, we are offering various instructed activities for children, young people, families and adults.

The Helsinki Liikkuu event offers a selection of EasySport activities for children in grades 1–6, cardio and strength workouts for adults, cheerleading, circus tricks and gymnastics for families with children, acrobatics and tricks for children, and coordination and dance/gym classes for adults. The morning of Thursday 24 September will be a special one: you can join family activities, play floorball, do gymnastics, and finally try a hobbyhorse track and even meet ponies in the event square.

You will be guided towards the underground sports facilities from the Stadium Tower. The storage space for prams and pushchairs is outside the stadium. Due to the coronavirus restrictions and regulations, only visitors with a pre-purchased ticket may access the Olympic Stadium. You can purchase tickets at lippu.fi for the price of the processing fee, €1. You must purchase a ticket via lippu.fi for each class at Helsinki’s Physical Activity event. The tickets will become available at lippu.fi. The number of tickets is limited, so act fast!

Programme of Helsinki Liikkuu event at the Olympic Stadium:

Monday 21 September

at 16:30–17:30, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: EasySport tricks
Class content: Easy activities for children in grades 1–6. In the EasySport trick classes, you can practise various tricks using your body and trick tracks; we will also play games together.
Instructed by: City of Helsinki

at 17:00–17:50, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Cardio workout for adults
Class content: Aerobic exercise class for adults.
Instructed by: City of Helsinki

at 18:10–19:00, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name and content of the class: Active strength training for adults
Instructed by: City of Helsinki

Tuesday 22 September

at 16:00–16:50, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: Cheerleading for children 
Class content: Basics of acrobatics and jumps under expert guidance. The class consists of warm-ups, coordination exercises, jumps and arm movements.
Instructed by: Funky Team ry

 at 16:15–17:05, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Family gymnastics class
Class content: In the parent & child gymnastics class, we will practise movements in pairs with a playful approach.
Instructed by: Elise Gymnastics ry

at 17:00–17:50, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: Cheerleading for adults (everyone over 16 years)
Class content: Basics of acrobatics and jumps under expert guidance. The class consists of warm-ups, coordination exercises, jumps and arm movements.
Instructed by: Funky Team ry

at 17:15–18:05, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Acrobatics and tricks for children (aged 7–12)
Class content: We will learn about the basic of acrobatic gymnastics.
Instructed by: Elise Gymnastics ry

at 18:10–19:00, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: Body control exercises for adults
Class content: Coordination and body maintenance for adults; strength and balance training; stretching. Instructed by: Elise Gymnastics ry

Wednesday 23 September

at 16:30–17:30, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: Fun tricks; easy activities for families with children
Class content: In the class, you can run, play, do tricks on a track or play games with your family and the instructors. You will have free access to various sports equipment.
Instructed by: City of Helsinki

at 16:45–17:35, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Cheerleading
Class content: Introduction to competitive cheerleading for girls, boys, men and women of all ages.
Come and try making a human pyramid, practise basic lifts, and learn new acrobatics skills at the stand of Helsinki Athletics Cheerleading!
Instructed by: Helsinki Athletics Cheerleading HAC ry

at 18:10–19:00, Hall 1, 125 tickets available
Name of the class: Dance-based exercises
Class content: A fast-paced cardio class with dance-based movements, muscle training and cooling-down stretches.
Instructed by: City of Helsinki

Thursday 24 September

Names of the morning classes: Family activities, floorball, gymnastics, hobbyhorses and ponies
Content of the morning classes: You will have 90 minutes to tour the activity points: circus tricks, floorball, gymnastics with rhythmic gymnastic equipment, outdoor hobbyhorse track, and meeting and taking selfies with ponies.
Tickets available per start: 50
Halls 1–3 and the northern event square
Instructed by: City of Helsinki, EräViikingit ry, World Floorball Championships 2020 organisation, Elise Gymnastics ry, Helsinki International Horse Show
Start times (50 tickets each)
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30

at 16:30–17:20, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Gymnastics and tricks (ages 7–12)
Class content: Artistic gymnastics and tricks class. Introduction to the basic skills of artistic gymnastics, tricks, and exercises that develop coordination and agility. For girls and boys aged 7–12.
Instructed by: Voimisteluseura Helsinki ry 

at 17:40–18:30, Hall 3, 50 tickets available
Name of the class: Gymnastics and tricks (ages 3–6)
Class content: Artistic gymnastics and tricks class. Introduction to the basic skills of artistic gymnastics, tricks, and exercises that develop coordination and agility. For girls and boys aged 3–6.
Instructed by: Voimisteluseura Helsinki ry. Please note that the shower facilities in the locker rooms of the Olympic Stadium will not be available during Helsinki’s Physical Activity event.

Guidelines for participants:

We want to emphasise everyone’s individual responsibility for following the instructions of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and other authorities regarding hygiene and other arrangements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The National Institute for Health and Welfare (thl.fi) is monitoring both the national and international situation. It also provides instructions for preventing infections.

– Do not attend events if you are ill.
– Ensure hand and coughing hygiene and avoid close contact with others.
– Maintain safe distances from the staff and other participants.
– Use hand sanitiser before entering and after exiting the sports halls. Hand sanitiser is available at the activity locations.
– Change into indoor exercise clothes before arriving at the activity location. If this is not possible, maintain sufficient distances in the locker rooms and avoid spending long times in the rooms.
– You can avoid the locker rooms by taking a gym bag with you to the hall and leaving outdoor shoes outside the hall.
– The size of the group exercise facilities affects the number of participants allowed. The number of participants has been restricted to be lower than usual to ensure safe distances.
– Please also follow the instructions provided on-site.
– Follow the instructions at hel.fi/helsinki/coronavirus-en if you suspect that you may have contracted a coronavirus infection.
– We recommend taking your own exercise mat/large towel and a small towel with you.
– For to hygiene reasons, we will avoid using sports equipment when possible.
– When using the equipment, it is important to use hand sanitiser before and after class. In some cases, the equipment, such as kettlebells, is disinfected after use based on the instructor’s guidance.

The restrictions may change or be updated as necessary if the safe use of the facilities so requires. We ask for customers’ understanding and request that everyone pays attention to the special arrangements caused by the pandemic. The programme of Helsinki’s Physical Activity event at the Olympic Stadium is subject to change.

We hope you enjoy the activities at the Olympic Stadium and wish you a safe autumn!

Foto: Stadion-säätiö/Wellu Hämäläinen

Published 14.9. and updated 21.9.