Sale of advance ticket to be tried out at the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall

By popular demand, the sale of advance tickets will be tried out at the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall for the remainder of the year 1.10.–20.12.2020. Advance tickets will be available for the second floor of the swimming hall from Tuesday to Sunday. The second floor is closed on Mondays.

The Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall, which opened its doors in 1928, was the first public swimming hall in Finland. For the first time ever, you can now make an online reservation to the hall and pay for admission in advance using your smartphone, for example. The trial is part of the agile development efforts of the Culture and Leisure Division’s digitalisation programme, which collects feedback and data on online reservations and payments to improve the customer experience of sports and recreation services. The upcoming trial will be a continuation of a corresponding initiative organised at the Kumpula outdoor swimming pool last summer.

A total of 17 tickets will be made available for advance purchase, covering half of the second floor’s cabin capacity. The advance sale will include tickets from all price groups (adults €16/children 7–17 yrs €8/others €11/under 7 yrs €0). Discount certificates entitling to the Others price group must be presented at the cashier’s desk upon ticket inspection. The price of the advance tickets includes access to a rest cabin, towel, dressing gown (if available), bench cover sheet, swimming pool, steam sauna, wood-burning sauna and infrared sauna. A single customer may not purchase more than four advance tickets per day.

Advance tickets can be purchased for three separate periods, 13.00–15.00, 15.30–18.30, 19.00–21.00, the middle one of which includes an extra third hour warranting a €9 surcharge. Tickets to the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall will be available for purchase starting on 21.9. and three weeks in advance thereafter. Advance tickets cannot be purchased within an hour of the admission time.

Advance tickets to the swimming hall’s second floor can be reserved and claimed at

For the present, women and men have separate access hours at the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall: men must purchase their advance tickets for Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, while women must purchase them for Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Due to a lift renovation, the swimming hall is not currently equipped for accessibility.

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