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Sports facilities and leisure activities


Seinäjoki has a diverse range of recreational activities for every season. There are 60 sports associations in the city that offer something for everyone. There are several sports halls and gyms, as well as an artificial ice rink and swimming pool. There are several fitness and nature trails with lean-tos in the immediate vicinity of the city.

The city is well-known for the various events held there, for example Provinssirock, for friends of rock music, which takes place on Törnävänsaari in June. The Seinäjoki Tango Festival gathers friends together for an upbeat dance and music event in July. The theatre in Seinäjoki is also an extremely popular entertainment venue. For more information about the varying recreational, cultural and fitness opportunities offered in Seinäjoki, see www.seinajoki.fi.


There is a total of 75 places in the municipality of Ilmajoki, where residents can do sports and other types of fitness and recreation. These include outdoor sports fields, indoor fitness premises, swimming pools, outdoor fitness areas and special sports institutions. The Ilmajoki sports hall has a large gym, a fitness hall, training areas for wrestlers and a separate place for more small-scale type of exercise.

Ilmajoki is known for its music festivals and lively cultural life. Sights include the Yli-Laurosela homestead museum, the Ilkka statue, genuine peasant homesteads and the Alajoki river landscape. For more information about the cultural, recreational and sports services offered in Ilmajoki, see www.ilmajoki.fi.


Ähtäri has excellent opportunities for hobbies in nature, culture and sports. The municipality is home to the Ähtäri hall with all its various activities, the Mesikämmen spa, gyms, sports field, golf course, and the Mustikkavuori sports centre, which also has an ice rink. The forests and numerous waterways in Ähtäri provide an excellent setting for various types of nature trails and approximately 180 km of skiing trails in winter. Ähtäri is a famous travel destination and especially well-known for its zoo. For more information about the cultural, recreational and sports services offered in Ähtäri, see www.ahtari.fi.


The recreational services office in Kauhajoki organises many different types of leisure-time activities. Sports activities are concentrated around the Virkku swimming and sports hall and the outdoor fitness areas in its vicinity, as well as the youth centre. The nature in Kauhajoki is an attraction in itself. The two national parks and the landscape in Hyypänjokilaakso valley stop travellers in their steps to admire the diversity of nature. The many museums in the town and the renovated historical buildings take visitors back in time. For more information about the recreational and sports activities in Kauhajoki, see www.kauhajoki.fi.


Kauhava is a city for sports enthusiasts; there are excellent, functional places for fitness and other types of sport. The places are concentrated around the sports park and the school centre next to it. The sports park has an ice rink and sports field complete with different locations to do different types of sports. The sports park also has an area for ball games and a court for beach volleyball. Kauhava is also a town of museums and culture with theatre and cinema having a strong foothold among hobbyists. For more information about Kauhava's abundant sport, culture and recreational opportunities, see www.kauhava.fi.


The pure and varied landscape of Jurva offers a variety of things to do outdoors. In addition to the sports facilities (gym and weights room) at the School of Culture and Design, the city of Kurikka offers and abundance of recreational opportunities, such as track and field, Finnish baseball, football, ice hockey, tennis, a sports hall and a lit cross-country ski trail and snowmobile trails. Jurva is known around the world for its furniture business and in the nearby areas for it amateur theatre activities. The Jurvan Harrastajanäyttelijät (amateur theatre group) even has its own Teatteri as a result of EU funding and volunteer work! More information about the sports, culture and recreation opportunities in Jurva can be found at www.kurikka.fi.


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