Sport Academy of Turku Region

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Kaarinankatu 3
Turku 20500
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Name of the director: 
Mika Korpela
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Sports facilities: Swimming: Impivaara Swimming Center 8x50m pool, 10x25m pool, diving pool (14x16) diving boards ranging in height from three to 10 meters, two one-meter and two three-meter springboards. The pool is 4.5 meters deep, Petrelius swimming hall 4x25m pool, Samppalinna outdoor Swimming center 8x50m pool.

Indoor training halls: Caribia arena: 33,0x44,0, 1452m²: volleyball, badminton, Samppalinna sport hall: 23,0x41,0, 943m²: basketball, Aurajoki sport hall: 13,4x25,0, 335m²: physical training, Alfa indoor sport center: budo gym, boxing gym, wrestling gym 3x12x12m, table-tennis gym 15 boards, apparatus gymnastics gym and full equipment weight-lifting gym, Kupittaa sport arena: 170m long athletic track, 4 lanes straight stretch 100 m, places for long-jump, high-jump, pole-vault, and shotput competitions, full equipment fitness gym, shooting range for air guns, fire arms and archery and 16 track bowling alley, Lintula gymnastics hall: gymnastics floor and circus gymnastics apparatus, Impivaara soccer arena: 45x90m artificial grass, Jarkko Nieminen – tennis arena: 9 Olympic size fields: 4 rebound ace, 5 courtsol fields.

Outdoor training facilities: full equipped Paavo Nurmi Stadium, full size football stadium Veritas, full size artificial grass 60x100m Pesäpallo stadium (pesäpallo is the national game of Finland), Kupittaa football fields 2x68x105 crushed rubber and 2x64x100 grass.

Ice rinks: Impivaara ice hall: 2 x normal size hockey rinks, Varissuo ice hall: 2 x normal size hockey rinks, Kupittaa ice hall: 2 x normal size hockey rinks, HK-arena: multipurpose arena, used mainly in hockey.

Coaching services: We offer full time coaches in our primary disciplines (swimming, athletics, orienteering, ice hockey, basketball and soccer). In other disciplines we offer part-time coaches. 

Support services: We offer our athletes physical testing services, medical and health services, nutrition services, these all services are co-operated with Paavo Nurmi – center in addition we offer physiotherapy-, massage-, sports psychology-, Anti-Doping services and, dual career and life skill assistance.


Studies arranged, available for athletes in the centre or externally: We offer support in studies to all our athletes from comprehensive school up to University master studies.