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Tallinn invites all residents to a Sports Morning

Tomorrow, on 25 November, from 8am to 9am, three sports halls and three winter swimming centers will host a Sports Morning. All participants will be granted free entry.

The full of energy sports programme is led by many Estonian top-athletes and role models for amateur athletes. BC Kalev/ Cramo basketball team, Ott Kiivikas and Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart will all participate in the Sports Morning. Both beginners and experienced winter swimmers are welcome to take part. The programme is winter swimming centers led by on-site instructors. 

According to Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart, the initiator of the Sports Morning tradition, the eighth Sports Morning aims to offer residents an opportunity to discover and be reminded of the benefits of morning sports under the guidance of experienced coaches. “Tallinn has been recognized as an European Capital of Sport 2025. All our coaches, athletes and active citizens have contributed to this effort. Together we can raise awareness of sport and healthy lifestyle, and thereby ensure better public health and a healthier society,” said Kõlvart. “We invite all residents to start their day with the traditional Sports Morning as the morning exercise routine provides positive energy throughout the whole day. This time all participants have the option of taking part in different exercise classes. This time a special “Sport Minute Challenge” has been created for children,” added Kõlvart. 

As part of the Sports Morning, the city's representative basketball team BC Kalev/Cramo will conduct a supervised training programme in their home hall at Kalev Sports Hall, while the city's best male athlete Ott Kiivikas will organize a morning training session at Sõle Sports Hall and Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart will hold a training session at Lasnamäe Athletics Hall. The training sessions are suitable for beginners as well as advanced athletes.

In addition participants have the opportunity to visit winter swimming centers with free access and sauna service. Centers who are taking part in the Sport Morning programme are the winter swimming center in Pirita, the Iceswim Festival pool in Vanasadam and the winter swimming center in Nõmme Sports Center. 

There are also instructors on site at all centers. Experienced winter sports enthusiasts are welcome, as well as those who are just getting started. 

In sports halls and winter swimming centers entry is free for all participants, but registration is required. The link for registering to the Sports Morning is available here:

Each participant of the Sports Morning will receive free passes to the capital’s sports centers until the end of the year. In addition healthy smoothies will await those who will take part in the program. Educational establishments will have the opportunity to take part in the "Sports Minute" challenge. Schools and kindergartens can take part in the Sports Morning by doing effective sports exercises in just a few minutes. Olympic and world champion Gerd Kanter will give a video demonstration of the exercises for schools. Children in Tallinn's kindergartens will be able to spend an active morning with Lotte and Roos via video. 

More information about the program is available here: 

First held in 2015, the Sports Morning now invites citizens to get active every November. The aim of Sports Morning is to remind people that moderate physical activity is important all year round, and that there are plenty of opportunities to do it even during the winter period.