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Tallinn’s Sports Morning: free training with elite athletes and winter swimming

Tallinn’s Sports Morning: free training with elite athletes and winter swimming

On Thursday, November 23, from 8 to 9 a.m., a sports event will be held in three sports centers and two winter swimming centers in Tallinn. At this event, everyone can join free training sessions. The aim is to emphasize the importance of regular exercise throughout the year, even during the dark and cold seasons when various opportunities are available.

Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart, the initiator of this sports morning session tradition, explained that this event, now in its ninth year, aims to offer the city's residents the chance to discover and appreciate the benefits of morning exercise under the guidance of experienced coaches. "Tallinn will be the European Capital of Sports in 2025. Sport has always been a priority for the city, not just in professional sports but especially in youth sports. Equally important is the promotion of healthy lifestyles and physical activity on a broader scale. Sports Mornings represent one way to accomplish these objectives," Kõlvart emphasized.

As part of this year's Sports Morning, guided training sessions will take place at the Sõle Sports Center, led by the Estonian champion and the Tallinn representative volleyball team Selver/TalTech. At the Lasnamäe kergejõustikuhall (Lasnamäe athletics center), Olympic champion Erki Nool and European indoor champion Ksenija Balta will lead the training, while at the Kristiine Spordimaja (Kristiine Sports House), Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart will supervise the session. These training sessions are suitable for both beginners and advanced participants.

During the Sports Morning, you can visit the winter swimming centers in Pirita and Nõmme. Instructors will be available on-site, and participants can also use the sauna. Both experienced and beginner winter swimmers are welcome

Participation in the training sessions and winter swimming centers is free, but pre-registration is required. You can register HERE until November 22.

Participants in the sports morning will receive a complimentary slipper bag and a free 10-visit pass to one of Tallinn's swimming pools. Healthy smoothies will also be provided for those taking part in the sports morning.

Educational institutions can also participate in the "Sports Minute" challenge, which offers schools and kindergartens the opportunity to join the sports morning and perform effective exercises in just a few minutes. Schools will be guided through the training exercises via video by Olympic champion and world champion Gerd Kanter. Children from Tallinn's kindergartens can have an active morning through a video broadcast featuring popular children’s movie characters Lotte and Roosi.

The supervised sessions will be in Estonian. For a detailed program and more information, please visit the website