+68 sports wristband
The City of Espoo offers free sports and exercise services to Espoo residents aged 68 and up through the +68 sports wristband. From the beginning of 2022, the services will be available to Espoo residents born in 1954 or earlier.
The +68 sports wristbands can be obtained at the cash desks of City of Espoo swimming halls (with the exception of Olari) or Citizen’s Offices. Please present your identification when picking up the card, as each card is intended for personal use only. The wristband is charged for two years of use at a time (currently 2019–2020).
The wristband is activated at the swimming hall cash desk, after which you can pass through the swimming hall gate without having to stop at the cash desk. The wristband is also used to access the gyms intended for independent training.
It is possible to get an assistant code for the +68 sports wristband, so that an adult assistant accompanying the card holder can gain free entrance to the City of Espoo swimming hall/gym. The assistant helps the card holder with clothing, washing and getting around throughout the training. The following persons are eligible to bring an assistant:
- Persons with visual impairments, visual impairment card
- Epileptics, KELA card code 111
- Persons with memory disorders, medical certificate
- Others whose illness or disability requires it on discretionary basis if a medical certificate is presented.
Assistant codes are granted with the KELA card code 111 or with a visual impairment card at swimming hall cash desks. In other cases, the assistant code must be applied for with the City of Espoo Sports and Exercise Services by providing a medical certificate.
Postal address: Espoon liikuntapalvelut / +68 avustaja PL 34, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI
- Free access to the City of Espoo swimming pools and lido
- Bring a friend for a swim free of charge: A person using the sports wristband can take an accompanying friend swimming free of charge in the City of Espoo swimming halls. The accompanying friend can be any adult, for example, a grown-up child, another relative or a friend.
- Free access to the City of Espoo Sports and Exercise Services during independent training periods
- Free-of-charge gym equipment training
- Guided senior and special exercise groups provided by the Sports and Exercise Services are free of charge. Some groups are filled in the order of registration, while participation in others does not require advance registration. The exercise courses and groups are listed at espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta(extrernal link) (only in Finnish).
- The regional free-of-charge +68 sports clubs (no advance registration required). The sports clubs are also listed at espoo.fi/ohjattuliikunta(extrernal link) – use the search term “sporttiklubi”.
- Free access to the Espoo archipelago boats (present the card on the boat).
- Bring a friend to an archipelago boat trip free of charge: A person using the sports wristband can take an accompanying friend free of charge to the archipelago boat. The accompanying friend can be any adult, for example, a grown-up child, another relative or a friend.
Additional information: Exercise guidance tel. 09 8166 0800 Mon–Fri 12 noon–1 pm