The well-being week is organized 8–14 April in connection with the national week for mental health among students

On the occasion of the national week for mental health among students, ÅAU Sports offers its student-members some extra activities. According to research, physical activity is a good way to prevent mental nausea and in this way ÅAU Sports wants to contribute to draw attention to this week.

You can take part in this;

(NOTE! You must be able to prove your membership with the ÅAU Sports tag and current sticker)

Try ÅAU Sports’ led activities (classes in the schedule)

During the week, you can bring a fellow student and train to one of the sessions led by ÅAU Sports. Maybe you try something new together. ATTENTION! Only applies to the activities in the schedule.

Work out at Wasa Sports Club

Throughout the week, you can train at the Wasa Sports Club during the hours when the reception is open. Both in the gym and in led hours. Check out their led hours HERE.  Mon-Fri at 10am-8pm, Sat at 10am-2pm, Sun at 4pm-8pm.

Swimming in Vaasa Swimminghall

Throughout the week (Mon-Fri) you can swim, train, take part in water aerobic in the Vaasa swimming pool. Opening hours: Mon and Wed 6:30-19:45, Tue 8-19:45, Thu at 8-18:45, Fri 8-17. The swimminghall is closed during the weekend because of swimming competitions.

Bowling at Cinema Bowling

Wednesday 10.4 at 16-17 you can come and bowl at Cinema Bowlingen at Handelsesplanaden 18. Binding registration as places are limited. Sign up HERE

Climbing at Wasa Up

Monday and Friday between 15-21.

Dancemix at danceshool Kipinä – still some places available

Tonight at 8:30pm the dance course Dancemix starts in collaboration with the dance school Kipinä – there are still a number of places available. The dance course of 8 sessions is therefore free for you as a student ÅAU Sports member. Register for the dance course HERE

It may look like you need to pay, but dare to go further in the registration and it will appear on the following page where you must fill in a code; åausports and then the course will be free. A warm welcome!

You will have to show your tag and the ÅAU Sports sticker at the start of the dance-class.

Try out winterbath

Try a winter bath
There is now the opportunity to try winter swimming. In collaboration with the Vasa Pingviner ry, we get the opportunity to try basting and take a dip in the ice wake that they keep open all year round. Free for members of ÅAU Sports. The following dates and times are available. ATTENTION! Limited number of seats! Register for 1 occasion only. If there are then free times, you can try one more time.

New activities in the schedule

New activities in the schedule

Climbing – You can already climb at Wasa Up on Fridays between 15-17 at no extra cost. Climbing harness and shoes are also included.

Running – Starting next Monday the 6th of November, a new running group will start with Axel as a leader. Gathering at the outdoor gym at Metviksparken at 6pm. Put on reflexes and join you too. Everyone is welcome, no matter what level you are at.

Halloween Run 31th of October 2023

Sports services of Vaasa’s universities, student organizations, FSHS and Wasa Sports Club invite you to join this autumn’s scariest, but also most relaxed running event on the official Halloween day, October 31! 👻🎃 Despite the name, you don’t have to run in the event, but you can also walk, lightly jog or travel between the campuses in any way that suits you. 🚶👩‍🦼🤸‍♂️


The event starts at 16.30. in the parking lot of Wasa Sports Club, where you can photograph your outfit at the photo booth and make sure you’re taking part in the costume contest. 🎭📸 The main prize for the best costume of the day chosen by the jury is Samsung 65” 4K OLED television sponsored by Gigantti, but several other dress up efforts will also be rewarded. 👹🏆


At 17.00, the warm-up starts and the starting shot starts the run through the campuses, collecting stamps for the stamp pass. The event culminates in a finish line party accompanied by a DJ and an award ceremony at Vaasa’s market square. 🎉🏁🥳


All those who return the filled stamp pass to the goal area at the market square by 19.00. will receive an overall patch and will also participate in the raffle held during the finish line party, where great prizes will also be given away. 🎁🌟


The Halloween-themed celebration continues until the dark hours of the night in the afterparties held by the student organizations, so follow their own advertising so you know what’s happening where! 🕺🦇🪩

WHAT: Halloween Run, urban orienteering 🧭

WHERE: Starting point at Wasa Sports Club, finish area at the market square

WHEN: Tuesday 31.10. from 16.30 to 19.30

WHY: Because Halloween, dressing up and great prizes!

REGISTRATION: Redeem a free ticket from, and you will receive a stamp pass at the starting point by showing it. Tickets will be published in VAMOK’s on 13.10. at 13.30

OTHER: The event is free of charge and open to everyone who has redeemed a ticket on – so all you have to do is wear a Halloween costume, bring your own sports drink (😉) and start orienteering!


The main sponsor of the event is Gigantti Vaasa.

Bug in the system when you sign up to climbing course

It appears to be a bug in the system so that everyone has to pay even though it is supposed that members of ÅAU Sports and VY Liikunta will get the course for free. Too short a time now to make amends, but you will get your money back, so feel free to tell others that it is ok to come along. You who are members of ÅAU Sports or Vaasa University Sports Service will get that €10 back. Sign up HERE