Palacký University offers its facilities and services for sports and re-creation to students, academic and non-academic staff, and also to external public. There is a wide choice to offer: open space sports grounds as well as the large Sports Hall with facilities for training and championships of volleyball, basketball and handball. The Sports Hall is used for re-creational sports activities, sports education and for organization of international matches and for sports events on the European and world level. The university Boathouse is open up to students interested in rowing on the river Morava. The Olomouc Canoeing Club ranks among the best in the republic.
Academic Sport Centre
Programmes for leisure time sports activities of students and academics are organized by the Academic Sport Centre of Palacký University, situated in the Boathouse building. The centre frames, organizes and offers various outdoor and indoor activities in Olomouc, and also re-creations such as winter skiing courses in the mountains or boating tours in summer.
Address and contacts:
Palacký University Academic Sport Centre
tř. Míru 115
779 00 Olomouc
tel.: +420 585 636 450, +420 585 636 451,
fax: +420 585 423 091
BALUO Application Centre
BALUO Application Centre is a modern and in the Czech Republic unique science and technology park, combining research into movement and lifestyle with everyday life. The Centre includes a testing swimming pool with underwater cameras using special sensors monitoring the swimmers’ movement, thus allowing a deeper analysis of the underwater activities. The sensors also monitor the testing hall area. The Centre also offers its own ski simulator with adjustable angle and speed, a “smart” fitness centre or a climbing wall. What is more, a diagnostic studio of physical culture – or your body technical control station – is the crucial part of the innovative Centre. After discovering their current state, i.e. their starting point, a client can opt for the appropriate physical activity, or alternatively, we give them recommendations. Our clients can consult us about the physical activities they have chosen, as well as practise them in the Centre. We put emphasis on the individual needs of each client and performig all activities as part of a long-term programme.
The construction of the Centre was funded by the Operational programme Entrepreneurship and innovation.
Sports Hall and Boathouse
Sports Hall, together with a complex of outside sport fields and a boathouse serve mainly for students of Palacký University and championships of the Palacký University Sports Club. During free times, especially from June till September, the Sports Hall is available for various sports events and cultural performances. With its equipment the Sports Hall meets all criteria for peak sports on the international level. The pitch meets the requirements of the international federations of volleyball, basketball and handball on the olympic level according to the DIN certificate. There are two separate pitches available in the Sports Hall, to be used for tournaments, workshops, organization of international matches and for sports activities on the European and world level.
Address and contacts:
Palacký University Sports Hall and Boathouse
U Sportovní haly 2
772 00 Olomouc
tel.: +420 585 631 300, +420 585 631 312
City Sports Facilities
Olomouc offers a wide range of sporting and recreational opportunities. Omega, the largest of these facilities, boasts tennis and squash courts, a bowling alley, workout and wellness facilities. Information about specific sporting facilities are available at the city information site.