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. Programs 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 center 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.
Academic Sports Centre
Every year, the Academic Sports Centre organizes a whole range of various sport courses. In winter you can even go skiing, learn to snowboard or try snowblading. For adventurous souls there are snowshoe hikes with nights spent in hunting cabins. In summer you can go for an outdoor adventure course of windsurfing or paragliding. For a complete list of all the courses, check the Academic Sports Centre website. Throughout the year students can also take advantage of the Academic Fitness Gym.
There are two types of sport programmes for UP students. The basic programme “Základní program” covers a wide range of sport activities – ball games, dances, aerobics, etc. The specialized programme “Speciální program” focuses on the more exotic sports – climbing, indoor cycling, archery, etc.
In order to participate students need to buy a sports pass (bring your ISIC and one passport photo). The Basic Programme pass is about 600/1,000 CZK per semester/year. Although students are generally asked to choose one sport, they are allowed to attend any other sport from the Basic Programme (unless they are full). The cost of the Specialized Programme pass varies depending on the selected sport. The sports card can be purchased in the first two weeks of the semester at the central canteen (location: tř. 17. listopadu). The UP ASC staff will be there with a printed list of programmes to help you choose the best option for you and tell you more about the courses. The sports passes are available for sale at their office.
Are you into running? Check the regular running practices by Jogito ergo sum (website in Czech only), a project coordinated by the Faculty of Physical Culture.
Bajkazyl Olomouc is the Olomouc branch of the Prague Bajkazyl, a bike shop and bar. Offering full bicycle service, remanufacturing and the sale of retro bicycles, it also sells and repairs bike accessories and parts. Bajkazyl is committed to promoting the bike community in Olomouc and help the bicycle become a common means of transport in cities, which is why it also cooperates with the Faculty of Arts.
Address and contact:
Wurmova 7, Olomouc
The main goal of the UPBike project is to get our students, lectors and staff on their bikes on the way to work and back home and create the best possible conditions for it. The UPBike Points at all faculties offer basic service tools and a bike pump for free. You can also use three UPBike Points in the city – Bajkazyl, Moolbike and Cyklo u Matesa, where your bike will be repaired for discounted price. All you need is your student ID. The unique bikesharing project Rekola is for all university students with a 50% discount. You just need to register with your university email.
Culture and Arts
Palacký University is not only a scientific and educational institution, but a remarkable culture and arts centre of the town and region too. With a beautiful baroque Corpus Christi Chapel functioning as a concert hall, the Film Hall and Theatre Hall for film and drama performances, the Palacký University Art Centre – a newly restored baroque building of former Jesuit College – is a meeting spot of personalities and ensambles and an imporant venue for various exhibitions. Art exhibitions, open air concerts and drama performances also take place at the Palacký University Information Centre (former Theresian Armory).
Address and contact:
Palacký University Art Centre, Univerzitní 3, 771 80 Olomouc
Tel.: +420 585 633 099