The roller skating rink was constructed and handed over for use in 1962.
The existing complex with an area of about 18000 m2 consists of three parts:
The main platform of the roller skating rink with the spectator gallery:
the platform (made of concrete) 30 x 60 m
the spectator gallery (made of concrete) 8 x 45 m
dressing rooms and sanitary facilities 7 x 12 m
a smaller storage facility
A circular track around the complex – made of concrete.
The main part of the facility is illuminated by reflectors mounted on four pillars.
THE CURRENT STATE
The entire facility is structurally decrepit and therefore only partially useful.
Due to the closing of the Roller Skating and Ice Skating Club, the facility has been mostly unoccupied, except for some occasional events.
In co-operation with the Founder, i.e. the owner, Municipality Velenje, some investment maintenance works were carried out on the main platform in the years 2005 – 2007:
asphalt resurfacing of the main platform,
provision of a futsal/handball ground,
provision of a basketball ground.
The facility is predominantly intended for recreational activities:
The facility is occasionally used by schools and kindergartens for their own programmes, and by the Road Safety Council for Safe Cycling courses.
The City Stadium Velenje is one of the largest central sports facilities in Velenje and is, at the same time, the largest outdoor training facility in the city.
The complex is located in the immediate vicinity of the Škale Lake, around 3 km away from the city centre, and it was built in 1955.
Today, the City Stadium complex contains the following: :
the main grass field surrounded by an 8-lane athletic track made of synthetic material. The facility also has an artificial illumination that was set up during the last renovation in 1998,
a roofed spectator gallery with 1864 seats; within the spectator gallery facility, there is a smaller fitness studio for the sportsmen’s needs,
sports dressing rooms and an auxiliary storage facility for storing sports equipment and maintenance machines;
a football field with artificial grass, dimensions: 65 x 100 m , the facility is artificially illuminated,
an auxiliary grass playfield,
an asphalt futsal/handball ground,
an asphalt basketball ground.
The City Stadium operates throughout the year. The training areas and the athletic track are open from 8:00 to 20:00 hours.
The users of the City Stadium are the following:
Football Club Rudar Velenje as the majority user,
Athletic Club Velenje,
Basketball Club Velenje,
Handball Club Gorenje Velenje,
Ski Club Velenje,
Ski Jump Club Velenje,
Women’s Football Club Škale,
Women’s Handball Club Velenje, as well as
primary schools in Municipality Velenje,
the School Centre Velenje,
In accordance with the contract between Municipality Velenje and the Red Hall – Sports and Recreation Institute, the facility is managed by Football Club RUDAR Velenje.
The Swimming Pool Velenje is located in the recreational zone south of “Šaleška cesta”, nearby the city centre. The pool was built in 1971, but due to executional defects, part of the building had to be removed. In 1984, a new part (the pool trough and engine room) was built.
In addition to the swimming pool, Velenje also got its first fitness centre (so called: Trim Cabinet) and two Finnish saunas.
Despite the improvement, the offer soon became inadequate for modern needs. This therefore led to the so called “Renovation and extension of the swimming pool” project in 2006-2007, which added a small pool for non-swimmers and bettered the sauna and fitness area. In 2018, the space that was used for catering was transformed into a functional training studio.
As part of the energy renovation that was carried out in 2019, the entire building was modernised again. It was made even more “energy-efficient” with a new central control system, thermal insulation of the external walls, roof and the ceiling, underfloor heating in the swimming pool area, electric lighting, ventilation system and waterproof and thermal insulation in the swimming pool area. Furthermore, we replaced the previous energy-inefficient furniture, we installed new pool water treatment plants in the small and the large swimming pool area, renovated the hot water treatment plant, installed a “UF” system for the pool water treatment, replaced the ceramics of the floor and the walls in the large pool area, upgraded the fitness area and placed new changing rooms for the fitness visitors.
The total surface area of the premises: 1.414. 42 m2, of which 375. 0 m2 is water surface.
Today, The Swimming Pool Velenje is a modern Sport and Recreation Centre for all sport and relaxation enthusiasts. We strive to offer quality options for your leisure time. We are cleaning the property on regular basis, ensuring smooth running of our premises as well as guaranteeing the satisfaction of our customers. Our facility is being used by PK Velenje, schools, kindergartens, recreationists and athletes from Velenje and the surrounding area. A large part of the opening hours is filled with different swimming assessment programmes and courses. In addition to the schools in Velenje, courses are also offered to schools in Mozirje, Nazarje, Šoštanj, Šmartno ob Paki, Slovenj Gradec, Rečica ob Savinji, Dobrna, Prebold, Polzela…
THE SWIMMING POOL VELENJE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SEGMENTS:
Large and small swimming pool
Fitness and functional training studio
DESCRIPTION OF THE SEGMENTS
LARGE AND SMALL SWIMMING POOLS:
Small Swimming Pool:
Dimensions: 5. 0 x 12 m,
Water depth: 0. 80 to 1. 20 m,
Water temperature: 31 degrees Celsius,
Air temperature: 32 degrees Celsius,
The pool has underwater massage jets and underwater lighting.
The pool is designed for non-swimmers, children and other visitors.
Large Swimming Pool:
Dimensions: 12. 5 x 25. 0 m,
Water depth: 1.80 m,
Water temperature: 27 degrees Celsius,
Air temperature: 28 degrees Celsius,
The pool is designed for swimmers and for numerous forms of aquatic recreation.
FITNESS AND FUNCTIONAL TRAINING STUDIO
Fitness studio The Fitness Studio has a total surface area of 260m2. It is equipped with professional appliances for performing various exercises designed for different parts of the body. The area is divided into 3 sections: the cardio area, the isotonic/ classical machines and the functional fitness area. All training rooms are air-conditioned, clean, spacious and equipped with modern appliances that are being maintained regularly. Our fitness trainers are always present to make sure everything is running smoothly. Their job is to introduce you to the facilities, show you how to properly use the equipment (to avoid injuries), give you details of all the activities offered by our premises and help you choose the right activities for your fitness, health and personal goals.
During spring and summer months we also offer an “open-air” fitness with necessary equipment for those who prefer to exercise outdoors.
Functional Training Studio: The Functional Training Studio is supplied with modern equipment and adapted to the specific individual as well as group training needs. It also contains functional props and two punching bags. Functional training is a new trend and a type of an exercise targeted at developing muscle strength and other motor skills, such as endurance, speed, coordination, balance and flexibility. The total surface area is 125 m2, of which the training room occupies 90 m2.
SAUNA CENTRE: The total surface area of the sauna centre is 130m2. It consists of a Finnish sauna, a Turkish (steam) sauna, two different infrared saunas and a tepidarium:
The Finnish sauna: – Temperature: between 70 and 95 degrees Celsius. – Maximum number of visitors: 14 people
The Infrared saunas: – Classical with colour therapy – With evaporator (meant for aroma and additional humidity of the room) – Temperature: between 45 and 60 degrees Celsius – Maximum number of visitors: 4 people in each sauna
The Turkish/ steam sauna: – Temperature: between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius – High humidity: between 80 and 100% – Maximum number of visitors: 8 people
Tepidarium: – Heated loungers are designed for warming and calming the body at temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius.
The sauna ticket includes:
Swimming in the pool For additional relaxation, you can enjoy swimming in both of the pools. The non-swimming pool has a temperature of 31℃. This pool also offers the possibility of a water jet massage. The water temperature in the large swimming pool is 27℃ and is suitable for cooling down and increasing physical activity.
Warm drinks Complimentary tea in different flavours is available in the sauna area. On top of that, you will also be welcomed with a snack.
Salt scrub The most important function of an exfoliation scrub is removing dead skin cells and preparing the skin for better absorption of other substances. The scrub is even more efficient in the combination with sauna, because the body is able to get rid of toxins more easily via sweating. Exfoliation also helps with circulation, which means that the body temperature can be regulated more easily. Consequently, the body cells can absorb more oxygen and food.
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Parking: Free parking in the garage next to the Bus Station. Tell us the registration plate number of your vehicle and we will offer you parking at our expense. Parking is free for our customers when using our services.
SWIMMING POOL: Mon- Fri: 08:00 to 22:00 Sat- Sun: 09:00 to 22:00
FITNESS AND FUNCTIONAL TRAINING STUDIO: Mon-Fri: 06:00 to 22:00 Sat-Sun: 08:00 to 22:00
The Red Hall represents the largest indoor training and event facility and one of the central sports facilities in Velenje. In 1975, a hall measuring 66 x 66 m was built as a multi-purpose facility. During the years of its operation, the Hall has seen some reconstructions and modernizations, as its architectural design enables adaptation to various programmes.
The Red Hall is located by the entrance into the city of Velenje and represents the beginning point of the green recreation zone located in the immediate vicinity, south of the city center.
The interior of the Hall is organized as a two-floor hall with accompanying premises around the Hall (bars; MAX Club, Winner, Kompas Travel Agency, Gras Gruber, TIC Tourist Information Centre, the Youth Centre Velenje, …). The main exit and service exits are situated in several locations on the southern, northern and western side in the ground floor as well as on the eastern side on the first floor. On this side, the Hall is leaning against a hill and a road.
parter 1600 m2 with parquet floor,
central play court area for 1000 visitors,
a climbing wall,
dressing rooms for sportsmen,
judges and recreational sportsmen,
storage and maintenance rooms.
badminton, tennis and table tennis courts,
practice area for and squash,
two smaller halls for martial arts and aerobics,
a smaller room for winter and condition training of the other sportsmen,
dressing rooms for tennis and squash players, aerobic dancers and martial artists as well as storage rooms.
ENTIRE FLOOR PLAN
The entire ground plan area of the facility intended for sports activities is 4325 m2 and enables a simultaneous training of seven different groups practising different sports.
The Hall operates from September to May, Monday to Sunday, 16 hours each day.
In the morning: physical education lessons for the pupils of the Gustav Šilih Primary School, students of the School Centre Velenje and members of the Occupational Activity Centre Ježek, trainings of Handball Club Gorenje, occasionally Football Club Rudar, Women’s Football Club Škale, the Velenje Sport Association with the school sports programme and recreational sportsmen.
In the afternoon: Handball Club Gorenje Velenje, Women’s Handball Club Velenje, Table Tennis Club Tempo Velenje, Judo Club Velenje, Tennis Club Velenje, The Association for the Disabled Velenje, Pensioners’ Association Velenje, Athletic Club Velenje, Ski Jump Club Velenje, Karate Club Tiger, Fencing Club Rudolf Cvetko, the Šalek Alpine Club Velenje, the Velenje Sport Association with the school sports programme, and the unused capacities are available for the recreational sportsmen.
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