The Native: To Swim, To Badminton, To Do – Where to do Sports in Gothenburg

2010-10-21. Published in Life in Gothenburg
by Nils Pasi

Badminton at Fjäderborgen, swimming at Valhalla, and everything else at Fysiken. While 'everything else' might be a slight exaggeration, Fysiken nonetheless does offer a surprising number of different sports activities. There is climbing, floor ball, volleyball, table tennis, and even badminton – and that is just mentioning a few sports activities available at fysiken. So, with Fjäderborgen, Valhalla, and Fysiken, I guess the topic for today's The Native is set.

For badminton, this is a good place to go. They have many courts, and if you are a group of four people playing together on one court, the prices are really good too. While Fjäderborgen does have a website, it is a monolingual one available only in Swedish. I have therefore translated their price list below. For those of you who read Swedish, you may find their website here.

Price list (rent of one court for one hour)

  • Weekdays:

    • Happy hour (9am-11am) – 90 SEK

    • Regular price, daytime (7am-4:30pm) – 125 SEK

    • Regular price, evening (4:30pm-10:30pm) – 160 SEK

  • Weekends:

    • Regular price – 120 SEK

  • Concessions:

    • Student discount, 1 student (7am-4:30pm on weekday or anytime during the weekends) – 100 SEK

    • Student discount, 1 student (7am-4:30pm on weekday or anytime during the weekends) – 90 SEK

Badminton courts may be booked in advance either by calling 031 - 16 85 10 or by going there in person.

While swimming in the sea is nice and all that, it does then to get slightly cold during the winter. But then you have Valhalla, the number one place to go swimming in central Gothenburg. We wrote about Valhalla a couple of weeks ago, and you can still find that article here. You can find information about prices and so on by visiting their website here.

Fysiken offers such a wide selection of sports activities that I hardly know where to start. In fact, I haven't the foggiest as to where I should start, so I simply won't. Besides, they have a really good website where you can find out all you want to about them. I will just make sure you know they are there and how to find them on the Internet, which is at their website here.

If you are interested in some special sport, please don't hesitate to let us know. Write in our forum or drop us a comment, and we'll try to help you find out if the sport is available somewhere in Gothenburg.

/Nils, team 2010