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I
f you’re into jogging, good venues are a little hard to come by. Many neighborhoods are dimly lit and have too many dogs on the loose. Two better jogging areas are Pirita and Kadriorg. But between bad weather and stray dogs snapping at your heels, you are often better off trying a tread or step machine at a local health club.

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Estonian Sports

Health Clubs

Arctic Sports Club: Ehitajate tee 114b, tel. 651-2400, info@arcticsport.ee. 25-meter pool, aerobics, spinning, a weight-room, bowling and more. Also, free baby-sitting.

Fitness Center Club 26: (C-3) Liivalaia 33, tel. 631-5585. A small health club on the 26th floor of the Reval Hotel Olümpia. Pool and sauna, plus a playroom for the kids.

Flexer: (C-4) Tartu mnt. 50, tel. 600-9622. www.flexer.ee 

Kadriorg Health Club: (B-4) Narva mnt. 63, tel. 601-5758. Weight-room, aerobics, shaping, squash. www.kadrioru.ee 

Keila Health Center: In the town of Keila, at Paldiski mnt. 17 about a 20 km drive southwest of Tallinn; tel. 673-7637. Estonia’s version of Water World; pools (big and small), water slide, weight room, aerobics, saunas, places to eat, etc. www.keilasport.ee 

Nõmme Ujula (The Nõmmme Swimming Pool): Pärnu mnt 156, tel. 677-7600.

Planet Sport: (C-1) Tulika põik 3/Madara 14, tel. 661-0547. 2000 square meters of equipment, weights and sunbeds; badminton, even boxing facilities. Aerobics, and babysitting. www.planetsport.ee 

Reval Sport: (B-3) Aia 20, in the courtyard, tel. 641-2068. Cheaper than elsewhere. Weight room, aerobics, shaping, water-aerobics, spinning, squash. Good location. www.revalsport.ee 

Salongstuudio 99: (D-3) Uus-Tatari 25/Veerenni 13, tel. 612-0400. Aerobics/dance studio. Sauna, baby sitting. Place also serves as a beauty parlor. www.stuudio99.ee 

Status Club: Paldiski mnt. 96, tel. 656-3911. An outstanding health club on the way to the Õismäe suburb and with views of the sea. Aerobics, squash, weight room, 21-meter swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, baby sitting.

TOP Spa: (A-6) Regati pst. 1, tel. 639-8600. Pool, sauna, water-aerobics. www.topspa.ee 

Tulbi Spordiklubi: (C-1) Tulbi 6, tel. 626-2151. www.tulbispordiklubi.ee 

Viimsi Tervis: Randvere tee 11, in the suburb of Viimsi; a 25-minute drive from the city center; tel. 606-6845. 25-meter pool, weight-room, aerobics, sauna, massage, beauty parlors. www.viimsitervis.ee 

Zelluloos: Tartu mnt. 80d, tel. 681-0834. Aerobics, gym, beauty parlour, bowling. www.zelluloos.ee 

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Squash 

CitySquash: (C-4) Tartu mnt. 63, tel. 611-5510. Bright, well-ventilated courts; aerobics classes and a user-friendly solarium. www.citysquash.ee 
 
Metro: Tondi 17, tel. 655-6392. A squash-club that has become the place to be seen for many leading businessmen and politicians. www.metrosquash.ee    

Tennis/Badminton 

Sini-Valge Tallinn Tennis Center: (B-5) Koidula 38, tel. 601-3280; Indoor/outdoor tennis courts. Call ahead for reservations.

TOP Indoor Tennis and Badminton Hall: (A-6) Regati pst.1, tel. 639-8814; in Pirita.

Rocca al Mare Onistar Tennis Hall: Haabersti 5, tel. 660-0520. All together 16 courts. www.tennisekeskus.ee 

Bike Rental

You can rent a bicycle, sure, but actually riding the thing on Tallinn's harrowing city streets can be a bit risky. Better to get as far away from Tallinn-and its drivers-as you can before daring to ride. For bike rentals, check out Velo Pood, Tartu mnt. 30 (C-4), tel. 601-0166, and Jalgrattakeskus, at Tartu mnt. 73 (C-4), tel. 637-6779.

Cricket/Rugby

Estonian Cricket Club: tel. 640-6500, 646-1188, 646-4258, 640-9603. Some 40 members and growing. You can also contact Jason Barry at jason@insidemarketing.eewww.cricket.ee 
Estonian Nomads Rugby Football Club: contact Phil Marsdale at phil@ils.ee.

Saunas

Saunas in Estonia are an institution-to some, a religion. If you've never taken a sauna, the idea of sitting in a room hotter than some ovens may seem indistinguishable from hell itself. This is deceiving. Most people who've ever ventured into one will attest that a sauna is a heavenly pleasure. You're as likely to come across a truly bad sauna in Estonia as you are to come across a truly bad pub in Ireland. It's possible, but odds are against it. Most hotels and health clubs have saunas. One public sauna is Kalma Saun at Vana-Kalamaja 9a (B-2); tel. 627-1811.

Ice Skating 

Linnahall: (F-4) Mere pst. 20, tel. 641-2266. Open Fri. 21-22.30; Sat., Sun. 12-20. Indoor ice rink, open Oct.-March. www.linnahall.ee 

Jeti Jäähall: Suur-Sõjamäe 14b; tel. 610-1035. Open:10-22. www.jeti.ee 

Premia Jäähall: Haabersti 3, tel. 660-0500. Open 10-22. www.icearena.ee 

Laser Tag 

F.K. Keskus: Paldiski 229, tel. 687-0101. They also have motorized Hobby Carting. www.fkkeskus.ee  

Horseback Riding

Niitvälja Riding Club: a 25-minute drive southwest of Tallinn, tel. 50-16-336.

Pallase Tallid: in Viitna, Arbavere 67; outside Tallinn, tel. 325-2985; pallas@estpak.ee. One to seven day riding tours. Also, riding camps for adults and children. In winter, horse-driven sleigh rides. www.online.ee/~hartov 

Tallinn Hippodrome: Paldiski mnt. 50, tel. 677-1677. www.hipodroom.ee 

Tallinn Riding Center, Paldiski mnt. 135; tel. 656-3759.

Bowling

Al Mare Bowling: Paldiski 96, tel. 656-2964. Open: Mon.-Thu. 12-24; Fri. 12-01; Sat. 10-01; Sun. 10-24.

Ku:lSa:l: (H-4) Mere pst. 6e, tel. 661-6682. Open: Mon.-Thu. 11-23; Fri. 10-02; Sat., Sun. 10-23. Twelve lanes. www.kuulsaal.ee 

Pirita Bowling: Merivälja tee 5, in Pirita, close to the beach; tel. 630-0121. Open:12-24; Sat., Sun. 11-24.

Toolbox: (D-3) Pärnu mnt 69; tel. 646-2152. Open:12-24; Fri., Sat. 12-01. www.toolbox.ee 

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Estonian Sports
Football (Soccer): Estonia’s ever improving national team recently beat World Cup qualifier Russia 2-1 in a friendly; Andres Oper, who plays in the top Danish league, is Estonia’s leading striker. Goalie Mart Poom plays for Derby County. A domestic powerhouse is Flora Tallinn FC. Estonia’s Football Association is at Võidu 16, tel. 654-2715.

Cross-country skiing: Andrus Veerpalu won a gold and silver at the Salt Lake City Games; Jaak Mae won bronze. Kristina and Katrin Smigun are leading women skiers.

Athletics: Decathlete Erki Nool won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics.

Cycling: Top ranked Jaan Kirsipuu made history by leading the 1999 Tour de France in early stages.

Horse racing: There’s no confusing Estonia for Kentucky—but racing there is. Tallinn Hippodrome (C-1) Paldiski 50, tel. 677-1677, for horse-and-buggy races. www.hipodroom.ee 

Basketball: Basketball’s a No. 1 spectator sport. Martin Müürsepp played briefly in the NBA. Estonia has solid league teams and a highly competitive international squad.

Sports on TV

Many pubs show live English soccer—like Nimeta Bar (I-2) at Suur-Karja 4/6, tel. 641-1515, and Molly Malone (I-2) at Mündi 2, tel. 631-3016.
Late starting times make catching American sports trickier. The best option is to access the American league sites, which have live audio feeds. See www.NBA.com www.NHL.com, www.MLB.com  (baseball) and www.NFL.com. For big championship games, the American Chamber of Commerce sometimes organizes late night viewings; contact them at acce@acce.ee

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