Activities

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One billable ride equals ten minutes at this 4,000 square metre (43,056 square foot) indoor track. Other recreation options at Forsazh include bowling, billiards, mini golf, golf simulator, 4D car racing simulator, archery and crossbow shooting. There is a karaoke restaurant, named FORSING, on the premises, and there is also a nursery.
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This golf course with 18 holes and an elevation drop of 50 metres (164 feet) was designed by Peter Harradine, an architect with Switzerland's Harradine Golf AG. You can play nine or 18 holes. Coaches will help beginners to get the knack of it. Club cards are available, and all equipment is available for rent. You can also rent a caddie to fetch your golfing balls for you. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna. The eponymous ski resort nearby has hotels and restaurants.
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This centre offers two hockey fields, one with natural, the other with artificial grass. There are six running tracks each 400 metre (1,312 foot) long, an ice hockey court (artificial ice), and an outdoor basketball/volleyball court. All these facilities are only available in summer, though. The gym alone operates all year. Professional sports teams train here every day. The fields are available for rent. Other options are basketball or gym.
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Sviyazhskiye Kholmy (Sviyaga Hills), the sports and health complex popularly nicknamed "Sviyaga" by Kazan locals, opened in 2004. The downhill skiing season kicks off in November or December here, to end in March or April. The season last longer due to the fact that most of the slopes face north or northwest, getting the chilly Arctic winds. Sviyaga has four tracks 110 to 650 metres (361 to 2,133 feet) long, with a maximum altitude drop of 165 metres (541 feet) which, however, only applies to the "green" track meant for leisurely skiing. All the tracks are 2800 metres (9,186 feet) long together. They cheated on nature here by shoring up the top plateau and deploying a stationary artificial snow-making system, as well as mobile snow generators.

There is a snow-tubing park at Sviyaga, and a "practice" slope with a tow-lift.

Sviyazhskiye Kholmy boasts all the hallmarks of a relevant modern ski resort. The shop sells skis, snowboards, gear and accessories. Skiing gear rental and repair shop are also on site, as are numerous restaurants and cafés. There is also a skating rink. For the lovers of extreme adventure, there is the snow park with its ski jumps. The accommodation options at Sviyaga include private cottages, hotels, treatment centres and tour bases in and around Sviyaga.

The "small" health complex was added at Sviyaga in 2008, offering an outdoor summer swimming pool and indoor all-season one, steam room and Finnish sauna, gym and fitness club, billiards and ping-pong, massage parlour, bowling club, restaurant and bar. There is a whole town in its own right for kids, as well as a play room with game consoles, simulators and toys. The town for the little skiers includes a choice of outdoor swings and carousels.

The trapshooting facility at Sviyaga stays open in all seasons. Professional athletes train here, as well as amateurs.

Sviyaga is open all year round. The guests who come here to stay visit the health centre, go biking, sunbathing, swimming in the river, kayaking or paddle-boating, fishing, and playing golf, among other pastimes.
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This is the oldest swimming pool in Kazan. It has three basins, the largest one with eight lanes being 50 metres (164 feet) long. The water is prepared according to GOST (regional standards organization) standards here, which means that it is potable-grade. The options include individual single visits as well as group lessons, e.g. for toddlers aged 3 to 5 with mummies. Orgsintez hosts water polo and synchronous swimming competitions. It is the home base of Sintez water polo team. Other facilities include a gym and a play room, which brings together athletic gymnasts, lovers of aerobics, shaping, Pilates and yoga.

You need a health certificate from your general practitioner to visit the pool. Visitors unable to swim 25 metres (82 feet) in any style are not allowed in the large basin.
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The basin is sized 52 by 25 metres (82 by 164 feet) at this swimming pool, attached to the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism. There are 1,126 seats in the spectator stalls. In addition to swimming proper, this place offers water aerobics, individual classes with a coach, kids' groups, a gym, "cardio" room and massage parlour.