Press Release from Gov HK
To echo the theme of Sport For All Day this year, “fitness exercise for wellness”, The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will organise a series of physical fitness demonstrations and play-in sessions to promote a healthy body and mind lifestyle.
Diversified and free recreation and sports programmes will be held from 2pm-6pm on August 6 at designated sports centres in 18 districts. Health talks, fitness corners, sports activities for parents, children and adolescents, as well as sports demonstrations and fun games for the elderly and persons with disabilities, will be arranged.
Activity coupons will be distributed from 8.30am on July 24 at LCSD District Leisure Services Offices and designated venues in the 18 districts.
Sports demonstrations will be featured in a live webcast via the event dedicated website and the “LCSD Plusss” Facebook page on the event day from 2pm. Everyone can experience the vigour of sports demonstrations at home through online platforms.
Meanwhile, various LCSD leisure facilities will also be open for free use on Sport For All Day 2023 to encourage the habit of regular exercise. Booking can be made at Leisure Link booking counters in various districts (except self-service kiosks) and via Internet booking, starting from 7am on July 31 (Monday) onwards, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person can only book one free session, irrespective of the type of leisure facility. Due to the anticipated high use of online booking services, expects a longer time for users to log onto the booking system during peak hours in the morning.
The leisure facilities open for free use by the public on August 6 include:
- Indoor leisure facilities: badminton courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, netball courts, volleyball courts, squash courts, table tennis tables, American pool tables, billiard tables, sport climbing walls, bowling greens, golf facilities, fitness rooms, activity rooms, dance rooms and a cycling track
- Outdoor leisure facilities: tennis courts, tennis practice courts, bowling greens, batting cages, sport climbing walls, archery ranges and golf facilities (excluding camp facilities, sports grounds, as well as artificial and natural turf pitches)
- Public swimming pools (excluding Wan Chai Swimming Pool, and Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool which is temporarily closed for redevelopment)
- Craft at water sports centres (recreational kayaks, pedal-driven boats, sampans and colour boats at Chong Hing Water Sports Centre are available for free use by campers only).
No prior booking is required for public swimming pool facilities, and free admission is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Sport For All Day 2023 is co-organised by the Department of Health; the Sports Medicine Team of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Sports Medicine and Health Science Alumni Association of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China; and the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled. Please visit the official website for details.
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