Sport Facilities

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Aiming to offer students the opportunity to develop a healthy mind in a healthy body (mens sana in corpore sano), the inclusion of new students in the academic life and the occupation of free times, IPVC offers all the students the chance to practice several sports at IPVC Sports Centre. There is a wide range of sports at a low cost.

The Sports Centre of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo [CD - IPVC] created in 2003, was designed to provide excellent conditions in terms of physical well-being and intellectual of all members of its academic population.

In addition to a quality education, it is intended that Sports Centre to promote healthy lifestyle practices.

Through this structure the Polytechnic Institute also seeks to support the student associations in their activities, encourage student participation in university tournaments and provide its students, faculty and employees of quality infrastructure for the practice in many areas sport.

On our Sports Centre you can find several activities such as:

  • Fitness activities like: Aerobics and Step
  • Cardiofitness
  • Oriental Dances (free mode)
  • Ballroom, Hip Hop (Break Dance)
  • Judo
  • Kick Boxing
  • Kombat
  • Strength

IPVC also has  play-fields (for basketball, tennis, handball and football) that you can use/rent at a low cost.

The IPVC Sports Centre in Viana do Castelo is opened from Monday to Sunday, except on Saturdays and holidays, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The extension in Ponte de Lima is opened from Mondays to Thursdays.

Facilities at the Sports Centre are currently headquartered in the Academic Center, at Largo April 9.

For further information, contact the responsible for the Sports Centre: or +351 258 809 610.

 Updated 03.06.2011