Sports and Leisure Facilities
Zlín offers a wide range of sporting and recreational opportunities. The town of Zlín also provides several sports facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two ice skating rings, artificial ski slope, squash facilities, tennis courts and bowling. There are also great opportunities for hiking, cycling, horse riding, and fishing. The region has hundreds of kilometres of marked hiking trails designed to suit all age groups. The international Moravian Cycling Route passes through the region. Visitors can also try out boating on the Bata Canal. Zlín also holds several prestigious sports events, e.g. the Barum Rally – European Rally Championship, which runs through the town and its surroundings in summer.
UNIVERSITY SPORTS FACILITIES
Tomas Bata University owns a sports centre at Jižní Svahy, situated in the building of the Faculty of Applied Informatics (building U5). There are 2 gyms and a fitness centre. As a member of the University Sport Club you can use these facilities at any time during the whole week. Students can take part in any of the organized activities listed below: Aerobics, body-building, spinning, cycling, swimming, inline skating, football, floorball, fitball, volleyball, softball, skiing, basketball, tennis, table-tennis, hiking, climbing, soccer, taekwondo, box and squash.
The membership can be obtained in the Department of Physical Training at the Faculty of Applied Informatics (U5 building).
Zlín has always had a rich cultural heritage. Two traditional town institutions are the Theatre and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra. There are also many other institutions – the District Gallery, Museum of South-East Moravia, Malá Scéna theatre, Shoe Museum, Classic Car Museum and dozens of private galleries, folklore ensembles, modern rock clubs and art agencies. The International Film Festival for Children and Youth has taken place in Zlín annually since 1961. It is an important event, attracting leading film actors and actresses, producers and media not only from the Czech Republic but also from abroad. It is held annually in June.
CULTURAL EVENTS AT TBU IN ZLÍN
There are several cultural events held annually at TBU in Zlín, among them the Gala Ball, organized traditionally by students of the Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Christmas Tree Illumination Ceremony, Christmas Party, Rag Day – a traditional parade of young people marching through the town wearing masks and fancy dresses, this event includes concerts featuring performers of various musical styles. One of the most popular events held at TBU in Zlín is the Miss Academia beauty contest. The traditional student competition aims at selecting the number one female university student in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, a festive gathering of students and employees of Tomas Bata University in Zlín is organized in January or February where diplomas and letters of appointment are awarded to new Doctors (Ph.D. holders) and Associate Professors.
For more information see here:
http://www.czech.cz/en – Information on the Czech Republic
http://www.czechtourism.com – Official travel site of the Czec Republic
http://zlinskykraj.eu/– Official website of Zlín Region
http://www.zlin.eu/en/ – Official website City of Zlín