Facilities - Århus Idrætshøjskole
Facilities in and around ihå


We have some fantastic facilities at IHÅ, which you will enjoy as a student. We are an extension of the Vejlby-Risskov Centre, so we can offer ideal training facilities all year round, whichever sport you choose. In addition to our fantastic indoor and outdoor sports facilities, we also have many great spaces for creative expression.

In your free time, you can use all of the school’s rooms, including multiart, music rooms, fitness rooms, activity halls, and all classrooms. You can also have fun outdoors with a bonfire or play volleyball, Spike ball, or similar games. The school’s main building closes at 11:00 p.m.; after that, you can meet up in your rooms or in the tearoom if you wish.

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Our indoor facilities

The activity hall

The Activity Hall is a sports hall that is always available for you as a student, and here you can try out lots of different activities. The hall is a multi-hall, where you can set up courts for indoor football, volleyball, basketball, tennis or badminton, amongst other things. There is also a jumping pit and a large selection of sports equipment so that you can go wild. In addition, there is a built-in music and light system, so you can put on your own soundtrack to create the right atmosphere.

Vejlby-risskov hall

Vejlby-Risskov Hall (Hall 1), our direct neighbour, is a fantastic, elegant tribune hall. You can come in and watch various matches with, amongst others, the basketball team, Bakken Bears, or the handball teams, Aarhus United or IK Skovbakken. But there are other things that we use Vejlby-Risskov Hall for. You will also find that we use it when our lessons require a little extra space and when we hold tournaments where our students test their skills against outside teams.


Swimming pool

Our swimming pool is 12.5 m X 25 m and is used all year round. Kayak polo, training for capsizing in kayaks, and swimming lessons are just some things the swimming pool is used for. We can always find a good reason to get into the water. The swimming pool has a modern filter system, drastically reducing the need for chlorine, so even the sensitive can take a dip. The hall has one three-metre diving board, two one-metre diving boards, goals for water polo and lots of swimming equipment, such as flippers, etc.

Hall 2, 3 and 4

Halls 2, 3, and 4, as they are imaginatively called, are three fully equipped sports halls measuring 40 X 20 metres. We use them in our day-to-day training, and if you choose, for example, Handball, Volleyball, or Basketball, you can cut loose and fine-tune your techniques here.

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Tennis hall

The tennis hall allows you to train for tennis for a whole indoor season. It has four courts, is eighty metres long, and has a first-class rubber floor. You can train your technique, games, and conditions under optimal conditions all year round. In addition to the indoor tennis hall, we offer training on more than ten outdoor courts.

Aarhus tumbling centre

Aarhus Tumbling Centre offers fantastic possibilities for all gymnastics and tumbling training forms. If you choose our Sports subject, Tumbling, you will train here. The Centre consists of a spring hall and multi-movement hall with large trampolines, a foam pit, and airtracks. Team Gym Aarhus, one of the country’s best teams, trains here, while VIK, the Danish champions in sports gymnastics, also use Aarhus Tumbling Centre as their home ground.

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As a student at IHÅ, you have free access to our strength training and CrossFit room, ‘Frank’s Gym’. The room is equipped with everything one could wish for in terms of equipment for classic strength training and functional training, such as CrossFit. If you choose the subject, Fitness or Powersport, you will undoubtedly get to know our fitness trainer, Frank Henriksen, who is, naturally, the ‘Frank’ in the name ‘Frank’s Gym’.


In 2017, IHÅ built the Multi-house, a nine-hundred square metre ‘playground’ with a cool strength training room and a motion hall that can be used for team training. The rooms are equipped with everything one can wish for, including strength training and circulation machines and various equipment for precisely your activity. You always have access to the rooms, of course—even in your free time.


Music rooms

We have two wonderful music rooms, equipped with everything you will need to use, including a large number of instruments and a PA system. The music rooms are free for you to use while you attend the school, and we hope that you will use them as much as possible.

Common rooms

Students have several rooms that they can call their own. On the first floor of the main building, there is a pool table, a flatscreen and large, comfortable sofas where one can sit and play various games. Moreover, there is access to the Sports Café and the ‘Tea room’ in one of the residential wings. They have a cosy atmosphere, with lots of room to relax, and the opportunity to watch a film. There is also Wi-Fi, which covers the whole school and is free to use.

Our outdoor facilities

The Sports Rambla

In cooperation with Vejlby-Risskov Hall and Aarhus Municipal Council, we have established a sports rambla in front of each hall. In an area covering five thousand square metres, we have two beach volleyball pitches, a beach handball court, an outdoor CrossFit area, a ‘five-a-side’ artificial turf football pitch, a street basketball court, areas for street handball, and a running track for testing and sprinting. When the weather suits, we often teach in this lovely area.


You can train in sun, wind, and all types of weather here. Our full-size artificial turf pitch, which was re-turfed in 2015 and given a new LED-light system in 2019, offers optimal all-year-round training conditions. We train here, whatever the season, and we have halls available if things go entirely wrong weather-wise. Unfortunately, this means there is no chance for spontaneous mud fights during football training.



In addition to our artificial grass pitch, we also have over ten grass football pitches and a stadium, which we use as long as the weather and the condition of the pitches allow. The stadium also has a running track and various athletic installations. On top of that, handball players can also come out and experience training in the fresh air if the weather is suitable, as we have access to two outdoor handball courts on grass and sand.

Tennis courts

When you go out to play tennis, a total of fourteen courts await you, which we use for training and lessons. Three courts have artificial grass, and eleven have red clay, so there are ample opportunities to try out the different surfaces. When the weather is bad, it is also possible to train in the indoor tennis hall.



Are you considering attending our school, but are in doubt as to whether it would be something for you? Then, come and pay us a visit. The best way to be certain is to feel the atmosphere, meet the people that are at the Folk High School, and see our surroundings and our many facilities with your own eyes.


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