IKSU

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IKSU
Iksu Sport.jpg
IKSU sport at the Umeå University campus
Formation 5 May 1959; 58 years ago (1959-05-05)
Location
Coordinates 63°49′07″N 20°19′11″E / 63.81861°N 20.31972°E / 63.81861; 20.31972Coordinates: 63°49′07″N 20°19′11″E / 63.81861°N 20.31972°E / 63.81861; 20.31972 (IKSU sport)
63°50′11″N 20°09′59″E / 63.83639°N 20.16639°E / 63.83639; 20.16639 (IKSU spa)
Membership
about 18,000
Website iksu.se

IKSU (Idrottsklubben Studenterna i Umeå) is a sports club and nonprofit organization in Umeå. It has three facilities, IKSU sport at the Umeå University campus, IKSU plus at the Arts campus and IKSU spa in Umedalen. It has about 18,000 members.

History[edit]

The organisation was formed on 5 May 1959 as Umeå Studenters Idrottsförening (USIF). In 1960, it got its current name Idrottsklubben Studenterna i Umeå (IKSU).[1] At that time, IKSU had its premises in Ålidhem.[2] Its first indoor arena was opened in 1983 at the Umeå University campus, where IKSU sport lies today. It has since been expanded several times.[2] IKSU spa was opened in Umedalen in 2003.[1][2]

Brännbollscupen is an annual competition in Brännboll, organized by IKSU. The first game was held in 1974, and since 1997, the contest have World Cup status.[3]

In 2009, the revenue was approximately SEK 87 million. IKSU had about 70 employees, 130 leaders and 18,300 active members.[1]

Facilities[edit]

IKSU spa in Umedalen

IKSU sport[edit]

IKSU sport, previously known as IKSU sportcenter,[2] is located at the Umeå University campus. It is the largest sports facility in Scandinavia. Its address is Petrus Laestadiusväg 15.[4] The facility is currently over 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft).[2]

IKSU spa[edit]

IKSU spa is located in Umedalen. Its address is J.A Lindersväg 53.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "IKSU fyller 50 år" (Press release) (in Swedish). Umeå Municipality. 30 April 2009. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Idrottsföreningen IKSU" (in Swedish). IKSU. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Historik" (in Swedish). IKSU. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Anläggningar" (in Swedish). IKSU. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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