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DIRECTIONS & CONTACTS

Simple Session 17 is held at Saku Arena, the best multi-purpose event hall in Tallinn and Estonia. The hall is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for sound and broadcasts.

CONTACT:
simple@session.ee
riders@session.ee

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ABOUT

Simple Session is held at Saku Arena (Saku Suurhall) – one of the biggest concert and sports venues in the country.

HOW TO GET THERE

BUS

The address of Saku Arena is Paldiski mnt 104b and the closest bus stop is “Haabersti”.
Buses you can take from the city centre to the venue are: 22, 42, 43 and 46. For Tallinn transport map and schedule GO HERE (example schedule for bus no. 42).

TAXI

There are three options when taking a taxi:

Taxify.
Taxify mobile application is free to download for all smartphone users and it works on Android and iOS phones. Users can choose a taxi based on arrival time, price list, car model and user feedback ratings. After confirming the order, user can see taxi arriving on map in real time.

Uber
Use the Uber app like wherever. Create your account using a credit card or PayPal, and your fare will be charged automatically at the end of your ride. After your trip, they’ll email you a receipt.

Call one
Here are some general taxi numbers (they also might have mini vans – ask!)
Tallink Taxi (+372 640 8921)
Tulika Taxi (+372 612 0000)
Taxi 24 (+372 640 8927)

AIRPORT

Lennart Meri Tallinn International Airport is only 4km from the city centre. Depending on traffic, a taxi drive from the airport to a downtown hotel can take as little as 
10 minutes and not more than 10 Euros. The easiest would be to just take a taxi from the taxi park just in front of the Airport. You can also use this pre-booking Airport shuttle service (5 Euros per face to anywhere in Tallinn).

To get to the hotel, you can also take the bus nr 2 just in front of the Airport exit and get off on the 5th stop (A. Laikmaa stop). Then there’s 5-10min walk to our host hotels.

TO THE VENUE AND BACK TO HOTEL

Participating riders and accredited press members will have the luxury of regular shuttle transport from the hotels to the venue several times a day (look for times at the hotels and in the info booklet).

TICKETS

TICKETS ON PRESALE AT PILETILEVI:

FESTIVAL PASS
FESTIVAL PASS (2 days)
till December 31, 2016 (incl.): 25€
January 1 – February 3 (incl.): 29€
FESTIVAL PASSES FOR GROUPS (2 days, min. 20 tickets)
till December 31 (incl.): 20€
January 1 – February 3 (incl.): 25€
FESTIVAL VIP PASS* (on presale and on the spot): 199€

DAY TICKET
DAY TICKET FEBRUARY 4 till February 3 (incl.): 18€
DAY TICKET FEBRUARY 5 till February 4 (incl.): 22€

FAMILY DAY TICKET**
FAMILY TICKET FEBRUARY 4
till December 31 (incl.): 50€
January 1 – February 3 (incl.): 60€
FAMILY TICKET FEBRUARY 5
till December 31 (incl.): 65€
January 1- February 4 (incl.): 75€

 

NB! Simple Session 2017 Passes and Tickets on presale also at:
– Ticketmaster (Finland)
– BiļešuServiss (Latvia)
BilietųPasaulis (Lithuania)

 

 

TICKETS AND PASSES ON THE SPOT:

FESTIVAL PASS (2 days): 35€
FESTIVAL PASSES FOR GROUPS (2 days, min. 20 tickets): 30€
FESTIVAL VIP PASS: 199€

DAY TICKET
Day ticket February 4: 20€
Day ticket February 5: 25€

FAMILY TICKET
Family ticket February 4: 70€
Family ticket February 5: 85€


– Simple Session 17 tickets are available through Piletilevi worldwide!
– A service fee of 0,5€ per ticket will be applied to all purchases made through the Piletilevi online shop.
– A service fee of 0,9€ per ticket will be applied to all the event tickets at Saku Arena.
– Children till 6 years old (including) are free of charge.

* VIP PASS gives you priority access to the festival and to the backstage riders area and lounge/stage as well as VIP access to all four Simple Session pre- and afterparties throughout Thursday until Sunday 02.–05.02.2017. VIP Pass also gives you access to enjoy Simple Session practice Sessions on Thursday and Friday 02.-03.02.2017. You will receive a Simple Session gift bag as well. There are a limited number of VIP Passes available.
** Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children (children till 14 years old included)

Where to stay?

HERE YOU CAN FIND SPECIAL DEALS ON STAYING IN TOWN FOR SIMPLE SESSION 17. MOST HOTELS ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF TALLINN.

Booked out? Find other hotels, hostels and accommodation possibilities in Tallinn.

PARK INN BY RADISSON HOTELS IN TALLINN

Simple Session guests are offered a special rate in two Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Tallinn. For Bookings either of the hotel with the special rate use this link.

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PARK INN BY RADISSON CENTRAL TALLINN***
Narva mnt. 7C
Phone: +372 633 9800
For Special rate use this link
Offer valid: 30.01-08.02.2017

Room rates:
Guest room sgl/dbl/twin: 60€ / night
Superior room sgl/dbl/twin: 80€ / night

Room rates include breakfast buffet, free wifi, VAT

Hotel info
The stylish hotel is located only few steps from the beautiful Old Town and shopping districts. Hotel provides 245 rooms, including spacious renovated Guest Room Premium and Superior rooms. Free WIFI is provided throughout the hotel.


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PARK INN BY RADISSON MERITON CONFERENCE & SPA HOTEL TALLINN
Toompuiestee 27 / Paldiski mnt 4
Phone: +372 62 88 100
For Special rate use this link
Offer valid: 29.01-09.02.2017

Room rates:
Guest room sgl: 60€ / night
Guest room dbl: 65€ / night
Superior room sgl: 80€ / night
Superior room dbl: 85€ / night

Room rates include breakfast buffet, free usage of aqua & sauna center and gym, free wifi, VAT

Hotel info
Located in the heart of Tallinn, this modern hotel offers easy access to Old Town and the Parliament of Estonia. Guests stay only a short distance from many city centre attractions, including shopping, theatres and restaurants. Stylish and contemporary, the hotel welcomes guests with 465 tastefully decorated rooms that include mini bars, tea and coffee provisions and air conditioning. Dine on site at a restaurant serving grilled specialities and relax at the pastry shop or 2 bars. Guests also enjoy Free Wireless High-speed Internet, convenient outdoor and garage parking, extensive spa and sauna areas and a Sports Club with personal trainers available.


TALLINK HOTELS

Simple Session guests are offered a special rate in three Tallink Hotels in Tallinn.
Booking: Tallink Hotels
Promo code: SIMPLE17
Contact: hotelbooking@tallink.ee / +372 630 0808

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TALLINK CITY HOTEL ****
A.Laikmaa 5
Phone: +372 630 0800

Room rates:
Standard room sgl/dbl/twin: 70€ / night

Room rates include rich buffet breakfast, free wifi, VAT

Hotel info
Located in the heart of Tallinn, in close proximity to shopping centres and within just a few minutes’ walk from the marvellous Old Town. The Hotel has 332 comfortably furnished rooms, including 257 Standard rooms, 25 Business Class rooms, 34 Double de Luxe rooms, 7 Junior Suites, 6 Suites and 3 Royal Suites. All rooms offer air conditioning, free Internet connection, TV (including satellite channels), telephone, safe, mini bar and a shower or bath. Children under 13 years of age stay free of charge in a room together with parents.


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TALLINK SPA & CONFERENCE HOTEL
Sadama 11a
Phone: +372 630 1000

Room rates:
Standard room sgl/dbl/twin: 75 / night

Room rates include rich buffet breakfast, all day access to Aqua SPA, free wifi, VAT

Hotel info
Room rates include rich buffet breakfast, free wifi, all day access to Aqua SPA, VAT
Opened in March 2007, the Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel in Tallinn’s city centre has a luxurious Aqua Spa aquatic centre, wide selection of services and products in the beauty centre Hera Salongid, a la carte restaurant Nero that has belonged to the TOP 50 best restaurants in Estonia since it opened, original and cozy cigar bar Fidel, and a contemporary lobby bar. The Hotel offers 275 contemporary and unique hotel rooms, including 242 standard rooms for two and 9 standard rooms for one, 20 Double de Luxe rooms and 4 suites. All rooms are furnished with a view towards style, comfort and safety.


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TALLINK EXPRESS HOTEL**
Sadama 9
Phone: +372 667 8700

Room rates:
Standard room sgl/dbl/twin: 45€ / night

Room rates include rich buffet breakfast, free wifi, VAT

Hotel info
Tallink Express Hotel is located only a 10-minute walk from the marvellous Old Town, just steps away from the passenger port. The Hotel offers 163 comfortable rooms, restaurant Tempo, free Wi-Fi throughout, a conference room, a business corner, large car park, and even a children’s play area.

PRESS

VIEW ALL THE SIMPLE SESSION NEWSLETTERS AND PRESS RELEASES HERE

ACCREDITATION

In order to apply for a press accreditation to Simple Session 17, please fill in the application form. The deadline for applications is January 13th 2017. All applicants will receive an answer by January 19th 2017. 

Please note that due to a high number of requests and limited spots for media at the venue, it is impossible for us to guarantee press access to all the good people who send us their application.

Accreditation fee is 30 €, with the exception of official media partners and persons we have direct agreement.
The press card/wristbands gives you also access to the Simple Session parties!

PRESS PHOTOS

Please find a selection of press photos from the previous Simple Session events on our FLICKR.

The photos are royalty free, when used to accompany Simple Session coverage. Please do not forget to credit the photographers, who’s names are given in the descriptions.

If you have any additional media requests, please contact us at press@session.ee

TALLINN & ESTONIA

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Tallinn sits on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, just 83 km south of Helsinki. A ferry trip between the cities takes 2 hours or less. The city shares a nearly identical geographical latitude with Stockholm and the Alaskan capital, Juneau.

During Estonia’s White Nights in June the sky here stays bright from 4 am until around 11 pm. This is a green city, proudly boasting 40km2 of parks and forests with a 2km stretch of sand beach bordering its bay.

Tallinn is a popular cruise ship destination, with more than 300 ships making the call here each year. Thanks to its small size and compact layout, Tallinn is extremely easy to get around.

The heart of Tallinn is its Medieval Old Town, a fairytale neighborhood of gabled houses, Gothic spires and cobblestone streets that dates in the 13th – 16th centuries, the days when this was a thriving, Hanseatic trade centre.

But as much as Tallinners pride themselves on their city’s Medieval heritage, it’s the modern side of city life that tends to grab international headlines. Not only is Tallinn ranked among the Europe’s most technology-oriented cities, leading the way in everything from free public Wi-Fi to e-government, it also has a dynamic business community eager to engage in new areas. The city has over 360 public Wi-Fi areas and over 700 public Internet access points, nearly all of which are free.

The legacy of the anti-aesthetic Soviet era is that the pretty old Tallinn is ringed by newer sections of town, in many places dominated by brutal Stalinist architecture. This makes Tallinn an interesting place for street riding – there’s plenty of both new and old spots all over the city.

When the weather gets cold, then there’s plenty of things going on indoors in the booming nightlife of Tallinn, Europe’s latest party capital as titled in the New York Times. And it’s all still reasonably priced. There are quite a few nice places where to hang out and party.

You can fly direct to Tallinn from most major cities in Europe. Connecting at some of the major airports in Europe you can get to Tallinn from anywhere in the world. Information about airlines, schedules and customs is also available on the homepage of Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.

There are a number of online booking engines that offer flight comparison allowing to choose from different flight options to Tallinn, for example Lastminute.comSkyscanner and cheapflights.com.

Other airlines having direct flights to Tallinn are:

Estonia is also easy to reach by car, bus, plane and boat but reaching Estonia by train is only good if you are coming from Russia or Latvia.

Find more info about how to get to Estonia from Visit Estonia website.

About

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Simple Session’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of extreme sports and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.

It’s Simple Session 17 – the world’s premium annual BMX and skateboarding event.

The Simple Session series will hit its 17-year mark when the world-renowned indoor BMX and skate contest takes place on the 4th and 5th of February, 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The new edition will be held in cozy Saku Arena, the place that everyone has come to love through the series.

Simple Session pits the globe’s best BMX riders and skateboarders against each other in what has become the contest to watch for the biggest and most progressive riding anywhere. The brand new course that will be revealed shortly is once again a brilliant venue for riders to show off their newest show-stopping tricks.

Estonia’s Simple Session is now a fixed star on the global skate and BMX contest circuit: once just a local competition, it has become one of the most prestigious BMX and skate events worldwide. Simple Session 17 is part of the world championships in skateboarding World Cup Skateboarding. With a brand new and huge contest course that never fails to impress, laid-back vibe, massive media coverage and biggest names in the business it has become one giant party that keeps on trying to stand for everything that is real about BMX and skateboarding. 

The contests will again be held in pro BMX street/park and pro skateboarding street/park, and the event is expecting athletes from 30+ countries worldwide, making it one of the most international action sports events out there. Over the years, Simple Session has hosted most of the top BMX and skateboard athletes of the world. Each year the line-up tops the previous and this year some of the most unbelievable riding is about to happen, firing up the biggest BMX and skateboarding party of the year.

The electrifying contest will be followed by non-stop after-parties and make up one unforgettable festival experience. The usual four-day trip would be filled with cozy hangouts in hotel rooms and lobbies, taking crazy crowded bus trips to the venue, flooding restaurants with huge gangs of riders, trying to ride snow humps on the streets, performing for thousands of spectators on the massive contest course, making new friends and later going cray at the wild Simple Session parties.

The Skate and BMX Finals are broadcast LIVE on Red Bull TV, Qualifiers are being web streamed on Session.ee and on Extreme.com

Simple Session’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of extreme sports and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.