Simple Session is held at Tondiraba hall, the newest multi-purpose event hall in Tallinn and Estonia. The brand new arena is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for sound and broadcasts.

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The Tondiraba hall is located in Lasnamäe district, the most populous administrative district of Tallinn, with about 119,000 inhabitants, the majority of which are Russian-speaking. Local housing is mostly represented by 5–16 stories high panel blocks of flats, built in the 1970–1990s. Lasnamäe is definitely an exciting and spectacular urban area to discover. If you are lucky, you might even stumble upon several urban art objects and if a rider or skater, then this is the area to find some nice spots to conquer.


The address for Tondiraba hall is Varraku 14.

Virbi Stop for buses 19, 44, 51 and 65 is situated next to Tondiraba Ice Hall.
For Tallinn transport map and schedule go here.

When opting for a taxi, then the easiest would be to download an app called 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.

Here is also 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)


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.

You can also use this pre-booking Airport shuttle service (5 Euros per face to anywhere in Tallinn).

The easiest would be to just take a taxi from the taxi park just in front of the Airport.

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.


In case you are a participating rider or accredited press person then we have offical bus shuttles between the Park Inn Hotel and Tondiraba hall several times a day (look for times at the Park Inn Hotel).



2-DAY PASS 29 € →
VIP PASS 199 € (sold out)


2-DAY PASS 35 €
1ST DAY 20 €
2ND DAY 25 €

Simple Session 15 tickets are available through Piletilevi worldwide!

Direct link to buy 2-day Festival Pass →

Where to stay?

Simple Session official hotel partners are Park Inn Central Tallinn, Tallink City Hoteland Tallink Express. All are conveniently located in the centre of Tallinn. Special discount offers for Simple Session guests are on the right.

For other hotels, hostels and accomodation possibilities in Tallinn
click here.

Narva mnt. 7C, Tallinn 10117, Estonia

Guest room single/double/twin – 55 EUR per room /per night
Guest room Premium single/double/twin – 70 EUR per room /per night
Superior room single/double/twin – 80 EUR per room/per night

Room rates include buffet breakfast, free wireless internet connection, Club Carlson or Airline Frequent Flyer Points and VAT9%. Guest room Premium and Superior rooms are newly renovated and more spacious. In Superior rooms there are additionally bathrobe and slippers and coffee/tea making facilities. Reservations can be made by e-mail: or by phone: + 372 669 0690 referring to password ‘SIMPLE15′. Reservations made via e-mail shall be answered within 24h. All reservations must be guaranteed with credit card or prepayment. Hotel does not accept non guaranteed reservations.


A.Laikmaa 5, Tallinn, Estonia

Standard single 69 EUR per room/night
Standard twin 69 EUR per room/night

Room rates include buffet breakfast, internet, use of morning saunas and entrance to the nightclub Cellar and VAT. All rooms are equipped with shower or bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, telephone, TV (incl. satellite channels), Pay-TV, safe and a mini bar. The hotel has also rooms for guests with special needs. To book a room for special price for the period 15-22.04.2015 please send an e-mail to our booking department by using the password ‘SIMPLE2015′. For more information please visit our webpage


Sadama 9, Tallinn

Single 45 EUR per room/night
Twin 45 EUR per room/night

Room rates include buffet breakfast, internet and VAT. All rooms are equipped with shower or bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, telephone, TV (incl. satellite channels), Pay-TV, safe and a mini bar. The hotel has also rooms for guests with special needs.  To book a room for special price for the period 15-22.04.2015 please send an e-mail to our booking department by using the password ‘SIMPLE2015′. For more information please visit our webpage




In order to get an accreditation to Simple Session 15, please fill in the application form. The deadline for applications is March 9. All applicants will receive an answer by March 20


Please find a selection of press photos for your from 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


Toompea castle and Tallinn old town
Toompea castle and Tallinn old town
Tallinn harbour
Tallinn harbour
Street in old town Tallinn
Street in old town Tallinn
Estonian cuisine
Estonian cuisine

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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 ,  Skyscanner. and The national airline is Estonian Air.

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.


15 years of celebration about everything that is amazing in BMX and Skateboarding.

Simple Session is celebrating its 15 year anniversary! Prepare for the best of bmx and skateboarding on April 18-19th 2015.

To celebrate the anniversary and salute the 15 years history of the legendary series, Simple Session will move to the brand new and awesome Tondiraba Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.

15 years ago, Simple Session was just a local competition with a handful of skaters and BMX riders. But since then Simple Session has grown year by year and worked its way up to become one of the biggest and best contest in the world of BMX bikes and skateboarding. With a brand new 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.

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. Expect some very insane action that has to be seen to be believed from 160 top athletes from all over the world. The unforgettable contest will be followed by unstoppable after parties and make up one never-to-be-forgotten festival experience.

The Skate and BMX Finals are broadcast LIVE on Red Bull TV.