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FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

SPORTS, GAMES, & RECREATION
Come Sauna with Us!

February 17 , 2024

10 – 11 am

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

12:30 – 1:30 pm

March 16

11 am – 12 pm

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Nordic Northwest Campus

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $35

GENERAL ADMISSION: $45

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

 

Each time slot has an 8-person capacity.

A Truly Unique Sauna Experience on Wheels

 

This will be a one-hour sauna session with the Alma Mobile Sauna on the Nordic Northwest Campus. During your hour-long session you will have access to the sauna, changing room, and outdoor shower.

 

Saunas are vital to the culture of Finland and Finnish-Americas alike. We are proud to be partnering with Alma Saunas to host their mobile sauna at Nordic Northwest. This is a truly unique opportunity to sauna on our campus!

 

Upon registration you will receive an email with information about preparation, what to bring, and more. You will also receive a waiver that you must sign beforehand.

 

History of Finnish Saunas

This bathing ritual has been performed across Finland for thousands of years, ever since the first settlers dug a ditch in the ground and heated a pile of stones. Women gave birth in them because the walls of traditional smoke saunas were lined with naturally bacteria-resistant soot, making them the cleanest room in the house. Saunas were also the place for purification rituals before marriage, and the bodies of the dead were washed and prepared for burial on the wooden benches.

About Alma Saunas


With decades of experience traveling the world and building everything from fine furniture to skateparks, tiny homes, and art installations, we used our combined skills to create something that evokes a sense of feeling. Through our research we learned that not all saunas are created equal. One session with Alma Saunas and you’ll surely understand the difference.

 

Our traditional wood burning Finnish sauna stoves produce a softer, warmer heat than electric stoves while creating a natural relaxing ambience. There is a reason people are naturally drawn to fire. While experiencing our sauna, you’ll notice there is little to no wood smoke smell. In fact, the only time you’ll see smoke coming out of our chimney is when the fire is being started or refilled. This is due to the efficient stove design as well as the fact that we only burn premium dried hardwoods. For more information check out their website: almasaunas.com

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.

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