The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Recreational and Sporting Services (09.4.1)" is a classification of services provided by sports stadia, horse-racing courses, motor-racing circuits, velodromes, etc.; skating rinks, swimming pools, golf courses, gymnasia, fitness centers, tennis courts, squash courts, and bowling alleys; fairgrounds and amusement parks; roundabouts, see-saws, and other playground facilities for children; pin-ball machines and other games for adults other than games of chance; ski slopes, ski lifts, and the like; hire of equipment and accessories for sport and recreation, such as airplanes, boats, horses, skiing and camping equipment; out-of-school individual or group lessons in bridge, chess, aerobics, dancing, music, skating, skiing, swimming, or other pastimes; services of mountain guides, tour guides, etc.; navigational aid services for boating; and hire of game-specific footwear (ski boots, football boots, golfing shoes, and other such footwear fitted with ice skates, rollers, spikes, studs, etc.).
This category excludes cable-car and chair-lift transport not at ski resorts or holiday centers (07.3.6).
This category is a subcategory of the Recreation and Culture (09) and of Recreational and Cultural Services (09.4) categories.
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