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Joensuu’s Sports Afternoon 2.10.2019

Kirjoitettu: 11.9.2019 11:11

The Sports Afternoon is a biannual event organised by ISYY, POKA and SYKETTÄ sports services. You can participate if you are student or staff person of UEF or KUAS. The purpose of the Sports Afternoon is to give our students and staff an opportunity to try new sports for a very affordable price (or for free) and to get everyone moving at least for one afternoon per semester. There will be no teaching after 12.15pm so everyone is able to take part – and we recommend you do! There is a great choice of activities, the list of which is below. Once you have chosen what you would like to do, please remember to book yourself a place (instructions on how to book next to each activity description). We recommend you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment – these activities tend to fill up fast.

NB! All sports classes at SYKETTÄ sports calendar on 2.10. are also included in Sports Afternoon. You can participate in all Sports Afternoon activities also without SYKETTÄ sticker!

All members of ISYY are insuranced by OLL (the Finnish Student Sports Federation). The insurance doesn’t cover all activities. More information www.oll.fi/en


*Updated 16.9. Roller derby added.
*Updated 11.9. Curling added.

American football

Time: 13-15
Place: Koivuniemi playing field (behind the Lutheran church)
Cost: Free
Spaces available: 30
Registration time: 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon

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Archery | Full!

Time: 12.30-13-30, 14-15  (two different groups)
Place: Noljakka indoor track (Noljakankaari 1)
Price: 5 e, pay when registering
Max 10 persons per group.
Registration time: 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon

Sign up at Joutsi ry’s website (only in finnish)

Beerbong (org. by Bar Play)

Time: at 12.30pm, 13.30 pm, 14.30pm and 15.30 pm. Two tables, max 4 players/teams at the same time.
Place: Bar Play
Cost: 10 € per player/team (includes guided game and 1 l beer/non-alcoholic drink)
Registration time: Between 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon. You can also just show up if there’s free space.

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Time: 12noon–10pm
Place: Cosmic Bowling, Metropol shopping centre
Cost: Pool table 7 e/hour


Botania is a former botanical garden, nowadays it is an event garden based in Joensuu, Finland. Our premises consist of over 1000 m2 inner garden with over 700 unique plants, outer garden of 8.15 acres with over 800 unique plants. The inner garden consists of 3 different climates, the tropics, the subtropics and the desert. We also have a butterfly room, where butterflies fly free. Botania is also a home for a parrot and 2 tortoises. We also have 2 geckos living with us in our inner garden. Botania nowadays organises a lot of events and there is a restaurant, which serves our clients during opening hours.

Time: 10am-10pm
Price: 10 € (pay at Botania)
Place: Botania (Heinäpurontie 70)
Registration: –

Bus trip to Koli | Full!

Bus ticket: 10 e
Registration: At ISYY or POKA office between 16.9.-27.9. Pay when registering.
Spaces available: 48 persons per bus

Bus 1 | Total length 6,5 hours | Full!
at 11.30 Departure from front of Carelia
at 12.30 Arriving in Koli national park
at 17.00 Departure from Koli National park
at 18.00 Arriving in Joensuu

Bus 2 | Total length 5,5 h | Full!
at 12.00 Departure from front of Carelia
at 13.00 Arriving in Koli national park
at 16.30 Departure from Koli National park
at 17.30 Arriving in Joensuu

Bus 3 | Total length 5 h | Full!
at 12.30 Departure from front of Carelia
at 13.30 Arriving in Koli national park
at 16.30 Departure from Koli National park
at 17.30 Arriving in Joensuu

Bus 4 | Total length 6 h | Full!
at 12.00 Departure from front of Wärtsilä-building’s parking lot (Kontionkatu)
at 13.00 Arriving in Koli national park
at 17.00 Departure from Koli National park
at 18.00 Arriving in Joensuu


Time: at 5pm-7pm
Place: AU206 (Aurora building, Yliopistokatu 2)
Cost: Free
Equipment: Comfortable clothes, flexible shoes and open mind
Capoeira Nórdica


Guided curling.

Time: Three different groups (at 12.15-13.45, at 14.00-15.30, at 15.45-17.15)
Places: Max 16 persons / group
Place: Curling hall (Linnunlahdentie 14)
Cost: 5 €, pay with cash at Curling hall
Equipment: Comfortable sports clothes, indoor shoes
Registration time: Between 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon

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Escape Room (org. by Huonepakopeli)

Time: 1 hour between 10.45am-3.45pm. Three different theme rooms (“Psychopath”, “Missed Testament” and “Maya Temple”)
Place: Escape Room Joensuu (Kauppakatu 28, 80100 Joensuu)
Cost: 15 €, pay at ISYY or POKA office between 16.-27.9.
Spaces available: 4-8 per group, 12 different groups
NB! You must arrive at Escape room 10-15 minutes (not over 20 minutes) BEFORE your group will start. You can’t use bathroom while the game is on.
More information: http://www.huonepakopeli.fi/ (only in finnish!)

Escape Room (org. by Pakotarinat) | Nearly full!

Time: 1 hour between 12.15pm-3.45pm Three different theme rooms (“Mr. Smith’s secret laboratory”, “Pirate ship” and “Crime mystery”)
Place: Pakotarinat (Torikatu 19)
Cost: 15 €, pay at ISYY or POKA office between 16.-27.9.
Spaces available: 9 groups (max 5,6 or 8 places per group)
NB! You must arrive 10-15 minutes (not over 20 minutes) BEFORE your group will start. You can’t use bathroom while the game is on.

More info: https://pakotarinat.fi/en/escape-room-joensuu/

Finnish baseball | Full!

Time: at 3-5pm
Place: Kerubi Stadion (Uimarintie 3)
Cost: Free
Spaces available: 30
Registration time: Between 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon

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Fitness testing at FysioTikka

What: Fitness Testing (SpinalMouse and InBody)
Time: 12noon–3pm
Place: FysioTikka (Tikkarinne 9)
Cost: Free (SpinalMouse) / 5 € (InBody). Pay with cash.
Equipment: Indoor sports clothes/flexible clothes
More information: p. 050 913 1787

Football, Competitive serie | Full!

Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Mehtimäki turf
Cost: Free
Spaces available: 8 team (6+1 players will be playing at the same time)
Registration at ISYY or POKA office between 16.9.-27.9.

Best teams will be rewarded!

Football, Relaxed serie | Full!

Time: 12.30pm-6pm
Place: Louhela playing field (next to Tiedepuisto)
Cost: Free
Spaces available: 10 teams (all teams must include at least two genders)
Registration at ISYY or POKA office between 16.9.-27.9.

Golf (guided trial)

Time: 1pm-3pm
Place: Pilkonpuisto golf course, Pankakuja 3, Pilkko (3 km from the university)
Cost: 5 € (including equipment)
Spaces available: 25
Registration:  Aki Keronen, p. 050 302 5933, toimisto@kareliagolf.fi

Golf-competition (Scramble)

Time: 12noon-6pm
Place: Pilkonpuisto golf course
Cost: 20 €
Register: 16.-27.9. at ISYY or POKA office.

Scramble tournament. You need to have a green card and a membership of a golf club. Max 28 players.

Event on Facebook (only in finnish)

Group exercise marathon

Place: Tulliportinkatu school
Address: Tulliportinkatu 1
Cost: free

at 13-14: Zumba® Fitness (ohjaajana Helinä)
at 14-15: RVP (ohjaajana Helinä)
at 15-16: Bootcamp (ohjaajana Mari)
at 16-17: Venytystä ja virutusta (ohjaajana Mari)

You don’t need to register yourself – just show up!

Horse riding (Joensuun Ratsastusopisto)

Time: 12noon – 5pm
Place: Joensuun Ratsastusopisto,
Address: Kuurna-Kulhontie 93, 80910 KULHO (10km from Joensuu)
Cost: 25€
Registration by 30.9. tel. 013 824 570 (from Monday to Friday between 3pm-7pm)

Horse riding (Utran talli)

Time: 12noon – 3pm
Place: Utran talli
Address: Kiviniementie 7, 80170 Joensuu
Cost: 25€
Spaces available: 6 persons per group
Registration: by 30.9. tel. 050 495 5148 / Paula


Time: 12noon-2pm
Place: Karting Center Joensuu
Address: Sortavalankatu 2C, 80100 Joensuu
Cost: 12€ / 10min 
Registration at ISYY or POKA office between 16.9. – 27.9.

Kuntokeidas sports activities

Time: Between 12-16
What included: Padel, Ninja track, Bowling, tennis, squash, badminton, billiard, gym, table tennis, wall climbing, bouldering, floorball
Registration:  No needed
Spaces available: –
Cost: 8 € (You can test as many activities you want, max 1 hour per one activity). In addition, wall climbing shoes 1 €, bat/racket 1 € 
More information: http://www.joensuunkuntokeidas.fi/fi/, p. 013 126 558 

Megatwister (org. by Bar Play)

Time: at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Max 30 players at once.
Place: Bar Play
Cost: 1 €
Registration time: –
You can win product prizes, the most flexible player will win a foucher for a free hamburger.


Time: 1pm-4pm. The game will last 2h-3h.
Place: Paintball Joensuu
Address: Lentoasemantie 10, 80150 Joensuu
Cost: 30 € incl. all equipment and instructing
Registration at ISYY or POKA office between 16.9. – 27.9.
More information: p. 044 343 7671 and Joensuu Paintball website

Roller derby

Time: 3 – 4.30pm
Place: Länsikatu school (address Tulliportinkatu 1)
Cost: Free
Equipment: Sports clothes, indoor shoes, water bottle, positive attitude

Sign up (only in finnish)

Step training

Step training at Laululava (Linnunlahdentie 1) at 1-2pm. Length 1 hour. No registration. Free of charge.

Swimming | Student places full!

Time: 12noon-5pm
Place: Vesikko swimming hall
Cost: Free
Registration: Between 16.9. at 10am – 27.9. at 12noon
50 tickets for students, 50 tickets for staff. Gym included.
Student card or staff card needed!

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Wall climbing (org. by Ote-Kiipeilykeskus)

Time: 12noon-9pm
Place: Kiipeilykeskus Ote (Pilkontie 7)
Cost: 8 € incl. shoes. Please show your student/staff card at the desk.
More information: Ote-Kiipeilykeskus (only in finnish)


Sports Afternoon Afterparty 2.10. at 22-04.30

Facebook event

Kimmel, Itäranta 1
LIVE: Ruudolf & Musta Barbaari

Ticket price 5 € + cloakroom fee. The ones who buy the ticket in advance will receive a special sports afternoon overall badge (limited number)! Pre-tickets will be available at ISYY and POKA offices from 23.9. We will also sell some pre-tickets at campuses:

30.9. at 11am-1pm Carelia’s lobby
1.10. at 11am-1pm Wärtsilä’s lobby