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Sports afternoon

Wednesday 5.10.2022 at 12:00 – 16:00

University of Eastern Finland’s and Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ students and staff members are enjoying their sports afternoon on 5.10. at 12-16. Every event in sports afternoon is open for all students and staff members of Savonia and UEF and Uniarts as well as the students of HUMAK Kuopio campuses. You don’t need a SYKETTÄ sticker to participate in these events! You have to register as a user if haven’t done it before. You can find the registration form here. More information in the section “enrolling”.

Welcome to join in and feel good! 

The autumn season Sports Afternoon is perfect time for your work or study group to enjoy sports together! In the program there are tips for great group activities, some of which require enrolling beforehand and some of which don’t. Please read the instructions carefully.


The enrolling opens at 21.9., exactly 14 days before the event begins.


If you forget to cancel the event or you do it too late it costs you 10 €. 

What if I get sick?
If you let us know before the event starts, it’s okay!
– If you let us know only afterwards or when the event has already started, please deliver us a sick leave certificate or pay the cancellation fine 10 €.

Here’s SYKETTÄ contact information

The insurance from the OLL

The insurance of The Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL is valid during the sports afternoon activities, but it covers only the members of Student union SAVOTTA and the Student union HUMAKO. The Student union of the University of Eastern Finland ISYY, the students of TaiYo and staff members are not covered in OLL insurance or by the organizer.

The whole program shortly (more information and links for the enrolling later on this page)

Outdoor activies

Indoor sports and wellness in campuses:

Badminton tournament at Rauhalahti, Kuopio Tennis center

Indoor sports and get-to-know classes at the facilities of our partners:

1) Outdoor activities

Get to know Golf – Tarinagolf, Tarinagolfintie 19, Siilinjärvi

Come and get to know Golf at beutiful scene at Tarina!

Please make the enroll first and pay after that with these instructions:

Recipient: Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta
Number of account: FI31 5600 0520 1033 78 (BIC-code: OKOYFIHH)
Reference number: 9014
The amount: 20 euros
Due date: 28.9.2022

Golf tournament (Joensuu and Kuopio) at Kontioniemi (organized by Karelia Golf)

Welcome to Sports Afternoon Golf tournament at Kontioniemi!
Time: Starts at 10 am, duration approximately 5h
Place: Kontioniemi Golf Course (Vaskiportintie 7, 80780 Kontioniemi)
Cost: 20€/participant
More information in the Forms and Kareliagolf.fi
Enrolling via Google Forms (open 21.9. at 10 am – 30.9. at 12 noon)

Get to know Ski Jump

Get to know Ski jumping at Puijo (Suurmäentie 86, 70200 Kuopio)
You have an opportunity to do ski jump instructed. 

ISYY club Puijon Mäki organized two ski jumping groups.
Meeting point at Puijo -> at the bottom of the hill where is the Ski lift departure point.
Outdoor clothes.
You can ski jump from the little hill (K4) with ski jump equipment.
Two groups
13:00-13:45, max 6 participants
13:45-14:30, max 6 participants

Horse riding – Savisaari Riding Center

If you have done riding before and know how to saddle a horse, this one is for you! Enroll via the sports calendar. Payment must be done at latest on Wednesday 28.9. to the following bank account number:

FI 55 1078 3000 220219 (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Please note that 28.9. is also last day to cancel your participation.

Minigolf at Rauhalahti Bowling

Orienteering in Puijo, Puijonsarvi

Come and try orienteering in Puijonsarvi! If you want you can have short theory of orienteering before the start and after that you can try it yourself. You can come by yourself or take your friend with you.

Handing out the maps and instructing at 14.00-14.30, returning at latest 16.30
Two route options: shorter about 2,5 km and longer about 4 km.
Starting/meeting point: Puijonsarven koulu

Enroll via this link.
Max. 25 participants, but if you and your friend can use the same map, you can bring them along and they don’t need to enroll.

Outdoor training shoes are best for orienteering
Student Union of Eastern Finland Orienteering Club Puijon Suunta is organizing this event.

Trip to Rotkolaakso

Seinävuoren Rotkolaakso is at Tuusniemi. A bus transports participants to the Rotkolaakso.
The gorge is 500 meters long, 20-40 meters wide and at the highest 25 meters deep. There is wiewing platform, wooden lean-to, barbecue hut, ¨dock and latrine.

Seinävuoren Rotkolaakso round map

3) Indoor Sports and wellbeing in campus

You can enroll to the classes by clicking the name of the activity. Enrolling begins 14 days before the event.

Nutrition lecture in Lukema

12-13 How to start vegetarian diet or add more veggies to it. Only in Finnish!


Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. krs

InBody measurements – Savonia Wellness Center, Microkatu campus, 4th floor, C wing

Now you have a chance to get inBody body composition analysis. Viretori has a brand new InBody – 770 device in its use that gives exact and reliable result every time! On Sports Afternoon you get extra discount for inBody analysis!

3) Badminton tournament, Kuopion Tenniskeskus, Katiskaniementie 1

4) Indoor activities and get to know classes

Bowling – Keilakukko

Climbing center Voema, Kaivotie 23: bouldering and climbing with automatic belay

In sports afternoon you have an extra low-priced possibility to try bouldering (climbing withour ropes) or climbing with automatic belay (rope system which makes sure you cannot fall) in Kuopio climbing center VOEMA! In VOEMA you get to climb really easily and safely. You don’t need to book a time in advance. You can just arrive and if you are new with bouldering or climbing, you’ll get a starting info, which is focused on the safety and technique.

Pay for the entrance fee straight at the VOEMA Climbing center. There is no time-limit. This extra low-priced possibility is available at 12-21 o’clock.

CrossFit Kuopio – Itkonniemenkatu 29

Get to know CrossFit. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to better performance. The program works for everyone — people who have never worked out and those who have trained for years share equally in the benefits of CrossFit.

Historical dance, Get to know class – Kauppakatu 44

Historical dance group of Kuopio gives you an opportunity to practice dances of renaissance- and baroque era between 15th and 18th century.

More info: https://kuohitar.yhdistysavain.fi/

Kunnonsali – Ajurinkatu 16

Welcome to bench press workshop! Here you learn how to lift safely and can proceed to bigger weights.

Fencing – Kuopion miekkailijat, Kemilänrinne 1

Map to Kemilänrinne

Fencing experiment/ trial content:
– Short introduction about fencing as a martial art and the sport gear needed for it
– Warm up
– Fencing stance and moving
– Simple attacks and defences
– Playful trial matches

More information: via e-mail kurssit(at)kuopionmiekkailijat.net or tel. 045 678 1737 /Panu

Mysteeri Kuopio escape rooms

Padel – Billebeino Padel Kuopio Oy

Pole Center – Puusepänkatu 5 C 1

On Sports afternoon we will train Pole with Heels and Pole Choreography.

14.10-15.05 Aerial yin yoga (15 persons)
15.05–16.00 Pole Choreography (13 persons)

Aerial yin yoga is done with aerial sling. Sling-Yin consist of peaceful Yin Yoga asanas inside the sling and on the floor with the sling. We held each asana (posture) couple of minutes and we move slowly from posture to posture. The sling supports the body and the postures different way than the floor so you get new kind of experience compared to traditional Yin Yoga. No experience from aerial yoga or yin yoga is needed. Comfortable and warm clothing is recommended.

Pole Choreography class includes basic steps and spins with the pole which we combine to one choreography. You don’t need previous experience from the pole or dance, everyone can join. You can take shorts and pants to this class and little towel for wiping the pole.

Visit Puijo – Services of Puijo Peak Oy

Puijo Peak Oy – If you want to try Snow tube, riding on a wintry country with efatbike, visit ski jumping tower or try virtual ski jumping head for Puijo.

Warppi virtual reality – Ajurinkatu 16, viihdekeskus Minna

Experience the virtual reality!

In virtual reality you will experience the games in 3d around you. During your game turn, you can pick any game or experience from the Warppi library. You can try as many games as you want during your turn – there is everything from extreme experiences and action to music and strategy games. In one room there is 1-3 players, and you can rotate the glasses between players in any schedule you want.

Book a room! Only one person from your groups need to book a room. One room holds 1-3 players.

More information here.

SalsaStudio, Vuorikatu 3

13.00-14.00 Twerk for beginners (max 20 persons)
Instructor Riikka Keurulainen

Studio Tempo

Tempo Palo50 is circuit training. This class makes you sweat and gives smile to your face. This is mixed strenght training and heart rate lifting.

LesMills SH’BAM 45 min
In this easy and fun class you can try the latest dance moves listening to the latest chart hits and classics. Unleash your inner star while raising your basic fitness – you don’t need to know how to dance! Each song has its own choreography, so you can try many different dance styles in one hour.