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Sports afternoon

Sports afternoon on Tuesday 25.2. 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 25.2. at 12-16. Every event in sports afternoon is open for all students and staff members of Savonia and UEF as well as the students of HUMAK and Uniart 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! 



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 of 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, The Student union of the University of Eastern Finland ISYY and the Student union HUMAKO. Other students and staff members are not covered in OLL insurance or by the organizer.

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

Outdoor sports in Kuopio:

Outdoor sports outside Kuopio

Indoor sports and wellness in campuses:

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

1) Outdoor Sports in Kuopio

Riding- Savisaari Riding Center – FULL

Price: 20 euros/participant, max 7 participants/group. Enroll via the sports calendar. Payment must be done at latest on Thursday 18.2. to the following bank account number: FI 55 1078 3000 220219 (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu). Please note that that is also last day to cancel your participation.

Hiking in Neulamäki

Welcome to enjoy the Sykettä sports afternoon in the Neulaniemi recreation area!

We will gather in front of Sale Neulamäki and at 14:00 we will start walking to the nature trails via Juontotie. We will walk around Vuorilampi and stop at the campfire site on its northern side. The route is a little over two kilometres in one direction. At the campfire site you can cook sausages over the fire and I can lead you back to Sale Neulamäki after a break there.

Bring warm clothing, shoes suitable for hiking, drinking water and a cheerful mood! Please take your own snacks with you, if you want to for example cook some sausages.

Where: in front of Sale Neulamäki (https://goo.gl/maps/xn1kLaNkbBqy29Wz9)

When: 25st of February at 14:00 (2 PM)

Where to: Vuorilampi campfire site (https://goo.gl/maps/4ijVfaf9Ug352hPS9)

Enroll here

For questions, contact me at jere.lavikainen@uef.fi or +358407696901 (WhatsApp preferred)

Ice hockey in Koulupuiston kenttä- cancelled

Skating and skiing in Kuopio

Outdoor Sports outside Kuopio

Bus takes you to Kasurila or Tahko and there are lot of activities

Kasurila is located in Siilinjärvi, about 20 km distance from Kuopio. You can get to know more about the Kasurila and their possibilities with downhill skiing & snowboarding FROM HERE

In Tahko you there are lot of activities you can choose, please see the Tahko web page for more information. (For example Tahko skiing trail here.) 

Enroll to bus transport to Kasurila/Tahko(5€/person)



Remember to enroll first to the bus and after that pay the fee.
Recipient: Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta
Number of account: FI31 5600 0520 1033 78 (BIC-code: OKOYFIHH)
Reference number: 9014
The amount: 5 euros
Due date: 21.2.2020

Indoor Sports – Studentia, Snellmania, Opistotie

You can enroll to the classes by clicking the name of the activity. Links are updated on 11.2.


In the Studentia lobby you can find Viretori’s stand

Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. krs

Opistotie – Opistotie 2

Nutrition lecture: How your diet supports your training – only in Finnish!

Indoor Sports and other activities in co-operate companies

Padel, Bellanpuisto – FULL

Get to know Padel, 4 x 1h (including: instructions 15min  + 45 min playing time).

klo 12-13, max 8 participants
klo 13-14max 8 participants
klo 14-15, max 8 participants
klo 15-16max 8 participants

Padel is a sport similar to tennis and squash. There is 4 players at the field and two fiels are at use
Price: 5€/person

Please make the enroll first and pay after that with these instructions:
Recipient: Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunt
Number of account: FI31 5600 0520 1033 78 (BIC-code: OKOYFIHH)
Reference number: 9014
The amount: 5 euros
Due date: 18.2.2020

 Climbing centre VOEMA, Kaivotie 23 – Bouldering and climbing

In sports afternoon you have an extra low-priced possibility to try bouldering or climbing with automatic system 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 to go bouldering or climbing with automatic system. 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.

Kuopion keilahalli

Bowl at the Kuopio bowling hall!

Kuopion Miekkailijat/ Fencing trial – Kemilänrinne 1

Fencing experiment/ trial includes:
– 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

Take 5€ with you and give it to the Fencing instructor at Kuopion Miekkailijat. Only cash, please pay with even money.

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

Kuopio Swimming Pool at Niirala, Hannes Kolehmaisen katu 3 – Synchronized swimming and water polo

Synchronized swimming is an interesting combination of swimming, dance and gymnastics. Its’ speciality is the sports performance taking place underwater while holding your breath! During the one hour introduction you will get to try the basic techniques of synchronized swimming as well as practice and perform a short synchronized routine. Swimming instructer is from Kuopio Swimming Club.

Water polo is a very physical olympic ball game. It combines swimming, contact with the opponents and skills with the ball. During the one hour introduction you will get to practise the basic techniques such as handling the ball in the water as well as challenge your opponents in a game of water polo.

Enrolling includes participating in the get-to-know class and free swimming.  You can use the swimming pool for 2,5 hours. The time begins when you clock in the swimming pool and ends when you clock out. Swimming instructor is from Kuopio Swimming Club. Take a 50 cent coin with you, to use the locked cabinets in the locker room!

Kunnonpaikka, Jokiharjuntie 3 – Aqua Sport

Get to know the newest water sport, Aqua Sport – first time in Finland!

Acquapole® is an innovative water tool and revolutionary training program, able to satisfy any customer! It is an innovative water tool that was conceived, patented and produced in Italy in 2010 by Aqua fitness instructor and pool owner Ph.D. Monica Spagnuolo in collaboration with Aqua fitness international instructor Ph.D. Stefania Manfredi.  With Acquapole you train muscle endurance and strength. In the water, you can do a variety of pole exercises you couldn’t do out of water. 

RAY Reax Aqua Yoga:
The tradition of a thousand-year old discipline meets a brand new tool. RAY Reax Aqua Yoga classes are done on a floating board. Additionally, the particular non-slip surface confers comfort and grip, allowing the user to train upright or lying down in complete safety. All the deepest muscles are activated, amplifying the benefits of the typical yoga positions. 

Please make the enrollment first and pay after that with these instructions:
Recipient: Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunt
Number of account: FI31 5600 0520 1033 78 (BIC-code: OKOYFIHH)
Reference number: 9014
The amount: 15 euros
Due date: 18.2.2020

Pole Center – Puusepänkatu 5 C 1

On Sports afternoon we will train pole choreography in Pole Center!

Puijon Jousi, Archery at Kotkankallio – Niiralankatu 25

Come and try archery! Puijon Jousi will teach you the basics of archery. The class is one hour, but if the next group is not full, you can stay for another hour.

 Place: Kotkankallio civil defence shelter, Niiralankatu 25

Enrolling (as well as cancellations) ends on Friday 21.2. at 12.00. 

Try Tennis in KTS Center – FULL UP!

Get to know tennis! Kuopion Tennisseura offers you on Sports afternoon a group for beginners as well as those who have some previous experience. You get to learn tennis techniques and gameplay and have time to play as well.

Notice! The enrolling must be done at latest 18.2.!

Venue: KTS-Center, Pitkälahdentie 8  (Pitkälahti elementary school)

Equipment: Indoor sport shoes, tennis raquet if you have your own (club has raquets for loan if needed), water bottle.

Price: free!

Liikunta- ja kamppailukeskus LIIKE   – Crosstraining classes in Sunset TL

Where: Liikunta- ja kamppailukeskus Liike, address: Väliköntie 4 (kauppakeskus Birger, near Gigantti)

Megazone Kuopio

Megazone offers exciting laser tag games. Laser tag battles are full of energy, adrenaline and nice workout with lots of fun! Laser tag is a completely safe sport and Megazone’s complex combat field adds thrilling challenges to the games!

More information: https://megazone.fi/kuopio/yhteystiedot/

Mysteeri Kuopio – Escape room games – Tulliportinkatu 34 A

During the sports afternoon you can reserve a game for you and your friends or attend the games with strangers. Please contact Mysteeri Kuopio if you want to play in english!

1) Reserve an escape room for your own group via the web or by phone. The discount is -20% of the total cost during the sports afternoon.

2) Play “blindfolded”, enroll the escape room with strangers – ONLY IN FINNISH

Rauhalahti Spa, Katiskaniementie 8 – Snowshoeing

Spa & hotel Rauhalahti offers you a possibility to snowshoeing and spa.

Pay at Rauhalahti Spa reception. 


Studio Tempo – Classes FULL

Les Mills SH’BAM: 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.

Les Mills BARRE is a modern version of classic balletic training; a 30-minute workout designed to shape and tone postural muscles, build core strength, and allow you to escape the everyday. Incorporating classic ballet positions, with modern music, LES MILLS BARRE is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights. If you’re seeking a different style of training or a new kind of self-expression, you will love LES MILLS BARRE. Without the traditional barre to support you, the muscles supporting your body’s stability and strength becomes the focus.

Hot Yin Yang is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures or asanas that are held for longer periods of time -from 45 seconds to five minutes or more.Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body: the tendons, fascia and ligament, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Breathin technique (pranayama) is a big part of Yin class. By concentrating on the regulation of the breath through the exercise we can let go of control and tensions. Yin exercise is the cultivation of inner stillness. 

Studio Tempo is wellnes center for women, but everyone is welcome to the classes in Sports afternoon and in SYKETTÄ sport calendar!

Virtuaalimaailma Warppi – experience the virtual world! – Ajurinkatu 16

Experience the virtual world in Warppi and enjoy the great Sports afternoon discount! Exploring the virtual worlds is a fun way to spend time with your friends and it can also be a sweaty activity which raises your adrenaline levels.

In Warppi there are HTC VivePro glasses in your use and with those your 3D experiences feel very real. 

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. In one room there is 1-3 players, and you can rotate the glasses between players in any schedule you want.

In the library there is for example travel- and nature experiences, sport, dance, music games, horror and action games, extreme experiences etc.

Reserve a room:

Price: 25 €/room/hour. The price is divided between participants (1-3 persons). Payment is done at the Warppi when you arrive.