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Sports afternoon

The spring sports afternoon is held on Tuesday 13th of February

University of Eastern Finland’s and Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ students and staff members are enjoying their sports afternoon on Tuesday 13th of February at 12–16 o`clock. 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 but you have to register as a SYKETTÄ user if you 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 spring 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.

Enroll information

The enrolling opens on Tuesday 30th of January, exactly 14 days before the events begins.

Enrolling must be done via SYKETTÄ sports calendar or in following events the enrolling is made to the event organizer: Bowling, lazer games at Megazone. And no enrolling in climbing at Voema, and Energy, Snellmania, Studentia and Voimakellari Novapolis gyms.


If you forget to cancel the event or you do it too late it costs you 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 spring 2024 sports afternoon program shortly

Outdoor activies

Indoor sports and wellness in campuses:

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

Extra: You can enroll to all SYKETTÄ Kuopio classes during the sports afternoon. Gyms at Snellmania and Studentia are available during opening hours.

1) Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities on the ice of Kallavesi

Skating, skiing, kick sledding, walking on the ice of Kallavesi. Kallavesi is a popular outdoor destination in winter. Natural ice attracts all kinds of active people to go outside. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent them, e.g. m/s Queen R – from the ship’s rental point and at the same time enjoy the delicacies of the cafe in the warm premises on the m/s Queen R ship.

The cafe and equipment rental is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm after the opening of the Ice Marathon ice rink. Their opening hours are extended as the light increases. Weather conditions may change the opening hours, we will announce the changes here.

Rental Service

Skating blades and shoes 16 € / h
Skating blades 10 € / h
Kicksled 12 € / h
Cross country skiing set 16 € / h

Playful kick sled race

Get ready for some action! In celebration of Kuopio’s 10th anniversary, SYKETTÄ is organizing a playful kick sled race for the first time ever in Kuopio. The event is free! The race kicks off at 1:15 PM with a showdown between UEF and Savonia representative teams. After that, other teams are welcome to join the competition.

Here’s how you can participate:

The first start is at 1:15 p.m. and after that the other batches every 5 minutes. The three best teams will be awarded!

Enroll via this form

By participating in the competition, you might get on TV!

In collaboration with: Kuopion Seikkailukeskus Oy, Kylpylähotelli Kunnonpaikka, Liikkuva Kuopio, opiskelijakunta SAVOTTA, Luoto Kuopio, Pohjois-Savon Liikunta, Kuopion Roll-Risteilyt

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. Enrolling opens Tue 30.1. and Payment must be done at latest on Friday 9.2. to the following bank account number:

FI55 1078 3000 220219. (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Please note that 9.2. is also last day to cancel your participation.

A nordic combined sport trial and a playful competition is organized at Puijo Ski Center. 

We will be gathering in front of the Kisamontun building, which is close to the lower station of the ski lift. The ski jumping section is jumped from a K4-sized hill. The skiing section is held at the Puijo Ski Stadium right after the ski jumping section. The skiing distance is 3 km.

You will need to take with you outdoor equipment suitable for the weather, plenty of warm clothes and your own cross country skiing equipment. It is also recommended to bring your own helmet, but not mandatory. The equipment needed for hill jumping is provided on behalf of the event organizer.

Max 15 participants. Enroll via this link.

13:00 Training for the ski jumping part
14:00 Start of the playful competition
16:00 The event ends at the latest

2) Indoor Sports and wellbeing on campuses

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

Nutrition lecture – only in Finnish

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

Now you have a chance to get inBody body composition analysis. Wellness Center 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!

At Sport hall

Voimakellari Novapolis Gym – Savonia

3) Indoor activities and get to know classes around the city

Archery at Kotkankallio civil protection

Bowling, Keilakukko

On sports afternoon you have an extra low-priced possibility to try bouldering (climbing without 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 between 12.00–21.00 o’clock.


Get-to-know fencing:

Fitness tests

Come to test your fitness level at Kuopiohalli. We are organizing a free opportunity to come and test their fitness either by walking or running from 13:00 to 14:00. You do not need a valid SYKETTÄ sticker to participate in the fitness tests.

You can participate in either the 12-minute Cooper’s test, where the purpose is to run as far as possible, or the UKK-2 kilometer walking test, where the purpose is to walk a distance of two kilometers as fast as possible.

Sign up for the fitness test with this form.

Cancelled/ Fitness wrestling

Minimum number of participants is 6.
Instructor is the wrestling coach Timo Pirskanen.
Place: Sammakkolammentie 1E.  Puijonlaakso Sammakkolammen Northeast population shelter.


1 . Energy Gym and Pilates class, Kuntokeskus Energy

When you arrive to the gym please tell if you come from UEF, Savonia, Uniarts or HUMAK.

2. KuoFit gym, Saarijärventie 9

3. Kunnonsali gym and group classes Ajurinkatu 16

Pump: Full-body workout with barbell and dumbbells. Long sets improve both muscle strength and endurance. The class is suitable for everyone because you can adjust the amount of weights according to your fitness and strength. Equipment can be found in the sports hall. At the beginning of the class there is a warm-up with lighter weights, the class doesn´t include step sets. You´ll need shoes, a drinking bottle and a sweat towel for the class. Equipment: bar, 2 x locks, 2 x 1 kg, 2 x 2.5 kg, 2x 5 kg and a mat.

Jazz dance: We warm up with technique sets and focus on the final set, where the purpose is to find expression through jazz dance.

Laughter Yoga: Has studying made you anxious? Do you crave a safe space where to let your hair down and go a little crazy? Do you want to let go of shame and show yourself to the world? Come and laugh with us! Laughter yoga is a well-being class that aims to reduce stress, make us feel better and more confident and create cohesiveness. The class consists of easy and fun practices that prepare our laughter muscles for a laughter meditation that’ll be kept at the end of the class. There will also be a short relaxation at the end so that you are both energised and relaxed after the class. Only thing you need to bring is an open mind and an ability to laugh! Ps. Laughing is not mandatory!

Historical dance, Kauppakatu 44

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

Les Mills TONE45′ ja Les Mills BODYCOMBAT45′ – Liikunta- ja fysiostudio Tempo

klo 12.00 – 12.45 Les Mills TONE 45min (28 places)
If you want the optimal mix of strength, cardio and core training this is it. Step into a LES MILLS TONE class and you’ll tick off a complete workout in 45 minutes. The challenging mix of lunges, squats, functional training and tubing exercises will help you burn calories and take your fitness to the next level. Also a great foundational class, LES MILLS TONE has a wide variety of options accommodating all fitness levels ensuring everyone leaves the workout feeling successful

klo 13.00 -13.45 Les Mills BODYCOMBAT 45 min (28 places)
Step into a BODYCOMBAT workout and you’ll punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories* along the way. This high-energy martial-arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. A LES MILLS™ instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.

Padel tournament, Mexicano and Padel fields – Billebeino Padel Kuopio Oy

This is a Mexicano tournament.

Mexicano is played with the same point structure as a regular Americano, but the game order is not predetermined. The system will generate the next round based on the current top list, which will result in more even matches. In a Mexicano, you can play both with and against the same player several times, who you meet is based entirely on the current top list for the next round. The 1st in the top list will play together with the 3rd against the 2nd and the 4th, etc., down in the top list. May the best person win!

Shuffle class for beginners, Dancestudio Dream

The spectacular dance style that was developed in the 1980s and requires nimble footwork is! Aino guides you through the basics of shuffle in this beginners class! You should bring indoor shoes and a drinking bottle to the class! You don’t need previous experience to participate.

Trampoline park, HUIPPU center, Siikaranta 9 A

Fun and effective exercise by bouncing on a trampoline. The facility has 400 square meters of trampolines of different strengths, a large jumping jack and several places to play. Look at here.

Upcoming sports afternoons 2024