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Sports afternoon

The next sports afternoon is Wednesday 4th of October

The upcoming autumn sports afternoon will be published here 13th of September.

Upcoming sports afternoons 2024

Here is the spring 2023 sports afternoon program.

University of Eastern Finland’s and Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ students and staff members are enjoying their sports afternoon on 21.2. 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 14.2., exactly 7 days before the event begins. There are a few exceptions, e.g. horse back riding that are informed in the event description.

Enrolling must be done via SYKETTÄ sports calendar or in following events the enrolling is made to the event organizer: Golf, bowling, lazer games at Megazone and Mysteeri Kuopio. And no enrolling in climbing at Voema, Gym at Energy, Snellmania, Studentia and Historical dance.


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 is updated later on this page)

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

Downhill skiing and other outdoor activities at Kasurila and Tahko

Tahko: Gather a bunch of people and enjoy a day of downhill skiing or other winter activities at Tahko. Shared bus ride costs 5€/person and all participants are responsible for booking and paying their own activities.

Kasurila: Like at Tahko, there are plenty of fun winter activities to do at Kasurila. For example you can go skiing, downhill skiing or maybe spend the day on sledding hill. Shared bus ride costs 5€/person and all participants are responsible for booking and paying their own activities.

How to get to Kasurila and Tahko? The bus ride to Tahko via Kasurila and back to Kuopio costs 5€/person.
Enrolling for the bus ride must be done at latest 20th of February at 4pm.

Departure: on 21.2. at first at 12.00 o`clock next to Microteknia maindoors (A doors) and 12.10 o`clock in front of Snellmania.
Return: The bus ride back to Kuopio leaves from Tahko at 17.00 o`clock and from Kasurila at 17.45 o`clock.

Playful hill race with combination of skiing and ski jumping

The event is organized by Puijon Mäki and it is free of charge!

Playful hill race with combination of skiing and ski jumping is held in Puijo and the meeting place is in front of “Kisamonttu” building. K4 sized hill will be used for ski jumping which is the first part of the race. The length of the skiing is 3 kilometres and it will be done at hiihtostadion right after ski jumping.

Dress according to the weather which means warm clothing and your own skiing equipment. For example Rauhalahti hotel rents skiing equipment if needed. We recommend to have your own helmet with you but it is not necessary. Equipment for ski jumping are given by organizer.

Basics of ice skating

Horse riding – Peikkometsä

Peikkometsä riding school has groups for beginners and for those with previous experience.
The address for Peikkometsä riding school is Rautaniementie 25, 70840 Kuopio

Price is 27 €/person and you pay directly to Peikkometsä riding school bank account:
FI26 5482 5420 0149 74.

Enroll and pay at latest on 17.2.2023. This is also the last day to cancel your participation!

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 and Payment must be done at latest on Wednesday 14.2. to the following bank account number:

FI55 1078 3000 220219. (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Please note that 14.2. is also last day to cancel your participation.

Snow Tube – at Puijo

Get to know Puijo Peak

Few tips for winter activities around the Kuopio lake area

At Kallavesi Lake area you can for example go ice skating, tour skating, skiing, kicksleding or walk around the beautiful lake landscape.

Skiing and excursions in the nearby countryside

For more information about the routes and tracks can be found on Liikkuva Kuopio webpage and retkikartta.fi webpage

3) Indoor Sports and wellbeing on campuses

You can enroll to the classes by clicking the name of the activity. Enrolling begins 7 days before the event.

Nutrition lecture in Lukema

12.15–13.00 Lisäravinne + luotettava tieto. Only in Finnish!


Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. floor

Hermanni – Hermanninaukio 3

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!

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

Archery at Kotkankallio crowd shelter

Bowling, Keilakukko

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

On 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 between 12.00–21.00 o’clock.

Energy Gym, Kuntokeskus Energy

Free of charge gym at Energy Joensuu and Kuopio on Sports afternoon between 12.00–16.00 o`clock

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

Golf at AINAGolf, Saaristokatu 5

Historical dance, Kauppakatu 44

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

Fencing – Kuopion miekkailijat, Kemilänrinne 1

Map to Kemilänrinne

Get-to-know fencing:

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

Laser tag for groups – Megazone

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.

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.

Studio Tempo

Sunset TL – Get-to-know Crosstraining

The class starts with a warm up. The workout of the day and the movements will be introduces in the beginning of the workout and also the scaling of the movements. There will be varied movements with body weight and different kind of equipments, like kettlebell or barbells can be used in the workout.
You need suitable clothes and shoes for indoor sports and a water bottle.