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Sports afternoon

Sports afternoon on Tuesday 12.2. 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 12.2. 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 whole program (more information and links for the enrolling later on this page)

Outdoor sports in Kuopio:

Outdoor sports in Tahko and Kasurila

Indoor sports and wellness in campuses:

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

Outdoor Sports in Kuopio

Riding- Savisaari Riding Center – FULL UP

Price: 20 euros/participant, max 7 participants/group. Enroll via the sports calendar. Payment must be done at latest Thursday 7.2. to the following bank account number: FI 55 1078 3000 220219 (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Riding – Riding Center ILO – FULL UP

Riding for those who can handle a horse independently as well as beginners.

Price: 20€/person.  Enrolling and payment must be done before 9.2.2019 to the following bank account FI71 1797 3000 013689, write reference HELMIKUU SYKETTÄ. Also the cancellation must be done at latest 9.2.!

These bus lines goes to Riding Center ILO: 30, 31, 35 and 40. Leave the bus at Sorsasalo slip road and you have to walk about 15 minutes to get to the Riding Center.  See the route info in more detail here.

Ice hockey tournament – FULL UP

Hockey tournament for the students and staff members of Kuopio’s universities.

Enrolling starts on Monday 21.1.19 via the link that will appear in the facebook event page. The tournament is organized by KuoLO, Preemio and SYKETTÄ.

Instructed Classic and Skate Skiing at Puijo

Instructed walking trip to Puijo tower – CANCELLED

Get to know snow rugby

Come to play rugby! It is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. It is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line. Rugby union is a popular sport around the world, played by male and female players of all ages. During the sports afternoon we will try this game in the snow!

Tips for skiing and ice-skating in Kuopio

In Kuopio you have great possibilites to ski in diverse landscapes, even in the city. Here you can see the ski tracks of Kuopio and their condition.

If you want to skate, head to the passenger harbour! Restaurant ship M/S Queen R offers you skate rental services. If you have your own skates, you can access the skating route from any of the beaches along the way. There is also a campfire place along the route. The route is maintained by Mestar and it will notify about the condition and opening hours of the route here.

Outdoor sports in Tahko and Kasurila

Enjoy downhill skiing in Kasurila or Tahko! In Tahko you can enjoy various outdoor activites. The bus ride costs 5 €/person to the Kasurila or Tahko and back. You have to reserve your seat in the bus at latest 8.2. at 16.00!

Bus transport to Kasurila/Tahko:



Kasurila price list

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. If you are going to Kasurila, you must book and pay their ski passes beforehand as instructed in this page.

If you need to rent equipment, please inform us via e-mail sirpa.risto@isyy.fi. Equipment are paid at the Kasurila where you also got to try them out.

If you need to rent equipment, please inform what of these you need by email: sirpa.risto@isyy.fi

In Kasurila and Tahko you need a Skidata’s KeyCard (price 5 euros!). If you have an old KeyCard, you can use it. (Cards with card numbers starting with 08 and 14 are no longer valid.) The KeyCards are paid in kasurila and Tahko, if you need one.

Downhill Skiing and other winter activities in Tahko

Tahko is situated in Nilsiä, about 65 kilometers north-east from Kuopio. In Tahko you can participate to downhill skiing as well as many other activities. If you need a bus ride to Tahko, please first book your bus ride and only after that buy your ski pass.

Indoor Sports – Studentia, Snellmania, Opistotie

You can enroll to the classes by clicking the name of the activity.


Studentia gym

Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. krs

Open doors to the Snellmania gym 12.00-16.00.

Opistotie – Opistotie 2

12.00 – 16.00 open doors to the gyms! The doors are open during that time, you do not need the electronic key.

SYKETTÄ Varikko at Opistotie

12.30-15.30: VARIKKO at the Opistotie campus, sport hall corridor.  Nonstop, no reservations!

Indoor Sports and other activities in co-operate companies

BowlD1ner, Ajurinkatu 16 – Bowling

In sports afternoon you get a lower-price entrance fee for bowling in BowlD1ner, situated in the activity center “IsoCee”. There are 8 bowling alleys in BowlD1ner, you don’t need to book an alley in advance. Just drop by.

If you want to make sure that you get a lane, please call to Bowl1Diner to make the reservation. Remember to mention that you are taking part to the University Sports afternoon. In addition, during the sports afternoon you can get a big soda just for 2 €!

Place: BowlD1ner in Minna Entertainment center, Ajurinkatu 16

 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.

GameCenter Laser Tag Center – Laser tag

Laser Tag Center welcomes you and your friends to play exciting and fun Laser tag, it’s full of energy and adrenaline with lots of fun! The game is being played in two teams and it requires accuracy in aim and seamless team work. GameCenter’s complex combat field brings thrilling challenges to the games. Before the actual games, you will be taught how to use the equipment.

Kunnonpaikka – Laser tag, Spa, Gyms

Standoff laser tag game, 15 €/person. The whole arena is renewed and the players will be divided to police men and bandits. Laser fight game is played in an arena where players are provided with fun but harmless laser guns. Please wear comfortable clothes and put sport shoes on. (It is necessary to wear shoes for this game!) Dark clothing helps to hide from opponent players. One game is 1,5 hours.

12.00-16.00: Spa and Gym fee is 8€. Please pay at Kunnonpaikka Spa info. If you go to Gym and Spa, then you don’t need to enroll beforehand.

Kunnonpaikka Spa, Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela. Tel. +358 (0)44 7476 111

Kunnonsali – Ajurinkatu 16

LesMills Bodycombat is a powerful cardio training class inspired by martial arts like karate, boxing, taekwondo, muay thai etc. 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. Kunnonsali is situated in kauppa- ja viihdekeskus Minna.

Kuopion Miekkailijat/ Fencing trial – Kemilänrinne 1

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

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

Everyone participating the trial will get a 5 € voucher that can be used to the basic course of fencing, which is starting in February.
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!

Liikunta- ja kamppailukeskus LIIKE   – Crosstraining classes, try judo and karate

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

Ole.Fit Siilinjärvi: Get to know the gym

Rauhalahti Spa, Katiskaniementie 8 – Body and mind overhaul and spa

Spa & hotel Rauhalahti offers you a possibility to relax in the woods as well as in the spa.

Rauhalahti offers a Body and mind overhaul together with a walk in the woods, after which have the opportunity to go relax in the spa.

Say at Rauhalahti Spa reception the code  “UEF & Savonia liikuntailtapäivä”. Forest walk and spa together will cost 9 € and it will be paid at Rauhalahti Spa reception. If you want to visit the spa only, the cost is 9 €.

Studio Tempo

RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun and low impact. With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers.

BodyPump is a classic LesMills class. Get lean, build strength and tone muscle with BodyPump, a group-based barbell class to work all your major muscle groups.

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

Try Tennis in KTS Center!

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 8.2. before 12.00 o’clock. Cancellation must be done at latest 5.2., that is one week before the event.

Venue: KTS-Center, Pitkälahdentie 4 (Pitkälahti elementary school)

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

Price: 5€/person. Pay with the following information: