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Sports afternoon

Sports afternoon on Wednesday 2.10. 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 2.10. 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 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

Archery at Puijo is FULL UP

Come and try archery.  Puijon Jousi will advice you to how to do archery. You can try 1 hours at each group.
 Place: In the archery field locating close to Puijo hill, at the Puijo sport area. The archery field locates some 150 m from the ski stadium towards the city center.

Enroll ends on Monday 30.9. at 12.00 and after that is is binding! If the weather is too cold we have to cancel this. We will inform you 24 hours before this event.

Riding- Savisaari Riding Center is FULL UP

Price: 20 euros/participant, max 7 participants/group. Enroll via the sports calendar. Payment must be done at latest on Thursday 26.9. to the following bank account number: FI 55 1078 3000 220219 (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Nordic walking in Puijo – CANCELLED

Enjoy Puijo’s views and learn nordic walking! This class includes technique teaching and nice trip around Puijo region. it is suitable for everyone, but the hilly landscape of Puijo can be challenging for some.

Orienteering in Neulamäki is FULL UP

Come and try orienteering in Neulamäki! 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.

Try the electric bicycles is CANCELLED

Instructed trip using the electric bicycles. There are two route options: shorter around 10 km and longer around 20 km.

2) Outdoor sports in Niittylahti

 Niittylahti region is one of the most important outdoor recration places in Kuopio region. There is for example Tonkkurinmäki tour which is 2,5 kilometers long. There are also two nature conservation areas: Tonkkurinmäen selänne and Mustajärven kallioalue. There is also an observation tower, from which you can see great view to Kallavesi. The journey to Niittylahti takes about 30 minutes by car. During the sports afternoon there is a bus ride available and you can explore Niittylahti in instructed group or by yourself. Please bring something to eat with you. You can also pick up mushrooms if you want (no instructions available).

The instructed trip is organized in cooperation with Ympäristöklubi of Kuopio campus. The route includes the Tonkkurinmäki tour and the observation tower and then returns back to the starting point.

Enroll here. Enrolling ends on 25.9. at 12.00 and after that is is binding!

Visiting nature enhances your wellness and health. It also helps you to relax!

Indoor Sports – Studentia, Snellmania, Opistotie

You can enroll to the classes by clicking the name of the activity. Links are updated on 18.9.

Microkatu, Savonia campus

Get to know electirc bicycles in Savonia UAS Microkatu campus! The bikes are on display from 9.00 to 15.30 in the new lobby “campus heart” in the B-section, 1st floor. The bikes are from Sähkis.fi, which rents electric bicycles for groups for cross country cycling as well as for city rides.. 


Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. krs

Opistotie – Opistotie 2


12.00-16.00: Viretori at the Savonia’s Microkatu Campus (Technopolis, Microkatu 1, wing C, 4th floor).  Nonstop, no reservations!

Nutrition lecture: Vegetarian diet for sports – only in Finnish!

Indoor Sports and other activities in co-operate companies

Element Studio – Maaherrankatu 21

Element Studio is cozy and modern wellness studio in the city centre. On Sports afternoon you can use their gym for free between 14 and 16.

Ice hockey turn in Lippumäki – Rauhalahdentie 66

You can join the weekly SYKETTÄ ice hockey turn for free.

 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.

Kunnonpaikka – Laser fight game

Standoff laser tag game, 10 €/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.

Enroll beforehand, pay in the Kunnonpaikka service desk.

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

Kunnonsali – Ajurinkatu 16

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

Try Tennis in KTS Center is 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 30.9. before 12.00 o’clock.

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!

Contact us in advance, if you want to book a certain shift, kuopio@megazone.fi or 050 318 9995

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 – Body and mind overhaul in the woods 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 you have the opportunity to go relax in the spa.

Forest walk and spa together will cost 9 € and it will be paid at Rauhalahti Spa reception.

Studio Tempo

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.

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.

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.

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 – CANCELLED


Unfortunately we had to cancel this event because Warppi’s opening was delayed. Warppi apologizes for this.