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Sports afternoon

Tuesday 1.3.2022 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 1.3. 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 spring season Sports Afternoon is perfect time for your work or study group to enjoy outdoors 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.

Also available for student:
=> Winterfest snow soccer tournament and Winterfest icefishing contest!


The enrolling opens at 22.2., exactly 7 days before the event begins.
EXCEPTION: for riding where you can enroll right away!


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.

Remember the instructions for safe exercising!

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

Winter activies

Group activities that require enrolling beforehand:

Indoor sports and wellness in campuses:

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

1) Winter activities

Ice skating or ice hockey games at ice rink

Free ice skating rinks and areas can be seen from Liikkuva Kuopio webpage: https://liikkuvakuopio.fi/en/sportsplaces/synthetic-ice-rink/

At Kallavesi Lake area you can do many different winter activities

Equipment renting via Roll laivat
Blades and ice skating boots for touring skate 15 € / h
Blades for touring skating 10 € / h
Kicksled, prices from 10 € / h
Equipment for cross-country skiing 15 € / h
Ski poles 2 € / h

Ice skate rental at harbour
– Ice skate rental/ grinding / supply of the skiing / touring skate selling point

Few tips for winter activities that you can do with a friend or a small group

For more information about the routes and other outdoor activities visit city of Kuopio webpage, Liikkuva Kuopio webpage or retkikartta.fi.

Visit Puijo – Services of Puijo Peak Oy

Puijo Peak Oy – If you want to try Snow tube, riding on a wintry country with efatbike, visit ski jumping tower or try virtual ski jumping head for Puijo.

Tahko/downhill skiing and other activities

Gather a bunch of people and enjoy a day of downhill skiing at Tahko.
Check for the group offers here. Group size must be minimum 20 people and the group leader will buy all the tickets at the same time from Tahkolaakso selling point. For every 20 paid tickets you will get one ski pass for free of charge.

There are many options for indoor and outdoor activities at Tahko. Visit here to see more information about Tahko services.

Kasurila/downhill skiing

From Monday to Friday there are all in all 8 different elevators in use. Visit here to see further information and the prices.

Kasurila downhill skiing centre is located at Siilinjärvi by the side of motorway number 559 (Viitonen) about 20 kilometers from Kuopio up to North.

From Kuopio or Siilinjärvi you can take a Pohjola Liikenne bus number 31, 35 or 40 to to Kasurila downhill skiing centre. Visit here to see the schedule >>

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. Payment must be done at latest on Wednesday 22.2. to the following bank account number:

FI 55 1078 3000 220219 (Savisaaren ratsastuskoulu).

Please note that 22.2. is also last day to cancel your participation.

Riding – Peikkometsän ratsastuskoulu

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 25 €/person and you pay directly to Peikkometsä riding school:
FI26 5482 5420 0149 74.

Enroll and pay at latest on 28.2.2022. This is also the last day to cancel your participation!

Sport afternoon goes Winterfest snow football

On earlier years at Savilahti there has been interdisciplinary student event called Winterfest. Due to the cancelation of Winterfest, we are going to arrange a snow football tournament during the sport afternoon at Savilahti starting from 12.00.

Any student of either Savonia UAS or UEF can take part in the contest. Participating in the snow football tournament is free. The tournament will be held on the grass field on front of the Snellmania´s lunch restaurant.

Participating in the contest is free. 12 teams will participate in the contest in the order of enrolling. Enrolling is done with this form that is open until 24.2.2022 16.00: https://forms.gle/7mgdASG9yXDhYUwy5

1. 10 x SONY WIRELESS headphones
2. 4 hours of glow bowling at Keilakukko
3. Savonia/UEF bag of products


1. Gametime is 2x4min. Both rounds begin from the middle. The rules are the same as in regular football expect that there are no offsides.

2. Every team must have at least 5 people and 4 of them will play on the field and one will be the goalkeeper.

3. Point will be scored when the ball enters the opposite teams goal. It will not be counted if the ball is played by hand. After scoring the rival team will start the game from the centre.

4. The free kick will be done at the place of the felony. The opponent must be at least 2 meters away from the ball. If the opponent is closer than that there will be a new free kick and if this repeats multiple times, there will be a caution/dismissal

5. A penalty kick will be done into an empty goal from the middle.

A penalty kick will be had:
– If a felony is done that’s purpose is to prevent a goal (e.g. a hand felony). After a failed penalty kick the game will continue with a goal kick.

6. Breaking the rules will first lead to a caution and after that a dismissal. In cases of severe rule breaking a player can be dismissed without a caution.

Caution/dismissal will be used as punishment for:
– unsportsmanlike behaviour
– harming or attempting to harm the opponent
– continuous offenses
– continuous judging of the referee
– obviously delaying the game (e.g. purposely kicking the ball outside the field)

7. Rules of Fair Play will be followed at snow football.

Sport afternoon goes Winterfest Ice fishing

On earlier years at Savilahti there has been interdisciplinary student event called Winterfest. Due to the cancelation of Winterfest, we are going to arrange an ice fishing contest during the Sport Afternoon at Savilahti from 13.00 – 15.00.

Any student of either Savonia UAS or UEF can take part in the contest. The contest area is specified, and it is front of the Studentia -building.

Participating in the contest is free. The first 70 to enrol can take part in the contest. Enrolling can be done via this link: https://forms.gle/LRVVqWwY4sKBVE3N9

The person who gets the largest fish will be awarded with a gift card to S-group worth 100 euros and the one who gets the largest number of fishes will get gift card to S-group worth 50 euros.

* Participation is free of charge
* Participants must bring their own hooks and baits with them
* The contest area is specified
* The holes have been drilled in advance
* One who gets the largest fish wins
* In addition, the one who gets the largest number of fishes will be awarded
* The contest will be held during 13.00 – 15.00

2) Group activities that require enrolling beforehand

Bowling – Keilakukko

Bowling – Rauhalahti Bowling

Laser tag for groups – Megazone

Mysteeri Kuopio escape rooms

Padel – Billebeino Padel Kuopio Oy

Warppi virtual reality – Ajurinkatu 16, viihdekeskus Minna

Experience the virtual reality!

In virtual reality you will experience the games in 3d around you. 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 – there is everything from extreme experiences and action to music and strategy games. In one room there is 1-3 players, and you can rotate the glasses between players in any schedule you want.

Book a room! Only one person from your groups need to book a room. One room holds 1-3 players.

More information here.

3) Indoor Sports and wellbeing in campus

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

 Instructions for safe indoor exercising


Nutrition lecture in Lukema

12-13 How to start vegetarian diet or add more veggies do it. Only in Finnish!

Snellmania – Yliopistonranta 1, 2. krs

InBody measurements – Viretori, Microkatu campus, 4th floor, C wing

Now you have a chance to get inBody body composition analysis. Viretori 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 Sports and other activities in co-operate companies

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

In 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 at 12-21 o’clock.

Dance Studio Dream

12.30-13.30 Street dance
Street dance is energetic dancestyle, which combines different styles of street and hiphop. The most important thing is to enjoy dancing!

Fencing – Kuopion miekkailijat, Kemilänrinne 1

Map to Kemilänrinne

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

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

Kunnonsali – Ajurinkatu 16

Welcome to deadlift workshop! Here you learn how to lift safely and can proceed to bigger weights.

Pole Center – Puusepänkatu 5 C 1

On Sports afternoon we will train Pole with Heels and Pole Choreography.

13.45-14.45 Aerial yin yoga (15 persons)

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.

Studio Tempo

LesMills BodyStep 45 min
In a BODYSTEP workout you can expect a mixture of upbeat, rhythmic stepping, with squat and lunge patterns to work the legs. Combine this with movements like burpees, push ups and weight plate exercises, and the result is a fun, uplifting, full-body workout! Don’t worry, there’s heaps of options so that everyone leaves feeling successful.

LesMills SH’BAM 45 min
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.

Singing bowl relaxation 45 min
This one is for everyone looking for relaxation. A Tibetan singing bowl is a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Singing bowls are said to promote relaxation and offer powerful healing properties.  In this relaxing session also other kinds of calm instruments are used.

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