Sports training throughout the year
An athletics stadium and two indoor training facilities


Imatra offers diverse opportunities for athletics training throughout the year. 
Sports services in the Ukonniemi area include the athletics stadium that will be renovated for summer 2018 and the indoor athletics facilities of Aviasport Areena. 
Also Imatra Sports Centre’s athletics facilities can be used for indoor training. Other training facilities in the Ukonniemi area, a comprehensive sawdust hiking trail network in a varied terrain, and diverse accommodation options complete the experience by making Imatra an excellent choice for athletics camps. 


Sports facilities
Athletics stadium

Karhumäki Stadium is a full-length athletics stadium with all the necessary training facilities and equipment and a full-length football field with natural grass turf. The turf and all the facilities will be replaced in summer 2018. 
The stadium has separate social premises including two dressing rooms, two saunas, shower premises, and toilets for the audience. 
Karhumäki Stadium is located at Kenttämiehenkuja 5, 55420 Imatra.

Aviasport Areena

The largest indoor sports facility in South Karelia provides an excellent setting for supplemental training; 
a five-lane running track and athletics field with a Polytan M (IAAF CLASS 1) surfacing.

A full-length football field with artificial turf surfacing (104 x 67m).


Running track / athletics facilities

The length of Imatra Sports Centre’s running track is 67 m. The size of the premises is 496 m2 and the track is surfaced with Novotan. The running track has six lanes, a high jump mattress, and a long jump pit. Other available sports equipment includes hurdles, fitness balls, kettlebells and other sports equipment. 


The size of the gym at the Imatra Sports Centre is 237.5 m2 and height 3.4 m. The premises have a separate weight lifting area for free weight lifting and a diverse selection of gym equipment.


Imatra Spa Arena’s modern gym has everything that is needed for supplemental off-ice training and warming up

Accommodation and catering
The Ukonniemi area has a wide range of accommodation to suit every need. The total of around 4,000 beds ensures that there is plenty of choice throughout the year, with some options being right next to training facilities.
Hotel Rento

Hotel Rento is the largest log building in Northern Europe. It offers comfortable accommodation in a total of 29 rooms. The hotel is located next to the ice rink in the heart of Ukonniemi and specialises in sports groups. For example the content and timing of meals can be tailored to the needs of each individual group.

Saimaa Life – holiday apartments

Saimaa Life has six two-storey cabins that are made from ecological materials and have a total of 25 apartments of varying sizes. The apartments have a kitchen, a terrace or a spacious balcony, and an electric sauna. Saimaa Life’s holiday apartments are located in the heart of Ukonniemi right next to the Imatra Spa Arena.

Imatra Spa Resort

Imatra Spa offers comfortable accommodation in a spa environment by the beautiful Lake Saimaa only 1.5 km from the sports facilities. The selection of the spa hotel ranges from economic Sport rooms to high quality holiday apartments. In addition to the pools, the spa has a gym, an indoor ball game facility, indoor sports facilities, and physiotherapist and massage services.

Holiday Club Saimaa

Holiday Club Saimaa boasts a magnificent location by Lake Saimaa only a 5 minute drive from the sports facilities in Ukonniemi. Whether you stay in the spa hotel or holiday apartments, you will be ideally located to enjoy the wide range of leisure time services found in the area. In addition to its own ice arena, Holiday Club Saimaa has a gym and other sports facilities.

Ice rink restaurant – Café 57

Café 57 is located at the ice rink and serves customer during its opening hours. The restaurant provides team meals for camps, tournaments, and games subject to order. Also snacks, dressing room catering, and the like are available subject to order.

Additional services
We can also organise all support services for training camps, competitions, and events
Testing services – Aikasyke Oy

Aikasyke measures the loading caused by training sessions on individual athletes, carries out physical testing, and measures and monitors overall loading and recovery. Tests and measurements are implemented at a location chosen by the customer either indoors or outdoors.

Leisure time activities

The Ukonniemi area offers a wide range of leisure time activities. For example a cruise on a sauna raft, a visit to a rope adventure park, or tailored team building programme are excellent ways to enhance the team spirit. The area also includes a Frisbee golf and golf courses, tennis courts, and two bowling alleys for leisure time activities.

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