Ukonniemi area in Imatra offers an international level setting for cross-country skiing training and competitions. The race ski tracks in Ukonniemi comply with the FIS standards. Ukonniemi Stadium and its services, nearby supplemental training facilities, and a wide range of accommodation options provide a perfect setting for training camps and competitions. The longest first snow ski track in Southern Finland (5 km) is opened in October each year and offers the option to organise snow camps also in Southern Finland.
The Finnish cross-country skiing championships were held in Ukonniemi in 2016 and will be held there again in 2019. Also international competitions organised by FIS have been held in Ukonniemi.
During the snow season, Ukonniemi offers access to a 35 km ski track network. The race ski tracks in Ukonniemi comply with the FIS standards.
Skiing track network on a map
The first snow ski track is made every autumn on top of the roller skiing track and in the surrounding environment. The elevation of the track is 35 meters with approximately 130 meters of ascent in total. The length of the track is around 5 kilometres and it extends from Ukonniemi Stadium to Imatran Kylpylä Spa. This year, the first snow ski track will be opened on 20 October.
The gym at the Imatra ice rink
Aviasport Areena – a full-length football field and an over 100 metre five-lane running track
Athletics stadium and artificial grass field
Indoor tennis courts
Indoor ball game facility at Imatra Spa
There are two downhill skiing centres within a 25 min driving distance for Nordic walking on slopes in summer.
The centres have several slopes with an elevation of 70 metres for the training.
Freeski in Ruokolahti and Myllymäki in Lappeenranta.
There are 14 ski waxing booths located in the vicinity of the Ukonniemi Stadium. The booths have mechanical ventilation and can be rented in connection to training camps and competitions.
The rent is €50/day or €250/week.
Storage premises can be reserved for camp groups at the Ukonniemi Stadium.
Dressing rooms and showers are located in the adjacent Aviasport Areena. Toilets can be found both in the auditorium and customer service point of the stadium.
The customer service point is open every day when the first snow skiing track is open. At other times, please contact the Stadium Manager.
Ukonniemi Stadion, Ottelukatu 11, FI-55420 Imatra
Stadium Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org / +358 5 813 6665
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 Ukonniemi Stadium. Ski tracks and the roller skiing track start practically right at the front door of the hotel. The hotel specialises in sports group. For example the content and timing of meals can be tailored to the needs of each individual group.
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 next to Ukonniemi Stadium. Ski and roller skiing tracks start practically from the doorstep of the apartments.
Imatra Spa offers comfortable accommodation in a spa environment by the beautiful Lake Saimaa only 1.5 km from Ukonniemi Stadium. 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. Ski and roller skiing tracks start right at the front door of the spa hotel. The first snow skiing track extends all the way to Imatra Spa.
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.
Saimaa Sport Oy specialises in ski maintenance services. The service selection includes waxing, scraping, and repairing. The company also has a comprehensive selection of equipment and waxes for sale. A Mantec scraper that uses the latest technology is used for scraping.
Concept2 SkiErg skiing equipment can be rented for training camps.
The device can be used to practise double pole and classic alternating arm technique indoors regardless of the weather. Concept2 SkiErg provides an excellent opportunity to test and practise physical skills in controlled conditions.
Where required, we will organise transportation to and from Imatra as well as any on-site transportation needed.
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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"Best conditions for training in Southern-Finland, available allready in october!"