Imatra offers diverse opportunities for athletics training throughout the year.
Sports services in the Ukonniemi area include the athletics stadium that was renovated during summer 2018 and the indoor athletics facilities of Ukonniemi Arena.
Also Imatra Sports Centre’s athletics facilities can be used for indoor training. Other training facilities in the Ukonniemi area e.g. a comprehensive sawdust hiking trail network in a varied terrain complete the experience by making Imatra an excellent choice for athletics camps.
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.
Ukonniemi Arena is the largest indoor sports facility in South Karelia and it 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).
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 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 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 Light Apartments are an excellent choice for sport groups. Saimaa Life & Saimaa Light holiday apartments are located in the heart of Ukonniemi right next to the Imatra Spa Arena.
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 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. Holiday Club Saimaa has a gym, padel- and tennis courses and other sports facilities.
Spacy holiday apartments with 2 bedrooms, living room and own well equipped kitchen. Sauna with large hall and kitchen on the ground floor. Located nearby the Holiday Club Saimaa. Good choice for sport camp groups.
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.
We can also organise all support services for training camps, competitions, and events.
The Ukonniemi testing center offers services to private individuals and groups. The testing services are intended for people exercising for fitness as well as top athletes of different sports.
The testing center services include versatile possibilities for determining health, body composition, muscle balance, respiratory and circulatory system health and the performance of the neuromuscular system. Nearly all available testing services can also be performed outside the center in a sport-specific environment.
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.