Quality of ice

Figure skating

The modern dual-rink Imatra Spa Arena is located in the Ukonniemi area, where all sports facilities are a walking distance apart. The ice arena of Holiday Club Saimaa Arena adds to the training options. The Ukonniemi area offers an excellent setting for training camps, competitions, and skating shows.
Imatra Spa Arena has acted as the training camp venue for various foreign and Finnish figure and synchronised skating clubs. The Imatra Spa Arena is famous for the high quality of its ice, and for being excellently suited for training camps.
The ice arena of Holiday Club Saimaa Arena is located only a five minute drive from the Imatra ice rink, offering an additional ice time training venue also during the peak season. 

Services of the Imatra Spa Arena and other training facilities
Imatra Spa Arena offers diverse training and maintenance premises and excellent sound reproduction systems for sports camps, competitions, and shows. Other training facilities in the Ukonniemi area supplement the services of the ice arena.
Figure skating training camps 2021
Rink 1

A 28 x 60 m rink with flexible dasher boards.
A 1,200-seat auditorium and a direct view of the ice rink from the restaurant.

Rink 2

A 26 x 56 m practise rink.

Holiday Club Saimaa Ice Arena

Holiday Club Saimaa’s (Rauhanrinne 1, 55320 Lappeenranta) NHL-sized arena is located only a 5-minute drive away from the Imatra Spa Arena


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

Running track / supplemental training premises

The lounge of the Imatra Spa Arena serves as supplemental training premises with a running track surfaced for off-ice training.  At the end of the lounge there is a big mirror that can be used  in training and it can be covered away by sliding doors. The premises also have other supplemental training equipment, such as hurdles and exercise mats.

Dressing rooms

The Imatra Spa Arena has nine dressing rooms for athletes. These can be equipped with movable driers during camps to ensure the drying of equipment between training sessions. Separate dressing rooms with showers and toilets are available for trainers and maintenance staff.

Maintenance and storage premises of the Imatra Spa Arena

Separate storage space and drying cabinets can be arranged for the use of sport camps. The laundry room has 2 washing machines and 3 large tumble dryers.
Maintenance personnel also has access to a separate sharpening room with skate-sharpening and other maintenance equipment.

Conference premises of the Imatra Spa Arena

There is a conference room equipped with a large screen on the 2nd floor of the arena building right next to the restaurant. The room can be used for e.g. lectures and giving video feedback. 
The room has a direct view of the ice rink.

Ukonniemi 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).

Other supplemental training facilities in the Ukonniemi area for skaters
  • Imatra Spa has a gym, a mirror room, an indoor ball game facility, and a spinning room
  • Athletics stadium, artificial turf field, outdoor gym, long outdoor stairs for exercise
  • Tennis Hall, outdoor tennis
  • An extensive and hilly hiking trail network for running training 
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
Figure skating training services

On-ice and off-ice training services can be organised through SM-Skating School. In addition to the principal trainer Marina Shirshova, supplemental training can be provided by a choreographer, a ballet teacher, and a physiotherapist.

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.

Lighting and audio production

Imatra Spa Arena is also suited to organising figure skating shows. We assist in lighting and audio production where required. 


Bus transportation

Where required, we will organise transportation to and from Imatra as well as any on-site transportation needed.

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.


Contact us
Find out more!

Do you have questions or would you like to request a quote on a package tailored to your group?
Contact us - myynti@imatrabasecamp.fi / +358 20 617 7008

Modern ice rink with a high quality ice!

Gary Beacom, Professional skater, Olympic medalist


Capital Area Phoenix Ice Show and Skating Camp

Capital Area Phoenix organised a figure skating camp in Imatra ice arena in summer 2017. The camp was topped off with an ice show. Olympic medallist Gary Beacom was the star of both the camp and the show.