The modern dual-rink Imatra Spa Arena is located in the Ukonniemi area, which provides an excellent setting for training camps and tournaments.
Imatra Spa Arena hosted the ice hockey U18 world championship games in 2014 and has also acted as the training camp venue for several KHL teams.
The ice hockey arena is famous for the high quality of its ice, and for being excellently suited for training camps.
Holiday Club Saimaa’s Ice Arena is located only a five minute drive from the Imatra Spa Arena, offering an additional ice time training venue also during the peak season.
Services of the Imatra Spa Arena and other training facilities
The Imatra Spa Arena (Ottelukatu 1, 55420 Imatra) offers diverse training and maintenance facilities for sport camps, tournaments, and matches. Other training facilities in the Ukonniemi area surround the Imatra Spa Arena, making the experience complete.
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.
A 26 x 56 m practise rink.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
-Athletics stadium and artificial turf field
-Outdoor gym stairs and area at athletics stadium
-Tennis Hall and courts, Padel court
-An extensive and hilly hiking trail network for running training (including a paved roller skiing track with competition profile and long outdoor stairs at the Imatra Spa Resort)
-Indoor ball game facility at the Imatran Kylpylä Spa Resort
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. In addition to its own ice arena, Holiday Club Saimaa has a gym 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 arrange all support services required by camps, tournaments, and events.
We implement turn-key training camps in cooperation with Imatran Ketterä and Lappeenrannan SaiPa. The package includes ice training, supplemental training, and workshops for the trainers.
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.
Wattbike fitness bikes can be rented for training camps to be used in supplemental training and tests. Wattbikes are used by NHL and KHL in their official tests.
Sharpening and riveting of skates and other equipment repairs are available as an additional service where required.
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.
The conditions in Imatra are perfect for successful training camps.