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 area and its services provide a perfect setting for training camps and competitions. The earliest first snow ski track of Southern Finland is opened in October each year and offers the option to organise snow camps also in Southern Finland. During the snowfree-season skiers can enjoy the best roller skiing track in Finland, designed specifically for roller skiing and training of ski sports .
The Finnish cross-country skiing championships were held in Ukonniemi in 2016 and 2019. Also international competitions organised by FIS have been held in Ukonniemi.
Training facilities and other services
The ski track network surrounding the Ukonniemi Stadium, the first snow ski track, and other sports facilities in the Ukonniemi area offer an excellent setting for sport camps and competitions.
The roller skiing track in Ukonniemi is among the best tracks in Finland designed for ski sports summer training. Completed in 2015, the track is modern and has a profile similar to current competition tracks.
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 wax cabins located in the vicinity of the Ukonniemi Stadium. The booths have mechanical ventilation and can be rented in connection to training camps and competitions.
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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
Accommodation and catering
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 Light apartments are an excellent choice for sport groups. Saimaa Life & Saimaa Light 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.
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.
Saimaa Sport Oy specialises in ski maintenance services, and it is located conveniently in Ukonniemi Stadium. The service selection includes waxing, scraping, and repairing. Scraping of skies is done with the Mantec scraper that utilizes the latest technology. The company also has a comprehensive selection of equipment and waxes for sale.
Taiga Activities rents equipment for cross country skiing. Taiga Activities' selection includes skis, ski boots and poles for both children and adults (110-205 cm). All skis are pre-serviced, so you can enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery without any worries. The rental shop is located in Imatra Spa Resort, so you can reach ski trails easily right from the shop.
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.
Optical ecoaims shooting equipment can be rented for the use of camp groups. Ecoaims are excellently suited to biathlon shooting training.
They allow for firing a large number of shots at a low cost, as no bullets are needed.
Rifles and targets can be rented for €10/h/piece (1-6 available).
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.
Best conditions for training in Southern Finland- already available in October!