Sotkamo-Vuokatti Jäähalli Ltd. was set up in 1992. The indoor ice rink owned by the company was completed in February 1993. In the building there are four spacious changing rooms with shower facilities and the areas and equipment required for skate maintenance. There is a cafeteria and grandstand seating for 500 spectators.
The Municipality of Sotkamo takes care of the upkeep of the indoor ice rink.
Vuokatti Sport offers the snow conditions for cross-country skiing 365 days a year. The world’s first cross-country ski tunnel is 1.2 km long and makes summer training possible on a well-kept trail that follows the terrain of Vuokatti with its uphills and downhills. The trail suits both traditional and skate skiing. Thanks to the even temperature of the tunnel, training is also possible during the severe frosts of the winter.
Tunnel will open on 3rd of June. Opening hours are from 9am till 6pm.
On Wed 12th Jun opens at 10:00.
Closed for maintenance:
Mid summer opening hours:
21.6. at 9-12
23.6. at 12-18
Ski tunnel + First snow track (starting 10th October)
Day ticket 20€ adult and 10€ child (4-11)
5 days ticket: 80€ adult and 40€ child
-50% off from the Day Ticket for those who are accommodating in Vuokatti Sport
Temperature -5 – -9 °C
Length 1.2 km (circuit 2.4 km)
Width 8 m
Height differential of the tunnel (HD) 18 m
Total climb (TC) 51 m/2.4 km
A fixed timing system for speed training
Open from June 4th to December, from morning to evening and also during the severe frosts of mid-winter ( -15 °C and colder)
The 80-metre-long and 20-metre-wide halfpipe of the Vuokatti snowboarding tunnel is in heavy use by the athletes of the Vuokatti Sports Academy, amongst others. The size of the indoor tunnel provides the possibility for even wild jumps. Nearly all of Finland’s best snowboarders have sprung out of the pipe of Vuokatti: Peetu Piiroinen, Markus Malin and Enni Rukajärvi.
People of all ages can get to enjoy the thrill of speed in the snow chute because you can also go down it with snowtubing rings.
In the Sport Shop at the snowboarding tunnel, there is a large selection of clothes and equipment for both summer and winter. You can hire out skis, boards, scooters and skateboards from the equipment rental shop.
Facts about the snowboarding tunnel:
Length: 80 m
Width: 20 m
Height: 10 m
Height differential: 19 m
Gradient: 14 degrees
Temperature: – 5˚C