Vuokatti Sports Institute

Postal address: 
Opistontie 1
Vuokatti
Finland
Phone: 
+358 8 6191
Fax: 
+ 358 8 6640 134
Year of foundation: 
1945
Name of the director: 
Jyri Pelkonen
Institutional dependency: 
Private
Reservation email: 
Sports: 
Alpine Skiing
Badminton
Basketball
Biathlon
Cross Country Skiing
Figure skating
Football
Freestyle Skiing
Golf
Gymnastics Artistic
Ice Hockey
Nordic Combined
Ski Jumping
Snowboard
Swimming
Tennis
Support services: 
athlete career and education
biomechanics
physiotherapy
sport science laboratories
strength and conditioning
talent search
video analysis
Additional sport facilities: 
beach volleyball court
gymnasium
jumping/bounding facilities
soccer field
Suitable for: 
elite
international
national
olympic
paralympic
sport for all
Capacity: 
600
Admission athletes of other countries with fees: 
No
Altitude: 
Low (101-800m)
Weather: 
Term: 
July-September
Average temperature: 
20º C
Average humidity: 
80%
Term: 
October-December
Average temperature: 
0º C
Average humidity: 
80%
Term: 
January-March
Average temperature: 
-8º C
Average humidity: 
80%
Term: 
April-June
Average temperature: 
10º C
Average humidity: 
80%
Public transport: 
Available
Shuttle: 
Available
Airport: 
Available
Airport name: 
Kajaani
Distance to airport: 
50.00Km
Railway: 
Available
Railway station name: 
Kajaani
Distance to railway station: 
35.00Km
Vuokatti Sports Institute
Olympic Training Center Vuokatti


fidelity award: Bronze

Subscription year: 
2009
Member type: 
Member


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SPORTS AND FACILITIES

Sport facilities: Skiing: The first ski tunnel in the world; length 1.2 km, width 8m, high difference 18 m. Force platform of 18 m installed to analyze skiing technique in classical skiing. First Snow track: Snow conditions outdoors guaranteed from middle of October until end of April. Tracks: 150 km prepared tracks during winter; 30 km of these illuminated. Roller - ski track of 3 km + numerous of pedestrian ways for roller skiers / roller blade users. Ski Jumping: Ski jumps of different sizes for all-year-round practicing: HS 10 m, HS 35, HS 50 & HS 100 m hills. Force platforms to measure take –off forces ( HS 100 & HS 35 m hills) Biathlon: Official size (30 lanes / 50m) shooting range connected to first snow track and to roller- ski track. Illuminated and partly covered from the rain. 10m shooting range for air-rifles / disable body skiers. Snowboarding: Vuokatti has an indoor half-pipe tunnel for summer use. During winter there is also out door half pipe & snowboard park. Alpine skiing: 14 alpine slopes. Length app. 1 km, high difference app. 150 m. Football: Artificial grass of 60 x 100 m. Ice hockey: European size of ice hockey rink. Swimming: 5 lanes of 25 m swimming hall. Tennis: Altogether 8+1(indoor) courts; 5 of these covered with ”Canada Tenn” material. Sport halls for indoor activities: Basketball, volleyball, floor bandy, squash, badminton, spinning, gym.

Support services: Test lab with tread mill. Force platforms for analyzing performance in skiing and in ski jumping. Coaches and their services available for skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, ski-orienteering through the network of part-time coaches. Students dormitory located just beside of Vuokati Sports Institute

Studies arranged, available for athletes in the centre or externally: IB-high school and sport high school. ( 3 to 4 years) Sport masseur studies. ( 10 months) Sport instructor studies ( 3 years) Master of science degree in Sport technology (University of Jyväskylä, 3 to 4 years).

Admission athletes of other countries for training under fees: Yes

Residence number of beds: 500

ENVIRONMENT (enviromental conditions)

Average temperature autumn: 2.6
Average temperature spring: 1.2
Average temperature summer: 14.5
Average temperature winter: -8.9
Average pluviometry autumn: 175
Average pluviometry spring: 80
Average pluviometry summer: 200
Average pluviometry winter: 120