Sports centres

Kuusamo has many sports centres, both indoors and in the middle of nature

Head towards a gym, an outdoor CrossFit training session, a sports field or an ice rink. We have well maintained sports facilities for all the most common sports.

Snow sledding, snow racers and snow tubing

There are plenty of snow sledding slopes in Ruka area and at Kuusamo city centre and you can use them free of charge! Snow racing on certain ski slopes at evenings is available from December until April. Rosa&Rudolf Family Park has a super fun Snow Tubing slope. Snow racing and snow tubing require special ski passes.

Ruka’s outdoor gym and exercise stairs

In the vicinity of Talvijärvi, you can find an outdoor gym for independent crossfit training. The outdoor gym is located along the FIS5 cross country ski trail, below Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne in the vicinity of the Rukatonttu parking area.

Sets of stairs suitable for exercise can be found in Ruka Ski Stadium next to the small and large ski jumping hills. You can sprint up and down the stairs regardless of the weather in the building with the escalator leading from the Ski Stadium to Ruka village.

Sports centres in the town of Kuusamo

Kuusamo centre has plenty of different sports facilities, both indoors and outdoors. There is a pool, gym, facilities for indoor ball games, indoor ice skating rink and several outdoor sports fields.

Things to do indoors for kids

We have several activity parks and spaces as well as lots of other activities indoors.

Ice skating rinks and tracks

In Ruka, you can ice skate at the ice rink of Ruka school (Rukankouluntie 30). Ice skating at the ice rink of Ruka school is possible on weekday evenings from 15:00 onwards and weekends (when school is out). 

In Kuusamo, the Sports Centre ice rink, the Nilo ice rink, Tolpanniemi skating area and the Toranki school skating area are in use, on weekdays from 15:00 forwards and weekends. Also the Käylä ice rink is in use (light switch in the light pole on the left).

Ice skating rinks are presented on website (in Finnish only). See link below for location of ice skating rinks on map as well as information about maintenance.

Sports centres and services related to sports:

Adventure Apes

Angry Birds Activity Park on lapsiperheiden suosikkikohde Kuusamon Tropiikissa

Angry Birds Activity Park

Place to visit

Basecamp Oulanka

Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikin kylpylä

Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki Spa and treatments

Kuusamon keilahalli

Kuusamo Bowling Hall

Liikuntakeskus: liikuntahalli, uimahalli ja jäähalli

Kuusamo Sports Center


Rosa&Rudolf Kids'Club

Rukan keilahalli

Ruka Bowling Alley

Rukan frisbeegolf

Ruka Disc Golf

Ruka Gym

Ruka Gym

Rukan kansainvälinen hiihtostadion

Ruka International Ski Stadium


Sports events:

Tour de Kuusamo

1.1.2024 - 21.4.2024
Pilkkiminen on hauskaa puuhaa!

Kuusamo Ice Fishing Contest 2024

14.4.2024 - 20.4.2024
Nuts Karhunkierros, kuva Veera Vihervaara

NUTS Karhunkierros Trail Ultra 2024

24.5.2024 - 25.5.2024
Downhill Swim 2023 kuva Simo Vilhunen

Downhill Swim 24 km at Oulanka National Park 2024

20.7.2024 - 20.7.2024
Kitka logo

Kitka - Ruka Mountain Bike Weekend 2023

24.7.2024 - 27.7.2024
Rukan Pipolätkä, kuva Salla Karhumaa

Ruka Ice Hockey Tournament 2025

16.1.2025 - 18.1.2025

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I play billiards in Ruka?
You can find a billiard table in Ruka village at least in Colorado Bar & Grill (on the bar side), Scandic Rukahovi, and Ruka Bowling Alley.

Where can I watch hockey and football on a big screen?
You can watch sports on a big screen in Ruka village at the lobby bar of Scandic Rukahovi and Colorado Bar & Grill (on the bar side), as well as at O'Learys restaurant located near Kuusamo city center in Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki.