SYKETTÄ Sports Services

Exercise has a proven positive effect on maintaining physical and mental health. A fun exercise session during free time is the best possible way of promoting a feeling of togetherness and bringing the students and staff closer together.

The sport services of the university and the higher education institutions of the campus cities have been combined into the SYKETTÄ Sport Services. Users of the service can try out a wide variety of different forms of exercise in the campus cities, from zumba to futsal.

New student! You can meet the SYKETTÄ Sport Services during the Orientation Week 

  • In Joensuu: 5 September 2018 on the Info Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • In Kuopio: the best way of contacting Sports Coordinator Sirpa Risto is by e-mail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (firstname.lastname (at) isyy.fi) or by phone, +358 400 628 731. Her office is on the second floor of the Studentia building (next to the weight room)

Sykettä on Joensuu campus

A sufficient amount of exercise supports the student’s physical, mental and social well-being, facilitates learning and reduces stress. SYKETTÄ – Joensuu University Sports is a joint offering of sport services of the students and staff of the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland and the Karelia University of Applied Sciences, comprising a wide range of affordable sports activities taking all types into consideration. The university sport services also allow you to get to know other students across subjects and faculties.

The offering includes many different group exercise sessions, time slots for ball games, trying out different sports, exercise courses, regular time slots for the subject associations, and three weight rooms. The prices are student-friendly. The group exercise fee is EUR 35/semester or EUR 66/academic year, including the entire SYKETTÄ offering, and the ball game fee is EUR 17/semester or EUR 33/academic year, including the use of weight rooms, time slots for ball games, trying out different sports, and courses. During the free try-out weeks from 3 September to 16 September, you can test the sports offering free of charge.

Become a user by registering with the service and paying for the affordable sports sticker. The sports sticker gives you the right to use the diverse SYKETTÄ sport services.

Register for SYKETTÄ sport services

Our Joensuu contact information:

  • Heli Aalto, university sports coordinator +35844 576 8445, liikuntasuunnittelija(a)isyy.fi
  • Juho Mutanen, secretary of recreation and sports affairs +35850 346 9620, vapaa-aika(a)isyy.fi

Sykettä on Kuopio campus

SYKETTÄ means well-being for the Kuopio higher education community! We offer a diverse sports calendar containing different forms of exercise for different types of people. Sport services are offered on the campus facilities, for example, so they are easy to reach. We have adjusted the sport services based on feedback, and what is best, the price of the SYKETTÄ sport services is student-friendly!

The core of the services is a diverse sports calendar that caters to different types of people and, each week, offers more than 60 group exercise sessions with instructors, more than 25 open time slots for various sports, over 30 regular time slots for student and staff groups, and over 100 time slots that can be freely booked. The sport services are mainly offered on the sports facilities of the higher education institutions on Opistotie, and in the Snellmania and Studentia buildings. Two gyms, a small tatami area and four weight rooms are available. Individual special classes are also offered at the facilities of our partners around the city. In addition to the weekly sports calendar, SYKETTÄ offers exercise courses and an opportunity to try out different sports.

Become a user by registering with the service and paying for the affordable sports sticker. The sports sticker gives you the right to use the diverse SYKETTÄ sport services.

Register for Sykettä sports services

Our Kuopio campus contact information:

  • Sirpa Risto, sports coordinator +358440 628731, sirpa.risto@isyy.fi. Office: Studentia 2nd floor, in ISYY Student Union facilities, room 206.