Outdoor recreation venues
Kuopio offers versatile opportunities for exercise and sport. The city has a wide network of skiing and jogging tracks, passing through a scenic and diverse area.
In Kuopio there are also multiple skating places. One of the finest natural skating rinks is created every winter on the ice of Lake Kallavesi. The skating rinks of Lake Kallavesi are open for all during the winter. Also the international skating event, Finland Ice Marathon, is held against this beautiful backdrop.
Kuopio’s centre for winter sports is Puijo. Puijo is located only 2.5 kilometres from the city centre. Puijo sport center offers also excellent opportunities for skiing and ski jumping.
The football stadium is situated near the centre, where national league matches can be seen. The artificial surface allows football to be played throughout the year.