RACE NUMBER AND CHIP PICKUP LOCATION & HOURS

Hotel Scandic (address: Satamakatu 1, 70100 Kuopio)

Mikro-room

Hours

  • on Friday 25th of Feb from 3 pm to 8 pm
  • on Saturday 26th of Feb from 7 am to 12 noon

Contact:

tiina.kiiskinen(a)pohjois-savonliikunta.fi

Phone or Whatsapp: +358 44 702 1915

Race info

The organizer is not responsible for competitor insurances.

The organizer reserve rights to change schedule and race distances.

1. Race info for bicyling

2. Race info for iceskating (competition)

3. Race info for iceskating (recreational)

BICYCLING

Saturday 26th of February

  • bicycling (50 and 25km)

Starts

11.30 am: 50 km cycling F/M
12.00 am: 25 km cycling F/M

Cycling referee

Ari Toivanen, Kuopion Pyöräilyseura

FIM Jury

Minna Pessa

Esa Pietikäinen

Ari Toivanen

Pasi Savolainen

Track

The length of the track is confirmed on the day of the event.'

To a new round of each lap, please use the right line and at the finish the left line. The finish area has been separated to two lines.

Rules

The competition is following  the "instructions and rules for studded tyre cycling on natural ice". Rules are attached below. Read Instructions and rules carefully. 

Using a helmet is compulsory during the entire competition and training on the track.

Using studded tyres on the bike is compulsory for safety reasons.

The use of aerobars and tube extenders is forbidden. Also the use of an electronic bike is forbidden.

Timing chip and Competition number

Timing chip have to attach to ankle and timing chip must be returned. If the chip is not returned you will be charged a fine of 50 €. Competition numbers will be attached to the back and the bike's rod. Competition number will not be returned.

Inspection

Competitor must present bike, helmet, competition number and other accessories least half an hour before the start. 

Service

Service area for competitors is about 200 meters after finish area. There is hot juice. There are toilets in the servicing area. The personal service area for competitors is immediately after the maintenance area of the competition organizer. There is Take away snacks in finish zone. The right to participate includes a spa visit to Kuntolaakso swimming pool (valid Sat 26.2.)

Prizes

There will be no Skater’s Night awards ceremony this year. Prizes will be awarded outdoors during the day of the event.

Rewarding at 

At 12.00 when the top three are in the finish line

  • 100 km skating 
  • 50 km skating 
  • 50 km kick sled 

At 13.30 when the top three is in the finish

  • 50 km studded bike
  • 25 km studded bike

At 3 p.m., or as soon as the top three are at the finish

  • 200 km skating 

The ending

The start gate will be closed at 12.00

First-Aid

There is First-Aid group servicing in the area.

Results

The results will be published on the internet: 

Competitors responsibility

Competitors take part  in the competition with their own responsibility and take care of their own accident insurance safety. 

ICE SKATING (COMPETITION)

Saturday 26th of February

Instructions for ice skating

RACES 200 km, 100 km, 50 km and 25 km races for men and women

Start

200 km women / men at 7 am
100 km women / men at 8 am
50  km women / men at 9 am
25 km women / men at 10 am
50 km kicksled for M/W at 9 am

Senior Judge

Jouko Talvinen

FIM Jury

Senior Judge Jouko Talvinen
Leader of the competition Marko Heikkinen
Representative of participants Jarkko Koponen, KuLS
Ari Toivanen

Track

Length of the track is at least 4 km. To a new round of each lap, please use the right line and at the finish the left line. The finish area has been separated to two lanes.

Rules

The competition is following  the rules and racing instructions of lake skating of Finnish Skating Union.

Timing chip and Competition number

Timing chip have to attach to ankle and timing chip must be returned. If the chip is not returned you will be charged a fine of 50 €. Competition number will be attached to the back. Competition number will not be returned. 

Service

Service area for competitors is about 200 meters after finish area. There is hot juice. There are toilets in the servicing area. The personal service area for competitors is immediately after the maintenance area of the competition organizer. There is Take away snacks in finish zone. The right to participate includes a spa visit to Kuntolaakso swimming pool (valid Sat 26.2.)

Prizes

There will be no Skater’s Night awards ceremony this year. Prizes will be awarded outdoors during the day of the event.

Rewarding at 

At 12.00 when the top three are in the finish line

  • 100 km skating 
  • 50 km skating 
  • 50 km kick sled 

At 13.30 when the top three is in the finish

  • 50 km studded bike
  • 25 km studded bike

At 3 p.m., or as soon as the top three are at the finish

  • 200 km skating 

The ending

Start gate will be closed at 5 pm. The last round should start before that.

Protests

The jury of the competition handles all the protests. A protest will be done at the latest 30 minutes after the ending of the competition. The protest will be left to the senior judge. Protest payment is 50 € which will be given back if the protest is accepted.

First-Aid

There is a first aid group servicing in the area.

Results

Results will be published on the internet: 

Skater’s responsibility

Skaters take part in the competition with their own responsibility and take care of their own accident insurance safety. We recommend using a helmet and an elbow and knee pads.

Finnish Championship is same time as normal competition serie. For participating in the Finnish Championship you need to have a license from the Finnish Speed Skating Association (Suomen Luisteluliitto). The license must be presented in the race office. You don´t need any license if you skate in normal competition serie.

ICE SKATING (RECREATIONAL)

Races:

  • Ice skating with ski-poles (50 and 25km)
  • Ice skating (12,5km)
  • Ice skating youth, for 15-years-old or younger (12,5km)
  • Children marathon for 12-years-old and younger (2km)

Start

12,5 km for men and women at 10 pm
25 km and 50 km with ski-poles for M/W at 11 pm

Track

Length of the track is at least 4 km. To a new round of each lap, please use the right line and at the finish the left line. The finish area has been separated to two lines.

Rules

The competition is following  the rules and racing instructions of lake skating of Finnish Skating Union.

Timing chip and Competition number

Timing chip have to attach to ankle and timing chip must be returned. If the chip is not returned you will be charged a fine of 50 €. Competition number will be attached to the back. Competition number will not be returned.

Service

Service area for competitors is about 200 meters after finish area. There is hot juice. There are toilets in the servicing area. The personal service area for competitors is immediately after the maintenance area of the competition organizer. There is Take away snacks in finish zone. The right to participate includes a spa visit to Kuntolaakso swimming pool (valid Sat 26.2.)

Prizes

All participants is given Finland Ice Marathon medal right after finishing in the finish area.

The ending

The start gate will be closed after the last race at 5 pm.

First-Aid

There is First-Aid group servicing in the area.

Results

The results will be published on the internet: 

Skater’s responsibility

Skaters take part  in the competition with their own responsibility and take care of their own accident insurance safety. We recommend using a helmet and and elbow and knee pads.