• MEDIAINFO

    • Info for media
    • Accreditation
    • Working spaces for the media
    • SkiBus
    • For photographers
    • Press conferences
    • Maps
    • Press photos
    • Results
    • Contact Information
    • press conferences
      • Info for media


        Ruka Nordic is the first Nordic event that brings all the Nordic ski sports together on the same stadium with eight competitions. On the News section we will publish text, video and photo material that one can use and quote freely.

        FFIS Cross-country skiing provides a private SMS service for the media. It will serve important information, for example, changes in the event program. Subscribe to the service by sending an SMS with the text START CC-M to the number +41795524547.

        FIS Nordic Combined provides an SMS service as well. You may register by sending the message START NCM to the number +41 795 52 45 47.

        All medal ceremonies are held immediately after the competition has ended. There is a SkiBus transport to the competition area about every hour. In the mornings, private transports are provided for members of the media and event officials. The transport is free of charge by showing the accreditation pass.

        You can find the starting lists and results of the competitions in the "results"-section.

        Room reservations have been made to accommodate members of the media at the Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki.

        There are no private parking lots for the media. We recommend that you leave your car in the indoor parking hall Ruka Parking at Ruka village.

        ATTENTION! Accreditations for TV, Radio, production and internet companies requesting to film footage of the Event, are to be submitted directly to the TV & Media rights holder of this Event, Infront Sports: kindly address such requests to Filip Grabowski at filip.grabowski@infrontsports.com. The deadline for applications is Fri. November 4th, 2016.

      • Accreditation

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        ATTENTION!
        Accreditations for TV, Radio, production and internet companies requesting to film footage of the Event, are to be submitted directly to the TV & Media rights holder of this Event, Infront Sports: kindly address such requests to Filip Grabowski at filip.grabowski@infrontsports.com. The deadline for applications is Fri. November 4th, 2016.

        Accreditation office is situated on the Rantasipi Rukahovi lobby.
        Accreditation is open:
        Tuesday 22.11. klo 09.00–19.00
        Wednesday 23.11. klo 09.00–19.00
        Thursday 24.11. klo 09.00–19.00
        Friday 25.11. klo 08.00–18.00
        Saturday 26.11. klo 08.00–17.00
        Sunday 27.11. klo 08.00–11.00

        You need to present a photo identification (photo ID) to obtain your accreditation pass.

        If you lose your accreditation pass, immediately contact to accreditation office.

      • Working spaces for the media

        The Ruka Nordic Media Center is located at Rukan Kokouskeskus (Ruka Meeting Center) on the second floor, about 200 m from the stadium.

        Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. During the opening hours, coffee, sandwiches and beverages are served at the Media Center.

        The Media Center provides video screens at the Media Center for following the competitions broadcasted by Yle (Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company). There are no result monitors at the Media Center.

        We offer 88 stationary LAN connections and wireless LAN (WLAN) for your laptops. Note: Up-to-date antivirus software must be installed in media representatives’ laptops.
        Connecting your laptop to LAN and Internet:
        • a network adapter (RJ-45) is required
        • DHCP-settings is required for Internet connection
        Note: No ISDN connection available.

        Sub Media Center is located in the second floor of the stadium building. Sub Media Center is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

        The commentator booths are reserved for TV and radio companies commentating the competitions live, who have obtained distribution rights on the event. Commentating and live broadcasting are allowed only from inside the commentator booth.

        The Mixed Zone area is for all members of the media. Access to the Dedicated Mixed Zone and the Eng Mixed Zone areas is granted only for those who have acquired a spot. Interviews are allowed only in the areas mentioned above and inside the Media Center.

        Technical staff of HB serve radio and TV representatives in these areas (number 8 on the map).

        There are no private parking lots for the media. We recommend that you leave your car in the indoor parking hall Ruka Parking at Ruka village.

      • SkiBus

        Click the SkiBus timetables to get them in a larger scale. You can save the timetables to your own device by clicking them with the right mouse button then "save image/download image".

        SkiBus between Kuusamo-Ruka-Kuusamo

        Skibussi

        SkiBus in the Ruka area

        Skibussi

      • For photographers

        Photography spots

        Photography spots and the ways to get there are shown in the Media Info map (special areas for photographers are marked with the number 10).

        A co-ordination meeting with the photographers will be held at the Media Center on Thursday 24th of November at 5 pm. Photo vests are distributed at the meeting or directly afterwards.

        There is a container reserved for the photographers to work in. The container is located right next to the mixed zone area.

        Filming on the side of the ski track is allowed only at the spots where it does not distract the live cameras of Host Broadcast. Special requests from the media may be addressed to the coordinator at the Media Center.

        Photo vests
        • PHOTO access pass to filming areas
        • ENG access pass for paid Mixed Zone areas

        Photographers must wear the photo vests distributed by FIS. You will receive your vest at the Media info (Main Media Center). Make sure you have 20€ in cash as a deposit.

      • Press conferences

        Thursday
        11.45-12.15 Possibility to interview the athletes of Ski Jumping Team Finland, Media Center
        Interview requests in advance to: soili.hirvonen@hiihtoliitto.fi
        14.45-15.15 Press Conference: Nordic Combined Team Finland, Media Center
        17.00 Info For The Photographers, Media Center
        20.30-22 Media Dinner, VIP Sudenpesä Wolf's Nest

        Friday
        9.30-10.00 Possibility to interview the athletes of Ski Jumping Team Finland, Media Center
        Interview requests in advance to: soili.hirvonen@hiihtoliitto.fi
        13.30-14.00 Press Conference: Lahti2017 FIS Nordic World Cup Ski Championships, Media Center
        14.00-15.15 Press Conference: Finland's X-Country Ski Team Finland, Media Center
        16.30 FIS Media Mingler: Nordic Combined & Cross Country, VIP-tent

        Winner interviews and press conferences take place 20 minutes after the medal ceremony.

        Press conferences for the winners of ski jumping and Nordic combined are held at the Media Center; for the winners of cross-country skiing, the conferences are held on the second floor at the Stadium building.

        The language of the press conferences is English. Three best contestants of the day’s competition are invited to the conferences.

      • Maps

        CLick the maps to get them in a larger scale. You can save the maps to your own device by clicking them with the right mouse button then "save image/download image".

        Venue map

        Aluekartta

        Access Zones

        Kulkuoikeudet

        Access Zones Stadium

        Kulkuoikeudet stadion

        Media Ski Stadium

        Media hiihtostadion

        Media Ski Jump Stadium

        Media mäkistadion

        Sprint, Start

        Sprintti starttialue

        Nordic Combined, Start

        Yhdistetty starttialue

        5km, Start

        5km startti

        1,4km Race Course

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        5km Race Course

        5km kilparata

        2,5km Nordic Combined Race Course

        2,5km yhdistetty kilparata

      • Contact Information

        SECRETARY GENERAL
        Seppo Linjakumpu
        Tel. +358 8 818 1123
        Mobile +358 40 070 6433
        seppo.linjakumpu@rukanordic.com

        ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL
        Jarkko Ruhanen
        Mobile +358 400 152 712
        rukanordic.sales@gmail.com

        RACE OFFICE
        Anne-Mari Karjalainen
        Tel. +358 8 818 1122
        kev@rukanordic.com

        CHIEF OF MEDIA
        Primary Contact:
        Source Creative Oy
        Jaakko Kantola
        Mobile +358 40 550 1283
        jaakko.kantola@source.fi

        Source Creative Oy
        Jenni Pohtala
        Mobile +358 40 164 9940
        jenni.pohtala@source.fi

        MEDIA COORDINATOR
        Source Creative Oy
        Lotta Lybeck
        Mobile +358 50 305 2179
        lotta.lybeck@source.fi

        PHOTOGRAPHY
        Teemu Moisio
        Mobile +358 40 523 5310
        teemu.moisio@levi.fi

        TV RIGHTSHOLDER INFRONT SPORTS & MEDIA, INFRONT ITALY
        Manager, TV and Media Rights
        Filip Grabowski
        Mobile +39 334 6596 313
        filip.grabowski@infrontsports.com

        OC CROSS COUNTRY
        Chief of Competition
        Jukka Tahkola
        Mobile +358 40 8419 915
        Competition Secretary Of Cross Country
        Marita Kaipainen
        Mobile +358 50 5707 778

        OC SKI JUMPING
        Chief Of Ski Jumping
        Jani Hyvärinen
        Mobile +358 40 5780 312
        Competition Secretary Of Ski Jumping
        Aki Aikio
        Mobile +358 40 7301 475
        Ski Jumping info office
        Mobile +358 40 8765 222

        OC NORDIC COMBINED
        Chief of Competition
        Jyri Pelkonen
        Mobile +358 40 8445 882
        Vice Chief
        Tapio Nurmela
        Mobile +358 40 5677 410
        Competition Secretary Of NC
        Elina Kolppanen
        Mobile +358 40 1779 173
        Nordic Combined info office
        Mobile +358 40 8765 222

        FIS MEDIA COORINATORS
        CrossCountry
        Michal Lamplot
        Mobile +41 79 260 7573
        Ski Jumping
        Horst Nielgen
        Mobile +41 79 395 4480
        Nordic Combined
        Silke Tegethof
        Mobile +41 79 511 2699

        FIS OFFICE
        Race Director, Ski Jumping
        Walter Hofer
        Mobile +41 79 2921 926
        Race Director, Cross Country
        Pierre Mignerey
        Mobile +33 67 6927 823
        Race Director, Nordic Combined
        Lasse Ottesen
        Mobile +47 920 80 410

        ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
        Chairman
        Tuomo Hänninen
        Mobile +358 50 5113 195
        Vice Chairman
        Jukka Tahkola
        Mobile +358 40 8419 915

        MARKETING
        Ruka-Kuusamon Matkailuyhdistys
        Mats Lindfors
        Mobile +358 400 747 356
        mats.lindfors@rukakuusamo.fi

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