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EVENTS 2013

Events at Koli and surroundings in winter 2013–2014

2013

December

18.12.–6.1. Christmas market in front of the Tourist Information
21.12. Santa Claus and adventure track for children at Christmas market in front of the Tourist Information at 11 am–2 pm. All the participants can take part to a lottery.
22.12. Christmassy lunch concert at Grill it! -restaurant at 12.30 pm
23.12. Candle church by the Käränkälampi pond at 8 pm
23.–26.12. Traditional Christmas at Koli. Christmas program at Break Sokos Hotel Koli and Koli slopes
24.12. Declaration of Christmas peace at Akka-Koli at 12
24.12. Christmas Eve's Dinner at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 6 pm
25.12. Christmas service at 8 am in the Koli church
25.12. Christmas Dinner Buffet at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 6 pm
25.12. Christmas Day Dance at 8.30 pm in Grill it! -restaurant
31.12. Christmas Market and Santa Claus with reindeers at 10 am–1 pm
31.12.  Winter Circus, clowns and fire at Christmas market in front of the Tourist Information at 11 am–12
31.12. SNOWCIRCUS at Loma-Koli slopes: at 2–2.30 pm snow adventure for under 7-year-olds accompanied by parents, at 2.45–3.30 pm Snow Parkour for over 7-year-olds
31.12. Fire performance by circus artists at Loma-Koli slopes at 4 pm
31.12. Traditional New Year’s Dinner at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 7 pm

2014

January

1.–6.1. Christmas market in front of the Tourist Information
4.1. ELAN SNOW TOUR -ski test day at Ukko-Koli slopes
5.1. ELAN SNOW TOUR -ski test day at Loma-Koli slopes
6.1. Christmas Market and Santa Claus with reindeers at 10 am–1 pm
6.1. ATOMIC-ski test day at Ukko-Koli slopes
6.1. Christmas Dinner at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 7 pm
8.1. Short film about bears by Jouko Määttä in Visitor Centre Ukko at 12.30 pm
10.1. Short film about bears by Jouko Määttä in Visitor Centre Ukko at 12.30 pm
11.–12.1. Magic of the winter – course about taking photographs at Break Sokos Hotel Koli
13.1. White-backed woodpecker presentation in Visitor Centre Ukko at 4–5 pm
17.1. Spa&Ski&Sing Friday, discounts for co-op members of S Group. Slopes open until 9 pm, Spa until 11 pm, karaoke at the Library Bar Hiekkapakka.  
17.–19.1. KOLI JAZZ
24.–26.1. Celebration of 75-year-old Koli Slopes and the Ski Resort of the year -reward
25.–26.1. Course for Singing and Vocal maintenance at Break Sokos Hotel Koli

February


1.–2.2. Pamper yourself weekend at Break Sokos Hotel Koli
8.2. Open Championship of Ukko-Koli at Ukko-Koli slopes at 11 am
17.2. How to use herbs and unwanted plants as food –presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
19.2. Winter Circus, clowns and fire at Christmas market in front of the Tourist Information at 11 am–12 19.2. Finnish workhorse in action at Koli harbour at 11–1 pm
19.2. Breeding of Finnish workhorse now and before –presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
19.2. SNOWCIRCUS at Loma-Koli slopes: at 2–2.30 pm snow adventure for under 7-year-olds accompanied by parents, at 2.45–3.30 pm Snow Parkour for over 7-year-olds
19.2. Documentary about Finnish workhorse at Visitor Centre Ukko at 3 pm
19.2. Fire performance  by circus artists  at Loma-Koli slopes at 4
21.2. Cows and sheep of the Koli national park -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 12.30 pm. Including a short film about farm life and animals.
22.2. Pielisen jäähiihto – Cross-country skiing event on the Lake Pielinen
22.2. Tips about trekking food -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
22.2. Elegia – songs and poems by Eino Leino performance at Visitor Centre Ukko at 4 pm
23.2. Ruunaan koskihiihto – Cross-country skiing event in Ruunaa
24.2. How to use herbs and unwanted plants as food -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
26.2. Breeding of Finnish workhorse now and before -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
26.2. Documentary about Finnish workhorse at Visitor Centre Ukko at 3 pm
27.2. VÖLKL/MARKER SNOWTOUR and ski test day at Loma-Koli slopes
28.2. The old forests of Koli national park -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 12.30 pm

March


1.–2.3. Kolin Maisemahiihto – Cross-country skiing event at Koli
1.3. How to use herbs and unwanted plants as food -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
1.3. Monolog written by writer Heikki Turunen at Visitor Centre Ukko at 4 pm
1.3. Maisemahiihto After party at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 8 pm
3.3. How to use herbs and unwanted plants as food -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
4.3. Skiing event for whole family at Loma-Koli slopes starting at 1 pm
5.3. Breeding of Finnish workhorse now and before -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
5.3. Documentary about Finnish workhorse at Visitor Centre Ukko at 3 pm
7.–8.3. Ahmanhiihto – Cross-country skiing event at Koli
7.3. Stories about the old farms of Koli -presentation at Visitor Centre Ukko at 2.30 pm
7.–8.3. Ahmanhiihto  After party at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 8 pm
8.3. Ahmanhiihto Buffet after the skiing at Grill it! Koli Restaurant at 6–9 pm
15.3. ELAN SNOW TOUR and ski test day at Ukko-Koli slopes
22.3. Koli Winter Festival

April


5.4. Ice road running
5.4. Pikku-Koli family event at Loma-Koli slopes
11.4. Spa&Ski&Sing Friday, discounts for co-op members of S Group. Slopes open until 9 pm, Spa until 11 pm, karaoke at the Library Bar Hiekkapakka.  
17.–21.4. Short film about farm life and animals at Visitor Centre Ukko daily at 12.30 pm
18.–21.4. Traditional Easter of Koli  
18.4. Easter Buffet at Grill it! -restaurant on Friday at 6 and 8.30 pm
18.4. Easter Dance at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 9.30 pm
19.4. Easter Buffet at Grill it! -restaurant on Saturday at 6 and 8.30 pm
19.4. Easter Dance at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 9.30 pm
20.4. Easter Dance at Grill it! -restaurant starting at 9.30 pm
21.4. The end of the Ski Season party
26.–27.4. Weekend for lonely hearts – meeting for singles at Break Sokos Hotel Koli

Slope and After Ski events:

Haglöfs Suomi Slalom at Ukko-Kolin slopes
26.12. / 30.12. / 6.1. / 18.1. / 1.2. / 16.2. / 23.2. / 2.3. / 22.3. / 29.3. / 5.4.

Mini-Werneri Ski school at Loma-Koli slopes
25.-26.1. / 1.-2.2. / 8.-9.2. / 17.-19.2. / 24.-26.2. / 3.-5.3. / 29.-30.3.

Home made lunch in Grill it! -restaurant at 12–4 pm

11.–12.1. /18.–19.1. /25.–26.1. /1.–2.2. /8.–9.2. /15.2.–2.3. /7.–9.3. /15.–16.3. /22.–23.3. /29.–30.3. /5.–6.4.

NEW:
Group lessons for snowbording at Loma-Koli slopes

18.2. / 21.2. / 25.2. / 28.2. / 4.3. / 7.3.

After Ski Karaoke at Library Bar Hiekkapakka on Saturdays starting from 18.1. at 5–7 pm   

Kids Karaoke at Library Bar Hiekkapakka
18.2. / 20.2. / 25.2. / 27.2. / 4.3. / 6.3. at 4–6 pm and on Easter 18.–20.4. at 3–5 pm

Exhibitions at Visitor Centre Ukko


18.11.–31.12.2013 Nature pictures of the year 2013
December 2013–February 2014 Koli-Environmental Art Festival Exhibition by Aalto University students
January–February 2014 We are soap stone sculptures, reliefs and photos by Hannu Hirvonen and Toni Kiiskinen
March–May 2014 Mythical forest by Eila Karjalainen
4.3.–1.6.2014 Ceramic sculptures and photos by Tarja Malinen

Koli Today- Environmental Art Exhibition Tour in the province

1.–18.10. Kontiolahti Municipal Library
4.–22.11. Kesälahti Municipal Library
10.–28.2. Joensuu Eno Municipal Library
March-April 2014 Culture, Museum and Tourist Centre Carelicum in Joensuu
May 2014, Lieksa Culture Centre