Snow Rugby 2016 was a blast!
We wish to thank every referee, volunteer, player and partner for this amazing event. It would not have been the same without you!
We’ll be back next year, hope to see you all in Snow Rugby 2017!
It is on on 20th of February 2016!
Jyväskylä’s calling rugby players from all over the world to compete in this unique tournament in the heart of Finland! Snow Rugby 2016 is organised in the very centre of Jyväskylä. The pitches will be located at Lutakonaukio, Lutakko square. Enjoy a full day of intense rugby in a great atmosphere!
The games will be held on Saturday 20th of February, from 9:00 to 16:00. After the games all the players, coaches, referees and spectators are warmly welcome to enjoy a closing ceremony and dinner in Club Escape. The food is ordered from Vanha Asemaravintola. Great things are coming your way!
During the day you can defeat the hunger and quench you thirst at the café Nurkka.
History in very short
Jyväskylä Rugby Club has been the host for this venue since 2002. The very first Jyväskylä 7’s Snow Rugby Tournaments were played on the ice of Lake Jyväsjärvi. Past years’ participants include players from Luxembourg, Wales,Ireland, Sweden and Italy. In recent years, the tournament has been played on pitches located next to the famous Laajavuori ski centre and in the Hippos and Vehkalampi Sports Parks.
In 2016, for the very second time, Snow Rugby wil be organized at Lutakko square, centre of Jyväskylä. It is the most central location Jyväskylä ever could offer and we are happy to bring Snow Rugby right to the heart of the city.
Right, so how am I getting there?
Lutakko square will offer great settings for the tournament with all the services being very close for all the players and visitors to enjoy. Getting there has never been more easy since the arena is only a stone throw away from Jyväskylä train station.
Free parking slot is right on the other side of the road from the pitches. Fee-paying parking hall can be found next to the pitches.
The most important stuff: Food, drink and sauna
Next to the pitches Café Nurkka will be offering its services to everyone. There one can find proper lunch, snack and cold and hot drinks. K-supermarket Lutakko is also open for shopping around the area.
Warm, social area as well as sauna are open all day right next to the pitches in Innova building.
Lutakko square is located right at the shores of Jyväsjärvi lake and thus its quite windy. Please make sure that you bring enough warm clothes with you. Square is a bit leaning but we have estimated that the inclination will not interfere with playing on snowy pitches.
What would be a better way to spend a winter’s day than enjoying rugby in a great company in a cool, fresh air? So sign up your team today and get ready for an unforgettable day in February 2016!
Welcome! Looking forward to a great tournament and sending you all the best from Jyväskylä,