JUNIORS

Welcome to the pages of the sport climbing club "Kiipeilyurheilijat" and our weekly training groups. 

 

Climbing training in weekly groups is organized in the Kiipeilyareena gyms. Junior climber can exercise once a week, or more often for extra fee.

Weekly groups are for children aged 5-17. The groups train according to age and abilities.  

 

Trainings are weekday evenings, and on Saturdays (for the youngest). Our gyms are located in Salmisaari, Kalasatama (bouldering only) and Tammisto (bouldering only)

Only the Tuesday & Thursday lead group always trains twice a week, as well as the competition group, which has its own training calendar.

 

Climbing training seasons follow mainly the school schedules. The spring season runs from January to the end of May and the fall season runs from August to December. There are 19 training sessions per season.

 

Autumn season 2021: Mon 9.8.2021- Mon 20.12.2021

For joining please send an email to katri@kiipeilyurheilijat.fi

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INSTRUCTORS
 

Katri Kauppala

KATRI KAUPPALA, Sports club co-ordinator

katri(at)kiipeilyurheilijat.fi 

ALBERT KAIKKONEN

Albert Kaikkonen

VERONIKA PÖNTINEN

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Minttu Pekkala

MINTTU PEKKALA

ENNI BERTLING

TUOMAS ALANEN

SAANA PIHLATIE

LAURA LOIKAS

LAURA LEINO

HANNU NIEMELÄ

ROBERT KOSKI

MONA NIKUNEN

Assistant coaches: Tilda Kuikanvirta ja Netta Alanen

TIPS FOR BEGINNERS AND FAQ

WE DO NOT TAKE TRYOUTS IN ONGOING GROUPS

WHERE TO COME?

  •  New juniors at Salmisaari will come directly to the 2nd floor junior area to wait for the group to start. It is right next to Megazone at the end of the corridor. The climbing arena staff will help you find the right place if needed. Junnutila is located on the left of the 2nd floor lifts, at the end of the corridor, next to the Megazone. Tammisto and Kalasatama groups meet in the lobby. 

WHAT GEAR DO YOU NEED?

  • CLOTHES: sports wear, thin socks, especially if you wear loan shoes at first. The instructors help first-timers choose climbing shoes. Harnesses is also given by the instructors. The climbing arena will initially offer free rental shoes and harnesses to those who need them, and they can be borrowed at the beginning of the season for five sessions. You should get your own shoes and harness as soon as possible. The staff at the climbing arena will advise and guide you in buying shoes and harnesses. As members of the club, the junior will receive a 20% discount on all normal-priced products from the Kiipeilyareena store.

BEFORE TRAINING

  • You should eat a snack before you start climbing. You can also eat a banana or similar fruit after training. Also bring a water bottle Long hair should be on a ponytail or braid. Nails should be cut short. The instructor's advice should always be followed. A climber can be removed from the group if the instructions are not followed.

THERE IS A PROBLEM

  • Katri is the person to contact, via email. 

  • I want to call, why doesn't she answer? "I coach groups, so for security reasons I do not answer the phone while coaching ;)"

CONTACT

Contact us either with this form or by e-mail at katri@kiipeilyurheilijat.fi. Not with both.

All messages come to the same place.

Emails concerning juniors will be sent from @info to @katri. Things are not speeded up by the use of different channels, this only jams up the administration. Normal response time is 0-2 business days.

In climbing groups, the child is required to be able to follow instructions in order to ensure safety:

Thank You!

 

Climbing groups

SALMISAARI: 

SUPER JUNIORS (5-8 -Y) 

  • Mon or Wed 16.30-17.30

  • Sat (9.00), 10.00, 11.00 or 12.00-13.00

SUPER JUNIORS ON BELAY (9-12 - Y)

  • Tue, Thu or Fri 16.00-17.30

TOP ROPE (10-15v.)

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 17.30-19.00

LEAD CLIMBING  (12-17v.)

  • Mon 19.00-20.30

ADVANCED LEAD & BOULDERING (14-17v.)

  • Tue 17.00 and Thu 19.00-20.30

Youth C/D COMPETITION TEAM

SALMISAARI, KALASATAMA JA TAMMISTO:

BOULDERING

  • Mon 17.30-19.00

  • Wed 17.30-19.00

  • Fri 17.30-19.00

Price: Membership and  training fees are separate:

               Membership 75€ (calendar year)

               Training 330€ (seasonal)

                Extra training 265€ (ja 3 x  week 150€)

                Siblings: second child -25% of the training fee

                                    third child -35% of the training fee