Event description

The event is organized by Kontiolahti Sport Club at the Kontiolahti Biathlon Stadium, which is an excellent and efficient unit of competition facilities. • stadium area, shooting range of 30 targets (Kurvinen) and the versatile course • a valid IBU A-license • renewed and lengthened (-11) roller ski track, 4 km • Cooled Ski Track, constructed 2004 • several biathlon competition courses from 2 to 7,5 km and easy 10-20 km training tracks • main building 500 m², was extended by 309 m² in 2013 • 21 modern, permanent waxing cabins and changing rooms • a permanent (599 m²) press center • a stand for more than 10 000 spectators • a permanent, graphic information board • a restaurant • the Biathlon Stadium is located 120 meters above sea level. The tracks vary between 89 and 129 meters above sea level.

Volunteering opportunities

Following guidelines apply in the recruitment of world cup volunteers for year 2018: • Volunteers coming abroad are primarily offered positions in spectator services, meaning for example ticket sales, ticket control, information office, after race -team etc. • The volunteer must be over 16 years old. Under 16 year old volunteers are accepted only with a parent or other family member who is over 18 years old. If you are 16-17 years old you need to have permission from your parents to be able to volunteer. • Good language skills in English are required (reading and speaking skills) • In general, volunteers for only one day are not accepted. Those who can volunteer two or more days are preferred. The accreditation is given only for volunteering days. • Volunteer accommodation is in Kontioranta approximately 2 km from the Stadium and approx. 12 km from Joensuu city center. Volunteers are themselves responsible for arranging transportation from bus/railway station and airport to the Stadium/Volunteer accommodation. Transportation from accommodation to the stadium and vice versa is not offered. To be able to conveniently move around we prefer volunteers who have a car in their use, this is for your own convenience. Public transportation has some bus connections to Kontioranta but the buses don’t go too often (approx. once per hour and during night time not at all).

Volunteer package

  • getting new experiences
  • meeting new people
  • learning new skills
  • getting 10 % discount on Kontiolahti Biathlon products
  • free volunteer hat
  • lunch, coffee, tea during volunteering days
  • volunteers of 2-5 days: one free ticket to track stands in World Cup 7; volunteering more than 5 days: 2 free tickets to track stands
  • experiencing the warmth of Biathlon Family