Warmly welcome

We would like to warmly invite you to our Figure skating Autumn camp 2022 in Peurunka, in Central Finland. For the athletes, we are offering different practice packages for the different levels.

We have following groups:

  1. Junior / Senior (minimum 2 A & 1-2 triple jumps)
  2. Intermediate novice / Advanced novice until 15 years (minimum all double jumps and working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  3. Junior B / Senior B (double jumps & working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  4. Basic Novice / Novice B (double Jumps & working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  5. Chicks /Novice C (single jumps, axel and practicing /or including double jumps)
  6. Pre-chicks until age of 10 years (only single jumps and/or including single axel and practicing double jumps)


Duration & amount of the practice per week

Groups 1 – 5:

  • Technique on ice, includes steps and spins (10 x 50 min)
  • Skating Skills / Expression (5 x 50 min)
  • Dancing / ballet / dance workout (4 x 50 min)
  • Athletics (5 x 50 min)

Group 6:

  • Technique on ice, includes steps and spins (10 x 50 min)
  • Dancing / ballet / dance workout (4 x 50 min)
  • Athletics (5 x 50 min)

The size of the groups for technique training on ice, will be max. 6 athletes per coach. The minimum size of each group is 4. If there are fewer than 4 entries, we can not offer that group in the camp.

Prices per group:

Group 1 -5:

  • 1 Week: 500,00 €
  • Day package 110,00€/day

Group 6:

  • 1 Week: 375,00 €
  • Day package 80,00€/day

In addition, we are offering following:

  • Private Coaching/Choreography on the ice and off-ice (You can book this also during the camp) (The price depends on the coach/choreographer (40,00€ – 75,00€)/50min). In addition, extra ice patch fee is charged (10,00 €/50min) for the privates and choreography lessons on the ice.

Important information


Accommodation needs to be booked separately and not incl. in the camp price.

We get some special offer from Peurunka Spa Hotel www.peurunka.fi.

You can book directly: peurunka@peurunka.fi


All athletes must purchase health insurance (in the case you get injured or ill) for the camp. In addition, we recommend acquiring travel insurance as well. Please contact your own insurance companies.


The organizer is not held liable for you or your health on or off the ice. All skaters who are under the age of 18 years should travel with a parent or guardian. For emergency cases, we have a doctor, MD-PhD Valtter Virtanen, in the camp. He will take care of the first aid if something happens to you during the practice sessions and will bring you to the closest hospital, if necessary.


In case of cancellation, a written form is required. We will charge 50% of the booking when the written cancellation is done 01.09. – 30.09.2022. After 1.10.2022 we will charge 100% of the booking. We will not re-fund your payments if you get injured or sick, for this use your travel or health insurance.

For private coaching we will charge 100% of the booked patch and coaching fee if the cancellation occurs later than 48 hours before the planed session.

Other information

If you have allergies or medical conditions, please let us know. Your data will be treated confidentially.

There is also a possibility to book massage and physiotherapy in the camp. Please contact us directly.

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How to get to Peurunka?

  • By car
  • By bus until Jyväskylä and then with the Bus 41 / or Taxi to Peurunka
  • By train until Jyväskylä train station and then with the Bus 41 or Taxi to Peurunka
  • By plane to Helsinki Airport (car or train to Jyväskylä and then with the Bus 41) or Jyväskylä Airport (just 20 min. by car or taxi away from Peurunka)

The drive from Helsinki takes between 3 1/2 and 4 hours.

Entry deadline for the camp: 30.09.22


Best of the best

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant

Alina Mayer-Virtanen

Figure Skating coach

Alina Mayer-Virtanen is Master of Science in psychology. She was skating by herself for 24 years and represented Germany. The last few years of her skating career she skated at the international level in single skating. Alina is coaching single skating since 2013 in Oberstdorf-Germany and in Finland since 2017 as well. For the season 2022 & 2023 Alina is one of the responsible coaches for the area Middle-Finland and East Finland.

She speaks German, English and a bit of Finnish. 😉

Katjaana Kanninen

Figure Skating coach

Katjaana Kanninen is a Bachelor of sport medicine, focusing on coaching and performance. At the moment she is studying physiotherapy in Jyväskylä.

She had her own skating career in Finland and competed on a national level. After her career she was coaching skaters in Sweden for 3 years. Now she is one of the coaches in Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa.

She speaks Finnish, Swedish and English

Valtter Virtanen

Team Doctor and Allrounder

Valtter has participated in several European and World Championships in single skating. Valtter works part-time as a doctor for Keski-Suomen keskussairaala and Seppälääkärit in Jyväskylä. But his main focus is still on figure skating. He is team doctor of Jyp ice hockey.

Valtter Virtanen will support the team as well.

Valtter speaks Finnish, English, German and Swedish.

Isabella Piippo

Figure Skating Coach

Isabella has competed in figure skating over ten years. She ended competing last spring and continued coaching this fall in Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa. She also coached earlier during her own career.

Isabella speaks Finnish and English.

Pipsa Tuppela

Dance teacher, choreograph

She is a dance teacher who graduated as Master of Arts at the Theatre School of Helsinki in 2017. She is working with figure skaters in different clubs around Finland, on- and off ice, sharing her passion for music and movement after her own figure skating hobby turned into professional dancing career. In her dance lessons focus is on holistic teaching methods and finding positive pedagogy ways to bring the best out of every athlete.

She will do dance classes and choreography in our camp. Of course you can book her like every coach in our camp for privat sessions.

Pipsa speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.

Ulla Papp

Figure Skating Coach

Ulla (just available 20.10-21.10.22) is a Level 5 Masters Coach in Finland and Level 3 NCCP in Canada. She has over 30 years coaching experience and coaches all levels from Beginners up to Senior Level skaters competing at the International Level.

Ulla has a Masters degree in Biomechanics, Physiology and Education from Jyvaskyla University, Finland

Ulla has also studied Sports Medicine at the University of Finland and is a graduate from the International Clearmind Counselling Institute and she has done lots of counselling with young athletes on different disciplines. She attended the Granada Universiades as a Finlands Olympic committees mental trainer team member.

Ulla specializes in competitive figure skating and has love for sailing. She has sailed 2 times across the Atlantic Ocean as a crew member.

Ulla will bring her understanding for youth and adolescents as well as her knowledge of sports and mental training into our mutual project.

Ulla speaks Finnish, Swedish and English

Marina Shirshova

Figure skating coach

She is only available from 17.10. – 18.10.2022 at the camp.

Marina has more than 20 years of experience in figure skating coaching, At the moment she is the head coach of Lappeenranta and Kouvola. She has studied St. Petersburg at the “Lesgaft Academy of Physical Education” under the direction of the renowned figure skating trainer Professor Alexei Mishin. Marina has been learned and developed from the world’s leading figure skating trainers, who follows the modern coaching methods closely and pays great attention to the systematic character of the coaching.

She speaks Finnish, English and Russian. and English


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