Friday, 28 December 2012

Cross-country skiing for exchange students

Getting ready for action

Before returning back home in the end of the semester, TAMK offered a chance for exchange students to try out cross-country skiing. TAMK provided the equipment and Esko Tirkkonen, the responsible for TAMK Sport Services, gave guidance for those who did the skiing for the first time.

The skiing took place right next to TAMK main campus, in Kauppi sports park, that offers good skiing tracks and several different routes for skiers. A group of energetic students did a tour of 3km on the tracks cutting through the snowy forest while some others were happy to just have the introduction to this new sport.

Antonia Davilla, Greece, had long time since she tried cross-country skis the last time
Elisa Rodrigues, Portugal, enjoys the winter activities
Mengqi Sun, China, in the snowy forest

Similar cross-country skiing events will be organized also during the spring semester. In addition, the ski equipment is available for the exchange students' independent use. If you are interested in borrowing the skis, contact Esko Tirkkonen (

Photos and text: Kaisa Merilahti, International Services

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