During winter time, Kuopio has several outdoor ice rinks and frozen lake available for ice skating. You can also visit the local ice halls during any season.
Every year, Kuopio hosts the Finland Ice Marathon, an international event where athletes from around the world come meet and compete on great Lake Kallavesi. Track made for the event is on use of anyone for free (closed for free skating during the event). Track is located in passenger harbour of Kuopio. In the harbour there is also a skate rental point and skating cafeteria.
Skating Café and Ice Skate Rental are open as long as the natural skating tracks are open on the Lake Kallavesi.