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27/02/2017 11:11
Snow Volleyball tournament to take place under full moon in Finland
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Kouvola, Finland, February 27, 2017. Two sport clubs, Kouvolan Lentopalloilijat -57 and Käyski Beach Volley from the Finnish city of Kouvola will be organising a Snow Volleyball tournament in March, with finals to be played in the darkness late in the evening under a full moon!

The city of Kouvola has been a forerunner in promoting Snow Volleyball since it hosted the first full moon Snow Volleyball tournaments back in 2000 and 2001. Now the sport which is growing at a very fast pace will be presented to the Finnish audience again. The two clubs from Kouvola hope that more schools and ski resorts will follow their example – especially as it is fairly inexpensive and easy to organise Snow Volleyball events in this Nordic country.

The tournament takes place on March 11 and will run from 15:00 to 21:00 local time. Some of the best Finnish Beach Volleyball players will be participating, like for instance Veikka Manninen, Jyrki Nurminen, Arttu Perello, Pekka Piippo, Harri Suonikko and Jussi Tommola. Players representing local teams are likely to take part in the tournament as well.

The organisers welcome participants from abroad as well, so if anyone out there is interested in this exciting experience, please make contact with Mr Hannu Mykkänen in order to register (mobile phone +358 44 9888164, email hannu.mykkanen@hotmail.fi).

The event will take place at the Tykkimäen Sauna on the beach of Käyrälampi (Lautarontie 3, 45200 Kouvola). Viljami Taimisto, the executive director of Tykkimäen Sauna, welcomes everyone to watch the tournament and to see the facilities of the new sauna. The bravest players and spectators can test ice swimming right next to the Snow Volleyball court. On the other side of the lake, there are some of the best Beach Volleyball courts in Finland and the organisers hope that after this ‘comeback’ the tournament will turn into a tradition and take place in future as well.

For further information about the organising club visit www.kole.fi  

For further information about the city of Kouvola visit https://visitkouvola.fi/en

Accommodation offers are available from the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna; if you are interested in staying there, please email sales.kymenseutu@sok.fi

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