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Welcome to ICSS 2019 in Vuokatti, Finland!

The Sports Technology Unit (Vuokatti) of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä will host the 8th International Congress on Science and Skiing - ICSS 2019 - in Vuokatti, Finland, together with Vuokatti Sport, the Centre for Measurement and Information Systems (CEMIS) and the municipality of Sotkamo.

The Congress will take place on March 11th - 15th, 2019. The registration will start on Monday 11th at 12:00, program at 15:00 and the closing of the congress will be on Friday 15th at 12:00

The Congress gathers together scientists, medical doctors, coaches, managers, company representatives, students and athletes around the world. The organizers are expecting around 300 participants.

The Congress program provides inspiring keynote and invited speaker lectures, as well as calls for submitted abstracts concerning the Congress topics - Alpine and Nordic Skiing.

The official language of the Congress is English.

During the Congress a technical exhibition will be available for companies to promote organization's expertise and products to the experts and people working in the field of winter sports.

The Congress Venue is located on the premises of the Vuokatti Sport Olympic Training Center.

Exploring Finland and Vuokatti

Finland with a population of 5.5 million is famous for its thousands of lakes. In the wintertime, white snow and beautiful peaceful nature is a breathtaking experience and brings visitors back to Finland all over again. In the summertime, visitors can enjoy bright nights as the sun in the northern part of Finland does not set for several weeks.

As Vuokatti is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Finland, it is an excellent place to organize the ICSS 2019 and invite participants to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, clean nature and great skiing possibilities - and if you are lucky, the Northern lights! Besides snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, one can easily try all the "must do" Finnish snow activities such as snowmobiling, husky safaris and snowshoeing. All the elements of the Finnish culture, including the sauna and great culinary experiences, are of course also available. The world's first ski tunnel (1,25 km long) and the snowboarding tunnel offer unique possibilities to experience winter activities all year round. With the stable temperature of -7 degrees Celsius inside of the tunnel, you can take part in a dog sled safari, snowmobile safari or experience cross-country skiing even in the summer time in Vuokatti.

Congress Venue
Vuokatti Sport
Opistontie 4
FI-88610 Vuokatti

Main Congress Organizer
University of Jyväskylä
Sport Technology Unit, Vuokatti
Kidekuja 2 (Snowpolis)
FI-88610 Vuokatti

Contact us
Congress secretary:
Ms. Anni Hakkarainen
E-mail: info@icss2019.fi
Tel: +358 40 777 3103