Ice rink Wirta-Areena

The hall is operated by Kemijärven Jäähalli Oy. The City of Kemijärvi owns 87.5% of the shares in Jäähalli Oy, Kemijärven Kiekko ry 8.6% and the Finnish Ice Hockey Foundation 3.9%.

Exercise calendar

Contact details:

Visiting address; Pelkosenniementie 34
Postal address; PO Box 78 98101 Kemijärvi
Property manager Petri Moilanen tel. 040 537 6380
Managing Director Harri Väliranta

location on map
Kemijärvi guide map (pdf)

Please contact these persons for ice rental:
(Petri Moilanen Mon-Fri 13:00-20:00 or Harri Väliranta during office hours, contact details above).

The ice rink will be closed for the summer from March to April and will reopen in early September.


  1. Kristiina Lautamo, Chairperson
  2. Jali Taipale, Member
  3. Juha Karppinen, Member
  4. Sanna Välikangas, Member
  5. Juha Miinala, Member
  6. Miia Pöyliö, Member
  7. Mikko Kulojärvi, Member


Kemijärven Kiekko ry, which was founded in 1978, acquired a pressurised hall on top of the rink in 1983, which allowed the team to play hockey in shelter from rain and wind. In 1986, the City of Kemijärvi built an artificial ice rink pipeline on the rink site, which it owned, and in 1987 Kemijärven Jäähalli Oy was founded, which in the same year purchased the ice rink’s refrigeration system.

Construction of the new rink started in June 2000, and the first game was played on 11 January 2001. Kemijärven Kiekko and the Kemijärven Kaukalopalloilijat ry. and their representatives did a lot of voluntary work during the construction of the hall, which amounted to about 18 000 hours. The club activities in Kemijärvi started in 1993 and curling in 2005. 4 curling courts have been painted on the concrete floor of the hall.

In 2010, the City of Kemijärvi purchased a new gas-powered ice treatment machine (Olympia Millenium 2000 A) and in 2012 a new refrigeration machine from Suomen Tekojää Oy.

Opening hours and prices:

The rink is open Mon-Fri from 13:00 – 21:00. Club training shifts start Mon-Fri at around 17:00.
Kemijärvi schools use the hall during the reserved times Mon-Fri from 8:00 – 16:00.
Public shift starts at 13:00 on weekdays and 10:00 on weekends, if schools/clubs do not have a reservation (check the sports calendar).

The hourly price for the ice rink is 90 € and any other events will be agreed separately.

Kemijärven Kiekko ry
Finnish Ice Hockey Association