FIS World Cup Ruka Nordic Opening
will gather all three Nordic disciplines into a single stadium. During one long weekend, ten World Cup competitions will be arranged in Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Cross Country.
Accreditation for the event of 2012 is now open! Fill the form.
The Media Hotel
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki is reserved for media.
Welcome to Kuusamo and Ruka!
Source Creative Oy
Annankatu 29 A 5
Chief of Media
Tel +358 400 837 583
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The Media Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Ruka Conference Center at Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi (200 meters from the Stadium).
Chief of Media is Mrs. Soili Hirvonen, tel +358 400 837 583.
Opening hours for the Media Center:
- Wed Nov 28th 12 noon - 8 pm
- Thu Nov 29th 9 am - 9 pm
- Fri Nov 30th 9 am - 9 pm
- Sat Dec 1st 8.30 am - 9 pm
- Sun Dec 2nd 8.30 am - 5 pm
There is shuttle transportation between the Kuusamo city center, the media Hotel Holiday Club Tropiikki and the Media Center approximately every one hour (see SkiBus schedule at www.nordicopening.com - Transportation & Accommodation - Buses). Media representatives can use the shuttle transportation for free by showing their ID-cards.
All media representatives must be accredited with a photo ID-card.
The Accreditation Office is located in the reception of Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi (address: Rukankyläntie 15, 93825 Rukatunturi).
Result Service for Media
Results, news, start lists, and other official information will be published on the event’s website at Results&Startlists. Prints are available at the Media Center.
The Media Lounge is located on the second floor of the Stadium building in the race area, offering indoor premises for following the competitions via TV. There are also printed results and coffee available at the Media Lounge.
Coffee and sandwiches are served free of charge at the Media Center and Sub Media Center during its opening hours.
Media parking area is in front of the Media Center. Parking permits are delivered from the Media Info at the Media Center according to online reservations (accreditation form). Please note that there is only a limited amount of media parking permits available.
There are safety lockers for temporary storage at the Media Center. Please contact media secretaries on the matter.
Commentary booths with results monitors and ADSL-lines are reserved for the companies with the live publishing rights. Commentating is forbidden outside the Commentary Booths.
Reservations: the host broadcaster YLE Finland, Maria Rosenström, email@example.com, tel. +358 400 724 832.
Areas for photographers are signed with number 10 (see the map attached).
In general, photographers are allowed to walk beside the ski tracks while taking photos. However, THE SKI TRACKS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE CROSSED. Photographers must also choose their shooting locations carefully so that they do not disturb the TV cameras on site. Extra permissions for photographing in other areas can be given by Chief of Media Soili Hirvonen.
During the race Mr. Jaakko Kantola will be as a photo coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 550 1283.
PLEASE NOTE: Photographers coordination meeting will be held at Media Center on Thursday 29th Nov at 11 am. Photo bibs are given out after the meeting.
According to FIS rules, photographers must have FIS photo bibs to be allowed to take photos in the race areas.
Mixed Zone Areas
The common mixed zones will be serving all media.
A special armband is required to enter the Dedicated Mixed Zone and the Eng Mixed Zone (DEDICATED and ENG).
Interviews are allowed only in these areas and at the Media Center.
Technical personnel of YLE will serve radio and TV representatives in TV areas (see map
areas signed with number 8).
Armbands and photo bibs
PHOTO access to the photographing area
DEDICATED MIXED ZONE access to the dedicated mixed zone area
ENG MIXED ZONE access to the eng mixed zone area
Dedicated Mixed Zone and Eng Mixed Zone arm bands are delivered by the representative of the Host broadcaster Maria Rosenström, email@example.com, tel. +358 400 724 832
FIS Photo bibs are delivered from the Media Center’s Media Info against a deposit of 20 EUR (cash only).
FIS Cross-Country provides an own SMS Service for the Media with necessary information like if a favourite athlete is starting due to illness etc. If you or any media representative from you World Cup event would be added you can add yourself by the following procedure.
To register for FIS SMS Service please send a registration SMS START CC-M to the number +41 795 524 547.
Award ceremonies will take place immediately after every competition.
Photographers are allowed to go behind the Host Broadcaster YLE’s camera positions in the Ski Jumping’s landing area before the ceremonies starts (security personnel will assist).
You will find the latest info about Press Conferences at www.nordicopening.com - News & Media – Press Conferences.
Winners' interviews will be held 20 minutes after every Award Ceremony.
In Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping, interviews take place at the main Media Center, and in Cross Country at the Sub Media Center (2nd floor of the Stadium building).
The top three athletes of each competition will be invited to the press conference. In charge of the winners' interviews are Chief of Media Soili Hirvonen and FIS Media Coordinators.