It's playoff time! This year Tappara (Tampere) beat HIFK (Helsinki) and Ässät made the same to JYP (Jyväskylä) in semi-finals. First match was 15th April 2013 and Tappara won 2-1! Good for Tampere, congratulations!
But there is first Scandal and it's the Scandal! Tampere's local news paper advertised before first match definitely uncorrect, unfair and unprofessonal. Remember: TAPPARA - ÄSSÄT was the game and the newspaper is the second biggest morning newspaper in Finland (photo 3). Someone has to get fired (at least if I were Trump).
The situation 23nd April 2013:
The total situation of match is 2-3 to Ässät, so still one or two match needed.
- 1st game Tappara-Ässät 2-1 (winning goal in time 59:55!)
- 2nd game Ässät-Tappara 5-1
- 3rd game Tappara-Ässät 3-2 (winning goal in time (59:59!)
- 4th game Ässät-Tappara 4-0
- 5th game Tappara-Ässät 2-3 (total game time 108:39!!!)
- 6th game 24th April
- 7th game (only if Tappara wins the 6th game) 25th April in Tampere
Equipment: Tappara's pages:
And the second photo is from local news advertisement today (22th April 2013). Now it is correct.
THe word "mountain" in the name is a little bit too promising, the height of the slope is 69 meters and the longest (of three) slopes is 350 meters. I think there is at least 100 meters to much in the length, but Tampere is in the flat area of Finland so these figures are quite ok.
Prices are reasonable also, daily ticket is 25€ and whole season 370. Under 6y old with a helmet get free tickets and there is a free children elevator and a easy slope for practicing.
There's a slope for snowboard and you can use lift with bicycle and come down using a forest track. Check my video.
The Finnish icehockey league started on 16. September and the first match in Tampere was very interesting (as always). It was a local game between Tappara and Ilves.
Ilves was better! 7-8! Figures like in baseball! 15 goals! And the best! It was already 1-5 but Tappra came behind and made three last goals (from 4-8 to 7-8). First goal of the season was made by Mark Lee at time 02:42.
("Raipe" is nowaways coaching Young Lejons (20 year old) and the second couch in Ilves. The icon of all Ilves fans (and Tappara fans says that he is as old as all old icons are!).
Raimo selected to Hall of Fame in English
Equipment: Situation 8th January 2012 (Aaarrrrgggg!!!)
The Finnish icehockey league, season 2004-2005, started on 15. September and the first match in Tampere was very interesting. It was (again!) a local game between Ilves and Tappara (6-1).
Equipment: Oulun Kärpät is the Finnish Champion. Kärpät has now three championships, the first one came in 1981.
As other achievements in the Finnish National League Kärpät has silver medals from the years 1987 and 2003 and bronze medals from 1980, 1984, 1985, and 1986.
The Finnish icehockey league, season 2005-2006, started on 19. September and the first match in Tampere was very interesting. It was (again!) a local game between Ilves and Tappara (2-5).
Equipment: HPK is the Finnish Champion.
If you are a real football fan and happen to be in Tampere between May and October, you might have a chance to see "high class" Finnish football. Tampere United was established just before the Millennium, but they have already won several medals in the Finnish Champion league. They play in Ratina stadium that you can not miss if you take a look at south direction from the city center. It's next to Koskikeskus shopping center and easily spottable in a map.
For tickets and game schedule, take a look at http://www.tampereunited.com/
If you happen to be in Tampere during the winter time and you want to experience something really Finnish.. you should visit the oldest indoor ice stadium of Finland, Hakametsýn jýýhalli. There are two local teams in Tampere that play in the Finnish Champion league. Check out their webpages for game schedules:
You can buy tickets at the stadium or at Lippupiste offices for Ilves games (http://www.lippupiste.fi) or Lippupalvelu offices for Tappara games (http://www.lippupalvelu.fi). Bus #25 takes you there from the Central Square.
Oh yes, this is my favourite place in Tampere: Hakametsä, the cradle of the Finnish hockey! It's a home arena of
Tappara (-- I love it!) and Ilves.
If you come to enjoy a good battle, buy the tickets in advance: Lippupalvelu
This one goes to the "extreme category". :)
There are some pretty long stairs in Pispala, which offer quite a good change for your "running" exercises. Go run the stairs for a few times, and you know what I mean about the "extreme". :-)
If you want more extreme, then run up and roll them down...
I think it is common practise for some hockey players etc. to run those stairs up for MANY(?) times.
Equipment: Legs and guts.
Ice hockey is probably the most popular sport in Tampere(?).
Two major teams, Tappara and Ilves, get their fans to Hakametsä icehall whenever they are playing a home game - especially when they are playing against each other.