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LUT Newcomers The blog is created to provide general information to LUT Newcomers about Lappeenranta and on a more wide area, Finland.

How to spend free time

Depending on the season (in some cases), there are plenty things with which you can occupy yourselves. From sports activities to nightlife. As a former professional athlete in “Track and Field” mostly I am dealing with sport activities. In the campus area there are two gyms.
Another thing that I like doing here, is watching the games, such as Lappeenranta’s basketball team LrNMKY and Lappeenranta’s pride, ice hockey team SaiPa. Both are playing at the highest level in their field. Regarding basketball, you can see all the Finnish teams and timetables at Finnish Basketball Union website and the prices of tickets are 5-10 Euros. As for hockey, timetables and summaries can be found at SM-liiga and tickets prices are depending on the location in the stadium.

Furthermore, I like during winter to go for cross country skiing and skating. Added to that during summer running and cycling are one of my favorite activities here as well as badminton. LUT provides all the necessary facilities and equipment of sport activities! In addition to sport activities, in my free time I like to spend time with my friends either organising our own parties, sauna parties, bbq etc or participating in students parties. Lappeenranta is full of student parties and events for everyone! There are great international parties, theme parties, bar gigs etc. weekly or more often. During student parties, clubs are often crowded with people and the spirit is always really good.
To conclude, Lappeenranta provides plenty of activities with which you can spend your freetime but depends also in your own interest!

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