OKK (Oulunkylän Kiekko-Kerho) is one of the largest ice hockey clubs in Helsinki area. Altogether the club consists of about 230 junior and 220 adult players and thus largely serves the hockey-interested inhabitants of northern Helsinki.
Childrens´hockey starts with a skating school which we arrange semi-annually. The target group is children (boys and girls) aged from 4 to 9. The children will learn the basics of hockey skating as well as puck handling and some other skills necessary in the game. After the skating school the participants will be offered to join the club´s junior teams which range from teams for 6 to 20 years old budding hockey stars.
OKK has approximately 50 coaches that all are trained by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association, which the club is a member of. We are also a member of “Nuori Suomi” (Young Finland), an organization concerned with sports education and equal opportunities for children and the club OKK has met their highest quality criteria, in Finnish called “Sinettiseura”, which we naturally are very proud of and which also obligates us in our future activities. What it briefly means is that we give equal possibilities for all children to practice and play ice hockey in their respective teams. Junior teams are flexible and divided into several levels and thus enable children of various skills to participate the sport.
Our adult hockey section consist of 12 separate teams for grown-ups ranging from serious to recreational hockey, also including a womens´ recreational team. The aim is to offer a chance for everyone interested in the sport to participate the action.
Every year we host the largest junior ice hockey tournament in Helsinki area. It takes place at the first weekend in April and about 1000 young players from various parts of Finland are expected to attend the event.
When you are planning a trip to Helsinki and you would wish to include playing ice hockey in your itinerary, please, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to host your team as well as arrange various off-rink activities to guarantee a memorable visit for you.
Mr. Hannu Tarvainen
Phone: +358-400 22 77 48 (Mr H. Tarvainen)
Email : pj(at)okk.fi
OKK Office Address:
Malmi Ice Hockey Stadium