Ruka

FIN
Finland
Ruka
Organisation
Ruka Nordic Kuusamon Erä-Veikot Vanttajantie 6B FI-93600 Kuusamo

Latest Official Results

10.12.2016 - Moguls - World Cup
10.12.2016 - Moguls - World Cup
27.11.2016 - 15 km C - World Cup
27.11.2016 - Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 K - World Cup
27.11.2016 - 10 km C - World Cup
26.11.2016 - HS142 - World Cup
26.11.2016 - SP C Final - World Cup
26.11.2016 - SP C Final - World Cup
26.11.2016 - Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 K - World Cup
26.11.2016 - SP C Qual - Qualification
26.11.2016 - SP C Qual - Qualification
25.11.2016 - HS142 - World Cup
24.11.2016 - HS142 - Qualification
12.12.2015 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
12.12.2015 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
29.11.2015 - 15 km C Pursuit - Stage World Cup
29.11.2015 - 10 km C Pursuit - Stage World Cup
29.11.2015 - Overall Standings - World Cup
29.11.2015 - Overall Standings - World Cup
28.11.2015 - 10 km F - Stage World Cup
28.11.2015 - 5 km F - Stage World Cup
27.11.2015 - SP C Final - Stage World Cup
27.11.2015 - SP C Final - Stage World Cup
27.11.2015 - SP C Qual - Qualification
27.11.2015 - SP C Qual - Qualification
13.12.2014 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
13.12.2014 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
30.11.2014 - 15 km C - World Cup
30.11.2014 - 10 km C - World Cup
30.11.2014 - Team Sprint HS142/2x7.5 K - World Cup
29.11.2014 - HS142 - World Cup
29.11.2014 - SP C Final - World Cup
29.11.2014 - SP C Final - World Cup
29.11.2014 - Gundersen LH HS142/10.0 K - World Cup
29.11.2014 - SP C Qual - Qualification
29.11.2014 - SP C Qual - Qualification
28.11.2014 - HS142 - World Cup
27.11.2014 - HS142 - Qualification
14.12.2013 - Moguls - World Cup
14.12.2013 - Moguls - World Cup
13.12.2013 - Halfpipe - World Cup
13.12.2013 - Halfpipe - World Cup
12.12.2013 - Halfpipe - Qualification
12.12.2013 - Halfpipe - Qualification
15.12.2012 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
15.12.2012 - Dual Moguls - World Cup
  • General Information

    The competitions are held at Ruka, one of the biggest ski resorts of the country, close to the town of Kuusamo. Kuusamo is a city in Northern Finland with about 16.000 inhabitants.The nearest large towns are Rovaniemi (about 192 kilometres to the northwest) and Oulu (215 kilometres southwest). Ruka is the northernmost Nordic Combined World Cup being located close to the Artic cirlce. Traditionally a location where Nordic Combined athletes, ski jumpers and cross country skiers meet for their first competitions of the winter, Ruka is known among the spectators for the arctic climate, icy temperatures and often also changing winds.

    The venue

    Ruka offers excellent sporting facilities. The HS 142 "Rukatunturi" jumping hill is located very closely to the village of Ruka. The hill was constructed in 1964 and held the title of "biggest large hill in the world" until the Mühlenkopfschanze in Willingen was modernized in 2003. The Rukatunturi hill saw its last overhauling in 1996 when floodlights were installed which are now frequently used for night time competitions. An ice inrun track and equipment with plastic mats enabled jumping also in the summertime.

    The cross-country tracks, which are also used by the Cross-Country World Cup, lead right through the ski stadium at the foot of the jumping hill before winding along Ruka's many lakes and coming back into the stadium. The demanding track often has to be skied in extremely cold temperatures and makes Ruka into a challenging start into the season.

    Past winners & podiums

    See here

    Media & Communications

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Latest News

  • Ruka, Ind. Gundersen II 2016/17

    Johannes Rydzek does it again in Ruka

    Second win in the second competition of the Ruka weekend for Johannes Rydzek. The overall World Cup leader scored his second 100 points by finishing 14.7 seconds ahead of Austrian veteran Willi Denifl. Akito Watabe captured rank three in a finish sprint fight against Austria’s Mario Seidl. 

    07:34
  • Ruka, Ind. Gundersen I 2016/17

    Johannes Rydzek claims first victory of 2016/17

    The first name in the 2016/17 winner’s list in Nordic Combined is Johannes Rydzek. The 24-year-old captured the victory by 34.1 seconds over runner-up Eric Frenzel. The podium was completed by Jørgen Graabak from Norway who finished 45.6 seconds later.

    06:12
  • Takehiro Watanabe having fun in Oberwiesenthal

    Takanabe beats Riiber in first PCR of the winter

    Japan's Takehiro Watanabe has taken the first ski jumping victory of the season.

    12:23
  • Santa Claus, a local in Ruka

    Ruka: Starting shot at the polar circle

    It’s Nordic Opening time again! Finally the long months or waiting come to a close and the stars of the Nordic Combined World Cup will go on the hunt for victories, World Cup points, TRIPLE wins and this year also for World Champion titles at Lahti 2017. First up, though, is Ruka, the traditional place of the Nordic Opening, bringing together the Nordic family of Cross-country Skiing, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping for a packed weekend of competitions.

    10:32
  • Johannes Rydzek and Fabian Riessle

    Team Germany for Ruka 2016

    The German team will start at the World Cup Opening in Ruka with the following athletes:

    17:02
  • Antoine Gerard skiing in Kuopio

    French starters for the World Cup Opener

    The French Ski Association has nominated the following four starters for the first competition weekend in Ruka:

    12:02