Pole Vaulting Winter Carnival 2018

The sixth annual Pole Vaulting Winter Carnival will be held at Pajulahti Olympic Training Center on January 12-14, 2018.

The nation’s top pole-vaulters and coaches, active as well as retired, from all around Finland will be participating in this year’s carnival, as well as many other jumpers and coaches from around the world. The carnival will include practices and competitions for all skill levels, classroom time and leisure time for all participating in the carnival.

This year Matti Mononen (PB 570cm) is going to make a presentation of his own pole vaulter’s path from youth to World Class level.

During the Winter Carnival (Saturday at 14 pm) The Finnish Pole Vaulting Hall of Fame will introduce a new Hall of Fame member.  Previously honoured members are Mr. Eeles Landström (2013), Mr. Pentti Nikula (2014), Mr. Antti Kalliomäki and Mr. Aulis Kairento (2015), Mr. Kauko Nyström and Mr. Rauli Pudas (2016), Mr. Erkki Kataja and Mr. Risto Ankio (2017).

Further information and pictures can be seen at:


Carnival schedule and information can be found at:

www.facebook.com Pajulahden seiväshypyn karnevaalit

For further information please contact:

Pasi Pitkänen                      +358 50 5482723 /  pasi.pitkanen@kaavi.fi

Registration for carnivals:

Registration is available until 31 Dec. 2017.

If you would like to register over the phone, please contact  Ms. Sari Eloranta at Pajulahti Olympic Training Center

(+358 44 7755 204), or by e-mail: sari.eloranta@pajulahti.com

All registrations by e-mail must contain the following information:

Name, birth date, billing address, phone number, e-mail address.

IMPORTANT! All participants under the age of 18 must provide the information of a parent or guardian in addition to their own information at the time of registration.

The registration fee must be paid before the participant arrives (invoice will be sent by e-mail).

Registration fees:

Full board accommodation

·         154 € / junior (6-16 years)

·         164 € / adult, 17 years or older


·         2 nights’ accommodation at Pajulahti Olympic Training Center

·         2*breakfast, lunch, dinner

·         course fee

·         competition fee

Competition fee 20 € / person

·         for those who would like to compete but are not participating in the rest of the carnival program. This fee is collected at the competition site.


Competition Schedule for Pole Vaulting Winter Carnival

Friday January 12th

Boys / Girls 11-13,                                                          15.00

Young Athletes Under 15 years and

Men / Women Masters 35-60

Men B-competition,                               18.30

Men 17-22, Women 17-22


Saturday January 13th

Main Competition                                  18.30

Men / Women A-competition


Sunday January 14th                                

Young Athletes                                         10.00

Boys / Girls 11-13, Under 15 years


Final registrations for those participating ONLY in competition (foreigner competitors):

Before January 6th, 2018 by e-mail to: pasi.pitkanen@kaavi.fi