Our academy

FHA is an international ice hockey academy based in Finland with full board, founded in 2018, located 50 km from the Finnish capital - Helsinki. FHA OY is officially registered company and operates in Finland.

The Academy includes two affiliated ice hockey clubs, HAKI and KiekkoHait. In these clubs, foreign athletes play for teams of their own age and also they get a possibility to be a part of master's team.

We take care and train hockey players from 13 years old, and our training program is designed for 9 months with a full range of sports and academic training.

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In addition to sports trainings all students at FHA study in the Kisakallio Sports Institute, which offers options for post-secondary and higher education programs.

Together with Finnish athletes, hockey players from the European Union and the CIS countries perform in the academy's clubs. All international players live in a sports hotel within walking distance to the ice rink.

Youth players of the academy play for the teams: U15, U16, U17, Players over 18 years old can play in several championships at once: U18, U22 and the professional league. On average, each FHA player participates in 40+ games per season.

Finland Hockey Academy — it is an opportunity to combine hockey and study in Europe at a high level.

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Finland Hockey Academy facts

11 teams and 40 games + playoffs
Legal residence permit in Europe 30% cheaper than in the USA and Canada
International diploma
Study in English

Finland Hockey Academy management

Ilya Kirichevsky

Ilja Kiritsevski

General manager. FHA head coach.
Panu Heinisto

Panu Heinisto

Co-founder of FHA. Director of an affiliated ice hockey club HAKI.
Tuomas Aalto

Tuomas Aalto

Co-founder of FHA. Director of an affiliated ice hockey club KiekkoHait.
Joona Tolvanen

Joona Tolvanen

Senior FHA Player Development Coach.
Antti Jokinen

Antti Jokinen

Education Expert, teacher of Kisakallio Sports Institute.

Finland Hockey Academy structure

THE FINLAND HOCKEY ACADEMY brings together several organizations: HAKI | Harjun Kiekko, Salon Kikkohait, Kishkallio and Air Hotel

HAKI | Harjun Kiekko

HAKI | Harjun Kiekko

Salon Kiekkohait

Salon Kiekkohait

Kisakallio

Kisakallio

Air Hotel

Air Hotel

Ilya Kirichevsky

Ilja Kiritsevski

General manager. FHA head coach.

FHA is an opportunity for athletes to take their athletic performance to new heights. Finland is an ideal place for children with a wonderful climate, wonderful sports facilities, and world-class ice hockey specialists. Studying at the FHA will help the hockey player's all-round development and help him become a real professional.