European Championships Snow 2020 - moved to Åsarna, Sweden
The decision has now been taken to move the European Championships Snow February 19-23 2020 from Falun to Åsarna! The organizers are confident that they can make an excellent competition there as well, even though it will not have the same settings as at the famous Ski-arena Lugnet in the city of Falun with lots of spectators.
Åsarna is located 300 km north of Falun and is this winter the closest possible venue with enough snow. Several major championships have been held there earlier. In Åsarna there are very good trails for both Sled Sprint and Ski-dogs, as well as a full-length Mid-distance trail. The specific trails for each class will be decided and published latest January 26th.
The event place is beautiful with a large stake-out and parking area, but without electricity for campers. There are plenty of lodging facilities in the area.
The website echsnow2020.com
will continuously be updated with more information on travel, lodging, trails, administration, etc.
Welcome to the ECh Snow 2020!
for the organizing committee, SDSF (Swedish Sleddog federation) and IFSS
Updated of Kjell Ek 20 januari 2020
Risk for relocation of European Championships Snow 2020
This winter there are many places in Scandinavia and central Europe with very difficult snow conditions. This is also the case in Falun, Sweden. Today there is no natural snow at all and the ground is mostly unfrozen. We still have a hope for a change in the weather but have also started to plan a move of the whole European Championships.
We will take the final decision latest at 10 pm, 20th January, and send out a message on the websites and FB, saying if the ECh will be held in Falun, moved to Åsarna or cancelled.
We are of course very sorry for this and know it will create problems for us as organizers as well as you as participants! But without snow there is nothing we can do.
However, if we decide to move the event, we will do all that we can to still make an excellent competition and a memorable event!
With the best regards
//Bengt Pontén, Head of Technical Organizer
IFSS Continental Director Europe
Published of Bengt Pontén 14 januari 2020
Judge seminar in Kazakhstan
Race Marshal Olle Rosén traveled from Sweden to Kazakhstan to be an instructor at the first judge seminar there organized by IFSS. The seminar took place October 30th to November 1st just days prior to the first ever IFSS World Cup event in Kazakhstan. Olle Rosen was also Race Marshal at the event.
Svetlana Khudyakova president of KFSDS was very pleased and thankful that Olle Rosén came to Kazakhstan both as a Race Marshal and to hold the judge seminar. To educate race judge’s worldwide is one of the most important programs within IFSS. This fall seminars have been organized in Italy, Canada and Kazakhstan, the work will continue and next up is a seminar in Mexico.
Dimitry Kovtunenko, Svetlana Khudyakova president of KFSDS, Oleksandra Kovtunenko, Alexandr Lukin och Andrey Litvinov together with IFSS Race Marshal Olle Rosén. Photo submitted by Svetlana Khudyakova
Published of Helen Lundberg 18 november 2019
IFSS Europe invites you to the European Championships Snow 2020, in Falun, Sweden, February 19-23
The Championships will be held at the Skiing and Sports arena Lugnet in Falun, Sweden. The trails will use the ordinary ski-trails, which are suitable for Sleddog competitions. All trails are 4-6 meters wide. The trails have long, but not too steep, climbs and downhill and offers challenging and exiting mushing!
Invitation and documents
The Invitation and related documents are posted under Events / Continental Championships.
Please, note that since the first Invitation was sent out to member federations there have been a couple of updates and adjustments. Please read Invitation carefully. More information and further updates will be posted on the website https://echsnow2020.com/
European Masters classes
IFSS Council are in the process of preparing a proposal for a IFSS Master Championships. As a first trial and to evaluate the interest in such an event specific European Masters classes in Skijoring will be held outside the ordinary Elite and Junior Championships.
- These classes have no limit to the number of entries from each IFSS Member Federation.
- All participants must hold a valid DID number.
- A competitor cannot compete in both a Masters class and the Elite Championships.
- The best will be awarded as European Masters medalists.
Updated of Bengt Pontén 13 november 2019