Flourinated Ski Wax update
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Dear Member federations,

 

In 2021 IFSS decided to follow FIS regarding fluor wax ban and the information was sent out via a Newsletter at the end of November with the following text:

 

Fluorinated Ski Wax

IFSS Council has decided to follow the recommendations from FIS International Ski Federation when it comes to a ban of fluorinated ski waxes. Fluorinated ski waxes have been shown scientifically to have a negative environmental and health impact. IFSS Council will follow the development in FIS and take further decisions accordingly. 
The following decision made by FIS prohibits the use of any products containing C8 fluorocarbons/PFOA. More information: 
https://www.fis-ski.com/en/international-ski-federation/news-multimedia/news/update-on-fis-fluorinated-ski-wax-ban IFSS Council encourages all Member federations to spread the word to their clubs and athletes to discourage the use of fluorine waxes.



For the season 2023/2024 FIS has made rules how to perform the equipment control of skis according to the fluor wax ban.

 At the moment IFSS have no rules that prescribe how IFSS should handle this topic.

IFSS recommend all athletes to follow the FIS fluor ban for the 2023/2024 season.

  

Today IFSS has no possibility to carry out controls at the competitions that are sanctioned by IFSS (2023/2024 season the World Cup competitions) but encourage all Member federations to perform controls if they have the possibility.

 

IFSS will present a set of rules how to proceed and how to handle the fluor wax ban at the General Assembly in May 2024.

 

Yours sincerely
Ninni Hjortvall

 

Published of Helen Lundberg 02 februari 2024
Youth Committee
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Hello Members,
 
Youth Committee kindly ask if you can inform them about the amount/number of active youth athletes (under 18 years of age) that you have under your Federation/Association?
All of them, from amateurs to national team. The Youth Committee are working on a project to develop the recruitment of young athletes! 
Thanks in advance.
Send your answer to youth@sleddogsport.net 
 
Published of Helen Lundberg 26 januari 2024
Update regarding Fluorinated Ski Wax
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IFSS Council has decided to follow the recommendations from FIS International Ski Federation when it comes to a ban of fluorinated ski waxes. Fluorinated ski waxes have been shown scientifically to have a negative environmental and health impact. IFSS Council will follow the development in FIS and take further decisions accordingly. 
A flour wax ban will be fully implemented at the start of the upcoming 2023-2024 winter season. More information: 
https://www.fis-ski.com/en/international-ski-federation/news-multimedia/news-2022/decisions-of-the-fis-council-fall-2023

 IFSS Council encourages all Member federations to spread the word to their clubs and athletes to discourage the use of fluorine waxes.

Updated of Helen Lundberg 07 december 2023
Clarification needed regarding EC/EM Dryland 2024
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Dear members, 

IFSS wants to clarify the election of Finland in early October as next EU Championship in 2024 due to members who gently has asked us about it.

The only application IFSS Europe had on hands approved and reviewed by the Accreditation Committee has been the one from Finland. Since first time it has been discussed with the Finnish Federation the problem with the coincidence on dates with ICF and the problematic to be so early in the season for many countries. 

The organizer explains us the problematic on later dates in October, in one hand by the weather to become snow on the trails, and secondly for the use of the area by the Government in military issues. 

So IFSS was facing at one only application approved on hands with this problematic.

Honestly, after talking with the organizer, IFSS sees a good manner to carry on the EC/EM Championship. We want to support what Finnish Federation is going to organize and we have the feeling it would be nice to have all competitors that could face and come to this EC/EM Championship. It must be said that other seasons, ICF uses same dates to its Championships, and athletes go there also with a lack of training, or not. But no mayor complains have been done at that time. 

IFSS would like to take this opportunity to ask you to apply for EC/EM championships for 2026 both in dryland and on snow, so that IFSS can have a choice of what is most appropriate and IFSS can announce the planned dates in sufficient time.


Sincerely, 

Monica Pacheco Duran

IFSS Continental Director Europe

Published of Helen Lundberg 28 november 2023
IFSS European Championships and European Masters Dryland 2024
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I am very glad to announce that the IFSS European Championships and European Masters Dryland 2024 will be organized October 9-13 2024 in Jämijärvi, Finland.
IFSS together with Technical Organizer VUL Suomen Valjakkourheilijoiden Liitto ry / Finnish Sleddog Sport Federation are looking forward to a great event.

Sincerely
Monica Pacheco
IFSS Continental Director Europe
Published of Helen Lundberg 26 november 2023
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