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.
Monica Pacheco Duran
IFSS Continental Director Europe