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. IFSS will also post this information on our social media.
On-Snow World Championship and World Masters 2022 in Åsarna
Regarding the vaccination requirements for the upcoming On-Snow World Championship and World Masters 2022 in Åsarna, a small update has been made. The wording has been updated to read as follows: “The validity will be the one the producer declares.” => “Validity of vaccinations as stated in the dog’s passport.” This information has been uploaded to the IFSS website and to the event website.
IFSS Championship/Masters Regulations approval
A kind reminder to all Members that the IFSS Championship/Masters Regulations approval voting is ongoing, deadline to cast a vote is September 19, 2021. Members who have not received an email for online voting, please contact webmaster Kjell Ek: email@example.com
Approval of the 2020/2021 yearly financial report
IFSS Council has approved the 2020/2021 yearly financial report based on the internal audit reports. According to IFSS Bylaw: 2.2: The Council shall, between meetings of the General Assembly be empowered to review and approve the yearly financial audit.
SportAccord meeting/convention planned for November 2021 has been rescheduled to May 15-20, 2022 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The annual GAISF General Assembly will take place virtually Friday November 12, 2021 and AIMS General Assembly will be organized virtually on Tuesday November 9, 2021.
New IFSS Race Marshal
IFSS now has a new appointed Race Marshal – Eeva Äijälä. List of all IFSS International Race Marshals and Race Judges can be found on the IFSS website.
Member page on IFSS website
There are many Members who still have not used the log in to the Member page. Information to be found on the IFSS website under Member Federation Login. Reminder: It is of highest importance that the contact information listed on the website for all Members of IFSS is up to date and correct. This can be easily administrated by the Members via log in to the Member page. Note that Members can NOT add logos to the Member list. Please check if your logo is missing. Send logos to Webmaster Kjell Ek firstname.lastname@example.org and he will upload the image.
IFSS Race Rules
The 2021-2022 IFSS Race Rules have been updated. The only changes in the new document are the dates the rules are in effect and the age of athletes chart (F. I) for the 2021-2022 season. You will find the updated document under Document Library/Documents/Regulations/Race Rules.