3 weeks ago
FIS Roller Skiing is feeling thankful.
3 months ago
Flashback from Norway rollerski team member Ragnar Bragvin Andresen: "Unfortunately the 2020 season didn’t end with a World Cup overall winner, but the Norwegian team enjoyed the races in Otepää and Madona. At the begiinning our team supposed to be 12 athletes, but ended up with 4. At that moment Estonia and Latvia had the lowest covid-19 stats in whole Europe, and we that decided to go, felt safe during the whole trip. We also tested negative on the covid-test at the airport when we come home.
The organisers in Otepää and Madona has a top profesional level.
It was lovely to see how the number of Latvian participants is increasing in the rollerski WC in Madona year by year, and that Latvia also have got top level senior skiers in both categories!
Personally for me there is a highlight and big-big joy the meet local kids with passion for skiing. Its inspiring me!
There is no doubt that the rollerski races are important to keep up the recruitment to skiing. Especially in countries that in the past had snowy winters, and today are even struggling to get enough artificial snow made. We find good examples on that even in Norway.
We all hope for a wider skiing family! ...
On 25th September, FIS Sub-Committee for Roller Skiing held online meeting. Sub-Committee evaluated season 2020 and agreed on draft calendar for FIS ROL WC 2021. Final dates for WC 2021 will be decided during spring meeting. Also it was agreed to propose update in FIS ICR rules on Cross Country ski poles safety. Given rule update will be enforced from 01.07.2022. Wish you all good and safe winter competition season and hope to see you back on wheels next summer! Competition season never ends! ...
Flashback from Rollski Deutschland team member Nico Rieckhoff to FIS Roller Ski World Cup 2020: "We, Team Germany, are very happy that the Organizers in Otepää/Tartu and Madona decided to let the events take place, besides all challenges! There were clear concepts regarding the corona-restrictions, as well as great efforts to obey them and we are glad, that for this reason, we were able to participate. Since other World Cups had been cancelled beforehand, our expectations to compete in this year shrunk and the more we were happy to finally be able to come to the Baltics. Besides the comparatively low number of athletes due to the crisis, also from our own team because of travel restrictions by car, we were able to have difficult and interesting races, because the organizers did not hold back any efforts to guarantee a quality competition and organization and also due to the great and strong participation of Baltic athletes.
Otepää Tehvandi Stadium had very nice tracks and the mass start in Tartu was very suiting for the Rollerskiing WC as it gave the athletes the opportunity to show their speed capabilities. Madona, Latvia had much to offer, taking place in the middle of the city twice, with technical passages in the massstart and a challenging uphill sprint as well as a stadium track, great variety and publicity was given. As in the years before, an absolute selling point for the events was the huge amount of media-efforts: TV broadcast, livestreams, pictures, Facebook, websites; these are especially crucial under the current circumstances and are the heartbeat of the scene these days!
We hope to come to Estonia and Latvia again, hopefully under relaxed conditions!"
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