Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Finnish government has decided to further tighten the travel restrictions. As a result, Finnish Figure Skating Association (FFSA) board made a decision to cancel the Finlandia Trophy Espoo in the form it has been admitted to it.
The traditional competition has already been held 24 times, for the last eight years at Espoo Metro Arena.
The FFSA regrets that the event as such cannot be organized, but is ready to conduct the competition virtually. The possibility of organizing a virtual competition is currently being negotiated. The event should be streamed to viewers as well.
– We are sad that we will not be able to host this popular competition, but after careful consideration, this was the best solution to ensure the safety of top skaters, officials, volunteers and the public. However, we are curious and eager to organize the event using digital technology, sums up Outi Wuorenheimo, the general secretary of the Finnish Figure Skating Association.
The Finnish Figure Skating Association will inform more about process later.