Finlandia Trophy 2020 is cancelled: the event could be virtual
Team Unique in Espoo last season. (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography - 2019)
After 24 editions, the Finlandia Trophy Espoo 2020 will not be organized this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Finnish Figure Skating Association (FFSA) announced that they are ready to conduct the event virtually.
Each season, the competition opens the international synchronized skating season by including a Senior event where top teams compete only with their Short Program.
The competition could be "virtual"
However, the federation 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," adds the Finnish Figure Skating Association.
The decision to change a traditional event to a "virtual competition" has already been chosen in the United States. A few days ago, the Porter Classic organizing committee has announced that the 2020 event will be a virtual experience.
The number of cases has been rising again in recent weeks in Finland with a total of 7,871 cases and 334 deaths at the end of the week.