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Coach Penttinen still on the shelf - HSK submits interim report to Figure Skating Association


President of the Covenant: We are in close contact with the club.

On Tuesday, Helsingfors Skridskoklubb, the Helsinki Ice Skating Club (HSK), submitted a report to the Figure Skating Association on how the club is working to ensure the safety of its training conditions and compliance with ethical rules.

The figure skating association had set the tide for a club in the middle of Tuesday to submit a report.

- The report has been submitted. In the report, the board of directors of the club tells about the start of their work and how the measures they have planned have continued, Laura Raitio, chairman of the Figure Skating Association, told STT.

HSK's new board was named a week ago on Tuesday, so it has not been in office for a long time. The Figure Skating Association follows the practical steps of HSK.

- We are in regular contact with the club's board and discuss the measures. We are in close contact, Raitio said.

Very detailed details of the report did not leak. According to Raition, this is a "brief interim report".

- It has operational measures to ensure that children and adolescents are safe to practice figure skating there, Raitio said.

The club makes a manual

One of the practical steps is the manual that HSK is preparing. With this handbook, the club aims to improve its efficiency in dealing with misconduct and to create a new culture of operation.

Early in the year, HSK has been in the eye of the storm because of the coaching methods of club skating head coach Miriam Penttinen.

In January, the Figure Skating Association ordered Penttinen to be banned from the competition due to unacceptable behavior. According to the union, the coach was guilty of "violating the ethical rules of the sport by, among other things, using inappropriate language, shouting and humiliating him / her repeatedly."

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After the non-competition, HSK relocated Penttinen for the time being. Penttinen is still shelved.

- No changes compared to last week's news, Raitio summed up.

Penttinen has appealed against his non-compete claim to the Sports Law Enforcement Board.

"I have no opportunity to comment on any particular progress in the process," said Raitio.

Source: isfi

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