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Kowalczyk and Chernousov Win Fiemme Rollerski Cup on Alpe Cermi + Video of Course

September 20, 2017 (Val di Fiemme, ITA) – Today the beautiful Val di Fiemme (Italy) hosted a wonderful and rainy long distance rollerski race between Ziano and Alpe Cermis, the same final climb … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Office Administrator @ Cross Country Ski de fond Canada

September 19, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Ski de fond Canada has an immediate opening for a challenge-driven, organized, and detail-oriented team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. The Office Administrator … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CXC Partners With the YMCA of the Rockies

September 18, 2017 – The Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) has entered into partnership agreement with the YMCA of the Rockies. This partnership is designed to help promote and market both organizations; ultimately … READ MORE → 0 comments

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First Dusting of Snow at SilverStar Mountain Resorts

September 18, 2017 (Silver Star, BC) – Silver Star Mountain has reported it’s first dusting of snow. Don’t miss out on this year’s best prices for Season Passes. Come see us at our final … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Report Says XC Ski Equipment Sales to Reach $50 Million US by 2022

September 17, 2017 – A research report by Fact.MR claims to provide an in-depth analysis of the global cross-country ski equipment market for the forecast period 2017-2022, and projects it will hit $50 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportinity – Part-time Club Manager @ Nakkertok Nordic

September 16, 2017 (Cantley, Quebec) – Nakkertok Nordic is Canada’s largest cross country ski club, with over 1500 members and a full range of recreational and competitive skiing programs. Our skiing facility includes … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NTDC 2017/18 Team Officially Launched

September 15, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The National Team Development Centre Thunder Bay (NTDC Thunder Bay) officially launched its  2017-18 Team last weekend in a reception held at the Royal Canadian Legion … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Gatineau Loppet Registration NOW Open With A Most Welcome Surprise – Feb. 16-18

September 15, 2017 (Gatineau, QC) – As the leaves on the trees around the region slowly change colours, Gatineau Loppet organizers are focused on one thing only —cold and snow—as they gear up … READ MORE → 0 comments

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17 Anti-doping Agencies Call for Russian Ban from Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

September 14, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Following a meeting in Denver, CO, a group of 17 of the world’s leading anti-doping agencies that make up the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO), have called on the International … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Volvo Challenge Roller Ski Race Report, Results + PHOTOS

September 13, 2017 (Sherbrooke, QC) – This past Saturday in Sherbrooke Quebec, was held the second edition of the Volvo Challenge roller ski race. More than 50 top Nordic skiers competed in this … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Cyclists File Lawsuit Against WADA and Canada’s Richard McLaren Over Doping Reports

September 12, 2017 – A $7 million lawsuit has been filed by three Russian cyclists against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren reports the Globe and Mail and the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team USA Romps at New Zealand Winter Games with 4 Victories and 9 Podiums

September 11, 2017 (Wanaka, New Zealand) – The U.S. Ski Team collected podium spot after podium spot through two solid days of cross country racing at New Zealand’s Snow Farm as a part … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Formica Canada to Support Cendrine Browne in the Run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

September 11, 2017 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) – Formica Canada Inc. is proud to support Cendrine Browne, a rising star in Canadian cross-country skiing, in the run-up to the Olympic Games. Cendrine posted excellent results … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Borah Teamwear Preseason Nordic Program

September 10, 2017 (Coon Valley, WI) – It might only be September, but now is the time to think custom Nordic team uniforms for the upcoming season. That’s why Borah Teamwear is offering … READ MORE → 0 comments

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First Ever FIS Cross-Country Competitions in Chile

September 09, 2017 – From Sunday, Sept. 3 until Tuesday, Sept. 5 the ski resort Termas de Chillan hosted the first ever FIS Cross-Country competitions in Chile. A total of seven nations took … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Series of Videos on Rollerski Braking Techniques

September 08, 2017 – New CCC/XC Ski Nation videos on rollerski braking techniques have been added to CCC’s Athlete Development Matrix (ADM) for CCC coaches. These videos show different techniques for slowing down … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Head Coach @ Golden Nordic Ski Club 2017-2018

September 07, 2017 – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated seasonal full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2017/18 ski season, starting part time … READ MORE → 0 comments

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6th Annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference – October 20-22

September 06, 2017 – The 6th annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference presented by Podiumwear is just 6 weeks away. Don’t miss conference presenters Ivan Babikov, Pamela Lemons, Ben Siefert, Jim Tervo or your … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Olympian Reijo Puiras Helped Shape Canadian Skiing

September 05, 2017 – Reijo Puiras learned the gruelling, demanding discipline of cross-country skiing as a boy in his ancestral home of Finland. As a young man, he represented Canada in the sport … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Katherine Stewart-Jones Report from NZ – Winter Down Under

September 04, 2017 (Wanaka, NZ) – Perfect winter conditions. That is what I was promised before I made the decision to travel 12,000 KM to New Zealand. And let me tell you, I … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 Ski to School Scholarship Applications – Deadline Sept. 30

September 04, 2017 – This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Merino Muster 2017 Report, Results – Diggins and Hamilton Win

September 03, 2017 (Wanaka, NZ) – The sun came out for the finish of the 2017 Merino Muster 42 km marathon cross country ski race at Snow Farm in the stunning Pisa Range, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Ski Fit North Alberta – BC Community Outreach

September 02, 2017 – We are expanding in to British Columbia, and we’re hiring! We have 2 positions available and we are looking for enthusiastic and outstanding individuals to lead program delivery for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Supercamp Early Bird Registration Deadline is Just Weeks Away 

September 01, 2017 (Silver Star Mountain, BC) – Register before September 15th to save on your Supercamp registration fee and to reserve your spot in the camp of your choice. The camps are … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Updated Canadian Anti-Doping Rules Coming Into Effect

August 30, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – An updated version of the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect on September 1, 2017. The rules of the CADP govern how anti-doping is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NTDC Skiers Make the Most of Summer

August 29, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – They say skiers are made in the summer, and the NTDC skiers have taken that to heart. After hosting athletes from across the country in June … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bickner Ends Weekend Strong for US Skiers Around the Globe with Top Ten in Japan

August 28, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Kevin Bickner tied his best result ever on Sunday morning when he finished in seventh place at the Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Hakuba, Japan. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Part-time Club Manager @ Nakkertok Nordic

August 27, 2017 – Nakkertok Nordic is Canada’s largest cross country ski club, with over 1,500 members and a full range of recreational and competitive skiing programs. Our skiing facility includes 80km of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dahria Beatty Report – New Zealand Snow Farm Training Camp

August 27, 2017 (New Zealand) – Training down under in New Zealand last summer was such a great experience, we decided to go back again this summer. Emily and I rounded up a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada to Host North American FIS TD Seminar in November 2017

August 27, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In 2017, Canada will again play host to the North American FIS TD Seminar. Held every 2nd year, the seminar is designed to present new practices and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Biathlon Study in UK Says Top Male Athletes are Better Looking than Female Counterparts

August 26, 2017 – A recent study at the University of Exeter, UK, claims biology is the reason behind the study’s results that rank top male athletes as more attractive than top women … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alaska’s Nanooks XC Names Josh Eide as Assistant Coach

August 25, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – On Thursday, Alaska Nanooks men’s and women’s cross country running and Nordic skiing head coach, Nick Crawford, has announced the addition of Josh Eide to his staff. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lanctôt Acquires NRG Enterprises and Expands Bike Division

August 24, 2017 (Montreal, QC) — Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. (Lanctôt) announces that it has recently acquired NRG Enterprises of Nelson, BC. NRG is an authentic rider-owned cycling distribution company based in Nelson BC. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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BNS Expands Skigo Distribution to Canada

August 23, 2017 (Boulder, CO) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announced today the expansion of distribution of the SkiGo brand to Canada. With the recent completion of a long-term distribution agreement with SkiGo … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Therese Johaug is Out of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games

August 22, 2017 – Norwegian cross-country skiing star, Therese Johaug, is out of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games as she is mandated to serve an 18-month ban which expires next April, according to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Welcomes Eric de Nys as New Programs Director

August 21, 2017 – With a focus on delivering a full roster of programming from Bunny Rabbits and Biathlon to Ski Academy and Masters, Eric brings new collaborative vision to the delivery of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Groomer Operator @ Whistler Olympic Park

August 20, 2017 – The Groomer Operators at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Mike Vieira Takes on New Position as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the CPC

August 19, 2017 – CCC Staff & community would like to wish the best of luck to Mike Vieira as he pursues a new professional endeavour as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the Canadian Paralympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Thunder Bay Awarded 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

August 18, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Special Olympics Canada announced today that Thunder Bay has been awarded the  2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The finalists were Thunder Bay and Regina, Saskatchewan.
The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New SkiTrax Roundtable Launching Soon – Plus Buyer’s Guide, Road to PyeongChang 2018, Fashion Guide & More

August 18, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that a new innovative SkiTrax Roundtable is launching soon featuring Canadian top gun Alex Harvey along with US star Kikkan Randall, veteran Canuck … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Collection for Spring 2018

August 18, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Following the recent acquisitions of TIME Sport and Felt Bicycles, the Rossignol Group will continue its expansion into the cycling market with the introduction of a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018 Worldloppet Season

August 17, 2017 (Ushuaia, Argentina) – Olympian Federico Cichero took the victory at Ushuaia Loppet in Argentina on Saturday, August 12, the season opener of the 2017/18 Worldloppet series with more than 90 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Volvo Challenge 2017 Rollerski Race is BACK Sept. 9 – Register Today

August 16, 2017 (Orford, Que.) – The Volvo Challenge is back. For its second edition, the Challenge goes urban: it will happen on Portland Boulevard, in Sherbrooke, QC on a newly asphalted road. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair Criticised by IOC Committee Members Over Russian Comments

August 15, 2017 – A controversy is unfolding over comments made by Canada’s Beckie Scott, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee, who recently claimed that Russia deserves more than just … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Corporate Partnerships & Marketing Manager @ Coaching Association Canada

August 14, 2017 – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Almost 100 Athletes Attend Youth Camp in Norway

August 13, 2017 (Sjusjoen, Norway) – Almost 100 young athletes from 14 nations met in Sjusjoen, Norway at the junior camp from 28th July – 4th August. The camp was organised by the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Zone4 Timing Systems Training Clinic at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club – Nov. 4-5

August 12, 2017 (Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is hosting a Zone4 Clinic on November 4-5, 2017.  Please forward this to anyone in your club who handles timing and would like more training … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Fine Over Sochi 2014 Doping Affair Rejected by Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair

August 11, 2017 – Russia is expected to receive a “large” fine for widespread doping infractions at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics rather than any suspension from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games … READ MORE → 1 comment

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U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships Coming to Jericho Aug. 12-13

August 10, 2017 (Jericho, Vt.) – Over 80 athletes will be competing this Saturday and Sunday in the U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. The national championships … READ MORE → 0 comments

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– After months of hard training, the stars of Nordic Combined are ready for the traditional FIS Grand Prix series this summer, which has been extended by one stop and expects more than 25,000 … READ MORE → 0 comments