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Job Opportunity – Manager, Financial Services @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

June 30, 2016 (Red Deer, AB) – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking to fill the contract position of Manager, Financial Services.
In less than three years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Announces its 2016 Board of Directors

June 29, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The affairs of CCC are governed by an elected Board of Directors, composed of the Chair, six Directors at Large, a DCC appointed Director and an Athlete Director. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Over 200 Kids Attend 2016 Olympic Day in Madison

June 28, 2016 (Madison, WI) – Over 200 kids gathered on the Capitol Square at the Dream Bank in Madison, to celebrate and be inspired by the spirit of the Olympic Movement, as Central Cross … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

June 27, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The National Winter Sports Association Announces Funding Support for 2016-17


June 26, 2016 – The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes … READ MORE → 0 comments

The EC3D Compression Tour – June 29

June 25, 2016 – The EC3D Compression Tour presented by EC3D Sports is in collaboration with Cross Country Canada and offers you the chance to be a professional athlete for the day. If … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ivan Babikov Retires to Join Cross Country Canada’s National Coaching Squad

June 24, 2016 – Ivan Babikov has officially closed the book on his successful cross-country skiing journey as an athlete, but is ready to write the first chapter of his new career as … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Brian and Robin McKeever Receive Meritorious Service Medal Award

June 24, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Legendary Paralympians, Brian and Robin McKeever, were recently honoured once again for their stellar careers receiving the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (MSC civil).
Brian McKeever, 37, who is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator

June 24, 2016 – Join our team. Ski Fit North Alberta is looking to hire a Program Coordinator that is responsible for the direct coordination, implementation and delivery of the Ski Fit North Alberta … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCSAA Announces Summer Summit in Woodstock, VT – June 29

June 23, 2016 (Woodstock, VT) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the creation of the CCSAA Summer Summit Series, short, one day regional meetings keying in on relevant topics.  The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA and Clif Bar & Company Enter Three-Year Partnership

June 22, 2016 (Emeryville, CA) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Clif Bar & Company today announced their partnership making CLIF BAR® the official energy food of the U.S. Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Cross-Country Interview with Kikkan Randall

June 21, 2016 (Alaska) – You have been the female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission now since 2009 and have been attending the annual June FIS meetings. This year it was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SOD Training Camp – June 30 to July 3 @ Highlands Nordic

June 20, 2016 – Ah, summer – time for a break. NO WAY! There are training camp opportunities happening this summer. Take a look at the one listed below, and check the Summer … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Cross-Country World Cup Calendar 2016/17 Confirmed

June 19, 2016 – The FIS Council held its spring Meetings during the FIS Congress Week in Cancun (MEX) from June 6-11. The FIS Council confirmed the calendar for the FIS Cross-Country World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Worldloppet President and New Race for 2017 Announced

June 18, 2016 – Once a year all representatives of Worldloppet are gathering to evaluate the past season and to discuss the future of our Worldloppet. This year the OC of Finlandia Hiihto … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations to Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa on their New Baby Girl

June 17, 2016 – Canadian skiers, Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Midori Nishikawa according to the latest social media posts from Cross Country Canada (CCC).
“Congratulations to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Congress @ Cancun, MEX – Decisions in Cross-Country Skiing

June 16, 2016 (Cancun, MEX) – During the 50th FIS Congress in Cancun (MEX), June 5-11, the Cross-Country Committee heard several proposals and made following decisions, which were approved by the FIS Council during the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IPC Worlds in Finsterau to Highlight Nordic Calendar

June 15, 2016 (Finsterau, Germany) – Finsterau, Germany, has been announced as the host for the 2017 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships, alongside the high-level race calendar for 2016-17.
More than 135 skiers from … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canadian 2016-17 Para-Nordic Prospects Team Announced

June 14, 2016 – Cross Country Ski de fond Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been named to the 2016-2017 Para-Nordic Prospects Team. In partnership with Own the Podium and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway vs Sweden @ IKEA

June 13, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Earlier this year, Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company NRK put together a spoof video depicting Norwegian and Swedish skiers competing in a quasi-XCski-Biathlon event … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Share the Road with Devon Kershaw on June 22

June 12, 2016 (Sudbury, ON) – One of Canada’s most accomplished and decorated xc skiers, Devon Kershaw, a multi-time Olympian and FIS Nordic Worlds champion, is back in his native Sudbury to host … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC World Cup Survey Results

June 11, 2016 – With the conclusion of the 2015-16 FIS World Cup Cross-Country season we sent out a survey to the public to get feedback on competition formats. Over 3,600 fans of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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National Nordic Foundation Announces Training Season Funding for 2016 – Skiers are Made in the Summer

June 10, 2016 (Denver, CO) – The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today over $28K in training season funding for grassroots skiing support. “Skiers are made in the summer,” said Hennie Kashiwa, Executive … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Hosts for 2020/21 FIS World Championships Elected

June 10, 2016 – Today, Thursday 9th June 2016 the FIS Council has elected the Organisers of the 2021 FIS Freestyle & Snowboard, Nordic and Alpine events as well as for the 2020 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CXC Membership Registration is Now OPEN

June 09, 2016 – As a regional organization, the Central Cross Country Ski Association has over 2,000 members. These members are the backbone of our organization, representing many important roles and positions in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Announces Coaches for the FISU 2017 Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan

June 08, 2016 – Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce the coaches selected for the FISU 2017 Universiade taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from January 29 to February 8, 2017. Team leader … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Big Thunder 2016 High Performance Summer Training Camp July 13-17 – Registration is Now OPEN

June 07, 2016 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The Big Thunder Nordic High Performance training camp will take place between July 13-17 2016. This camp is intended for athletes age 13 and older. Camp … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Backcountry XC Skiing in Alaska with Eric Packer

June 06, 2016 (Alaska) – Check out this great backcountry skiing video by US skier, Eric Packer, with APU who won his first national title on the final day of the 2016 U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith Nominated to Serve as a Member of IOC

June 05, 2016 – The IOC Executive Council announced that Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President Tricia Smith has been nominated to serve as a member of the IOC. If elected, she will serve … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Director of Sports Education @ United States Ski and Snowboard Association

June 04, 2016 – The Director of Sports Education is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive education and certification system designed to ensure USSA member clubs and coaches in all … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 Winter Universiade – Canadian Rankings and Selection Process

June 03, 2016 – The 28th Winter Universiade is taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from January 29 to February 8, 2017. Selected athletes for these World University Games (WUG) will be contacted by email. If … READ MORE → 0 comments

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APU Hosts Masters Camp – July 27-30

June 02, 2016 (Alaska) – This summer APU is hosting a masters on-snow ski camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. Come experience glacier training, just as APU’s Elite team and Olympians Kikkan … READ MORE → 0 comments

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16th FIS Leaders‘ Seminar to be Held in Cancun

June 01, 2016 – Serving as an excellent opportunity to learn and share, the annual FIS Leaders’ Seminar for the FIS developing ski nations will be held during the 50th FIS Congress week … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coaching Opportunity @ University of Guelph

May 31, 2016 (Guelph, ON) – The University of Guelph is seeking a qualified coach for it’s Varsity Nordic Ski Team for approximately 6 months from Sept-Feb. Duties include developing training programs, running fall and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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First AWAD Comp-Dev Course for Para-Nordic Coaches Completed in Canmore

May 30, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s first group of Comp-Dev trained para-Nordic ski coaches completed their training at the Bill Warren Training Centre in Canmore, AB May 14-15. Coaches from Ontario, Alberta and British … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Summer Program Coordinator @ ParaSport Ontario

May 29, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – ParaSport Ontario is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist the ParaSport Ontario staff with a number of activities during the summer months.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Rio Ban Doubtful but Will Zika Virus Derail the Games ?

May 28, 2016 – Despite mounting evidence and allegations of doping it seems unlikely that world sporting authorities will prevent Russian athletes from competing at the Rio 2016 Games says Alan Abrahamson in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Q&A with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper

May 27, 2016 – Two weeks before the upcoming 50th edition of the FIS Congress in Cancun, Mexico, FIS Newsflash took the opportunity to sit down with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and … READ MORE → 1 comment

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CCC High Performance Coaching Seminar a Great Success

May 26, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada’s High Performance Coaching Seminar occurred from May 6-8 and was a resounding success. The seminar represented the largest gathering of high performance coaches from … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Yorker Rides Across USA on Bixi Style Bike – Citi Bike Hits Him with $1,200 Late Fee

May 25, 2016 (Santa Monica, CA) – We know lots of Nordic skiers ride bikes but never like this. Jeffrey Tenenhaus, formerly of New York City, rode a Citi Bike Motivate bike (formerly Bixi) across … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Italy Announces 2016/17 Cross-Country Ski Team

May 24, 2016 – The Italian Winter Sports Federation has announced the 2016/2017 Italian National Cross Country Ski Team. The team will be broken up into World Cup, A and B/U25 teams, with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Athletes, Coaches and Leaders Receive Annual Awards at USSA Congress

May 23, 2016 (Park City, UTAH) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recently recognized accomplished athletes, coaches and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during the USSA Congress. The awards … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NANANordic Continues to Evolve in Rural Alaska with Special Guest Beckie Scott

May 22, 2016 (Barrow, Alaska) – Earlier this April in Barrow, Alaska, one of the most Northern inhabited towns in the world, two Olympic Nordic skiers sat in a school gym watching the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Strength & Conditioning Intern @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific in Victoria, B.C.

May 21, 2016 (Victoria, BC) – We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as a Strength & Conditioning Intern. The intern will join our world class Strength and Conditioning … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2016 Cross Country Canada Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The 2016 CCC Annual General Meeting will be hosted by Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada in Canmore, AB from June 16-18, 2016, at the Ramada Inn, 1402 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SnowSports Industries America to Uphold January Snow Show Dates

May 19, 2016 (Nashville, TN) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) announces today the change of its recently announced plan to shift the SIA Snow Show and On-Snow Demo dates in late 2017. After … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Annual Female Athlete & Coach Survey – June 5 Deadline

May 18, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes & coaches to complete our annual survey. We use the responses to this survey to plan our initiatives so … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessie Diggins Partners with Swix Sport USA

May 17, 2016 (Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport USA Inc. is pleased to welcome 2016 World Cup Champion Jessie Diggins as a Swix sponsored athlete. A steadfast competitor, Diggins has rocketed up the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Project Assistant, Summer Intern @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

May 16, 2016 – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the summer intern position of Project Assistant. In less than three years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Canmore, AB) – Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the Olympic winter sport of biathlon, is seeking to fill the position of Athlete and Coach Development Manager. A national sport federation located in … READ MORE → 0 comments