Archive | December, 2003

Are You On The List?

 December 30, 2003- Attention all CCC Licence Holders: a list of CCC Licence Holders as of December 29, 2003 is provided. If you have applied but are not listed please contact

Seasons Greetings

We wish you all the very best through the holidays and new year. Thank you for your support and interest. Please note that during the Holiday period, postings will be intermittent. We expect to resume … READ MORE →

Marchands Unis Purchases Andre Lalonde

December 23, 2003 – Quebec City-based Marchands Unis, who sell Bonelli bikes across Canada, has recently expanded it's foothold in the sporting goods industry by purchasing Andre Lalonde Sport, a well-known and respected chain of … READ MORE →

Boxing Day Cross Country Skiing Special

December 24, 2003 –  There will be a   National Boxing Day Special on CBC Radio on Cross-Country Skiing.  The show will be based on Blow Me Down Ski Park in Corner Brook  Newfoundland & Labrador. … READ MORE →

World Junior Team Named

December 22, 2003 – Cross Country Canada Congratulates the following athletes, their clubs and coaches that were named to the Canadian Team for the 2004 World Junior Championships in Stryn Norway:Amanda Ammar, Edmonton NordicPerianne Jones, … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott To Get Gold!

December 18 2003 –  The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has decided to uphold the requests for arbitration filed by the Norwegian athletes Thomas Alsgaard, Frode Estil and Kristen Skjeldal and by the Canadian … READ MORE →

Vermonters Top Banknorth Eastern Cup

December 20 (Bolton Valley, VT) – UVM's Lowell Bailey set the pace around the mountainous 10km course at Bolton Valley. Skating to an 11 second win in the Banknorth Eastern Cup race, just ahead of … READ MORE →

Cobra R-Series Bindings Upgraded

December 16, 2003 – Rottefella, the industry leader in cross-country, backcountry touring and telemark bindings, has improved its line of R-series telemark bindings for '04/'05. Introduced last year, Rottefella's R8 and R6 hardwire bindings offer … READ MORE →

Haywood Nor Am Canada Cup/World Jr. Trials

December 18, 2003 – The Madshus sprints kick off the opening race at this season's World Junior Championship trial races. The races will be used to select a Canadian team for the World Junior Championships … READ MORE →

Skiers Can Help Yellowstone w/Snowmobile Rule

December 18, 2003 – A federal court ruling against the Bush administration's snowmobile plan for Yellowstone National Park will create short-term hardship for some businesses outside Yellowstone, but will be a boon to others and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Devon Kershaw Caps Off Golden Day

December 19, 2003 – The sun rose and set with a golden glare on Canada's cross-country ski athletes Thursday. While Canadians from coast-to-coast woke to the early-morning news that Beckie Scott, of Vermillion, Alta., had … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Press Conference Audio File

December 19, 2003 – Did you miss Canada's Beckie Scott's historic press conference yesterday? Well, you can still listen to her here:Beckie Scott's Gold Medal Press Conference:

Rottefella Introduces NNN-BC Magnum

December 18, 2003 – Rottefella, the industry leader in cross country and telemark bindings, introduces the NNN-BC Magnum, which takes to a new level the performance of their best-selling NNN BC binding for backcountry touring … READ MORE →

President’s Council Launches Winter Sports Clinic

December 17, 2003 -The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) will join SnowSports Industries America (SIA) to celebrate Winter Trails Day by sponsoring a free winter sports clinic on January 17, 2004, from … READ MORE →

Congratulations Beckie Scott!

December 18, 2003 – Canada's cross-country ski community is united in celebrating the news that Beckie Scott will finally be awarded her Olympic gold medal.Scott was awarded the gold medal when the International Olympic Committee … READ MORE →

Backcountry Tour Operators Form New Association

“Backcountry ski tour operators of Canada, unite!” could be the slogan for the newly-formed Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia. Spokesperson Tannis Dakin proprietress of Sorcerer Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains says, “backcountry lodges in B.C. … READ MORE →

Canada Scott Sprints To Top 10 at World Cup

December 16, 2003 – Canada's Beckie Scott sprinted back into familiar territory, finishing ninth at a World Cup cross-country ski stop in Val di Fiemme, Italy on Tuesday.The 29-year-old Scott, who was one of 43 … READ MORE →

New Cobra R-Series Bindings

December 16, 2003 –  Rottefella, the industry leader in cross-country,  backcountry touring and telemark bindings, has improved its line of R-series telemark bindings for '04/'05. Introduced last year, Rottefella's R8 and R6  hardwire bindings offer … READ MORE →

Calgary Haywood Securities Increases Prize Money

December 15, 2003 – The organizers of the Haywood Securities Nor Am in Calgary have managed to increase the prize money by 50%. New prize money schedule is available here:

Ontario Winter Games 2004

December 15, 2003 – Information concerning the 2004  Ontario Winter Games can be now found at the following link:

Big Names at World Cup Ski Marathon Opener

December 14, 2003 – Maurizio Pozzi will be wearing the #1 race number as he was the winner of the past edition, the 'Forestale' won la Sgambeda in 1993 and most importantly the FIS Marathon … READ MORE →

Olympic Mom Grabs First Cross Country Gold

December 15, 2003 – Canada's Milaine Theriault took the next major step on Sunday in her quest to get beck into top international racing form since giving birth to a baby boy this summer. The … READ MORE →

NorAm and World Cup Update

December 14, 2003 – The Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team received a collective taste of what life is like on both ends of the high-performance sport spectrum in less than 12 hours, while competing in Viessmann … READ MORE →

Canada’s Myslicki Continues Historic Season

December 12, 2003 -Canada's Jason Myslicki fought hard against some stiff international competition, gaining experience and confidence with every stride, in Saturday's mass start nordic combined race in Val di Fiemme, Italy.Points were awarded to … READ MORE →

Sport for Life Encourages Tobacco Free Activity

December 12, 2003 – Sport For Life is a partnership of Alberta Health and Wellness, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) and CODA, the Calgary Olympic Development Association, that uses sport to promote … READ MORE →

Canada’s Myslicki Battles Injuries and Altitude

December 12, 2003 – Canada's first World Cup nordic combined athlete, Jason Myslicki, had a difficult day at 1,800 metres above sea level, with a torn hamstring, and was not able to finish the Gundersen … READ MORE →

Fundraising Magic on Silver Star Mountain

December 11, 2003 – November is the month where cross-country skiers from all over North America flock, sparrow-like, to Silver Star Mountain in British Columbia. Since Marty Hall blessed the Mountain as an early season … READ MORE →

Selection Committee For Junior Worlds Team

December 9, 2003 – The selection committee for the 2004 World Junior Championship Canadian Team will be: Anton Scheier – CCC High Performance Director, Patti Kittler – Coaching representative NSTC, Alain Masson – Coaching representative … READ MORE →

Alberta Jackrabbit Leader Course Rescheduled

December 9, 2003 – The Jackrabbit Leader 2 course scheduled for Sunday, December 6 in Edmonton has been moved to Sunday, December 14. Contact the CCA Office for more information:

Egan Named New USSA Trustee

December 5, 2003 (Park City, Utah) – John M. Egan, retired founder, chairman and CEO of Arris Group, has been named a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, announced Foundation Vice President … READ MORE →

Skoki Lodge Rated Top Ten

December 8, 2003 – Lake Louise's Skoki Lodge was rated in the “Top 10 Winter Hideaways” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine (December 2003/January 2004). The magazine states, “you can learn a lot from the old … READ MORE →

Canadian Duo Battle At World Cup

December 8, 2003 – Canada's top-two cross-country skiers, Beckie Scott and Sara Renner, teamed up to finish ninth on Sunday while representing the nation in the team sprint relay discipline at a World Cup competition … READ MORE →

ispo BrandNew Awards

December 8, 2003 – After another long day of review and deliberation, the international ispo BrandNew Awards jury selected the new winners – for the 9th time.The ispo BrandNew Awards continue to celebrate the truth … READ MORE →

Charmaine Crooks Named to WOA Executive Board

December 5, 2003 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is pleased to announce that Charmaine Crooks has been elected to the Executive Board of the World Olympians Association (WOA). At the WOA General … READ MORE →

Scott 12th, Renner 32nd in Italy

December 5, 2003 (Dobbiaco, Italy) – Canada's one-two cross-country skiing punch of Beckie Scott and Sara Renner may have traveled half way around the world to compete in their first World Cup event of the … READ MORE →

Asiago XC World Cup Cancelled

December 7, 2003 – The  President of the organizer committee of the World Cup of Asiago of December 16,  Francesco Gattolin, announced that the race is cancelled. The Golf Arena of Asiago theatre of the … READ MORE →

Saskatchewan NCCP Level 1 Course

December 6, 2003 – Jeff Whiting is leading a NCCP Level 1 Technical  Course on December 13 -14 in Saskatoon. Here are the details: This  course is an introduction to both general coaching and to … READ MORE →

USSA Announces 2003-2004 TV Schedule

December 4, 2003 – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association boasts an expansive television schedule this year, with 27 programs scheduled for broadcast throughout the 2003-04 season. Original programming includes eight hours of events on … READ MORE →

Egan Named New USSA Trustee

December 5, 2003 (Park City, Utah) – John M. Egan, retired founder, chairman and CEO of Arris Group, has been named a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, announced Foundation Vice President … READ MORE →

Alpina Starts Sledding With Hamax

December 5, 2003 – According to Steve Kvinlaug,  “We saw a nice complement to our existing winter products lines. All of the Hamax line is top quality, not junk and their SnoXross sled is very … READ MORE →

Attention Racers – Don’t Register Late!

Haywood NorAm Madshus Sprint Deadline

December 5, 2003 – Attention Racers! We don't want you to register late! Honest we don't! Its easier for us and for you if you register in good time. Please be considerate and register right … READ MORE →

GORE-TEX Sponsors Winter Trails Day

December 3, 2003 – W.L. Gore & Associates, inventors of GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER fabrics, has signed on as a national sponsor of SnowSports Industries America's (SIA) Winter Trails Day January 17, 2004, a free national … READ MORE →

Nina Gavriljuk New Gunstock Coach

December 2, 2003 – The Gunstock Nordic Ski Association (GNA) is proud to welcome four-time Russian Olympian, Nina Gavriljuk as their Nordic ski coach. An internationally-ranked skier from 1988 to the present, Gavriljuk has won … READ MORE →

Select Design Sponsors US Ski Team

December 2, 2003 – Select Design of Burlington, VT, a marketing services company specializing in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom-branded merchandise, has been named private-label producer and distributor of U.S. Ski and Snowboard … READ MORE →

Haywood National Team Report: Season Kick-Off

December 2, 2003 – This past weekend was the start to the highly anticipated 2003/04 ski season. The usual questions arise before the first person cracks the start wand and enters into a world of … READ MORE →

Callaghan Backcountry Lodge Opens

December 2, 2003 – Callaghan Backcountry Lodge opened for the winter season on Thursday, November 27th with the best early season conditions the area has seen in years. “We've received over a metre of new … READ MORE →

NCCSEF Reaches Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2003 – The National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) recently announced that it had reached its fundraising goal of $10,000 US to save the 2004, J1 Scandinavian Cup Team. The trip faced cancellation … READ MORE →