Archive | December, 2004

Crooks and Betcherman Take Sprint Gold in Thunder Bay

December 31, 2004 – Here are the results from the men’s and women’s Free Sprint at Big Thunder, in Thunder Bay:
Senior Men Free Sprint
1. Sean Crooks
2. Jeff Ellis
3. Rob Bewick
4. Mark … READ MORE →

Betcherman and Butler Top Podium in Haywood Canada Cup Action

December 31, 2004 – Here are the results of the men’s and women’s classic 10km at the Haywood Canada Cup, at Big Thunder:
Open Women 10 Km Classic
1. Tasha Betcherman
2. Karla Mika
3. Andrea … READ MORE →

Haywood Canada Cup / Eastern Canadian Notice

December 30, 2004 – Please note that the Race Notice for the Haywood Canada Cup / Eastern Canadian and Quebec/Ontario Cup event scheduled for January 29 & 30 in Gatineau is now available. Updates … READ MORE →

White Mountain Classic 30k

December 30, 2004 – The Mount Washington Nordic Club and the Jackson Ski
Touring Foundation are hosting the First Annual White Mountain Classic 30K, to be held at the Jackson Ski Touring Center on Saturday, January … READ MORE →

Seventh Annual Avalanche Awareness Days

December 29, 2004 – Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) invite you to a weekend of adventure and education in the Canadian Rockies at Lake Louise for the seventh annual CAC … READ MORE →

Ice Hotel Celebrates Five Years

December 29, 2004 – Work on the Ice Hotel began in early December and will be completed just two short weeks from now. Lead by Mr. Denis Cantin, Director of Production, the Ice Hotel … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Brings Strong Values to CODA’s Team Sport For Life

December 27, 2004 – Two of Canada’s most decorated female athletes have joined the fight to reduce tobacco use among Alberta’s youth as part of CODA’s Sport For Life program in partnership with AADAC.
Olympic gold … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cups 2005

December 25, 2004 – Alberta will host world cup cross-country ski races next year in Canmore. It will be the first time the races have been held in Canada in a decade, and will be … READ MORE →

2005 Winter Universiade Cross Country Team Finalized

December 24, 2004 – Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), as the Canadian representative of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU), and Cross Country Canada are pleased to announce the athletes and staff that will represent … READ MORE →

An Open Letter to Ontario Athletes, Coaches and Parents

December 23, 2004 – Each year the racing schedule in Ontario is subject to many influences. This coming year,
the racing schedule has been impacted by a combination of factors that has resulted in a
particularly difficult … READ MORE →

Athletes Selected for National Team Trips Jan/Feb 2005

December 22, 2004 – CCC congratulates the following athletes who have been named to the 2005 World Championship team and the OPA Cup/World Under 23 Championship team.
2005 World Championships Team
-Sara Renner
-Beckie Scott
-Milaine Theriault
-Tara Whitten
-Chandra Crawford … READ MORE →

Rossi Rocks out of the Blocks

December 21, 2004 – One month into the World Cup season, Rossignol athletes, with a full package (skis, boots and bindings), wasted little time showing their dominance in all Nordic disciplines.
On the men’s cross-country circuit, … READ MORE →

Freeman Wins Banknorth 10K

December 21, 2004- Home for the holidays, 2002 Olympian
Justin Freeman from Andover, NH took a quick trip up to Stowe, VT for the
Banknorth Eastern Cup 10km freestyle cross-country ski race on Sunday, Decemeber 20. He … READ MORE →

Canada’s Jeffries and Theriault Golden At Haywood Nor-Am

December 20, 2004 – Canada’s Chris Jeffries and Milaine Theriault stomped down some early season authority against most of the nation’s elite cross-country ski racers this week, winning their fourth gold medal each at the … READ MORE →

Christmas Arrives Early For Canada’s Cross-Country Skiers

December 19, 2004 – Canada’s Sara Renner overcame a terrible start, which resulted in a crash and getting trampled on, to post her best distance race result of the season, finishing 16th at a World … READ MORE →

Alberta Centennial World Cup Plans Announced

December 18, 2004 – Alberta will host world cup cross-country ski races next year in
Canmore. It will be the first time the races have been held in Canada in a
decade, and will be one of … READ MORE →

Canada’s Clegg Posts Seasons Best Finish

December 18, 2004 – Canada’s Robin Clegg powered his way into the top-30 in the men’s 12.5- kilometre pursuit, finishing 27th in Östersund, Sweden on Friday.
With gusting winds playing havoc on the shooting range, Clegg … READ MORE →

Crawford and Jewett Bully Their Way to Victory in Madshus Sprints

December 17, 2004 – Canada’s Chandra Crawford and Gordon Jewett dashed to the top of the podium in the Madshus Sprint at a Haywood NorAm event, the nation’s premiere development cross-country skiing race series, in … READ MORE →

Difficult Day For Canucks At World Cup

December 15, 2004 – Canada’s Sara Renner and George Grey suffered to find their top form during a World Cup cross-country skiing sprint, finishing 22nd and 46th respectively, in Asiago, Italy on Tuesday.
Renner of Canmore, … READ MORE →

W.L. Gore Sponsor Winter Trails

December 15, 2004 – W.L. Gore & Associates, makers of
Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabrics, will again sponsor Winter Trails, a
free national program that introduces the public to snowshoeing and, new
this year, cross country skiing. The program … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott and Christine Nordhagen Spread Healthy Message

December 14, 2004 – Two of Canada’s most decorated female athletes have joined the fight to reduce tobacco use among Alberta’s youth as part of CODA’s Sport For Life program in partnership with AADAC.
Olympic gold … READ MORE →

Canada’s Myslicki Qualifies for 2006 Olympic Games

December 13, 2004 – Canada’s World Cup nordic combined athletes, Max Thompson and Jason Myslicki, both powered their way into the top-15 at a World Cup B event on Sunday in Steamboat Springs, USA.
Calgary’s Thompson, … READ MORE →

Haywood Canada Cup – Day 2

December 13, 2004 – Canada’s Chris Jeffries and Milaine Theriault were both golden for a second straight day in cross-country ski racing at the Haywood Canada Cup in Forêt Montmorency, Quebec on Sunday.
The weekend’s double-golden … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott’s Refreshed Approach To Racing

December 12, 2004 – Beckie Scott hit the start line for the first time since announcing her commitment to racing for Canada through to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, and picked up exactly where she … READ MORE →

Haywood Canada Cup – Day 1

December 12, 2004 – Chris Jeffries and Milaine Theriault battled through thick, heavy snow to claim gold at the Haywood Canada Cup in Foret Montmorency, Quebec on Saturday, December 11.
The event, loaded with the countries … READ MORE →

15 Shopping Days Left For Project Podium Calendar

December 10, 2004 – The Project Podium calendar is the ideal Christmas gift for relatives, friends, teachers, hosts and hostesses, thank yous, etc. It makes a statement about your life-style and promotes that incredible … READ MORE →

More Fund-Raising Magic on Silver Star Mountain

December 10, 2004 – But the unlikely happened! When the dust cleared and the VISA slips were totalled, the bottom line said $20,000. Norm Crerar and his team from Silver Star Nordic and … READ MORE →

Able-Bodied AAP Selection Criteria for 2005/2006 Carding Support

December 7, 2004 – The following link outlines the criteria to access Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program funding for the 2005/06 season.
AAP Criteria:
Note: The National Ski Team Criteria is an important part of … READ MORE →

Canada’s Clegg Nears Top-30 At Biathlon World Cup

December 6, 2004 – Robin Clegg hovered on the edge of a top-30 finish in the opening 12.5 kilometre pursuit of the Biathlon World Cup season in Beitostolen, Norway.
The 27-year-old from Ottawa finished … READ MORE →

Elk Mountains Grand Traverse Challenge

December 4, 2004 – Mountains Grand Traverse is a one-of-a-kind event in the United States. The backcountry ski race is a test of endurance and smarts, following the mail routes that connected the Colorado mining … READ MORE →

Sara Renner Finishes Seventh At World Cup

December 4, 2004 – Canada’s Sara Renner sprinted to a seventh-place result through the narrow streets of Bern, Switzerland in a cross-country skiing World Cup event on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Canmore, Alta. native, whose father is … READ MORE →

2005 WADA Prohibited List: Summary Of Revisions

December 2, 2004 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to summarize for the Canadian sport community the most significant revisions that will appear on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2005 … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Preview

December 1, 2004 – The first World Cup Biathlon competition of the season will be held tomorrow in Beitostølen, Norway. Most of the teams have been in Norway training and competing already, either in Beitostølen … READ MORE →

VANOC Job Opportunity

Director, Nordic Sports

December 1, 2004 – VANOC has recently posted a notice for a competition for the position of “Director – Nordic Sport” for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Information on this position and competition can … READ MORE →