Archive | February, 2005

Classic Day of Nordic Skiing at Banknorth New England Bill Koch League Festival

February 28 – Sun and crisp, cold, powder snow were indeed the icing on the cake for this year’s Banknorth Bill Koch League Ski Festival. As he corked kick wax into the kick zone … READ MORE →

Estes Park Winter Trails Attracks 1,000 + Snow Enthusiasts

February 28, 2005 – More than 1,000 people, mostly from the greater Denver/Boulder area, enjoyed a day on snowshoes in the Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for the 10th annual Winter Trails Day at … READ MORE →

Norwegians Sweep Podium At Nordic Ski Marathon Worlds

February 28, 2005 – The Norwegian men continued their dominance of the 2005 Nordic World Ski Championships after sweeping the podium in the men’s 50 kilometre classic mass start on Sunday in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Frode Estil … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Sixteenth at Nordic Worlds

February 26, 2005 – Beckie Scott led the Canadian charge finishing 16th in the women’s 30-kilometre classic cross-country skiing event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany on Saturday.
The Olympic gold medallist from … READ MORE →

Italians Win At Birkie 2005

February 26, 2005 – Marco Cattaneo and Lara Peyrot, both of Italy, skied to victory at the 51k Subaru American Birkebeiner in Hayward today. Cattaneo captured the championship at the 32nd annual cross-country ski race … READ MORE →

Canadian Men Breakthrough in Team Sprint

February 25, 2005 – In a great day for the Canadian’s Mens team program, George Grey and Devon Kershaw made their mark in the Worlds team sprint competition, finishing sixth out of 24 teams. … READ MORE →

COC Congratulates RBC Financial on their Continued Support of the Olympic Movement in Canada

February 24, 2005 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
congratulates RBC Financial on being named the exclusive national banking
partner by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Today s … READ MORE →

Canadian Men Finish Thirteenth At Worlds Team Relay

February 24, 2005 – Canada’s four-man squad finished a disappointing 13th in the men’s relay at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany on Thursday.
The young Canadian team, which consisted of 22-year-old Devon Kershaw … READ MORE →

The Canadian Olympic Committee Welcomes Increased Funding for Sport in

February 23, 2005 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is
pleased with the Martin government’s decision to increase funding for
amateur sport by an additional $20 million per year in the 2005 Budget. In addition, … READ MORE →

Sappada Winter Triathlon

February 23, 2005 – Sunday, March 6th 2005 is the date that you can’t forget.
Beginning with running, the race continues on a
mountain bike and then all the way down to the to … READ MORE →

2005 Banknorth New England Bill Koch League Festival

February 23 -The biggest event on the New England nordic calendar every year is the Banknorth Bill Koch League Festival, a weekend-long celebration of Nordic skiing and family fun. This weekend, February 26-27th, the Notchview … READ MORE →

Sara Renner Bronze Medallist 2005 In Nordic World Championship Sprint

February 22, 2005 – Sara Renner set Canadian ski history today with her come from behind bronze medal finish in the 2005 Nordic World Championship photo finish sprint. If the course had been a few … READ MORE →

Andy Newell 12th In Sprint Finals

Feb. 22 – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) battled his
way into finals of the men’s 1.2K classic technique sprint Tuesday at the
World Nordic Ski Championships. He eventually finished 12th with Vassili
Rotchev of Russia taking … READ MORE →

2005 Banknorth New England Bill Koch League Festival

February 22 – The biggest event on the New England nordic calendar every year is the Banknorth Bill Koch League Festival, a weekend-long celebration of Nordic skiing and family fun. This weekend, February 26-27th, the … READ MORE →

Silver Star Mountain Resort Announces new Silver Woods High Speed Quad

February 21, 2005 – A record-breaking season for skier-visits at Silver Star Mountain Resort
has given the green light to the much-anticipated Silver Woods
expansion for the winter of 2005-2006!
The official announcement of the Silver Woods expansion … READ MORE →

Ski Nationals Update 2

February 18, 2005 – After careful consideration of the options CCC is please to report that the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is confident they will be able to offer a fair and exciting Ski Nationals … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beckie Scott Kicks Off 2005 With Top-15

February 17, 2005 – Canada’s Beckie Scott opened the 2005 Cross-Country Skiing World Championships with a 14th-place finish in Oberstdorf, Germany on Thursday.
The 2002 Olympic gold medallist, of Vermilion, Alta., who took the first half … READ MORE →

Gunflint Trail First Annual Winter Tracks Festival

February 17, 2005 – The Gunflint Trail Association presents the first
annual Winter Tracks, a festival to celebrate snow, winter, and the bounty of outdoor recreation that awaits visitors to the Gunflint Trail. Some of today’Äôs … READ MORE →

Olympians, Canadian Olympic Committee Advocate for Bigger Slice of Federal Budget

February 15, 2005 – Olympians and members of Canada’s sport
community were on Parliament Hill today asking the federal government to
increase funding for sport in the upcoming budget to help more Canadian
athletes reach the podium … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee, Athletes Lobbying in Ottawa Today

February 15, 2005 – Olympians as well as members of the Canadian
Olympic Committee (COC), Sport Matters, the Canadian Paralympic Committee
(CPC) and representatives of Canada’s National Sport Federations are on
Parliament Hill today to advocate for … READ MORE →

Canada’s George Grey Back on Track

February 14, 2005 – The Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team struggled to find its best racing legs during their first World Cup event after a two-week intensive training camp in preparation for next week’s World Championships … READ MORE →

Crested Butte Senior Winter Games

February 13, 2005 – A new event for seniors,
ages 50 and older, is being introduced by The Gray Hares in Crested
Butte, Colorado. The Crested Butte Senior Winter Games, March 16 – 18,
will … READ MORE →

Canada’s Renner Charges Back At World Cup

February 13, 2005 – Canada’s Sara Renner overcame a miserable Saturday performance, heavy snowfall, along with icy and slushy conditions to finish 12th in the final World Cup race of the season on Sunday in … READ MORE →

Canada’s Kocher Gets Season’s Best Result at Biathlon World Cup

February 12, 2005 – Cesana San Sicario-Canada’s Zina Kocher kicked things into high gear, speeding around the new Olympic track to a season best 16th-place finish at the biathlon World Cup in Cesana San Sicario, … READ MORE →

Team Rossignol Update

February 10, 2005 – Karin Camenisch Wins the FIS Super Series Tour Team Rossignol’s Karin Camenisch put the hammer down in this past weekends sprint races with a display of dominance over the top skiers … READ MORE →

Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy One Year Away

February 9, 2005 – This Thursday, February 10 marks the one-year
countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Turin,
Italy which will be held on February 10, 2006.
The goal for the Canadian … READ MORE →

Madshus Sprints Cancelled at Western’s

February 9, 2005 – After two days of steady snow, organizers at Hinton Nordic awoke to bright clear skies and –24C temperatures on Sunday. Although the sun provided some warming over the day, the … READ MORE →

Roche and Wonsavage Win Banknorth Eastern Cup Pursuit at Putney

February 8, 2005 – Middlebury College’s Bryce Roche pulled ahead of a strong field of J1 skiers to win Sunday’s Banknorth Eastern Cup Putney Pursuit. While the sun shone on the racers, volunteers shoveled snow … READ MORE →

Canada’s Thompson Runs Out of Steam…

February 7, 2005 – Canada’s Max Thompson fought long and hard, but struggled to keep up with the pack during the 7.5 kilometre sprint at the nordic combined World Cup B event in Karpacz, Poland … READ MORE →

Canada’s Thompson PB’s At Nordic Combined World Cup

February 5, 2005 – Canada’s Max Thompson laboured through thick, soft snow to secure his best-ever result on European soil during the nordic combined World Cup B Gunderson event in Karpacz, Poland on Saturday.
Thompson powered … READ MORE →

Ice Palace Hotel Announced at Sun Peaks

February 5, 2005 -The Ice Palace Hotel, the first ice hotel on the West Coast, will open in December 2005 at Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia.
The interior appointments in the ice hotel will feature … READ MORE →

28cm of New Snow Falls Overnight At Whistler

February 4, 2005 – This morning, Whistler Blackcomb awoke
to fresh snow on the mountains and in Whistler Village. A frontal system
brought 28 centimetres or 11 inches of snow overnight.
“We are extremely excited about the … READ MORE →

VANOC Wraps Up Canadian Visit by IOC President

February 4, 2005 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is
encouraged by the confidence expressed in 2010 planning
by IOC President Jacques Rogge.
“We were inspired by the words of Jacques … READ MORE →

A Newborn Addition to Team Rossignol and Plenty of Results

Feb 1, 2005 It was a crazy weekend as Team Rossignol racers tackled four major cross-country ski events in various regions of the country. Over 1,000 skiers flocked to Vermont for the 24th annual Banknorth … READ MORE →

IOC President Praises Canada’s Plans to Own the Podium in 2010

February 1, 2005 – During the first day of his first visit to
Canada since Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Olympic Winter Games,
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge praised the winter
sport community’s plans to achieve … READ MORE →