Archive | October, 2005

Haywood Report: Training in T-Bay

October 31, 2005 – This past month and a half have been spent training at my home in Thunder Bay with the NTDC. So for we have done a lot of quality training together. We … READ MORE →

The Keski: National Tourism’s Event of the Year

October 30, 2005 – Fresh off its bronze medal award at the 2005 Quebec Tourism Awards, among festivals and tourism events, the Keski has risen even higher and achieved national recognition. We are very … READ MORE →

Level 4 TD Update Seminar Preliminary Information

October 30, 2005 – Cross Country Canada, in cooperation with Cross Country Alberta, will present an interactive National TD (Level 4) Update seminar in the context of the Canmore World Cup events.This will be a … READ MORE →

A Norwegian Visit to Canada

October 29, 2005 – To view the video produced by the junior skiers at the Strindheim Ski Club (Trondheim, Norway) visit the following link: click on “Trykk her for Ã¥ se filmen fra Canada!”NOTE: The … READ MORE →

2007 Project Podium Calendar: Photo Contest Guidelines

October 29, 2005 – Once again, Cross Country Canada is encouraging cross-country skiers everywhere to become part of our team in creating next year’s Project Podium Calendar! Submit your favorite cross-country skiing photos this … READ MORE →

Introduction to Community Coach Course Rescheduled

October 28, 2005 – The Introduction to Community Coach Course has been rescheduled to November 18-19, 2005. It was originally scheduled Oct. 28-29.Cost: $65, payable to Fort Saskatchewan Nordic Ski Club and includes your workshop … READ MORE →

Team ’88 Nordic Reunion at Canmore World Cup 2005

October 28, 2005 – Were you involved with the Olympic events in Canmore in 1988? Were you a sport volunteer, venue volunteer, coach, athlete, OCO staff member? Then, dig out your Team ‘88 … READ MORE →

Athletes Support Italy on Doping: IOC, WADA Lobby to Ease Strict Laws

October 28, 2005 – Cross-country ski hero Beckie Scott is livid at the frantic lobbying by Olympic officials to get strict anti-doping laws in Italy — which can include jail sentences — relaxed for the … READ MORE →

2006 United States National Snowshoe Championship Series

October 28, 2005 – It has been a busy ‘off-season’ for the United States Snowshoe Association. As preparations for the Sixth Annual U.S. National Snowshoe Championships continue at the Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton Valley … READ MORE →

Nordic Program Supervisor at Sun Peaks Resort Needed

October 28, 2005 : The following is a CCBC Job Posting: POSITION: Nordic Program Supervisor DEPARTMENT: Nordic Department #7 STATUS: Full time, SeasonalREPORTS TO:Risk Management & Safety Programs DirectorQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:· OFA Level 3, OEC … READ MORE →

Grey and Kershaw get Pure Determination Funding

October 27, 2005 – The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), announced today the names of the final 20 Canadian high performance athletes who have been awarded a … READ MORE →

Grade 5 SnowPass is Back!

October 26, 2005- In Grade 5 or Born in 1995? Want to Ski and Ride for Free this Winter?Then you need a Grade 5 SnowPass!The Grade 5 SnowPass provides kids in Grade 5 (or … READ MORE →

Canadian Birkie Needs Committee Members

October 26, 2005 – Listed here are current vacancies as of October 2005. Please help us fill these important committee positions as soon as possible. LOPPET COMMITTEE VACANCIES Chief of Stadium Set Up/Take … READ MORE →

Silver Star Nordic Festival 2005

October 26, 2005 – Join the festivities at the Silver Star Mountain Resort Nordic Festival, where you can try the latest products fromthe biggest Nordic ski equipment suppliers, and compete in the recreational and nationally … READ MORE →

CCC Implements Minimum Coaching Qualifications

October 26, 2005 – Cross Country Canada (CCC) is implementing minimum mandatory training for all individuals coaching children in all CCC-affiliated clubs. After several years of development, implementation was launched last year with the … READ MORE →

Canadian World Cup Preparation Update

October 26, 2005 – Check out the organizers’s websites for more information. Start lists will be posted soon so you can see all of of the European ski heros racing on our turf!Canmore: … READ MORE →

Online Reg For TD Banknorth Craftsbury Marathon Open Soon

October 25, 2005 – Online registration for the TD Banknorth Craftsbury Marathon opens November 1, 2005 for the January 28, 2006 event. The Marathon, presented by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, is the largest cross-country … READ MORE →

Atomic XC Camp Update

October 25, 2005 Dear Campers, just a short update that I hope finds you in good health and ready for the XC season.It is a bit warm in the west but a big weather change … READ MORE →

SIA Founder Jim Weinstein Passes Away

October 24, 2005 – Jim Weinstein, one of the original founders of the trade organization that became SIA, and four decades corporate counsel to the organization, was 101 years old when he died on Oct. … READ MORE →

Edmonton’s Nordic Fair & Ski Swap – November 6

New Venue!

October 24, 2005 – The best opportunity in Edmonton to buy and sell used cross-country equipment! The swap will take place Sunday, November 6 between 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Here is the information:Change in … READ MORE →

Swede Larsson Wins Fourth Straight World Cup Opener

October 23, 2005 – For the fourth consecutive year, Sweden’s Peter Larsson won the season-opening World Cup cross country sprint alongside the Rhine River Saturday while Marit Bjoergen of Norway won the women’s race for … READ MORE →

Norway Sweeps Team Sprints In World Cup Opener

October 23, 2005 – Norwegians teams swept both ends of the opening cross country team sprint event Sunday in 55-degree weather. World champions Marit Bjoergen and Hilde G. Pedersen took the women’s six-leg competition by … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Women Crack Top-15 In Team Sprint Relay

October 23, 2005 – Canada sent a team that combines veteran leadership with youthful energy to the start line on Sunday when Sara Renner and Chandra Crawford competed in the women’s World Cup team sprint … READ MORE →

Elan Celebrates 60 Years

October 22, 2005 – Congratulations to Elan Skis, the Slovenian ski company celebrating its 60th anniversary. Earlier this month, Elan, known for its innovations in the ski industry for the past six decades, began year-long … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Mourns Death of Executive Director

October 22, 2005 – It is with profound sadness that the Canadian Olympic Committee wishes to advise the Canadian sport community and our many partners and friends of the death last night of Mark … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Skiers Get Feet Wet In World Cup Kickoff

October 22, 2005 – Canada’s top nordic skiers got their feet wet – literally – while sprinting along the banks of the Rhine in their opening World Cup cross-country skiing sprint event of the season … READ MORE →

ICE Assignments 2005-2006

October 21, 2005 – The CAD committee is pleased to annouce the selection of the following coaches for the International Coaching Experience (ICE) Program. These experiences are designed to complement provincial level experiences, by giving … READ MORE →

FIS Popular Race Seminar

November 18-19

October 21, 2005 – Taking place at the Hilton Airport Hotel inMinneapolis, MN, the Chairman of the FIS Popular Race Subcommittee, Paddy Field (GBR) will present a seminar for the organizers and officials of FIS-level … READ MORE →

Canadian World Cups December 2005

October 21, 2005 – Sovereign Lake will be hosting a FIS World Cup December 10 & 11, 2005. More information on this event can be found at: www.sovereignlake2005.caCanmore will be hosting FIS World … READ MORE →

US Team’s Lake Placid Camp

Altitude Down, Intensity Up

October 20, 2005 – U.S. cross country athletes are winding down a training camp designed to take advantage of closer-to-sea level elevation while they cranked up the intensity on their daily workouts.“It’s been a good … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Fall Tuning

October 20, 2005 – The summer has come to an end and it is time to get geared up for the final stretch into the racing season. We recently completed a two week … READ MORE →

CCA Fall Workshop Highlights

October 20, 2005 – Here is the information on the upcoming CCA Fall Workshop in Red Deer, Alberta:When: October 22, 20058:30 am – 4:00pmWhere: Red Deer College,Main Building, Rooms 2401/2404Special Workshop Presentations:This year … READ MORE →

Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Sportif 2005 Reminder

October 19, 2005 – Less than two weeks left to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2005!There are only nine days left to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2005. A reminder that registrations and … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: The Latest Intensity

October 19, 2005 – With the temperatures getting colder and colder and days becoming shorter it is an obvious sign that winter is well on its way. This means that the upcoming ski season … READ MORE →

Alex Nilsson Completes 6100km Trek Across Canada in 95 Days

October 18, 2005 -After 95 days and 6100km of rollerskiing (that’s 64.2km per day!) 70 year old Alex Nilsson has completed his trek across Canada, becoming the first person ever to rollerski across the country.Alex … READ MORE →

Exel Racing Team Update: Walking in a Sponsor’s Shoes

Octobe 18, 2005 – I have heard it said that one couldn’t truly understand someone else’s position on an issue until they have walked a mile in that person’s shoes. Over the past year and … READ MORE →

Koos Pursues Masters at Westminster

October 17, 2005 – While schools are reopening across the nation and tens of millions of students are heading back to class, Olympic skier Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) is taking a break from his graduate … READ MORE →

USOC Coach Education Resources

October 17, 2005 – The USA’s Olympic committee publishes some advanced level coaching articles at the following web links.
Web Based Coaching Magazine (Subscription Available)

Sports Medicine Pages

Fischer And Carrera Announce New Partnership

October 17, 2005 – Carrera has signed a two year contract to sponsor Team FSx. Eli Brown, Fischer Nordic Racing Manager has brought Carrera on to help American Cross Country Ski racers compete at the … READ MORE →

Winter Has Arrived In Okanagan

OCtober 16, 2005 – Winter has arrived at both Big White and Silver Star Ski Resorts in BC’s Okanagan.
All the crews are madly trying to wrap up the summer construction in time for opening day, … READ MORE →

Get Waxed To Support Aspiring Ski Racers

October 16, 2005 – Alpine Canada’s Pontiac GMC Ski Wax Days will be held across the country in support of Canada’s local ski clubs and future Olympians.
With ski season just around the corner, local ski … READ MORE →

Selkirk Mountain Experience At Lake Placid

October 16, 2005 – Selkirk Mountain Experience (Rudy Bellinger) is coming to Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Weds. Night October 26 from 7pm to 9pm. The show is presented by High Peaks … READ MORE →

CCC Announcement – Düsseldorf Trip Selection

October 15, 2005 – Cross Country Canada recognizes that the process related to the selection of an alternate skier to compete in the World Cup competitions in Düsseldorf on 22 and 23 October were flawed. … READ MORE →

NST Uphill Time Trial Results

October 15, 2005 – A rollerski time trial was conducted by National Ski Team staff in Canmore on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005. In the interest of ensuring comparability between performances four pairs of rollerskis … READ MORE →

Canmore Nordic Centre On Schedule

October 15, 2005 – The $16 million upgrade to the Canmore Nordic Centre is on schedule and should be completed in time for Canmore to host the World Cup of cross-country skiing in December. And … READ MORE →

USSA Membership Deadline Tomorrow

October 14, 2005 – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association members can save now by sending their membership renewal form and payment prior to Saturday, Oct. 15.
“We are encouraging athletes to return their membership information as … READ MORE →

CCC Recruitment Initiatives for Children For 2005-2006

October 14, 2005 – CCC Recruitment Initiatives for Children are back in 2005/06!
Ski Tournament. The principal objective of a Ski Tournament is to bring together elementary school age children for a memorable and … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Race Notice

October 13, 2005 – Here is a race notice about the Haywood NORAM on November 26 and 27.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2004 Mens’ Continuous Pursuit
Womens’ Continuous Pursuit
SUNDAY, NOV, 27, 2004 Madshus National … READ MORE →

Atomic and Genuine Health Join NST Supplier Pool

October 12, 2005 – The National Ski Team is pleased to welcome Atomic Nordic Canada, a division of Amer Sports’ Corporation and Genuine Health as its newest Supplier Pool members.
Genuine Health is a leader in … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Happy Thanksgiving

October 12, 2005 – Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I get so excited for my mom’s amazing turkey dinner. The stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin pie combo are truly ingenious. Not … READ MORE →