Archive | November, 2005

First Snowfall At La Sgambeda

November 30, 2005 – It’s snowing in the hills and Italian cross-country skiers are taking their skis out of their ski bags. Livigno has already prepared a two kilometre long training track and is getting … READ MORE →

CCC Officials Manuals

November 29, 2005 – The new Cross Country Canada Officials are available online at Cross Country Canada – CCC Officials’ Manual V3.0 Printed copies are available from CCA at a cost of $15 (including shipping … READ MORE →

Revised CPL 2004/2005 Lists

November 29, 2005 – As outlined previously the Canada Points List system is undergoing an upgrade for the 2005 2006 season.As part of this upgrade all FIS sanctioned races, and license holders have been integrated … READ MORE →

27 US Skiers Named For Canadian World Cups

November 28, 2005 – Twenty-seven skiers were named Saturday night to represent the U.S. Ski Team at five cross country World Cup races next month in Canada as part of the lead-up to the Olympics … READ MORE →

CCC Strategic Plan Draft Information

November 28, 2005 – Cross Country Canada is in the process of making a Strategic Plan from 2006 to 2014. The CCC Board is responsible for producing this document, and they have asked for review … READ MORE →

Canmore Snow Conditions Update

November 28, 2005 – While the unseasonably warm weather in Alberta has been great for all, it has delayed snowmaking at the Canmore Nordic Centre, and raised some doubt about the ability to host the … READ MORE →

National and Regional Officials Courses in December

November 28, 2005 – Regional Officials Opportunity: An Officials Course has been planned for the weekend of Dec. 10-11th inThunder Bay.Contact: Officials OpportunityAlso a reminder of the Level IV Canadian TD Update … READ MORE →

Amended NST Selection Criteria for 2005/06

November 28, 2005 – The NST Selection Criteria for 2005/06 have been amended to reflect the new Canada Points List system that is being introduced this season. To view the amended document please click … READ MORE →

Ski Wentworth Open House Saturday

November 27, 2005 – Nova Scotia’s Wentworth will host its Open House Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.-CSPS Ski Swap & SaleLooking for a good deal on used equipment? This is the … READ MORE →

WADA Launches Web-based Anti-Doping Management System

November 27, 2005 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the official launch of ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System), the web-based database management system that coordinates anti-doping activities worldwide under the … READ MORE →

Canada’s Sara Renner Completes Double Golden At Haywood Nor-Am

November 27, 2005 – Canada’s Sara Renner and Chris Jeffries won the opening Madshus cross-country skiing sprint event of season in the Hawyood NorAm series at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, B.C. on … READ MORE →

Todd Lodwick 11th In Season Opening Sprint

November 27, 2005 – Austrian Mario Stecher won the first nordic combined World Cup sprint Sunday, moving up from ninth place in the 7.5K race while Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 11th and Bill … READ MORE →

USA’ s Swenson Completes Career Best World Cup Weekend

November 27, 2005 – Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) completed the best World Cup weekend of his career Sunday, finishing 12th in a 15K freestyle race won by Norway’s Tore Ruud Hofstad.Hofstad led all the … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Applauds UN Olympic Truce Resolution

November 27, 2005 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) applauds the UN and, particularly, the support of the Government of Canada for participating earlier this week in … READ MORE →

Alan Alborn Back In Action

November 26, 2005 – Slovenian Robert Kranjec had a monster jump of 144.5 meters Saturday night and used that as a springboard to win the second World Cup big hill jumping meet of the day … READ MORE →

Swenson 11th In Finland World Cup

November 26, 2005 – Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Park City, UT), whose best results have come in skating races, raged through the final kilometers Saturday and finished 11th in a World Cup 15K classic technique … READ MORE →

Renner And Grey Win At Sovereign Lake

November 26, 2005 – Sara Renner and George Grey kicked off the 2005 Haywood NorAm cross-country ski series with gold medal performances on the World Cup course at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, … READ MORE →

Silver Star Mountain Resort Hosts \”Fast and Female\” event with Canada’s National Team Racers!

November 26, 2005 – Junior Nordic racers from throughout BC and Alberta got the chance to ski with their Olympic heroes yesterday at Silver Star Mountain Resort, at the “Fast and Female” event. The brainchild … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm Gets Underway on World Cup Trails Today in Vernon

November 26, 2005 – Sovereign Lake Nordic, host club to the 2005 FIS World Cup in December, will perform a systems run through on November 26 & 27, as they host the first races of … READ MORE →

USA’s Lodwick Ninth In Nordic Combined Opener

November 26, 2005 – Defending World Cup champion Hannu Manninen of Finland had the fastest 15K time Friday and, despite a steady rain, stormed to victory in the opening nordic combined World Cup of the … READ MORE →

XC Academy Clinic In Women’s Camps Winter 2005 – 2006

November 25, 2005 – Do you want to improve your downhill control on all trails? Do you want to progress to the next level in your skiing? Are you interested in participating in a positive … READ MORE →

Steamboat Springs Early Winter Nordic Camp

November 25, 2005 – Here is the information for the Steamboat Springs Early Winter Nordic Camp, coming up in two week’s time. The event is sponsored by: Ski Haus, The Nordic Link, Steamboat Touring Center, … READ MORE →

Exel Racing Team Update

Fresh Air Experience Joins Exel Racing Team and INDi2010

November 25, 2005 – Fresh Air Experience and the Independent Nordic Development Initiative for 2010 (INDi2010) are proud to announce a new partnership for the 2005/2006 ski season. The skis of the Exel Racing Team … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm Canada Cup on Tomorrow

November 24, 2005 (Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – The Haywood NorAm Canada Cup Cross Country Ski Races are being staged at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre this weekend, November 26 & 27.This is an International Ski Federation … READ MORE →

Romeo Dallaire Becomes Patron Of Biathlon Canada

November 23, 2005 – Biathlon Canada, the governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada, is extremely pleased to announce that Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C., C.D., (Ret’d), Senator, … READ MORE →

New Products In The CCC Online Store

November 22, 2005 – To visit the the CCC Online Store, just click on: there, you will see a list of categories by which you may shop, followed by a list of our featured items. … READ MORE →

Sport Canada Announces Increased Carding Allocation for Cross Country Canada

November 22, 2005 – Sport Canada recently announced an increased carding allocation to Cross Country Canada for the 2005/06 year and beyond. Cross Country Canada will now have an equivalent of twenty senior cards to … READ MORE →

CBC Pre-Olympic Broadcast Plans Include Canadian World Cups

November 22, 2005 – Cross Country Canada and CBC Television are pleased to announce that CBC will provide National coverage of the Nordic World Cups from Vernon and Canmore in December. The Olympic Season … READ MORE →

2005 CCA Lake Louise Camp Highlights

November 19, 2005 – It was great to see such a large bunch of athletes from all over Alberta skiing together at our three day camp at Lake Louise this weekend. For most of the … READ MORE →

Cypress Mountain Receives Early Blast

Hollyburn Jackrabbits Make Up for Lost Time

November 19, 2005 – Who would have thought! After a dismal snow season, the Hollyburn Jackrabbits got off to an unexpextant early start to the season on Nov 13 as 40 members of their group … READ MORE →

George Grey And Beckie Scott Win Sovereign Lake Time Trial

November 19, 2005 – George Grey and Beckie Scott captured top honours in a classic time trial today at Sovereign Lake Ski Trails. Dan Roycroft and Sara Renner captured the second place positions finishing a … READ MORE →

How To Make The U.S. Olympic XC Team

November 18, 2005 – With the 2006 Winter Olympics nearing, a common question is “How does one make the U.S. Olympic Ski or Snowboard Team?”NOTE: This information is designed to provide general background on Olympic … READ MORE →

Foundation for Athletes Sport Training Athlete Grant

November 18, 2005 – The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the Foundation for Athletes Sport Training (FAST) have partnered for the second year in order to deliver the Canada Games FAST Track athlete grant. … READ MORE →

Coaching Internship Positions

November 18, 2005 – Once again this year the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will be supporting the development of young coaches through the Coaching Internship Program (CIP). Final approval of the funding for this … READ MORE →

NorAm Super Tour Opens with Frigid Temps, Furious Racing

November 18, 2005 – With race-time temperatures just squeaking into the legal limit, Kris Freeman and Beckie Scott heated things up and dominated the season-opening Super Tour pursuits. In the men’s 10k + 10k, 57 … READ MORE →

Telluride Hosts Col. Norman D. Vaughan’s 100th Birthday Bash

November 17, 2005 – Legendary Alaskan explorer Colonel Norman D. Vaughan will celebrate his centennial birthday in December – along with a first-ever taste of champagne – at a restaurant atop the dramatic San Juan … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Cross Country Update

November 17, 2005 – World Cup berths for the races Dec. 10-18 in Canada are on the line in early SuperTour races. Kris Freeman won the first two events in below-subzero cold Nov. 5-6 in … READ MORE →

Ontario Paralympic Winter Championships

November 17, 2005 – The 2006 Ontario Paralympic Winter Championships, which includes cross-country ski events, is open to disabled skiers from other provinces/territories. Registration has officially opened! Visit the Paralympics Ontario website at to … READ MORE →

Volunteer Team in Place for 2005 World Cup

558 volunteers will get the job done

November 17, 2005 – Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, November 16, 2005 The Volunteer team for the 2005 Viessmann FIS World Cup to be held for December 10th and 11th at Sovereign Lake Nordic … READ MORE →

Great White North?

November 16, 2005 – For the rest of the team and I the ski season is well under way. I have just returned from Fairbanks, Alaska and was in Canmore just long enough to unpack, … READ MORE →

Silver Star Night Sprints

November 16, 2005 – On December 6, 2005 at the Silver Star Mountain Resortthe Silver Star Nordic Club will host the Silver Star Night Sprints Dash for Cash.Here is the race notice:December 6th 2005NAME OF … READ MORE →

Planning Underway for 33rd American Birkebeiner

November 16, 2005 – Registrations are climbing for the 33rd annual American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race slated Saturday, February 25, 2006.In addition to the 51 kilometer Subaru American Birkebeiner and 23 kilometer Kortelopet sponsored by … READ MORE →

Spotlight On The Best: Todd Lodwick

November 14, 2005 – Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), who turns 29 on Nov. 21, is the most successful nordic combined (ski jumping and cross country racing) skier in U.S. history. He’s won six World … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Sponsors Exel Racing Team

November 14, 2005 – The Independent Nordic Development Initiative for 2010, operator of the Exel Racing team is proud to announce an innovative new partnership with SkiTrax Magazine. SkiTrax joins the program as the team’s … READ MORE →

Vote For Cross-Country Skiing on NBC

November 13, 2005 – The Torino Winter Olympic Games are coming up in February and now you have a chance to tell NBC about your interest in cross-country skiing and perhaps influence them to show … READ MORE →

John \”Reddy\” Kennedy Joins SIA

November 13, 2005 – John “Reddy” Kennedy joins SIA’s team as Central Region Sales & Marketing Manager.Reddy comes to SIA after many years as director of online sales for Mountain Sports Media (MSM). Prior to … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Trying to Decide What to Do

November 11, 2005 – Trying to decide what to write about is difficult when you can’t even decide what you want to eat. Last week I visited the doctor to get a flue shot … READ MORE →

Team Visa 2006

November 11, 2005 – Some of Canada’s most unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic legends came together on November 10th to make their debut as Team Visa mentors, and to officially kick-off the Team Visa 2006 program. … READ MORE →

Adios SuperTour, Hello APU Races

November 10, 2005 – A lack of snow forced the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage organizers to cancel the cross country SuperTour races, scheduled for this weekend, on Wednesday. The Anchorage races, scheduled for Nov. … READ MORE →