Archive | December, 2005

American Spillane 22nd In Nordic Combined World Cup

December 30 – Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) saw his first World Cup action Friday and finished 22nd in a nordic combined individual event as the schedule resumed with the start of the German Grand … READ MORE →

USA’s Koos 15th In Czech Sprint

December 30, 2005 – Swede Bjoern Lind and Alena Sidko of Russia won World Cup free technique sprints Friday while Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) was 15th in the men’s race with Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) … READ MORE →

The Road To Torino

December 30, 2005 – Canada heads into the 2006 Olympics in Torino with a full team and high hopes. Beckie Scott and Sara Renner headline a talented team of nominated Canadian athletes. Beckie, a defending … READ MORE →

New Year’s Eve Troll in the Park Cancelled

December 30, 2005 – The New Year’s Eve Troll in the Park has been cancelled. The Alberta Winter Games qualification race scheduled for this day has been tentatively moved to the Edmonton Ski Club, still … READ MORE →

Selection Committee World U23/Junior World Championships

December 29, 2005 – The selection committee designated to appoint athletes to the World Under 23/Junior World Championships in Kranj, Slovenia 2006, in accordance with the National Ski Team Criteria, will be as follows:-Stephane Barrette, … READ MORE →

Canada’s Zina Kocher 5th At World Cup Biathlon

December 29, 2005 – Amid gusting winds that can wreak havoc with a biathlete’s performance on the firing range, Canada’s Zina Kocher shot clean to climb into the top-five in the women’s 7.6km sprint in … READ MORE →

Exel Racing Team Update: Cultivating a New Crop of Skiers

December 28, 2005 – Christmas ski schedules and snow forecasts can be highly unpredictable but each year one thing is certain, come Christmas Eve I will be in Kincardine, Ontario. This year was no exception. … READ MORE →

Dan Roycroft’s Photo Journal Updated

December 28, 2005 – Dan Roycroft has submitted a series of new photos to his photo journal from the events through out December – check it out!Click here for more:

Zone 6 Alberta Winter Games Trials Information

December 27, 2005 – The Zone 6 AWG qualifier will be held on Saturday, December 31, at the Edmonton Ski Club, with a race start time of 9:00 am. The event will be individual start, … READ MORE →

New England Women’s XC Ski Day At Dartmouth XC Ski Center

December 27, 2005 – The Dartmouth XC Ski Touring Center at Occum Pond was the center of one of the largest women’s only cross-country ski clinics in the country, last Saturday. As the sun shone, … READ MORE →

More Than 75 Resorts To Celebrate US Ski Team Day

December 26, 2005 – The U.S. Ski Team today announced that 75 resorts and ski areas have signed on to host the inaugural U.S. Ski Team Day, a promotional event to benefit U.S. Ski Team … READ MORE →

CPL Publication Adjustment And World Jr/U23 Seeding Info

December 26, 2005 – As per the excerpt from the new CPL operations procedures guide below, a new points list was to be produced on or about Dec 27th. Due to some technological challenges and … READ MORE →

Happy Holidays From Skitrax Magazine!

December 24, 2005 – We would like to extend our best wishes to all of our readers, families and friends across the country and around the globe for the very best during the holidays. Here’s … READ MORE →

Christine Bisson, Eric Bailey and Lisa Patterson Receive Petro Canada Funding

December 24, 2005 – Petro-Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), announced this week that $204,060 in scholarships awarded through the Petro-Canada Olympic Scholarship Fund (PCOSF) to 44 high-performance student-athletes and 24 coaches … READ MORE →

CCC Recruitment Initiatives for Children – Ski Tournaments

December 24, 2005 – Two new “example” proposals have been added to the Ski Tournament Technical Package to assist member clubs with the application process. View the proposals at and go to “How to … READ MORE →

Women’s XC Ski Day At Trapps

December 24, 2005 – Enjoy a day on the snow in one of the most beautiful places in New England. Experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier–from first-timers to seasoned masters! There will … READ MORE →

Bronze For Whyte at IPC WCUP

December 23, 2005 – I just received a phone call from Kaspar Wirz with the results from today’s IPC World Cup in Val di Fiemme. Shauna Maria Whyte placed 3rd in the Women’s sit ski … READ MORE →

CBC World Cup Coverage

December 23, 2005 – The Sprints from Silver Star and Canmore will be shown on CBC Sports Saturday starting at 2:45 Eastern time. The show will last for 1 hour.

Alberta Centennial World Cup 2005 in Canmore a Huge Success!

December 23, 2005 – The Alberta Centennial World Cup ofcross-country skiing wrapped up this week with another great medal-winning performance by Canadian athletes in Canmore. Beckie Scott and Sara Renner teamed up for a … READ MORE →

Adaptive Nordic \”On Snow\” Training Camp

December 22, 2005 – ADAPTIVE NORDIC “ON SNOW” TRAINING CAMP: January. 27TH-29TH, 2006 will be held at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island, BC, hosted by the Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports in conjunction with … READ MORE →

Canada’s Winter High Performance At All-Time High

December 21, 2005 – After concluding one of the most memorable weeks in the history of Canadian winter high performance sport, Canada passed the United States of America and remained in second place behind new … READ MORE →

Synopsis of Nomination Decisions – 2006 Olympic Winter Games

December 20, 2005 – here is the synopsis of nomination decisions by the CCC for the 2006 Olympic Games. 1. CCC’s Selection Policy – 2006 Winter Games sets out two options for nomination to the … READ MORE →

Canada Moves Up To Eighth In World Cup Standings

December 20, 2005 – Despite missing some of the early season World Cups, Canada moved into 8th out of 25 countries on the Nations Cup ranking list, with the excellent team performance at the Canadian … READ MORE →

Canada’s Scott And Renner Move Up In International Ranking

December 19, 2005 – Beckie Scott and Sara Renner continue to maintain their positions as members of the FIS “Red Group” over the next period of racing on the World Cup circuit. This entitles them … READ MORE →

Janda Extends Nordic Combined World Cup Lead

December 19, 2005 – Czech Jakub Janda, the World Cup leader, padded his lead Sunday as he led both rounds of jumping and won the eighth competition of the season. Alan Alborn (Anchorage, AK), the … READ MORE →

TD Banknorth Eastern Cup Opener

December 18, 2005 (Stowe, VT): On the second day of racing for the TD Banknorth Eastern Cup series, at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, USBiathlon’s best man, Jeremy Teela, outsprinted Maine Winter Sport … READ MORE →

Soldier Hollow To Host 2006 US Cross Country Champs

December 19, 2005 – The top-ranked cross country skiers from around the U.S. including New Hampshire’s Kris Freeman, who has posted the best U.S. results on the World Cup stage since ’76 Olympic silver medalist … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Men’s Team Sprint Classic

Norway Takes the Gold!

December 18, 2005 (Canmore, Alta.) – The surprise in heat one of the men’s team sprint was the emergence of Poland fighting for one of the top three spots. With Sweden I, … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Women’s Team Sprint Classic

Canada Wins Silver!

December 18, 2005 (Canmore, Alta.) – “I was exhausted when I woke up this morning,” admitted Beckie Scott at the press conference after yet another Canadian podium finish. “But I went to … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Men’s 30K Classic

Angerer Tops the Field Again!

December 17, 2005 (Canmore, Alta.) – Germany’s Tobias Angerer secured his hold on the yellow bib as the leader of the World Cup, with a victorious sprint to finish off a grueling … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Women’s 15K Classic

Great Scott!

December 17, 2005 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s Beckie Scott won gold again today in the Women’s 15K classic mass start race for her phenomenal 4th medal in as many races during … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Men’s 15K Free

Italy's Piller Wins

December 15, 2005 – By the time the men’s free-style 15 km race commenced at the Canmore Nordic Centre, most of the course was in mountain shade, making it even colder … READ MORE →

2005 Alberta Centennial World Cup – Women’s 10K Free

Canada's Scott Wins Silver!

December 15, 2005 – Under sunny but frigid skies on the newly revamped Canmore Nordic Centre, Canada’s Beckie Scott flew to a silver finish in the 10K freestyle event, twelve seconds behind Russia’s Julija … READ MORE →

2006 Canadian Olympic Hopefuls – Beckie Scott

December 15, 2005 – A 10-year veteran of the Canadian cross-country ski team, Beckie Scott will be looking to defend her Olympic gold medal performance from Salt Lake City at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games … READ MORE →

World’s Best Come To Canmore

December 14, 2005 – Canada’s top cross-country ski athletes, including World Cup medallists Beckie Scott and Sara Renner, are among the 117 athletes representing 20 nations that will compete in three World Cup races at … READ MORE →

Soldier Hollow to Host 2006 U.S. Cross Country Championships

December 14, 2005 – The top-ranked cross country skiers from around the U.S. will compete at Soldier Hollow next month for their last chance to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to … READ MORE →

Winter Trails ’06 Exceeds 100 Locations in U.S. And Canada

December 14, 2005 – For the first time since its inception 11 years ago, Winter Trails will take place at more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada. This international event offers those NEW … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Update

December 14, 2005 – Here is the latest news from the US Ski team:Cross Country News Andy Newell led three U.S. men into the top 15 Sunday in Vernon, B.C., in a World Cup freestyle … READ MORE →

CBC Broadcast Schedule

December 13, 2005 – Catch all the Canmore World Cup action on TV. Here’s CBC’s broadcast schedule for the for the Alberta Centennial World Cup – (subject to change):CBC Broadcast Schedule– Saturday Dec 17 (Canmore): … READ MORE →

Canadian Cross Country Ski Team Roars into Canmore

Scott and Renner Lead the Way to Alberta Centennial World Cup

December 13, 2005 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Beckie Scott and Sara Renner lead the Canadian National Team to Canmore this week with hopes of continuing the momentum of last weekend’s medal winning performances in Vernon … READ MORE →

Letter from The High Performance Committee To Ontario Athletes.

December 13, 2005 – To all athletes and coaches of Nordic ski racing in Ontario The High Performance Committee of Cross Country Ontario would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the athletes … READ MORE →

Nipika Mountain Resort 3rd Annnual Loppet

December 13, 2005 – Register now for the Nipika Mountain Resort 3rd Annnual Loppet, on Saturday January 21, 2006. This 30 KM Classic has $7,000 + in cash and prizes and is 30 minutes from … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake World Cup A Resounding Success

December 13, 2005 – Praise for the 2005 Sovereign Lake World Cup organizers has come from the highest levels of the sport governing bodies, sponsors, the Provincial government, local government, athletes, coaches and the community … READ MORE →

Janda Wins Czech Big Hill World Cup

December 12, 2005 – Jakub Janda gave the home folks plenty to cheer about Sunday as he led both rounds to win a World Cup large hill (HS142) meet. Alan Alborn (Anchorage, AK), the lone … READ MORE →

2005 Viessmann FIS Sovereign World Cup – Men’s Sprint Final

Hetland Scores Gold

December 11, 2005 – In the men’s final World Cup Sprints, Norwegian Tor Arne Hetland took gold with a dramatic last minute dash to the line winning over Swede Bjoern Lind with the … READ MORE →

2005 Viessmann FIS Sovereign World Cup – Women’s Sprint Final

Scott wins Gold, Renner Takes Bronze

December 11, 2005 – It was the sprint race of the century for Canada’s Beckie Scott and Sara Renner who finished first and third respectively in the World Cup Sprint final. It was … READ MORE →

2005 Viessmann FIS Sovereign World Cup – Women’s Sprint Semis

December 11, 2005 – Following the quarter finals for the men will be semi final round for the women. In heat one is Canadian Chandra Crawford, German Claudia Kuenzel, Switzerland’s Laurence Rochat, Swede Anna Dahlberg, … READ MORE →

2005 Viessmann FIS Sovereign World Cup – Women’s Sprint Flash

December 11, 2005 – Three Canadian women have made it the semi final round – Beckie Scott and Sarah Renner both won their quarter final heats while Chandra Crawford was second in her heat. USA’s … READ MORE →

2005 Viessmann FIS Sovereign World Cup – Sprint Qualifiers

December 11, 2005 – The World Cup Sprint Qualifiers are over there was plenty of action as four Canadian women placed in the top thirty to qualify for the quarterfinals … READ MORE →