Archive | January, 2006

Craftsbury Marathon 2006 – Big Success

January 31, 2006 – Thanks for being part of the 25th annual event. We were fortunate again this year to have a full roster of 1,000 participants. We certainly had our doubts that we would … READ MORE →

Italy To Relax Doping Laws for Torino Winter Games

January 31, 2006 – In a recent AFP release it was reported that the Italian government has said they will be relaxing their strict doping laws for the upcoming Torino Winter Olympic Games, February 10-26.The … READ MORE →

Hamilton School To Celebrate 2006 Olympic Winter Games With Canadian Olympic School Program

January 30, 2006 – On February 1, over 600 students at Ray Lewis Elementary School in Hamilton will take part in the Canadian Olympic Committee’s (COC) Canadian Olympic School Program, presented by RBC. Two-time … READ MORE →

CCC Hires Director of High Performance

January 30, 2006 – Due to resource limitations during the past decade, CCC has not had the benefit of having a staff person employed in the area of high performance. During this period, many … READ MORE →

Canada On The Podium At World Junior Biathlon Champs

January 30, 2006 – Just weeks away from his first Olympic Winter Games, Canada’s Jean-Philippe LeGuellec pulled out a medal-winning performance in the junior men’s sprint at the World Youth and Junior Biathlon Championships. The … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Challenge = Opportunity

January 29, 2006 – At the beginning of the training year our ski team is reminded that with every opportunity there comes a challenge. Being on the national team is a huge opportunity, but … READ MORE →

USA’s Lodwick Podiums Again

January 29, 2006 – Four-time nordic combined Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) completed his first week back on the World Cup in more than a month Sunday by finishing second – his second top-3 … READ MORE →

Lodwick Third In Seefeld Sprint

January 28, 2006 – Four-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) returned Saturday to the World Cup after a month off and climbed onto the podium, finishing third in a 7.5K sprint event behind World … READ MORE →

Danielle Goyette Named Canada’s Flag Bearer For The 2006 Olympic Winter Games

January 28, 2006 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today that women’s ice hockey player and two-time (1998, 2002) Olympic medallist Danielle Goyette (St-Nazaire, Que.) has been named Canada’s flag bearer for the 2006 … READ MORE →

Canadian Biathletes Take Aim at Olympics

January 28, 2006 – With the last biathlon World Cup series before the 2006 Olympic Winter Games now complete, Biathlon Canada announced that seven athletes have met the criteria to join the world’s best high-performance … READ MORE →

SIA Wraps Up

January 26, 2006 – Earlier this week, representatives from the snowsports industry gathered at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the 35th Annual SIA (SnowSports Industries America) Trade Show (Jan 23-26, 2006). … READ MORE →

Karhu Wins Jackson Ski Nordic Center’s Highly Competitive Rental Contract

January 26, 2006 – Karhu, the leading innovator of Nordic ski equipment, recently won the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation ‘s highly selective rental contract. After a methodical equipment test, Karhu’s Snowblaze Fitness Touring ski package, … READ MORE →

Rottefella Introduces New Telemark Norm

January 26, 2006 – Rottefella has developed a completely new and revolutionary system for Telemark bindings and -boots. The new system is named NTN (New Telemark Norm) and will be the basis for a … READ MORE →

Babikov Makes Russian Olympic Team

January 26, 2006 – Russia’s national Olympic committee has chosen 16 athletes for the Olympic nordic skiing races in Pragelato.A very tense and difficult decision was anticipated for the Russian Olympic committee. There were … READ MORE →

USA’s Lindsey Van Wins Again At Steamboat

January 25, 2006 – Clint Jones (Steamboat Springs, CO) pulled a major upset Sunday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championship on the normal hill at Howelsen Hill, stopping Todd Lodwick (also Steamboat), who was looking … READ MORE →

Rottefella Becomes Global Leader in Nordic Ski Bindings

January 25, 2006 – Rottefella, the Norwegian ski binding manufacturer, has assumed global leadership with its new contract with Fischer, the world’s largest ski manufacturer. The new contract secures Rottefella a leading worldwide market … READ MORE →

USA’s Andy Newell 4th at World Cup in Germany

Best Spring Result in U.S. History

January 25, 2006 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – Olympics-bound cross country racer Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) hung-up the best World Cup sprint result by a U.S. skier on Sunday, finishing fourth behind fast-closing Norwegian Odd-Bjoern Kjelmeset in … READ MORE →

Birkie Standouts to Race in Winter Olympics

January 24, 2006 – Nine former Subaru American Birkebeiner standouts, including one former champion, are slated to race in the upcoming 2006 Winter Games. The cross-country competitions will take place in the mountain-town of Pragelato, … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee to Announce Flag Bearer and 2006 Canadian Olympic Team in Montreal and Calgary

January 24, 2006 (Toronto, ON) – On Thursday, January 26, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will hold a simultaneous event at Olympic Park in Montreal and Canada Olympic Park in Calgary to announce Canada’s opening … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Women Stack Top-10 In World Cup Sprint

January 23, 2006 – Beckie Scott’s podium streak came to an end at six on Sunday, but she didn’t go down without a fight in Oberstdorf, Germany.The Olympic champion, who has taken the world by … READ MORE →

US U23 XC Worlds Team Announced

January 22, 2006 – Six men and six women – including three recently named Olympians for the Torino Winter Games – have been named to compete in the 2006 Under-23 Cross Country World Championships in … READ MORE →

USA’s Todd Lodwick Runs US Titles To 17

January 22, 2006 – Four-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO)ran his collection of U.S. ski championships to 17 Saturday, winning both the normal hill jumping title and the nordic combined gold medal. He now … READ MORE →

Continued Controversy Over Turin Doping Tests

January 21, 2006 – A top health ministry official threatened on Friday to send police to conduct drug tests on athletes during next month’s Turin Olympics, amid a worsening row over how to apply Italy’s … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Wins Gold Again at World Cup 15K Pursuit

Canada's Chris Jeffries Posts his Best World Cup Result

January 21, 2006 (Oberstdorf, GER) – Beckie Scott completed the hat trick, winning her third World Cup gold medal of the season, and her career, in the women’s 15 kilometre pursuit race in Oberstdorf, Germany … READ MORE →

New Assistant Administrator Hired for CCC National Office

January 21, 2006 – It was with regret that CCC received Magi Scallion’s notice of resignation in mid-December (Magi’s last day at work was January 9). Magi joined the CCC staff in March 2005 … READ MORE →

Changes To The FIS Disciplines For Turin

January 21, 2006 – What is new in the FIS disciplines? Of the 84 titles and total of 252 medals at stake at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, the six FIS disciplines … READ MORE →

Ski Mountaineering Race Series Makes East Coast Debut in the Mad River Valley

January 20, 2006 – Vermont’s Mad River Valley will host the first eastern race in The Mountain Hardwear/Life-Link/Dynafit Ski Mountaineering Race Series. Scheduled for February 5, 2006, the race will begin at the Mad River … READ MORE →

US Nordic Teams Announced For Junior Worlds

January 20, 2006 – Twenty-six athletes, including 13 cross country skiers, led by Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT/Burke Mountain Academy) and Morgan Arritola (Fairfield, ID/Sun Valley SEF) who each collected two medals at the U.S. Cross … READ MORE →

Sarah Konrad Named to US Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Teams

January 19, 2006 – Sarah Konrad-Alpina/Madshus Named to Both 2006 United States Cross Country 2006 United States Olympic Biathlon Teams Sarah Konrad was named today to the 2006 United States Cross Country Team, just 2 … READ MORE →

Karhu’s 7tm Power is Official Binding by US Telemark Team

Awarded Editor's Choice by Couloir and Powder

January 19, 2006 (Burlington, VT) – Karhu, the leading innovator of Nordic ski equipment, was recently named the official binding supplier for the United States Telemark Ski Team (USTSA). Karhu’s 7tm Power Binding was selected … READ MORE →

Nipika Mountain Resort 3rd Annnual Loppet

This Weekend!

January 18, 2006 – This Saturday January 21, 2006 Nipika Mountain Resort hosts the 3rd annnual 30K classic Nipika Loppet with $7,000 + in cash and prizes. Nipika Mountain Resort is only 30 minutes from … READ MORE →

2006 Canadian Birkebeiner Cancelled

Januar 18, 2006 (Edmonton, Alta.) – The 2006 Canadian Birkebeiner scheduled for February 11th, including the Nordic Fair and The Vikings’ Feast has been cancelled.  The decision was made by the board of directors and … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman Headlines U.S. Olympic XC Team

10 Men, 7 Women Will Head to Torino

January 17, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who has posted the best U.S. cross country skiing results since the Bill Koch era two decades ago, and three-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Park … READ MORE →

Team USA Wins International Division in Italy!

2006 European Snowshoe Championships

January 16, 2006 – A team of fifteen U.S. snowshoe athletes recently traveled to Fondo Italy to compete in the Fourth Annual European Snowshoe Championships during the prestigious La Ciaspolada Snowshoe Race in the shadows … READ MORE →

2006 US Olympic Jumping and Nordic Combined Teams

January 16, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – Six-time nordic combined World Cup winner Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and former sprint world champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) were named Monday to the 2006 Olympic … READ MORE →

Canadian Women’s Team are Unofficial Fourth at World Cup

Canadian Men Struggle at World Cup Debut

January 15, 2006 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canada’s women’s cross-country skiers, who took the nation by storm on their home snow last month, teamed up to post an unofficial fourth-place result in a 4×5 … READ MORE →

Finland’s Hannu Manninen Wins by .1 Second

January 15, 2006 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – World Cup leader Hannu Manninen of Finland led the 10K race in a Nordic Combined World Cup mass start event Saturday and held on to nip teammate … READ MORE →

Grandmother of Three Wins Great Glen Nordic Meister Race

January 14, 2006 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – Last Tuesday, fifty-two year old Lynette Norton of Jackson, NH skied in her first cross country race at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch, NH. Much to her … READ MORE →

Canada’s Sara Renner Cracks Top-15

January 14, 2006 (Val di Fiemme, ITA) – A year ago Canada’s Sara Renner would have been happy with a 12th-place result in a women’s 15-kilometre mass start race. Today, it is simply not good … READ MORE →

Rossi Skiers Score at U.S. Cross Country Nationals: Day 3 and 4

Southam and Stephen Champions

January 13, 2006 – The weather at Soldier Hollow turned sunny and warm for the third and fourth races of five that will help decide the contingent of athletes named to the U.S. Olympic Team. … READ MORE →

Winter Trails Day Attendance Up

Event Attracts New Participants

January 13, 2006 (McLean, VA) – Organizers estimate that nearly 10,000 people attended Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 7, based on preliminary reports from several “anchor sites” in various parts of the country. Last … READ MORE →

CCSAA Relocates 2006 Annual Conference

January 12, 2006 – CCSAA (Cross Country Ski Areas Association) will hold its annual conference at Grand Targhee Resort, WY on April 11-13, 2006. Generous room rates, good skiing, discounted lift tickets, nearby Jackson Hole, … READ MORE →

Tragic Backcountry Ski Accident Brings Prominent Toronto Family to Rossland, B.C.

January 12, 2006 (Rossland, B.C.) – The first week of February is a bittersweet time for the Leon family in Toronto as it marks the passing of 54-year-old Jerry Leon who died suddenly in 2004 … READ MORE →

Rottefella Introduces New Revolutionary Telemark Binding System

NTN - New Telemark Norm

January 12, 2006 – Rottefella has developed a completely new and revolutionary system for Telemark bindings and boots. The new system is named NTN (New Telemark Norm) and will be the basis for a … READ MORE →

DRAFT 1st Release Canada Points Lists 2005 – 2006

January 11, 2006 – A small error has been noted in the points calculations between the end of season 2004 2005 and the new list. This error appears to change a skier’s points up … READ MORE →

Exel Racing Team Update

January 11, 2006 – Another race weekend down and I have yet again parted ways with my Exel teammates. Tara is back in Edmonton, Rhonda off to Canmore, Karla back to work in Collingwood, Adam … READ MORE →

Nishikawa and Gaiazova Rule in Skate Legs Of BC NorAm

January 9, 2006 – In the first Nationally sanctioned continuous pursuit event held east of the Monoshee Mountain Range of British Columbia, Dasha Gaiazova and Graham Nishikawa skied strong free technique legs to capture the … READ MORE →

KidSport Ontario Job Opportunity

January 9, 2006 – Application Deadline: January 27, 2006 Starting Date: January 27, 2006 Position: Provincial CoordinatorJob Description: KidSportâ„¢ Ontario, a program of the Sport Alliance of Ontario, is currently seeking applications for the position … READ MORE →

Nighbor and Gaiazova Golden in Quebec

January 8, 2006 – Dave Nighbor and Dasha Gaiazova continued to lead the next generation of Canada’s top cross-country skiers, claiming their second straight gold medals of the week – this time during the Madshus … READ MORE →

Andy Newell 27th at Otepaeae World Cup Classic Sprint

January 8, 2006 (Otepaeae, Estonia) – Swedes Bjoern Lind and Lina Andersson each won the classic technique World Cup sprints today. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 27th in the men’s 1.5K test.Lind edged 2002 Olympic … READ MORE →