Archive | April, 2006

2006 Giant Strides Training Camp

April 29, 2006 – The 2006 Giant Strides Training Camp will be hosted by NTDC Thunder Bay. The camp will be held from May 30 – June 4. National Team Coaches and Athletes will be … READ MORE →

Richard Weber Completes Another Arctic Trek

April 28, 2006 – At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, Canadian adventurer Richard Weber and his colleague became the first to snowshoe to the North Pole.No skis, no dry suits for crossing open water, only … READ MORE →

USSA XC Update

April 26, 2006 – Sprinters Andy Newell and Kikkan Randall finished their season on an historic note: Newell, in the first World Cup race in China, led the qualifying time trial and then finished third … READ MORE →

Rottefella Becomes Majority Shareholder in NAXO AG

April 26, 2006 – Rottefella and NAXO ( will, through this purchase, become a world leading player in the international Alpine Touring and “free heel” (telemark) market and further give NAXO the necessary strength to … READ MORE →

K2 Founder Bill Kirschner Passes Away

April 26, 2006 – H. William “Bill” Kirschner, the legendary founder of K2 passed away Saturday, April 23, 2006 at the age of 87. Kirschner is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara, his … READ MORE →

Douglas Takes Home Gold Jacket at K2 Back 9 Mini Golf Awards Celebration

April 25, 2006 – More than 250 revelers composing a “Who’s Who” in the ski industry joined the world’s top 11 skiers at Garibaldi Lift Company in Whistler, B.C., on April 20 to celebrate the … READ MORE →

End of an Era: Fredericks leaving Rossignol

April 20, 2006 – Team Rossignol Director Jim Fredericks recently announced that he is leaving Rossignol Ski Company effective 1 June 2006. Fredericks has worked for Rossignol Ski Company out of Williston, VT for the … READ MORE →

Canadian Athletes Now Fund Focuses on 2008 Olympics

Ottawa Race Weekend May 25-28, 2006

April16, 2006 – Canadian athletes now have a way to see a clearer future thanks to Ottawa native Jane Roos, founder and executive director of the Canadian Athletes Now Fund, as well as its sister … READ MORE →

Federal Budget 2006 – Make A Difference

April 16, 2006 – Hello friends,The sport and physical activity community is making real progress in our communications to federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty. We are getting the message in about the importance of implementing … READ MORE →

Ollympic, Paralympic, and Alberta Athlete of Year Salute

April 14, 2006 – On April 12th the Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks & Wildlife Foundation hosted some of Alberta’s Olympians & Paralympians at a special awards ceremony at the Red & White Club in Calgary. … READ MORE →

2007 Project Podium Calendar: Photo Contest Extended!

April 14, 2006 – 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 →

Beckie Scott Retires

CODA honours Scott by renaming summer training camp on Haig Glacier

April 12, 2006 – After nearly two decades of competitive cross-country ski racing, Beckie Scott has decided to officially retire, the two-time Olympic medallist announced on Wednesday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.Skiing into retirement … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Biathlon Canada

April 11, 2006 – Application Deadline: May 2, 2006 Starting Date: June 1, 2006Position: National Team Wax TechnicianJob Description:General DescriptionBiathlon Canada is currently seeking applications for a potential 4-year contract as a support … READ MORE →

Whitcomb and Casey Join US XC Coaching Staff

April 10, 2006 – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has added two development-level coaches, Matt Whitcomb and Pat Casey, according to U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner.They join Head Coach Pete Vordenberg’s staff, which also … READ MORE →

Fisher Steps Down From Coach Of US Ski Jumping

April 7 – Corby Fisher, U.S. ski jumping head coach for the past two seasons, has resigned, the U.S. Ski Team announced.Fisher, 30, who grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colo., was a member of the … READ MORE →

Final NST selection CPL list

April 7, 2006 – A few small corrections have been made to the draft lists previously published. The changes relate to specific athlete’s and do not effect the outcome of other skier’s points.This is the … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Calgary Sport Council Program Director

April 5, 2006 – The Calgary Sport Council (CSC) was formed in November 2000 in response to the expressed need of the Calgary amateur sport community. The CSC assists supports and influences the growth of … READ MORE →

2006 Haywood NorAm Final Standings

April 5, 2006 – Haywood NorAm Final Standings for 2006 are complete. Graham Nishikawa padded his total at the Haywood Canada Cup / NorWest Tel Western Canadians recently completed in Whitehorse while Tara Whitten … READ MORE →

Watch the 2006 Paralympic Games on CBC Television!

April 5, 2006 – Catch all the exciting action and medal winning performances of Canada’s “best ever” Paralympic Winter Games Team on CBC television. Nordic Medals from Brian McKeever ( & guide Robin) – 2 … READ MORE →

Haywood Securities Tops List of Corporate Nominees at 2005 Canadian Sport Awards

April 4, 2006 – Cross Country Canada would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Haywood Securities as the recipient of the 2005 True Sport Foundation Award for Corporate Excellence. The Awards were held on … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: That’s All She Wrote!

April 4, 2006 – Another great season has finally come to a close. With the last race of the Western Canadian Championships in Whitehorse, Yukon my season was officially over. It was finally time to … READ MORE →

2007 World University Winter Games Selection Criteria

April 1, 2006 – The 2007 World University Winter Games (FISU) will be hosted in Torino Italy January 17-27.Once the Canada Points list is deemed official (likely early next week) the selection decisions will be … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Thunder Bay to Whitehorse

April 1, 2006 – As Nationals came to an end, people departed in three directions. Most people headed home to rest with Nationals marking the end of their ski season, while others were headed … READ MORE →

Lasse Ottesen Named US Nordic Combined Head Coach

April 1, 2006 – Former Olympic medalist and world distance record-holder Lasse Ottesen has been named nordic combined head coach for the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner said. Ottesen, a three-time Olympic … READ MORE →