Archive | October, 2006

Halti Named Team’s Official Outerwear And Race Suit Supplier

October 30, 2006 (Canmore, AB.) – Less than a week after major upgrades were announced for their home training base at the Bill Warren Training Centre in Canmore, Alta., Canada’s elite cross-country ski athletes received … READ MORE →

Sweden, Norway Win Team Sprints

October 29, 2006 – Sweden’s men and Norway’s women won the first cross country team sprint of the new World Cup season Sunday before a large and wildly cheering throng. No U.S. racers competed.Olympic sprint … READ MORE →

Newell Top-10 in World Cup Sprint Opener

October 28, 2006 – Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) collided with another racer in his semifinal heat of the season-opening World Cup sprint Saturday but rebounded to finish eighth in the rainy, soft-snow conditions. He … READ MORE →

Lake Superior College Online Sponsors Nordic Spirit Ski Event

October 28, 2006 – Lake Superior College and LSC Online are the title sponsors of this year’s Nordic Spirit Ski Race and Tour. The event will take place on the scenic and challenging Spirit Mountain/Magney-Snively … READ MORE →

Ailing U.S. Threesome Set to Sprint in Germany

October 27, 2006 – An ailing but determined three-man U.S. sprint squad, battling chest and head colds, will race in the opening World Cup competition of the 2007 season. Organizers began laying down machinemade snow … READ MORE →

Van 2010 Adds 9 Canadian Companies To Licensee Program

October 26, 2006 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is pleased to welcome nine new Canadian companies to its Official Licensee Program under the ‘Apparel’ and ‘Headwear’ … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski Newsletter

October 25, 2006 – Here is the second edition of the Tour de Ski Newsletter. The Cross-Country season will start next weekend, and in only 66 days, the first edtition of the Tour de Ski … READ MORE →

Dow Chemical Becomes An Official Supplier For Van 2010

October 25, 2006 – Dow Chemical Canada Inc., a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, joins the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) as the official supplier of Insulation … READ MORE →

X-C.com Partners With Kicking Horse Coffee Company

October 24, 2006 – X-C.com is proud to announce their partnership with the Kicking Horse Coffee Company, producers of Canada’s number one Organic and Fair Trade coffee. Based in Invermere, BC, the Kicking … READ MORE →

2006-7 USSA Preview: Jumpers Ready

October 23, 2006 – The U.S. Ski Jumping Team is no longer a boys club. For the first time, there’s a women’s group on the team…and both sides are looking at what they feel can … READ MORE →

Winter Triathlon Nationals coming to Colorado

Devil's Thumb Ranch selected as host site for Feb. 4th event

October 23, 2006 (Colorado Springs, CO) – With autumn rolling in across the country, the race schedules for most multisport athletes are coming to a close. But for those involved in the up-and-coming sport of … READ MORE →

IPC Anti-Doping and Women in Sport Committees Meet in Bonn

October 23, 2006 (Bonn, Germany) – Last weekend, Bonn, Germany, home of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquarters, was the centre of several IPC Committee meetings.From October 20-21, the IPC Anti-Doping Committee held their annual … READ MORE →

Give a Dollar. Share a Dream Campaign

Kicks Off Today At STAPLES Business Depot!

October 23, 2006 – Today STAPLES Business Depot/BUREAU EN GROS is launching its seventh annual “Give a Dollar. Share a Dream.” fundraising campaign to help send Special Olympic athletes to the 2007 Special Olympics World … READ MORE →

2006/07 Team X-C.com

October 23, 2006 – Team X-C.com is ready to go and looking forward to another great racing season! With 5 years to look back upon, the ‘TEAM X-C.COM’ concept has been very successful to the … READ MORE →

CODA’s $2 Million Expansion of Training Centre in Canmore

October 21, 2006 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s elite nordic athletes will begin to cut their final tracks down the road to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver with additional training resources, thanks … READ MORE →

Start Wax Clinic

October 20, 2006 – Alpina sports invites coaches and retailers to a wax clinic presnted by Harri Aaltonen of Start Wax, Finland. Come and share in Harri’s knowledge of waxing from his experience on the … READ MORE →

ACA Mourns Passing Of Former FIS President Marc Hodler

October 19, 2006 – Marc Hodler, who served the International Ski Federation as President for 47 years, died Wednesday. He was 87. Hodler, who was president of the International Ski Federation from 1951 to 1998 … READ MORE →

Claudia Kuenzel Joins Team Atomic

October 19, 2006 – Many of the top Worldcup racers switched to Atomic this past summer. One German coach made the remark, “It is like the other ski companies are the tired old husbands … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Biathlon Canada

October 18, 2006 – Application Deadline: October 31, 2006 Starting Date: December 1, 2006Position: Technical DirectorJob Description: Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada, is seeking an … READ MORE →

Winter Trails Signs Five New Sponsors

October 17, 2006 (McLean, VA) – Five new brands – Grabber, Granger, Kahtoola, Panoptx and PEPSICO – have signed on to sponsor Winter Trails, 2007. The international program, now entering its 12th year, offers those … READ MORE →

Epcor Joins Van 2010 To Support Canadian Athletes

October 17, 2006 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is pleased to welcome a new partner to its team – EPCOR Utilities Inc.EPCOR today becomes an Official … READ MORE →

RONA Supports Seventeen Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Many More To Come in 5-Year Plan

October 17, 2006 – Seventeen high performance level Canadian athletes from Ontario have been named as members of RONA’s Growing with Our Athletes Program, a five-year funding program worth a minimum of $4 million to … READ MORE →

New Hampshire Grant Program Helps Skiers and Snowboarders

October 16, 2006 (North Woodstock, NH) – The Friends of New Hampshire Skiing grant program helps New Hampshire’s young competitive skiers and snowboarders become Olympians and international champions. Operated by Ski NH member resorts, the … READ MORE →

Job Offers – Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba

October 14, 2006 – Here are some job offers from the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM):Application Deadline: October 31, 2006 Starting Date: October 31, 2006Position: Director of Sport PhysiologyJob Description:The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) … READ MORE →

Take “AIM”! Maximize Your XC Skiing Experience!

October 14, 2006 – It is not very often that you see big changes in a relatively small sport such as cross country skiing. However, with the help of two well known master skiers, a … READ MORE →

Atomic Cross Country Ski Camps 2006

October 13, 2006 – Another short update here as we are all busy getting ready for the upcoming ski season. The weather has been absolutely stunning at the Mountain with clear skies and very cool … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

October 13, 2006 – The Canadian Olympic Committee has established the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame to honour sports men and women who have made notable contributions as athletes, athlete teams, coaches or builders to … READ MORE →

Five New Elected Members To CODA’s Board

October 12, 2006 – Calgary-Retired Olympic women’s hockey star, Cassie Campbell, and former Canadian Paralympic Committee President, Patrick Jarvis, were among five new directors elected to CODA’s Board at the national sport body’s 2006 Annual … READ MORE →

Putin Supports Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympic Bid

October 10, 2006 – According to an AP report Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, and his government are putting their full support behind Sochi’s bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Winter Games have never … READ MORE →

Lone Mountain Ranch Sold!

Conservancy & Sporting Society to be New Owner

October 10, 2006 – Lone Mountain Ranch, premier family guest ranch, fly fishing lodge, and Nordic ski resort in Big Sky, Montana, and The Conservancy & Sporting Society, sponsors of the Guggenheim Foundation for International … READ MORE →

2007 USSA Cross Country Supertour Begins Soon

October 10, 2006 – The 2007 USSA Cross Country SuperTour will have 26 races with a total purse of $130,000, beginning Nov. 24-25 in West Yellowstone, Mont., and including both the U.S. short-distance and long-distance … READ MORE →

Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show!

October 9, 2006 – Winter’s arrived early in Toronto! The Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show presents an outstanding opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to meet 200 exhibitors at one of the largest snow shows … READ MORE →

USSA Ski Jumping SuperTour at Lake Placid

October 7, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – The USSA Ski Jumping SuperTour will have eight events this season, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner announced, including one this weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y., and part of … READ MORE →

Auclair Named Exclusive Glove, Mitt Supplier to U.S. Freestyle, Nordic Ski Teams

October 4, 2006 (Montreal, Quebec) – Paris Glove of Canada is pleased to announce its agreement with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The partnership makes Auclair Sports Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of … READ MORE →

Job Offers – Cross Country Canada

Director and Coaching Positions

October 2, 2006 – Application Deadline: October 17, 2006 Starting Date: November 1, 2006Position: Director – Coach and Athlete DevelopmenJob Description: Director – Coach and Athlete Development Cross Country Canada (CCC)Cross Country Canada (CCC), the … READ MORE →

Canada To Host World’s Top Youth And Junior Biathletes In 2009

October 2, 2006 – Biathlon Canada, the nation’s governing body for the two-discipline winter sport, received the good word today that its bid to host the 2009 Youth/Junior World Championships was approved by the International … READ MORE →