Archive | November, 2006

Viessmann FIS XC World Cup #4 In Italy Cancelled

November 30, 2006 -The Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup events in Aosta and Cogne (both ITA) which were planned for Friday, Dec. 8 and on Sunday, Dec. 10 are cancelled due to the lack of … READ MORE →

Canadian Biathlete Zina Kocher Makes History Winning World Cup Bronze Medal

November 30, 2006 (Ostersund, Sweden) – For the past six years, Canada’s Zina Kocher has dreamed about putting together the perfect race, and crossing the finish line knowing she would be standing on a World … READ MORE →

Birkie 2007 Warriors Named

Father-Son Team Will Re-Enact 801-Year-Old Legend

November 30,2006 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – The search for two tough cross-country skiers to re-enact the 801-year-old legend that inspired the creation of the American Birkebeiner 51-kilometer cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward, Wis. is … READ MORE →

Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen Trails

November 29, 2006 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center announces the Women’s Winter Escape on January 12 – 13, 2007. A snow country getaway for women only, this new event is designed … READ MORE →

Skigo Official Supplier to Biathlon Canada and Nordic Combined Canada

November 29, 2006 – Skigo is proud to announce Official Supplier/Sponsor status with Nordic Combined Canada for Skigo ski waxes, ski poles and accessories. Earlier this year Skigo and Biathlon Canada announced a similar partnership. … READ MORE →

VANOC Considers Ski Cross To 2010 Games

November 28, 2006 – Pending final agreement from Vancouver 2010, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games could be the first to feature the exciting new event of ski cross. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board … READ MORE →

XC World Cup #4 is a Go in Italy

November 29th, 2006 – The Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup events in Aosta and Cogne (both ITA) will take place as planned on Friday, December 8, and Sunday, December 10. The Italian Winter Sports Federation … READ MORE →

Banff Ski Runners Successful at First Races of Season

November 28, 2006 – The Banff Ski Runners club, of Banff Alberta, led the medal count at the first Canada Cup races of the season held at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in British Columbia. … READ MORE →

Fischer To Focus On Cross Country Racing Poles

November 28, 2006 (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) – Fischer will be concentrating on a new focus in the future in its range of winter sport products. This focus will be on race-standard winter poles. … READ MORE →

Scandinavians Steal Show In Finland

Canada's Devon Kershaw finishes as top Canadian in 43rd spot

November 27, 2006 -The Finnish and Norwegian athletes mounted the top step of the podium in the men’s and women’s distance events in Kuusamo, Finland on Sunday.Norway’s Eldar Roenning handily captured the men’s title in … READ MORE →

Freeman Tops U.S. in Rainy Kuusamo

November 26, 2006 – Norway’s Eldar Roenning and Virpi Kuitunen of Finland won rainy classic technique World Cup cross country races Sunday. Top American on the day was Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who finished 33rd … READ MORE →

High Winds, Rain Cancel Combined in Finland

November 26, 2006 – High winds, which forced cancellation of a ski jumping event the night before, and rain forced officials Sunday to cancel a nordic combined sprint World Cup.“I don’t know if they were … READ MORE →

Canada’s Skiers Lack Punch in World Cup Sprint Opener

November 26, 2006 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Canada’s top nordic skiers got their feet wet while competing in the opening World Cup cross-country skiing sprint event of the season Saturday in Kuusamo, Finland.With a goal of … READ MORE →

Newell, Randall Lead U.S. In World Cup XC Opener

November 25, 2006 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) each finished 12th Saturday in a fog-wrapped, classic technique sprint event, leading four U.S. cross country skiers into World Cup … READ MORE →

The Martock Ski Race Club Swap Shop/Used Equipment Sale is this Weekend!!

November 24, 2006 (Nova Scotia) – This is the largest used equipment sale in the Atlantic Provinces. Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country equipment, clothing and accessories available at up to 50% off retail. … READ MORE →

Combined, Jumping Schedules Set to Start

November 23, 2006 (Kuusamo, Finland) – The ski jumping and nordic combined World Cup seasons begin this weekend with temperatures expected to be more balmy than in recent sub-freezing season openers. Jumping has night events … READ MORE →

Silver Star Ranked #1 by US Ski Team

November 23, 2006 – Recently Forbes Traveler Magazine polled members of the US Ski Team about their favorite ski resorts in North America. Favorites were solicited from athletes Andrew Newell, Torin Koos, Andrew Johnson and … READ MORE →

Royal Gorge’s Rainbow Lodge is for Sale

November 21, 2006 – Royal Gorge Ski Resort has put the rustic 1920s Rainbow Lodge on the market for $7 million including 114 acres of surrounding land and artesian wells that supply water to … READ MORE →

Canada’s Kershaw Cracks Top-15 in World Cup Opener

November 18, 2006 (Gaellivare, Sweden) – Canada’s Devon Kershaw took a deep breath, convinced himself to finally relax, and welcomed the cold and hard conditions in Swedish Lapland to post a 15th-place finish in the … READ MORE →

USA’s Freeman 18th At World Cup Opener

November 18, 2006 – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) opened his World Cup season Saturday with an 18th-place finish in a 15K freestyle race north of the Arctic Circle. Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen – who left … READ MORE →

USSA Cross Country SuperTour News

November 16, 2006 – Welcome to the season’s first update on USSA’s Cross Country SuperTour, designed to keep you updated on the latest information. An excellent World Cup opening result in Dusseldorf for 2004 SuperTour … READ MORE →

Silver Star and Sovereign Lake Sign Historic Agreement

November 15, 2006 (Vernon, BC) – Nordic skiers will be grinning from ear-to-ear with the today’s signing of a historic agreement between Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club. Both local and … READ MORE →

Devon Kershaw Wins Silver at Continental Cup

November 15, 2006 – Canada’s Devon Kershaw won a silver medal after crossing the line three seconds off the pace in a 15-kilometre Contintal Cup classic ski race in Finland on Sunday, November 12.Kershaw, of … READ MORE →

Silver Star XC Camp Update

November 14, 2006 – Dear XC enthusiasts! This will be another short update as we are busy skiing. We have had a number of significant snow falls over the past 5 days and accumulated snow … READ MORE →

Salomon Introduces Subaru Factory Team 2006/2007

November 14, 2006 – Salomon is happy to announce the eleven-person Subaru Factory Team for 2006/2007. The team consists of members with credentials ranging from local marathon champions to Olympic/World Championship competitors. The … READ MORE →

Silver Star Nordic Trails Open Today

November 11, 2006 – A major early-winter storm system moving across British Columbia has dumped over twenty centimetres at Silver Star Mountain Resort, giving the ‘green light’ to open the Nordic trails on Saturday, … READ MORE →

Black Jack Hosts 2007 Canadian Masters’ Championships and Haywood NorAm Series Race

November 8, 2006 – All Nordic skiers take note, especially Master, Junior and U23 racers. The trails at the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland, BC will be hosting their two biggest race events … READ MORE →

Andy Newell Listed in Top 100 for 2006 in Outside Magazine

November 8, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – While he’s training in Sweden for the next cross country World Cup races, Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) – whose podium finish last March in China was the … READ MORE → Powers Up With New Partners

November 7, 2006 – Team is looking to make fast tracks the natural way this season thanks to partnerships with three delicious and highly effective all-natural sport nutritional supplements. With the aid of Ultima … READ MORE →

World’s Longest Ski Tunnel Opens in Torsby, Sweden

November 6, 2006 – Welcome to the future, welcome into the cold. You might as well be on the moon or even Mars. That is the extraordinary feeling you get after … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Update

November 6, 2006 – There are only three-and-a-half years before Vancouver kicks off the official opening of the 2010 Olympic games, and like Chandra Crawford, they’ll likely fly by in a blur! The 2010 … READ MORE →

Dave Wood Receives Coaching Award

November 1, 2006 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) announced that ice hockey coach Clare Drake of Edmonton, Alberta and Jean Blackie of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador are the recipients of the … READ MORE →