Archive | January, 2007

Canadian Women Grab Two Spots At Biathlon Worlds

January 31, 2007 – It was a beautiful day for biathlon racing at the Junior World Championships in Martell-Val Martello, Italy, and the Canadian women’s youth and junior relay team took advantage of the spectacular … READ MORE →

World Senior Championship (WSC) Team 2007 Announcement and Synopsis of Selection Process

January 30, 2007 – The following athletes were nominated for selection to the 2007 Senior World Championships team competing in Sapporo, Japan Feb.22 – March.4-Tasha Betcherman – Lappe Nordic/Indi2010-Chandra Crawford – NST/Canmore Nordic-Sean Crooks – … READ MORE →

Seven Skiers Named to ’07 US World Nordic Champs Team

Includes 5 Nordic Combiners and 2 Jumpers

January 29, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski Team is sending five Nordic combined skiers and two jumpers to compete Feb. 22-March 4 in the World Nordic Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan.U.S. Nordic … READ MORE →

Job Offer – University of Western Ontario, Sports and Recreation Services

January 29, 2007 – Application Deadline: February 1, 2007 Starting Date: February 12, 2007Position: Camp DirectorJob Description:The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and hiring all program staff; conducting staff training; and scheduling all camp … READ MORE →

Canadian Biathletes Continue To Shine At Junior Biathlon Worlds

January 29, 2007 – The sun was shining, the wind was calm, and Canada’s junior men turned in a great day, with three athletes in the top-30 during Sunday’s 12.5-kilometre pursuit race in Martell-Val Martello, … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAms

Webster Wins 15k, Grey Takes 30k Pursuit

January 28, 2007 (Canmore, Alta) – Brittany Webster won the Open Women’s 15 km ClassicFree mass start event with a time of 44:10.8 at the Haywood NorAm today in Canmore. George Grey set the fastest … READ MORE →

USA’s Koos 3rd, Newell 4th in CL Sprint in Estonia

January 28, 2007 (Otepaeae, Estonia) – Two-time Olympian Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) finished third and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, WA) fourth Saturday – the best U.S. men’s World Cup finish since 1983 – in a 1.2K … READ MORE →

TDBanknorth Craftsbury Ski Marathon 2007

January 27, 2007 (Craftsbury Common, VT) – The TDBanknorth Craftsbury Ski Marathon took place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom today. The point-to-point cross-country ski adventure is part of the prestigious American Ski Marathon Series and the … READ MORE →

Brittany Webster Wins Gold at Haywood NorAms

January 27, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – Brittany Webster’s return ticket to Canada from the recently cancelled Junior and Under-23 World Championships in Europe turned to gold on Saturday after the Ontario teen was the first … READ MORE →

Freeman Top US Skier at Estonia 15K Classic

Teichmann, Kowalczyk Wins CL Races

January 27, 2007 (Otepaeae, Estonia) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 32nd and Andrew Johnson (Greensboro, VT) 51st Saturday in a windy and snowy World Cup 15km classic technique race won by former World Cup … READ MORE →

Weekly XC Club Update

January 27, 2007 – Here’s the Weekly Club Update compiled by Cross Country Canada:Latest Club News Jan 25, 2007:–http://www.overlanderskiclub.com/skimarathon.html–www.banffskirunners.net/pr22jan2007.pdfLatest Club News Dec 22, 2006–www.northbaynordic.caLatest Club News Dec 14, 2006–www.banffskirunners.net/pr10dec06.pdfLatest Club News Dec 7, 2006–www.banffskirunners.net/PRDec306.pdfLatest Club … READ MORE →

Team Sprints Introduced at 2007 National Championships

January 27, 2007 – Team Sprints will make their debut at the 2007 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in Quebec City. The opening day of competitions will be held on the Plains of Abraham in … READ MORE →

Snappy Women Grab Two Spots In Top-15 At Biathlon Junior Worlds

January 26, 2007 – Val Martello, ITA – Canada’s women’s biathletes had fast skis and sharp shooting, which led to a number of impressive results at the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships, in Martell-Val Martello, Italy, … READ MORE →

Three Canadians Crack Top-15 At Junior Biathlon Worlds

January 25, 2007 – The Canadian team kick-started the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships in fine form Wednesday, posting a top-10 and two top-15 finishes in the men’s individual races in Martell-Val Martello, Italy.In his first … READ MORE →

Flora, Valaas Win SuperTour FR Sprints

January 25, 2007 – Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA), who has been almost bulletproof this winter in Cross Country SuperTour sprints, won her ninth sprint of the season Wednesday while Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK), who won … READ MORE →

EKATI Diamond Mine Donates Diamonds to Rock And Ice Ultra

January 25, 2007 – The EKATI Diamond Mine is pleased to announce its support for the Rock and Ice Ultra, an annual winter endurance event to be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; the inaugural race … READ MORE →

SIA 2007 – Day 3

January 24, 2007 – Day Three of the SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show started off with some inspirational words from two of the industry’s super star women. This morning the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) announced … READ MORE →

U.S. Names 37 for Nordic JWCs/U-23 Champs

January 24, 2007 – Thirty-seven athletes have been named to compete at the Nordic Junior World Championships/Under-23 Cross Country Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, the U.S. Ski Team said.The championships originally were to be held Jan. … READ MORE →

U.S. Names 37 for Nordic JWCs/U-23 Champs

January 24, 2007 – Thirty-seven athletes have been named to compete at the Nordic Junior World Championships/Under-23 Cross Country Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, the U.S. Ski Team said.The championships originally were to be held Jan. … READ MORE →

SIA 2007 – Day 2

January 23, 2007 (Las Vegas, NV) – With Day One of the SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show under their belts, the snowsports industry went about the business of reconnecting with industry friends at celebrations up and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Top Young Biathletes Shoot for Podium at 2007 Youth/Junior Biathlon Worlds

January 23, 2007 (Martell-Val Martello, Italy) – The Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships are set to begin this week in Martell, Italy, and Biathlon Canada announced on Tuesday there are 15 Canadian hopefuls looking to shine … READ MORE →

SIA 2007 – Preview

January 22, 2007 (Las Vegas, NV) – On Sunday, on the eve of the SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show, attendees were given a visual preview of next season’s hottest winter fashions at the 2nd Annual SIA … READ MORE →

Shauna White Picks Up Two Podiums At IPC World Cup

January 22, 2007 – The field got stronger with many of Canada’s World Cup skiers taking part in Sunday’s Haywood NorAm races at the Canmore Nordic Centre, but the results were the same. Canadians Phil … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Junior/U23 Worlds 2007 to be Rescheduled

January 22, 2007 – The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and U23 Cross-Country scheduled from January 29-February 4, 2007 in Tarvisio (ITA) have been cancelled and will be rescheduled in Tarvisio (ITA), in mid-March … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm/Madshus Sprint Prelim Qualification Results

January 21, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – Phil Widmer blasted the men’s field in the qualification round of the Haywood NorAm/Madshus Sprint in Canmore, Alta. Shayla Swanson led the women going into the heat finals.Results … READ MORE →

Randall Sprints to First U.S. Women’s Podium

Third by inches in photo finish

January 21, 2007 – Two-time Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) earned the first World Cup cross country podium by a U.S. woman Sunday, finishing third in a photo finish in a 1.2K freestyle sprint. Randall, … READ MORE →

Haywood Noram/Madshus Sprints – FIS WSC Trials

Canadians Sprint for Spots on Worlds Roster

January 20, 2007 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s elite cross-country ski athletes were battling for more than national bragging rights during the Madshus sprint races on Saturday at their home training centre in Canmore, Alta. The … READ MORE →

Demong Rides Rocket to 6th in Seefeld Sprint

January 20, 2007 (Seefeld, Austria) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) advanced 21 places with the fifth-fastest 7.5K race Saturday after jumping to finish sixth in the Warsteiner Nordic Combined World sprint in continued mild weather.“It … READ MORE →

TD Banknorth White Mountain Classic 30K

January 20, 2007 (Jackson, NH) – GMVS coach and winner of last weekend’s Tour de Rumford continued his winning ways and dominated today’s TD Banknorth White Mountain Classic. Another coach and strong finisher in last … READ MORE →

INDi2010 Racing Team Update: Swiss Bliss

January 20, 2007 – It is amazing what a difference a week makes! I have been in Europe for two weeks now and my time here has become easier and more enjoyable with every day. … READ MORE →

CAAWS 2006 List of Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity

January 18, 2007 (Ottawa, ON) – The dominant performance by many of Canada’s top women athletes at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the people who helped them get there, had a significant impact on the … READ MORE →

Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation Awards

January 18, 2007 – Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation have announced that nominations are now being accepted for their 2007 awards. We strongly urge all club members to give this serious thought and … READ MORE →

Snow Finally Hits the East and Brings Some Relief

January 17, 2007 (Montreal, QC) – A snowstorm Sunday and Monday dropped up to 30 cms of snow over parts of New England, New York, Ontario, and Quebec. This certainly helped x-c centres in the … READ MORE →

Birkie Trail In Good Shape & Getting The Thumbs Up From Skiers

January 17, 2007 – Despite unseasonably warm temps worldwide, the wimpy winter isn’t putting the kabosh on skiers bound for the 34th annual American Birkebeiner cross country ski races slated February 22-24, 2007 in Cable … READ MORE →

Double Cross!

January 15, 2007 – DOUBLE CROSS is learning to ski through jumps and bumps in your ski club’s own “ski playground”. Cross-country skiing is much more than a walk in the park on skinny skis! … READ MORE →

US 2007 XC Worlds Team – Ten Olympians on Board

January 15, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – Ten Olympic skiers headline a group of a dozen cross country athletes named to compete next month in the Nordic World Championships in Sapporo, Japan, the U.S. Ski … READ MORE →

Canada Wins Two Bronze Medals at IPC World Cup

White and Weldon Ski to Podium

January 14, 2007 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Canada’s ParaNordic Ski Team enjoyed a successful first week at the IPC World Cup, winning two more bronze medals in the cross-country skiing distance events on Sunday in Vuokatti, … READ MORE →

Canada’s U23/Junior World Championship Team 2007

January 14, 2007 – The following athletes are selected to the U23/Junior World Championships Canadian teams competing in Tarvisio, Italy Jan.29 – Feb.4Junior World Championships– Kate Brennan, Kanata Racers– Sara Hewitt, Foothills Nordic– Hannah Perry, … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Event Selections From Across Canada

January 14, 2007 – Congratulations – the following young ladies from across Canada have been selected to attend Fast and Female on a trip subsidized by Cross Country Canada’s Women on Skis Committee! – Abby … READ MORE →

Canada’s Zina Kocher 16th at Biathlon World Cup

Best Ever Mass Start Result

January 14, 2007 (Rupholding, Germany) – Canada’s Zina Kocher put the country on her shoulders, and battled the world’s top-30 biathletes at the World Cup in Rupholding, Germany, on Sunday.Qualifying for Sunday’s 12.5-kilometre mass start … READ MORE →

Demong Leads U.S. at Nordic Combined World Cup

January 14, 2007 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) was 16th Saturday in a Nordic Combined World Cup mass start event won by Austrian Christoph Bieler, who took over the lead from … READ MORE →

Parker Tyler and Mike Sinnott Top TD Banknorth Eastern Cup Field

January 14, 2007 (Rumford, ME) – The 2-kilometers of snowmaking held up to 435 competitors yesterday in Day 2 of the TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford / Chummy Broomhall Cup Weekend. Not only … READ MORE →

Bjoerndalen Takes 70th Career Win – Le Guellec Leads Canucks

January 13, 2007 (Ruhpolding, GER) – It was a day for legends, as Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen secured his 70th career victory at the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. Suiting up for Canada, Jean-Philippe … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters 2007 XC Ski Championships this February at Black Jack

January 13, 2006 – Rossland, B.C. is enjoying great snow conditions this year and having just finished holding a NorAm race at Black Jack this weekend, we are ready and primed for the Kootenay Savings … READ MORE →

Shawna Maria Whyte Settles for Silver at IPC World Cup in Finland

January 13, 2007 – Canada’s Shawna Maria Whyte shook off a season-opening disaster at the IPC World Cup yesterday to rebound and claim a silver medal in the biathlon sit-ski sprints Friday in Vuokatti, Finland.The … READ MORE →

National Ability Center Receives Grant From US Paralympics

January 13, 2007- The National Ability Center (NAC) is proud to be the recipient of a grant awarded by the U.S. Paralympics for the creation of a Nordic Development Program for athletes with physical … READ MORE →

Bell Canada and Barenaked Ladies Join to Help Canadian Athletes Own the Podium in 2010

January 13, 2007 – Bell Canada today announced a unique partnership with Barenaked Ladies that will support Canadian athletes participating in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.A portion of the proceeds from every … READ MORE →

Registration Reminder: Haywood NorAm/WSC Trials

January 13, 2007 – The organizers of the upcoming Haywood NorAm/WSC Trials would like to remind all skiers that the registration deadline without penalty is the Wednesday before each weekend of competition.Registrations for the sprint … READ MORE →

Kids in Saskatchewan Love Nordic Skiing

January 13, 2007 – The Fort Saskatchewan Nordic Ski Club children’s cross country ski program for children four to seven years old kicked-off yesterday. The kids were skilled enough to play a game of soccer … READ MORE →

Nordic Village Provides Ultimate Nordic Experience at SIA Show

January 12, 2007 – Presented by Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) and media partners, Cross Country Skier and SkiTrax Magazine, Nordic Village will once again be a featured showcase in the main lobby of … READ MORE →