Archive | May, 2008

CXC 2008 Coaches Conference

May 31, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – The Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce the 2008 Coaches Conference organized in conjunction with the CXC Regional Elite Camp on June 30-July 2. “This is … READ MORE →

VANOC Files Statement of Defence on Women Ski Jumping at Vancouver 2010

Court Documents from Both Sides

May 30, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games announced that it has filed a Statement of Defence on Friday morning, May 30, responding to the … READ MORE →

FIS Unveils “Bring Children to the Snow”

Growing Sport Important to FIS

May 30, 2008 (Cape Town, South Africa) – Growing the sport worldwide was one of the key topics at the International Ski Federation’s biennial FIS Congress which ended May 30 in Cape Town. Over 1,100 … READ MORE →

Garnet Hill Lodge Seeks Ski Center Director

May 30, 2008 – Garnet Hill Lodge, a premier cross country ski resort in the Adirondack Mtns of upstate NY, has a thriving program and is looking for a new ski center director who will … READ MORE →

FIS Congress Update

First FIS Ladies Seminar

May 30, 2008 (Cape Town, SA) – The FIS Council has been meeting since Monday, considering various proposals submitted by the Technical Committees after their meetings earlier in the week. One of most important items … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers File Lawsuit Against Vancouver 2010

May 30, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) – The controversy over the inclusion of women’s ski jumping at the Vancouver 2010 Games is heating up as eight female ski jumpers including Anette Sagen (Nor), Daniela Iraschko (Aus), … READ MORE →

NCCSEF Announces U25 Grant Awards

May 30, 2008 – The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) recently announced the award of ten $1,500 grants to US Elite Athletes under the age of 25. These grants were made possible due … READ MORE →

Val di Fiemme to Host 2013 FIS Nordic Worlds

May 29, 2008 (Cape Town, South Africa) – FIS has just announced from their Congress in Cape Town, South Africa that Val di Fiemme, Italy will host the 2013 FIS Nordic Worlds winning over Falun … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Trail Work Day – Saturday, June 7

May 29, 2008 – In honor of National Trails Day the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation will host a Birkie Trail workday on Saturday, June 7, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are … READ MORE →

Montreal Doctor Maurice Duquette Pleads Guilty

XC Skiers Implicated

May 29, 2008 (Montreal, QC) – Maurice Duquette, who most notably was top Canadian cycling star, Genevieve Jeanson’s former doctor, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 14 charges of administering erythropoietin (EPO) to professional athletes before … READ MORE →

New Junior Olympics 2008 Slideshow on 2009 XC Junior Nationals Website

May 27, 2008 – Check out some of the great images from the USSA Junior Championships March! This multi-media show is a photo compilation of some of the best images from the 2008 Cross … READ MORE →

Callaghan Country and Whistler Olympic Park To Host On-Snow Development Camp

May 27, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – The Callaghan Valley Training Center (CVTC), a National Athlete Development Centre for cross-country skiing, is holding an on-snow camp in the Callaghan Valley June 1 – 8. The camp … READ MORE →

CXC Announces Training Camps

May 26, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – In the last several years CXC has established outstanding opportunities for skiers at all levels to participate in training camps, from introduction to high performance training. “These camps are … READ MORE →

X-C Ski Racers Dominate Pole-Paddle-Pedal Competition Again – Greene and Max on Top

May 25, 2008 (Bend, Oregon) – Over its 32-year history, Bend, Oregon’s annual Pole-Paddle-Pedal competition has seen its individual class dominated by cross-country ski racers. This year was no different as Oregon X-C ski team … READ MORE →

VANOC Endorses Updated Plans for 2010 Games – Tickets on Sale October 8

May 25, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) – With only a few months remaining until the Beijing Games conclude and the eyes of the world turn to Vancouver 2010, the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Organizing … READ MORE →

CXC’s Scott Wilson Receives Al Merrill Nordic Award

May 24, 2008 – During the USSA Spring Congress in Park City, UT, Scott Wilson, Hayward WI, was awarded the Al Merrill Nordic Award. In a letter from USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt, … READ MORE →

Mansfield Nordic Club Seeks Head Coach

May 24, 2008 – The Mansfield Nordic Club is seeking an experienced coach for a year-round training program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to take charge of a previously all volunteer program and … READ MORE →

FIS News

May 23, 2008 – Here’s the latest news from FIS including the first ever International Ski Congress to be held on the African continent in Cape Town (RSA) beginning May 25; IOC launches Olympic … READ MORE →

Paul Robbins Honoured with John J. Clair Jr. Award

May 23, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – At the recent USSA Congress May 13-18 a number of individuals were recognized including the late Paul Robbins, a phenomenal writer who dedicated 30 years of his … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Ski Academy 08/09 – Popular New Initiative out of Canmore

May 22, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – On May 5 the Alberta World Cup Ski Academy launched into the 2008/2009 season by announcing its 2009 team. The 15-person squad is made up of athletes living … READ MORE →

CXC Announces Regional Elite Group and State Development Group Selections

May 21, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – The Board of Directors of CXC is pleased to announce the Regional Elite Group and State Development Groups. The Central ski community can be very proud of these … READ MORE →

APU Nordic Best in the U.S.

May 21, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – In 2007/2008 Alaska Pacific University’s Nordic Ski Center truly had a stellar racing season. In December 2007, Kikkan Randall became the first U.S. woman to win a … READ MORE →

2007/08 USSA Awards, Congress, Conference – Photos

Inaugural Excellence 2008: An Elite Performance Clinic for USSA Clubs

May 20, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – The 2008 USSA Awards dinner, part of the annual USSA Congress, was held on Friday, May 16, honouring athletes, coaches, and clubs. … READ MORE →

Five Candidates for 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

May 18, 2008 – The organizers of the 2012 FIS Ski Flying World Championships and the 2013 FIS Alpine, Nordic, Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships will be elected by the FIS Council on Thursday, May … READ MORE →

First International Carving & Nordic Ski Cup for the Blind & Partially Sighted

May 18, 2008 – The french-speaking Swiss group of blind and partially sighted skiers (GRSA) will celebrate its 40th birthday in 2009, 40 years of skiing in tandem. Since 1969 GRSA, which has been … READ MORE →

GM’s Making Dreams Possible Grants

May 17, 2008 – GM and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) know that preparation is the key to medal-winning performances. Athletes can’t win international medals without adequate funding and top-level coaching. Without the necessary … READ MORE →

2009 Project Podium Calendar: Photo Contest

May 17, 2008 – We would like to utilize customer feedback from our division and club survey to make the calendar more appealing to a broader market within the cross-country skiing community. While not forgetting … READ MORE →

Top Athletes Honored by USSA

Kikkan Randall XC Athlete of Year

May 16, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who rewrote the history of women’s alpine skiing in the United States throughout the 2008 season, is being honored with the U.S. Ski … READ MORE →

USSA Honors Nation’s Top Clubs

APU Nordic Club of the Year

May 16, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – With only around 300 feet of vertical drop, tiny Buck Hill alongside I-35 south of Minneapolis hardly looks like a world-class ski racing center. But the Buck Hill … READ MORE →

Nation’s Top Coaches Honored by USSA

Flora and Whitcomb Win Awards

May 15, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Phil McNichol (Park City, UT), who retired after 12 years of service with the U.S. Ski Team following the 2008 season, is being distinguished as the 2008 USSA … READ MORE →

Randall and Ellis to Marry on May 16

May 15, 2008 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The sound of ski poles clinking together will replace the ring of wedding bells as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) marries Canadian skier … READ MORE →

Cascades Renews Partnership with Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

Alex Harvey Receives Bursary

May 15, 2008 (Montreal, QC) – Mr. Alain Lemaire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc., announced that Cascades is renewing its partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence by investing $270,000 up … READ MORE →

US and Canadian Teams Finish Camps at 2010 Olympic Venue

May 14, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – The sun was breaking through the clouds on a May morning in Whistler, British Columbia, but the meticulously groomed trails in … READ MORE →

Salomon USA Welcomes New Apparel Manager

May 14, 2008 (Ogden, UT) – Salomon USA is pleased to announce its new Apparel Manager, Nora Stowell. Stowell will direct the Apparel team in both Sales and Category Management, creating a cohesive plan … READ MORE →

New Rossignol XC and Biathlon Teams for 2008/09

Angerer, Filbrich, Glagow on Board

May 13, 2008 – The unparalleled performances of the Rossignol X-Ium package in the Nordic World Cup events this season have convinced our racers to continue with Rossignol, but have also caught the eye of … READ MORE →

CANSI Administrative Support – Job Opportunity

May 13, 2008 – The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) is looking for an organization or individual to provide administrative support and function as our National Office. CANSI is the professional certifying body … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2007-08 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – Winners

Devon Kershaw Wins Best Overall Nordic Skier

May 12, 2008 – The votes are in and the big winners are Devon Kershaw (Can) who won Best Overall Nordic Skier and Best Overall Elite/U23 … READ MORE →

Edmonton Nordic Ski Club Seeks Head Coach

May 12, 2008 – The Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is seeking a qualified experienced full time head club coach to lead, foster and coordinate the club’s athlete development program. This is a two-year contract position … READ MORE →

USA XC Ski Team – 2010 Olympic Trails Test Run Photos

May 12, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – The US Ski Team has been training on the 2010 Olympic trails in Whistler, BC for its spring training camp … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – NENSA Youth and Introductory Programs Director

May 12, 2008 – NENSA is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Youth & Introductory Programs Director. The Youth & Introductory Programs Director directs youth skiing with the Bill Koch Youth Ski … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Last Chance to VOTE!

Tight Races in Several Categories

May 11, 2008 – This is the final day to cast your ballots for the SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards and honour North America’s top Nordic skiers. Voting ends today, … READ MORE →

USA XC Ski Team Tackles 2010 Venue

May 10, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – Eager to master the 2010 Olympic trails early on, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team headed to Whistler, BC for its summer training camp to get … READ MORE →

Skiing in Silver Star – Alberta WC Ski Academy Photos

May 10, 2008 (Silver Star, BC) – The Alberta World Cup Ski Academy kicked off the year with a spring training camp on Silver Star Mountain, BC. After three days of … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Announces 2008-09 Team

May 10, 2008 (Alberta) – The Alberta World Cup Academy, which was officially announced on March 15, today introduced the athletes and coaching staff who will drive the vision as members of the 2008-09 … READ MORE →

Vancouver Made Ski Jumping History in 1958

May 10, 2008 – The Vancouver Sun published a story on the 50-year anniversary of a ski jumping competition held in Empire Stadium in Vancouver. In the pre-alpine skiing days, the sport was popular with … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2007/08 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Final Weekend to VOTE!

Several Tight Races!

May 9, 2008 – There are some neck and neck races in some categories while in other categories there are run away winners. The Paul Robbins Breakthrough Performance award category … READ MORE →

Exel Group Sells Outdoor Business to Karhu Sports

May 9, 2008 (Helsinki, Finland) – In a move to increase the profitability of both its Outdoor Sport and its Industrial Composite business, Exel Plc has sold the EXEL Sports Outdoor sport division, which includes … READ MORE →

CCC-AltaGas Club Incentive and Coach Mentoring Program

Application Deadline May 31

May 9, 2008 – The Altagas Club Incentive and Coach Mentoring Program is a recent CCC initiative aimed at supporting Canada’s high performance clubs and coaches by optimizing HP coaches’ ongoing and practical education and … READ MORE →

Paul Robbins Celebration

Saturday, June 28

May 8, 2008 – Since the passing of our friend Paul this past February, we have all shared sadness, but also joy in the exchange of stories and tales of how he impacted our … READ MORE →

National Training Centre and PN Development Athlete Selections

May 8, 2008 – CCC has recently released the current list of athletes selected to the National Training Centres. The Thunder Bay NTDC Athletes and Para-Nordic Development Squad are now included, in addition to the … READ MORE →