Archive | June, 2008

Central Cross Country Ski Association Launches CXC Academy

June 30, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce the CXC Academy, on-demand coaching support that is now available to provide on line support and advice to skiers, coaches … READ MORE →

Coaching Internship Program Accepting Applications

June 30, 2008 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2008-2009 Coaching Internship Program. Through the program, which is funded in part … READ MORE →

Western Canada Receives Funding Boost from National Cross-Country Ski Development Society

June 29, 2008 – The National Cross-Country Ski Development Society recently approved a substantive contribution of close to $250,000 aimed at sharpening the high performance delivery of several clubs and club coaches in western Canada … READ MORE →

2008 CCC Volunteer Awards

June 28, 2008 – Earlier this month at the 2008 Cross Country Canada AGM held in Whistler, BC, the following individuals were recognized for their outstanding contribution to promoting and supporting … READ MORE →

Women Jumpers Train for Future of Sport

June 27, 2008 (Middleton, Wisc.) – In an effort to help define their sport for the future, the women’s U.S. Ski Jumping Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin’s Black Hawk Ski Club, recently spent five days … READ MORE →

Bill Demong 2nd at Annual Bike Race

June 27, 2008 (Kamas, Utah) – From Tour de France to the streets of Kamas, UT, bike racing season is in full swing. After taking second place in the High Uinta’s Classic, the U.S. Nordic … READ MORE →

XC Ski Paralympian Nominated to Canadian Team Headed to Beijing

June 27, 2008 – Para-Nordic Senior World Cup team member Shauna Maria Whyte of Hinton, Alberta has been nominated to the Canadian Cycling Association’s Paralympic cycling squad headed to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games … READ MORE →

Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship Grant Applications Needed

June 27, 2008 – January 5, 2008 was a sad day for cross country skiing in Canada. Heinz Niederhauser passed away while taking a short ski between events and coaching his skiers at the … READ MORE →

Coaching Internship Program Accepting Applications

June 27, 2008 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2008-2009 Coaching Internship Program. Through the program, which is funded in part … READ MORE →

Public Questionnaire on Proposed New XC Trails at Lake Louise

Deadline Next Week!

June 26, 2008 – There’s some exciting news from the National Parks about great plans for improved XC skiing at Lake Louise. Parks Canada is circulating a public questionnaire that everyone is urged to … READ MORE →

FIS Anti-Doping Controls 2007/2008

Fivefold Increase in Out-of-Competition Testing

June 26, 2008 – Based on long-term, structured anti-doping efforts, including the FIS Blood Profiling Program that was introduced as of the 2001/2002 season, FIS is increasingly in a position to conduct targeted testing. In … READ MORE →

INDi2010 Racing Team Dissolves

June 26, 2008 – After three successful seasons as one of the most dominate cross-country ski teams in Canada, it is with regret that the INDi2010 Racing Team announces that it will dissolve for … READ MORE →

FIS Roller Skiing World Cup Kicks off in Italy

June 26, 2008 – The dry-land training and Roller Skiing season started in earnest around Europe with the arrival of the summer. While some national races already took place, the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup … READ MORE →

Hendrickson Ready to Fly With Center of Excellence

June 26, 2008 (Park City, UT) – The excitement radiated from Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) as she set foot for the first time on the site of the soon to be completed Center of … READ MORE →

US Nordic Combined Star Todd Lodwick Aims at 2010

Back from Retirement

June 25, 2008 – Retirement for US Nordic Combined star, Todd Lodwick, has been short lived. The Steamboat Springs, CO native retired at the end of the 2006 but now has his eye … READ MORE →

US National XC Championships Head to Alaska

2009 and 2010 XC Nationals in Anchorage

June 24, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – In 2009 the US Short Distance XC Nationals will return to Anchorage, Alaska for the first time in 15 years. On June 9, the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage … READ MORE →

Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy Launches Nordic Program for 2008-2009

June 23, 2008 – The Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy is pleased to announce that it has established a Nordic program for the 2008-2009 academic year to compliment the existing alpine and snowboard programs. It is … READ MORE →

Worldloppet News: Corradini Re-elected and Bieg Piastow Race Added

June 22, 2008 (Mora, Sweden) – At the Worldloppet Annual General Meeting in Mora (SWE) on June 13, Angelo Corradini was re-elected as Secretary General of Worldloppet for another four years. The re-election was ratified … READ MORE →

Middlebury College Seeks XC Assistant Coach

June 21, 2008 (Middlebury, VT) – Middlebury College is looking for a cross-country ski Assistant Coach/Rikert Touring Center Staff who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the NENSA (non-carnival) cross-country ski team (driving, … READ MORE →

FIS to Publish Another Book on Fine Arts

June 21, 2007 – Following the success of previous works, including the FIS book “Skisport in den bildenden Kunst” that received the Ullr Award from the International Skiing History Association (ISHA), FIS has launched preparations … READ MORE →

2009 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations

June 20, 2008 – The following is USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2009 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. USSA will … READ MORE →

John Morton 7-time Olympian Inducted into US Biathlon’s Hall of Fame

June 20, 2008 (Pineland Farms, Maine) – The United States Biathlon Association (USBA) is pleased to announce the induction of John Morton to their national Hall of Fame. Morton has represented the United States at … READ MORE →

Inaugural Canadian National Ski Team Outreach Week – June 23-29

June 19, 2008 – Canada’s best cross-country skiers, including Olympic and World Cup medallists Chandra Crawford, Sara Renner and Devon Kershaw, will take their summer training program on the road while traveling coast-to-coast to work … READ MORE →

National Coaching Certification Program – Partner Action Plans

June 18, 2008 (Ottawa, ON) – The partnership that delivers the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) — the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), national sport organizations (NSOs), and Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs) — met in … READ MORE →

USSA Celebrates Center of Excellence Milestone

June 17, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) celebrated a milestone in the construction of its Center of Excellence Monday. Around 50 USSA staff members joined the Jacobsen … READ MORE →

2008-2009 CXC Elite Team Announced

Compton and Cook Return

June 16, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 CXC Elite Team. CXC is extremely proud of this talented and dedicated group of athletes. Caitlin Compton … READ MORE →

2009 Project Podium Calendar Photo Contest – Deadline June 25

June 16, 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 →

Vancouver 2010 Launches Campaign to Protect Against Fraudulent Merchandizing

Tickets and Games Merchandise at Risk

June 15, 2008 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is taking aim at pretenders by launching a national advertising campaign next week to raise consumer awareness about … READ MORE →

2008-09 Coaching Internship Program – $12,000 in Subsidies

June 14, 2008 – Service Canada is providing financial assistance for this project through the Government of Canada’s Career Focus program, which offers financial support to employers and organizations to provide post-secondary graduate youth with … READ MORE →

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

June 13, 2008 – We’re pleased to announce the prize winners of the inaugural SkiTrax 2007-08 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards recognizing elite, U23 and junior skiers, along with biathlon, Nordic combined, and … READ MORE →

Adam Kates is New Thunderwolves Nordic Ski Coach

June 12, 2008 – Lakehead Athletics is very proud to announce the hiring of Lakehead alumnus Adam Kates as the new Thunderwolves Nordic Ski Coach. Kates is replacing former Coach Lisa Patterson who … READ MORE →

Andrew Johnson Joins Utah Skiing Staff

June 11, 2008 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Director of Skiing Eli Brown has added two new coaches to his staff. Former U.S. Ski Team athlete Andrew Johnson has accepted the position of assistant … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Chelsea Nordiq Ski and Biathlon Club Head Coach

June 10, 2008 – The Chelsea Nordiq is the largest cross-country ski and biathlon club in Quebec. The Club has over 800 members and is based in Chelsea, Quebec. We have over 400 members registered … READ MORE →

Rossignol Hires New Nordic Product Manager

June 9, 2008 – We are very pleased to announce the hiring of Rossignol’s new Nordic Product Manager, Drew Gelinas. Drew started with Rossignol at The Mountain Center in Park City on June … READ MORE →

Trailblazers Take on the Trail!

June 9, 2008 (Duntroon, ON) – The Highlands Trailblazers Nordic ski team, based out of Highlands Nordic in Duntroon, are challenging themselves to be the first team ever to run the whole Bruce Trail, in … READ MORE →

2009 Project Podium Calendar: Photo Contest

June 8, 2009 – 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 →

FIS Congress Wrap Up – Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Changes

What's New In XC - Nordic Favourites

June 7, 2008 – The 46th International Ski Congress in Cape Town (RSA) has now concluded. The FIS Council made several important decisions during its meetings in the course of the Congress week. For a … READ MORE →

The National Cross-Country Ski Development Society Announces Funding Support for 2008-09

June 6, 2008 – The National Cross-Country Ski Development Society today has approved a substantive contribution of close to $250,000 aimed at sharpening the high performance delivery of several clubs and club coaches in western … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports Center Hires New Development Coach

June 5, 2008 (Caribou, Maine) – The MWSC is excited to announce that Austin Ross will be joining their coaching staff. Originally from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Ross skied for the Rocky Mountain Division … READ MORE →

Diabetes Won’t Hold Back Top XC Skier Freeman

June 4, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Olympian Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) could have easily given up his dreams when a doctor told him that he was a type 1 diabetic and would no … READ MORE →

CVTC On-snow at the Callaghan Country Lodge Trails

June 4, 20008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – We just got back from a great ski on the Callaghan Country Lodge trails – up the valley from Whistler Olympic Park – where there’s … READ MORE →

Swedish Coach Johnsson at Burke Mountain Academy August Camp

June 2, 2008 – The BMA August camp that runs from August 10-18 welcomes Jesper Johnsson, a member of the coaching team at the Jaerpen Ski Gymnasium in Sweden, as a guest coach for the … READ MORE →

Newlyweds Update – Kikkan and Jeff from Anchorage to Moab

June 2, 2008 – It has been a whirlwind journey of travel and fun for our US-Canadian newlywed couple Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis who were married on May … READ MORE →

FIS Congress – World Cup XC Ski Updates for 2008/2009

World Cup 2008/09 Calendar Released

June 1, 2008 (Cape Town, SA) – Welcome to the 21st edition of the FIS Cross-Country News! The 46th International Ski Congress, which took place this week in Cape Town (RSA), brought many updates for … READ MORE →