Archive | August, 2008

Burke Wins IBU International Rollerski Biathlon Cup Sprint

Aug. 30, 2008 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) claimed victory today over a strong field in the 10K Sprint at the 3rd IBU International Rollerski Biathlon Cup of the summer here … READ MORE →

Nipika Mountain Resort Hosts National Ski Team

August 30, 2008 (Nipika, BC) – Nipika Mountain Resort, tucked away across the Alberta border in the unique BC wilderness area adjacent to Kootenay National Park, is a new CCC sponsor and host to … READ MORE →

Bailey Leads US Team in Rollerski Races

August 30, 2008 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) finished fourth in the 12K Rollerski race today, the first of three days of competition here for the US Biathlon Team.Bailey finished 58.2 seconds … READ MORE →

FIS Grand Prix Ski Jumping Continues in Zakopane

August 30, 2008 (Zakopane, Poland) – The FIS Grand Prix Ski Jumping will continue in Zakopane (POL) on August 29-30 with two competitions. After the first four events, the overall standings are led … READ MORE →

Highlands Trailblazers on Dachstein Glacier

August 29, 2008 – On Sunday evening, 7 trailblazers and 2 adopted Ontario team skiers set out for Vienna, Austria to train for our ski race season. After a long sleepless night on the plane … READ MORE →

Stratton BKL Camp Report

August 29, 2008 – Perfect weather and four action packed days led to lots of smiles for the 38 campers and 10 counselors at this year’s Stratton BKL camp. The camp started … READ MORE →

2010 Paralympic Winter Games Tickets on Sale May 6, 2009

August 29, 2008 (Vancouver, BC) — As the world’s top Paralympians gather in Beijing for the 2008 Paralympic Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today announced … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined Format Changes

Changes Submitted to National Ski Association Review

August 29, 2008 – The FIS Nordic Combined Committee met in Prague last Saturday to evaluate the experiences and feedback collected following the summer events held as the FIS Grand Prix Nordic Combined from … READ MORE →

Kangaroo Hoppet Kicks off Worldloppet 2008/09 Season

August 28, 2008 – The 2008/2009 season of Worldloppet will get underway on 30th August 2008 with the Kangaroo Hoppet. The Kangaroo Hoppet is the Australian representative in the Worldloppet series of ski marathons in … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper: Lessons of Beijing

August 28, 2008 – The XXIX Olympic Summer Games in Beijing 2008 are now history and the skiing world’s attention will slowly switch to the coming winter’s highlights, including the FIS World Championships in … READ MORE →

Canadian Team Announced for 2009 FISU World University Games

August 28, 2008 – The 24th Winter Universiade will take place in the city of Harbin China. The 11-day multi winter sport event is scheduled to take place from February 18th to 28th, 2009. … READ MORE →

Canmore to Host World Junior Biathlon Championships – Volunteers Needed

August 28, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – It is a great honor for Biathlon Alberta, Biathlon Canada, and the Canmore Nordic Centre to host the first major international biathlon event in Canmore since the 1994 World … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Sea to Sky Volunteer Celebration – September 1

August 27, 2008 (Squamish, BC) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) invites the Sea to Sky community to top off their summer with a special event. … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team – New Member Open House

August 27, 2008 (Boulder, CO) – On September 7th from 4-6pm at the Boulder REI’s community meeting room, the Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team will host a new member open house. Interested skiers from … READ MORE →

APU Dominates Cuddy Classic Roller Ski Race

August 27, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – The 3rd Annual Cuddy Classic Roller Ski Race took place last weekend on Saturday August 23, in Anchorage and coincided with grand opening of the … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy: 3-Month Report

August 27, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – It has been three months since we launched the Alberta World Cup Academy, and while these months have been a blur of exciting progress … READ MORE →

CCC and FIS Racing License Applications – Deadlines Approaching

August 26, 2008 – It’s that time of year again! CCC racing licences are now available online or by mailing in the attached paper form. You must have a current racing licence or a Supporting … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: Introducing Jody Barber

August 26, 2008 – Well, it wasn’t a club I ever aspired to be a member of but after the accident, there I was – a disabled athlete. Well, maybe not an athlete … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – 2011 Canada Winter Games

August 26, 2008 – In less than three years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights on Nova Scotia as we host the 2011 Canada Winter Games. More than 3,600 athletes … READ MORE →

Adam Kates Awarded Heinz Niederhauser Scholarship

August 26, 2008 – Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce that Adam Kates has been awarded the Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Scholarship. Former National Team member remembers Heinz as a great coach with a … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Tickets – On Sale October 3

August 25, 2008 – Right in time for the Beijing Olympic Summer Games, VANOC, the organizer of the next Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada in 2010, released its detailed competition schedules which were approved … READ MORE →

Canada’s Alex Harvey – Inspired to Compete at 2010 Games

August 25, 2008 – Three-time Canadian junior Nordic skiing champion Alex Harvey, from St. Ferréol, Québec, has a very promising future. A member of the national team since 2007, the 19-year-old made his debut … READ MORE →

Placid to Host 2009 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Champs Off Snow in October

August 24, 2008 (Lake Placid, NY) – The 2009 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships will feature an added element of excitement as the nation’s finest Nordic athletes compete on plastic jumps and roller … READ MORE →

Seawolf Nordic Team Signs Three Int’l Skiers for 2008-09

August 24, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – University of Alaska Anchorage head ski coach Trond Flagstad announced today the signing of three international student athletes to National Letters of Intent to compete for the Seawolf Nordic … READ MORE →

NCCP Level 4 – Task #3 Ski Preparation Workshop Nov. 21-23

August 23, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – Alain Masson will be presenting Cross-Country BC’s High Performance seminar taking place November 21-23, 2008 in the Callaghan Valley. Masson is the Head Coach of the Yukon Ski … READ MORE →

Ski Jumpers in Summer Training

Developing Ski Jumping in Sweden

August 23, 2008 – The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec (CZE) followed by the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver have been the goal for the Swedish Ski Jumping team since the … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: The Hidden Ranges of the World by Mark Arendz

August 23, 2008 – When we are on the road, traveling because of training camps or because of competitions there are certain essentials we all need. Some of these include a … READ MORE →

Central Cross Country Skiing Elite and Junior August Camp Recap

August 23, 2008 (Haywood, WI) – Two CXC Teams, Senior and Junior, recently concluded their monthly training camp at the US Olympic Education Center in Marquette, MI. Following are weekly … READ MORE →

Interview with Lars Flora

August 22, 2008 – In 1996, Lars graduated from Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho and moved to Marquette, Michigan to train under Sten Fjeldheim at the United States Olympic Education Center. In … READ MORE →

Andy Newell Joins Stratton Junior Camp

August 22, 2008 – Thirty-eight New England skiers have joined us this year for our four day junior camp. Our goals for the camp are to expose everyone to top level … READ MORE →

Placid to Host U.S. Champs in October

August 22, 2008 (Lake Placid, NY) – The 2009 U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships will feature an added element of excitement as the nation’s finest nordic athletes compete on plastic jumps and inline … READ MORE →

Yamada Leads Ladies’ Continental Cup Ski Jumping

August 22, 2008 – The first four competitions in the ladies’ FIS Continental Cup Ski Jumping were carried out in good conditions in Bischofsgrün, Pöhla (both Germany) and Bischofshofen (AUT) from August 10-17. After … READ MORE →

ANC Cross-Country Well Underway

August 21, 2008 – Competition in the 2008 FIS Australia-New Zealand Cup (ANC) for cross-country Skiing has been hot over the last two weeks, with athletes from Canada, Japan, Switzerland and France taking on … READ MORE →

The Way to Sochi 2014: Nordic Events Update

August 21, 2008 – Just a few days ago, Sochi 2014, the host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, celebrated a special milestone of 2,014 days to go until the event. A few days … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Foothills Nordic and Cross Country Canada

August 21, 2008 – The Foothills Nordic Ski Club (FNSC) is currently seeking a Promotion and Recuitment Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction to the promotion and recruitment initiatives … READ MORE →

Interview with Stefan Read About the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

August 21, 2008 – In his first Olympic Games, Stefan Read led the Canadian ski jumping team at Torino 2006. As he trains this summer, his sights are fixed on Vancouver 2010. … READ MORE →

McKeever and Theriault Win New Zealand Continental Cup

August 20, 2008 – Thrilling racing was to be seen on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of last week, with competitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Switzerland and of course New Zealand. NZ’s Nat Anglem … READ MORE →

Biathlon Canada News: NA Summer Roller Champs and Development Grants

August 20, 2008 – Here’s the latest news from Biathlon Canada. The North American Summer Roller Biathlon Championships are slated to take place at the Canmore Nordic Centre Biathlon Facility from September 4 through … READ MORE →

Cross Country Skiing LTAD Training Plan Design With Istvan Balyi

August 19, 2008 – Cross Country Ontario is excited to bring back Istvan Balyi to Ontario. As a follow up to his two workshops for Cross Country Ontario, Balyi has an urgency to help our … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: A Day in the Life By: Jess Cockney

August 19, 2008 – Jess Cockney is a 2nd year member of the Junior Team. He lives and trains in Canmore, Alberta and is a member of Foothills Nordic and the Alberta World Cup … READ MORE →

2008 Canadian Paralympic Congress

August 19, 2008 – On October 17, 2008 communications and marketing experts in the field of disability (both sport & non-sport) will be meeting in Ottawa for a Congress that will aim to increase sport … READ MORE →

Flagstaff and Brooks Take Mountain Running Series

August 18, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – By winning last weekends Penguin Mountain run, Trond Flagstaff – University of Anchorage Alaska (UAA) Nordic Ski team coach – won the overall Alaska Mountain Running series. Holly … READ MORE →

Jumpers Take Flight in Austria

August 18, 2008 (Bischofshofen, Austria) – The U.S. Ski Jumping Team powered into the Continental Cup competition season Saturday in Austria with Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) leading the team in two days of back-to-back … READ MORE →

FIS ANC X-Country Cup Race Series 2008 – Day 1

Canada's Theriault Wins 10km Classic

August 16, 2008 (Lake Wanaka, NZ) – Day one of the FIS ANC Cup Series began yesterday at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. Racers from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and France took … READ MORE →

NENSA Deadline Approaching for Event Organizers

August 16, 2008 – The NENSA Winter Event Guide gives Event Organizer’s an opportunity to reach an estimated 3100 NENSA members this winter. A newly designed format will make the Guide easier to read and … READ MORE →

Four Candidate Cities for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012

August 15, 2008 – On 2nd August, Harbin (China), Innsbruck (Austria), Kuopio (Finland) and Lillehammer (Norway) were selected by the IOC Executive Board as shortlisted Candidate Cities for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games … READ MORE →

Interview with Master Skier Murray Banks

August 15, 2008 – Murray banks is a master ski racer, motivational speaker and Nordic ski coach. He has competed for many years in cross country skiing and most recently competed in the World … READ MORE →

APU Completes 4th and Final Summer Glacier Camp

August 14, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Centre (APUNSC), recently completed it’s fourth glacier camp of the season. This time 15 athletes and … READ MORE →

Interview with Ã…sne Havnelid, CEO of Oslo 2011

August 14, 2008 – After a few weeks on vacation, Ã…sne Havnelid, CEO of Oslo 2011, is back in the office, wearing a construction helmet. The normal hill on Holmenkollen has been dismantled … READ MORE →

Dry-land Cross-Country Season in Full Swing

August 14, 2008 – While the focus of the sports world is on the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, the Roller Skiing athletes are fighting for World Cup points and the Cross-Country athletes … READ MORE →