Archive | September, 2008

CXC Elite Team Camp Wrap

September 10, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – The CXC Elite Team September intensity camp wrapped up recently and it was an epic 10 days filled primarily with solid VOmax workouts and time-trials. … READ MORE →

US Biathletes Head to Utah

September 30, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – The US Biathlon Team heads to Utah next week for their final dry-land training camp, before beginning snow training in November. The team convenes in Heber City early … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: The Ultimate Teammate

September 30, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – Most of us have either brothers or sisters. There may be two or three in the family practicing the same sport: cross-country skiing. I would like to take … READ MORE →

Aukland and Steira Strong at Norwegian XC Running Championships

September 30, 2008 (Oslo, Norway) – Anders Aukland and Kristin Steira proved they don’t just have to rely on skis to move across the ground quickly. The two Norwegian skiers were among a handful of … READ MORE →

2009 TD Banknorth Eastern Cup, Super Tour and JOQ Schedule Announced

September 30, 2008 – Exciting things are in the making for the upcoming race season! New England skiers as well as those from regions across the country will have the opportunity to experience … READ MORE →

Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinics – Register Now!

September 29. 2008 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – The Yellowstone Ski Festival Clinics are one of the most popular aspects to Thanksgiving Week. Our clinics are suitable for Nordic skiers of all ability levels. This is … READ MORE →

Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi Lead Inaugural 350 Bike Ride

September 29, 2008 (Calgary, AB) – Olympic and World Cup medalists, Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi, are set to lead a group of 350 cyclists for the inaugural 350 ride. The 20km recreational ride, … READ MORE →

USSA Coaches Education Certification System Launched

September 29, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Effective October 2008, the USSA will launch the first level of a multi-level cross country-specific Coaches Education Certification System. The curriculum is based on up-to-date practices used by … READ MORE →

FIS Youth & Children’s Seminar: Focus on Bringing Children to Snow

September 29, 2008 (Zurich, Switzerland) – The sixth FIS Youth and Children’s Seminar will be held in Zurich (Sui) in conjunction with the FIS Autumn Committee and other meetings. Following positive feedback on the … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon World Championships – Canada’s Megan Tandy 3rd in Junior Pursuit

France Wins Mixed-Relay

September 28, 2008 (Bessans, France) – Megan Tandy of British Columbia won the bronze medal yesterday in the Junior Women’s Pursuit competition as Anais Bescond of France won the event ahead of her teammate Marina … READ MORE →

USA’s Van Back on the Podium in Germany

Canada's de Leeuw 11th

September 28, 2008 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – The U.S. Ski Jumping Team’s Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) pushed her competition up a notch, landing on the podium in third place in a Continental Cup competition Saturday … READ MORE →

NENSA Ski Clinic: Introduction to Performance Skiing and Racing Techniques – Dec. 13-14

September 27, 2008 – Come join us for the second annual season opener ski clinic at Trapp Family Lodge December 13-14, 2008. This clinic will not only teach the basic classic and skate techniques … READ MORE →

IBU World Cup 2008/2009 Team Selection – Sweeping Changes

US Women Increase

September 27, 2008 – At the IBU Congress in September sweeping changes to the World Cup participation rules were passed. The US Team is now allowed to start five men and four women in the … READ MORE →

CXC’s Compton and Gregg Accepted into Arena Roster

September 27, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – The Central Cross Country Ski Association is proud to announce the acceptance of CXC Elite Team athletes Brian Gregg and Caitlin Compton to the Arena’s (ITA) roster. … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon World Championships – USA’s Hoover 20th in Pursuit

September 27, 2008 (Bessans, France) – Doug Hoover (Williamsburg, PA) finished 20th in today’s 6 km Pursuit competition, despite picking up four penalties in the final standing stage at the Summer Biathlon World Championships. The … READ MORE →

USA’s Jessica Jerome Third at Continental Cup in Germany

September 26, 2008 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – The U.S. Ski Jumping Team’s Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) pulled in her third Continental Cup podium in a row Friday as she finished third in the season’s seventh … READ MORE →

2009 US XC Ski Team Named

September 26, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – The 2009 roster for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is stacked with talent and full of determination and momentum for the coming season. The team … READ MORE →

WADA 2009 Prohibited List Published

September 26, 2008 – Following its approval by WADA’s Executive Committee on September 20, the 2009 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will go into effect on January 1, 2009. … READ MORE →

Nipika Mountain Resort Hosts Canadian National XC Ski Team

September 26, 2008 – Nipika Mountain Resort, tucked away across the Alberta border in the unique B.C. wilderness area adjacent to Kootenay National Park, is a new CCC sponsor, and host to training opportunities for … READ MORE →

Val di Fiemme 2013 Gets to Work

September 25, 2008 (Val di Femme, Italy) – The first Coordination Group meeting for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme (Ita) took place on Wednesday, September 24. Almost exactly … READ MORE →

Southern Ontario Division News

September 25, 2008 – Apologies for the less professional appearance of this newsletter. Our regular editor and publisher Bill Thompson was involved in an incident with other Team Hardwood folks on his bicycle and broke … READ MORE →

CCC News: Level 3 Officials Course, Para-Nordic Welcomes Nadine Mueller, Job Opportunity

September 25, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy, in conjunction with Cross Country Canada, is pleased to offer a Level 3 Officials course in Canmore, Alberta. The course will be held at … READ MORE →

Italians Take 2008 World Cup Rollerskiing Titles

September 25, 2008 – The end of the summer also signifies the end of the dry-land season and the 2008 FIS World Cup Roller Skiing. This year’s edition of the FIS World Cup concluded last … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon World Championships Sprints – Hoover 19th, Blackstone 12th

September 24, 2008 (Bessans, France) – Doug Hoover (Williamsburg, PA) finished 19th in the 4km Sprint competition, while Stephanie Blackstone (Everett, PA) finished 12th in the 3km Sprint at the Summer Biathlon World Championships today. … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Welcomes Coach Jon Arn Enevoldsen

September 24, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy is delighted to welcome Jon Arne Enevoldsen to the coaching team. Born and raised in northern Norway, Enevoldsen has coached professionally since 1993, … READ MORE →

Central Cross Country Team Completes September Training Camp

September 24, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Thirteen Central Cross Country Team athletes recently completed their 2-week September training camp at Cresthill Resort in Hayward, WI. The weather threw everything at them and was basically spectacular. … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports’ Nancy Thibodeau Honoured

September 24, 2008 (Portland, ME) – Fort Kent Event Director Nancy Thibodeau, along with three other prominent Maine women, today received the Deborah Morton Award in ceremonies at the University of New England’s Westbrook … READ MORE →

Calling All Birkebeiner Warriors

September 24, 2008 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – The Board of Directors for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is searching for two tough cross country skiers to dress as Birkebeiner warriors and trek 54 kilometers from … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team to Roll on Maplus

September 23, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski Team has named Italian company Maplus as an official supplier of roller skis. Maplus will provide roller skis and related components to the cross country … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon World Championships Begin Sept. 24

September 23, 2008 (Bessans, France) – Competitions begin Wednesday at the 13th Annual IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in this high-altitude location, nestled in Alps of southeastern France, on Italian Border. Six competitors from the … READ MORE →

APU Skiers Dominant Kincaid Stampede

September 23, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – The third and final rollerski event in the Anchorage Parks and Recreation series took place this past Sunday at the city’s Kincaid park – the … READ MORE →

Optimism for Liberec 2009 and Interview with Katerina Neumannova

October 16, 2008 (Liberec, Czech Republic) – The official Final Inspection for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec (CZE) took place on Monday, October 13. The organizing committee presided by Katerina Neumannova, … READ MORE →

Silver Star Receives Initial Snow Dusting

XC Ski Camps Nov.29-Dec.7

September 22, 2008 – It is time to get excited about the upcoming winter season as snow starts to fall at Silver Star! If you have been waiting to start roller skiing now is … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Launches In-House Magazine

September 21, 2008 (Boulder, Colorado) – Boulder Nordic Sport has launched a new informational in-house magazine created by owner Nathan Shultz. This is a project that he and I (Zach Caldwell) discussed back … READ MORE →

Highlands Nordic Hosts – CCC Level 1, 2 Competition Officials Training Courses

September 21, 2008 (Duntroon, ON) – For those with no prior training in competition officiating, a level 1 course is scheduled for Highlands Nordic, Duntroon, Ontario for Sunday, October 19. The seminar will be … READ MORE →

Canmore Nordic Centre 2008-09 Winter Event Calendar

September 21, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – The 2008-09 Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park winter event calendar is now available. The centre will be a busy facility again this year hosting multiple high level events including … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Kris Freeman Update – Gathering Steam

September 20, 2008 – Everything continues to look very good for Kris. He did his first OD session since August today, and felt excellent – 2.5 hours downriver (well, downroad on rolling terrain, … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Visits Yellowknife and HPCE Assignments Announced

September 20, 2008 (Yellowknife, NWT) – Over the weekend, Beckie Scott traveled to the north and was able to catch up with some local Track Attack and High Performance athletes along with … READ MORE →

WADA to Review 2009 Prohibited List and Privacy Standard

September 20, 2008 (Montreal, QC) – FIS President Gian Franco Kasper will participate in the meetings of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee this coming weekend in Montreal (CAN). The agenda for the September … READ MORE →

NENSA News: USST Lake Placid Camp, Training with Skibec, Paperless Membership Option

September 20, 2008 – The New England Nordic Ski Association is offering a spot for an intern coach at the NENSA/USST camp taking place during the week of October 1-6th, Lake Placid, NY. If you … READ MORE →

Down Time… Up Time

August 31, 2008 – Greetings SkiTrax’ers! Over the last month, I’ve been on the glacier twice, and back east in North Carolina and Vermont for 10 days visiting Annie’s family and getting a little change … READ MORE →

Passion for Skiing and Baking!

August 31, 2008 – Welcome to my SkiTrax diary! I’m excited to be able to share my training, racing, and life experiences with the readers of This will be my first online journal, and … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Launches More Skier Diaries

Southam and Mannix

September 19, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – SkiTrax is happy to announce the launch of two more additions to our Skier Diaries section with US Nordic athletes James Southam, a 2006 US Olympian, and … READ MORE →

Skiing with the Best in the World

September 19, 2008 – Who would think that in the peaceful little country of Austria most of the world’s best Cross Country Skiers and Biathletes would come to for weeks and weeks to train each … READ MORE →

CXC Elite Team Supports Midwest Retailers

September 19, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association launches a program to support retailers in the Midwest. Elite level athletes and coaches to help in the … READ MORE →

Help NYSEF Ski Jumper Nina Lussi Make the Cover of Sports Illustrated – Vote Today

September 19, 2008 – Vote for Lake Placid’s Nina Lussi 14, to be Sports Illustrated for Kids athlete of the year. She has made it into the top 10 out of 6,000 entries. … READ MORE →

Find Your Olympic Spirit with Canadian Pacific Spirit Train

September 19, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada and athletes, past and present, have join forces to support Canadian Pacific in the launch of the Canadian Pacific Spirit Train. The Olympic/Paralympic and CCC sponsor … READ MORE →

USSA Membership Deadline Approaching – Oct. 15

September 18, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association members can save now by completing registration by Wednesday, October 15. “We are encouraging all members to complete the membership renewal process as … READ MORE →

2008 Yellowstone Ski Festival – November 25-29

September 18, 2008 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – The West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the dates for the 2008 Yellowstone Ski Festival. Join over three thousand other Nordic ski enthusiasts … READ MORE →

2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Update – Construction Begins

September 18, 2008 (Olso, Norway) – The autumn coordination group meeting with the organizing committee, FIS, and the television and marketing rights holders, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), for the 2011 FIS Nordic World … READ MORE →