Archive | May, 2009

Fitzgerald Named Cross Country Newfoundland Head Coach

May 31, 2009 (St.John’s, NL) – Gerry Rideout, President of CCNL is very pleased to announce that Will Fitzgerald has accepted the position of Head Coach of the Provincial Cross Country Ski Team effective … READ MORE →

Mountaineer Hans Weber Passes Away

May 31, 2009 (Chelsea, QC) – Mountaineer, scientist, and adventurer, Hans Weber, who lived in Chelsea, QC and helped found the Nakkertok Nordic Cross Country Ski Club in 1971 passed away recently at the age … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009/10 North American Nordic Ski Awards – June 1st Launch

May 29, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The second annual SkiTrax 2009/10 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards where readers can vote for North America’s top Nordic skiers will begin on Monday. We apologize for the … READ MORE →

XC Skiing Gets Nod for Canada Winter Games in 2015

May 29, 2009 – The Canada Games Council recently launched its Sport Selection process for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in British Columbia and cross-country skiing ranked 4th among all sports in the Extra … READ MORE →

Over 150,000 Tickets Available for Vancouver 2010

May 29, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Canadians hoping to land dream tickets to an Olympic ice hockey showdown or the emotional spectacle of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will have another opportunity to secure tickets … READ MORE →

Johnson Report – Biathlon Whistler Camp and Lake Placid Training

May 28, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – The 2009-2010 season has begun! Well, actually it’s been on for the past month for me. After a relaxing break visiting friends and family, I eased into … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009/10 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Launching Soon

May 28, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – We’re a bit late this year but we’ll soon be ready to launch our second annual SkiTrax 2009/10 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards for readers to make their … READ MORE →

Interview with FIS XC Race Director Jurg Capol

May 28, 2009 (Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia) – FIS Cross-Country Race Director Jurg Capol just returned from the FIS Calendar Conference that took place in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia and provided us with quick impressions from the meetings the … READ MORE →

CAAWS’ Sex Discrimination in Sport – An Update Paper Available Online

May 27, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – In keeping with its mandate to encourage girls and women to both participate and lead in sport and physical activity, CAAWS has recently prepared an update to its original … READ MORE →

FIS Releases XC World Cup Calendar 2009/10

New Venue in Slovenia

May 27, 2009 (Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia) – The Sub-Committee for the Cross-Country World Cup was working hard in Cavtat last week to finalize the World Cup Calendar 2009/10. In the calendar, there are 24 … READ MORE →

FIS XC Committee Anouncements

May 27, 2009 (Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia) – The FIS Calendar Conference 2009 took place this past week in Cavtat-Dubrovnik (CRO). The schedule featured the spring meetings of the various FIS Technical Committees; the FIS World Cup … READ MORE →

USSA Names 2010 XC Team

May 26, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), along with World Cup sprint medalist Andy Newell (Shaftsburry, VT), Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) and three-time U.S. champion Liz … READ MORE →

USSA Registration Now Available for the 2009-10 Season

May 26, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – The USSA is accepting registrations for the 2009-10 membership season. First time users of the online registration system should begin by creating a user account in the name … READ MORE →

The USA’s Factory Team to Discontinue

May 26, 2009 (Bozeman, MT) – One of the longest and strongest teams on the US Nordic scene, the Factory Team, based out of Bozeman, MT is discontinuing after 15 years. Andy Gerlach of … READ MORE →

Maine’s Finest Honored by USSA

May 26, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Some of Maine’s finest were honored last weekend as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s recognized the nation’s top contributors to skiing and snowboarding in the U.S. Friday … READ MORE →

2010 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations

May 26, 2009 – The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2010 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

May 25, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The COC is seeking a dynamic individual to join its Toronto office for a one year contract position beginning June 1, 2009. The position is for a Bilingual Receptionist … READ MORE →

Oval Funding Partners Support Canada’s Athletes for 2010

May 25, 2009 (Calgary, AB) – Own the Podium, WinSport Canada and the University of Calgary have worked together to develop a solution to the funding shortfall facing two world-leading training facilities. The result of … READ MORE →

CXC Academy Training Period Two Released

May 24, 2009 (Verona, WI) – The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) Academy is pleased to announce that Training Period 2 covering May 25 to June 21 has been released. Period 2 is similar to period … READ MORE →

Kamloops To Host Fairness in Sport Anti-Doping Workshop for 2010 Winter Games

May 23, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The City of Kamloops, known as the Tournament Capital of Canada, will host an international workshop called “Fairness in Sport” this fall where anti-doping volunteers will be trained in … READ MORE →

Canadian Prostitutes Get Training for 2010 Games ?

May 22, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – No we’re not kidding. PACE, the Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education Society (PACE) is preparing a brochure, training, and offering support services for sex workers to learn about their … READ MORE →

Cascades Bursary Program Supports Elite Athletes for a 5th Consecutive Year

May 21, 2009 (Montreal, QC) – Mr. Alain Lemaire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc. revealed the names of the 13 athletes who will share $59,000 in bursaries for the fifth edition … READ MORE →

BC’s Newest XC Ski Loppet to Debut in 2011

May 21, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – British Columbia’s newest cross-country skiing loppet will kick-off on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Event organizers have earmarked Whistler Olympic Park, the cross-country ski venue for the Vancouver 2010 Winter … READ MORE →

USA XC Team Trains On Snow in Oregon

May 20, 2009 (Bend, OR) – Following a season of incredible success, including Kikkan Randall’s (Anchorage, AK) World Championship silver medal, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team reunited this week in Oregon to begin its … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Executive Director at Cross Country Canada

May 20, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – Cross Country Canada, the national governing body for the sport of cross-country skiing, is seeking an Executive Director to build on CCC’s international achievements beyond the 2010 Olympic and … READ MORE →

CXC Expands Masters Team for 2009/10

May 20, 2009 – The CXC Masters Team was established two years ago as an outreach mechanism to promote cross country skiing and as a fundraising opportunity for the CXC Youth Program while providing unique … READ MORE →

NSIA Announces Plans for 2010 Snow Show, One Show, Two Destinations

May 20, 2009 (Montreal, QC) – The National Snow Industries Association (NSIA) is pleased to announce the New NSIA Snow Show, One Show, Two Destinations. The 2010 NSIA Snow Show will run from Sunday, January … READ MORE →

FIS XC Racing – What’s Right, What’s Wrong

May 19, 2009 (Quebec) – SkiTrax’s Marty Hall has been watching and commenting on the FIS racing scene in his column Hallmarks but recently put his thoughts on paper as FIS is in meetings … READ MORE →

Salomon’s North American Concept Store Launch

May 19, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – On April 22 Salomon opened it’s first North American concept store in Toronto at Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence Ave. East … READ MORE →

Catamount Trail Association Loses Long Time Friend

May 18, 2009 – On Friday, May 15, 2009, John Stearns of Bridgewater, VT and Glastonbury, CT passed away at the age of 74 with his family by his side. It’s not very often … READ MORE →

Vermont Ski Areas Earn National Environmental Awards

May 18, 2009 – At the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Convention’s Golden Eagle Awards, Vermont stood out as the only ski state to win all of the award categories for environmental excellence in which … READ MORE →

One Way’s Trail Tabuk Recognized as Great Trail Running Shoe

May 18, 2009 (Germany) – One Way, manufacturers of quality xc ski poles and roller skis, is pleased to announce that its Trail Tabuk shoe was selected as one of the best trail running … READ MORE →

USSA Presents Annual Honors – Lodwick and Demong Receive Highest Awards

May 17, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Nordic combined skiers Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) received the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s highest athlete honors at an awards ceremony Friday … READ MORE →

Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team at Silver Star Mountain

May 15, 2009 (Sliver Star, BC) – With the 2010 Olympic games less than nine months away and May 1 being the official start of the new season, preparation for the … READ MORE →

Swedish National XC Ski Team in Whistler

May 15, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – Like many other Nordic teams from around the world the Swedish National XC team was recently at … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Spring 2009 Cover Bloop

May 14, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – We were excited to get SkiTrax Spring 2009, our final issue of the season, to press, albeit later than usual, but there was lots of final coverage to … READ MORE →

Local Clubs Honored by USSA – Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Recognized

May 14, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Clubs across the nation work year round to groom athletes for success in the competitive skiing and snowboarding arena. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is recognizing five … READ MORE →

US Athletes Honored For 2009 Success – Lodwick, Van and Randall Receive Awards

May 12, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – World Championship gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) will be honored for athletic excellence … READ MORE →

USA’s Top Coaches Recognized – Nordic’s Jarrett, Bayer, Flora, Caldwell Honoured

May 12, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – With athletic success that ranges from a collection of seven World Championship medals to landmark progress made at the club level, the 2009 U.S. Ski and Snowboard … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Announces 2009/2010 Roster

May 12, 2009 – The inaugural Alberta World Cup Academy team stormed the 2009 Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships last March taking top spots on every day of the week-long competition. In total, the team … READ MORE →

Salomon Canada Names Phil Villeneuve as New Nordic Specialist

May 11, 2009 – Salomon Canada is excited to announce the addition of Phil Villeneuve into their team in a full time capacity with a new multi-faceted role. Phil’s prime responsibility will be … READ MORE →

Daniel Tynell Signs Long Term Agreement with One Way

May 11, 2009 – Daniel Tynell (Swe), winner of the 2009 Vasaloppet, the most famous ski marathon race, and the only racer to win this race three times, has signed a long term agreement … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic QuickNews – Delamere Retires, Daehlie Auction

May 11, 2009 – Here’s the latest BNC News regarding BNC Treasurer Alan Delamere retiring and a new Treasurer is needed, the Bjorn Daehlie auction items for Mahon Fund, new American Birkie Open Track Tour, … READ MORE →

Burke Report – Back To Work

May 10, 2009 (Whistler, BC) – The official start to the 2009/2010 season is here and I am back to work in Whistler, BC at our first team training camp of the season. As … READ MORE →

2009-10 FXC Program Information and Application Packets Now Available

May 10, 2009 – The 2009-2010 FXC Program Information Packet and application forms are now available on both the NSCF and the FXC websites. The Packet contains a brief overview of both the Devo Team … READ MORE →

Olympic Vision Comes Alive in New Center

March 9, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – The stationary bikes are all lined up in a row. Weight platforms and treadmills are standing at the ready. The lines on the sprint track stand out brilliantly … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey and Cross Country Canada Find Compromise – Teleconference Report

May 8, 2009 – Alex Harvey and his coach, Louis Bouchard, have reached an agreement with Cross Country Canada (CCC) regarding Harvey’s attendance at CCC training camps. At a teleconference this afternoon, Harvey and … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Official News for May 2009

May 8, 2009 – Here’s the latest official news from Vancouver 2010 covering many topics including becoming a torch bearer, the next phase of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games ticket sales, podcasts and videos, Facebook, … READ MORE →

‘Canada Olympic House’ Set for Vancouver in 2010

May 8, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Canada Olympic House, the Canadian Olympic Team’s “home away from home” at each Olympic Games, will be located in downtown Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Canadian … READ MORE →

Harvey and CCC Reach an Agreement – Press Conference Later Today

May 8, 2009 – An agreement between top Canadian XC skier Alex Harvey and Cross Country Canada appears to have been reached as a joint national media teleconference will be held later today where … READ MORE →