Archive | June, 2009

Vancouver 2010 Unveils Official Posters of the Games – Order Your Poster

Watch Canada Day Podcast

June 30, 2009 – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has unveiled the official posters of Canada’s Games – the 21st produced for an Olympic Winter Games … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Announces T-Shirt Design Contest

June 29, 2009 (Hayward, Wis) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is announcing a contest to design the official t-shirt for the 2010 American Birkebeiner ski race. The winning t-shirt design will be the … READ MORE →

USSA Memberships Expire on June 30 – Renew Today

June 29, 2009 (Park City, UT) – USSA memberships expire annually on June 30. It’s now easier than ever to renew your membership with online registration. Call USSA Member Service at 435.647.2666 or email us with … READ MORE →

Pioneer of Aboriginal Women’s XC Skiing Dies

June 28, 2009 – Roseanne Allen, one of Canada’s first female Aboriginal winter Olympians, passed away on June 20 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON at age 55. According to her bio on the Aboriginal … READ MORE →

Canadian University Alumni Student-Athlete XC Skiing Scholarship

June 27, 2009 – The Canadian University Alumni Student-Athlete XC Skiing “Ski to School” Scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross-country skiing. The scholarship has been … READ MORE →

Public Invited to USSA’s Center of Excellence

June 27, 2009 (Park City, UT) – Fans of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding will have a chance to get behind the scenes at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s new national training … READ MORE →

Select XC National Training Group Trains at Center of Excellence

June 26, 2009 (Park City , UT) – Inspired by the new Center of Excellence, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Coaches Peter Vordenberg, Matt Whitcomb and Pat Casey are spearheading a select development training program … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with Chandra Crawford

June 26, 2009 (Canmore, BC) – Last month we talked exclusively with the recently retired Tor Arne Hetland from Norway. In our continuing series of profiles and interviews, we turn our sights … READ MORE →

SkiVolution Monthly Newsletter – Youth Development

June 26, 2009 – CXC Youth Program is supporting new FIS SnowKidz campaign “Bring Children to Snow”. Similar to the book “Last Child in the Woods” written by Richard Louv the snow sport community … READ MORE →

FIS Rollerski World Cup – World’s Best Come to Croatia

June 25, 2009 (Croatia) – Hello! It’s less than 10 days before the beginning of the FIS Rollerski World Cup in Croatia – so here’s some information. This is a fifth year in a … READ MORE →

Competition Programs for 2011 World Championships

June 25, 2009 – The FIS Council approved the competition programs for the 2011 FIS World Ski Championships in its last meeting in Vancouver, BC on June 12. These programs are now available for download … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Award – Prize Winners

June 24, 2009 – We are pleased to announce the winners of the five (5) great prizes as part of the second annual SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Adds Two Coaches

June 24, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy is pleased to welcome Christian Flury and Eric Groeneveld as coaches for the 2009-2010 season. Christian and Eric join Head Coach Mike Cavaliere … READ MORE →

Concept2 Launches SkiErg for Nordic Skiers

June 24, 2009 (Morrisville, VT) – Concept2, the leading manufacturer of racing oars and rowing machines, offers Nordic skiers a new way to train without snow: the Concept2 SkiErg. Similar to the Concept2 Indoor … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Marks Olympic Day – 8 Months Out of Vancouver 2010

June 24, 2009 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recognizes International Olympic Day (June 23), honouring the birth of the modern Olympic Movement, just eight months prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games arriving in … READ MORE →

Refitting the USSA Pipeline, Version 2009

June 23, 2009 (Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski Team’s development pipeline provides direction for skiers and coaches in the hunt for an Olympic medal. The seven-stage pipeline is comprised of a multitude … READ MORE →

2009 U.S. National Coaches Education Conference Comes to Minneapolis

June 23, 2009 (Park City, UT) – Join us for the U.S. Ski Team’s biennial Coaches Education Conference in . This three-day event from September 25-27 is for all cross country ski coaches and athletes … READ MORE →

Athlete Profile – 10 Things You Don’t Know About Allyson Cummings

June 23, 2009 – Here is an athlete profile of Junior Canadian Cross Country Ski Team member Allyson Cummings of Sovereign Lake, BC. She answered 10 questions for the profile: 10 Things You Don’t Know … READ MORE →

Interim CCC Executive Director Appointed

June 22, 2009 – The Cross Country Canada (CCC) Board of Directors has appointed Bruce Jeffries as Interim Executive Director. Jeffries held the Executive Director’s position previously from April 2002 to January 2006. The appointment … READ MORE →

Sad News: Biathlete Killed While Training in Maine

June 22, 2009 (Fort Fairfield, Maine) – William Neal of Jackson, Wyo., associated with the Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle, was struck by a vehicle while training with his friend at the Maine … READ MORE →

2009 CXC Technique Camp at Telemark Resort

June 22, 2009 (Madison, WI) – Open 4-day high school camp and open 2-day middle school camp is set for August 3-6 along with coaches education sessions. The goal of the camp is technique development in … READ MORE →

Canadian Pacific Named “Sponsor of the Year”

June 22, 2009 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Earlier this month Canadian Pacific was recognized as “Sponsor of the Year” by Cross Country Canada at its Annual Awards Banquet in Thunder Bay. John Anderson, yard … READ MORE →

2010 Organizers vs Canada’s XC Team – What Home-field Advantage?

June 21, 2009 (Banff, Alta.) – According to a recent article in the Toronto Star Vancouver 2010 organizers and Canada’s XC Ski Team are butting heads over several issues from ski grinding machines, to technical … READ MORE →

Godefroy Bilodeau Joins the Coaching Team of the Centre National D’entraînement Pierre-Harvey

June 20, 2009 (Quebec City, QC) – The Centre national d’entraînement Pierre-Harvey (CNEPH) in Quebec City is proud to announce that Mr. Godefroy Bilodeau has joined its permanent coaching staff. Mr. Bilodeau will … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Partners with Little Hotties and Yaktrax

June 19, 2009 (Research Triangle Park, NC) – Implus Footcare knows extreme conditions require top performance equipment. As the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding begins its training for next season, the U.S. Ski and … READ MORE →

Pietro Piller Cottrer and Paolo Bettini Race at Red Bull Road Rage in Cortina

June 19, 2009 (Romentino, Italy) – Two Briko athlete ambassadors will serve as honorary starters at the Red Bull Road Rage to take place in Cortina d’Ampezzo on June 20 and 21: a downhill … READ MORE →

Methow Valley Announces 2010 SuperTour Stop – Jan. 16-17

June 19, 2009 (Winthrop, WA) – On Saturday January 16 and Sunday January 17, 2010, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) will host the Methow Valley SuperTour. The Methow Valley Supertour is one of … READ MORE →

Silver Star Mountain Resort XC Ski Camps – Registration

June 18, 2009 (Silver Star, BC) – You are invited to the 2009 Silver Star Mountain Resort Cross Country Ski Camps! Registration is now open and I wanted to give you the first opportunity to … READ MORE →

One Way’s Nordic Walking Gipfel 2009

June 18, 2009 (Germany) – The One Way Nordic Walking Gipfel 2009 in Germany is one of the largest Nordic walking events in all of Europe. More than 1,300 participants participate at the … READ MORE →

Nic Fiore: Ski Instructor Extraordinaire Remembered

June 18, 2009 (Fresno, CA) – Nic Fiore arrived in Yosemite Valley on a snowy night in 1947 to work as a ski instructor at Yosemite’s Badger Pass. He slogged through three feet of snow … READ MORE →

Winter Operations Help Golf Courses Survive the Economic Downturn

June 18, 2009 (Boulder, CO) – Golf has been hit hard by the economic downturn – players and rounds are down, real estate sales have fallen, and the number of new golf courses is offset … READ MORE →

Record 100‚000+ Worldloppet 2008/09 Participants

June 17, 2009 – The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Worldloppet organizers was held in Gatineau, Ottawa on June 14, 2009. The representatives of the 15 cross-country ski marathons from Europe, America, Asia and … READ MORE →

VANOC’s Positive Cash Position Report

June 17, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has released its report for the third quarter of the fiscal year, which includes a positive … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Reaches Critical Crossroads

June 16, 2009 – Cross Country Canada’s (CCC) mandate or “mission statement” in general is international excellence and to “win the podium”. These past 10 years, they’ve made giant foot steps forward towards achieving … READ MORE →

Burke Report: Still Alive and Training Hard

June 15, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – I apologize for the lack of updates lately but I have been absolutely swamped with training over the last few weeks. I am back in Lake Placid now … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Award Winners

June 15, 2009 – Canada’s Alex Harvey was the runaway overall winner taking three categories in the second annual SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards. Harvey was voted the Best Overall Nordic Skier … READ MORE →

USSA L100 Technique Clinic Certification Available at NENSA

June 15, 2009 – USSA L100 Technique Clinic Certification is available at NENSA REG and Gaining Ground Clinics. There will be an opportunity for coaches to satisfy USSA L100 Technique requirements toward certification at … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards – VOTING Ends 12 Midnight June 14

Win Fabulous Prizes

June 14, 2009 – Today is the final opportunity to make your voice count and vote for the top Nordic skiers honouring elite, U23 and junior skiers, along with biathlon, … READ MORE →

2009-13 FIS Athletes’ Commission Elected

June 14, 2009 – The elections for the FIS Athletes’ Commission were held during the FIS World Championships 2009. A total of 27 candidates in the six disciplines stood for election and athletes participating … READ MORE →

FIS Records Fourfold Increase in Out-of-Competition Testing

June 14, 2009 – Structured out-of-competition doping controls are a mandatory requirement on all International Federations under the new World Anti-Doping Code that became effective as of 1st January 2009. This emphasis is also reflected … READ MORE →

NENSA News

June 14, 2009 – Here a couple of news items from NENSA, the New England Nordic Ski Association, including an announcement about NENSA VO2/LT Testing Day #1 hosted by UNH. Also, check out this great … READ MORE →

Coaching Grant Opportunities

June 14, 2009 – Cross Country Canada has gathered information on various coaching grant opportunities that are available this year. Please read below for more information on these opportunities and click the supplied links for … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards – VOTING Closes June 14

Great Prizes

June 12, 2009 – The final countdown is on as readers cast their votes for North America’s top Nordic skiers in the second annual SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards honouring elite, U23 and … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Empowers Through Sport

Fast and Female Success in U.S.

June 12, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Though World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) is best known for carving out the history of her sport for U.S. Women, Randall has an equally large passion … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – CCC Executive Director – Closing Date Postponed to June 22

June 11, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada, the national governing body for the sport of cross-country skiing, has postponed its closing date for applications for the position of an Executive Director to June … READ MORE →

Report on Canada’s High Performance Coaches Reveals Successes, Gaps

June 11, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – The working conditions for Canada’s high performance coaches are less than ideal given the significant time commitment, the heavy workload required, and the salaries received by coaches of the … READ MORE →

Brenna Ellis Retires From US Ski Jumping Team

June 10, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – After jumping for most of her life and competing for the U.S. Ski Team for two years, Brenna Ellis (Park City, UT), a student at Westminster College, is … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards – Prizes

Voting Open Until June 14

June 9, 2009 – We’re pleased to announce the following great prizes that all entrants can win as part of the second annual SkiTrax 2008/09 North American Nordic Ski Awards … READ MORE →

2010 World Winter Masters Games – Jan 25-31

June 9, 2009 (Bled, Slovenia) – Though the winter season is over and the next one seems far away, now is the time to think about what to do next year! Six different sports, … READ MORE →

Deedee Corradini Awarded Snowsports Builder of 2009

FWSA Backs Women's Ski Jumping

June 8, 2009 (Reno, Nevada) – The Far West Ski Association honored former Salt Lake City mayor Deedee Corradini with the 2009 Snowsports Builder Award during its 77th annual convention this past weekend in Reno, … READ MORE →