Archive | July, 2009

Countdown to 2010 – Alberta World Cup Academy Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – Welcome to the Haig

July 31, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – We’re excited to announce that the Alberta World Cup Academy has joined the Skier Blog section re-launching soon at The team stormed the 2009 Canadian XC … READ MORE →

CXC Adaptive Ski Program

July 31, 2009 The Central Cross Country Ski Association is proud to announce the formation of an innovative Adaptive Ski Program available for individuals with physical disabilities throughout the Midwest. CXC established a disabled ski … READ MORE →

Tour de France 2009 – Faces of a Winner

July 30, 2009 – We know many xc skiers are cycling fanatics as well so here’s a retrospective look back at the stage winners of the 2009 Tour de France won by Alberto Contador … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with Morgan Arritola

July 30, 2009 (New Zealand) – Morgan Arritola is currently in New Zealand with many other US Ski Team members training at the Snow Farm there where there’s great snow as she and the … READ MORE →

Vasaloppet Signs Long Term Agreement with One Way Sport

July 30, 2009 – The Finnish Nordic Sports brand One Way and the Swedish Vasaloppet organization have signed a 5 year cooperation concerning promotion and sponsorship for One Way Nordic Sports footwear. One … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport to Distribute Holmenkol Nordic Products

July 29, 2009 (Boulder, Colorado) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announced today an agreement with Holmenkol AG of Heimerdingen, Germany to distribute Holmenkol Nordic products in the USA. BNS takes over US distribution … READ MORE →

Wintersteiger Supports USSA and Center

July 29, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – Wintersteiger has announced its sponsorship as a supplier to The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence equipment tuning room, and was on hand for the grand … READ MORE →

Summer Training with Haley Johnson

July 29, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – It’s nearly the end of July and I am well into the thick of the summer training. The women’s team here in Lake Placid just finished up … READ MORE →

Gravey’s Grapevine: It’s Not About the Bike

July 28, 2009 – There’s no doubt about it. After this year’s Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is clearly one of the world’s greatest and enduring athletes. His … READ MORE →

Springer Tournee Wraps Up at UOP

July 28, 2009 (Park City, Utah) – The 11th annual North American Springer Tournee wrapped up Saturday following four days of jumping and nordic combined competition with wins from USSA athletes Willy Graves (Putney, VT), … READ MORE →

NENSA Summer Training Shirts are Here!

July 28, 2009 – On sale now to 2009-2010 NENSA Members Only at just $17. NENSA staff knows that our members are not just skiers! We want to show our support for all other … READ MORE →

NENSA Gaining Ground Clinic with Andy Newell and Nina Gavrylyuk

July 27, 2009 – Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Olympians Andy Newell, Nina Gavrlyuk as well as top NE coaches at the NENSA Gaining Ground Clinic, Craftsbury, August 14-16. The deadline for … READ MORE →

Highlands Trailblazer Hires New Coach

July 27, 2009 – The Highlands Trailblazers Ski Club is pleased (and excited!) to announce that with support from Alta Gas and Cross Country Canada we have hired Ms. Jen Scholte as our new … READ MORE →

Pedal’s 2009 TdF Contest Standings after Stage 19

Over $6,500 in Prizes

July 26, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – Here are the Contest Standings after Stage 19 as another Tour de France is almost in the record books. The Contest leader is still gssprint with Sunny Day … READ MORE →

Trout Lake Nordic Training Camp

July 25, 2009 (Bend, Oregon) – The 9th annual PNSA Trout Lake training camp welcomed nearly 40 junior and senior Nordic ski racers to Trout Lake, Washington … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Alex Harvey Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – Triathlon Kicker

July 24, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – We’re excited to announce that top Canadian XC skier Alex Harvey will share his thoughts, impressions, and escapades at in our new Skier … READ MORE →

Canmore Triathlon – Kershaw 4th, Harvey 5th

July 24, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Some of Canada’s top XC skiers along with Cross Country Canada staff were strutting their stuff at the recent Canmore Triathlon held in Canmore, Alberta on … READ MORE →

Roller Ski Safety? Use a Mirror!

July 24, 2009 – Although countless articles have been written about safety on roller skis, I have seen none recommending the use of a rearview mirror, such as those that attach to the … READ MORE →

Nensa’s Pavel Sotskov in New Zealand

July 23, 2009 (Wanaka, NZ) – Both Canadian and US National Cross Country ski teams will be training at the Snow Farm in New Zealand over the next several weeks to train … READ MORE →

Todd Lodwick Injured in Crash at TdF

July 22, 2009 (Albertville, France) – Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, Colo, double Nordic Combined Nordic Worlds gold medalist, received minor injuries on Wednesday as he crashed into an automobile while … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports Center Summit Timing Clinic – July 31-Aug. 2

July 22, 2009 – Come join Summit Timing’s Ernie Page at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Maine, July 31-August 2, for hands on training with the Summit Timing System. The clinic will … READ MORE →

Reef Caulder’s 2010 Olympic Dream on a Pisten Bully

July 22, 2009 (Fairview, Alberta) – When he worked as a lift attendant at a ski resort on Vancouver Island, Reef Caulder may not have known what his future would bring, but he knew … READ MORE →

Olympian Kershaw Leads Bike Ride for Share the Road – Now on July 29

Fundraising Luncheon

July 21, 2009 (Sudbury, ON) – Excitement is starting to build for World Cup Medalist, Devon Kershaw’s return to his hometown of Sudbury, Ontario in late July. On Wednesday, July 29, Kershaw will be … READ MORE →

Rollerski Safety is a Must

July 21, 2009 – Last week our national ski community leaned on each other struggling to make sense of the tragic rollerski accident in Northern Maine. It was a major hit to those … READ MORE →

Fashion Guide to Nordic Skiing – Costume Disciplinarian

Looking Good vs Skiing Fast

July 20, 2009 – Mike Balduf is a high-school English teacher and free-lance writer based in the Detroit area sent us the following fashion guide to … READ MORE →

Swix Sport USA to Distribute Uvex Winter Products

July 20, 2009 (Wilmington, MA) – Swix Sport USA announced it has reached an agreement with Uvex Sports GmbH to become the exclusive distributor of Uvex winter sports products for the U.S. market starting August … READ MORE →

US Biathlon 2010 Training Camps Update

July 20, 2009 – The preparation for the Olympic Season is underway and – if it comes to the US Biathlon Team – is already making big progress. The second training camp of the … READ MORE →

FIS Joins WADA Athlete Outreach in Pescara

July 20, 2009 – The Athlete Outreach program is one of the main ways that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) seeks to interact with athletes around the world. It provides a platform to generate interest … READ MORE →

Canadian Junior Athlete Profile: Janelle Greer

July 18, 2009 – Here’s an athlete profile of Canadian Junior XC Ski Team member Janelle Greer from Whitehorse, Yukon. For the profile she answered 10 Things You Don’t Know About Janelle Greer. Read … READ MORE →

Pedal’s 2009 TdF Contest Standings after Stage 13

Over $6,500 in Prizes

July 17, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – Following Stage 13 we have a new contest leader as Streetgang’s Iced Crew is in front with gssprint in second and Sunny Day (updated) is now in third. … READ MORE →

CCC and FIS Racing Licenses are Now Available for Purchase Online!

FIS Deadline is August 31

July 17, 2009 – Both CCC and FIS racing licenses are now available for purchase on Cross Country Canada’s website under the Notice Board on the right hand side. To own a FIS license, you … READ MORE →

Briko-Maplus Names John Dyste as U.S. Nordic Manager

July 16, 2009 (Calgary, AB) – Innovation Inc., North American distributor of Italian ski wax company Briko-Maplus has named John Dyste as U.S. Nordic Manager, providing wax and technical services to elite cross country teams … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers to Appeal – It’s Not Over

July 16, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The women ski jumpers denied justice in last week’s BC Supreme Court decision have decided to file an appeal with the BC Court of Appeals seeking a ruling on … READ MORE →

Rossignol Recalls Cross-Country Boots Due to Fall Hazard

July 16, 2009 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop … READ MORE →

Sugarloaf Announces Summer Projects Totalling $1.8 Million

July 16, 2009 (Carrabassett Valley, ME) – As part of its ongoing resort-wide improvements, Sugarloaf has announced investments of more than $1.8 million for this summer, with new snowmaking, modifications to lifts to improve wind … READ MORE →

Olympian Kershaw Leads Bike Ride in Sudbury for Share the Road

Fundraising Luncheon

July 15, 2009 (Sudbury, ON) – One of Canada’s most accomplished ski racers, three-time World Cup medallist, Devon Kershaw will be returning to his native Sudbury, Ontario for two important reasons in late July. … READ MORE →

USA’s Kris Freeman Speaks Out About Diabetes

July 14, 2009 – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s Kris Freeman had an outstanding year in 2009 as he earned two U.S. titles and a fourth place at World Championships. But, even with … READ MORE →

FIS Athletes Commission – Kikkan Randall Interview

July 14, 2009 – Kikkan Randall (USA) is the representative of the female cross-country skiers on the FIS Athletes’ Commission. The 26-year-old native from Alaska started skiing the day after her 1st birthday. … READ MORE →

Pedal’s 2009 TdF Contest Standings

Over $6,500 in Prizes

July 13, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce the leaders of our annual Tour de France Contest and the winners of our Rest Day prizes. Sara’s Hard Boyz and Sunny Day (updated) … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic QuickNews

July 13, 2009 (Boulder, CO) – Here’s the latest from the Boulder Nordic Club’s QuickNews including CAT Ski Clinics coming to Colorado, the Bjorn Daehlie Auction for Mahon Fund, and the Birkie Open Track Event … READ MORE →

Great Snow Down Under

July 13, 2009 – For those now cycling, running and paddling, the prospect of cross-country skiing seems like a long way off. But to enthusiasts living in the Southern Hemisphere the ski season is just … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott High Altitude Training Center – Training Blocks Available

July 12, 2009 (Kananaskis, AB) – The Beckie Scott High-Performance Training Centre, renamed after the Olympic and World Cup medalist Beckie Scott, is a seasonal training camp located on the Haig Glacier in Peter … READ MORE →

Women Ski Jumpers Lose 2010 Opportunity

July 10, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Disappointment was in the air in a Vancouver courtroom earlier today following the announcement of a judgment in favor of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee in the landmark … READ MORE →

2010 U.S. Nordic Combined Team Nominations

July 10, 2009 – The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2010 U.S. Nordic Combined Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA … READ MORE →

2009 Birkie Masters Camp at Telemark Resort

July 10, 2009 (Madison, WI) – August 7-9 is set for the annual Masters Camp for all level skiers. Looking for your best jump start for the upcoming season and a great vacation as well? … READ MORE →

News Flash – Women Ski Jumpers Lose in Court

WSJ Release

July 10, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – The Supreme Court of British Columbia announced their ruling minutes ago in Vancouver, BC, regarding the fate of women’s ski jumping seeking inclusion in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games … READ MORE →

Ski Tunnel in Oberhof, Germany Completed

July 10, 2009 (Oberhof, Germany) – The first ski tunnel in Germany will open this summer in Oberhof (GER), where the 4th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft … READ MORE →

Changes to 2010 FIS Marathon Cup Calendar

July 10, 2009 – The FIS Marathon Cup (FMC) calendar for the upcoming two seasons is now available. From 2009/2010 onward, the König Ludwig Lauf in Germany will no longer be part of the FIS … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Seeks Communications and Member Relations Specialist

July 10, 2009 – Fast and Female is seeking a Communications and Member Relations Specialist to manage the content for and all other social communication channels, develop story concepts, grow the membership program … READ MORE →

MTB Race Debuts at Whistler Olympic Park – 2010 Winter Olympic Site

July 8, 2009 (Whistler, BC.) – Team Whistler Cycling has partnered with Whistler Olympic Park to host the first MTB race on Sunday, July 19th at the site of the 2010 Nordic Olympic Games skiing … READ MORE →