Archive | October, 2009

Canadian Riders Carry Olympic Torch on Days 1 and 2 – Reports, Photos, Video

October 31, 2009 (Victoria, BC) – Cycling BC Provincial Team riders were well represented again today as the Olympic Torch Relay continued through the Victoria region. On Friday … READ MORE →

Olympic Torch Relay Forced to Reroute on Day 1

October 31, 2009 (Victoria, BC) – Anti-Olympic activists forced the 2010 Olympic torch relay to divert from its planned route on Friday night, the first day of the 106-day journey reports the Toronto Star. Several … READ MORE →

First Doping Scandal of Vancouver 2010

October 31, 2009 – The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games is already embroiled in their first doping scandal according to a New York Times article. Greek hurdler Hani Falkia, who is currently serving a doping ban … READ MORE →

Swix Midwest Clinic Tour – Nov. 3-6

October 31, 2009 – Swix Sport USA Director of Racing, Kevin Sweeney will be in the Midwest for a week of exceptional waxing clinics. Kevin returns to the Midwest to share with you the … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Begins

106-day Journey

October 31, 2009 (Victoria, BC) – The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay is officially underway with medal-winning Olympians Simon Whitfield and Catriona Le May Doan revealed as the … READ MORE →

US Biathletes in TIME Magazine Video

October 30, 2009 (New Gloucester, ME) – US Biathletes are among the athletes featured in a new video produced by TIME Magazine as part of its ramp-up coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The … READ MORE →

Backstage Nordic Pass – Buy a Ticket to the Waxing Area!

October 30, 2009 – FIS Race Director Cross-Country Jürg Capol and executive board member Vegard Ulvang, the brains behind the popular Tour de Ski, have a new idea to make cross-country ski racing even more … READ MORE →

XC Ottawa Blogs – Ontario Ski Team Does the Hiihtotunneli

October 30, 2009 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Each year the Ontario Ski Team makes a point of doing a training camp that will somehow allow the athletes to … READ MORE →

Bring on the Snow Celebration Hosted by Catamount Trail Association

October 30, 2009 (Waitsfield, VT) – The Catamount Trail Association is hosting a Bring On The Snow Celebration, on Saturday, November 14th, from 4-6pm, at the Big Picture Theater and Café, in Waitsfield, Vermont. Following … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with Sean Crooks

Sean Crooks, a Thunder Bay, Ontario native, has gained invaluable World Cup and Olympic experience over the last two three years that he will take with him on the road to the 2010 … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Lake Placid Camp – More Photos

October 30, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – During the recent U.S. … READ MORE →

Good News for George Grey – No Broken Bones

October 30, 2009 (Calgary, AB) – George Grey can rest easy as the scan of his left foot that’s been ailing him indicates there’s no new broken bone reports CTVOlympics.ca. While it does show … READ MORE →

Super Fit Program at Fontana Sports – Oct. 30-Nov.1

October 29, 2009 (Madison, WI) – CXC Team Vertical Limit athletes and coaches will assist area skiers with fitting equipment this coming weekend with “Super Fit Program” at Fontana Sports (west side), Madison, WI starting … READ MORE →

TK’s Rollerskiing Technique Video Series Part 1

Here’s a 5-part series of great videos on rollerskiing technique by the US Ski Team’s Torin Koos from their recent camp at Whistler Olympic Park. Each video features USST members in full motion working … READ MORE →

How to Sing Oh Canada!

October 29, 2009 – Every Winter Olympic hopeful should consider practicing their national anthem for their special medal moment at the Games. Canada’s Chandra Crawford, seen in this video on the podium at the … READ MORE →

Lake Placid Video – How to Go Fast !

October 29, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – The US XC Ski Team held their annual fall camp in Lake Placid, NY and top sprinter and videographer Andy Newell took some great footage of their … READ MORE →

Lake Placid Video – How to Go Fast !

October 29, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – The US XC Ski Team held their annual fall camp in Lake Placid, NY and top sprinter and videographer Andy Newell took some great footage of their sprint … READ MORE →

Winter Trails Celebrates 15 Years in 2010 – January 9

October 29, 2009 (McLean, VA) – Winter Trails celebrates its 15th year on January 9, 2010 at locations throughout the United States. Winter Trails offers children and adults, new to snow sports, a … READ MORE →

CXC Vertical Limit Blog – Altitude Training Symposium

October 29, 2009 (Colorado Springs, CO) – Training is evolving and the general principles of athletic performance continue to be honed. There are numerous strategies that result in positive athletic gains. It’s important that … READ MORE →

Johnny’s Bio

Johnny Spillane grew up in Steamboat Springs Colorado, just two blocks away from Howelsen Hill Ski Club. Every time he walked out his door he could see the ski jumps and thought they looked pretty cool. At the age of two he was on skis, at 12 he took up cross country skiing, and at 13 he got his first set of jumping skis.

Canada’s Grey Sidelined with Broken Bone in Left Foot

October 28, 2009 – The Canadian XC Ski Team’s George Grey likely won’t be heading to Europe with his teammates for the start of the 2009-2010 World Cup season, not with a broken bone … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Expands Throughout Canada

October 28, 2009 (Canmore, Alberta) – This winter, Fast and Female, presented by Best Buy, will host a record number of seven events in seven Canadian provinces/territories, empowering in excess of six hundred young female … READ MORE →

Rossignol Adds Three Strong Skiers to Midwest Roster

October 28, 2009 – Rossignol welcomes three new Midwest Athletes to the race program for 2009-10. New members of the team include National Champion Caitlin Compton, of Minneapolis; Nikolai Anikin of Duluth, MN; and Matt … READ MORE →

Cologna Back on Skis

October 28, 2009 – Dario Cologna, the 23-year-old sensation who distinguished himself as the first Swiss national to win the 2009 Veissmann XC World Cup, has resumed his on-snow training on the ski tracks … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Interview with US XC Ski Team Coach Pete Vordenberg in Lake Placid

October 27, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – As the head coach of the U.S. Ski Team since 2006, Pete Vordenberg has overseen some of the biggest successes of the program in the last 20 … READ MORE →

FIS Gives 2013 Nordic World Championships in Val di Fiemme Thumbs Up

October 27, 2009 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The third “FIS inspection” for the 2013 FIS Nordic Ski World Championship, a new important test for the Fiemme 2013 organizing committee, took … READ MORE →

CTV Olympic Podcasts With Canadian National Team Members – Part 3

October 27, 2009 – Over the summer as part of their Olympic coverage, CTV and FAN590 radio have interviewed several National Team skiers about their goals, their inspiration, and their introduction to the sport. … READ MORE →

Olympic Coach Seminar on Becoming the Champion of Your Own Life

October 27, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Steffany Hanlen, the first-ever female contracted NHL skating coach and performance coach for the 2006 Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Ice Dance Team, is staging a unique weekend seminar called … READ MORE →

Perianne’s Bio

Canadian XC Ski Team member Perianne Jones stepped onto her first set of cross-country skis at just three years old when she joined a Jackrabbit ski group in her hometown of Almonte, Ont. A love for the outdoors and sport helped propel the devoted youngster to the next level in her sport. At 15, her family joined the Nakkertok Ski Club in Ottawa and her career took off.

Silver Star Nordic to Open Oct. 31

October 26, 2009 (Silver Star, BC) – An early winter storm has prompted Silver Star Mountain Resort to open its Nordic trails a week earlier than expected. “This is great news,” said Glenn Bond, … READ MORE →

Alex’s Bio

Alex Harvey has grown up on skiis and bikes, he doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t ski. His home town in St-Ferreol nearby Mont Sainte Anne meant there was great skiing, riding, and hiking right outside his door fostering an opportune environment for him to develop into the athlete that he is today.

Interview with Stratton Mountain’s Sverre Caldwell

October 26, 2009 (Stratton, VT) – Sverre Caldwell has been the long time Head Coach of Cross Country skiing at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School. He’s seen it all from Juniors thru to the US … READ MORE →

2009 DVD Release – Success XC Coaching Series 3-DVD Set Vol. 1

October 26, 2009 – This 3-DVD set is a cross country ski-specific presentation from experts in the field. You’re going to hear from Sweden’s cross country physiologist H.C. Holmberg, USST’s sport psychologist Dr. Jon … READ MORE →

Inaugural 350.org/Steinbock a Success

October 26, 2009 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5,200 events around the … READ MORE →

WinSport Canada Takes a Hit – Calgary’s Olympic Legacy in Peril

October 26, 2009 (Calgary, AB) – WinSport Canada, formerly the Calgary Olympic Development Association created after the 1988 Winter Olympics, which manages Calgary’s legacy facilities has suffered from the financial market meltdown seriously affecting their … READ MORE →

Edmonton’s Gold Medal Plates Gala Raises $285,000

October 26, 2009 (Edmonton, AB) – A record 775 guests at Wednesday’s Gold Medal Plates Gala in Edmonton held at the Shaw Conference Centre raised about $285,000 and “The dust hasn’t settled,” said veteran organizer … READ MORE →

Patzoldt Named to U.S. Biathlon Team

October 25, 2009 (Park City, UT) – The International Competition Committee of the US Biathlon Association is pleased to announce that Kevin Patzoldt of Grand Rapids, MN has been named as the 5th man … READ MORE →

Canada’s Kocher Readies for 2010 Games

October 25, 2009 – Canadian biathlete Zina Kocher is profiled in Saturday’s edition of the Globe and Mail. The article covers thebasics of the sport, but also goes into the gritty details of Kocher’s … READ MORE →

Crawford to Appear in Vancouver

October 25, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – Best Buy, Canada’s fastest growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products, is proudly hosting Olympic cross-country skiing gold medalist Chandra Crawford at the Cambie … READ MORE →

New England to Host Early-Season Camps

October 25, 2009 – New England’s cross country ski areas will be holding three early-season camps for coaches and athletes alike. They include an early season camp at the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center in Rangeley, … READ MORE →

Vasaloppet Signs Long Term Agreement with One Way Sport

October 24, 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 →

Bliz Active Eyewear – New Supplier to Canada’s Nordic Skiers

October 24, 2009 – Canada’s top cross-country ski athletes will have a more clear focus on the finish line, and ultimately the international podium, thanks to a new partnership struck on Thursday between Bliz … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Seeks Five Coaches

October 24, 2009 (Park City, UT) – The US Ski Team is seeking a total of five coaches for upcoming European competitons. Two coaches are required for the J1 Scandinavian Championships in Kuopio, Finland, January … READ MORE →

2009 XC Oregon Fall Camp Ready To Go

October 24, 2009 (Bend, OR) – The ninth annual edition of the Oregon Fall XC Ski Camp is enjoying steady advance registration and is ready to go for 2009 featuring an expanded schedule stretching from … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup, TdS, 2010 Contests Launching Soon

October 23, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – With the race season soon upon us in this Olympic year we’re pleased to announce that our international FIS Fantasy Contests are back and even more exciting this … READ MORE →

New Events, Clinics to be Held in Yellowstone

October 23, 2009 – With a month to go before the 2009 Yellowstone Ski Festival, there are reports of four inches of snow on the South Plateau and more in the 7-day forecast for … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Green Team Blog – The 350 Challenge

October 23, 2009 – When people ask me what it means to be a green ski team, I sometimes struggle to answer. We haven’t changed the world (yet). But we’ve done a few things, … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – XC Ottawa Joins SkiTrax Skier Blogs – We Came, We Saw, We Skied!

October 23, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – We’re stoked to announce that XC Ottawa has joined the Skier Blog section at skitrax.com. The Ottawa … READ MORE →

2009 SIA Women’s and Retail Snow Sports Market Intelligence Reports Released

Billion Dollar Market

October 23, 2009 (McLean, Va.) – Did you know that women bought a record number of winter boots, 802,000 pairs sold for $67 million and that 2008.09 brought in $843 million in sales of … READ MORE →

Countdown to 2010 – Kris Freeman Interview from Lake Placid

October 22, 2009 (Lake Placid, NY) – At the recent US XC Ski Team’s Lake Placid training camp we managed to catch up with top skier Kris Freeman for an interview … READ MORE →