Archive | November, 2009

Adele Espy Blog – West Yellowstone Recap

November 30, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The skiing in West Yellowstone has been magnificent! The races are over and most of the crowd has moved out of town. This past … READ MORE →

Nordic Warm Up at Great Glen Trails

November 30, 2009 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – For three weeks in December, Great Glen Trails will host the Nordic Warm Up—a fitness program designed to get cross country skiers ready for the season. The Nordic … READ MORE →

Tim Burke Blog – Race Time

November 30, 2009 (Ostersund, Sweden) – I am currently in Ostersund, Sweden waiting for the start of the World Cup in a few days. Another training season has flown by and now it’s time … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone Festival – Clinics Big Success

November 30, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The West Yellowstone Festival, from Nov. 24-28, was a huge success this year with early … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Kuusamo Women’s 10km/Men’s 15km Classic – Freeman 4th, Randall 18th, Babikov 38th, Renner 39th UPDATED

Saarinen and Northug Win

November 29, 2009 (Kuusamo, FIN) – USA’s Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) was just off the podium in 4th in the men’s 15km classic scoring his career-best World Cup finish on Sunday as … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Point Standings after West Yellowstone – More Photos

Kuzzy and Gaiazova Lead

November 29, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Thanks to the organizers of the West Yellowstone Ski Festival for three stellar days of racing at the opening events … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 Contest Standings after Beitostolen

November 28, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 Contest Standings after Beitostolen. The final count … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone SuperTour Women’s 5km/Men’s 10km Classic Full Results, Photos – Williams and Kuzzy Win

November 28, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Canada’s Madeleine Williams (Alberta World Cup Academy) scored her first win of the season taking Saturday’s SuperTour women’s 5km classic … READ MORE →

Canadian Coach Inge Braten Recovering from Hip Operation but Questions Remain

November 28, 2009 (Oulu, Sweden) – Canada’s XC Ski head coach, Inge Braten, was operated on Friday to repair a broken hip in a freak accident while at the World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland. … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Kuusamo Classic Sprints 1.2km/1.4km Finals – Newell 7th

Kowalcyzyk and Hattestad Win

November 28, 2009 (Kuusamo, Finland) – The USA’s Andy Newell moved up to score a great result finishing 7th in the men’s 1.4 km Classic sprint following his 16th place qualifying time as Norway’s … READ MORE →

U.S. Ready For World Cup Sprint in Kuusamo

November 27, 2009 (Kuusamo, Finland) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is ready to kick off its World Cup sprint season Saturday with a classic sprint race in Kuusamo, Finland. The classic sprint … READ MORE →

Top 10 Nordic Events in BC

November 27, 2009 – Lace up the ski boots and get on the trails as record setting snowfalls have created one of the best starts to the Nordic ski season in British Columbia in … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone 10km/15km Full Results – Zimmermann and Brooks Score

Swix's Sweeney Talks Wax

November 27, 2009 (W. Yellowstone. MT) – APU’s Holly Brooks, 4th in the sprints on Wednesday, took the Women’s 10km Freestyle ahead of sprint winner Canada’s Dasha Gaiazova (Canadian … READ MORE →

US Jumper Nick Alexander Gets World Cup Start in Kuusamo

Lillehammer Replaces Trondheim

November 27, 2009 (Kuusamo, Finland) – U.S. Ski Jumping champion Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) earned a World Cup start on Friday as he kicks off the 2010 ski jumping season in Finland. It will … READ MORE →

Kuusamo Nordic Opener Preview

Flights of Fancy in Finland

November 27, 2009 (Kuusamo, Finland) – World Cup Nordic fans will be rockin’ the house in Ruka, Finland over the next few days with three days of crazy-fast skiing and flights of … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone Biathlon Sprint and Novice Races Offer Rare Opportunity

November 27, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The synergy possible when two Nordic sports train in one venue is no more apparent than the biathlon races at West Yellowstone every year. Each year the Festival … READ MORE →

Doping Dilemma – Open Letter to FIS

November 27, 2009 (Gatineau, QC) – As you know there’s great concern in the sporting world, but more specifically in the international (FIS) cross-country skiing world with the doping activity that is still going … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour 10/15km Free Races in West Yellowstone – Start Lists, Overall Standings

November 27, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – USSA SuperTour Racing continues on Friday, Nov. 28 in West Yellowstone, MT with the women’s 10km and the men’s 15km freestyle races as great conditions on the … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Blog – New Race Suit and Friends’ Program

November 27, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The Alberta Academy’s new racing suit debuted in West Yellowstone, Montana as Madeleine Williams finished 5th in the SuperTour classic sprint prologue. The race was … READ MORE →

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Releases Annual Report 2008-09

November 27, 2009 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recently announced the release of its Annual Report 2008-09. “The board of directors and the staff of the CCES are proud … READ MORE →

Team Canada Coach Inge Bråten Fractures Hip and is Hospitalized

November 26, 2009 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Canadian national team coach Inge Bråten has been hospitalized following a crash he had when he lost his footing on on an icy hill in Kuusamo, Finland as … READ MORE →

Two NCCP Coaching Courses Held at Sovereign Lake

November 26, 2009 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – The first ‘on snow’ training course happened at Sovereign Saturday and Sunday. Instructors came from Western Canada to learn advanced coaching skills from qualified BC coach, and … READ MORE →

Beitostolen XC World Cup Recap – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

November 26, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – What an interesting first weekend on the World Cup circuit in Beitostolen, Norway on Nov. 21-22. Here’s my take on the first round of performances as … READ MORE →

Banff Designs Factory Sale – Nov. 28

November 26, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The Banff Designs Annual one-day factory sale is happening on Saturday, November 28. For one day only receive great savings on high-end cycling, running, golf and expedition outer … READ MORE →

FIS Publishes Anti-doping Update

November 26, 2009 – FIS has published an update on its FIS Anti-Doping Activities during the 2009/10 Olympic season. “The Olympic season will see FIS continuing its fight against the use of doping. We … READ MORE →

FIS Season Start: An Editorial

November 26, 2009 (Oberhofen, SUI) – It has been a good start to the Olympic season. Despite the recent, unseasonably warm weather in most parts of Europe we could stage an excellent Audi FIS … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone SuperTour Sprints Clarification – Qualifications Count as Finals

November 25, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Only in West Yellowstone would I be able to stick to my personal race guideline that “however long it takes you to get to a workout/race (especially … READ MORE →

Garrott Kuzzy and Dasha Gaiazova Top Sprint Qualifications

November 25, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The unofficial results from this morning’s Super Tour classic sprint qualifier show Garrott Kuzzy (CXC/USST) and Dasha Gaiazova (Canadian National Team) … READ MORE →

Skiing with the US Women’s Team in Beitostolen

November 25, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – The season’s build-up continues, this time showcasing the U.S. Women’s XC Ski Team on the trails of Beitostolen, Norway. The footage highlights Kikkan Randall, Liz Stephen and … READ MORE →

Canadians Invade West Yellowstone for Start of SuperTour 2010 – Start Lists

201 SuperTour Schedule

November 25, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The official start of the USSA SuperTour 2010 race calendar begins today – a classic Sprint at the Yellowstone Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana. This year seven … READ MORE →

Drew Goldsack Blog – The Season Begins

November 25, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – As I write this update, I’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to West Yellowstone and the official start to the North American racing … READ MORE →


November 25, 2009 – So you heard that the Canadian men put it together for one of their best World Cup relays in recent history? Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw are now familiar names, … READ MORE →

Swix Technical Clinic in West Yellowstone – 7pm on Nov. 25

November 24, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Join Swix Sport USA for an exceptional evening of wax demonstrations and new product introductions. Swix Sport USA Director of Racing, Kevin Sweeney will present an informative … READ MORE →

Doping Meeting Update – No Testing at Beitostolen World Cup

November 24, 2009 – New details have emerged regarding our report of an international coaches meeting in Beitostolen, Norway held on Friday the day before the 2009/10 Veissemann XC Ski World Cup began. The … READ MORE →

Steamboat Springs Plays Host for Lodwick

November 24, 2009 (Steamboat Springs) – Double World Champion and four-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) fired up early on-snow training on a course at Steamboat Ski Area on Monday in preparation for … READ MORE →

Concept2 10th Annual Holiday Challenge Benefits Food Organizations

November 24, 2009 (Morrisville, VT) – With holiday foods everywhere you turn this time of year, Concept2 offers a way to fend off holiday weight gain and stress while helping others in need with the … READ MORE →

2010 USA Winter Triathlon Nationals in Utah – Jan. 16

November 24, 2009 (Midway, UT) – USA Triathlon is pleased to announce that its 2010 Winter Triathlon National Championship will be held January 16, 2010 at Soldier Hollow Resort in Midway, Utah, as part … READ MORE →

2009 FIS Marathon Cup Opener – 20th La Sgambeda Classic a Great Success

657 Skiers Confirmed

November 24, 2009 (Livigno, Italy) – On December 13 “La Sgambeda”, the cross-country ski marathon in Livigno, Italy, opens the 2009 FIS Marathon Cup season. There are already 657 participants confirmed on the start … READ MORE →

2009 Yellowstone Ski Festival Kicks Off on Nov. 24

November 24, 2009 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The 2009 Yellowstone Ski Festival kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Come to West Yellowstone and join the hundreds of skiers already making their … READ MORE →

Doping Dilemma – XC Ski Coaches Meet in Beitostolen

No Tests at First WCup?

November 23, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – The meeting last Friday held in Beitostolen, Norway of at least 20 cross-country ski coaches from around the world, was no regular gathering filled with conviviality or … READ MORE →

2011 Haywood XC Ski Nationals Awarded to Alberta’s Bow Valley!

November 23, 2009 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2011 Haywood Ski Nationals to the Canmore Nordic Cross Country Ski Club. The event will take place … READ MORE →

Call for Nominations for the 37th Canadian Sport Awards

Canada’s Top Sporting Honours

November 23, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – The True Sport Foundation today announced its call for nominations for the 37th Canadian Sport Awards (CSA). Canada’s definitive recognition event for sport will award excellence, athletics, commitment and … READ MORE →

Beitostolen Men’s World Cup Relay – Team Canada Interview

November 23, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – At the 2009 Nordic Worlds in Liberec in February the Canadian men’s relay team scored a top level 5th and they were back in limelight at … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Video at Trondheim, Norway – Take 2

November 23, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – Following our posting yesterday of a great video on You Tube featuring Canadian xc ski star Alex Harvey scoring the bronze in the men’s 50km classic at the … READ MORE →

USSA NRL Points Race in Fairbanks, Alaska

November 23, 2009 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – UAF newcomer Raphaela Sieber smoked the women’s field and Alaska Nanook Erik Soderstrom topped the men in the only USSA race held this … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails: WCup Distance PR in Beitostolen

November 22, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – US Nordic Worlds 09 sprint silver medalist Kikkan Randall, known for her sprinting prowess, finished a fine 21st at the women’s 10km skate competition on Saturday won by … READ MORE →

Beitostolen XC World Cup – Season Start

November 22, 2009 (Beitostolen, Norway) – Here’s a look at the conditions, the snow, and some footage of the US XC Ski Team in action at Beitostolen, Norway at round #1 of the Veissemann … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Video Relives his 3rd Place Finish in Trondheim, Norway

November 22, 2009 (Trondheim, Norway) – Here’s a fabulous video on You Tube of top Canadian xc ski star Alex Harvey from his stellar third place finish in the men’s 50km classic at Trondheim, … READ MORE →

USSA TV Offers Technique Review from Beitostolen XC World Cups

November 22, 2009 – The USSA coaches have been loading video from training and World Cup Competitions for USSA member athletes and coaches to review. The built-in Dartfish player allows for slow motion advance, frame … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Beitostoelen Women’s 4x5km/Men’s 4x10km Relay – Canada 10th, USA 19th Updated

Sweden and Norway on Top

November 22, 2009 (Beitostoelen, Norway) – Sweden (Anna Olsson, Sara Lindborg, Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalle) won the women’s 4x5km relay on Sunday in 58:37.1 over Norway 1 (Vibeke W. Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Kristin … READ MORE →