Archive | May, 2010

More Video Updates from Canadian National Ski Team in Bend, Oregon

(Bend, Oregon) – Here are couple of videos of the Canadian National Ski Team in Bend, Oregon courtesy of Cross Country Canada. Senior Development Team member Graeme Killick discusses the camp so far with … READ MORE →

Perianne Jones Holds Court at Robert Tait McKenzie Scholarship Awards

(Almonte, ON) – The 44th annual Robert Tait McKenzie Scholarship Awards ceremony and dinner in Almonte recently featured hometown star and Olympian Perianne Jones who brought the crowd to their feet receiving a standing … READ MORE →

NENSA Gaining the Edge Clinic – June 12

– The first clinic in this series will take place at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School at 390 Lincoln Rd., Sudbury, Massachusetts. Coaches, athletes and recreational skiers interested in improving their technique or teaching others … READ MORE →

Video Update from Canadian National Ski Team in Bend, Oregon

(Bend, Oregon) – The Canadian National Ski Team is back on snow at a training camp in Bend, Oregon where the US XC Ski Team is also training. Check out this short video with … READ MORE →

Cross Country Alberta and Camrose Ski Club Seek Cross Country Ski Coach

  – Cross Country Alberta (CCA), Camrose Ski Club and the University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty are seeking a Development / High Performance Coach to support and develop the Camrose Regional Training Centre, which includes … READ MORE →

U.S. XC Ski Team Trains at Mt. Bachelor

(Bend, Oregon) – With the 2011 World Championship season on the horizon, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes are spending their Memorial Day weekend at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon training for the upcoming … READ MORE →

Jim Sinclair Tribute and Celebration of Life

  (Duntroon, ON) – With the windchill, the temperature at the startline is -30 degrees. Snow whips off banks and fills tracks. Skiers shiver, jumping up and down trying to avoid frostbite. Yet each winter … READ MORE →

Petra Majdic to Continue her Career

– Slovenia’s Petra Majdic, who suffered a traumatic fall while training at the 2010 Vancouver Games that resulted in four broken ribs and a punctured lung but still won sprint bronze, says she’s motivated … READ MORE →

Over 140 of Europe’s Ski Areas Prepare for 2010 Spring Clean – May 29-30

– This weekend May 29-30, people all over Europe will be getting together for the annual spring cleaning of the mountains. The goal of the action is to make everybody aware of the impact … READ MORE →

Ford Sayre Nordic Club’s Tuesday Night X-Games – Introduction to Jumping, Biathlon, and XC for Bill Koch League Skiers

(Hanover, NH) –  The Ford Sayre Nordic Ski Club is offering boys and girls entering 4th-8th grade a chance to try and train for Jumping/Nordic Combined, Biathlon, and Cross-country skiing. The Coaches the “Tuesday … READ MORE →

Marty’s Views and News – Kalla, Training, TdS 2012, Northug

– Twitter-Twatter…I just read that tart cherries are a natural jet-lag remedy. Yes, it’s tart cherries you want to select, as they have high levels of melatonin, which helps to regulate your circadian rhythm … READ MORE →

Vikersund Hill to be Demolished and Rebuilt as World’s Largest Ski Flying Hill

(Vikersund, Norway) – The 45-year old structure for the Vikersundbakken, the Ski Flying hill in Vikersund, has seen much in the course of its time. Everything however will come to its conclusion, and on … READ MORE →

Government of Canada Announces $17 million for Right To Play

May 26, 2010 (Toronto, ON) The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) recently announced a pledge of $17 million in support of Right To Play. The funding, covering a three- year period, will support an initiative … READ MORE →

CXC Team Vertical Limit Team and Camp Announcements

– In order to be an elite athlete, it’s necessary to race against elite athletes.  One of the greatest challenges of being an elite athlete is finding ways to travel to events.  CXC shoulders … READ MORE →

Join the Journey Fundraiser to benefit the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team

– The U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team and its supporting foundation, Women’s Ski Jumping USA, are hosting a second-annual fundraiser July 14 at the exquisite SKI Magazine Dream Home in Deer Valley, Utah.
The U.S. … READ MORE →

FIS Congress Update – Book of Reports Available

– Since 2006, the FIS Congress decided that the FIS Bulletin shall take the form of a yearbook that is published in time for the FIS autumn meetings. The Report of the FIS President … READ MORE →

Norwegian Team Prepares for 2011 Oslo World Championships

– Check out this video of how the Norwegian Team is preparing for 2011 Oslo World Championships revealed by One Way. The new Carbon Classic 11 and 13 models were tested by One Way’s … READ MORE →

Coaching Changes in Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

– The time period following the Olympic Games is often an important opportunity for reflection and analysis as well as goal-setting for the next Olympic period. For teams, this may mean change and reorientation. … READ MORE →

Former Alpine Great Ken Read to Lead Own the Podium

– Former Alpine skiing great, Ken Read, has been named as the new director of winter sports for Own the Podium (OTP) while John Furlong, the former chief of VANOC is on the OTP … READ MORE →

Madeleine Williams Retires

– Madeleine Williams, a Canadian National Team member for six years, three as a junior and three as a senior, has retired according to an announcement on her web site. The 2008/09 … READ MORE →

Jason Cork Joins CXC Team Vertical Limit as Coach

Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) is pleased to welcome Jason Cork as Elite Coach for CXC Team Vertical Limit.  This position was vacated by Bryan Fish in May as he was asked to … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009-2010 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards Prize Winners

May 21, 2010 – We’re pleased to announce the prize winners of the SkiTrax 2009-2010 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards. All readers who voted were eligible to win some great prizes. Christophe Rancourt won … READ MORE →

Haig Glacier Training Weeks Still Available

– The Beckie Scott Training Centre on Haig Glacier, run by Winsport Canada, has a number of training weeks still remaining for their upcoming summer season. The facility, located in the heart of Kananaskis … READ MORE →

Canadian Coaches for FISU 2011 Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey Announced

– Mark Tierney , who will be the head coach,  has a long history of ski racing including spending 5 years as a member of NTDC Thunder Bay and … READ MORE →

Inge Braten Appointed as New Swiss Ski National Coach

– The Swiss Ski Federation has announced that Inge Braten will take over position of the cross-country head coach. Braten, the 61-year-old veteran, spent one year with Canadian team. He will now lead the … READ MORE →

Russia Reshuffles Deck adding Anti-Doping Decree and Hopes for Triumph in Sochi

(Moscow) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov was recently elected head of the Russian Olympic Committee while former committee head Leonid Tyagachyov, who resigned in early March following Russia’s dismal performance at Vancouver … READ MORE →

Silver Star and Sovereign Lake Trail Systems Threatened by Developers – Call to Action

(Silver Star, BC) – This is an urgent message to the cross-country skiing community – the Silver Star / Sovereign Lake Nordic Trail system is renowned worldwide as a Nordic skier’s paradise. The 50km … READ MORE →

Former Tour de France Winner Floyd Landis Confesses to Doping Most of his Career

Names Armstrong and Bruyneel

– We know many xc skiers are cyclists and this recent breaking news about Floyd Flandis, winner of the 2006 Tour de France is of interest to many readers. American Floyd Landis, who finished … READ MORE →

Interview with US Head Coach Chris Grover

(Park City, Utah) – During last week’s USSA Congress in Park City, we got the chance to set down and talk with the newly named USST coach Chris Grover. An Alaska native and Dartmouth … READ MORE →

Thom Perkins Named Al Merrill Award Winner by Ski New Hampshire

(Jackson, N.H.) – Thom Perkins, Jackson, N.H., was honored by the New Hampshire ski industry at its annual spring meeting at Attitash on May 18.  Perkins received the Al Merrill Award for outstanding contributions … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski and World Cup Opportunities Feasibility Study

– Cross Country Canada (“CCC”) has now had an opportunity to review the “Preliminary Report Draft” of the “FIS Tour de Ski & World Cup Opportunities Feasibility Study” (the “Study”) commissioned by the Government … READ MORE →

IOC Retesting Turin 2006 Samples for CERA and Biological Passports are Working

– Acting on “new information” from WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) about possible doping Olympic officials are re-testing samples from the 2006 Winter Olympics held in Turin to check for use of the blood-boosting drug … READ MORE →

Peter Graves and Cami Thompson Tie the Knot

(Anna Maria Island, Florida) – On April 17th on Anna Maria Island, Florida, at Holmes Beach, Peter Graves (the iconic sports announcer) and Cami Thompson (Dartmouth’s Womens Cross Country Ski Coach) were married in a beach … READ MORE →

Val di Fiemme on Track for 2013 Nordic World Ski Championships

– The 4th meeting of the FIS Coordination Group for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme (ITA) was held in Cavalese on Wednesday 12th May 2010. The ever-growing team … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009-2010 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Award Winners

– The votes are in and Canada’s Devon Kershaw and the USA’s Kikkan Randall topped the field as the best overall male and female xc skiers for this past Olympic season. Kershaw also won … READ MORE →

Bend Camp – On-Snow Coaching and Training with U.S. Olympians – June 8-13

(Bend, Oregon) – Come join the best skiers in North America for a 40-year tradition of late spring skiing at Mt. Bachelor.  This year, Bend Camp will have two blocks of camps: June 8-13 … READ MORE →

Northug vs Norwegian XC Ski Team

– Norwegian cross-country skiing super star, Petter Northug, is currently not on good terms with team management following a reprimand he received and has not signed yet for next season according to langren.com. Apparently … READ MORE →

Head Coach Justin Wadsworth on the Canadian Team’s New Direction

(Canmore, AB) – Here’s a video welcome from Justin Wadsworth, Cross Country Canada’s new Senior World Cup Head Coach, introducing himself to the Canadian ski community and discussing the new open communication for the … READ MORE →

NENSA Announces Learn to Rollerski and “Gaining the Edge” Clinics

– Have you always wanted to learn to rollerski? Are you looking for ways to keep your Nordic muscles fit in the summer? Check out one of NENSA’s Learn to Rollerski Clinics to learn … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009-2010 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards and Prizes – Final Chance

– There are some very tight races in this year’s awards and this is your final chance to make your voice heard. The awards recognize elite, U23 and junior skiers, along with biathlon, Nordic … READ MORE →

FIS New Season, New faces: Coaching Changes in XC

– The season after an Olympic season always includes some coach changes in the ski business. This is also the case among the FIS Cross-Country World Cup teams. Here is a summary … READ MORE →

Chevrolet Announces 2010 High Performance and Community Club Coach Grant Recipients – Harvey and Bouchard Named

– Ten Canadian high performance coaches and their Olympic hopeful athletes were each awarded a $10,000 grant for coach development through Chevrolet’s Making Dreams Possible Program. In addition, 51 community clubs from across Canada … READ MORE →

Austrian XC Skier Jurgen Pinter Returns After 4-year Doping Ban

(Vienna, Austria) – The Austrian Ski Federation has included Jurgen Pinter on it’s national cross-country team for the next World Cup season reports Associated Press. Pinter received a four-year ban from a doping scandal … READ MORE →

North Cascades Nordic Development Camp, June 23-27

(Winthrop, WA) – Come join the Pacific Northwest crew for a 5 day Nordic camp aimed at systematically improving your Nordic technique, fitness, strength and overall athletic preparation. Built on the time tested and … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2009-2010 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards and Prizes – Deadline May 16

– Don’t miss this final chance to cast your votes and honour top skiers across the USA and Canada in many different categories in SkiTrax Magazine’s Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards. The … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Introduces Female Talent Squad 2010-2011

(Canmore, Alta.) – Cross Country Canada is implementing a new female initiative called the “Female Talent Squad” (FTS) for this 2010-2011 season.  The program is an initiative based on a needs assessment completed in … READ MORE →

USSA 2010 Awards Honour Jarrett, Graves, Randall, Spillane and More

(Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s annual awards recognize the accomplishments of USSA athletes and the clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers who support them. The awards recognize not only specific … READ MORE →

In Memorium

– Alison Kellagher, 55, of Boulder, passed away recently as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle-pedestrian accident. Kellagher and her husband Bill have been avid skiers for years. A memorial service will … READ MORE →

Bryan Fish Joins U.S. Team Coaching Staff

(Park City, UT) – The coaching staff of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has a new addition as joins the ranks to take the role of Continental Cup coach, Nordic Program Director … READ MORE →

Russian Biathletes Lose Appeal

– Two Russian biathletes, Yekaterina Yuryeva and Albina Akhatova, disqualified a year ago after failed doping tests for using the prohibited drug erythropoietin have lost their appeal according to the Voice of Russia. They … READ MORE →