Archive | June, 2010

Canadian Anti-Doping Rules Up for Review

(Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is revising the Canadian anti-doping rules, and invites members of the sport community to review and comment on the draft, released today. The … READ MORE →

Chinese Summer Ski Tour

(Beijing, China) – Genghis Khan probably never envisioned his homeland covered in snow in June and beset by spandex-clad athletes on skis. The fourth edition of the Chinese Summer Ski Tour got underway on … READ MORE →

Limited Space for Remaining Gunstock Camps

– Limited space available in each of the remaining Gunstock summer training camps. GNA camp at Gunstock for younger skiers or less experienced rollerskiers. Jericho Camp for experienced rollerskiers. Come see what training with … READ MORE →

Hosting Bids for Canadian 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals

– Interested clubs are invited to submit Letters of Interest and Bid Packages for the 2012 National Cross-Country Ski Championships. Interested Clubs should use the technical considerations outlined within the current Technical Package in … READ MORE →

Northug Tackles Meraker Peaks Challenge

– The challenge: 26 peaks in 38 hours. The challengers: Peter Northug and Hallgeir Martin Lundemo versus mountain running phenom Per Kristian Nygård of Team Western Metal. It was recently announced that Northug will … READ MORE →

North Cascades Camp Recap

(Oregon) – It’s 5am and helicopters are flying overhead. They’re so low to the ground the sound is intense and you can feel the air pressure beating downwards. Fire? Smoke Jumper training? Military invasion? … READ MORE →

Mathias Fredriksson Wants to Race at 2011 Nordic Worlds

– Swedish warhorse Mathias Fredriksson, a veteran of four past Olympics, is hoping to make his final stand at the upcoming World Cup in Holmenkollen this winter. After a disappointing season, missing the 2010 … READ MORE →

Northug vs Hellner in Vegas

– What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…unless you’re a world class ski racer, that is. For Peter Northug and Marcus Hellner every card dealt and hand played at the World Series of Poker … READ MORE →

Tour De Troendelag Stages 1, 2, 3 – Rønning Beats Northug on Stage 1

(Norway) – As a mid-June treat for news-starved FIS World Cup fans, the first stage of the Tour de Trøndelag in Norway went off well on Friday. Many of the top World Cup ski … READ MORE →

Statistical Skier – Nordic Skiing by the Numbers

– Every cross-country ski athlete has had to worship at the altar of the FIS point system at one time or another.  Love them or hate them these systems are one way of measuring … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity: Part-Time XC Ski Head Coach – Calgary Ski Club

(Calgary, AB) – The Calgary Ski Club (CSC) is seeking a Part-Time Cross Country Ski Head Coach to support and develop CSC’s cross country skiing program, focusing on recreation.  This position is focused on … READ MORE →

USSA Mourns the Loss of Longtime US Sport Leader Bud Little

(Helena, MT) – One of the great leaders of American skisport, Dr. Amos R. “Bud” Little, passed away peacefully at his Montana home Tuesday (June 22). A noted ski racer, coach and U.S. Ski … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Coach Per Nilsson Nominated for Biathlon Award

– Guiding the U.S. Biathlon Team through the most successful season so far, head coach Per Nilsson was nominated now for the Biathlon Award 2010. The nominees in the categories athlete female, athlete male, … READ MORE →

Hugh Pomeroy Memorial Scholarship Fund – Open for Applications

– Cross Country Canada has announced that applications for the Hugh Pomeroy Memorial Scholarship Fund are now being accepted.  The fund is named in remembrance of Hugh Pomeroy, who had been a member of … READ MORE →

XC Skier vs Pisten Bully – Guess Who Wins?

– Check out this YouTube video of 2002 Olympic individual sprint silver medalist Peter Schlickenrieder of Germany as he battles man against machine with a Pisten Bully on German TV. Can he make it? … READ MORE →

Coach Education Grants Available

– The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that the Chevrolet Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online! Also, the Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences Grants are … READ MORE →

Bend Camp 2010 – Fire & Ice

(Bend, Oregon) – The Fire and Ice Ski Camp on the trails of Mt. Bachelor held from June 18-22 has come to an end and with it so has the last day … READ MORE →

USSA Memberships Expire June 30 – Renew Today!

– USSA memberships expire annually on June 30. It’s now easier than ever to renew your membership with online registration. Here’s how to register:
– Call USSA Member Service at 435.647.2666 or email with … READ MORE →

Swedish Ski Team Training Camp – Tough Hills of Torsby

(Torsby, Sweden) – The Swedish national team met for a training camp in Torsby on Monday. All the team members, including Charlotte Kalla and Marcus Hellner, realize it will be a tough one.
Rollerski and … READ MORE →

New Marketing Concept for FIS XC World Cup – Viessmann and BMW on Board

(Oberhofen, Germany) – FIS Marketing AG, in close cooperation with FIS and its member National Ski Associations, is proud to present a new marketing concept for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup beginning with the … READ MORE →

NENSA News – Summer Clinics and Deals

– NENSA is pleased to announce the following summer ski clinics. Be the first to know about what’s happening in xc skiing in New England all summer long! Find links to great ski info … READ MORE →

One Way Sport Signs Exclusive Agreement with Team XTRA Personell

(Finland) – The Finnish Nordic sports brand One Way Sport OY has signed a 3-year exclusive agreement  with the Team XTRA Personell for the supply of technical sports wear, racing suits and Nordic sports … READ MORE →

Northug Signs with the Norwegian Ski Federation

– Top Norwegian xc skier Petter Northug has signed with his country’s ski federation reports Despite rumours last month that Northug was not on good terms with team management, the 24-year-old is back … READ MORE →

Nystad Announces Her Retirement

– Olympic winner Claudia Nystad announced she stepped down from professional cross-country skiing. Nysted marked very succesful period of the German Ski Association as she captured not only five Olympic medals but also five … READ MORE →

Petra Majdic Signs Contract with Slovenian Ski Association

– Petra Majdic, the best Slovenian Cross-Country skier announced she would continue in her career on 26 May 2010. Today she signed a contract with Slovenian Ski Association dealing with mutual cooperation. “I am … READ MORE →

Munich, Annecy, PyeongChang Compete to Host 2018 Olympic Games

(Lausanne, Switzerland) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)* have all been selected as Candidate Cities to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. … READ MORE →

US 2011 Nordic Combined Team Announced

(Park City, UT) – After an historic performance in Vancouver, Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) are leading … READ MORE →

Mt. Washington Road Race – Kris Freeman 15th

June 20, 2010 (Pinkham Notch, NH) – Saturday, June 19 marked the 50th annual Mt Washington Road Race featuring over 1,000 runners who were greeted with very warm temperatures – a recorded high of 61°F, … READ MORE →

USSA National J2 Talent Camp – Expanding the Pipeline – July 31-Aug 8

-The inaugural USSA National J2 Talent Camp will be conducted this July 31- August 8, 2010 on the campus of Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton, Michigan. The camp will provide a great opportunity … READ MORE →

2011 TD Bank J2 National Invitational and Eastern High School Sites Announced

– Gunstock Nordic will host the TD Bank J2 National Invitational Championships in Gilford, NH, March 11-13th and Black Mountain in Rumford Maine will be the site of the TD Bank Eastern High School … READ MORE →

Canadian National Altitude Training Camp Update

(Kananaskis, Alberta) – While most Canadians are eagerly anticipating the balmy days of summer, the Canadian National team is stoked for snow. The team is currently at a high altitude camp on the … READ MORE →

Northug Welcomes Top Skiers on Home Turf

– Tour de Trøndelag gives Petter Northug a rare chance to meet world stars at home. He invited several of the world’s best cross-country skiers to Meråker and Nord-Trøndelag for the event on June … READ MORE →

Skigo Ski Poles Join Supplier Pool with Skigo Ski Wax

– Skigo ski poles are joining Skigo waxes in Cross Country Canada’s supplier/sponsor pool this season. This brings the opportunity to CCC team members to race and train with Skigo poles.
“We’re very excited about … READ MORE →

National Training Group Freestyle Sprint Race

(Park City, UT) – The National Training Group (NTG) was joined by U.S. Ski Team member and number four ranked World Cup sprinter Andy Newell for a freestyle sprint race. Teammate, Liz Stephen, also … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper – An Editorial

– The 47th International Ski Congress in Antalya (TUR) was an important landmark in the development of international ski sport. On the whole, the 2010 Antalya Congress did not represent a major … READ MORE →

Norwegian Ski Federation Signs New TV Deal until 2016

– The Norwegian Ski Federation has signed a new media contract with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) until 2016. The NSF finalized a new national television and media contract with NRK whilst … READ MORE →

Roller Skiing World Cup Season Begins in Markkleeberg, Germany

(Markkleeberg, GER) – More than 100 athletes from 10 countries will be participating in the opening of the Roller Skiing World Cup this weekend. The FIS Roller Skiing World Cup will visit … READ MORE →

St. Scholastica Ski Team Announces 2011 Recruiting Class

(Duluth, MN) – For the second straight year, the St. Scholastica Ski Team will take in it’s strongest, deepest recruiting.
Headlining an impressive women’s group is Canadian National Team Development Center (NTDC) skier, Christina Groulx … READ MORE →

Bjoern Dahlie is Back

– Bjoern Daehlie is back, this time as the architect of a new Sprint Cup that will take place in the spring, and includes city center circuits in Trondheim (NOR), Oestersund (SWE) and Aare … READ MORE →

Rochester Rollerski Clinic with Garrott Kuzzy Report

(Rochester, NY) – The 2010 rollerski season is underway! The Rochester Nordic Club (RASC) hosted a great early summer rollerski clinic led by 2010 Olympian and CXC Elite skier Garrott Kuzzy on Sunday, June … READ MORE →

FIS: History of Women’s XC Skiing

– FIS has published a document detailing the history of women’s XC skiing and the formation of the FIS Women’s Cross-Country Committee in 1965, which became the Sub-Committee for Ladies Cross-Country in … READ MORE →

International Society of Biomechanics in Sport 2010 Congress – July 19-23

(Marquette, MI) – Northern Michigan University presents the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport 2010 Congress, July 19-23. They invite you to attend ISBS 2010 in Marquette, Michigan, USA. A preconference symposium on Teaching … READ MORE →

Kershaw Urges FIS to Get Tough on Doping

– Canadian Olympic skier Devon Kershaw is not convinced that FIS will follow through with their tough talk on doping and the Russian team. FIS warned Russia to clean up its act or face … READ MORE →

FIS President Kasper Re-elected

(Antalya, Turkey) – The 47th International Ski Congress concluded at the weekend in Antalya (TUR). One of the highlights of the 2010 Congress was the re-election as FIS President of Gian Franco Kasper for … READ MORE →

FIS XC Interview with Kikkan Randall – Wins Rollerski Opener in Norway

– FIS Cross-Country had a unique chance to talk to U.S. top skier and representative in the FIS Athlete’s Commission, Kikkan Randall, who attended the recent FIS Congress in Turkey. Following the conference Randall … READ MORE →

Nordic Heritage Sport Club Receives NENSA Award

(Presque Isle, Maine) – The Nordic Heritage Sport Club, operating out of the Nordic Heritage Center, a world class biathlon facility located on the Fort Road in Presque Isle, has been awarded the New … READ MORE →

Norway, USA and Germany Receive Top FIS SnowKidz Award Honors

– As part of FIS’s multi-year international campaign entitled “Bring Children to Snow” that has been designed to generate passion for snow activities among the younger generations, the Antalya Congress awarded the recipients of … READ MORE →

USCSA Sanctions Nordic Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

(Park City, UT) – The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) held its annual Board of Directors meeting in Park City, June 4th to June 6th. John Jacobs of Reliable Racing Supply … READ MORE →

American Birkie 2011 News

– Here is the latest news from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, including their annual t-shirt design contest, trail runs, treks, and work days, registration deadlines, and other upcoming events.
2011 T-Shirt Design Contest Announced

New Book Commemorates 100 Years of International Skiing

– The Antalya 2010 FIS Congress marked the centennial of the very first International Ski Congress that was held in Christiania (NOR, later known as Oslo) on 18th February 1910. To … READ MORE →