Archive | September, 2010

US XC Team is High Intensity at Sun Valley Training Camp

(Sun Valley, ID) – Amidst the 2010-11 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announcement, the cross country athletes were working hard during a two-week roller-ski camp in Sun Valley. Attending campers included Olympians Andy Newell … READ MORE →

Former Top XC Skier Tara Whitten 7th in ITT at Road Worlds

– Former Canadian National Team skier Tara Whitten from Edmonton rode well to achieve more cycling success placing 7th place at the Elite women’s 22.8km Individual Time Trial at the UCI Road World Cycling … READ MORE →

Roller Skiing World Record Attempt – Update

(Gatineau, Park) – This Saturday, October 2nd, more than 400 cross-country skiers will be preparing for the ski season and trying to break a world record. Skiers of all ages will be meeting on … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Expands Retail Product Line by Partnering with Skadi Nordic

(Canmore, Alberta) – Fast and Female presented by Best Buy is partnering with Skadi Nordic Inc. to expand its cross-country ski-specific retail product line. Through this new and exciting affiliation, fans of Fast and … READ MORE →

Red Olympic Mittens Relaunched

– The Canadian Olympic Foundation today officially launched a new design of the Canadian Olympic Team Red Mittens for fall 2010 in partnership with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Net proceeds from each $10 pair … READ MORE →

Governments of Canada and BC Invest $1.3M in Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

– Canadian athletes will benefit from an investment of $1.3 million to the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific from the governments of Canada and British Columbia. The money will be used to deliver critical programming … READ MORE →

Vermont Ski Museum to Present Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Hank McKee

(Stowe, VT) – The Vermont Ski Museum will recognize long time ski writer Hank McKee with the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award on October 24, 2010 at its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Female Skier WANTED for Race Trip to Finland

– Will Sweetser, from Maine Winter Sports Center is leading a trip to Finland from Nov. 3-22. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete with world-class skiers in five early season races and earn … READ MORE →

Allegations of Olympic Corruption Heat Up – Russian President Medvedev Orders Official Investigation

– Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an official investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding the building of facilities for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to be held in Sochi reports Radio Free Europe. … READ MORE →

Falun FIS Cup – Frenette Scores

(Falun, Sweden) – The U.S. men’s team was successful in the Falun FIS Ski Jumping Cup with Peter Frenette (USA) of Saranac Lake, NY finishing in second on Saturday and first on Sunday. On … READ MORE →

USA’s Lindsey Van Lands Back-to-Back Podiums in Falun

(Falun, Sweden) – Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) scored two podium finishes over the weekend in Falun, Sweden in the women’s Continental Cup normal hill, HS98, event. Van was second on Saturday and third … READ MORE →

SIA Releases 2010 Market Intelligence Report on $2.94 Billion Industry

(McLean, Va.) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, a wide-ranging report of activity in the snow sports marketplace during the 2009/2010 … READ MORE →

CCC Women on Skis Workshop – Oct. 16

(Ottawa, ON) – Cross Country Canada is hosting a Women on Skis Workshop, Saturday, October 16 with a reception/social on Friday, October 15. The workshop, titled “Dryland Training for XC Women – Maximizing Your … READ MORE →

Stokely Creek Announces Changes for 2010/11 Season

(Goulais River, ON) – Richard, with the help of his son Xaver, built a beautiful hewn-log cabin nestled on the Peterson trail near Stokely Lake. We plan for the new cabin to have a … READ MORE →

Presque Isle’s Nordic Heritage Center Gets a New Look

(Presque Isle, ME) – Six months ago, the U.S. Nordic community descended on Presque Isle for the X-C Skiing Junior Nationals. Families, athletes, and staff from around the country experienced the best the communities … READ MORE →

True Sport Fellowship on Innovation Created

(Ottawa, ON) – The True Sport Foundation today announced the creation of a new Fellowship in support of sport’s contribution to the well-being of individuals and the resilience of communities.
Each True Sport Fellowship offers … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity CCC Athlete Development Coordinator

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada (CCC), the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada, is currently seeking to fill the position of Athlete Development Coordinator (ADC). The successful candidate will work out … READ MORE →

Photographer to Sponsor NYC Women’s Ski Jumping Benefit – Oct. 21

(Brooklyn, NY) – An emerging fine-art photographer in New York City is organizing a benefit for the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team on Oct. 21 in Brooklyn.
During the Vancouver Games in February, Jamie Clyde … READ MORE →

4th Annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Oct. 8

– The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority announce the 4th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Friday, October 8 at 8:30am. The course starts … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski Update, 2010-11 Facts and Figures

– Everybody agrees that the FIS Tour de Ski, which will be held from 31st December 2010 to 9th January 2011, is a great development in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup. However, it is … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Montana, Sudbury, Quebec…

– There’s only eight NFL Sundays left until I’m on snow skiing around Bruksvallarna, Sweden, beginning my assault on the 2010/11 racing season. Eight weeks of the dry land madness of running, roller skiing, … READ MORE →

Toko’s Makarewicz Authors Book – Triumph, Tragedy and Tedium

– Barry Makarewicz is well known in the US xc ski world for his impressive Masters racing pedigree – 15-time US Masters Champion, winner of the Yellowstone Rendezvous – and his work with the … READ MORE →

Olympic Corruption – Is Russian Clean Up on Track?

– According to an article on “The Voice of Russia” news site, The Committee of Inquiries of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office has filed two law suits alleging embezzlement during the preparation for the Olympic … READ MORE →

WADA Approves 2011 Prohibited List and New Scientific Research Projects for Funding

– Meeting in Montreal today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) for 2011. The new List will now be made official and published by … READ MORE →

NCCSEF Invests $5,000 in Racing Trip to Finland for FIS Opener

(Salt Lake City, Utah) – In its continuing effort to aid the development of American cross-country ski racers, the National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) will help support a racing and training trip to … READ MORE →

NENSA Nordic Symposium – Day 3

(Waltham, MA) – Here’s a brief look at some of the presentations at the NENSA Nordic Symposium on the final Day 3 including Developing Champions: Stratton model by Sverre Caldwell, … READ MORE →

Alberta WCup Academy – New Records at Running Time Trial

September 19, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – An uphill running time trail last weekend provided another benchmark for Academy athletes as they begin to fine tune their condition for the looming racing season just over two … READ MORE →

NENSA Nordic Symposium – Day 2 – Updated

(Waltham, MA) – Here’s a brief look at some of the presentations at the NENSA Nordic Symposium on Day 2. The sessions began at 8:30am this morning with Developing Cross-country Ski Skills and Fitness … READ MORE →

Sparkling Hills Masters World Cup 2011 – Registration, Schedules, Accommodation and Volunteers

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – There are only 165 days until the Sparkling Hills Masters World Cup 2011 hosted by the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club from March 3-11. This is the xc skiing world championships … READ MORE →

Rollerski World Record Attempt – Be a Part of History

(Ottawa, Ontario) – What do 50 people on rollerskis look like? How about 200…or more? That’s the question that Fresh Air Experience in Ottawa is trying to answer. On October 2nd, at 8am sharp … READ MORE →

NENSA Nordic Symposium Kicks Off – Day 1

(Waltham, MA) – The New England Nordic Ski Association’s (NENSA) first ever Nordic Symposium kicked off this evening at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts. NENSA Executive Director Patrick Cote welcomed the group to … READ MORE →

Call for Nominations for Canadian Sport Awards – Deadline Sept. 20

(Ottawa, ON) – The True Sport Foundation announced its call for nominations for the 38th Canadian Sport Awards (CSA). Canada’s definitive recognition event for sport will award excellence, athletics, commitment and leadership in sport … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Apparel Launches New Pre-design Custom Suits

– Mt. Borah is pleased to announce the launch of our new Nordic Design Center on our website. Now customers have the option of high quality pre-designed suit patterns with customizable colour schemes and … READ MORE →

First Tracks at the Yellowstone Ski Festival – Nov. 23-27

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Join thousands of skinny skis in West Yellowstone, Montana for a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing.  Olympic athletes to first timers descend on this small, mountain town to make their … READ MORE →

NCCSEF Invests $43,000 in Six Cross Country Ski Racing Projects

(Salt Lake City, Utah) – The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) will invest $43,000 in six cross-country ski racing projects for its first round of 2010/2011 season funding.  These strategic investments are … READ MORE →

U.S. and Canadian Team Training Camp Videos

– Check out these two videos from the Canadian XC Ski Team training camp in Mont Sainte-Anne, QC and the US XC Ski Team training camp in Sun Valley, ID, respectively.
Canadian Ski Team in … READ MORE →

Sun Valley Camp Rocks

(Sun Valley, Idaho) – The US XC Ski Team’s training camp in Sun Valley is going great. We had a day off on Monday and then it was back to some hard … READ MORE →

2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Officially Announced

(Sun Valley, ID) – World Championship medalist Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was among a group of seven athletes, including six Olympians, named to the 2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Aspiring future stars … READ MORE →

Skate Sprint Intervals with the US Ski Team

– Chris Grover talks about the USST camp philosophy, and the importance of getting enough rollerski speed work. According to Grover, simulation workouts are very important, and something that the team focuses on frequently. … READ MORE →

Canadian National XC Ski Team – Quebec Camp Update

(Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec) – Quebec has always been a powerhouse province when it comes to cross-country ski racing in Canada, with a long legacy of producing fast athletes. More recently, Quebec has been putting … READ MORE →

Back to Whistler

(Whistler, BC) – When I returned to Whistler, BC a few weeks ago I encountered a much different environment than I had left behind. The Olympic crowds, snow, banners, fences and media have all … READ MORE →

CCC and Statoil Join Forces to Develop XC Skiing in Alberta

(Calgary, AB) – Two-time Olympic medallist, Beckie Scott, will launch the second year of the Ski Fit North Alberta program at a training camp for Northern Alberta skiers in St. Albert on September … READ MORE →

Register Your Official Skier Fan Club with FIS

– together with organizing committees of FIS World Cup Cross-Country are launching a special incentive program for official fan clubs of Cross-Country skiing athletes. In order to improve hospitality programs in World Cup … READ MORE →

Silverstar Cross Country Ski Camps – Nov. 22-Dec. 5

(Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC) – Incredible how fast time goes by, school is back in session and snow is dusting the mountain tops. It is time to start planning your ski season and … READ MORE →

Nordic Symposium this Weekend – Registration Extended

(Boston, MA) – The Nordic Symposium takes place in Boston this weekend. The presenters are working hard to bring you an exciting line up of informative and thought provoking topics this weekend at the … READ MORE →

Jerome Jumps to 3rd in Continental Cup

(Lillehammer, Norway) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led the U.S. in the Lillehammer Continental Cup finishing in third. Jerome had two solid jumps on the normal hill HS 100 to earn a podium … READ MORE →

Lindsey Van Returns to International Ski Jumping in Lillehammer

  (Lillehammer, Norway) – Lindsey Van of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team returned to the Continental Cup the weekend of Sept. 11-12 in Lillehammer, Norway, resuming high-level international competition after taking last season off … READ MORE →

USA’s Jerome Podiums in Lillehammer

(Lillehammer, Norway) – Jessica Jerome of the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team found her way back onto the podium, while teammate Lindsey Van made a successful return to Continental Cup competition over the weekend … READ MORE →

Kowalczyk Co-Authors Book on Cross-Country Skiing

– Tell-all autobiographies are all the rage with Hollywood these days.  Thespians, musicians, former politicos…you haven’t quite made it as a ‘somebody’ until you’ve got a few hundred pages of factory pressed ink to … READ MORE →

Hellner Wins World Cup Challenge Run

– Two years ago Marcus Hellner won the World Cup premiere at Dundret, Gellivare. On Wednesday evening the double Olympic champion was back on the winning track again as he won by an impressive … READ MORE →