Archive | October, 2010

Specific Power Training with the Methow Olympic Development Program

– The Methow Olympic Development Program (MOD) outlines some of their specific ways to get racing fit and strong for the start of the 2010 season – power training secrets for cross-country skiing. Here … READ MORE →

Norway Announces Selection Criteria for Oslo 2011

– Norwegian Ski Association announced at its convention in Ullevål nomination criteria for the biggest highlight of upcoming season, Nordic World Championships in Oslo 2011. “Our team will be selected latest 18 days before … READ MORE →

Fiemme 2013 Ready to Test New Promotional Concepts

(Val di Fiemme, Italy0 – The 5th meeting of the Coordination Group for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme (ITA) was held on Monday, October 25 in Cavalese. The … READ MORE →

Podiumwear Becomes Exclusive Apparel Supplier for CXC

– Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) is pleased to announce Podiumwear as their exclusive apparel supplier for the 2010-2011ski season. Starting on November 15, 2010, CXC Elite Team and CXC Junior Development Team … READ MORE →

New USSA 2010-11 Black Racing Kits

– Both the US XC Ski and Nordic Combined teams will be racing in a new stylish black racing kit this season replacing their red uniforms. According to the USSA Facebook page the team … READ MORE →

Biathlon Canada’s Charity Status Revoked

(Ottawa, ON) – Biathlon Canada has had its charitable status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency following $25.9 million in receipts for questionable tax-shelter arrangements. It’s not clear how the revocation will affect the … READ MORE →

2010 Cross Country Canada Annual Awards

– The following individuals were recognized at the 2010 Cross Country Canada AGM for their outstanding contribution to promoting and supporting the sport of cross-country skiing in Canada
Nominated by: … READ MORE →

Interview With Liz Stephen

– It’s autumn, the bright colored leaves are falling and apples are ready to be picked in East Montpelier, VT. While at home, U.S. Cross Country Ski Team member and Olympian Liz Stephen (East … READ MORE →

FIS Cross Country World Cup #1 Teaser Video

– Here is a cool short teaser video for the upcoming FIS Viessmann Cross Country World Cup 2010-2011 season opener taking place in Gällivare, Sweden, November 20-21, 2010. The video is an intro done … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Dramatic Increase in Euro Races Scored to NRL List

– The USSA is pleased to announce a dramatic increase in the number of European events that will be scored to the USSA National Ranking List (NRL) for the 2011 season. As per the … READ MORE →

Finnish Doping Scandals Reopened as Prosecutor Charges Rasanen and Three Former Finnish Officials

(Helsinki, Finland) – As reported yesterday Finland’s prosecutor, Mikko Jaatinen, has proceeded to charge former top xc skier Jari Rasanen and former Finnish Ski Association officials Pekka Vahasoyrinki, Antti Leppavuori, and Jari Piirainen. The … READ MORE →

NENSA Releases New DVD Featuring Andy Newell and Liz Stephen

– NENSA has released a comprehensive video that features Andy Newell and fellow World Cup cross-country skier Liz Stephen. Newell and Stephen take you through both classic and skate skiing drills using dryland and … READ MORE →

Phil Widmer: Getting Back up to Speed

– After almost forgetting my passport, forgetting my training shorts and dealing with a small head cold, I settled in to have an amazing Park City camp in October.
Dasha saved the day by helping … READ MORE →

Alpina Sports to Distribute Elan Skis in the USA

(Lebanon, NH) – Alpina Sports, Corp. (ASC), a leading importer and distributor of ski equipment throughout North America, today announced that it has been awarded exclusive, United States distribution rights for Elan skis.
Founded in … READ MORE →

Finnish Prosecutor to Press Fraud and Perjury Charges against Prominent XC Skier and Officials

– A former cross-country skier and Finnish Ski Association (FSA) officials are among those who have been implicated in what has been an ongoing stellar investigation by authorities, according to a web-based story appearing … READ MORE →

One Way Sport OY Acquires Sweden’s Nordic Trade and Signs 4-Year Deal with Vasaloppet

(Helsinki, Finland) – The Finnish Nordic Sports company, One Way Sport OY, with headquarters in Helsinki finalized the acquisition today of the Swedish Sport distribution company, Nordic Trade Development AB.
Nordic Trade Development AB is … READ MORE →

IBU Biathlon World Cup Arrives in Maine February 3-10 – Over 35,000 Spectators Expected

(Presque Isle, Maine – With just 100 days until the start of the North American Tour of the Biathlon World Cup, Presque Isle and Fort Kent, Maine are preparing for the tens of thousands … READ MORE →

Ski Fit North Job Opportunities

– The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District (NSCRD) is seeking two individuals for the part-time seasonal positions of Grass Roots Fieldworker and Competitive Coach/Fieldworker in the sport of cross-country skiing. Positions are … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Museum Online Auction – Bidding Open Until Nov. 15

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Ski Museum/ Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, an organization that is dedicated to capturing the history and artifacts of skiing and snowboarding in Canada and honouring the people who … READ MORE →

Snow at Sovereign Lake

( Sovereign Lake, BC) – The arrival of early season snow at SLNC is perfect timing to try skiing on the new stadium bridge which was finished yesterday. The bridge will be used heavily … READ MORE →

Testing 411

– As we hurtle towards race season, my team mates and I have just concluded our last high volume block with a fantastic three-hour session up Highwood pass and have descended into our second … READ MORE →

Swix US Announces Three New Appointments

(Wilmington, MA) – Swix US announced today the appointment of Chris Hall to the position of Swix US Nordic Racing Services Director. To Swix US Chris brings WorldCup waxing and service expertise that … READ MORE →

No Decision by IOC on Women’s Ski Jumping at Sochi 2014 Games

(Acapulco, Mexico) – The IOC is delaying their decision on whether to include Women’s Ski Jumping at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi along with six other disciplines all awaiting approval to become … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Pre-Season Prognostications

(Barrie, ON) – Even though this 2010-11 season is following the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, it will be another big year for international cross country skiers. The World Cup starts in November in Gallivare, Sweden … READ MORE →

The Art and Science of Grinding

– In preparation for the Stone Grinding feature article in the new Race Ready section of SkiTrax Magazine – launching in the first issue of the season – we interviewed Nathan Schultz and Zach … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup, TdS, Oslo Contests – Phase 1 Launching Soon – Updated

Up to $10,000 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited once again to announce that Phase 1 of our international 3-in-1 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup, Tour de Ski, and Oslo Nordic Worlds contests will be launching soon for … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Committee Honours Vancouver 2010 Stars at First-Ever Awards Gala – McKeevers Win Award

(Ottawa, ON) – On October 23rd, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) hosted its first-ever Awards Ceremony to celebrate the heroes of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Four prestigious awards were presented to the … READ MORE →

Ask the Pro – Taking Care of Your Skis

– I just started racing this past year and really went for it with getting top level gear. Now I think I should be doing some specific steps to keep them at that high … READ MORE →

SkiErg World Sprints – Nov. 12–14

– The SkiErg World Sprints will take place November 12-14. How it works: race 1000 meters on the SkiErg at your club, school or home November 12–14. Post your time to the Concept2 logbook … READ MORE →

New Vermont Post-College Racing Team Debuts

– The VTXC, a post college racing team, is ready to go for 2010/2011. Headed up by Ryan Kerrigan, some of the highlighted athletes include Juergen Uhl, Eli Enman, Robyn Anderson and Kate Crawford. … READ MORE →

Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Halloween is knocking on the proverbial door. Put down the fun size chocolate bars and make plans now to attend the 2010 Yellowstone Ski Festival. Order pre-season trail passes … READ MORE →

Changes Ahead for Whistler 2010 Olympic Nordic Venue

(Whistler, BC) – The Whistler 2010 Sport Legacies Society has announced that the Whistler Olympic Park venue used for the Nordic events of last February’s 2010 Olympic Games, will undergo many changes as it … READ MORE →

MWSC Launches Arooskis Nordic Program for 2010-2011 Season

(Aroostook County, ME) – As the leaves fall and the air gets cooler, thoughts of an exciting winter season follow suit. This year the Maine Winter Sports Center is giving adults across the … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Sport Announces West Yellowstone Ski Festival Plans

(Boulder, Colorado) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) is going to do things a bit differently at this year’s West Yellowstone Ski Festival. The big change will be no on-site stone grinding, which will free … READ MORE →

CCC Introduces New Officials Registry

– Cross Country Canada through the Events Committee has created a new Officials Registry with the objective of tracking Officiating experience and recording Certifications. Data from the previous officials registry has been transferred where … READ MORE →

USASJ Skiers Make Final Preparations Before the Snow Flies

– With winter on the cusp and the trees nearly bare of autumnal leaves, the ski jumping men of the USASJ program are putting their finishing touches on their plastic jump training and dryland … READ MORE →

NCCSEF Supports 9 US Nordic Skiers at FIS Nordic Opener – 20 Skiers on Board

(Caribou, ME) – In its continuing effort to aid the development of American cross country ski racers, the National Cross-Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) will help send a contingent of U. S. athletes to … READ MORE →

Kids Programs at Yellowstone Ski Festival – Nov. 23–27

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Don’t wait for the whine over Thanksgiving Break this year. Bring the family to the Yellowstone Ski Festival and start a new holiday tradition. Spend time together and on-snow. Create … READ MORE →

Maine Hall of Fame Honours Skiers – Marcus Nash on Board

(Portland, ME) – U.S. Ski Team veteran Kirsten Clark-Rickenbach, who capped her international career with a World Championship silver medal in 2003, will be among a group of Team alumni being inducted into the … READ MORE →

PC Life

(Park City, UT) – We have been in Park City now for just around three weeks. For most of us this has been a first visit to PC for a training camp. I must … READ MORE →

Russia’s Dementiev to Return in 2011-2012

– Russian skier Yevgeny Dementiev, who won Olympic gold in the Pursuit in 2006 in Torino, plans to return to competition after he completes his two-year doping ban in August 2011, reported Dementiev … READ MORE →

The Itch to Get Skiing

(Canmore, AB) – This time of year is always marked by the itch to get out skiing. With cooler than normal temps around Canmore, the snow has been steadily gathering on the mountain peaks … READ MORE →

Skiing Underway in Canmore

(Canmore, AB) – We’ve received reports from Canmore that skiing has already been underway for four days, courtesy of “Frozen Thunder” – a pile of snow that was stored over the summer and brought … READ MORE →

Auburn Ski Club Seeks Nordic Development Coach

(Donner Summit, CA) – Auburn Ski Club in Donner Summit, CA is looking to hire a Nordic Development Coach / Admin Assistant full time from November through April. The position is both an on … READ MORE →

NENSA Fall Online Auction is Live

– The NENSA Fall Auction is now live online. Items include Fred Griffin’s garlic, an Italian bike tour from VBT, a SkiErg from Concept2, a laser rifle set-up from USBA, a full Xium race … READ MORE →

Alberta Academy’s Senior Athletes Return from Haig Glacier

(Canmore, AB) – The Academy’s senior athletes are back in Canmore, AB, after a four-day camp on the Haig Glacier for their final volume training block prior to physiological testing at the end of … READ MORE →

Stonegrinding Revealed with UltraTune

– Stonegrinding has become an integral part of the Nordic scene to make skis faster under various conditions. A mix of art and science, here’s a behind the scenes look into how Mark Waechter … READ MORE →

TD Bank Bill Koch Festival 2011 – Kid’s Love Skiing

– The  2011 TD Bank Bill Koch Festival will be held at Rikert Slki Touring Center on Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton, VT on February 26-27. The Breadloaf area was the summer … READ MORE →

FIS Gives Oslo 2011 Green Light – Tickets 50% Sold

– The final Inspection for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo (NOR) took place last week, involving an official presentation on the current state of preparations by the Oslo 2011 organizing … READ MORE →

Climb to the Castle Video

(Willmington, NY) – Check out this video of the 2010 Climb to the Castle roller-ski race up Whiteface Mountain held on Oct. 8 in New York state featuring top cross-country, biathlon and Nordic-combined athletes … READ MORE →