Archive | March, 2011

USSA SuperTour Sun Valley 10/15km Mass Start – Skier Comments

(Sun Valley, ID) – Here’s a mix of quotes from many of the skiers following Wednesday’s 10/15km mass start classic races as they shared their thoughts with SkiTrax on their performance and the upcoming … READ MORE →

Concept2 Offers Web-Based SkiErg Performance Series

(Morrisville, VT) – Skiers have had limited options for controlled performance testing: not everyone has access to a rollerski treadmill, rollerskis vary significantly in speed, and running time trials aren’t especially ski-specific.
To help address … READ MORE →

Ski Training Without Snow – How to Get Faster for Next Season

(Morrisville, VT) – As the winter racing season draws to a close, skiers around the world are asking themselves and their coaches the following question: How can I train better now so I’m faster … READ MORE →

FIS Race Director Jürg Capol on 2010/11 WCup Season

(Switzerland) – The Veissemann FIS 2010/11 World Cup season ended on March 20 in Falun, Sweden and according to FIS this past year was a great success with increased audience, TV exposure and marketing, … READ MORE →

Sun Valley SuperTour 10/15km Classic Report and Photos – Lake Creek Déjà vu

(Sun Valley, ID) – It was “back to the weekend” at the  Lake Creek Trails in Sun Valley on Wednesday, as Kris Freeman (US Ski Team/Waterville Valley and Kikkan Randall (US Ski Team/APUNSC) both … READ MORE →

Unbeatable Randall Takes Women’s 10km Classic as Diggins Nips Brooks for Silver

(Sun Valley, ID) – Kikkan Randall (US Ski Team/APUNSC) landed herself another victory at round two of the SuperTour mini-tour finale in Sun Valley but the real race was for second as Jesse Diggins … READ MORE →

USA’s Freeman Holds Off Canadians to Win SuperTour 15km Classic

(Sun Valley, ID) – USA top distance skier, Kris Freeman (US Ski Team/Waterville Valley) held off a posse of Canadians who  were chasing him down in the men’s 15km mass start classic to claim … READ MORE →

Fischer Skis & Boots Dominate Nordic World Ski Championships with Record Number of Medals

(Auburn, NH) – Fischer Skis announced today that its skis and boots dominated the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway, and Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, held February 24 through March 6, 2011. The company beat … READ MORE →

US XC Ski 30/50km Nationals Video + USSA SuperTour Prep

– Check out this video by Plum TV featuring shots of last weekend’s US XC Ski National Championships 30/50km Classic races in Sun Valley, Idaho, along with an in-depth description of the event and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – CPC, COC, Own the Podium

– There are several job opportunities available with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, and Own the Podium. Read on and click the corresponding links for more details about each posting.
Canadian Paralympic Committee

Fast and Female Biathlon Day in New Brunswick a Success

(Canmore, AB) – Last Friday, Fast and Female hosted its maiden biathlon day and its first ever event in Charlo, New Brunswick at the Club Les Aventuriers. Held in conjunction with the 2011 Kia … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 2010/11 Contest Winners and Final Standings

(Toronto, ON) – We’re very pleased to announce the winners and final standings for the international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2010/11 Contest following another fantastic season of world-class racing. The … READ MORE →

2011 Canadian XC Ski Nationals Video

(Canmore, AB) – Catch some of the race action at the recent 2011 Canadian XC Ski National Championships held in Canmore, AB courtesy of SkiGo Canada featuring video clips from the site plus racing … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Sun Valley Prologue – Randall and Hamilton Score UPDATED

(Sun Valley, ID) – Alaska’s Kikkan Randall (US Ski Team/APUNSC) took the lead in the first stage of the Spring Series SuperTour winning the 2.8km free-technique Prologue. Randall had a substantial margin of more … READ MORE →

Ivan Babikov on What Doesn’t Kill You…

(Canmore, AB) – Hello to all ski lovers out there, it’s my first blog and I’ll try not to bore you too much with it….so enjoy it… 2010/2011 season is over now and I … READ MORE →

Audio Interview with Alex Harvey

(Quebec City, QC) – Listen to this heartwarming CBC interview with Alex Harvey, one of Canada’s top XC skiers on the history-making men’s National Ski Team. Harvey and Devon Kershaw are blazing the way … READ MORE →

Toko Race Reports – Engadin Worldloppet and Masters World Cup

(Engadin, Switzerland) – I just returned home to Hayward after a week long adventure in St Moritz, Switzerland for the 2011 Engadin Ski Marathon. The crust cruising is at its finest right now … READ MORE →

Hardwood Ski and Bike Extends Ski Season to April 3

(Oro Station, ON) – Due to the cool weather and good snow coverage Hardwood will remain open for one more week until Sunday, April 3rd. The majority of our trails are open with good … READ MORE →

First 30km Ever (and first successful feed)!

– This morning, when I was busy speculating on just how much a 30km might possibly hurt, I got a text from my family wishing me and the team luck and saying “Kenzie says … READ MORE →

Former NST XC Ski Racer Whitten Wins Track Cycling Worlds

(Apeldoorn, Netherlands) – Hot on the heels of winning the 2010/11 World Cup series title in the women’s track cycling Omnium event, former Canadian National Team XC skier Tara Whitten won the Track World … READ MORE →

Randall Ups the Ante for 30km Classic Gold at US XC Ski Nationals – Graefnings 2nd, Diggins 3rd

(Sun Valley, ID) – Kikkan Randall was the winner at Sunday’s National 30km Classic Championship at the Lake Creek trails in Sun Valley. The field was somewhat smaller than for the prior day’s men’s … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Championships Men’s 50km Classic – More Photos

(Sun Valley, ID) – Check out the fabulous photo gallery from Saturday’s US XC Ski Championships men’s 50km classic in Sun Valley, Idaho, by David Wheelock. The title was won by veteran USST member, … READ MORE →

Team Alberta Wins Gold in Mixed Relay at Canadian Biathlon Championships

(Charlo, NB) – Zina Kocher led Team Alberta to the gold medal en route to the her fourth trip to the top step of the podium at the Canadian Biathlon Championships in Charlo, N.B. … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Defends 30km CL Title at US XC Ski

(Sun Valley, ID) – Fresh off her third overall World Cup Sprint podium, US Ski Team veteran Kikkan Randall (APUNSC) has proved once again that her classic distance ski game is on form. She … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman Captures US XC Ski 50km Classic Title

(Sun Valley, ID) – What kind of conditions would you expect for a 50km classic in Sun Valley on the 26th of March? The last choice on most people’s list was hard wax and … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey on Québec’s Biggest TV Show – Tout le monde en parle – on March 27

– Canadian XC ski star and double gold medalist in 2011, Alex Harvey, is appearing on Radio Canada’s biggest television show Tout le monde en parle on Sunday night, March 27th. Harvey won U23 … READ MORE →

Kocher Scores Hat Trick as Gow Claims First Title in Pursuit at Canadian Biathlon Championships

(Charlo, NB) – Zina Kocher racked up her third gold medal in as many events, while senior team rookie, Scott Gow, claimed his first national senior title by winning the men’s pursuit competition at … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Championships 50km CL UPDATE – Freeman Wins

(Sun Valley, ID) – Here’s a brief update from the  2011 US Championship men’s 50km Classic now underway in Sun Valley with about 13km to go it’s Glenn Randall (Bridger Ski Foundation) leading. He’s … READ MORE →

Team Today: What We Learned on the Europa Cup – Not Every Day is an Extra Blue Day!

The NCCSEF invested $43,000 in six 2010-2011 Cross Country Ski Racing Projects with a goal of helping Team Tomorrow become Team Today!  One of the investments was in a trip to the Europe Continental … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity: FXC Assistant Coach

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Fairbanks Cross Country (FXC), the Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks’ (NSCF’s) year-round middle and high school junior racing program is seeking an assistant coach to work as part of a team of … READ MORE →

Summer Ski Storage – What You Need to Know!

– While many of you will be skiing for 1-2 more months, some of you are putting your skis away for the season now. Taking the time to prep them properly for summer storage … READ MORE →

US Championships 50/30K & USSA SuperTour Finals – Mar. 26-Apr. 2

(Sun Valley, ID) – Welcome to the 2011 US Championship 50km and 30 km races and to the 2011 USSA SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley, ID, March 26-April 2. Below, you will find essential … READ MORE →

2011 Haywood Ski Nationals Recap

(Canmore, AB) – Nationals week has now come to an end in Canmore and what a great week of ski racing it was! Although my personal racing was a disaster, it was great to … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – World Cup Final Report

– This was a breakthrough WCup season for Kikkan Randall winning two World Cups and ending up third overall on the Sprint Cup podium with Petra Majdic (SLO) in first and Arianna Follis (ITA) … READ MORE →

Analysis of Canada’s Federal Budget 2011 and its Impact on Sport

– With its 2011 Budget and Economic Action Plan, the minority Conservative Government continued its recent practice of devising targeted, modest, niche initiatives that would lend themselves to a “retail” political sales campaign. In … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Named Chef de Mission for Canadian Team at Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today that Beckie Scott has been appointed as Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) in Innsbruck, Austria.

“I am absolutely … READ MORE →

Aussie XC Ski Team – Oslo 2011, Canberra National Rollerski Event

– The general feedback on the 2011 World Championship in Oslo was that it was the biggest most spectacular World Championship ever held. Over 100,000 spectators were in the stands or out around the … READ MORE →

BC Nordic News: Photo Contest, Events, Spring Ski Deals, Ask the Expert

– You have 7 more days to upload your best photo for a chance to win! Upload your XC, snowshoeing and backcountry ski pics to WIN the $1450 Ultimate Nordic Winter Getaway in BC … READ MORE →

Kocher and Perras Win 15/20km Individual Titles at Canadian Biathlon Championships

(Charlo, NB) – Zina Kocher proved she is still the woman to beat in Canada, while Scott Perras continued his season-ending hotstreak to win the national crowns in the women’s and men’s individual biathlon … READ MORE →

Watch Devon Kershaw’s First WCup WIN at the Tour de Ski Italy

(Toblach, Italy) – Check out this fantastic video coverage of Devon Kershaw’s (CAN) first World Cup victory during Stage 5 of the 2011 Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. He beat out the world’s … READ MORE →

Video Highlights from Pierre Harvey’s First WCup Win

– Check out these video highlights of one of the greatest moments in Canadian XC ski racing history – Pierre Harvey’s first World Cup win in 1987 in Falun, Sweden. Harvey’s amazing feat is … READ MORE →

NENSA 2011 Annual Fund Drive Launches Today

– You’ve supported us all winter long by participating in NENSA events and sharing your love of skiing with those around you, now is your chance to contribute to NENSA financially, to help provide … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Boring Falun Finale, George Grey, Sun Valley

– Boring, really boring! That’s the only way I can say this “Grand Finale of the World Cup” in Falun was this past Sunday. My comment to my wife as we got … READ MORE →

NL Provincial Championships Video: Newfoundland Experience

– Check out this video by Andrew Casey (Aurora Nordic) from the NL Provincial Championships in Labrador City, featuring Marty Whalen, Luke and Noah Taylor, Emma Holmes, Allie Crowley, Natalie Chambers-Hughes (Aurora Nordic), Peter … READ MORE →

McKeever Recruits Childhood Ski Friend Carleton for at IPC Nordic Worlds

(Canmore, AB) – Brian McKeever will lean on childhood ski friend, Erik Carleton, to guide him to the top of the podium at the IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Hosts 2nd Northern Youth Empowerment Weekend – Deadline March 23

(Normal Wells, NT / Canmore, AB) – Fast and Female will be hosting its second Northern Youth Empowerment Weekend in the Northwest Territories on April 8, 9, and 10, 2011. Following a successful event … READ MORE →

Pacific Yurts Introduces New Energy-Efficient ‘Form-Fitting’ Window System

(Cottage Grove, OR) – Over its 33-year history of building the highest-quality modern yurts, Pacific Yurts’ long list of innovations coupled with outstanding customer service has kept them at the top of the industry … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

(Victoria, BC) – Canadian Sport Centre Pacific is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Physiologist. Under general supervision, the Physiologist is responsible for establishing and advising on sport-specific physiological testing and … READ MORE →

Cook and Currier Take U.S. Biathlon National Mass Start Victories

(Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, MN) – – In sharp contrast to Saturday’s beautiful weather, light rain and fog greeted the athletes on Sunday, day three of  the U.S. Biathlon National Championships.  Fortunately the course was … READ MORE →

2011 FIS XC WCup Falun Finale – More Photos

(Falun, Sweden) – If you missed the action at this past weekend’s 2011 FIS Viessmann WCup finale in Falun, Sweden check out this great photo gallery of some of the sport’s top skiers as … READ MORE →