Archive | May, 2011

Paralympic XC Skier Jody Barber Announces Retirement

(Canmore, Alta.) – One of Canada’s most accomplished para-Nordic skiers, Jody Barber, has decided to retire to focus her time on her profession as a teacher while giving back to the sports she loves … READ MORE →

All Canadians Invited to Contribute to Next Canadian Sport Policy

– Now is your chance to contribute your ideas. The federal-provincial/territorial Ministers responsible for sport have agreed that officials should proceed with developing a successor to the Canadian Sport Policy. Governments … READ MORE →

2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Seeks Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager

  – The 2012 Games Organizing Committee, made up of local area volunteers, is currently seeking a high energy Sponsorship and Fundraising Professional to seek and secure sponsorships, donations, cash, value in-kind and gifts in-kind … READ MORE →

2012 WInter Youth Olympic Games Young Ambassadors Project – Call for Applications

May 30, 2011 – As part of the IOC “Young Ambassadors” project, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is seeking an individual between the ages of 18 to 25 to fill the role of Young Ambassador … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Blog – US Ski Team Camp in Bend, Oregon

(Bend, Oregon) – Today marked Day 7 of the US Ski Team’s Bend Camp, so exactly one week of training with the new group of coaches and athletes. It has been tons of fun, … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Finnish Doping Trial Continues with New Testimony

(Finland) – While the attention of most of the endurance athletes in North America and around the globe is focused on the on-going saga of whether or not Lance Armstrong is guilty of doping … READ MORE →

Whistler Athletes’ Centre Welcomes Groups, Associations, Clubs, Teams

(Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is a non-profit organization responsible for three of Whistler’s 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Venues: the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.

Canadian Olympic Committee to be Rebranded and Focus on Athletes

– The Canadian Olympic Committee is in the process of re-branding itself under the guidance of new CEO Chris Overholt formerly with the Miami Dolphins and the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Olympic athletes … READ MORE →

Summer on Snow XC Ski Camp – June 16-20

(Bend, OR) – Fire and Ice, the latest cross country ski camp on groomed trails in the US will take place from June 16-20 on the trails of Mt. Bachelor.  Run by the Mt. … READ MORE →

Time to MAN UP!

– Every once in a while, I think it’s important to push out of my comfort zone and try something new. Something scary. Something that will potentially push my heart rate to zone 4 … READ MORE →

USA Ski Jumping Names 2011-2012 Team

(Park City, UT) – USA Ski Jumping announced today the ski jumpers who will comprise the USASJ National Ski Team for the 2011-2012 season. Leading the team will be 2010 US Olympian, Peter Frenette, … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – National Team Sizes, Norway’s Gold Jackets, Double Poling and Kikkan, HR Monitoring

– National Team Sizes – these past couple of years, whenever I have written anything about the US and Canadian National Teams, I have referenced just how fragile I feel that they are, and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – SISU Ski Fest Race Administrator

(Ironwood, MI) – The non-profit organization, SISU Ski Fest, is soliciting applications for a Race Administrator for the organization – the deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. The candidate must be self motivated, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards 2011 Winners

(Toronto, ON) – The votes are in for the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards and Devon Kershaw and Kikkan Randall took home the titles of the Best Overall Elite Male and … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Awards Alberta and Quebec XC World Cups in 2012

(Canmore, AB) – Canada’s medal-winning cross-country ski athletes will be hosting the best nordic skiers on the globe for two World Cup events in December 2012, pending final contractual negotiations with both local organizing … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Society President’s AGM Report

(Canmore, AB) – We increased the membership of the AWCS during this AGM by accepting 13 new members. This exciting development was the culmination of a process undertaken by the Board … READ MORE →

Caldwell Sport Reopening in Vermont

– Dear Friends & Customers – Amy, Zach and Gunnar Caldwell are packing up house and shop and moving back to Vermont. We will be setting up business, once again, as Caldwell Sport, providing … READ MORE →

PNSA Bend Camp June 15-19

(Bend, Oregon) – The Pacific Northwest Ski Association invites Nordic skiers ages 14-23 to attend the PNSA Bend Camp: June 15-19. Participants will enjoy on snow and dryland training sessions with the goal of improving … READ MORE →

A Washington Wedding

(Washington) – I’d never been to Washington before, and I’m trying to figure out why I haven’t come sooner! It’s absolutely beautiful here with rows upon rows of apple and pear trees growing in … READ MORE →

May…Start of the Training Year

(Alaska) – For the past month I have been working my way back into training gradually after my little month break in April. This year I made it a goal to stay active during … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2010/11 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – Final Countdown to VOTE

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown has begun and as expected there are some uber-close battles for the Best Overall skiers in several categories including the Conti Cup, Biathlon, Collegiate, Paul Robbins Best Breakthrough … READ MORE →

Marianna Longa Hangs up Her Skis

– After Arianna Follis ended her professional cross-country racing career following the 2010/11 season another top level Italian skier has decided to hang up her cross-country skis. Marianna Longa has announced her retirement from … READ MORE →

Hannah Kearney & Kikkan Randall Headline USSA Annual Awards

(Park City, UT) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and cross-country ski star Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlined the list of honorees as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced its annual awards. Longtime … READ MORE →

Veerpalu Files Defence with FIS

(Tallinn, Estonia) – Andrus Veerpalu and his defence team are presenting their formal case to FIS today as the embattled Estonian star tries to clear his name after both his A and B samples … READ MORE →

2011 LSSD XC Dryland Training Camp in TBay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Step up your game from July 1-5 at the 2012 LSSD XC Dryland  Training Camp in Thunder Bay, Ontario hosted by Big Thunder Nordic featuring 2010 Canadian Olympian Stefan Kuhn, … READ MORE →

AltaGas High-Performance Coaching Experience Program

Application deadline: May 31st, 2011

– The High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program offers developing coaches a variety of practical training opportunities that can be delivered through the National Development Centers (NDC) and the NST … READ MORE →

Sochi 2014 – 1,000 Days To Go

(Sochi, Russia) – Sochi 2014 marked its 1,000-day countdown with various celebrations on May 14th. As part of the milestone, OMEGA unveiled an innovative clock set to countdown to the February 7, 2014, the … READ MORE →

Kuhn Makes Transition to Coaching Ranks

(Canmore, AB) – In a recent interview with Stefan Kuhn the former Olympian told us he was going to be coaching with the Alberta World Cup Academy… he’s on board and already earning his … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2010/11 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – VOTE

(Toronto, ON) – Welcome once again to the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards honouring top skiers from across Canada and the USA for the 2010/11 season determined by votes … READ MORE →

2018 Olympic Games Candidate Cities Brief IOC Members in Lausanne

(Lausanne, Switzerland) – One of the most important steps in the bidding process to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games got under way when the three candidate cities – Munich (GER), Annecy (FRA) and … READ MORE →

Podiumwear Kicks of Summer of Contests Campaign

(St. Paul, MN) – Opportunities abound to win free custom-designed cycling gear all summer long from Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel. Have you been on a ride that beats all others?  Submit your Map My … READ MORE →

Skill Development Camps 2011

– Cross Country Canada (CCC) will sponsor Skill Development Camps hosted by its member clubs based on the merits of the respective proposals it receives. – Track Attack Skill Development Camp … READ MORE →

Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Award Recipient – Patti Kitler

(Ontario) – Cross Country Ontario is pleased to announce that Patti Kitler is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Heinz Niederhauser Coaching Award. Patti is well known in the Ontario ski community … READ MORE →

Jessie Diggins – Cool Runnings!

– Every year my family runs in the Apple Blossom races at the Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. It’s a super fun race because it’s beautiful and ends with a run along the blooming … READ MORE →

Demong Immortalized by Saranac Lake

(Saranac Lake, NY) – A community gathered Saturday afternoon to present their hometown hero Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) with a bronze plaque immortalizing the Olympic and World Champion as the first inductee into Saranac … READ MORE →

North Bay Nordic Ski Club ‐ Ski Program Coordinator

(Callander ON) – The North Bay Nordic Ski Club is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Ski Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will oversee all programs are delivered by the club, … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Blog – Springtime!

– SkiTrax would like to welcome new blogger Sadie Bjoernsen. Check out her latest blog, including lots of photos, and stay tuned for more updates from Sadie.
Mmmm, springtime in Alaska!!!! It’s just too good. … READ MORE →

Sadie Bjornsen

I am currently racing for Alaska Pacific University out of Anchorage alongside the strongest women’s team in the US. Last year I made the switch from Methow Olympic Development Team in my hometown to racing at APU and attending school in a quest to attain my bachelors degree in Accounting. I couldn’t be happier where I am. The team atmosphere within the APU team is incredible.

Fast and Female FitFest in Montreal – June 12

(Montreal, QC / Canmore, AB) – La Belle Province will be getting its share of Fast and Female love on June 12, 2011 in Montreal when Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing and Fast … READ MORE →

Southern Ontario Training Centre Appoints Head Coach – Now Accepting Applications from Athletes

– After a long and exhaustive search, the Southern Ontario Training Centre (SOTC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Petr Jakl as the Centre’s Head Coach. Petr will join SOTC effective June 1, … READ MORE →

Creepy…in a Good Way

  – Ever pay close attention to how a horror movie begins? A happy little group of people are hanging out in some deserted hotel, totally oblivious to creepy signs like bats flying around, leaks, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2010-2011 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – VOTE

(Toronto, ON) – Welcome once again to the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards honouring top skiers from across Canada and the USA for the 2010/11 season determined by votes … READ MORE →

Swedish Cross-Country Team Trains in Spain

– Vacation is over for the Swedish Cross-Country squad. The team travelled to Spain to gather at the first joint training camp in the off-season. However, Charlotte Kalla, Marcus Hellner and Co. are not … READ MORE →

WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board to Discuss Anti-Doping Strategies

– The WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board will meet on 14-15th May 2011 in Montreal (CAN) including participation by FIS President Gian Franco Kasper who is member of the WADA Executive Committee.
Some of … READ MORE →

USSA National J2 Camp – Call for Intern Coaches

– Applications are now being accepted for four coaching intern positions for the 2nd annual USSA National J2 Talent ID Camp. All travel and on site expenses will be covered for these positions. Coaching … READ MORE →

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Gets Makeover

(Ottawa, ON) – In 2010, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport underwent a strategic planning process to uncover and craft the story of its vision and mission. Once that story was articulated verbally, … READ MORE →

2010 Olympian Haley Johnson Announces Retirement

(New Gloucester, Maine) – 2010 Olympian Haley Johnson (Lake Placid, N.Y.) has announced her retirement from the U.S. Biathlon NationalTeam. Capping a 20-year career in ski racing and 14-year career in biathlon, Johnson had … READ MORE →

Oslo 2011 Debriefs Val di Fiemme 2013

(Cavalese, Italy) – The traditional debrief by the Oslo 2011 team for the benefit of the upcoming Organizers in Val di Fiemme 2013 took place in Cavalese, the administrative center of Val di Fiemme, … READ MORE →

World Cup Teams Announce New Coaching Staff

– The start of May also signifies the start into the new season – summer preparations have now begun for most Cross-Country World Cup teams. For the coming season, some changes in the coaching … READ MORE →

USSA Announces 2011 National Coaches’ Education Symposium

(Park City, UT) – A notice to all USSA Cross Country Coaches – please save the dates of October 21-23 for our 2011 National Coaches’ Education Symposium. Location: USSA Center of Excellence, Park City, … READ MORE →