Archive | June, 2011

John Farra Departs USSA and Joins USOC as HP Director for US Paralympic Nordic Skiing

(Park City, Utah) – John Farra, the USSA Nordic Director since 2008, has taken on a new challenge as the first Nordic director of the U.S. Paralympics high performance Nordic skiing program … READ MORE →

Canada’s New Sports Hall of Fame to Launch in Calgary – July 1st Public Preview

(Calgary, AB) – The doors of Canada’s new Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary will open for a free public preview on Canada Day, July 1, one day prior to … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Expands – Hires Glenn Bond

(Vernon, BC) – Sovereign Lake is building on its world-class reputation as it introduces its newest staff member, Glenn Bond to the team. Scott Lemon, General Manager of Sovereign Lake said, “We are happy … READ MORE →

Ski For Life Project Coordinator Job Opportunity – Cross Country Alberta

June 28, 2011 (Edmonton, AB) – Cross Country Alberta is looking for an enthusiastic individual to coordinate an exciting new program called “Ski For Life”.  This is a project focusing on club … READ MORE →

Universal Sports and Infront Announce Exclusive Media Rights Deal for FIS World Cup Events + 2013 Nordic Worlds

(Los Angeles, CA) – Universal Sports network, the premier destination for Olympic-related sports programming, and international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media have announced an exclusive media rights agreement for a comprehensive number … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

(Canmore, Alta.) – A quartet of passionate and dedicated individuals from across the country has joined the Board of Directors of Cross Country Canada, the governing body for cross-country skiing. With a goal of … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Blog – Park City Testing and Rookie Camp

(Park City, UT) – For the past five days I have been moving along in overdrive down in Park City for a series of tests and Rookie Camp. The first two days in town … READ MORE →

WADA and WCO Sign Ground-Breaking Partnership

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Customs Organization (WCO) that will give a significant boost to the fight against doping in sport. The … READ MORE →

2012 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Erzurum Turkey Update

(Erzurum, Turkey) – Preparations well on their way for Erzurum 2012 at the East Anatolian city will host the first FIS World Ski Championships in Turkey next year. Both Ski Jumping and Cross-Country Skiing … READ MORE →

CCES Increases Sophistication of Anti-doping with Athlete Biological Passport Program

(Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has begun to monitor athletes’ sample analysis results over time. This innovative development, known as a biological passport, is recognized as the most promising … READ MORE →

Benefit to Celebrate Inclusion of Women’s Ski Jumping in Olympic Games

(Park City, UT) – Join members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team for the annual Join the Journey benefit July 15 as they celebrate the recent news that women’s ski jumping will now … READ MORE →

Maui Camp – Sadly, Over Half Done…

(Maui Hawaii) – It’s hard to believe that we are over 1/2 done our Hawaii camp – actually, it’s hard to believe that we are even here on Maui training – but seriously – … READ MORE →

Concept2 Announces Current SkiErg World Records

(Morrisville, VT) – Just in case you’re curious, or have a competitive streak, here are the fastest SkiErg times recorded for a variety of distances since the Concept2 SkiErg was introduced in June of … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall and Stephen – Stoked on Sweden

(Ostersund, Sweden) – U.S. XC Ski Teamers Kikkan Randall and Liz Stephen are back from their whirlwind 2.5-week training trip to Sweden where they hung out with the Swedish National Team for some fabulous … READ MORE →

USSA Rookie Camp Prep – Testing Everything!

(Park City, UT) – I’m in Park City, Utah for some quality testing and Rookie Camp; where all the newbies to the USST get introduced to how the team works, how we can still … READ MORE →

Newell and Crew Training in VT

– Check out this great video of Andy Newell, Garrott Kuzzy, Sam Tarling, Skyler Davis, Bryan Cook, and the rest of the SMS crew as they rollerski on some of the best roads in … READ MORE →

Oslo 2011 Reports a Profit

– The Organizers of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Oslo (NOR) announced last week that they were able to close their books highly successfully, producing a profit of 40 million NOK … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Biathlon Canada

– Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada, is seeking an energetic and motivated individual to serve as Technical Programs Coordinator. The Technical Programs Coordinator is a key … READ MORE →

Annual Worldloppet Meeting Held in Switzerland

(Engadin, Switzerland) – The Worldloppet Association was founded in 1978 and brings together the most important popular Cross-Country skiing races in the world. It currently includes 15 races on four continents. In addition to … READ MORE →

Petter Northug to Contest Ski Classics in 2012

– The Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, Norway’s Petter Northug, will compete in at least three Ski Classics distance events in 2012. According to the Norwegian TV2, he plans to contest Marcialonga in … READ MORE →

USSA Announces National Schedule for L100 Technique Clinics

– USSA L100 Coaches Certification Technique Clinics will be held at all of the REG camps this summer. These clinics are part of a four-step process to become USSA certified, and participants in the … READ MORE →

Olympic and Paralympic Medallists Gather in Canmore for 4th Annual Right To Play Red Ball Celebrity Golf Classic

(Canmore, AB) – A medal-winning lineup of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes will gather with corporate Canada while teeing it up at Silvertip Golf Resort in Canmore, Alta., June 23 for the 4th Annual … READ MORE →

APU Glacier Camp Video

(Girdwood, Alaska) – Check out this video of the APU Nordic Ski Center’s recent training camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. It is right outside of Girdwood, Alaska and about an … READ MORE →

Sunny Skies for Maine Learn to Rollerski Clinic

(Orono, ME) – The weather was perfect for the Learn to Rollerski Clinic held today in Orono, ME. Bluebird skies and a slight breeze kept both skiers and coaches cool as they skied around … READ MORE →

Val di Fiemme Hosts FIS Rollerski Technical Delegate Seminar

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The FIS Rollerski World Cup kicks off next week in Bessand, France. On June 11-12, rollerski technical delegates met in Val di Fiemme at a seminar. Eleven participants from … READ MORE →

Booting it Into Gear in T-Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Whoohoo! NDC -Thunder Bay version 2011/2012 is out of the gates and heading towards what we all feel will be our best racing season ever! Things got rolling right after … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall and Stephen Train w/Swedish Women’s XC Ski Team

(Torsby, Sweden) – Roller ski intervals up to steep cliffs of Tossebergsklätten and hard workouts in the ski tunnel of Torsby; this is the plan for the Swedish cross-country team women in upcoming days. … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Finnish Doping Trial Hears Conflicting Testimony by Doctor and Pharmacists

(Finland) – Dr. Pekka Koponen, who last week said on Finnish TV that he purchased EPO for Jari Isometsa testified on Wednesday in the STT doping trial. This trial is for charges of perjury … READ MORE →

Oslo 2011 Records Highest Number of Viewers Ever

– Based on the viewing figures published by the European Broadcasting Union, the TV and marketing rights holder, the FIS World Ski Championships 2011 were seen by almost 1.2 billion viewers (1,178m) worldwide.
While some … READ MORE →

Canadian XC Team In Hawaii for Altitude Training

– The Canadian XC Ski Team is in Hawaii for its second off-season training camp. “We are going to be on Maui ten days doing altitude training on Haleakala volcano,” said Canada’s head coach … READ MORE →

USSA L100/NENSA Level 1 Technique Clinic Coming in Vermont – July 2

– Join us July 2nd at Craftsbury Outdoor Center for a XC ski technique clinic. This clinic will satisfy the technique portion requirement of both USSA L100 and NENSA Level 1 certifications. Clinic will … READ MORE →

Skiers Perform at Bowness Centennial Road Race

(Canmore, AB) – The team laced up their running shoes this past Sunday for the Bowness Centennial Road Race in Calgary, celebrating their 100 year mark in the community. Sunny weather made for a … READ MORE →

New NZL Abbreviation for Kiwis

– Note that the official abbreviation code for the FIS member National Ski Association in New Zealand, Sports New Zealand, will be changed from NZE to NZL (the same abbreviation as used by the … READ MORE →

FIS Roller Skiing World Cup 2011 Kicks Off June 25

– Italy’s Simone Paredi and Guro Stroem Solli of Norway will try to defend their Roller Skiing World Cup titles from the 2010 season as the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup 2011 kicks off … READ MORE →

Water and Wisdom at Ottawa’s Fast and Female Event

(Ottawa, ON/Canmore, AB) – Last Sunday, Ottawa’s Rideau Canoe Club was the playground for a day of inspiration led by Olympic Cross-Country skier Perianne Jones and retired elite Kayak racer Tory Tuttle. The dynamic … READ MORE →

Athlete Opportunities At Upcoming NENSA Eastern REG Camp

(Vermont) – NENSA Elite and Development Team members are invited to participate in one of the training sessions taking place at the NENSA Eastern REG camp.
There will be an uphill run at Elmore Park … READ MORE →

Learn to Rollerski Clinic in Middlebury – July 6

(Middlebury, VT) – Check out details about an upcoming rollerski clinic in Middlebury, VT led by Garrott Kuzzy, Cam Mackugler, Andrew Gardner, and Abby Weissman on July 6.

Join Garrott Kuzzy (CXC), Andrew Gardner (Middlebury), … READ MORE →

NYSEF Nordic Ski Jumping Summer Programs

(Lake Placid, NY) – Check out details about the Summer Programs going on in Lake Placid! Lots of fun opportunities! It’s that time of the year again! The small hills are buffed and ready … READ MORE →

Swiss Team Concludes Second Off-Season Camp

– The Swiss Cross-Country Ski Team carried out its second training camp last week. After the first get-together in Magglingen, Switzerland, the team went to Passo Stelvio, Italy for some training on the snow.
“The … READ MORE →

Enter the U.S. Ski Team Women’s Video Challenge

– The U.S. Ski Team women are inviting women’s cross country ski teams and summer training groups throughout North America to participate in a video challenge. Rally your team, training group, or summer training … READ MORE →

Home Away from Home

(Girdwood, Alaska) – After only spending three weeks of my life now in the green building on the side of the cliff, I am beginning to feel like it is my home away from … READ MORE →

Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Seeks Head Coach & Development Coaches

– (Prince George, BC) – The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is inviting applications for full-time coaching positions at the Otway Nordic Ski Centre in Prince George.  As a club coach you will work with … READ MORE →

Longer Tour de Ski – Poland and Moscow Debut

– The FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar for the upcoming season 2011/12 was finalized during the FIS Calendar Conference in Portoroz from 1st to 5th June, and confirmed by the FIS Council at its … READ MORE →

From Bend to Hawaii

(Canmore, AB) – Just a short update this time… got back from an awesome training camp in Bend, OR. This time weather was nice to us, and we had some very good skiing days … READ MORE →

Celebrate Olympic Day on June 23

– On 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world: hundreds of thousands of people – young and old – get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, … READ MORE →

Coaching Tips – Pre Exercise Eating and Fundamental Movement Skills

– Check out these informative articles from the Coaching Association of Canada about pre-exercise nutrition and Fundamental Movement Skills to help ensure your athletes at all levels are receiving up to date info in … READ MORE →

John Morton Inducted into Vermont’s 2011 Hall of Fame

(Killington, VT) – The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is pleased to announce that skier John Morton will be inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at this year’s celebrations on … READ MORE →

Green Racing Project Roster Additions for 2011-2012

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce new additions to both the roster and the programming of the Green Racing Project for 2011. We are excited to welcome Clare … READ MORE →

DJ Tear it Up!

– White t-shirt glowing in the blacklight, I walked into the room and got dazzled by the lights flashing over the crowd. And then my heartbeat was reset by the huge bass drop. I … READ MORE →

Northug vs Hellner at Bislett Games

(Oslo, Norway) – Norway’s Petter Northug and Sweden’s Marcus Hellner were at it again as they faced off on Thursday evening at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo for another rollerski duel. Check out … READ MORE →