Archive | September, 2011

Kikkan Randall’s Daily Training Rap Launched

– We’re excited to announce the launch of Kikkan Randall’s Daily Training Rap, the first blog of its kind worldwide (we believe), with one of the most dynamic top international skiers. Randall has set … READ MORE →

Detroit Park Citaay – Ok, Just The Fall Utah Update…

(Park City, Utah) – This will be text-light and photo heavy – I know, quite the change from normal, but it’s good to try something new every once and awhile. I have just returned … READ MORE →

Bjorn Daehlie Apparel Back in North America

– Bjorn Daehlie North America announced today the arrival of their 2011-12 collection of Pure Function Nordic ski apparel and return of the line back into North America for the first time in several … READ MORE →

Visa Team to Jump in Nationals this Weekend

(Fox River Grove, Illinois) – The Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team is in suburban Chicago this week to participate in the U.S. National Ski Jumping Championships, hosted by the Norge Ski Club.
Jessica Jerome, Sarah … READ MORE →

World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort Planned in Sweden

(Balsta, Sweden) – Sweden is reportedly all set to get the world’s largest indoor ski resort in the form of the all new ‘Skipark 360′. This one of a kind ski resort will be … READ MORE →

Mid-Mountain Jamming

(Park City, Utah) – Dear Park City; I’ve missed you. It’s good to see you, your sick trail system, and copious amounts of Vitamin D again. I’m living at about 8,000 feet in the USST … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Releases New Nordic Apparel Line

Mt. Borah is now offering their top-tier custom products in a new, MTO – Made to Order – Program. The products will be available directly from the company’s online retail store HERE. By moving … READ MORE →

Inaugural 24-Hour Ski Jumping World Distance Challenge – Oct. 1-2

(Park City, Utah) – The inaugural 24 Hour Ski Jumping World Distance Challenge will be taking place this coming weekend, October 1-2, at the Norge Ski Club, Fox River Grove, IL, in conjunction with … READ MORE →

Colby College and Waterville Investment in Maine XC Skiing

(Waterville, ME) – Major donations from Colby College and the Harold Alfond Foundation will help make Quarry Road Recreation Area one of the best of its kind in the northeast. More than $915,000 has … READ MORE →

Quebec City’s Mayor Postpones Olympic Bid

(Quebec City) – Quebec City’s Mayor, Regis Labeaume, has announced that the city will not make a bid for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, reports cbc.ca. The Mayor cited that the city does … READ MORE →

FIS Technical Delegate Certification Course in Park City – Oct. 14-16

– The United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), with the Participation of Cross Country Canada (CCC), is hosting an FIS Technical Delegate (TD) Certification Course at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park … READ MORE →

Renner Remembers as Assiniboine Lodge Receives Retrofit

(Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, BC) – The historic 83-year-old lodge in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, which has been operated by Canadian XC skiing legend Sara Renner’s parents since 1983, is currently under renovation. Renner … READ MORE →

2011 Yellowstone Ski Festival – Nov. 22-26

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Everyone is invited to West Yellowstone, Montana Nov. 22-26 for the Yellowstone Ski Festival, a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing. Each year thousands of skiers, from Olympic athletes to first … READ MORE →

Stoic Supports USA Ski Jumping Team With Technical Training Apparel

(Park City, UT) – Training at a high level demands high-quality gear – Stoic and the USA Ski Jumping (USASJ) team both know this. Join the two together and what is created is a … READ MORE →

CykelVasan 90 km 2012 Sold Out in Under 48 hours

– In spite of a slow start because of a server overload affecting the registration system, the 2012 CykelVasan 90 km race is now full with 9,000 registered entries, and this a new participant … READ MORE →

Sochi 2014 Claiming New Olympic Record after Raising $1.2 Billion in Sponsorship

– Sochi 2014 is claiming its first record after a series of new partner deals signed last week took its sponsorship total to $1.2 billion (£762 million/¤877 million), surpassing the figure that Beijing raised … READ MORE →

Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif Conference – Nov. 10-12

(Toronto, ON) – Join the Coaching Association of Canada in Toronto from November 10-12 for an electric gathering of the most innovative minds in sport at the 2011 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference.
Here are … READ MORE →

Watch FIS Indoor Sprint Race in Oberhof Live Online – Sept. 29

(Oberhof, Germany) – The second Cross-Country Skiing sprint race will take place in Oberhof’s indoor ski venue on September 29. This is the first year it will be sanctioned by FIS. The freestyle sprints … READ MORE →

Peter and Bonni Curran Donate $14,000 to National Nordic Foundation

(Salt Lake City, Idaho) – Peter and Bonni Curran, of Ketchum/Sun Valley Idaho, have made a generous donation of $14,000 to the National Nordic Foundation’s 2011 Cross Country Pillar Projects to help tomorrow’s stars … READ MORE →

New Ski Scraper Sharpener from Mantac

(Ashland, OH) – Mantac, LLC has introduced a great new product that saves valuable time and effort when waxing and preparing skis/snowboards. The Ski Scraper Sharpener is affordable, light weight (2 1⁄2 lbs), portable, … READ MORE →

SISU and City of Lakes Loppet Launch Tour de Twin Cities

(St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota) – The SISU Foundation (SISU), in partnership with the City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation (COLNSF), today announced a new urban ski event: the Tour de Twin Cities (TdTC). … READ MORE →

George Grey Inducted into Home of Champions

(Trail, BC) – Retired Canadian National XC Ski Team skier and Olympian George Grey was recently inducted into Trail, BC’s Home of Champions Monument reports the Nelson Daily. The ceremony took place on Sept. … READ MORE →

USSA Cross Country Coaches’ Symposium Oct. 21-23 – Update

September 23, 2011 (Park City, UT) – Space for the upcoming USSA Cross Country Coaches’ Symposium is filling up quickly. The conference registration is now open to all coaches, but space is limited. If you … READ MORE →

Renner and Grandi Speak about Life after their Athletic Careers

(Canmore, AB) – Former Olympic skiers Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi spoke in their hometown of Canmore, AB about life after their athletic careers as a part of the Healthy Canmore Association speaker series … READ MORE →

2012 Snowshoe World Championships in Quebec – Mar. 8-11

(Quebec City, QC) – The 2012 Snowshoe World Championship will take place near Quebec City, March 8th-11, 2012 with Dan Des Rosier as the race director. The event took place in Japan last year, … READ MORE →

24hr Ski Jumping World Distance Challenge

(Chicago, IL) – The 24hr Ski Jumping World Distance Challenge is an ultra event to see how far ski jumpers in the USA can jump in one 24-hour period – and a challenge to … READ MORE →

BKL Coaching Clinics Announced for this Fall

– Are you coaching a local BKL Club this winter? Interested in learning more about how to manage your group more effectively? Looking to pick up some new games to jazz up your practice? … READ MORE →

Lake Placid Fall Camp Wrap Up

– The Climb to the Castle was the culmination of the Lake Placid NENSA camp for many of the participants…. But Friday’s workout was also challenging, in a different way.
After an easy distance day … READ MORE →

Cleaning Up After Irene – Middlebury Ski Team Blog

(Middlebury, NY) – With only a night’s sleep to kick off the tired legs from the Kelly Brush Ride, our crew had to rally for an 8AM meeting in the hallowed confines of the … READ MORE →

Norwegian Cross-Country Team Training Update

– Norwegian Cross-Country athletes have had smooth summer and good training season so far, but there are still two months to go till the FIS Cross-Country World Cup kicks off in Beitostolen… and there … READ MORE →

Swedish Cross-Country Team Trains in Davos

(Davos, Switzerland) – Already last winter discussed Swedish and Swiss national teams they could do something together. “We talked with Guri Hetland, sports manager of the Swiss Cross-Country team, and all the pieces fell … READ MORE →

Interview with Len Valjas

– Len Valjas is the rising star of the Canadian Cross-Country skiing. The 23-year-old skier from Toronto has Estonian/Swedish origins and excelled in two sports; mountain biking and Cross-Country Skiing. Cross-Country skiing won for … READ MORE →

SIRC’s Spotlight on Coaching Styles

– Whether you are a grassroots or high performance coach, in the boardroom or in the field, this is an excellent time to think about your coaching style. When is the last time you … READ MORE →

Solli and Paredi Defend Their FIS Rollerski World Cup Titles

(Oroslavje, Croatia) – The winners of the overall 2011 FIS Rollerski World Cup remained unclear until the very last race of the season and this spiced things up for the already popular 180 Free … READ MORE →

Freeman and Stevens Win 5th Annual NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race

(Wilmington, NY) – Beautiful weather including bright sunshine, clear skies, no wind and superb visibility – “You could see Montreal,” said Cambridge Sports Union’s Rob Bradlee – greeted a large crew of about 90 … READ MORE →

WADA Approves 2012 Prohibited List and Funding for New Scientific Research

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2012 at its Executive Committee Meeting hosted by the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new List … READ MORE →

USSA Cross Country Coaches’ Symposium – Oct. 21-23

(Park City, UT) – Space for the upcoming USSA Cross Country Coaches’ Symposium is filling up quickly. The conference registration is now open to all coaches, but space is limited. If you have yet … READ MORE →

Canadian National Ski Team 2011/12 Selection Criteria

– The objective of this document is to describe the policies and procedures and the selection criteria that will be used by the CCC’s High Performance Committee in selecting athletes for: international competition trips … READ MORE →

Birkie Trail Run and Walk Update – Next Fee Deadline, Meet the Seeley 7

– The Birkie Trail Run & Trek is coming up fast, just 10 days away! Save money when you register for your favorite event by the next fee deadline this Saturday, Sept. 17th. There … READ MORE →

Swix Sport and DMT form Ski Industry Partnership

(Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport USA, recognized as the leader in Ski and Snowboard waxes and tuning tools for winter sports enthusiasts is pleased to announce its partnership with DMT Diamond Machining Technology (DMT) … READ MORE →

New Nordic Skiing Website Launched in Switzerland

(Engadin, Switzerland) – Switzerland’s first internet news site for nordic skiing was launched yesterday, nordic-online.ch. Nordic ski fans are finally able to access this attractive and informative site, which includes news, athlete profiles, and … READ MORE →

Support National Nordic Foundation’s Pillar Projects

– The National Nordic Foundation exists to help America’s young, dedicated, and driven Nordic talent realize their, and America’s, long term potential in sport and in life. The biggest hurdle facing American Nordic racers … READ MORE →

NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Sept. 17

(Wilmington, NY) – The NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race takes place this Saturday, September 17 and the US Ski Team and US Biathlon National Team are racing, so get registered for the … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Extends Partnership with Alpina

– Norwegian Petter Northug, the best skier in this year’s World Championships in Oslo, extended his contract with Alpina. Petter Northug, who won three gold and two silver medals at the Oslo 2011 World … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Launches New Website

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada has launched a new website. The new site retains the valuable components from the past one – originally built in 2006 – however introduces more advanced online functionality … READ MORE →

Norwegian Men’s XC Sprint Team Ramsau Training Slideshow

(Ramsau, Germany) – Check out this artistic compilation of photos from the Norwegian Men’s XC Sprint Team’s 2011 training camp in Ramsau, Germany.

Sochi 2014 Mountain Venues on Track

(Sochi, Russia) – Preparations for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are continuing, with work expected to be completed on many of the mountain venues by the end of this year.
During the 2014 Games, … READ MORE →

First FIS XC World Cup in Toblach – History of an Event

(Toblach, Italy) – One of the most interesting stages of next FIS Tour de Ski will be the one in Toblach/Dobbiaco ITA. During three days, six races will be carried out in this relatively … READ MORE →

Fall Training Weekend for Maine EHSC, J2 Champ and JO Team Members

(Sugarloaf, ME) – Attention Maine EHSC, J2 Fest, or JO Team members – MWSC coaches Sarah Kamilewicz and David Chamberlain will be hosting a training weekend on Oct. 1 and 2 at Sugarloaf Resort … READ MORE →

Southern Ontario Training Camp Video

(Barrie, ON) – Here are some video highlights from the 2011 Southern Ontario High Performance Training Camp, hosted by Team Hardwood and at Hardwood Ski and Bike, Aug 27-31. This five-day camp featured over … READ MORE →