Archive | March, 2012

2012 USSA SuperTour FINAL Standings and Grand National Winners

(Craftsbury, VT) – Thanks to all the organizers and athletes for a great 2012 USSA SuperTour series!  With the challenging weather conditions experienced all across the country the winter, there were still some stellar … READ MORE →

Freeman Wins 50km US Championship Duel Over Elliott to Wrap Up 2012 season

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Kris Freeman (SSCV/USST) can still lay claim to being the US’s top distance skier after winning today’s 50km freestyle race, the final event of the season at the US National Distance … READ MORE →

Canadian Power T-Shirt Features Nordic Knights

(Canmore, AB) – Following a spectacular season by Canada’s Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey and Len Valjas, Cross Country Canada’s on-line store now features a Canadian Power T-Shirt featuring charicatures of the three Nordic Knights… … READ MORE →

Canada’s Mark Arendz Podiums Again at IPC Biathlon World Cup Finals in Finland

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Canada’s Mark Arendz sprinted his way back onto the podium for the second-straight day at the IPC World Cup Finals in biathlon – this time in the sprint competition.
The 22-year-old Arendz, … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman Nails 50km FR Title at US Distance Championships – Caldwell Takes Junior 20km Title

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Top US distance skier, Kris Freeman (SSCV/USST), prevailed to claim the men’s 50km FR race at the US Distance National Championships this morning, held on a 1.5km course with man-made snow … READ MORE →

Randall Wraps Up Historic Season With Victory in 30km FR at US Distance Nationals

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Kikkan Randall (APU/USST) wrapped up a historic racing season, one in which she captured the World Cup Sprint globe, by winning her 17th national title in the women’s 30km freestyle race … READ MORE →

Masters World Cup in Oberwiesenthal, Germany Welcomes Over 1,100 Skiers

(Germany) – Since the initial edition in 1980, there have been a total of 32 Masters World Cups and only four of those have taken place in Germany – 1986 in Hirschau, Oberpfalz; 1994 … READ MORE →

Canadian Nationals Marks Season Wrap-Up for the Alberta World Cup Academy

(Mont Saint Anne, Quebec) – The Academy has wrapped up their very successful season last week at the 2012 Canadian National Championships, hosted at Mont Saint Anne, Quebec. Warmer than seasonal weather made for … READ MORE →

Randall Wins 30km FR at US Distance National Championships

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Veteran star, Kikkan Randall (APU/USST), defended her crown winning the women’s 30km freestyle race at the US Distance National Championships held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Centre today. Randall skied the entire … READ MORE →

CDN Athletes Celebrate Government’s Commitment to High Performance Sport

(Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s sporting heroes remain hungry to deliver a return on the Government of Canada’s continued investment in high-performance sport following Thursday’s budget announcement that ensured the Harper Government’s ongoing commitment to … READ MORE →

Mark Arendz Fires to Gold at IPC Biathlon World Cup Finals in Finland

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Canada’s Mark Arendz took home the first gold medal of the IPC Biathlon World Cup Finals in Vuokatti, Finland on Thursday.
The 22-year-old Arendz, who is one of the youngest athletes on … READ MORE →

Telemark Resort Eager to Partner With American Birkebeiner

(Cable, WI) – In an effort to partner with The American Birkebeiner, Telemark resort has laid out the following win-win proposal to keep the start and many of the Birkie functions solidly located at … READ MORE →

Diggins Takes USSA SuperTour Mini-Tour Overall as Stephen Romps to Hill Climb Heaven

(Jay Peak, Vermont) – Liz Stephen (Burke Mountain/USST) took advantage of her slight frame and superior climbing ability to take the win on Jay Peak in today’s women’s USSA SuperTour hill climb competition. Stephen, … READ MORE →

Freeman Wins USSA SuperTour Final Mini-Tour – Victorious Hoffman in Peak Form for Hill Climb

(Jay Peak, Vermont) – Noah Hoffman (SSCV/USST) showed peak form today, despite an injured shoulder, in winning the USSA SuperTour Finals Hill Climb event staged at Jay Peak, Vermont. After starting 4th, at 36 … READ MORE →

Worldloppet & FIS Marathon Cup Season Wrap – 2012-2013 Events Announced

– It was December 2011 – the first FIS Marathon Cup of the season was drawing closer and only two things were missing in most parts of central Europe: The snow and cold temperatures! … READ MORE →

Canadian Government Supports World Anti-Doping Agency

(Montreal, QC) – The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced the Government of Canada’s contribution for 2012 to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
“Our Government is committed to worldwide efforts to eliminate … READ MORE →

Hoffman and Stephen Top USSA SuperTour Hill Climb

(Jay Peak, Vermont) – Noah Hoffman (SSCV/USST) and Liz Stephen (Burke Mountain/USST) won the men’s and women’s Hill Climb Freestyle events respectively, part of the US Super Tour Finals, held earlier today at Jay Peak, … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement, including Canada’s participation … READ MORE →

Eric Packer Scores Career-Best Victory at USSA SuperTour CL Sprints

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Dartmouth Ski Team’s Eric Packer overcame a strong field of competitors, and a pacing error in the qualification run, to take the victory in the men’s 1.6km classic sprint at the … READ MORE →

Crawford Dominates CL Sprints at USSA SuperTour Finals as Randall Returns Home

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford put on a clinic in the women’s 1.6km classic sprint event at the USSA SuperTour Finals today in Craftsbury, Vermont, winning both the qualifier and the final in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2011/12 Contest Winners Announced

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce the final standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy WCup 2011/12 Contest after the WCup in Falun, Sweden along with the final overall contest winnners following the … READ MORE →

Crawford Blows Away Women and Ellefson Rules Men at USSA SuperTour Finals CL Sprint Qualifications

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Canadian sprint queen, Chandra Crawford, fresh off her 30km classic victory at the Canadian XC Ski Championships at Mont Ste-Ann this past weekend, blew away the the women’s field in the … READ MORE →

Canadian Athletes Add 3 Medals to Successful Haul at IPC XC WCup Finals in Finland

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Canada’s Para-Nordic athletes added three more medals on Tuesday to their haul at the IPC World Cup Finals, bringing their week total to seven.
Brian McKeever and his guide, Erik Carleton, completed … READ MORE →

BirkieGuide.com Releases 2012 Data

– I’ve again assembled the data from the Big Race out in Wisconsin in to a bunch of nerdy-but-interesting data on BirkieGuide.com. Feel free to share it around. After a couple too many nights … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy-Train – Sprint World Cup GLOBE Winner Kikkan Randall

(Falun, Sweden) – Following her historic crystal globe presentation in Falun, Sweden, Peter Graves caught up with the USA’s biggest XC ski sensation of the last three decades, FIS World Cup Sprint series winner … READ MORE →

FIS Fantasy Marathon Cup 2011/12 Contest Final Standings and Winners Announced

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the winners and final standings for the inaugural SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Marathon Cup 2011/12 International Contest after an exciting marathon season that wrapped up with the … READ MORE →

Robbie Weldon: Flying on Two Wheels and Two Skis

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – She was into every high school sport, yet she was usure which one would become her passion. The teenage Robbie Weldon was also a speed-hungry Alpine ski racer and instructor … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Standings 2012 after Mass Start – Diggins, Ellefson in Charge

– Here are the USSA SuperTour standings after the Mass Start Classic events in Craftsbury, VT. Jessie Diggins (USST/CXC) leads the women’s rankings with a total of 520 points, followed by CXC team mates … READ MORE →

Freeman Holds Off Hoffman for 15km MS Classic Win at USSA SuperTour Finals

March 25, 2012 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – Kris Freeman (Team HomeGrown/USST) didn’t let a recent illness or the rainy conditions at the Craftsbury Outdoor Centre get in the way of victory in Saturday’s men’s 15km mass … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Leads APU Sweep in 10km MS Classic at USSA SuperTour Finals

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – Sadie Bjornsen (USST) lead her APU teammates Rosie Brennan and Holly Brooks (USST) to a sweep of the podium in Saturday’s women’s 10km classic race at the US SuperTour Finals at … READ MORE →

TD Bank New England Ski Museum’s Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon Results

– Ian Nesbitt and Robyn Anderson won the men’s and women’s 42km Classic events at the TD Bank New England Ski Museum’s Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort, while Vanya Rybkin … READ MORE →

Freeman and Bjornsen Top Fields in Classic Mass Start at USSA Supertour Finals

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – Veteran  USST Teamer, Kris Freeman from New Hampshire, battled with new WCup team member Noah Hoffman (SSC Vail/USST) for top honours in the men’s 14.4km Classic Mass Start on day two of … READ MORE →

Red Bull Nordix in Oslo – USA’s Randall 4th

(Oslo, Norway) – Sharp turns, high and long jumps and an aggressive herringbone was on the menu between the start and finish of Red Bull NordiX at the Holmenkollen yesterday afternoon. Qualification was on … READ MORE →

Canada Wins Para-Nordic Medal Hat Trick at IPC XC Ski WCup Finals in Finland

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Canada’s Para-Nordic athletes racked up a set of medals in distance races on Sunday at the IPC World Cup Finals in Vuokatti, Finland. Brian McKeever and his guide, Erik Carleton, captured … READ MORE →

Diggins, Brooks, Hamilton, Hoffman and Ellefson Talk Shop on the USSA Supertour Finals 3km Prologue

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – We caught up with some of the podium finisher’s at today’s 3km Freestyle Prologue at USSA Supertour Finals for their take on the conditions, the courses and their races… along … READ MORE →

Interviews with Junior/Elite Women’s Classic 20/30km at 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Chandra Crawford pulled out all the stops to claim her first national distance title attacking late in the women’s 30km CL race to solo in for the gold. Three other … READ MORE →

Quotes and Photos from the Junior/Elite Men’s Classic 30/50km at the 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw capped their season crossing the finishline together arm in arm as they shared the limelight in the men’s 50km Classic, the final race of the … READ MORE →

USSA Supertour Finals Prologue FR – Diggins and Hamilton in Charge

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – Jessie Diggins (CXC) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen) threw down the first gauntlet on the final battle ground of the US ski season winning the women’s and men’s 3km Freestyle Prologue … READ MORE →

2012 Haywood Ski Nationals – Junior/Elite Women’s Classic 20/30km LIVE UPDATES

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – The Junior/Elite Women’s Classic 20/30km race is up next on the final day of competition at the 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals in MSA. The Elite women will complete six (6) … READ MORE →

2012 Haywood Ski Nationals – Junior/Elite Men’s Classic 30/50km LIVE UPDATES

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – It’s the final day of competition at the 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals in MSA and the Junior/Elite Men’s 30/50km classic race is underway. The juniors will complete six (6) laps … READ MORE →

USSA Supertour Finals and XC Distance Nationals 2012 – Tough Conditions But All Systems GO!

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – Battling unusually warm spring temperatures the hearty crew at Craftsbury have staged heroic efforts to preserve snow conditions as the top skiers in the USA converge at Craftsbury Common for the … READ MORE →

Marit Bjoergen Tops the Cross-Country Prize Money Rankings

– Despite missing prize money from the Nordic World Championships, cross-country athletes earned a large amount of money this season. Marit Bjoergen won a total of 388,125 CHF – 11,250 CHF less than Justyna … READ MORE →

Top Women Ski Jumpers Meet and Honor 10-Year-Old YouTube Sensation

(Park City, UT) – Ten-year-old Zia Terry is a star on YouTube simply because she showed the world her courage by soaring off a 40-meter ski jump. On Thursday, she got to meet some … READ MORE →

Harvey Topples Field to Win Men’s 1.4km Sprint Title at Canadian Championships

March 22, 2012 (Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – The open men and women’s sprints had to have a venue change to Mont Ste-Anne after the Plains of Abraham lost whatever snow was left following a week … READ MORE →

Crawford Untouchable in Women’s 1.4km FR Final at Haywood Ski Nationals

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Crawford is back. Even after an exhausting season on the World Cup circuit that included bronze and silver medals Chandra Crawford flew to a 3:17.15 time over the 1.4km course … READ MORE →

Townsend and Macissac-Jones Take Junior Sprint Titles at Haywood Ski Nationals

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – The Juniors were also on snow at Mont Ste-Anne on Day 5 of the Haywood Ski Nationals on the 1.4km Sprint course as Sebastien Townsend of Nakkertok claimed the men’s title … READ MORE →

Haywood Ski Nationals – Para Skiers Perform in the Sprints

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – On Wednesday the Para Nordic athletes contested the 0.8km sprints for national titles. Here’s a brief recap of the sit ski and standing competitions held at Mont Ste-Anne during the … READ MORE →

Canada’s McKeever and Carleton Strike Sprint Gold on Day One of IPC XC Ski World Cup Finals

(Vuokatt, Finland) – Canada’s Brian McKeever and his guide, Erik Carleton, teamed up to capture the first title of the 2012 IPC World Cup finals in Vuokatti, Finland on Thursday.
The childhood ski friends growing … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity – ParaSport Ontario

(Toronto, ON) – ParaSport Ontario is a not-for-profit provincial sport organization that provides leadership, resources, and opportunities to ensure a strong community for persons with physical disability in the Ontario sport and recreation community. … READ MORE →

Harvey and Crawford Tame Challengers for Canadian Sprint Titles at Haywood Ski Nationals

(Mont Ste-Anne, QC) – Alex Harvey and Chandra Crawford started Day 5 in control of the 1.4km FR Sprint competition at the Haywood Ski Nationals and never looked back fending off all challengers on … READ MORE →