Archive | August, 2012

Diggins Report – Training Update and Turning 21 !

– This is going to be a super short and sweet update since we’re leaving this morning for the drive up to New Gloucester, Maine, where we’ll be doing a 5-day mini-camp on the … READ MORE →

Norwegian Cross-Country Team Update – Training at the High Altitude

– Norway’s cross-country ski teams have been located on training at various places across Norway and in Central Europe. All-round cross-country teams have started their traditional altitude camp at Seiser Alm/Livigno this week.
The training … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Training Camp in Mongolia Report

(Mongolia) – As in past years, the Mongolian Ski Association organized a training camp for local coaches and young Mongolian athletes. Staged from August 9-19, the camp was carried out in cooperation with the … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Team Returns from Dry Land Camp in Montana

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy has returned from their ten-day camp down in Whitefish, Montana. This is the first time the team has trained in the small town which is just … READ MORE →

Victory at Kangaroo Hoppet for Alexander Legkov

(Victoria’s Falls Creek, NZ) – World number four Alexander Legkov lunged across the finish line just three centimetres ahead of his Russian teammate Ilia Chernousov to post an enthralling win in the Kangaroo Hoppet, … READ MORE →

Kevin Sandau Talks about the FIS Alberta World Cup Dec. 13-16

(Canmore, AB) – Check out this short interview with Canadian National ski team member Kevin Sandau during his preparation for the 2012 FIS Alberta World Cup, being held December 13-16, at the Canmore Nordic … READ MORE →

Dryland Training Camp For XC Skiers Underway at Hardwood Ski and Bike Aug. 25-29

(Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is playing host to close to 100 young cross country ski racers and coaches for a 5 day summer training camp from August 25 to 29, 2012.
The … READ MORE →

Canada’s National Cross-Country Ski Team Partners with iCool

(Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s cross-country ski athletes received a boost in their recovery thanks to a new partnership with iCool on Wednesday. As an Official Supplier, iCool will provide the National Ski Team with … READ MORE →

Revisit Lenny Valjas on the Podium at Final FIS World Cups in Drammen, Stockholm & Falun – Videos

– Check out Lenny Valjas’ blog and watch videos of the final three FIS XC World Cup races last season where Valjas landed on the podium, turning heads and adding to the Canadian men’s team’s … READ MORE →

Haywood Race Report: Brian McKeever 3rd at Merino Muster Loppet

(New Zealand) – The Para-Nordic team have been training and racing at the Snow Farm in New Zealand with some strong results in the Merino Muster Loppet race and Australia/New Zealand Continental Cups.
On Saturday, … READ MORE →

Lance Armstrong vs USADA – Will he be Stripped of His Tour Wins ?

– Nordic skiers who are also cycling fans have been following the recent news regarding Lance Armstrong’s battle vs USADA that came to a head late Thursday evening when Armstrong threw in the towel … READ MORE →

Brooks Blog: Tunneling in Torsby + Seattle

– I wrote this article for NNF, the National Nordic Foundation regarding our training camp in Sweden. NNF funded a large aspect of the trip, therefore making it possible for me to attend. I’m … READ MORE →

CCC Women’s Committee Facebook Photo Contest

– Hey Girls! We want to see how you are doing this summer and how you are getting ready for the ski season! Show all Canadian skiers that you and your group have the … READ MORE →

USA’s Frenette 12th at FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Germany

(Hinterzarten, Germany) – Pete Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) placed a strong 12th place in Sunday’s final stop of the FIS Summer Grand Prix in this Black Forest village, and is clearly gaining confidence with … READ MORE →

CXC Coaches Conference Oct 19-21 – Register Today

(Cable, Wisconsin) – CXC Coaches Conference will bring together coaches, educators, organizations and sport scientists together to educate, collaborate and share research, best practices and new ideas. All presentations will target junior, high school, … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report: Canmore Time…

(Canmore, AB) – Yes. The above title is not a typo – although for those familiar with my travel schedule/addiction/reality these last… well… years? Decade? It may seem like you’ve read that incorrectly. It’s … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunities – NYSEF Nordic Coaching Positions

(Lake Placid, NY) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) in Lake Placid, NY is seeking an Assistant XC / Biathlon Coach for the 2012-2013 season and beyond. The coaching position is full-time … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Sadie Bjornsen Where Have You Been?

– Just the other day I got to thinking…there’s one name I saw a lot of last winter having some great results on skis nationally, but most importantly internationally. But, when it came to … READ MORE →

The Life and Times of John Frado

– Nordic Group International has posted a wonderful video that was shown at John Frado’s Last Hurrah celebration on July 30. John had more than 30 years of experience in recreation planning, with special … READ MORE →

Noah Hoffman on The Local’s Show

(Aspen, CO) – Recently, Noah Hoffman of the US Men’s XC Ski Team, was a featured guest on The Local’s Show, an Aspen, Colorado local TV talk show hosted by Erik Skarvan. Watch yesterday’s … READ MORE →

Historic Mount Assiniboine Backcountry Ski Lodge Reopens after Facelift

(Canmore, Alberta) – After being closed for a year, the remote Mount Assiniboine Lodge in British Columbia’s Rockies has reopened its doors following a monumental restoration. “When I travelled the world, I had this … READ MORE →

The Final Word on Oberhof – Golden Objectives

(Oberhof, Germany) – Check out the latest update from Oberhof, Germany by Ontario Ski Team Head Coach, Pavlina Sudrich, who describes herself as follows… “Her coaching style is best described as rampantly enthusiastic, peppered … READ MORE →

2013 CCC Race Licenses Available

(Canmore, AB) – 2013 CCC race license applications are now available online or by mail. You must have a current race license or a Supporting Member Day license to compete in CCC sanctioned events. … READ MORE →

Worldloppet 2012/13 Season Kicks Off in Australia – Aug. 25

– Skiers from around the world are converging on Falls Creek for the Kangaroo Hoppet, the opening event of the 2012/2013 Worldloppet season, which will be held on August 25. Good snowfalls last weekend … READ MORE →

NYSEF Climb To The Castle Rollerski Race – September 15

(Wilmington, NY) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority announce the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 am.
The … READ MORE →

Cologna Training at Altitude

(Davos, Switzerland) – The defending FIS Tour de Ski Champion and FIS Cross-Country World Cup winner is getting ready for the coming season at home, in Switzerland. After a few days at his home … READ MORE →

Red Deer Nordic Hosts Inter-Provincial Dryland Training Camp – Sept. 7-9

– Red Deer Nordic is hosting a province wide dry land cross country ski camp and we want you to come! WOW!!! Some of the best coaches and athletes in the province will be … READ MORE →

USASJ News – Japan Wins First Mixed Team Event, USA Strong 5th in France

(Courchevel, France) – Oh, what a night. The crowd loved it, the jumpers loved it, and it marks a great idea whose time has come. It was also a night that had heads turning … READ MORE →

Win a FREE Season Pass to Silver Star!

(Silver Star Mountain, BC) – The gang at Silver Star Mountain is offering you a chance to win a free Season’s Pass! When you complete a brief survey, you will be automatically entered into … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – The Weight Room

– Short and Quick – Who wins? Have believed in this ever since the beginning of my coaching career (early ’70s) – way more times then not the stronger skier wins. Essentially the top … READ MORE →

Chandra Crawford Named Honorary President of Canadian Ski Marathon

Montebello, QC – The 47th edition of the Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) taking place on February 9 and 10, 2013 in Montebello, QC will enjoy the endorsement of one of Canada’s golden girls – … READ MORE →

US XC Men’s Ski Team Euro Training Camp – Heading Home

– The US XC Men’s Ski Team recently spent three weeks training in Austria and Germany with some workouts on glaciers, in the gym, and skiing at the DKB Skisport Halle in Oberhof. When the … READ MORE →

Canadian XC Sprint Star Lenny Valjas to Race One Way Poles in 2013

(Finland) – One Way Sport OY is pleased to announce that Canadian National Ski team member, Lenny Valjas, has signed a contract to exclusively train and race on One Way ski poles starting with … READ MORE →

Sotheby’s Realty Makes Substantial Contribution to National Nordic Foundation

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  The National Nordic Foundation has received a significant contribution from a group of Coloradans, after the sale of a $2.65 Million home in Aspen, Colorado.
The listing broker, Craig Ward, … READ MORE →

Cichero Scores in Ushuaia 10km Classic

(Ushuaia, Argentina) – Federico Cichero won the 10 KM classic interval start race on Friday August 10th at the Francisco Jerman Nordic Ski Area just outside of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Carlos Lanes … READ MORE →

Triple Victory for Kowalczyk at NZ Snow Farm

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – Justyna Kowalczyk powered to victory in all three competitions of the Australia/New Zealand Cup that were held at Snow Farm last weekend. The runner up of the last FIS Cross-Country … READ MORE →

FIS Ladies Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix Kicks Off in Courchevel (FRA) Aug. 13-15

– This summer, the Ski Jumping ladies have so far only had the opportunity to test themselvesat the Continental Cup in Villach (AUT) on 14th-15th July. Courchevel (FRA) and Hinterzarten (GER) will now be … READ MORE →

Craftsbury GRP is Training in Sweden

(Salen, Sweden) – The Craftsbury Green Racing Project out of Craftsbury, Vermont, is in Sweden training with the Swedish team and the US XC Ski Team members along with the Canadians. Check out Ida … READ MORE →

Brooks BLOG – August on XC Ski Girl…

(Sweden) – A post from Sweden is coming shortly as I’m almost half-way through the camp and it’s been a great experience. Tomorrow 5×10 minutes classic roller ski intervals, threshold. PM strength and then … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Get Ready to Train a LOT…Welcome to the Swedish Training Camp

(Salen, Sweden) – Day one of the Swedish National Team/US Ski Team training camp in Salen, Sweden: a 3-hour adventure run through mud, rocks, streams and a bog, followed by a 2 hour classic … READ MORE →

German Skier Julia Ebner Joins Alaska Nanooks

August 09, 2012 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Alaska Nanooks women’s skiing head coach and interim director of athletics Scott Jerome announced Thursday that Julia Ebner of Furtwangen, Germany, is the newest addition to the program’s roster. She will … READ MORE →

US XC Men’s Ski Team Euro Training Camp Update

(Oberhof, Germany) – The US XC Men’s Ski Team are hard at work in Germany skiing at the DKB Skisport Halle in Oberhof and strength training in the gym. But as Eric Packer said, “It … READ MORE →

Inside the Olympic Games with FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis

(London, UK) – The first edition of the FIS Newsflash appeared on 15th December 2004 and today it celebrates its 400th edition with nearly 10,000 subscribers. The official weekly newsletter was introduced following the … READ MORE →

Diggins Report: The Torsby Pre-Camp

(Sunne, Sweden) – While shaking off the jet-lag, Matt, Holly, Ida, Chandra, Kikkan and I stayed in Sunne, just outside of Torsby, and checked out the ski tunnel. It’s SO COOL! And I do … READ MORE →

One Way Sport Proudly Presents Their New Nordic Sports Web Site

(Finland) – Dear Nordic Sports Friends, We proudly present the new One Way Nordic Sports web page; a new and modern web platform page for cross-country skiing; a page full of life with many … READ MORE →

US XC Men’s Ski Team Euro Training Camp – Oberhof Update

(Oberhof, Germany) – The US XC Men’s Ski Team recently transferred to Oberhof, Germany from their first stop in Europe on the Dachstein Glacier in Austria. The team opted not to go to the … READ MORE →

USSA National J2 Talent Camp Results

(Craftsbury, VT) – Check out these results from the 3rd annual National J2 Talent Camp that run from August 4-11 in Vermont at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center where many of the nation’s top 14-15 … READ MORE →

2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Normal Hill Championships – Double Titles for Jerome, Johnson

(Park City, UT) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) successfully defended his normal hill U.S. Championship title, and took his second win of the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at … READ MORE →

Former Top XC Skier Tara Whitten Leads Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit to Olympic Bronze

(London, UK) – With Paul McCartney in the stands the London Velodrome was the place to be on Saturday as Team GB won gold but Canadian fans were cheering for three young women pursuiters … READ MORE →

U.S. Nordic Combined Championships – Lodwick Locks Career 20th Title

(Park City, UT) – U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) locked up his career 20th U.S. Championship title as he came from behind to take the win under blistering … READ MORE →