Archive | September, 2012

Sochi Set for Test Events

(Russia) – From administrators to construction workers – the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee is working around the clock to get ready for the highlight of the 2014 winter. Already in the coming winter sports … READ MORE →

The University of Alberta Vikings Welcome Les Parsons as New XC Ski Coach

(Camrose, AB) – Les Parsons, former coach of 2002 Olympic gold medalist Beckie Scott from Vermilion, AB, is the new head coach of cross-country skiing for the University of Alberta’s Augustana Vikings and Camrose Ski … READ MORE →

Diggins Report: The Fun Stuff That Happens When I Get to Come Home

(Afton, MN) – Wow, I LOVE being home! I forget sometimes how wonderful fall is in Minnesota, and it’s so beautiful driving through Afton with the trees turning leaves and hanging over the road. … READ MORE →

500 Days to Go to Sochi 2014 and Official Slogan Unveiled – Hot.Cool.Yours.

(Russia) – With 500 days before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the Organizing Committee has announced its official slogan: “Hot.Cool.Yours.” The slogan is intended to be a universal … READ MORE →

Former VANOC Boss John Furlong Accused of Abusing First Nations Children

(Vancouver, BC) – John Furlong, the head of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is trying to hide a sordid past reports The Georgia Straight. The revelations, … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes 2013 Prohibited List

(Montreal, QC) – Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on September 10, the 2013 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. Noteworthy changes to the List, which will … READ MORE →

Sweden Loves Jessie Diggins

(Acton, MN) – A reporter and cameraman from Sweden’s national TV network visited Acton, Minnesota this week in order to film and interview U.S. cross country skiing sensation Jessie Diggins. At 21, Diggins has … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Launches Unique Project Podium Fundraising Initiative

(Canmore, AB) – Fresh off one of the most successful seasons in the history of the program, Cross Country Canada is giving fans the opportunity to ski with its athletes to the international podium, … READ MORE →

Volcanoes, Glaciers and Rollerskis: 2012 Training Season Update with Coach Wadsworth

(Canmore, AB) – It’s funny. The athletes came into this training season more excited than ever, when one would think that after such a successful last season it would have been just the opposite. … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity: Technical Director HP Coach XC Saskatchewan

– Cross Country Saskatchewan is looking to hire a skilled, dedicated and passionate provincial technical director / High Performance Coach to lead the Saskatchewan ski team into the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
CCS is moving … READ MORE →

Employment Oportunity – Head Coach, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

(Revelstoke, BC) – The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club is advertising for a head coach to lead our youth and adult programs for this coming season. The Revelstoke area is famous for its huge snowfall … READ MORE →

An Evening With An Olympian – Canada’s Perianne Jones – Oct. 16

– Join Canadian Olympic XC Skier Perianne Jones and support her 2013 season as she continues her road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. The event takes place on October 16 at the Britannia … READ MORE →

Finnish Doping Saga Takes New Twist w/Ski Legend Juha Mieto

(Helsinki, Finland) – A new documentary to be released on October 5 in Finland focuses on former decorated cross-country skier Juha Mieto and suggests for the first time that the 1980 Olympic silver medalist … READ MORE →

Fischer Skis Announces 2012-2013 Athlete Signings Led by WCup Champion Kikkan Randall

(Auburn, New Hampshire) – Fischer Skis announced today that four of the six A Team athletes on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team have committed to race on Fischer skis through the 2014 Games … READ MORE →

Quebec’s TORRE Unveils Advanced Canadian-Made Boot Dryer

(Montreal, QC) – TORRE, makers of advanced boot dryers, unveiled their new system for the safe, quiet and rapid drying of sports and commercial footwear including ski boots, skates, work boots and more. Attractively … READ MORE →

Diggins Report on Lake Placid Camp – That’s a Wrap…Also, Clinic Coming in Hot!

(Lake Placid, NY) – Aaaaand now Lake Placid camp is over! It was a good shock to the body with a lot of hard interval sessions and time trials, and now I’m going home … READ MORE →

Brooks Blog – See Holly Train in September

– In last month’s August post I introduced the idea of power training.  Well, September IS power training. It’s all about INTERVALS. Days are getting shorter, leaves are changing color…. heck, there may even … READ MORE →

Interview with Triple FIS Tour de Ski Winner Dario Cologna

– The defending overall World Cup winner and triple FIS Tour de Ski champion Dario Cologna is in midst of his preparations for the next season. FIS Newsflash had the chance to interview the … READ MORE →

Zeller and Angerer Win the Duel w/Biathletes in Oberhof

(Oberhof, GER) – Katrin Zeller and Tobias Angerer won the individual start free technique roller skiing competition  held in Oberhof as part of the German central performance tests.
Zeller won the ladies’ competition over 10km … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Champ Camp Returns to Park City for Round Two on Oct. 7

(Park City, UT) – For the second year in a row, the Fast and Female Champ Camp will be happening with the help of the ladies of the US Ski Team at the Center … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott to be Inducted into Olympic Hall of Fame

(Vermilion, AB) – A group of olympic heroes will soon be honoured with an induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Among the names on this prestigious list of inductees is Vermilion’s own … READ MORE →

Roller Skiing World Cup Concludes with Double Victory for Sweden

September 20, 2012 – (Sweden) – Sweden’s Marika Sundin and Anders Svanebo claimed the large crystal globes for the overall winners of the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup 2012. The final competitions of the season … READ MORE →

7th Annual FIS Tour de Ski – 100 Days to Go

September 19, 2012 (Oberhof, GER) – Today, 19th September, marks the 100-day milestone for the seventh edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear to get underway in Oberhof (GER). Throughout … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Whiteface Hill Climb, Flue Shots, and Canadian WCups

September 18, 2012 (Lake Placid, NY) – I  make the annual fall trip to Lake Placid to see friends and attend the “THE HILL CLIMB” every year and this falls trip was this past weekend, … READ MORE →

Help Fast and Female Win $5,000 to Inspire More Girls to Stay in Sports!

September 18, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) – In celebration of the third annual Sports Day in Canada, True Sport challenged its members to make a difference in their communities by taking the True Sport Community Give-Back … READ MORE →

Countdown to Sochi 2014 – 500-day Celebrations Planned Across Russia

September 18, 2012 (Russia) – On 25th September, Russia will approach its latest Olympic milestone: 500 days to go until Sochi 2014 starts, the first Olympic Winter Games in the history of Russia. The Sochi … READ MORE →

Jordan Fields Report on Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race

September 18, 2012 – Jordan Fields (SMS) is participating in the Lake Placid fall training camp with the NENSA Elite Group. Here he gives his recount of the uphill climb.
Saturday began early for the athletes … READ MORE →

NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Stephen and Elliott Top Fields

September 18, 2012 (Wilmington, NY) – USST skiers Liz Stephen and Tad Elliott took top honours in cold, windy, wet conditions that included fog at the 6th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski … READ MORE →

Congratulations !

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax joins the ski community in congratulating Ivan Babikov and his family on the birth of their new baby boy Daniel Oliver (Danila in Russian) on April 16 at Canmore Hospital recently … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Marathon – Register Before Sept. 21 and SAVE!

(Montebello, Quebec) – Don’t miss your chance to save for the 47th Annual Canadian Ski Marathon, Feb.9-10, 2013 as early registration ends Sept. 21, plus you can win a  Canadian Ski Marathon Adventure T-shirt. And don’t … READ MORE →

New Book Released – Basic Illustrated Cross Country Skiing

– Falcon Guides’ Basic Illustrated Cross Country Skiing is Scott McGee’s debut into authoring books and the culmination of years of work and study in the field of Nordic skiing, teaching and training instructors. … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Appointed to WADA’s Prestigious Executive Committee

(Calgary, AB) – Canada’s two-time Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing, Beckie Scott, will continue her crusade for clean sport as a member of WADA’s prestigious Executive Committee.
Scott’s appointment makes her one of two Canadians, … READ MORE →

Gerry Rideout Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

– Gerry Rideout, Chair of the Newfoundland & Labrador Cross Country Ski Division and President of Menihek Nordic Ski Club was honoured by the Government of Canada for his “Service above Self” on September … READ MORE →

Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds Update – Planning and Construction Work Well Underway

(Falun, Sweden) – The 5th meeting of the FIS Coordination Group for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships  took place in Falun on September 11-12 at the Lugnet venue, which is also the home … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski 2012/13 – Oberhof Tickets Available Sept. 22

(Oberhof, GER) – In only seven days tickets for the opening stages of the FIS Tour de Ski 2012/13 in Oberhof will be available on September 22nd at 22:09 CET.
The Oberhof organizing committee have … READ MORE →

CAAWS Strategic Plan 2013-2017 Survey

– CAAWS is developing its 2013-2017 strategic plan and is inviting key stakeholders to complete the following survey. The survey should take only a few minutes of your time, depending on how much you … READ MORE →

New High-Tech Treadmill Offers Canadian Athletes an Edge for Sochi 2014

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada recently announced an Own the Podium million-dollar program designed to win more Olympic and Paralympic medals utiizing a new $200,000 custom-designed indoor treadmill built by Treadsport Training Systems, … READ MORE →

Robbi Weldon Former XC Skier Wins Paralympic GOLD

(London, GBR) – It was a golden day for Canadian Para-Cycling Team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Great Britain, with the powerful tandem of Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and Olympian Lyne … READ MORE →

Gatineau Loppet Celebrates 35th Anniversary + New Courses

(Gatineau, QC) – Summer is not over and the first flakes have not yet fallen but the Gatineau Loppet’s organizing committee is ready to celebrate the 35th edition of Canada’s biggest cross country ski … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – New Zealand 2012

(New Zealand) – Here’s what you need to know about beards. A) They can be pretty nasty (especially when partaking in winter endurance activities – goobers tend to get lodged in there). B) They … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Sports, Own the Podium Launch Million-Dollar Program Designed to Win More Olympic and Paralympic Medals

(Canmore, AB) – Focused on winning more medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Canada’s Nordic sport athletes and coaches will build strength in numbers thanks to a new Own the Podium initiative … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Drive for 25 – Nov. 15

– Drive for 25 is ready to begin! The Drive for 25 is the one-day fundraiser where America’s Nordic community comes together on November 15th with $25 pledges to support the next generation of … READ MORE →

WADA Approves 2013 Prohibited List and Reviews Code Recommendations

(London, UK) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2013 at its Executive Committee meeting in London. The new List will be made official and … READ MORE →

National Para-Nordic Development Training Camp – Nov 22-25

– Register NOW!  Registration deadline Oct 12th, 2012. A development camp opportunity for Para-Nordic athletes aspiring to compete at the Canada Winter Games and be mentored by coaches across the country and Robin McKeever, Head … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Amped on Apple Picking and More…

– Apple Picking! A staple of fall activities: Yum! In between some L3 intervals where the SMS T2 team hammered around while being observed by the NENSA coaches symposium, and afternoon strength, we went apple … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Update from the Snow Farm in NZ

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – The US XC Ski Team has been training at the Snow Farm in NZ since the end of Aug. and great snow conditions finally hit the area. Noah Hoffman writes … READ MORE →

NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Sept. 15

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

NENSA Nordic Symposium Day One Report & Photos

(Stratton, Vermont) – NENSA’s second Nordic Symposiu is on this weekend Sept. 8-9 in Stratton, Vermont featuring top coaches and presenters covering ten different topics related to training, talent ID, mindset and ski technique … READ MORE →

Rossignol Announces New Nordic Racing Manager

(Park City, Utah) – The Rossignol Group is pleased to announce the hire of Paul Clark as the new Nordic Racing Manager. The Nordic Racing Manager will be responsible for all things racing, with … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Launches Mascot Name Contest

– We need our cross-country skiing community and friends to help us find a name for our NEW Mascot coming to life this October…just in time for the two domestic FIS World Cup events!