Archive | October, 2012

Trick-or-Treating Alaska Style…

(Anchorag, Alaska)  – Check out these costumes as APU teamers, Holly Brooks and Kikkan Randall strutt their Halloween stuff with the crew while training as they get ready for trick-or-treating… read more in Kikkan’s … READ MORE →

Official Launch of FIS Sprint Québec p/b Québecor – Pierre Harvey Honorary President

(Québec City, QC) – What better time to unveil the honorary president of Sprint Québec presented by Québecor than at the official launch of the FIS Cross-country Sprint World Cup, an event that’s set … READ MORE →

Captain America and US Nordic Combined Final Training Camp – Time to PAY UP Taylor

(Predazzo, Italy) – Check out this cool and comical video by the US Nordic Combined Team at their training camps in Predazzo, Italy featuring Taylor Fletcher who lost a bet and has to pay … READ MORE →

Corporate Funding Cuts Cause Concern w/Canadian Winter Sports Officials

– Amateur sports in Canada have seen significant cutbacks in corporate sponsorships since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and officials are concerned about the future of sport in the country reports the Vancouver Sun. According … READ MORE →

USASJ’s Glasder Injured in Work Accident

(Park City, UT) – U.S.A. ski jumping National Team member Mike Glasder (Cary, IL) has suffered a work-related injury, which will put the well-known jumper on the USASJ injuried list for an unknown period … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Part-time Coaches for Foothills Nordic Ski Club

(Calgary, AB) – Foothills Nordic Ski Club in Calgary, AB is looking for qualified part-time coaches to help support our full-time coaches and volunteers in the delivery of some of our cross-country skiing programs. We require … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Launches Mini Nordies Program

(Bend, OR) – Bend Endurance Academy will offer a new development program for cross country skiing in Central Oregon this winter. The Mini Nordies program is designed for participants ages 3-6 and includes easy … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/Jim Galanes Part 1 UPDATED

– Welcome to a new season of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train where notable Nordic personalities have a forum to talk about the sport they love in their own words and express their point of … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Pre-Gaming the Season

(Canmore, AB) – Camp wrapped up today in Canmore with a classic sprint time trial and strength. My warmup for strength was somewhat more embarrassing than usual since I lost a bet in the … READ MORE →

Rolling Out the Competition-Development NCCP Context

(Canmore, AB) – Since the first year when Competition Coaching-Introduction: Advanced (CCI-Advanced, T2T) workshops were offered in 2008-09, an increasing number of coaches have been trained for that context and will now complete their … READ MORE →

Jizerská 50 Boasts More Than 5,000 Registered Racers

(Czech Republic) – The ČSOB pojišťovna Jizerská 50, a traditional Czech cross-country ski race, is preparing for its 46th edition. With less than three months to go more than 5,000 participants have registered. You … READ MORE →

Racing Rocks – Double Cross 2012-13

– The principal objective of a DOUBLE CROSS competition is to bring together elementary school age children to experience the fun and excitement of applying their cross-country skiing skills to challenging terrain in an … READ MORE →

WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic Report, Final Results, Photos – Newell and Crawford Score

(Canmore, AB) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford narrowly edged out NST teammate, Perianne Jones, in a photo-finish while the USA’s Andy Newell double-poled his way to victory over top Canadian Devon Kershaw at the Winsport … READ MORE →

Canada’s Best XC Ski Camp for 26 Years + Euro Spa, 5-Star Dining, Biathlon and More

– “It’s been 26 years running that we’ve had early season ski camps on the mountain,” said Guy Paulsen, Nordic Manager at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

For the first time in the history, Canada’s longest … READ MORE →

SIA Presents Industry Achievement Award to Mary Jo Tarallo

(Washington, DC) – Earlier this month, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Board of Directors Chair, Tim Petrick, presented the 3rd annual Industry Achievement Award to longtime snow sports industry leader, educator and promoter Mary Jo … READ MORE →

Frenette, Johnson Named to USASJ “A” Team

(Park City, UT) – In an announcement made today by USA Ski Jumping’s CEO Jeff Hastings, two members of the USASJ squad have been elevated to “A” Team membership. Based upon their Grand Prix … READ MORE →

WADA Releases 2013 Prohibited List

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2013 Prohibited List. This advisory note details some … READ MORE →

Tahoe Donner Association’s Nordic X-C Ski Center Seeks X-C Ski Manager

(Truckee, CA) – We’re looking for a Cross Country Manager who plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of the cross country ski area including rentals, sales, food and beverage, all banking and deposits grooming, … READ MORE →

Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup News

– Here is the latest newsletter from Worldloppet and the FIS Marathon World Cup. Worldoppet recently attended the Forum Nordicum in Val di Fiemme, and the organization is primed for an exciting 2012/12 season. … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Drive for 25 Update

– Already donated? THANK YOU – it’s just great to see everyone contributing, along with the supportive comments posted on our D25 page.
We’re a grassroots non profit organization that is asking OUR Nordic Community … READ MORE →

Boulder Nordic Ski Swap – Nov. 14

(Boulder, CO) – The Boulder Nordic Ski Swap will be on Wednesday, November 14, at Boulder High. The doors will open to set up will be at 5:45pm. We are hoping to be cleaned … READ MORE →

Noah Hoffmann – Snow in Canmore

– USST skier Noah Hoffman is currently in Canmore, AB, getting first tracks with the team. The Park City, UT native has been taking advantage of the white stuff in Canmore, where it’s cold … READ MORE →

Ski Season Arrives Early for Host of 2013 SuperTour Finals Tahoe Donner

(Truckee, CA) – The Sierra Nevada is accustomed to long ski seasons. Point in fact, 2011 seemed like it would never end, with an XC ski race held on Fourth of July weekend at … READ MORE →

USSA Athlete Spotlight – Taylor Fletcher UPDATED

– Taylor Fletcher was recently named to the 2013 U.S. Nordic Combined A-Team. Like brother Bryan, Taylor keeps improving every year. After a strong 2011 season, Taylor stepped it up again in 2012 with … READ MORE →

WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic – Oct. 26

(Canmore, AB) – On October 26, Frozen Thunder will host its first major completion when more than 100 senior elite Nordic athletes from Canada and the United States compete in the WinSport Frozen Thunder … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Introduces New Rules

– As confirmed by the FIS Council in the spring, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup will implement several new rules this season, including format changes and a new kid’s program.
The competition format for the … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Park City 2012 Done-Zo

(Canmore, AB) – It’s been a busy last month and a half and when things are busy they tend to rip along at a good clip. Things are getting real in real hurry is … READ MORE →

FIS 2013 World Snow Day – Up 38% Over Last Year

– The 2nd edition of the largest winter event in the world is less than 100 days away, to be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013, aims to bring children aged between four and … READ MORE →

Trail to Sochi 2014 for Canada’s World Cup Nordic Teams Starts in Canmore

(Canmore, AB) – The trail to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games for Canada’s newly named World Cup Nordic teams will start at the Canmore Nordic Centre, thanks to Frozen Thunder.
The innovative stock piling of … READ MORE →

Dario Cologna Crowned Nordic Ski King of 2011/12.

– Dario Cologna (SUI) was recently named Nordic Ski King of 2011/12 and awarded with the corresponding trophy in Val Müstair, Switzerland.

Canmore Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap – Oct. 26-27

(Canmore, AB) – Canmore Nordic Ski Club is having its annual Ski Swap on October 26 and 27. The Ski Swap is being held at the Canmore Crossing this year, 1160 Railway Avenue, in … READ MORE →

U.S. Nordic Combined Team Names Stacked 2013 Squad

(Predazzo, Italy) – With a strong summer of preparation behind, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team has its sights set on the 2013 World Championships and the Olympics in Sochi just a year away. … READ MORE →

CAAWS In the Loop October Newsletter

– Here is your CAAWS Newsletter for the month of October. “CAAWS” stands for “Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity”. CAAWS provides leadership and education, and builds capacity … READ MORE →

Thumbs Up For Val di Fiemme 2013

– The FIS Final Inspection before the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme was held on 15th October in Cavalese (ITA). Representatives from FIS, the Italian Winter Sports Association (FISI), … READ MORE →

2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

(Park, City) – FIS World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a talented group of 13 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The announcement was made during a final … READ MORE →

Viessmann Named Overall Presenting Sponsor for FIS Nordic Disciplines

(Oberhofen, Germany) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) and Viessmann, a long-time supporter of winter sports, are pleased to announce a great expansion and continuation of their partnership in support of Nordic Skiing. Viessmann, … READ MORE →

30th Annual Hardwood Ski and Bike XC Ski Swap and Open House – Oct. 20-21

(Oro, ON) – The Hardwood Ski and Bike Annual Ski Swap is one of the largest cross country ski swaps around offering a great opportunity to find just the right equipment for you for … READ MORE →

First Day on Snow in Fairbanks, Alaska

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – There is snow in Alaska, and the gang at Birch Hill in Fairbanks took some great photos of the NSCF-FXC Comp Team out training yesterday afternoon. Last report was that there is … READ MORE →

Park City Camp – 16 Days and Only Rained Once!

(Park City, UT) – This is why I love going to Park City for October camp ever year – the weather is so awesome it makes for incredible training! While it’s starting to get … READ MORE →

Ski Classics Announces Swix as Title Sponsor and Signs Swedish TV4 Broadcast Deal

– Sweden’s TV4 Group has bought the TV rights for all the platforms of the world´s leading long-distance skiing championship, Swix Ski Classics. The rights are for the two following seasons; 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. … READ MORE →

New BMW xDrive Trophy Launches this Season on the World Cup

– FIS is pleased to announce the introduction of a new sprint ranking in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup for bonus sprints in mass start competitions and bonus seconds in stage competitions. In close … READ MORE →

Brooks Blog – October at Altitude

– The countdown has truly begun…. in just a short 29 days I will be headed on another 30-hour travel to Europe to kick off the 2012-2013 ski season. With less than a month … READ MORE →

World Cup Champion Kikkan Randall and Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Demong Headline US Nordic Athletes

(Haverhill, MA) – Led by 2012 World Cup Sprint Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) and 2010 Olympic Gold medalist Billy Demong (Lake Placid, NY), Swix Sport USA is pleased to introduce US Ski Team … READ MORE →

Travis Jones Responds to Hero Supplement Article

– Dear Editorial Staff, I was sent a link to your article posted on skitrax.com regarding the supplement Hero. Your reporting was fair and even-handed, and I appreciate you pointing out the fact that … READ MORE →

Dasha Gaiazova on Her Preparation for 2012-13 Season

(Canmore, AB) – Check out this cool video by Buff Canada on Canadian National XC Ski Team member, Dasha Gaiazova, who talks about her preparation and goals for this upcoming season. Gaiazova celebrated a personal best … READ MORE →

Interview with Alex Harvey on Canadian World Cups and Goals This Season

– A short interview with Canadian National ski team member, and World Champion Alex Harvey during his preparation for the 2012 FIS Alberta World Cup, December 13-16 at the Canmore Nordic Center.
 

 

Club Tartu Marathon Boasts Almost 36,000 Participants in Event Series

– The last event organised by Club Tartu Maraton took place on October 6th when 1st Tartu City Marathon along with Tartu City Run and Tartu Student Marathon were held and with that event … READ MORE →

XC Skiing Begins at Canmore!

(Canmore, AB) – Check out the first photo of the FrozenThunder trail as skiing at Canmore courtesy of WCupper and new dad, Ivan Babikov, who tweeted the following news and photo. “First ski on @FrozenThunder… … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Event at Highlands Nordic – October 27

(Duntroon, ON) – We are happy to invite your athletes on October 27th, Canadian National Mountain Bike team members Amanda Sin, Haley Smith and Caley Brooks will host female youth MTN bike riders, cross-country … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Announces its New Store, New Collection and New Prices

(Coon Valley, WI) – Mt. Borah Custom has been busy making significant changes to the company’s 2013 Nordic collection. Starting out with the addition of an online team store, which allows for individual team … READ MORE →