Archive | April, 2013

2013/14 Craftsbury Green Racing Project Skiers Named

(Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to welcome a new crop of skiers to the team this year. With a strong pool of applicants, and limited slots, the decisions … READ MORE →

Babikov Report – It’s About How I Finished my Season…

  – I haven’t had many years during my career that I finished the season when snow was still covering the ground and conditions for skiing were still very good. Actually when I think about … READ MORE →

Record Number of Participants Race at Worldloppet & FIS Marathon Cup

– Even though the white gold of winter has not yet parted everywhere in the Northern hemisphere, it’s time to look back to the winter season 2012/13. It has not only been a sensational … READ MORE →

National Ski Team and National Development Centre Team Nominations 2013-14

– These nominations include athletes who qualified for nomination based on the published criteria and the CCC High Performance Committee selection process April 12-14, 2013. An announcement of the athletes who accept their nominations … READ MORE →

Marcel Aubut Re-Elected by Acclamation for 2nd Term as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee

(Gatineau, QC) – The current focus, pace and direction of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will continue into the next quadrennial period following the results of the biennial elections in which the leadership of … READ MORE →

Brooks Report – The Top of the World – Barrow!

(Barrow, Alaska) – A couple months ago our friend Mike Hajdukovich, director of Challenge Life, emailed us asking if we’d be interested in going to Barrow to kick of the Barrow Nordic Ski Club. … READ MORE →

NNF Town Hall Meeting – May 15th

– We are inviting all interested parties to attend an NNF Town Hall meeting on May 15th from 3-5pm in Park City, Utah. The final location will be announced next week.

The NNF saw an … READ MORE →

Bysprinten in Norway to be Streamed Live – Apr. 27

(Mosjøen, Norway) – Bysprinten, the popular nordic ski festival in Mosjøen, Norway, will be featured in a two-hour live broadcast on the Norwegian TV network TV4 on Saturday April 27. For those outside of … READ MORE →

Para Sport News – CPC Names New CEO, Encouraged by TO2015 Parapan Am Games Progress

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is proud to announce that Karen O’Neill will lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer effective June 3, 2013.
A highly-respected senior executive in Canada’s sports community, O’Neill … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Has Knee Operation in Trondheim

(Trondheim, Norway) – On Monday, April 23 Petter Northug Jr. underwent a planned surgery when a bone spur was removed from his left knee. It was a reminder of an injury he suffered when … READ MORE →

Canadian XC Ski Head Coach Wadsworth Shaves Head for Kids Cancer Care Foundation

– Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach, Justin Wadsworth is taking the plunge and shaving his head to show support and raise funds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. Kids Cancer Care … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Announces 2012-13 Coach Excellence Awards

– During the CCC High Performance Meetings on April 12, Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach-National Ski Team, Lisa Patterson, CCC High Performance Coordinator-East and Louis Bouchard, National Ski Team Coach, were presented with the 2012-13 … READ MORE →

The World Snow Day Report 2013 is Here

– The wait is over and the official World Snow Day Final Report 2013 is now published. The success of the 2nd edition of World Snow Day is reflected in the numbers and statistics … READ MORE →

US Nordic Combined Star Johnny Spillane Retires

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), who set the pace for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team over more than a decade, is closing the chapter on an historic … READ MORE →

Gaiazova Report – End of the Season

– Wow! It seems to me that the winter has gone by so fast. The past 5 months present themselves in my mind like a big whirl of awesome racing, fun Euro adventures with … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Cross Country Nominations for 2013/14

– The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2013 U.S. Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce the … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Spring 2013

(Canmore, AB) – The 2012/13 racing season is now long over. The snow, clinging desperately to the mountains, rocks and trees, is in deep discussions, begging to let go, turn to water, spurring the … READ MORE →

Facebook Photo Contest – Are You a CCC Superfan?

– Check out this Cross Country Canada Facebook Photo Contest and enter your photos between April 16-30 to win. Voting takes place May 1-10 and the photo with the most likes wins…
FB Article Link … READ MORE →

CXC Academy News – New Season, Fresh Start

– April 22nd will highlight the beginning of a new training season in CXC Academy. As always, we strongly suggest you start your training year by working through three simple steps outlined in the … READ MORE →

The Hoff Report – Shoulder Update, B Team, New Skis, Spring Cleaning and Aspen Highlands Hike

– Check out the latest news from Noah Hoffman recently renominated to the U.S. Ski Team’s B Team and who’s shoulder is healing up well following his operation last month. While his shoulder heals … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – 39 Races, 10 Countries and 5 Months Later

(Afton, Minnesota) – Well…that’s that! It’s over. I am back home now, super excited to get some quality time with my family and friends in Minnesota! It was a long, long season, with so … READ MORE →

True Sport Concussion Survey – Your Opinion Counts

– Concussions have become a very important issue in all sports. We are seeking your involvement in this project because your opinions about concussions are important, and will help to shape and evaluate national … READ MORE →

George LeFeuvre Inducted to the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

(Dalhousie, NB) – The names of the six new members who will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame later this year were recently announced. “These inductees are true role models, … READ MORE →

Norway Names Arild Monsen as New Sprint Coach

– Arild Monsen (51) has been appointed new sprint coach of team Norway. Monsen, who has coaching experience from Canada and Sweden trained Teodor Peterson and Emil Joensson, who dominated the sprint World Cup … READ MORE →

CCC Coach Eric Bailey is Now Executive Director at NDC Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Cross Country Canada regretfully announces that Eric Bailey has decided to resign from his position as Assistant Director of Coaching Development. While CCC is disappointed with losing a valuable employee … READ MORE →

Tour de Ski 2012/13 Evaluation Meeting in Munich

(Munich, Germany) – The Tour de Ski 2012/13 evaluation meeting in Munich (GER) on 11th April saw almost 30 representatives of the Organising Committees, Infront Italy and FIS Marketing AG, as well as FIS … READ MORE →

NNF Cup 2013 Awarded to APUNSC

– The NNF Cup winner for the 2012/2013 season is the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center. The NNF Cup is awarded annually to the top domestic club on the USSA SuperTour circuit. APU … READ MORE →

Cross Country Ski Areas Association Convention May 1-2 in Palm Springs

(Palm Springs, CA) – Ski area owners, operators, and suppliers gather to collaborate and strategize for the industry’s promising future. True challenges abound – economic, demo- graphic, operational, and environmental. Our program is dedicated … READ MORE →

Menihek Nordic to Host 2014 Canadian National Masters XC Ski Championships

– (Labrador City, NL) – Menihek Nordic is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 2014 Canadian National Masters Cross Country Ski Championships. The event will be a festival of skiing hosted … READ MORE →

Ida Sargent Report – And That’s a Season!

(Craftsbury, VT) – Five and a half months is a long season and a long time to stay mentally and physically sharp. Now as the season comes to a close, I’m feeling quite exhausted … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Head Coach for National Development Centre-Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – NDC Thunder Bay is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic Head Coach to lead our organization into the future. Operating out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, a community renowned for its support of … READ MORE →

Ingemarsdotter, Olsson and Halfvarsson Named New Falun 2015 Ambassadors

– Three of Sweden’s Cross-Country ski stars Ida Ingemarsdotter, Johan Olsson and Calle Halfvarsson have been appointed new ambassadors for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun (SWE) and will thus become … READ MORE →

Telemark Resort Faces Foreclosure Again – Impact on American Birkebeiner Unknown

(Cable, WI) – Telemark Resort, a destination cross-country ski centre in northwestern Wisconsin, has closed again due to financial difficulties reports The Ashland Daily Press. Foreclosure proceedings have begun against the resort, employees have … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2012/13 Contest Winners Announced and Final Standings after Falun

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the final 2012/13 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest standings after round 12 of the Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Mar. 22-24.
It could … READ MORE →

FIS Continental Cup Season Wrap-Up

– The FIS Continental Cup series all over the world are some of the most important Cross-Country competitions as they allow the younger athletes to prepare themselves for the World Cup level in several … READ MORE →

Distance Nationals 50km CL Interviews w/Freeman, Newell, and Ulsund at USSA SuperTour Finals in Lake Tahoe

(Truckee, CA) – Kris Freeman powered away from his competitors at the end of the men’s 50km CL Distance National Championhips, besting teammate Andy Newell, to win the coveted 2013 U.S. title in Lake … READ MORE →

2013 Masters World Cup in Asiago Report – Canada Wins 20 Medals

– Asiago, Italy, home of Rode Wax, world-famous cheese and the 2013 Masters World Cup! Between February 15th and 22nd, 103 Canadians were among the 1,173 skiers from 25 nations who competed in the … READ MORE →

Freeman Scores Decisive 50km CL Win at 2013 U.S. Distance Nationals for 16th Career Title

April 11, 2013 (Lake Tahoe, CA) – U.S. Ski Team member Kris Freeman and three-time Olympian captured his 16th national title on Thursday when he skied away from the lead group on the last lap … READ MORE →

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Offers Bursary to Team BC Coaches at Canada Games

– The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is excited to announce a new incentive-based bursary for NCI-BC graduates who are selected to coach Team BC at a Canada Summer or Winter Games. The purpose of … READ MORE →

Werner Schwar Defends Lappe Nordic Ski Club 24-Hour Solo Title

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The 16th Annual 24 Hour Relay, in support of the Lappe Nordic Ski Club and the National Development Centre wrapped up Sunday morning at 11am. This year’s event included the … READ MORE →

Distance Nationals 30km CL Interviews w/Stephen and Randall at USSA SuperTour Finals in Lake Tahoe

(Truckee, CA) – Liz Stephen won a landslide victory in the women’s 30km CL event, besting teammmate and World Cup Sprint Champion Kikkan Randall, to earn herself the title at 2013 U.S. Distance National … READ MORE →

Prince George to Host 2014 Haywood Noram Western Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships

(Prince George, BC) – It’s been almost ten years since the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club hosted a FIS-sanctioned cross-country ski event, but in 2014, Canada’s top skiers will return to Prince George to compete … READ MORE →

Stephen Dominates 30km CL at US Distance Nationals as Women’s Season Ends

(Truckee, CA) – Rising U.S. Ski Team star Liz Stephen pulled away from her teammate Kikkan Randall, of World Cup and World Championship fame, on a long climb to win the women’s 30km CL … READ MORE →

Team Hardwood Summer Training Program Open to All Young Competitive Skiers

(Oro-Medonte, ON) – Team Hardwood, the competitive cross country club in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, has re-designed its summer training program and is launching an invitation to competitive skiers from other clubs to participate in it.

Olympic Gender Inequalities Persist – University of Toronto Report

(Toronto, ON) – The 2012 London Olympics marked the first time in history that women were represented in every sport and that all of the 204 participating countries included female athletes. IOC president Jacques … READ MORE →

2013 USSA SuperTour Finals Hill Climb Wrap Up VIDEO

(Truckee, CA) – Check out this great video footage of the brutal conditions for the final event of the 2013 USSA SuperTour Finals, a 1,250-foot Hill Climb to the top of Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Disney in 50-mph … READ MORE →

Stephen and Freeman Win Hill Climb at USSA SuperTour Finals on Day 4 – Titles Awarded

(Truckee, CA) – The 1,250-foot hill climb in 50-mph winds to the top of Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Disney – the last event in the 2013 SuperTour Finals – did more than zap energy and … READ MORE →

APUNSC Spring Celebration – May 10

– APU Nordic is hosting a celebration of the 2012-13 season this sprint. Please join us on Friday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the APU Atwood Building to celebrate the squad’s successes, including … READ MORE →

Day 3 Classic Sprint Interviews w/Newell, Randall and Sargent at USSA SuperTour Finals in Lake Tahoe

(Truckee, CA) – Kikkan Randall topped the women’s field again in the Classic Sprints as Andy Newell took the win in the men’s race at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Day 3 … READ MORE →

2013 Nominations for CCC Annual Awards

– The following Cross Country Canada awards will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Banff, AB, June 13-16, 2013. Please see the nomination form below for more information.

Firth Award … READ MORE →