Archive | May, 2013

The Way I See It – Northug vs Legkov vs Hall, Dave Knoop, Kikkan’s Foot, Mr. Alpine Ken Read

– Northug vs Legkov vs Hall (joke) – Please read the following article and see if you don’t have the same reaction I did. Of course, I wasn’t able to be there for the … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada’s Inside Edge Episode 8 – 2013-14 Early Season Testing

(Canmore, AB) – We are excited to bring you Cross Country Canada’s “Inside Edge” video series. With action, interviews, strategy and much more, Inside Edge gives you unprecedented access to our National Ski Team … READ MORE →

Brooks Blog – Bend Camp and More

(Bend, OR) – I have to say it’s funny that Bend actually manufactures plastic bags to ski in that say, “Mt. Bachelor Fun to the Last Drop” All of us Alaskans are constantly getting … READ MORE →

Team USA Interview w/Billy Demong

– Check out a great interview with 2010 Nordic Combined Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Demong (USA). Steve Mesler of the 2010 gold medal winning four-man bobsled team does the interviewing honours as Demong reflects … READ MORE →

National XC Ski Teams Around the World Get Back to Work

– The month of May is traditionally the time when cross-country skiers return to work. The season is always long and after the end of World Cup racing in March, there are still many … READ MORE →

NNF and CXC Academy Announce Partnership

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The National Nordic Foundation, America’s grassroots Nordic foundation, and CXC Academy, an online training subscription service are partnering up for the 2013/14 season. CXC Academy will be contributing 50% … READ MORE →

The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Medals Unveiled

(St. Petersburg, Russia) – The presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, took place in St. Petersburg today during the 11th “SportAccord” Annual International … READ MORE →

SportAccord Convention and IOC Executive Board Meetings in St Petersburg

(St Petersburg, RUS) – The 11th International SportAccord Convention  formally opened May 27 in St Petersburg (RUS), expecting some 2,000 delegates over the course of the event.
In his speech during the official Opening Ceremony, … READ MORE →

Slovak Ski Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary

– One century of organized skiing in Slovakia has been celebrated on 25th May in the town of Stary Smokovec in the Tatra Mountains (SVK). More than 200 invited guests gathered for the ceremony … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Wax Technician for Canadian National Ski Team

– Cross Country Canada, the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada, is currently seeking a seasonal employee in the role of apprentice wax technician with the National Ski Team. This position is … READ MORE →

Canada Declared Among World’s Top Two Sporting Nations

(Toronto, ON) – Canada has climbed to 2nd place overall in the annual Global Sports Nation Index rankings. The best-ever ranking for Canada is a result of a partnership between the Global Sports Impact … READ MORE →

Diggins Report: Why This Team Works So Well

(Bend, OR) – Bend Camp is well underway – and it’s been some really great training! Every morning we drive up to Mt. Bachelor for a ski session (and lately, there’s been tons of … READ MORE →

Alexander Legkov Beats Petter Northug Jr. in Oslo Competition

(Oslo, Norway) – FIS Tour de Ski winner from the last year Russia’s Alexander Legkov beat Norway’s cross-country super star Petter Northug Jr. in an exhibition event, which was held on Friday in Oslo. … READ MORE →

Russian National Team Unveiled for 2013/14 Season

– The Russian Cross-Country Ski Federation has revealed the rosters of its national teams for the 2013/14 season with the peak slated for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. With 42 skiers … READ MORE →

Lappe Nordic to Host 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals

– After an extensive review of three applications, the Cross Country Canada events committee is pleased to announce that Lake Superior Nordic Ski Association will play host to the 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals at … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Bend, I Don’t Know How to Ski, Great Lunches…

– It’s Wednesday. Wednesday, May 22nd to be exact and I’m down here in Central Oregon. Read: south; latitudinal-south anyway – especially for a kid from Sudbury, ON. And it’s snowing. Not just that … READ MORE →

Roller Ski Season is Here – Safety is Key

– The potential for a tragic roller ski accident is significant especially as more skiers take to the roads in the late summer and fall. My concern started with a driver complaint to the … READ MORE →

Kristin Størmer Steira Injured in Car Accident in Norway

(Oslo, Norway_ – Kristin Størmer Steira was injured after being hit by car during a roller skiing training session in Oslo on Tuesday. Størmer Steira, who suffered two broken ribs and a sprained an … READ MORE →

2013 Fuellling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program Recipients Announced

– Today, Suncor Energy, the proud owner of Petro-Canada announced the 2013 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) recipients. The 2013 FACE recipients represent a balance of summer, winter and team sports with selected … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/Liz Stephen – Part 2

– Here is Part 2 of our interview with USST’s Liz Stephen on Talkin’ with the Gravy Train. Stephen, 26, of East Montpelier, Vermont was a talented young alpine skier years ago who switched … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach and Assistant Coach for Skibec Nordic

(Quebec City, QC) – Skibec Nordic is seeking a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for 50 athletes from four clubs in the region of Quebec City  – The Walk to St-Jean-Chrysostome, Beaver Kanik Valcartier, … READ MORE →

Sochi 2014 Olympic Medals to be Unveiled at SportAccord Convention

(Saint Petersburg, Russia) – Under the theme “The State of Our Industry – Examining the Health of Sport”, this year’s SportAccord Convention will get underway on May 26 in Saint Petersburg (RUS). In the … READ MORE →

FIS XC Launches Cross-Country Talk: Trond Nystad

– FIS Cross-Country News is bringing you a brand new series of interviews: Cross-Country Talk. Each week we will publish an interview with somebody who has something to say about cross-country skiing, athletes, coaches, … READ MORE →

Nakkertok’s Ezekiel Williams Needs Your Help

– Zeke Williams is a ski racer with Nakkertok and this year was one of Canada’s top junior racers. Over this past winter he represented Canada at the Junior World’s and was the overall … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/Liz Stephen – Part 1

– In this edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, we spend some time with USST’s Liz Stephen to chat about her stellar season, the importance of team, and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic … READ MORE →

Swedish Teams Start Training Year in Mallorca and Riksgränsen

– Puerto Alcudia in Mallorca and Riksgränsen are going to be the first locations of the new cross-country season for the Swedish national team. “The men will be biking and running in southern latitudes … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Back on The Job!

– I’m back from an awesome 5 day vacation in Florida with my Mom and sister, and back to regular training. I did a lot of running in Florida and some swimming, but it … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Leaves Norwegian National Team

– At a press conference last week Norway’s cross-country skiing superstar Petter Northug Jr. announced he is leaving the national team to prepare for the Olympic season on his own. “I want to control … READ MORE →

Scandinavia’s Noname Custom Made Team Apparel Now Available in USA and Canada

(Park City, Utah) – Noname is a genuine Scandinavian sports brand, established in 1999, specializing in design, production and sales of custom made sport textiles for clubs and companies. The Noname head office and … READ MORE →

Drug Testing is Not Working Says Dick Pound

(Montreal, QC) – Drug testing is not working due to a lack of willpower claims Dick Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Maui Training Starting Up, I’m So Addicted to Coffee Etc.

– Blog. Wednesdays…Why Wednesday? Why should you believe me that I will stick to the schedule of updating the ye ol’ blog weekly – and midweek for that matter? Those are all great queries. … READ MORE →

USA Ski Jumping Names 2013-14 National Team

(Park City, Utah) – USA Ski Jumping (USASJ) announced today the 2013-14 USA Ski Jumping National Team from it’s Park City, UT headquarters. In making the announcement USASJ Athletic Director Alan Johnson called the … READ MORE →

XC Supercamp for $5 at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

(Vernon, BC) – “There’s plenty of snow up here to ski on,” says Scott Lemon, manager of Sovereign Lake. “This Saturday, for the price of a fancy coffee, we will be offering a cross-country … READ MORE →

2013 Slush Cup Results

 (Craftsbury Common, VT) – This past weekend Craftsbury followed this recipe as we rolled out the last of our 2012-13 Mt. Craftsbury snow pile for some fun sprints and relays – the first (annual?) Slush … READ MORE →

Stormy Kromer Named USASJ Lifestyle Apparel Sponsor

(Park City, UT) — USA Ski Jumping is pleased to announce that Stormy Kromer has been named the Official Lifestyle Apparel Sponsor of the USASJ.
Stormy Kromer is a division of Jacquart Fabric Products located … READ MORE →

Toko Introduces New Environmentally Friendly Care Line

(Heber City, UT) – The Swiss Company, Toko, announced today the US release of Toko Care Line products. Formulated to be resource-saving and environmentally friendly, Toko’s Eco Wash and Eco Proof lead a line-up … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/NNF Director David Knoop – Part 2

– Here is Part 2 of our interview with Dave Knoop, the Director of the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) on Talkin’ with the Gravy Train. Knoop gives an inside look at the history of the … READ MORE →

SIA 2013 Demo at Devils Thumb Videos Part 4 – New Atomic Boa Race Skate Boot

(Tabernash, CO) – Here’s one of our 2014 product vids that was missed during our coverage of the SIA 2013 Demo at Devils Thumb in Tabernash, Colorado where SkiTrax caught up with Atomic’s Isaac … READ MORE →

WADA to Toughen World Anti-Doping Code in 2015

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made significant progress in its mission to enhance global support in the fight against doping in sport during the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings … READ MORE →

FIS Announces Most Successful Industry Brands 2012/13

– The past World Cup season has not only seen some outstanding competitions, but also some industry brands that have once again marked their excellence and underscored the substantial support provided by the industry … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Excellence Series Prepares Sochi 2014 Hopefuls for Success

(Vancouver, BC) – Today, 107 Canadian Olympic hopefuls, 43 coaches and 60 National Sport Federation support staff wrapped up a weekend of intensive preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games as part of … READ MORE →

Gaétan Tardif Elected President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – Excitement and optimism were in the air this afternoon as the Canadian Paralympic Committee earlier elected a new Board of Directors including a President, a Vice President and seven Directors at … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/NNF Director David Knoop – Part 1

– In this edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, famous sports commentator and journalist Peter Graves chats with Dave Knoop, the Director of the National Nordic Foundation (NNF), for an inside look at the history … READ MORE →

J2/J1 Residential Camp at Craftsbury This Summer – June 17-21

  (Craftsbury Common, VT) – Building on the success of our BKL daycamps, we’re excited to offer our first residential Junior Ski Camp for J2 and J1 skiers (born in 1999 and earlier), this June … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Announces New Partnership with Canadian Wintersports

– Fast and Female is very excited to announce our new partnership with Canadian Wintersports (CWS). When CWS owner Peter Rozmovits approached us with the idea of making hot pink F1 Sprint Skate rollerskis … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Slush Cup Nordic Ski Racing – Date Change to May 12

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – The 2013 Slush Cup has been moved to Sunday, May 12 at 1:00pm, due to weather that looks wetter than optimum on Saturday. All race related details remain the same, … READ MORE →

Alaska Eagle Glacier Master Camp Hosted by APU – June 29 to July 3

(Alaska) – This summer APU is hosting a masters on-snow ski camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. Come experience glacier training like APU and US team athletes Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, … READ MORE →

Sargent Report – Kauai in Pictures

– Growing up, the Sargent family vacations were backpacking, skiing, or camping trips, which always involved packed itineraries, cold climates, paddling around another lake, or summiting one more mountain.  I was forever envious of … READ MORE →

Season in Review with FIS XC Race Director Pierre Mignerey

– FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey took a moment to evaluate the past season 2012/13 competitive season. He spoke about Val di Fiemme, TV viewership, the Worldloppet series, his personal season highlights, and … READ MORE →

CPC Announces Recipients of 2013-14 Para-Equipment Fund and Recruitment Program Fund

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce the 2013-14 recipients of the Para-Equipment Fund, supported by Invacare Canada, as well as the Recruitment Program Fund. Both funds are supported … READ MORE →