Archive | June, 2013

Blog Roundup w/Brooks, Diggins, Nygren, and the Callaghan Valley Training Centre Team

– Check out the latest from Holly Brooks and crew on Eagle Glacier, Jessie Diggins on her first EASTERN REG camp, CXC’s Karl Nygren who’s been dialing in some quality L3 intervals and the Callaghan Valley Training … READ MORE →

CCC Launches New Jackrabbit Poster for 2013-14 Season

– It is already time to start preparing for another great season – fall start up is here! CCC has developed a Jackrabbit Poster as a new format for the Jackrabbit skiers to record … READ MORE →

Team Coop Appoints New Assistant Team Director

– The world’s leading long distance cross country ski team, Team Coop, promotes Katja Boner to assistant Team Director. Team Coop consists of 9 athletes from 5 different countries, and competes in the long … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2012-2013 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – Final Countdown

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown is now on for the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards honouring top skiers from across Canada and the USA for the 2012-2013 season as determined … READ MORE →

SMS Nordic Eastern REG Camp Updates

(Stratton, VT) – Check out the latest from the SMS Nordic Eastern REG Camp underway in Stratton, VT. After an easier afternoon yesterday (skate technique or strength), our intensity continued this morning with some … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Athlete Development Coordinator at Cross Country BC

(British Columbia) – Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia, is currently seeking to fill a full-time Athlete Development Coordinator position.
General Responsibilities. This position is responsible for … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Talk w/Liz Stephen

– Liz Stephen of the US Ski team had a historic year in 2012/13, placing 5th in the 10k freestyle at the 2013 World Ski Championships (a best-ever finish for a US female), winning … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes 2012 Annual Report

– WADA has completed its 2012 Annual Report and published it on WADA’s Web site. It is available in a dynamic e-format and in PDF format for printing. In line with many large corporations … READ MORE →

Women in Sport – Leadership, Coach-athlete Relationships, Motivation, Knee Injuries

– The London 2012 Olympic Games marked the first time in history that all countries participating in the Games had women athletes on their teams. As the number of women in sport continues to … READ MORE →

Roller Skiing World Cup Season is Underway

– On June 21, FIS Roller Skiing specialists started their fight for the season title as the FIS Roller Skiing World Cup 2013 began. The competitions got underway in Oroslavje, Croatia with free technique … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2012-2013 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards Update

(Toronto, ON) – There’s still time to vote for who you think are the most deserving athletes for the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards honouring top skiers from across Canada and … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Birkie Ski Foundation, Telemark Lodge, CCC Board of Directors…

– The Birkie Ski Foundation and Telemark Lodge (closes again) – Am I the only one who sees what should happen here, especially as the Birkie’s race calendar continues to fill out with more … READ MORE →

TV Coverage of FIS Events Increases in 2012/13 Season

– The television coverage report from the 2012/13 season provided by data provider Repucom summarises the detailed viewing figures from the FIS World Cup series. It features highlights such as the overall total broadcasting … READ MORE →

WSI Clothing Brand Joins USASJ Family Of Sponsors

(Park City, UT) – USA Ski Jumping national team athletes will be sporting a distinctive look and one that will help them train in comfort and style, thanks to a new partnership announced today … READ MORE →

New Rundle Sport Inc. Innovates with RUNDLESKI Suspension Equipped Rollerski

(Canmore, AB) – Rundle Sport Inc. is a new company based in Canmore, AB, that has introduced an innovative new rollerski to the market, RUNDLESKI™. The three co-owners, Hugues Wanlin, Alain Parent, and Andrew … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Canadian Olympic Foundation – Manager, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Partnerships

(Toronto, ON) Be a part of Canada’s #1 charity devoted to our Olympic Athletes and high performance sport. The Canadian Olympic Foundation is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports Center to Close Black Mountain Ski Resort

(Rumford, Maine) – The Maine Winter Sports Center, which has owned and operated Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine since 2003, has announced its intention to close the alpine mountain, effective immediately.
“The timing is unfortunate … READ MORE →

Adidas Canada and Canadian Olympic Team Announce Partnership and New High Performance Collection

(Toronto, ON) – Today, adidas Canada and the Canadian Olympic Team announced a four-year partnership agreement making adidas the Official High Performance Apparel and Footwear Supplier for the Canadian Olympic Team. In the fall … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/ Diggins, The Hoff, Stephen and SMSXC + Bjornsen & Gaiazova

– Check out the latest news from US skiers in training for the upcoming Olympic season. Jessie Diggins has bid adieu to her adventures in Park City and is headed to Stratton, VT; Noah … READ MORE →

Four US Ski Jumpers Begin Training in Europe

(Park City, UT) – In a sure sign of the coming 2014 Olympic Winter Games season, members of the US National ski jumping team have arrived in Europe to begin their first international preparation … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Extends Thoughts to all Families Affected by Alberta Floods

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada would like to extend its thoughts to all families affected by the devastating floods in southern Alberta. As many of the national body’s athletes and staff call Canmore, … READ MORE →

COC Plots Strategy for Sochi 2014 Games

(Sochi, Russia) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) team is currently in Sochi, Russia inspecting the 2014 Winter Olympic sites. For all teams no detail is too small in pursuit of a gold medal. … READ MORE →

CCC Announces 2013 Board of Directors

(Canmore, AB) – The affairs of CCC are governed by an elected Board of Directors, composed of the President, six (6) Directors at Large, a DCC appointed Director and an Athlete Director. As of … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/Chandra Crawford Part 2

(Canmore, AB) – Talkin’ with the Gravy Train is pleased to present Part 2 of our interview with Canadian cross-country skiing star Chandra Crawford from Canmore, AB, of Olympic fame who is training on her own … READ MORE →

SkiTrax 2012-2013 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards – VOTE

(Toronto, ON) – Welcome once again to the SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards honouring top skiers from across Canada and the USA for the 2012-2013 season determined by votes from readers … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

– Be a part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter … READ MORE →

Talkin’ with the Gravy Train – Interview w/Chandra Crawford Part 1

(Canmore, AB) – This week on Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, we bring you Part 1 of an interview with Canadian cross-country skier, 2006 Olympic sprint gold medalist, and Fast and Female founder Chandra … READ MORE →

Former Finnish XC Team Coach Names Dopers, Denies Own Involvement

– During the perjury trial of Finnish former competitive cross-country skiers Janne Immonen, Harri Kirvesniemi, and Jari Isometsä on Tuesday, former head coach of the Finnish National Ski Team, Kari-Pekka Kyrö, testified that he … READ MORE →

Peter Judge to Guide Own the Podium’s Winter Sport Program Beyond 2014

(Calgary, AB) – One of Canada’s most accomplished and respected sport leaders, Peter Judge, has been named the new director of winter sport for Own the Podium, the world-leading organization designed to help Canadian … READ MORE →

Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup News 2013/14 – Annual General Meeting (AGM), Race Calendars and More

– This issue of the Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup Newsletter includes lots of important information, including a historical decision to open the series to smaller races as “associated” races. Plus, there are details … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Pics from Park City

(Park City, UT) – For once, I’m going to let the pictures do the talking! Here’s what we’ve been up to in Park City the past few days full of hiking, biking, swimming, pasta… … READ MORE →

Training Tips – Know Where You’re Starting From

– Over the past month, skiers and biathletes around the world have been getting back to training. For many of those at the upper levels, this means a round of testing. It might be … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – NSCF-FXC Assistant Coach

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is searching for an assistant coach to work as part of a team of professional and volunteer coaches in … READ MORE →

Haig Glacier Dates Still Available for Booking

(Calgary, AB) – Haig Glacier dates still available! Due to a recent cancellation we have the week of July 2-8 now open. If you or your club would be interested in attending for all … READ MORE →

NNF Aligns With USSA Certification for Funding of Coaches

(Park City, Utah) – Underscoring the importance of professional development and coaching education, the National Nordic Fund announced new requirements for coaches seeking funding for supported travel, competitive trips and summer camp efforts.
Beginning in … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Stephen, The Hoff and Kershaw

– Check out the latest news from US and Canadian National Team skiers in training for the upcoming Olympic season. Liz Stephen reports from Norway, Noah The Hoff Hoffman is in Park City at the … READ MORE →

Summer Trail Work Weekends on the Catamount Trail

– We have two trail work weekends this summer that still need some eager volunteers. Coming from out of town? No problem!  We have several willing members to host volunteers for Saturday night. We will … READ MORE →

Sami Jauhojärvi Signs with Snowproof Racing

– The Austrian based Snowproof Racing presents the team’s line up for the upcoming season. A mix between experienced and well known skiers as well as some younger athletes should help the team to … READ MORE →

Blake Hughes Named As Assistant Coach with USA Ski Jumping

(Park City, Utah) – USASJ Athletic Director Alan Johnson announced today that former US Ski Team ski jumper Blake Hughes will fill an assistant coaching role with USA Ski Jumping. Hughes will assist USASJ … READ MORE →

New Insights, Ideas and Changes in Elite XC Ski Racing

– Check out these great videos offering new thinking, insights, ideas and changes that are taking place in Elite xc ski racing and training courtesy of the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre. Learn more … READ MORE →

Fast & Female News and Events – Sochi, Bellas, Bikes & BBQ, Fundraising & Ambassador of the Month

– Check out the latest from Fast & Female as founder Chandra Crawford trains solo for Sochi, the Bellas, Bikes & BBQ is this weekend, pink rollerskis YES,  Fundraising, Upcoming Events and guess who’s … READ MORE →

CCC Announces Exciting Staff Changes at the National Office

– Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce that Martine Zilligen is now filling the previously vacant position of marketing coordinator. Martine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Kinesiology and … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Skiing Updates, Rule Changes and Improvements to Race Finishes

(Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia) – Meetings of eight different Cross-Country Committees addressed some important topics mainly concerning the World Cup calendar and rules. After extensive discussions and debate, various proposals were presented and confirmed by the … READ MORE →

Brooks Blog – The “U” in APU

– APU Nordic Ski Center tends to be in the headlines quite a bit… maybe it’s Fasterskier reporting on one of the three USST Women that ski for APU (Kikkan, Sadie and myself) or … READ MORE →

FIS 2013/14 Cross-Country World Cup Calendar Confirmed

(Dubrovnik, Croatia) – At a meeting on Monday, June 10, in Dubrovnik, the FIS Council confirmed the calendar for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann for the 2013/14 season. The coming winter … READ MORE →

Birkie Hosts 16 Worldloppet Nations in Wisconsin – June 13-16

(Hayward, WI) – On June 13-16, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation will host delegates from all 16 nations of the Worldloppet Ski Federation at the Worldloppet Annual General Meeting in Hayward/Cable, Wisconsin. The American … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Psyched About Some Things

(Park City, Utah) – When making plans for the summer, I hadn’t exactly planned on taking any online classes. I mean, I took a General Psychology class last summer and liked it, except for … READ MORE →

CCC Welcomes Michael Vieira as New Manager of Coaching Development

(Canmore, Alta.) – It is with great pleasure and high hopes that Cross Country Canada (CCC) announces the hiring of Michael Vieira as CCC’s Manager of Coaching Development (MCD).
The MCD position is aimed at … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club Seeks Head Coach

(Muskoka, ON) – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club is located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield.  The Club is located within Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski Centre a … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Canadian Olympic Committee Seeks Community Editors

(Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest … READ MORE →