Archive | July, 2013

10 Questions with Bryan Fish

– Every year, US Ski Team Development Coach Bryan Fish relies on the NNF to support development funding. As a result, Fish is one of the most active participants in the NNF program submitting … READ MORE →

Congratulations to the Newlyweds

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Congratulations to Canadian National Team skiers Graham Nishikawa and Madeline Williams as they tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Whitehorse, Yukon yesterday attended by family and friends… check out these tweets … READ MORE →

Anchorage Training + Weight Room Antics

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Check out the latest training and weight room action from Alaska where the Hoff and Erik Bjornsen are mixing it up with Tyler Kornfield, Lex Treinen and APU juniors… and find out … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Part-time Assistant Coaches for Edmonton Nordic Ski Club

(Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is seeking to hire part-time assistant coaches for the Train to Train (TT) and Learn to Compete (LC) programs (12-19 year olds). The position entails attending … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Crawford, Birkie Ski Foundation, Valjas, Blogs and Twitters, CCC Men’s Team, Olympic Studs and Studettes

– Is the Hole Too Deep for Chandra Crawford to dig her way out and perform respectfully this coming winter, especially in Sochi, at the Olympics? The announcement of her departure from the team … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Jumping Large Hill Championship on Tap for Aug. 4 in Park City

(Park City, Utah) – The title of U.S. Champion is on the line in the upcoming U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) in Park City Sunday, Aug. 4. The event … READ MORE →

Meet a Legend – FIS XC Interview w/Nordic Combined Star Hannu Manninen

– Hannu Manninen is the most successful Nordic Combined athlete of all times. The 35-year-old Finn from Rovaniemi collected a record-breaking number of 48 World Cup victories in 191 World Cup starts, three World … READ MORE →

Norway’s Astrid Jacobsen Joins Team USA Women for Eagle Glacier Training Camp

(Eagle Glacier, AK) – This year makes for the second year in a row that the NAWTA camp has invited a special guest to join us for our Alaska camp. This includes a week … READ MORE →

2014 Arctic Winter Games Coming to Fairbanks – XC Skiing Volunteers Needed

(Fairbanks, AK) – Fairbanks will be hosting the 2014 Arctic Winter Games March 15-22, during the school spring break. As we did last year for Jr. Nationals, NSCF will be recruiting volunteers to help … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Diggins, The Hoff, Babikov, Stephen, Jones

– Check out the latest news from your favourite skiers. Jessie Diggins just wrapped up part one of her Alaska training camp, Noah Hoffman has been training hard and picking blueberries, Ivan Babikov escaped … READ MORE →

Northug’s Olympic Training Plan: Volume in August, High Altitude in Early September

– Petter Northug Jr. follows is following his pre-Olympic plan to a T. The Norwegian ace is going to train in August before departing for another high altitude training camp in early September.

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SkiTrax 2012-2013 North American (NA) Nordic Ski Award Prize Winners

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce the prize winners of the 2013 SkiTrax Annual North American (NA) Nordic Ski Awards and apologize for the delay. Congratulations once again to all award winners and prize … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Sport Institute (Calgary) Membership Program Specialist

– The Canadian Sport Institute is currently seeking a Membership Program Specialist for a full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Sport Services at the Canadian Sport Institute.
Job Title:   Membership Program Specialist
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Park City Nordic Ski Club Historic Video

(Park City, Utah) – Check out this fabulous historic and inspirational Nordic skiing video created by Alan Alborn about the roots of the sport and the Park City Nordic Ski Club (PCNSC) with amazing historical … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Summer Inspections in Full Swing

– Summer is in full swing and so are the summer inspections of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup venues of the 2013/14 season. “On site summer inspections are very important for the preparation for … READ MORE →

Canadian Junior XC Ski Championships – Historical Results

– For history buffs here’s a look at Canadian Junior XC Ski Championship historical results from 1967 to 1996. The records prior to 1988 have been compiled by Jarl Omholt-Jensen a National Ski Team … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Valjas, Brooks, Diggins and Stephens + Tweets from Randall, Kershaw, Crawford, Newell

– Check out the latest from Len Valjas as he gets down in Maui; Holly Brooks is stoked about her new car and the North American Women’s Training Alliance aka NAWTA… is underway in Alaska; … READ MORE →

USA’s Kris Freeman Visits Diabetes Camps to Share His Story and Inspire Kids

– For the past nine years, U.S. XC Ski star Kris Freeman has devoted part of his summer to visiting diabetes camps through the Lilly Camp Care Package program. Freeman remains the USA’s top … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports Center and Libra Foundation Announce Historic Gift to Black Mountain

(Rumford, Maine) – Black Mountain will now be owned by the non-profit volunteer board, which has run the mountain for the past 10 years. With the new ownership structure, strong community support and sustaining … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Talk w/Norway’s Astrid Jacobsen

– Astrid Jacobsen of Norway is the sprint World Champion and triple bronze medalist from Sapporo 2007. The skier from Trondheim has had her share of ups and downs during her career but last … READ MORE →

CVTC Web Blog on Rollerski Maintenance

– Most people do zero maintenance on their roller skis.  This is alright most of the time but there are a few things that should be checked for safety. Binding screws do come loose!  … READ MORE →

Madshus Signs Olympic Hopefuls Caitlin and Brian Gregg

(Seattle, Washington) – Madshus, the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, announces the growth of its athlete team with the addition of 2014 US Olympic hopefuls Caitlin and Brian Gregg. The Greggs, each highly … READ MORE →

Blog & Tweet Roundup w/The Hoff, Kershaw, Strabel and Harvey

– Hats off to APU coach Eric Strabel who won the Seward Mtn Marathon in Alaska; meanwhile Noah Hoffman is back home training in Aspen while Devon Kershaw reports from Canmore and training and the … READ MORE →

Sweden’s Daniel Richardsson Injured in Car Accident

(Sweden) – Swedish National Ski Team member Daniel Richardsson is asking for peace for the family after Sunday’s tragic accident in which a person was killed and Richardsson himself suffered ligament damage in his knee. National … READ MORE →

USSA Partners With Crowdfunder RallyMe.COM

(Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has announced a multi-year alliance with the online fundraising platform RallyMe.com as the Official Crowdfunding Platform for the … READ MORE →

Central Region Elite Juniors Training Camp Video

– Check out this video of the Central Region Elite Juniors Training Camp recently held in Cable, WI courtesy of Bryan Fish, Development Coach of the U.S. Ski Team. As Dave Knoop, the Executive … READ MORE →

Rossignol Group Enters New Development Phase

– Dedicated to the recovery and sustainability of the century-old company since its takeover in November 2008, the shareholders of the Rossignol Group have entered into exclusive discussions with a consortium of investors for … READ MORE →

Blog and Twitter Round Up w/Randall, Brooks, Newell, Stephen, Hoffman, Diggins and Tire Pulling

– Check out the latest Tweets and blog updates from Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks about their new wheels; Andy Newell goes for gold; Liz Stephen’s Mom drops in for a visit; Noah Hoffman … READ MORE →

Bangor Savings Bank Announces $25,000 Matching Grant for Black Mountain

(Rumford, Maine) – Bangor Savings Bank announced on June 11 that they are contributing a $25,000 matching grant to Black Mountain so that the resort can raise essential funds to remain open. That puts us … READ MORE →

Interview with Steve Poulin President & CEO of Swix Sport USA on their American Birkie Sponsorship

(Williamington, MA) – Following the announcement of Swix Sport USA’s two-year commitment as title sponsor to the American Birkebeiner Ski events we caught up with Steve Poulin, President and CEO of Swix Sport USA, … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Raises $17,500 for Nordic Combined Athletes

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – The National Nordic Foundation is proud to announce the completion two successful fundraising events by the Nordic Combined community in Steamboat Springs, CO. Thanks to a little creative formatting, Steamboat’s … READ MORE →

Inaugural ADK 80K Endurance Race to be Held Labor Day Weekend in Lake Placid

(Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA) – Trail runners and off-road cyclists are invited to participate in the inaugural ADK 80K, an eight-of-a-kind endurance racing event to be held in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – … READ MORE →

Registration Open for Hardwood’s Annual Dry Land Training Camp Aug 24-28

(Barrie, ON) – Team Hardwood’s annual dry land training camp – a highlight of the summer for competitive cross country skiers from Ontario and beyond – will take place on August 24-28 at Hardwood … READ MORE →

Swix Signs On As Title Sponsor of American Birkebeiner Ski Events

(Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport USA is proud to announce a two-year commitment as title sponsor to the American Birkebeiner Ski Events beginning in the winter of 2014. “ The American Birkebeiner is this … READ MORE →

New Allegations of Systemic Doping in Russia Spark Concerns about Sochi Olympics

– There is evidence of systemic doping coming out of the Russian Federation, possibly involving complicity by Russian anti-doping authorities reports the UK-based Daily Mail. Athletes are apparently ordered to dope by coaches; protection … READ MORE →

Callaghan Valley Training Centre Team Motivated for Success in 2013/14

(Whistler, BC) – The Callaghan Valley Training Centre (CVTC) has united en masse for the first time of the 2013/14 season in Whistler, BC. The official team announcement and introduction took place on Sunday, … READ MORE →

Canada Games to Honour Senator Larry Smith, Pierre Harvey, Annie Pelletier, Claude Hardy and Peter Lesaux

(Ottawa, ON) – Former Canada Games Council Chairman Senator Larry Smith, athletes Annie Pelletier and Pierre Harvey, as well as Canada Games pioneers Claude Hardy and Peter Lesaux are the 2013 inductees to be … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Diggins, The Hoff, Jones, and Newell

– Check out the latest blog update from Jessie Diggins who wrapped up the Eastern REG camp and struggled with the weather, while Noah Hoffman ate sushi and climbed Mount Timpanogas, Perianne Jones headed … READ MORE →

Kalla Dominates Women’s Swedish Roller Skiing Championships, Johansson Wins Men’s

(Halmstad, Sweden) – Charlotte Kalla (SWE) was superior in yesterday’s roller skiing nationals in Halmstad. Kalla dominated the women’s 16km Mass Start race in the time of 31:51.1. Silver medalist and runner-up Terese Anderson … READ MORE →

How to Commute by Bike to Rollerskiing Practice

(Ottawa, ON) – Check out this cool step by step photo instructional blog courtesy of Megan McTavish and XC Ottawa on how to saddle up your rollerskis on your bike and make it practice … READ MORE →

Stratton Mountain Nordic Summer Camps – August 11-18

– Stratton Mountain offers two Nordic Summer Camps in August. The BKL camp is designed for 10-14 year old skiers. Campers are introduced to roller skiing and core strength, as well as long-term training theories … READ MORE →

The App Gap Challenge Report, Results

– The App Gap challenge, part of the Vermont Co-op race series took place July 3rd in the Green Mountain state. A total of 40 competitors from clubs throughout Central Vermont and New England … READ MORE →

Waxing Expert Ulf Olsson is Back With Justyna Kowalczyk

– Waxing specialist Ulf Olsson will be back with Justyna Kowalczyk’s team for the Olympic season. The Swedish expert is leaving the Norwegian women’s team where he was working closely with Therese Johaug. Olsson prepared Johaug’s … READ MORE →

Interview With Ben Popp – The American Birkie’s New Executive Director

(Hayward, Wisconsin) – Ben Popp is from Wisconsin’s Northwoods where the Cable-to-Hayward American Birkebeiner is run each February. Since June 1, he now finds himself as the new Executive Director (ED) of the American … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Brooks, Stephen, The Hoff, and Kershaw

– Catch up with Holly Brooks, who is celebrating her Fourth of July differently this year. Plus, Liz Stephen looks back on the recent Western REG Camp, Noah Hoffman reveals his secret desire to … READ MORE →

Pedal’s 2013 Tour de France Contest – Over $5,000 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – For all Nordic skiers who are also die-hard cyclists don’t miss Pedal’s annual TdF Contest with over $5,000 in prizes as the final countdown begins. Registration continues to be brisk as … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, Canadian Olympic Committee

– Here are several job postings in the sports sector, including four opportunities with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario in Toronto and two with openings at the Canadian Olympic Committee in Montreal. Read on … READ MORE →

Happy Fourth of July… Happy Birthday USA!

– Happy Fourth of July to all of those who are celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For some fun Fourth of July facts and … READ MORE →

U.S. Women Ski Jumpers Aim to Raise $100,000 Through Crowdfunding

(Park City, Utah) — U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team members aim to raise $100,000 at an annual gala benefit on July 18 in Park City, which will serve as the kick-off to their most … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Talk with TV Expert Ola Fagerheim

– Ola Fagerheim is one of the leading Cross-Country TV experts. With more than 30 years of experience with NRK (Norwegian television), a great many produced competitions and TV productions he is one of … READ MORE →