Archive | August, 2013

Job Opportunity – ViaSport British Columbia Manager of Coaching and Leadership Development

– Working as part of the Sport Team, this energetic sport professional will build the relationships, develop the strategy and implement the programming necessary to build the strongest coaches and sport leaders in our … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup with Kershaw, Diggins and Brooks

– Here’s the latest from US and Canadian skiers on the move… Devon Kershaw wraps up the team’s NZ training camp at the Snow Farm; Jessie Diggins gives us the low down on skiing … READ MORE →

Successful Knee Surgery for World Champion Sarah Hendrickson

(Park City, Utah) – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury … READ MORE →

Interview with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper

– With the start of the Olympic season just around the corner in addition to the upcoming IOC Session in September, it has been a busy summer for FIS President Gian Franco Kasper. FIS … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Leadership Changes – Tiger Shaw New CEO

(Park City, Utah) –The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today announced the appointment of Olympian Tiger Shaw as chief operating officer, effective October 1. Shaw, a native of Stowe, VT and former U.S. … READ MORE →

JP Grand Prix Revisited – Video

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Check out this great David Greer video of the 2013 JP Grand Prix held in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 25th and founded by John Parry. Greer captures the essence of the event … READ MORE →

Wintersteiger Announces 2013 Fall Clinic Dates

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Wintersteiger has announced the upcoming dates for multiple educational training clinics being held in Utah, Vermont and Quebec.
Recreational Tuning October
Given by Wintersteiger’s expert staff, this clinic is designed for … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee Manager, Sport Services in Montreal

(Montreal, QC) – The COC is seeking a Manager, Sport Services for its Montreal office. Reporting to the Director of Team Services, the incumbent will work in concert with other Team Services staff to … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup with Bjornsen, Brooks, Diggins and The Hoff

– Check out the latest from the Hoff at the Snow Farm and how great the pancakes taste down under; Sadie Bjornsen and Holly Brooks give us the lowdow on their training schedule in … READ MORE →

USA’s Lauren Fritz on Kangaroo Hoppet Women’s Podium

(NZ) – Check out this great pic of Alaskan APU skier Lauren Fritz on the podium at the 23rd Annual Kangaroo Hoppet, 42km FR, with winner Marina Chernousov, who was 16th overall and Japan’s … READ MORE →

NNF Video Highlights From NZ Snow Farm and Park City

– We asked the USST members to weigh in on Hobbits, training and what life is like on the Snow Farm – check out the latest from New Zealand. Meanwhile some of the country’s … READ MORE →

Para Blog Roundup w/Arendz, Bourgonje and McKeever

– Check out the latest from Mark Arendz who shares his thoughts on time and training in New Zealand; Colette Bourgonje tells us what she’s been doing this summer while training at home near … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Testing Coordinator at Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

– The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed … READ MORE →

23rd Annual Kangaroo Hoppet – Russians in Charge, USA’s Fritz 2nd

(Falls Creek, Australia) – As the XXII Winter Olympic season gets underway the Russians have once again served notice that they mean business this season as Alexander Legkov lead a Russian sweep in the … READ MORE →

Sports Day in Canada – November 30

– Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, will be held this year on Saturday, November 30 in communities from coast to coast to coast. This national celebration of sport, … READ MORE →

FIS XC’s Meet a Legend – Katerina Neumannova

– Katerina Neumannova is the biggest name in Czech women’s cross-country skiing. She is the winner of 18 individual World Cups, double World Champion (Oberstdorf 2005, Sapporo 2007) and Olympic gold medallist (Turin 2006). An … READ MORE →

Worldloppet & FIS Marathon Cup Season Kicks off with Kangaroo Hoppet Aug. 24

(Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia) – After Tour de France, Swimming and Athletics World Championships, it’s now time for a litte refreshment: The new skiing season of the Worldloppet will be opened by the traditional … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nordic Ski Coach at The Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel

(St. John’s, NL) – The Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel in St. John’s, NL is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Nordic ski coach to join the ski department and oversee the planning coordination … READ MORE →

NZ Snow Farm Interviews w/Newell, Kershaw, Gaiazova, Hamilton and Hoffman

(Snow Farm, NZ) – SkiTrax’s Matt Timmins caught up with top US and Canadian XC skiers Andy Newell, Devon Kershaw, Daria Gaiazova, Simeon Hamilton and Noah Hoffman during their summer training camp at the … READ MORE →

NORDIC FUNd RUN on Sept. 7 – Support Local Athletes

August 21, 2013 (Chelsea, QC) – The NORDIC FUNd RUN is a fundraiser running race at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, QC, to help support our local athletes by giving them the opportunity to move away from … READ MORE →

Pietro Piller-Cotter + Five Alpine Skiers Vie for Spot on IOC Committee

– Five alpine skiers and one cross-country skier announced their intention to run for election to the Athletes Commission of International Olympic Committee. Former Swiss downhill great Didier Cuche headlined the group, which was … READ MORE →

Newell in the Summer – Why He Likes Humidity and More

-“Beach britches, tan, sweat.” These are the three words US Ski Team and SMS T2 member Andy Newell conjured to describe the summer. A well-known Vermont native, Newell has settled into a productive rhythm … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Releases Top-tier Custom Nordic Collection

(Coon Valley, WI) – With over two years of product development in the books, Mt. Borah’s OTW Nordic ski collection is the new edge in custom Nordic apparel for teams, clubs and groups. OTW, … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Outdoor Center – Biathlon and Junior Ski Coach Wanted

(Craftsbury, VT) – The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking for a coach to work with our Junior Nordic skiers, as well as lead our Biathlon program. Ideal candidates will have experience both in coaching … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/The Hoff, Diggins, Brooks + Tweet Appetizers

– Here’s the latest from the US and Canadian teams from their training camp at the Snow Farm in New Zealand courtesy of Noah Hoffman; an update from the BKL and SMS junior summer … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Web Development Intern at Right To Play

– Right To Play has an opening for a Web Development Intern. This individual will assist the Development Officer, Community Partnerships and Manager, Communications with website development and maintenance, online communications and online fundraising at … READ MORE →

Team Hardwood Skills Development Camp + 2013 Junior Devo Camp Vid

(Barrie, ON) – Somewhere behind the athlete you have become are those hours as a little kid when you picked up a pair of skis, fell in love with the sport, and never once … READ MORE →

3rd Annual Spray Drag Running Race – Oct. 12

– Come challenge the Alberta World Cup Academy at the 3rd Annual Spray Drag Running Race on October 12 and staged by Grizzly Mountain Events. All proceeds go to helping support the team for their … READ MORE →

Journey Of Champions – Kikkan Randall

– Check out this great interview with US XC Ski star Kikkan Randall by Steve Mesler, a three- time Olympian and 2010 Olympic gold medalist in four-man bobsled in Team USA’s Journey Of Champions … READ MORE →

Winter Games NZ FIS Report, Results, PHOTOS – Newell and Kowalczyk Score

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – A quality international field featuring Olympic medallists and world champions provided spectacular action today at the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ FIS Australia New Zealand Continental Cup (ANC) Cross-Country Skiing … READ MORE →

FIS Australia/New Zealand Cup Races – McKeever Takes on the Russians

(New Zealand) – Canada’s Brian McKeever had some strong results at the FIS Australia/New Zealand Cup Races at the Snow Farm on Aug. 10-11, the lead-up races to the Winter Games NZ that run … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/The Hoff, Diggins + Brooks, Randall, Gaiazova, Stoermer-Stiera and Hamilton

– Check out the latest from the Hoff at the Snow Farm where the US and Canadian teams are training on snow and lovin’ it plus the famous desert; and Jessie Diggins ventures north … READ MORE →

2013 Toronto Snow Show – New Name and Venue at International Centre

(Toronto, ON) – Canada’s largest ski and snowboard show is coming out of the gate this year with a new name – the Toronto Snow Show – and a new location – the International … READ MORE →

Selecting the Winner

– “What makes ski racing interesting is the fact that it is not always the fittest athlete who wins the gold medal; the winner is the athlete who can make the skis go the … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Announces PROBAR as National Ski Team Sponsor

– Canada’s cross-country ski athletes will fuel up their charge to the podium with PROBAR, thanks to a new deal struck on Thursday with the whole food company and Cross Country Canada.
A hunger-destroying bar … READ MORE →

IAAF Pushes to Re-introduce 4-year Bans for Doping

– The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has just voted to re-introduce four-year bans for serious drug violations and will be pushing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to do the same to strengthen the … READ MORE →

Tribute to Bonni Curran

(Ketchum, Idaho) – Bonni Curran passed away Tuesday August 6th as the result of a tragic bike accident in Ketchum, Idaho. Bonni and her husband Peter have been key supporters of the NNF since it was reorganized … READ MORE →

2013 JP Grand Prix Revealed – Raced by Bride and Groom

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – Check out this great behind-the-scenes CBC Only In Canada video of the 2013 JP Grand Prix held in Whitehorse, Yukon founded by John Parry. The second annual race took place on … READ MORE →

Canmore Ski Fest 24-Hour Cross-country Ski Competition April 5-6

(Canmore, AB) – If you plan for  a more adventurous way to strap on your cross-country skis this winter, the Canmore Ski Fest 2014 should appeal to the sport’s more hard-core participants.
To be hosted … READ MORE →

Topidrettesveka Day 1: Bjoergen and Roenning Win Mass Start

– Topidrettesveka 2013 started with ladies’ and men’s 15 km mass start classic on Thursday, 8th August. Norwegian athletes Marit Bjoergen and Eldar Roenning were the fastest before the home crowd of Aure.

Ladies’ competition was … READ MORE →

Support Kris Freeman’s Fundraiser – Ride Aroostook

— I’m participating in the a fundraiser called “Ride Aroostook” this Saturday and Sunday to beneift a diabetes summer camp for children called Camp Adventure. The fundraiser involoves bike riding 150 miles over two … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Marketing and Team Coordinator for Madshus Nordic/K2 Inline Skate

(Seattle Washington) – The Marketing and Team Coordinator assists with the implementation of all marketing, creative and promotional programs to maximize brand exposure and sales for Madshus Nordic and K2 Inline skate divisions.
The Marketing … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/The Hoff, Diggins, Stephens, Valjas, Cockney and Kersh

– Check out the latest from the Hoff as he and Erik Bjornsen exited Alaska via a pool hall; Jessie Diggins fills us in on the crew’s trip to Holly Brook’s (and hubby Rob’s) … READ MORE →

MuscleMLK and Cytomax to Fuel CVTC into 2014

– MuscleMLK and Cytomax have engaged with the Callaghan Valley Training Centre (CVTC) to provide protein and energy products.  Nutritional products are key to effective athlete training and recovery and CVTC athletes are proud … READ MORE →

Seven USA Ski Jumpers Bound for Training Camp in Europe Today

(Park City, UT) — Seven members of the USASJ Devo ski jumping team will depart for a two-week training camp and competitions starting today, staging out of Salt Lake City, UT.
Qualifying for the trip … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Stephen, Diggins, Widmer + Tweets by Randall, Fabjan, Blink Festival

– In this Blog Roundup we hear from Liz Stephen about some much needed R and R after an amazing week on the Eagle Glacier; Jessie Diggins recaps the who, what, where, when and why … READ MORE →

Large Hill US Ski Jumping Championships – Fairall Wins 1st Title, Hendrickson Tops Women Jumpers

(Park City, UT) – Today was a day for the record books in ski jumping as a trio of ski jumpers from New Hampshire swept the podium at the Large Hill US Ski Jumping … READ MORE →

FIS XC Meet a Legend – Canada’s Beckie Scott

– Canada’s Beckie Scott became the first Canadian and indeed first North American to win an Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City (USA). She … READ MORE →

Finland’s Nordic Brand One Way Launches NEW Logo

(Helsinki, Finland) – Finland’s popular Nordic brand, One Way Oy, has launched a new logo which according to the company is a more modern version adding a bit of motion to their old logo…We … READ MORE →

USA’s Chris Grover on His Appointment as New Sub-Committee Chairman

– Following the FIS Council meeting on 10th June 10, 2013 in Cavtat-Dubrovnik (CRO), the Council appointed Chris Grover as the new Chairman of the Cross-Country Sub-Committee for World and Continental Cups. In today’s … READ MORE →