Archive | September, 2013

Sochi 2014 Olympic Flame is Lit in Ancient Olympia

(Greece) – On 29 September 2013 the Olympic Flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The professional ice hockey winger & ambassador for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, member … READ MORE →

Larch Hills Hosts Largest Teck Regional Camp in BC

– The Larch Hills Nordic Ski Club is taking over the sport of cross- country skiing in BC. Despite the relatively warm climes of the interior, the Larch Hills cross country ski club has seen … READ MORE →

Lahti 2017 Gets Underway in Honour of Finland’s 100th Anniversary

– The first step for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN) has been made with the first Coordination Group meeting, which took place there on 19th and 20th September 2013.
The Lahti … READ MORE →

2014-15 Assistance Program Selection Criteria for Able-bodied & Para-Nordic Athletes

The aim of these documents is to describe the criteria that will be used by Cross Country Canada for nominating Able-bodied athletes and Para-Nordic athletes for Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) for the 2014-15 … READ MORE →

Cologna and Johaug Strut Their Stuff

– While it’s very early in the season any time that Therese Johaug (NOR) or Dario Cologna (SUI) are on the start line you can be sure they’re on the short list of top … READ MORE →

National Para-Nordic Development Training Camp Dec. 5-7

– The National Para-Nordic Development Training Camp this Dec. 5-7 is a development camp opportunity for Para-Nordic athletes aspiring to compete at the Canada Winter Games and be mentored by coaches across the country and … READ MORE →

Twitter Roundup w/Gaiazova, Crawford, Randall, Bjornsen, Harvey, Newell & Brooks

– Check out the latest Tweets from Dasha Gaiazova, Chandra Crawford, Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen, Alex Harvey, Andy Newell and Holly Brooks as the seasons begin to change… and the smell of snow is in the … READ MORE →

Whistler Olympic Park Flooded With Skiers at Teck Regional Camp

(Whistler, BC) – Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club partnered with other coast region clubs to host a popular Teck Regional Fall Camp from September 13-15 in Whistler, BC. The camp was attended by 55 … READ MORE →

First SNOW at Sun Valley and Deer Valley Resorts

– First snowfalls have been announced by Sun Valley, Idaho, founded in 1936 as America’s first ski resort, where fives inches fell and heavy snow was expected through tonight, along with Deer Valley in … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup w/Hoffman, Jones, Stephens and Diggins

– Check out the latest from Noah Hoffman at the Stelvio Glacier on the Swiss/Italian border; Perianne Jones who’s been on the go, go, go, from NZ to Whitehorse, to Almonte; Liz Stephen who … READ MORE →

Team Gregg to Host NNF Benefit Clinic – Sept. 28

(Minnepolis, MN) – Brian and Caitlin Gregg, renown Nordic skiers and 2014 Sochi Olympic hopefuls, announced today an event planned for this weekend in support of the National Nordic Foundation, cross country skiing’s grassroots … READ MORE →

Update on New Rollerski Track at the Pierre-Harvey National Training Centre in Mont-Sainte Anne

(Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – Here’s the latest news from the Pierre-Harvey National Training Centre at Mont-Sainte-Anne, where they’re completing of the roller ski track. The paving is in progress and here are some photos taken … READ MORE →

2014 Nordic Exhibit at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

(Stowe, Vermont) – The year-long Nordic Exhibit, that opens November 2 at the Vermont Ski And Snowboard Museum, will coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympics and will chronicle the development of Nordic skiing in … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Announces Ground Breaking for New Activity Center

(Craftsbury, Vermont) – The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has broken ground on a new activity lodge and fitness center, which is scheduled to open in May 2014. The net-zero facility will replace the existing … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Launches New Semi-Custom Nordic Suit Design Center

(Coon Valley, WI) – Mt. Borah is excited to announce the release of its new Nordic Semi-Custom Design Center.  Featuring entirely new race suit concepts, and the ability to add text and logos … READ MORE →

SkiFast Ergometer Awarded US and Norwegian Patent

– SkiFast Ergometer has been awarded a US patent for its revolutionary Single-pole and Double-pole mechanism. Grayson Bourne owner of SkiFast Ergometers commented, “It is a great boost for us to be awarded this … READ MORE →

Profiles in Drive – Katherine Ogden

– It’s very easy to kick back and watch the Drive for 25 happen passively, to cut and paste the NNF’s call to action on a Facebook page, to let it all unfold presuming … READ MORE →

Send-Off to Sochi 2014 Video Contest – Sept. 3-Feb. 3

– Wish our Canadian cross country ski athletes good luck for the upcoming Sochi Winter Games by entering our “Send-off to Sochi 2014” Video Contest! You could win one of two fantastic prize packages … READ MORE →

Interview w/Noah “The Hoff” Hoffman by Sustainable Play

– Check out Brad Rassler’s comments and interview with Noah “The Hoff” Hoffman, the US XC Ski Team’s youngest full-time World Cup member from Aspen, Colorado. Hoffman’s been making a steady progression through the ranks with … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Champ Camp Oct. 6 in Park City

– Check out the Fast and Female Champ Camp on Oct. 6 at the Centre of Excellence in Park City, Utah from 1-5pm with Olympians Kikkan Randall and Liz Stephen. Calling all girls ages … READ MORE →

Camrose Dryland Training Camp Sept 27-29 – Final Registration is Sept. 25

(Camrose, AB) – Inter-Provincial Inter-Club Fall Dryland Training Camp for cross-country skiing, cross-country running and biathlon hosted by the Camrose Nordic Ski Club / Augustana Vikings (University of Alberta) from Friday to Sunday, September 27-29. … READ MORE →

Matt Whitcomb and His Magnificent Seven

– Check out this great interview by Sustainable Play with US Women’s XC Ski Team Head Coach, Matt Whitcomb, who has been at the helm for eight seasons and built an amazing program that … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Talk – Canada’s Lenny Valjas

– FIS Cross-Country News caught up with Canada’s rising star Lenny Valjas talking about recover from a knee surgery, plans for the upcoming winter and windsurfing in Hawaii.
You just recently had knee surgery. Was … READ MORE →

Strathcona Nordics Host Teck Regional Camp Report

September 19, 2013 (Courtenay, BC) – Strathcona Nordics hosted a successful Teck Regional Camp at Miracle Beach Campground, just outside of Courtenay, BC from the 13th to 15th of September 2013.  The camp, which is … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Marathon 2014 – Earlybird Registration Sept. 20

September 19, 2013 – Join the Early (Snow) Birds and save money! Register before Friday September 20th and take advantage of the special low earlybird entry fees for the 2014 CSM. Online registration here.
The Canadian … READ MORE →

Tour of the Pipeline

– We kicked off the summer with REG camp at Stratton (SMS), reuniting with all of our New England friends. This was our first of many camps for the summer. We survived the infamous … READ MORE →

FIS Development Programme Nordic Summer Training Camp

– As part of the FIS Development Programme, the FIS Nordic summer training camp recently concluded in Val di Fiemme, Italy. The camp started on September 9th and ran until September 14th.
Participants from 45 … READ MORE →

The Annual Drive for 25 Officially Launches for 2014 Season

– Today begins the largest grassroots funding effort for Nordic Skiing, the annual Drive for 25. What, years ago, began as a simple call from USST coaches to donate a $25, now represents a … READ MORE →

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

– Five individuals, whose contributions to Vermont skiing and snowboarding put Manchester and Stratton region on the snow sports map, will be inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum (VSSM) Hall of Fame … READ MORE →

Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race Video w/Gus Kaeding

(Wilmington, NY) – Check out this great Climb to the Castle video by SMST Coach Gus Kaeding, aka SkiTrax correspondent, who delivers the inside scoop from skier breakfast- prep to post-race interviews, with quips … READ MORE →

Last Chance for “Ski to School” Scholarship Applications

– Attention all CCC Race license holders enrolled in post-secondary education! This “Ski to School” Scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. The scholarship … READ MORE →

7th Annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race Full Results – Stephen and Burke Win

(Wilmington, NY) – Liz Stephen and Tim Burke are the winners of the 7th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race. The course started at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Talk – FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey

September 14, 2013 – With two and half months left until the kick off of the World Cup season FIS Cross-Country News talked to the FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey.
Pierre, did you think a … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup with Beatty, Hoffman, Stephen, Williams, Diggins and Gaiazova

– Check out the latest from Canadian junior skier Dahria Beatty in Montana; the Hoff from Putney, Vermont spending time with Gunnar Caldwell; Liz Stephen on the Lake Placid Camp week #1; Canada’s Zeke … READ MORE →

Swedish Cross-Country Teams Train in Ramsau and Toblach

– On Monday, September 9, the Swedish Cross-Country team continued with another joint training camp in middle Europe. “There are heavy and very important training months ahead of us,” said Swedish head coach Rikard … READ MORE →

The Snowball Olympic Journey Fundraiser for Lenny Valjas – Nov. 2

(Toronto, ON) – As excitement builds around the Olympics, only 150 days or so away, please join us for the The “Snow Ball”, a fundraiser for Lenny Valjas to help him pursue excellence for his country. The … READ MORE →

Oslo Says YES to the Olympic Winter Games 2022 Bid

(Oslo, Norway) – Oslo’s population said yes to proceed with the application process for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 bid. “It’s a huge relief. Thank you to everyone who have made the dream live … READ MORE →

Trail to Sochi Luncheon for Phil and Heidi Widmer – Sept. 23

(Banff, AB) – Support Banff siblings Phil and Heidi Widmer on the trail to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Ticino Swiss Italian Restaurant in Banff, Alberta. $100/seat. Special … READ MORE →

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Seeks Athletic Therapist and Lead, Sport Physiotherapist

– The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSI Ontario) is committed to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through expert leadership, services and programs.
Athletic Therapist
The position of Athletic Therapist is … READ MORE →

125th OC Session Review – Tokyo Wins 2020 Bid and Thomas Bach is New President

(Buenos Aries, Argentina) – It was a big week for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with three major decisions at last finalized when the IOC Session met in Buenos Aries, Argentina. When the dust … READ MORE →

5th Edition of Iconic Red Mitten Initiative Launched for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

(Montreal, QC) – With 150 days remaining until the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Hudson’s Bay officially launched the 5th edition of its Red Mitten, the nation’s most iconic symbol of Canadian Olympic pride … READ MORE →

CVTC Video Update from Whistler

(Whistler, BC) – Check out the latest from the Callaghan Valley Training Centre (CVTC) athletes with this brief recap of life in Whistler with sessions at mountain biking, roller skiing, wax room, weight room etc.

BP Sponsors Alaska Olympic Nordic Skiers Kikkan Randall, Athlete Ambassador and Holly Brooks

(Anchorage, Alaska) – BP announced today its sponsorship of Alaska Olympic Nordic skiers Kikkan Randall, Athlete Ambassador and Holly Brooks, Team BP Athlete, as they prepare for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.
BP Ambassador Kikkan … READ MORE →

Sport New Brunswick Career Opportunity for Translator

(Fredericton, NB) – Sport NB is seeking a translator. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with Sport NB and its members to translate documents and other items from English to French. The … READ MORE →

Swix Ski Classics Calendar 2014 Released

– The Swix Ski Classics series will in 2014 consist of the six most prestigious ski races across Europe. The fourth season of the long distance ski championship Swix Ski Classics will start the … READ MORE →

2013 Rollerski World Championship Titles Won by Eugenio Bianchi and Ksenia Konohova

(Bad Peterstal, GER) – Russia’s Ksenia Konohova and Italy’s Eugenio Bianchi claimed the 2013 Rollerski World Championship titles in Bad Peterstal (GER). Konohova dominated women’s 15km Free race with a clear margin of +10.9 … READ MORE →

Alessio Berlanda and Maria Magnusson Take FIS Rollerski Sprint Titles

(Bad Peterstal, Germany) – Italy’s Alessio Berlanda and Maria Magnusson of Sweden powered to gold medals and the FIS Rollerski World Champion 2013 titles in the 250m Sprint Free in Bad Peterstal, Germany.

More than … READ MORE →

Race w/America’s Best at the Craftsbury Oktoberfest Biathlon Oct. 5-6

– Ever played at Fenway? Lined up across from Peyton Manning? Fed Lionel Messi a perfect cross? Playing with heroes of sport is generally closed to most of us mortals – but not for … READ MORE →

Blog Roundup with Stephen, Diggins, Babikov and the Hoff

– Check out the latest from fleet-footed Liz Stephen who’s on a roll breaking running records left and right; Jessie Diggins talks about the real meaning of Road to Sochi; Ivan Babikov shares his … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Kershaw, Jobs, Stephen vs Johaug, IAAF, Climb to the Castle

– Isn’t This Interesting – Quote from Devon Kershaw’s web page… “I am happy to report that I’ve been feeling pretty good in training this summer. I’m in a better place mentally and it’s … READ MORE →