Archive | November, 2013

USSA SuperTour West Yellowstone 5/10km FR – Caitlin Gregg Again, Stroem Wins Men’s Race

(West Yellowstone, MO) – Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) delivered another decisive victory in the women’s 10km FR race on day two of the USSA SuperTour in West Yellowstone on Saturday. Gregg was a comfortable … READ MORE →

Interviews and Comments from Kuusamo w/Bjornsen, Babikov, Brooks, Harvey and Randall

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Following today’s races at round 2 of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, Finland we caught up American Sadie Bjornsen who had another top 10 result placing a career-best 7th in the women’s … READ MORE →

Canada’s Chandra Crawford Claims 3rd in FR Sprint in Idre, Sweden

(Idre, Sweden) – It didn’t take Canada’s Chandra Crawford too long to ramp up her speed and claim her first podium of the season today in the women’s 1km FR Sprint in Idre, Sweden. … READ MORE →

USA’s Tim Burke Podiums in Men’s 10km Sprint at IBU World Cup in Ostersund

(Ostersund, Sweden) – The US Biathnlon team’s Tim Burke landed on the podium in third today’s 10km sprint in Ostersund with clean shooting at 31.3 seconds behind winner Martin Fourcade (FRA) who made it … READ MORE →

Lukas Bauer Takes Men’s 10km CL in Kuusamo – Canada’s Babikov 21st

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Canada’s Ivan Babikov lead the North American charge on day 2 of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo placing 21st in the men’s 10km CL individual start as Lukas Bauer (CZE) showed … READ MORE →

Dynamite Day for USA’s Bjornsen Claiming 7th in Women’s 5km CL in Kuusamo – Kowalczyk Scores Again

(Kuusamo, Finland) – American Sadie Bjornsen had another dynamite day claiming a career-best 7th place in the women’s 5km CL individual start at round 2 of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo as Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) … READ MORE →

Caitlin Gregg and Emil Johansson Top FR Sprint Fields at USSA SuperTour in West Yellowstone

(West Yellowstone, MO) – Top women’s qualifier Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) was unstoppable logging the fastest time in the qualifications and dusting the fields in her heats to take the victory in the … READ MORE →

Interview with Kikkan Randall in Kuusamo on her Historic Classic Podium

(Kuusamo, Finland) – SkiTrax caught up with Kikkan Randall following her first Classic Sprint podium today in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint final in Kuusamo at round #1 of the at the FIS World … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Claims 16th at IBU World Cup Sprint in Ostersund – Imrie 22nd as Flatland Wins

(Ostersund, Sweden) – Team USA’s Susan Dunklee from Barton, VT, was the top North American placing 16th with one penalty in standing in the women’s 7.5km sprint today at round #1 of the IBU … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall Scores First CL Sprint Podium – Sargent 16th, Newell 24th, Canada Shut Out

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Kikkan Randall has upped the ante adding her first Classic Sprint podium to her string of historic firsts as she delivered a silver medal performance today in the women’s 1.4km CL … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen Dazzles with 3rd in FIS World Cup CL Sprint Qualifications – Randall, Sargent, Newell also Advance

(Kuusamo, Finland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen delivered a dazzling run placing 3rd in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint qualifications at the opening round of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, Finland, the traditional Nordic … READ MORE →

Canada’s Le Guellec Charges to Fourth at IBU World Cup in Sweden – Smith 16th, Bailey 19th

(Oestersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Jean Philippe Le Guellec kicked off the Olympic biathlon year with a bang finishing a shade off the podium in 4th in the men’s 20-kilometre individual competition at the World … READ MORE →

Soukalouva Takes Women’s 15km Individual IBU World Cup in Sweden – Canada’s Crawford 48th

(Ostersund, Sweden) – Gabriela Soukalouva, of the Czech Republic, took the women’s 15km individual victory earlier today in Ostersund, Sweden, as the race was rescheduled from yesterday due to dangerous winds and wintery conditions. … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2013-14 – Deadline Extended to 12 Midnight

(Toronto, ON) – There’s been a flurry of new Fantasy Contest registrations as the final deadline approaches and we’re pleased to extend the deadline until 12 midnight EST on Thurs, Nov. 28 to allow … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Ramps Up Project Podium Fundraising Program

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada is launching the trail to Sochi by giving Nordic fans the opportunity to ski with its athletes to the international podium, thanks to an enhanced Project Podium fundraising … READ MORE →

Nominate Your Favourite Canadian Sport Events – 2014 CSTA PRESTIGE Awards

(Ottawa, ON) – CSTA’s 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) nomination period will be Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 until Friday, January 24st, 2014. The PRESTIGE Awards celebrate the … READ MORE →

Perianne Jones Delays Season Due to Health Issues – Targets Asiago WCup

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax recently caught up with Canadian National Team skier Perianne Jones who has been seen around Canmore to find out more about the details of her 2013-14 plans. Jones did not … READ MORE →

2013-14 FIS WCup XC #1 Kuusamo Ruka Triple Preview – Nov. 29-Dec. 1

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Already for the fourth time, a stage competition entitled ‘Ruka Triple’ will take place in Kuusamo as part of the traditional Nordic Opening where Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Cross-Country Skiing … READ MORE →

NENSA News – NE Jr National Coaching Staff Invites Intern Applications, Annual Fall Auction Fundraiser Opens Nov. 29

– New England Coaches, it’s that time of year when rollerskis get packed into their garaged hibernation, and reflective vests get switched out for Gore-Tex. As coaches we stop worrying about road safety and … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2013-14 – Final Countdown to Register

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown begins for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest as only a few days remain before the 2013/14 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season begins in Kuusamo, Finland. … READ MORE →

Interview with Canada’s Chandra Crawford in Sweden

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Chandra Crawford in Sweden after she kicked off her competitive season in Bruksvallarna this past weekend. She placed 55th in the women’s 5km CL and 19th in … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined World Cup 2013-14 Season Preview and Teaser Video

– The wait is almost over! The season 2013/14 is about to explode into action and we can almost see the hustle and bustle of officials, service people, physiotherapists, journalists, coaches and athletes again … READ MORE →

Former Olympian Alain Masson to be Inducted to Yukon Sport Hall of Fame

(Whitehorse, YK) – Alain Masson, 52, will be inducted into the Yukon Sport Hall of Fame at the Sport Yukon Awards Night on Thursday, November 28, at 6:30pm at the Westmark Hotel in Whitehorse. … READ MORE →

Inside the Fence in Davos with the Canadian Men’s XC Ski Team

(Davos, Switzerland) – Recently FIS Cross-Country caught up with the Canadian Men’s XC Ski team while they were preparing for the start of the 2013-14 World Cup season in Davos, Switzerland. Big thanks to … READ MORE →

CAAWS November News – Leadership Conference, Newcomer On the Move Project, WISE Fund, Nominations for Most Influential Women List

– Here is the latest news and information about upcoming events and awards from the offices of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
1. CAAWS at a … READ MORE →

Interviews with Randall, Hoffman, Newell, Diggins, and Grover in Beitostølen

(Beitostølen, Norway) – Team USA made their 2013/14 race season debut in Beitostølen, Norway this weekend and came away with their first victory courtesy of Kikkan Randall in the women’s skate Sprint. Adding to … READ MORE →

Six Cities Bid to Host 2022 Olympic Winter Games

– By the deadline of midnight on November 14, 2013, six cities applied to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Listed in alphabetical order the cities are: Almaty (KAZ), Beijing (CHN), Krakow (POL), Lviv … READ MORE →

Czech Republic Takes IBU Mixed Relay Opener in Sweden – Canada 11th, USA 12th

(Ostersund, SWE) – The Czech Republic (Vitkova/Soukalova/Vitek/Moravec) took home the mixed relay season-opener victory in windy conditions in Ostersund, Sweden on Sunday. Norway (Vitkova/Soukalova/Vitek/Moravec) fought back to claim second with the Ukraine (Pidhrushna, Semerenko,Semenov, Deryzemlya) taking … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall Wins Women’s Sprint FR in Beitostølen – Newell 6th in Men’s Final

(Beitostølen, Norway) – Defending Sprint Cup champ, American Kikkan Randall, wasted no time showing her form as the US team took home their first FIS podium this weekend with Randall winning the women’s 1km … READ MORE →

Kalla Scores Hat-trick in Sprint FR as Peterson Wins Men’s Race in Bruksvallarna – Crawford 19th

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford ended up 19th after qualifying 27th in the women’s 1 km Sprint FR FIS  race in Bruksvallarna on Sunday won by local legend, Charlotte Kalla (SWE), who scored the … READ MORE →

Interview w/Dasha Gaiazova in Canmore Before She Heads to Europe

(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Canadian National XC Ski Team skier, Dasha Gaiazova, in Canmore, Alberta before she heads off to Europe and the first World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland next weekend. … READ MORE →

USA’s Noah Hoffman Delivers Solid 7th in Beitostølen Men’s 15km FR – Sundby Doubles Up

(Beitostølen, Norway) – Rising US star Noah Hoffman delivered a solid 7th place finish today in Beitostølen in the Men’s 15km FR individual start won by Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby who took his second … READ MORE →

Kalla & Soederhielm Top Fields at Bruksvallarna 10/15km FR – McKeever 36th

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla made it 2-for-2 winning the women’s FIS 10km FR individual start race on Day 2 in Bruksvallarna with Britta Johansson Norgren (SWE) in second almost a minute behind … READ MORE →

USA’s Stephen Strong 6th in Beitostølen 10km FR – Johaug and Bjoergen Go 1-2 UPDATED

(Beitostølen, Norway) – American Liz Stephen delivered a strong top-10 performance on Saturday in the women’s 10km FR individual start on day two in Beitostølen, Norway as Therese Johaug (NOR) breezed to her second straight … READ MORE →

DON’T MISS IT – SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2013-14

(Toronto, ON) – With one week to go before the kick-off of the 2013/14 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season, we’re stoked to announce that we have well over 100 teams entered for our annual … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Announces 3 Nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team – IBU World Cup Launches Nov. 24 in Ostersund

(New Gloucester, Maine) — On the eve of the start of the 2013-14 season, US Biathlon is pleased to announce that Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) and Susan Dunklee … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum Development Director

(Ishpeming, MI) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Development Director who is responsible for creating and managing innovative revenue generating programs to support it. The U.S. Ski … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen 5th and Hoffman 41st as Johaug, Sundby Win 10/15km Classic in Beitostølen

(Beitostølen, Norway) – Therese Johaug (NOR) blew away the women’s field in the 10 km C in Beitostølen, winning by 54.1 seconds over Norwegian teammates Astrid Jacobsen (NOR) and Heidi Weng (NOR) + 1:07.4 … READ MORE →

Kalla, Halfvarsson Score in Bruksvallarna 5/10km Classic – Canada’s Crawford 55th, McKeever 74th

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Charlotte Kalla (SWE) and Calle Halfvarsson (SWE) won their season-opener races in Bruksvallarna, Sweden, in the women’s and men’s 5/10km classic events, respectively.  Kalla was far and away the best in … READ MORE →

North American VASA Welcomes New Race Director

(Traverse City, MI)  – The VASA Board has named Doug Dowdy the 2014 Race Director for the 38th Annual North American VASA Ski Races to be held February 8-9  on the VASA Trail in … READ MORE →

Russian and French Service Trucks Join the XC World Cup Convoy

– Russia and France are joining the service truck revolution with the debut of new team rigs on the FIS World Cup cross-country skiing scene  this season. The trucks will join the convoy, which … READ MORE →

Foothills Nordic Introduces Women’s 55-Plus Cross-Country Ski Fitness Program

(Calgary, AB) – Foothills Nordic is pleased to introduce a Women’s 55-Plus Cross-Country Ski Fitness Program. This is a great opportunity for women 55 and older to learn, and expand on, cross-country skiing skills.
For … READ MORE →

U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships Poster Contest – Compete for Pride and USST Swag

– The U.S. Ski Team is running a poster contest for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow, January 1-8. The winning poster will be displayed at the championships and winners will … READ MORE →

FIS Sponsorship News: Audi Named Nordic Combined WCup Sponsor, Konica Minolta Extends Ski Jumping Support

– Audi is extending its commitment in international winter sports to a new level. The Ingolstadt-based auto brand is now the main sponsor of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup.
Audi already sponsors the FIS … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Opens for 2013/14 Ski Season

(Craftsbury, VT) — The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is opening today. We’ll be open on our approximately 600m ribbon of snow. The ribbon is over a foot deep of the COC snowmaker’s finest. Despite some … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy Train – Interview with Noah Hoffman

– In this edition of Talkin’ with the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves chats with Noah Hoffman, now a six-year member of the US Ski Team about the upcoming season. By the time this … READ MORE →

We Did It! – Record Numbers for NNF D25 + Letter from the Director…

– Dear Nordic Community, Honestly, I am humbled when we all pitch in on fundraising during the Drive for 25. At the start we never really know how we will do, we just depend … READ MORE →

Glenn Bond Ski Camps News – Nordic Camps Kick Off Soon‏ at Sun Peaks and Whistler

– Sun Peaks Resort opened its cross country ski trails Friday, November 8th. Two weeks ahead of schedule, trails are groomed and track set for classic and skating.
Phil Youwe, Nordic coordinator for Sun Peaks … READ MORE →

Yellowstone Ski Festival – Only One Week to Go!

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Light snow is falling outside and the forecast is calling for more. The Rendezvous Ski Trails are covered and the skiing is looking good. The trails have already been groomed … READ MORE →

Team Canada in Davos Making Final Preparations for Season Kick-Off in Kuusamo

(Davos, Switzerland) – The Canadian XC Ski Team is currently in Davos, Switzerland preparing for the start of their 2014 Olympic season, which kicks off with round one of the FIS World Cup in … READ MORE →