Archive | April, 2014

April Break Roundup – Diggins Skydives, Babs Skis, Newell Surfs and More

– April is a time for post-season reflection as well as much-needed R&R for competitive XC skiers. It’s also a time for activities that do not involve snow… for some. Check out what some … READ MORE →

FIS XC Interview w/Sophie Caldwell

-Sophie Caldwell is a rising star of the U.S. Cross-Country Skiing. FIS Cross-Country News talked to Sophie about her breakthrough season, plans for the next winter and being part of the best team in … READ MORE →

Legendary Paralympic Cross-Country Skier Bourgonje Retires

(Canmore, AB) – One of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes, Colette Bourgonje, has decided to call it a career after competing against the world’s best in Para-Nordic and wheelchair athletics for more than two … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – WinSport Canada

(Calgary, AB) – As a team member within the Academy department, the Administrative Assistant will play a role in being part of Canada’s leader in developing and sustaining world-caliber winter sport training.
Reporting to the … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Head Coach

(Prince George, BC) – The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club in Prince George BC is looking for a new head coach. Our club offers a positive environment with established teams and programs as well as … READ MORE →

2013/14 FIS Cross-Country Season Review with Race Director Pierre Mignerey

– FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey took a moment to reflect on the past season from the World Cup through the Tour de Ski to the Olympic Winter Games, it was an action-packed … READ MORE →

2014 Haywood NorAm Series Standings – Nishikawas Take Men’s and Women’s Titles

(Canmore, AB) – After the conclusion of the Haywood Ski Nationals, Graham Nishikawa and Emily Nishikawa capture the overall series titles and starting rights to the first period of the 2014-15 season.
Kevin Sandau and … READ MORE →

IPC Nordic Skiing Technical Committee’s Walsh on Sochi 2014 Success, Plans for Future

– Six weeks after the conclusion of the Sochi 2014 Paralympics, Rob Walsh, the Chairperson of the IPC Nordic Skiing Sport Technical Committee, has hailed the Games as a huge success and highlighted an … READ MORE →

Whitehorse Honours Emily and Graham Nishikawa with Keys to the City

April 27, 2014 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Canadian XC Ski Team siblings, Emily and Graham Nishikawa, both received a cherished accolade last week when the Whitehorse City Council created a new honour, voting to award “keys to … READ MORE →

2014-2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations

April 26, 2014 – The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2014-2015 U.S. Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team … READ MORE →

Talkin’ With the Gravy Train – Interview w/Canadian Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

– In today’s edition of Talkin’ With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves talks with Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach of the Canadian National Cross-country Ski Team. In this candid interview Graves talks to Wadsworth about where … READ MORE →

McKeever, Klebl Among 19 Olympic, Paralympic Medalists to Earn Funding from Canadian Ski Council

(Collingwood, ON) – Dara Howell, Jan Hudec, Mac Marcoux, and Mark McMorris are among Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic medal-winning skiers and snowboarders earning an extra $5,500 in training funds thanks to an endowment offered … READ MORE →

Internship Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

(Montreal, QC) – The Sport department at the Canadian Olympic Committee is seeking an individual to help with logistical and administrative coordination from May to December of 2014 as the COC prepares for the … READ MORE →

Pierre Harvey Named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

(Toronto, ON) – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement of congratulations to four Olympians named to the Sports Hall of Fame. Eight Canadian athletes and builders make up the class of … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Skiers Making Education Possible in Nicaragua

(Toronto, ON) – While most of us set New Year’s goals, to lose a couple of pounds or cut back on sugar, a group of Olympic cross country skiers, from Canmore Alberta, set their … READ MORE →

FIS 2013/14 Anti-Doping Testing Summary

– During the 2013/2014 season, FIS performed as many as 1,379 out-of-competition tests, including blood and urine tests (354 with EPO analysis) as well as blood passport samples. These numbers include the pre-competition blood … READ MORE →

CIS Seeks XC Skiing Coach & Technician for 2015 Canadian Winter Universiade Team

– Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS), as the Canadian franchise holder of the Federation du Sport Universitaire  (FISU) is responsible for the coordination and entry of the Canadian Team in the Universiade. CIS is seeking … READ MORE →

CCES Consults with Sport Community on 2015 Edition of Canadian Anti-Doping Program

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is asking sport organizations and sport leaders in Canada to review and comment on the initial Draft 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) between … READ MORE →

Safe, Specific and Effective Core Conditioning for Nordic Skiing

– No one would argue the importance of a specifically conditioned core and hip region in order to implement and master modern cross country skiing technique. The expansive availability of “core conditioning” exercise literature, … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott to Receive Honorary Degree from U. Alberta

(Edmonton, Alta.) – The University of Alberta is poised to award 11 individuals with honorary degrees for a vast array of achievements that hold at least one thing in common—they continue to make the … READ MORE →

Bill Henchey Honored with 2014 John Caldwell Award

– The New England Nordic Ski Association is proud to honor Bill Henchey with the 2014 John Caldwell Award. The Caldwell Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to Nordic skiing in … READ MORE →

Own the Podium Announces New Team with Peter Judge at the Helm

(Calgary, Alta.) – Peter Judge will lead a trio of respected high-performance sport leaders focused on helping Canadian athletes and coaches win more Olympic and Paralympic medals in 2018 and beyond as Own the … READ MORE →

Canadian Head Coach Wadsworth Says Change is Coming at CCC but Nothing is Yet Confirmed

(Canmore, Alta.) – Cross Country Canada (CCC) is denying reports that head coach Justin Wadsworth has been replaced by Norway’s Tor Arne Hetland but changes are imminent. One significant move that is confirmed is … READ MORE →

Bill Koch League 2014 Leadership Award Goes to John Ogden

– NENSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Bill Koch League Leadership Award is John Ogden of West River Nordic. John Ogden, aka JO, JohnnieO, Ogden, or Fox’s Assistant, is … READ MORE →

USSA Cuts Funding to Nordic Combined – What Lies Ahead?

(Park City, Utah) – Earlier this week the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) delivered some difficult news to their Nordic Combined (NC) team with respect to changing its funding model effectively reducing … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Announces 2014-15 National Team Nominations

(New Gloucester, Maine) – The U.S. Biathlon Association (USBA) International Competition Committee (ICC) has nominated the following male and female athletes to the US Biathlon National Team for the 2014-15 season.In making the nominations … READ MORE →

Welcome Home Reception for Jessie Diggins and Minnesota Ski Season Celebration – April 30

(Lake Elmo, MN) – Join us to welcome home Minnesotan Jessie Diggins as she returns from a successful World Cup and Olympic season! This event is sponsored by Slumberland Furniture and Podiumwear in celebration … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Craftsbury Biathlon Coach

(Craftsbury, VT) – Craftsbury is seeking to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate … READ MORE →

Tour de Ski 2013/14 Evaluation Meeting in Lenzerheide

(Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – The FIS Tour de Ski 2013/14 evaluation meeting in Lenzerheide (SUI) on 11th April 2014 saw 30 representatives of the Organising Committees, Infront Sports & Media Italy and FIS Marketing AG, … READ MORE →

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation’s Thom Perkins Retires

(Jackson, NH) – After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation For 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization.
As its executive director since 1976, Perkins has been instrumental in transforming the … READ MORE →

Spotlight on Seefeld – Host Candidate for 2019 FIS Nordic Ski Championships

– Seefeld, Austria is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Expertise in Nordic sports and tourism, an excellent infrastructure and internationally renowned Tyrolean hospitality – these … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined Executive Discusses Women’s Format

– On April 11-12, during the spring meetings in Zurich (SUI), the Nordic Combined Sub-Committee for Officials, Rules and Control, as well as the Nordic Combined Executive Board met and discussed new proposals and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation Executive Director

(Midway, UT) – The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) Board of Directors is seeking decisive, focused, and visionary leaders to apply for the position of Executive Director.
About the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation:
A non-profit 501(c) … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – ParaSport Ontario, Coaching Association of Canada

– Here are some of the latest job offerings in the sports sector, including an opening for Executive Director at ParaSport Ontario and Coach and Partner Services Team Member at the Coaching Association of … READ MORE →

82 CXC Coaches Have Become Nationally Certified

– CXC is already receiving praise from the USSA, as highlighted in this comment. “CXC has set the standard for coaches education in the United States. Their innovative approach in blending the USSA Level … READ MORE →

Congratulations Nick Mahood of Woodstock Nordic – 2014 NENSA Coach of the Year

(Woodstock, VT) – A quiet unassuming coach, Nick Mahood often flies under the radar as he coaches the Woodstock Nordic programs in Woodstock, VT.  Woodstock Nordic consists of two groups that covers K-12 grades;  Nordic … READ MORE →

NENSA Announces 2014 Eastern Cup Champions

– At the conclusion of each season NENSA is always excited to announce the overall male and female Eastern Cup Champions. Recipients will see a new title on their award this year as it … READ MORE →

Eric de Nys Named WinSport Cross Country Ski Junior Team Head Coach

(Canmore, Alberta) – Eric de Nys, former Cross Country Canada National Ski Team coach will be leading the newly formed WinSport Junior Ski Team program based in Canmore, Alberta.
A ten-year veteran of Canada’s national … READ MORE →

Johan Olsson to Race Until 2015 Nordic World Championships in Falun

April 12, 2014 – World and Olympic Champion Johan Olson announced at a press conference he will continue his professional cross-country skiing career until the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun next year. “I … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – Hugging the President! And Other Things I Did Last Week…

– One of the coolest parts of getting to race in the Olympics actually comes along 3 months later…the trip to Washington D.C. to meet the President! I was looking forward to this and … READ MORE →

You’re Invited to APU Nordic’s Spring Celebration – May 4

(Anchorage, AK) – APU Members, Sponsors and Supporters are invited to celebrate the season with the team on May 4! This season was another successful one and we wanted to get everyone together to … READ MORE →

New England Nordic Spring 2014 Newsletter

– Check out the latest from NENSA including the Bill Koch League, Marathon Challenger Award, Team New England, Jim Rodrigues, Masters and Club News and much more…..
For the spring 2014 issue click here.

Job Opportunity: Biathlon Coach Canmore Nordic Ski Club

(Canmore, AB) – The Canmore Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) based in Canmore, Alberta, is seeking applications for a Part-Time Biathlon Coach with the club. This is a contract position at approximately ¾ time from … READ MORE →

NNF News – USA’s Smith Wins Canadian Nordic Combined Champs, FIS Tests New Format, Spring and Season End

– As the season winds down, here is the latest news from the offices of the National Nordic Foundation, providing support for the athlete development pipeline of US Cross Country and Nordic Combined skiing. … READ MORE →

APU Welcomes 2014 Olympians Back Home PHOTOS

(Anchorage, AK) – Last month, APU celebrated its four stellar 2014 Sochi Nordic skiing Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, Sadie Bjornsen, and Erik Bjornsen, along with intrepid coach Erik Flora. APU hosted a welcome … READ MORE →

Internship Opportunities – Canadian Olympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee has posted two internship opportunities, including a research posting and a graphic design posting. Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour 2013/14 Final Points Standings

– Following the recent USSA SuperTour Finals in Anchorage, Alaska, Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) and Reese Hanneman (APU) were crowned the overall series women’s and men’s champions respectively. Gregg took home the Distance crown … READ MORE →

AK Skimeister Challenge 2014 – Randall and Iverson Win – Full Results UPDATED

(Girdwood, AK) – Four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall (APU) topped the women’s field at the 2014 AK Skimeister Challenge on Saturday with a time of 59:53.01. She was the only woman to finish in less … READ MORE →

VOTE for IPC Best Male Athlete from Sochi 2014 Paralympics Until April 9

– The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for the Best Male Athlete of March based on performances at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and the public can now vote for … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters Championships 2014 Hosted by Menihek Nordic Ski Club – Success, Screech and Camaraderie

(Labrador City, NL) –  The Canadian Masters Championships were recently hosted by the Menihek Nordic Ski Club in Labrador City from March 24th to 29th 2014. Fifty eight competitors came from all parts of … READ MORE →