Archive | May, 2014

Job Opportunity – Retail Manager Career Opportunity at Hardwood Ski and Bike

(Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike has been voted Eastern Canada’s Best place to mountain bike and cross country ski for the past five years. Our vision is to continually build upon our … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Northug, Winsport, Training Centres, NSGBs

– Oh, Where Art Thou Fair Prince of Nordic Skiing in Norway – Petter Northug seems to have gone missing. No mention in the press until the past couple of days detailing some of … READ MORE →

FIS Interview w/Canada’s Ken Read on Youth Snow Sports

(Barcelona, Spain) – Prior to the FIS Congress week in Barcelona, FIS took the opportunity to sit down with former Canadian Alpine racer Ken Read, Chairman of the FIS Youth and Children Sub-Committee to … READ MORE →

Six Federations Announce XC Ski Coaching Changes for 2014/15 Season

– As in all winter disciplines, spring is the time when National Ski Associations re-organise their coaching staff. Below are some of the key changes that have been announced by the Finnish, German, Swiss, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – FIS IT Manager

– IT Manager Francesco Cattaneo will change his role with FIS to become an IT Consultant from 1st July 2014. He will primarily focus on transferring his extensive know-how of the FIS programmes and … READ MORE →

CCC Announces Athletes Named to 2014-15 National Talent Squad

– The National Talent Squad program identifies approximately 20 young athletes both male and female between the age of 15 and 18 as future Training Centre athletes. The program is coordinated by CCC but … READ MORE →

Mt. Borah Expands and Re-brands as Borah Teamwear

(Coon Valley, WI) – Eighteen years in the books and it’s time to expand.  Mt. Borah, now re-branded as Borah Teamwear, has just sunk a shovel in its own backyard for a factory and … READ MORE →

Avant USA Renews Partnership with CXC Ski Association

(Elk Grove Village, Illinois) – Avant Tecno USA is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Central Cross Country Ski Association  (“CXC Skiing”) headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
Avant has been a supporter and sponsor of … READ MORE →

Julbo Eyewear Partners with Cross-country Ski de fond Canada

(Montreal, QC) – Julbo Eyewear is proud to announce that effective immediately the company is an official supplier of the Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada National Ski Team. Canadian team athletes who compete at National … READ MORE →

The National Winter Sports Association Announces Funding Support for 2014-15

May 25, 2014 – The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes and competitive … READ MORE →

Winsport Canada Extends Application Deadline for Junior Ski Team Program to June 16

(Canmore, AB) – Winsport Canada is extending the deadline for applications to the new Junior Ski Team program to June 16th. Winsport is also able to work with athletes on a modified summer or … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – Strength & Conditioning Coach – Whistler

(Whistler, BC) – The Canadian Sport Institute is a world class Olympic and Paralympic training environment. Through the support of our national and provincial partners, our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide … READ MORE →

USSA Club Development Program Announces New Podium Certified Clubs

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named ten ski and snowboard clubs as its first podium certified clubs as part of its new club development program. The clubs were … READ MORE →

WADA Foundation Board Approves Code Implementation and Compliance Reporting Plans

– WADA’s Foundation Board approved key plans relating to Code implementation and Compliance reporting, and was presented with Technical Documents (TDs), and matters relating to the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and the addition of … READ MORE →

TV Experts Meet in Oslo to Upgrade Coverage of FIS Cross-Country and Nordic Combined Events

May 21, 2014 (Oslo, Norway) – Just two months after the last competitions of the season, a group of around 30 FIS Cross-Country and Nordic Combined TV experts, producers, directors, representatives of international TV rights … READ MORE →

Finnish XC Ski Champion Tero Similä Tests Positive for EPO

(Finland) – The latest doping debacle finds Finland’s Tero Similä, 34, a four-time cross-country ski champ, has tested positive for the banned substance EPO according to a Finnish Ski Association press conference today reports … READ MORE →

USSA to Nominate Dexter Paine for FIS Council

(Park City, Utah) – he U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that it will nominate its Chairman, W. Dexter Paine, as a candidate for the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council at the 49th … READ MORE →

PEI’s Mark Arendz Honoured by Brookvale Nordic Centre

(Brookvale, PEI) – Mark Arendz, who became the first Canadian to win a biathlon medal at the Paralympics winning silver in the men’s 7.5km standing race at the 11th Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Talk with Swedish Rising Star Jonna Sundling

– Jonna Sundling is a rising star on the Swedish Cross-Country ski team. She became a double Junior World Champion in Val di Fiemme, Italy winning the sprint and anchoring Swedish relay team to … READ MORE →

WADA publishes Independent Observer Report for 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

– WADA has published the Independent Observer (IO) Report on the anti-doping program at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code, WADA is invited by the International Paralympic … READ MORE →

COC Announces New Randy Starkman Award To Honour Olympians

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee has announced the introduction of the ‘Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award.’ The award is being established to honour the memory of the late Canadian sports writer known … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Full time Coach at Red Deer Nordic Ski Club

– The Red Deer Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire a full time coach to oversee our Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete (L2C) programs (9-18 year … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Napping, Core, Concussions, Legkov, Strength from Sweden

– Napping – I can remember while in college I always took a 1pm nap, and that nap was at the same time as my freshman year English class. Prof Miller asked me to remain … READ MORE →

Charlotte Kalla Joins ONE WAY’s World Cup Racing Team

– This summer is becoming huge for ONE WAY as the 2-time Olympic Champion Charlotte Kalla is switching to ONE WAY PREMIO HD poles.
One of the strongest athletes in today’s cross-country world, Charlotte Kalla, … READ MORE →

4th Annual FIS Ladies Seminar to be Staged in Barcelona

(Barcelona) – The 4th FIS Ladies Seminar with the theme “Lady Athletes and their Career After Sports” will take place on Monday, 2nd June 2014 as part of the 2014 FIS Congress in Barcelona.
The … READ MORE →

Norway’s Bø Brothers Add Fischer Boots to Sponsorship

– News from the biathlon world: as Tarjei and Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR) have been successful on skis from Fischer for years now, the two brothers have decided to place their trust in boots … READ MORE →

World Masters Games at Quebec City in 2015 – Biathlon Now Included

(Quebec City, QC) – The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is staging the second edition of the Winter World Masters Games (WWMG) in Quebec City from Jan. 31-Feb. 8 in 2015, yet despite earlier … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic/Paralympic Nordic Athletes to Participate in Celebration of Excellence

(Calgary, AB) – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the Olympians, Olympic coaches, Paralympians and Paralympic coaches who will take part in the 2014 Celebration of Excellence, which includes a … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nordic Center Director at Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies

(Granby, Colorado) – YMCA of the Rockies has an opening for a Nordic Center Director at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO. The director is responsible for managing and directing all operational aspects of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

– The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sport excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada and are responsible for all … READ MORE →

L.L.Bean Launches Trailblazers Program – Team USA Skiers Randall, Ellefson on Board

– L.L.Bean has launched its new Trailblazers program that includes Team USA XC skiers Kikkan Randall and Sylvan Ellefson. Trailblazers is a special group of elite athletes who — thanks to their hard work … READ MORE →

Swiss Cross-Country Ski Team Hires Slovakian Coach Ivan Hudac

– Ivan Hudac of Slovakia has taken over responsibility for the Swiss Cross-Country World Cup team and is going to replace Tor Arne Hetland. Unlike Hetland who was in charge of sprint specialists, Hudac … READ MORE →

Chandra Crawford Retirement Video

(Canmore, AB) – Check out this great historical retirement video collage of Chandra Crawford put together by her dad Glen with great footage from her early xc ski years, to Olympic stardom, to Fast … READ MORE →

FIS Releases Candidates for Council Elections 2014-16 at 49th International Ski Congress

– The 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona (SPA) will elect the FIS President and the sixteen members of the FIS Council for the next two-year period from 2014-2016. With the deadline now past, … READ MORE →

Stratton Mountain School’s XC Ski Club and Coach Gus Kaeding Receive 2014 USSA Awards

(Park City, UT) – Stratton Mountain School’s Nordic Program has again earned the highest national recognition by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) with two awards: the SMS Nordic Team and the SMS … READ MORE →

CCES and UK Anti-Doping Partner to Strengthen Fight Against Doping

(Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has completed a consultancy agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to share best practices in anti-doping intelligence and investigations.
“The fight against doping in sport … READ MORE →

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Seeks International Traveling Coach

(Park City, UT) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA is currently seeking an international traveling coach. “With the inaugural Olympic season behind us we are looking forward to the World Championship season as well as … READ MORE →

Valcartier Biathlon Centre is NOT Closing after Jean-Philippe Le Guellec’s Retirement

(Valcartier, QC) – The recent retirement of Jean-Philippe Le Guellec–Canada’s best-ever male biathlete – following the Sochi Winter Games – is causing confusion about the future of one of Canada’s top biathlon training sites. … READ MORE →

Introducing FIS World Championship 2019 Host Candidate Planica

– Planica is one of four candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Slovenia is a storied land with hundreds of years of tradition, so it seems only fitting to … READ MORE →

CCC Unveils New Coaching Structure Aimed at PyeongChang Podium – Wadsworth to Head NST, Norway’s Hetland on Board

(Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de Fond Canada (“CCC”) has ramped up the coaching leadership structure as the national program gets set to begin its quest of returning to the Olympic podium in four … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Patrol National Annual Conference – May 8-11

(Gloucester, ON) – The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), Canada’s leader in advanced first aid services in outdoor settings, will host its 2014 national annual conference from May 8 to 11, 2014 at the Chateau … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Crashes Car While Drunk – XC Superstar Risks Jail

(Trondheim, Norway) – Norwegian Nordic xc ski star, Petter Northug, was driving drunk on Sunday morning when he was involved in a single vehicle car accident reports www.nrk.no. Photos of the vehicle show substantial … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Biathlete Imrie Retires from Competition

  (Canmore, AB) -Canada’s Megan Imrie is going to hang up her biathlon rifle to start cracking the books at university, and getting her hands dirty on the family ranch, Biathlon Canada announced on Monday.

The … READ MORE →

2014/15 NENSA Event Bids Due May 15

(New Gloucester, Maine) – The deadline For Submitting 2014-2015 NENSA Event Bids is May 15th! If you are interested in  hosting a NENSA Eastern Cup or Championship Event you can find the complete bid … READ MORE →

Lappe Nordic Hosts Biathlon with a Twist on May 1 – 2015 XC Ski Nationals Festivities

(Thunder Bay, ON) – For the second year in a row, there was still snow at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre on May 1st. To celebrate, a fun cross-country ski race was held — a … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Edmonton Nordic is Looking for Junior Coaches

– The Edmonton Nordic Ski Club is looking to hire part-time assistant coaches our Learn to Train (L2T), Train to Train (TT) and Learn to Compete (LC) programs (9-19 year olds) for the 2014/2015 … READ MORE →

Sweden Unveils 2014/2015 National Team for World Cup Season

May 3, 2014 (Sweden) – Swedish Ski Association has published nine men and nine ladies that are nominated to the  the A-team training group for the season 2014/2015 with the major goal FIS Nordic World … READ MORE →

Norway Announces National Team for 2014/15

May 3, 2014 (Norway) – The Norwegian Cross-Country Committee has selected 25 athletes for three national Cross-Country teams. There are 11 athletes in the ladies’ team, eight in the men’s saquad and six athletes in … READ MORE →

Accepting Applications – CCC-AltaGas High Performance Coaching Experience Program

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program. Please fill annex A (below) and return by May 23rd.
The HPCE program provides developing coaches with … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Cross Country BC Program Coordinator

(Vernon, BC) – Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia is currently seeking to fill the position of Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will work out of … READ MORE →