Archive | June, 2014

Job Opportunity – XC Ottawa Seeks Part Time Coach

(Ottawa, ON) – XC Ottawa is looking to hire a part time coach to oversee our athletes’ training and development. We currently have 11 athletes as well as 2 summer training partners. Our team … READ MORE →

Soldier Hollow Announces Richard Hodges as New Executive Director

(Midway, Utah) – The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) is excited to announce the hiring of Richard Hodges as its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2014. Hodges will oversee the execution of the foundation’s … READ MORE →

Tribute to Canadian Coach and Contributor Dave Battison

– It is with deep sadness that Cross Country Canada announces the unexpected passing of Dave Battison, long-time coach and contributor to Cross country Canada. CCC extends condolences to Dave’s wife Laura, his family, … READ MORE →

2016 Haywood Ski Nationals Bid Packages – Deadline July 25

– Cross-Country ski de fond Canada (CCC) is interested in receiving Letters of Interest and Bid Packages to Host the 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals. The applicant must be a CCC Club in good standing … READ MORE →

IBU Executive Decision To Discontinue Blood Testing at Olympic Games Sparks Controversy

(Salzburg, Austria) – In a move that has perplexed, confused, and angered some key figures, the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) executive board (EB) has voted to discontinue blood testing at Olympic Winter Games (OWG). … READ MORE →

FIS XC Skiing TV Report – Who’s Watching ?

June 27, 2014 – A season 2013/14 final report by Repucom summarizing the TV coverage of the Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard FIS World Cups showed that the overall … READ MORE →

Helvetia Sponsors U23 Rankings to Promote Young Cross-Country Skiers

June 27, 2014 – FIS is pleased to introduce the Helvetia U23 Ranking. In close cooperation between FIS, FIS Marketing AG and Helvetia, a new promotion concept for young skiers has been started. In order … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Roller Board’s 40th, Hoffman, Caldwell, Brooks, Exel Ski Poles, Jenex Roller Skis, Manificat, Bowdoin & NENSA

THE 40TH Anniversary – Yes, it was 40 years ago this year that the DDR roller board made it’s debut in the USA – at least a copy did, in my cellar on Tiger … READ MORE →

NENSA Eastern Regional Elite Group Heads to Lake Placid

– The Eastern Regional Elite Group Invitational Camp (REG) is NENSA’s premier summer camp and will feature USST staff as well as New England’s top coaches. Next week some of the fastest juniors in … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Bowdoin College Seeks Assistant Nordic Ski Coach

(Brunswick, ME) – Bowdoin College is seeking an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach.  This is a salaried, benefits-eligible position that runs from September through May. For more information and to apply, go to here or … READ MORE →

Worldloppet Annual General Meeting Report – 4 New Loppets on Board

(Riva del Garda, ITA) – The biggest decision which the assembly of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) had to take this year was for sure the one if each of the four races, which … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Canada Honours Retiring National Ski Team Athletes

(Canmore, AB) – During the 2014 Annual General Meeting Banquet, Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada recognized a talented group of National Ski Team athletes who have retired from the sport over the last quadrennial.
Thank … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities at Walden Cross Country Fitness Club – Part Time Head Coach & Program Coordinator

– The Walden Cross Country Fitness Club is hiring a part time coach. This person will coach Train to Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete (L2C) programs (12 – 18 year olds) for the … READ MORE →

Special Offer at Hardwood Ski and Bike on June 28

(Barrie, ON) – For all bike lovers in the region… on Saturday June 28, we will be offering a bundled price of $40/adult or $35/child for a trail pass, mountain bike rental, and a … READ MORE →

FIS Rollerski World Cup Gets Underway in Croatia

(Oroslavje, Croatia) – Oroslavje, Croatia was the host of this year’s first FIS Rollerski World Cup. A total of 70 competitors from 10 countries (FRA, GER, ITA, SLO, RUS, MKD, BIH, SRB, MNE, CRO) … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Radical Rabbits Head Coach at Hardwood Ski and Bike

June 22, 2014 (Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is seeking a Head Coach for their Radical Rabbits program, which is an extension of the Jackrabbits program.  Children ages 10-12 who have skills in both Skate … READ MORE →

Xenon and Argon Gases to be Added to 2014 WADA Prohibited List

June 22, 2014 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has made amendments to Section S.2.1 of the 2014 … READ MORE →

FIS Registration Due For Southern Hemisphere Races – June 30 Deadline

(Australia – New Zealand) – Temperatures are dropping and the ski fields in Australia and New Zealand will soon be opening. In Australia cross-country skiing club races begin at the start of July, with … READ MORE →

The New Face of Cross Country Canada Following Controversy and the 2014 AGM

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada (CCC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last weekend in Canmore amidst controversy as former president, Richard Lemoine, resigned only days before as a result of clashes with … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Names Canada’s Jean Paquet as Head Coach Development

– US Biathlon is happy to announce that Canada’s Jean Paquet from Quebec,  will begin work as Head Coach Development for the US Biathlon. Paquet has coached for Biathlon Canada for over ten years most … READ MORE →

Rundleski Rollerskis Announces New Design, Pricing and Extra Durable Wheels

(Canmore, AB) – A top end piece of equipment: The Rundleski has been engineered and tested to provide unique performance characteristics and are built to a high level of craftsmanship. The Rundleski™ offers a … READ MORE →

APU Masters Glacier Camp at Eagle Glacier June 28-July 1

June 19, 2014 (Eagle Glacier, Alaska) – This summer APU is hosting a masters on-snow ski camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. Come experience glacier training, just as APU’s Elite team and … READ MORE →

Bring Children to the Snow Interview w/Kikkan Randall

June 19, 2014 – Following a successful meeting with the FIS Athletes’ Commission in Barcelona, Spain, Bring Children to the Snow took a moment to sit down with the Chair of the Athletes’ Commission Kikkan … READ MORE →

CCC Announces its 2014 Board of Directors

June 19, 2014 (Canmore, AB) – Following the 2014 Annual General Meeting held June 14 in Canmore, AB, Cross Country Canada (CCC) is pleased to announce its 2014 Board of Directors. The affairs of CCC are governed … READ MORE →

Interviews w/FIS 2018 Ski Flying and 2019 Nordic Ski World Championships Hosts

– The 2018/19 FIS World Championship Organizers were announced on Thursday, 5th June 2014 during the FIS Congress week in Barcelona, Spain. Following the election, FIS took the opportunity to interview the newly selected … READ MORE →

Two-Time Olympian Daria Gaiazova to Retire after Back-to-Back Home Olympics

(Canmore, AB) – It turns out Daria Gaiazova took her final international cross-country ski race where her career all began – in her native Russia at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The dual citizen, who … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Starts Hot Trend With Her L.L.Bean Custom White Boots

– Everyone wants a pair of custom white L.LBean boots like US Nordic star Kikkan Randall’s! After L.LBean made a pair for Randall, the rest of the US Women’s team wanted a pair. And … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coaching Association of Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the … READ MORE →

NENSA Eastern HS and U16 Summer Camp at GMVS – June 24-27 + More Upcoming Events

– The NENSA Eastern HS and U16 camp will be held at GMVS as part of their summer junior camps taking place June 24-27. This is the eighth year of the GMVS summer camps!
There will … READ MORE →

Exel Ski Poles Make a Comeback With New X-Curve Technology

(Espoo, Finland) – Finland’s Exel ski poles are making a comeback into the cross-country ski pole market introducing their new X-Curve technology claimed to deliver 17% more propulsion power.

The company has teamed up with … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Hosts Fast & Female Power Hour Events at L.L.Bean

(Freeport, ME) – Fast and Female in partnership with L.L.Bean hosted two Power Hour events in Freeport, Maine last month, led by US XC skiing superstar and L.L.Bean design and testing partner, Kikkan Randall.


Jamie Coatsworth is New President of Cross Country Canada after Richard Lemoine Resigns

(Canmore, AB) – Jamie Coatsworth is the new President of Cross Country Canada (CCC) following the unexpected resignation of Richard Lemoine prior to this weekend’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Canmore, AB. Lemoine has … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Paralympic Committee Senior Coordinator, Games Performance Enhancement

– The overall purpose of this position is to develop and implement targeted Paralympic Games Preparation plans for both the summer and winter Paralympic Games by working closely with National Sport Organisations (NSOs) technical … READ MORE →

FIS Makes First Steps in Developing Women’s Nordic Combined

– The biggest news to come out of the meetings of the Nordic Combined Committee was the announcement that the first steps will be made to develop Ladies’ Nordic Combined with the organisation of … READ MORE →

Tahoe Donner Celebrates New Cross Country Ski Center Construction

June 13, 2014 (Truckee, Calif.) – With recent agency approvals, Tahoe Donner Association commemorated the official commencement of construction for the new Cross Country Ski Center today, Friday, June 13, with a groundbreaking ceremony. Staff … READ MORE →

US Nordic Ski Nationals Headed to Houghton in 2015 – Schedule and Info

(Houghton, MI) – With the recent USSA Congress having concluded, many of you are interested in details for Senior Nationals – Houghton 2015.  Our website should be live sometime this summer with dates, course … READ MORE →

FIS Changes for XC Skiing in 2014/15 and Beyond – Canada Back on WCup in 2015/16

– During the 49th FIS Congress in Barcelona (SPA), the Cross-Country Committee presented several proposals. The FIS Cross-Country World Cup calendar 2014/15 was accepted with minor adjustments and confirmed by the FIS Council. In … READ MORE →

FIS President Kasper Re-elected – USA’s Payne and Canada’s Smith on Board

June 11, 2014 (Barcelona, Spain) – The 49th International Ski Congress concluded last weekend in Barcelona (SPA). One of the highlights of the Congress was the re-election of FIS President Gian Franco Kasper for his … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Amherst Regional High School Nordic Head Coach

June 11, 2014 (Amherst, MA) – Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusetts is looking for a new head coach for their Nordic Ski Program.  The program was established 6 years ago and has grown … READ MORE →

Swix Partners with Norwegian Biathlon Team

(Oslo, Norway) – Swix Sport has announced a three-year partnership with the Norwegian Biathlon Association. “It comes at an exciting time,” said Ulf Bjerknes, CEO of Swix Sport. Swix product developers have already begun … READ MORE →

Iceland’s Fossavatn Ski Marathon – A Canadian Perspective

– Alberta Master Jon Amundsen recently took a trek to Iceland for the Fossavatn Ski Marathon, held on May 3 in Isafjordur, the event featured 50km, 25km, 10km, and 5km distances. Read about Amundsen’s … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beckie Scott Continues to Fight Doping with WADA

– As the WADA athlete committee chair, Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott, Salt Lake City Olympic gold medalist, continues to work closely with WADA in their common goal against doping. Scott and the World … READ MORE →

Rossignol Nordic Racing Signs Olympian Erik Bjornsen

June 9, 2014 – After incredible success at the 2014 Sochi Olympics with 22 medals, Rossignol strengthens an already impressive Nordic Racing roster with the addition of 2014 Olympian, Erik Bjornsen.
“Erik is not only young … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Provincial Assistant Coach, BC Adaptive Snowsports

(Vancouver, BC) – Objectives for the Provincial Assistant Coach, BC Adaptive Snowsports position are to work with the Provincial Head Coach to design, develop, implement and maintain the best possible Provincial Team program with … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Calendar 2014/15 Confirmed – No Canadian Stops Scheduled

(Barcelona, Spain) – Meeting on Thursday, 5th June, in Barcelona (SPA), the FIS Council confirmed the calendar for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann for the 2014/15 season. The coming winter will … READ MORE →

Biathlon Confirmed for 2015 World Masters Winter Games in Quebec City

(Quebec City, QC) – Biathlon has received official confirmation for the 2015 Winter World Masters Games (WWMG) to be staged in Quebec City from Jan. 31-Feb. 8 next year. The news was contained in … READ MORE →

FIS Interview with USA’s Chris Grover at the 2014 Congress

(Barcelona, Spain) – USA XC Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover was appointed as Chairman of the Sub-Committee World and Continental Cups Cross-Country last autumn. Congress Daily talked to him about the recently finished … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Canadian Sport Insititute Calgary, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

– Here are the latest job offerings in the Canadian sports sector. The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary is seeking two qualified individuals – one to fill a mat leave position for Manager, Communications. CSI … READ MORE →

Tour du Canada 2016 – Gatineau, Montréal, Québec, Canmore, Lake Louise to Host FIS XC World Cups

– Last year at the Spring Calendar conference in Dubrovnik, the Sub-committee for World and Continental Cups Cross-Country supported the proposal from Cross Country Ski de fond Canada (“CCC”) to organize a multi-stage tour … READ MORE →

Obertsdorf, Seefeld Win Bids to Host FIS World Championships in 2018 and 2019

(Barcelona, Spain) – The FIS Council has elected the Organisers of the FIS World Championships 2018/2019 at the 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona (SPA) today, 5th June 2014.

Oberstdorf (GER) and Park City, Utah … READ MORE →