Archive | August, 2014

Former Nakkertok XC Skier Sets Canadian Rowing Record – Support His Quest for Gold

(Ottawa, ON) – Former national-level cross-country skier, Andrew Stewart-Jones, from the Nakkertok Nordic club is making big waves in the world of rowing after setting a new Canadian record and beating the results of all … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Cross Country Canada – Athlete Services Coordinator

– Cross Country Canada is the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada and is currently seeking to fill the position of Athlete Services Coordinator (“ASC”) for its national office in Canmore, Alberta.
The … READ MORE →

American Nita Englund 3rd at FIS Cup Ladies Normal Hill Individual Competition in Czech Republic

(Frenstat, Czech Republic) – American Nita Englund, 22, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado secured a third-place finish at the FIS Cup Ladies Normal Hill Individual Competition in Frenstat, Czech. VISA  Women’s Ski Jumping Teammate Nina … READ MORE →

Supercamp XC Ski Fall News

(Vernon, BC) – It is fall on the mountain. The leaves are tinted red, the huckleberries are ripe and plentiful. Registrations have been coming in from far and wide with 5 Canadian provinces, 6 US states; a … READ MORE →

Interview w/NNF Director Dave Knoop – Suffers Stroke at Home Recovering

– National Nordic Foundation Director Dave Knoop a.k.a. “Nordic Dave” of Park City, Utah suffered stroke earlier this month and is recovering at home with minimal lasting effects. The super-fit nordic skier and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Crystal Lake Camp Ski Center

– This position is unique as the member will be working with two organizations. This dual- purposed position will work as the Susquehanna Valley Velo Club (SVVC) Coordinator and as the Crystal Lake Camps … READ MORE →

Vasja Bacj Joins Coaching Staff of Women’s Ski Jumping USA

(Park City, UT) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA is delighted to welcome Vasja Bajc as the new travel coach. A native Slovenian and former ski jumper on the Yugoslavian national team, Mr. Bajc has … READ MORE →

Summer Blog Roundup with Diggins, Bjornsen, Stephen, Hoffman, Caldwell, and Brooks

– For most of us, summer’s a time to relax and dial things back, but for top XC skiers, the “lazy days” are actually where all of the big gains are made and the … READ MORE →

North Face Race to the Top of Vermont – Stephen, Freeman Win

– USST racer Liz Stephen and speedster Justin Freeman topped the women’s and men’s rankings for the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont, a 4.3-mile hill climb run up Mount Mansfield, VT held … READ MORE →

Rehrl Wins Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix Villach – Report, Results, Photos

(Villach, Austria) – Austrian youngster Franz-Josef Rehrl has taken the win at the Provisional Competition Round in Villach today. In front of his home crowd, the 21-year old jumped 95.5 metres which was enough … READ MORE →

Far West Nordic Hires Roger Chaney as New Elite Team Manager

– Far West Nordic Ski Education Association recently announced the hiring of Roger Chaney as the ELITE TEAM’s first official manager. Roger is no stranger to Far West, having grown up in the North Tahoe area … READ MORE →

IPC Nordic Skiing Announces 2014-15 World Cup Calendar

(Bonn, Germany) – IPC Nordic Skiing have today announced the 2014-15 season calendar, which features four World Cups, including the first ever in South Korea, and the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships.
The full … READ MORE →

FIS, German Ski Association Help Develop XC Skiing in Mongolia

– Thanks to an initiative by the German Ski Association, Cross-Country Skiing is developing in Mongolia. Young, talented athletes will soon be attending their first training camp at the Black Forest.

Four years ago, the … READ MORE →

Canadian Ski Patrol Seeks New Members for 2014-15 Season

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), Canada’s leader in advanced first aid services in outdoor settings, is now looking for new members to join our ranks for the 2014-2015 ski season. The … READ MORE →

Men’s Rollerski Speed Camp To Be Hosted by US Ski Team – Sept. 5

– The US Cross Country Ski Team will be hosting a Men’s Speed Camp at the Ski jump complex in Lake Placid, NY on Sept. 5th from 4:30-6pm (Across from the Horse show grounds). … READ MORE →

Kangaroo Hoppet Full Results – USA’s Smith 5th and Fritz 4th in Women’s Race

(Australia – Valerio Leccardi (SUI) topped the men’s field and Valentina Shevchenko (UKR) was the fastest woman at the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet, Australia’s premier Cross Country Ski Race and the largest international snowsports event … READ MORE →

FIS AUS-NZ Cup and Australian Championship at Falls Creek

(Australia) – The 2014 FIS Australia / New Zealand Cup (ANC) for Cross Country Skiing moved last weekend to Falls Creek in Victoria for the final races of the 2014 Australian Championship on August … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Junior Team Development Coach Mansfield Nordic Club

(Mt. Mansfield, Vermont) – Mansfield Nordic Club seeks to hire a Junior Team Development coach to lead our top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on our Junior Competition team.
Our new coach will be … READ MORE →

NENSA Regional Coaches Clinic Scheduled for September

– NENSA is announcing the first of its Fall/winter series of Coaches Clinics. The theme of this clinic will be getting the most out of dryland training sessions – running dryland practices that are … READ MORE →

CCC Women’s Committee Female Athlete and Coach Surveys – Open Until Sept. 26

(Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada’s Women’s Committee is seeking to better understand the needs and wants of female athletes and coaches in order to do our best to make the female … READ MORE →

Coaching Association of Canada Supports New Recommendations for Concussion Protocols

(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), as the leader of coach education and training in Canada, strongly supports the recommendations made by the Canadian Concussion Collaborative that call for an end … READ MORE →

Madshus to Launch emPower Technology for 2015 Season

– For this coming 2014/2015 season Madshus is excited about its ISPO-award-winning Super Nano Skate XC boots and its huge technology advance known as Madshus emPower, which also won an award at ISPO. Coming … READ MORE →

Organizers Cable 2015 IPC Nordic Worlds Launch Volunteer Program

(Cable, WI) – Organisers of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships taking place in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, from 22 January-1 February, launched their volunteer programme on Thursday (21 August) aimed at recruiting the … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Report – Alaskan Summer and Training Recap

(Alaska) – Summer on! Somehow this Alaskan summer just keeps summering on!! Normally when I think about summer in Alaska I think of missing the warmth, I think of training hard, and I think … READ MORE →

USBA and USST to Host Fast and Female Champ Chat in Lake Placid – Sept. 5

(Lake Placid, NY) – The women from the US Biathlon Team and the US Ski Team are hosting a Fast and Female event in Lake Placid on Friday, September 5th from 4-6:30. Learn from … READ MORE →

US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb Webinar on Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing

– U.S. Ski Team’s Women’s XC Coach Matt Whitcomb recently headlined a webinar on Xcountry Live about Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing. In addition to answering questions from coaches, Matt shared his personal testing … READ MORE →

CXC Continues Partnership With Rossignol

– CXC is proud to announce the continuation of it’s important sponsorship with Rossignol, thru Group Rossignol North America for another season. “We are thrilled to have the support for our athletes with … READ MORE →

Canooks Training in Good Old USA

(Stratton, VT) – The Canadian men’s World Cup XC Ski team is at a training camp in Stratton, VT, with new team coach Tor Arne Hetland, a former Norwegian great. Following their first on-snow … READ MORE →

Merino Muster Worldloppet – Hoffman 2nd, McKeever 3rd

(New Zealand) – The USA’s Noah Hoffman and Canada’s Brian McKeever landed on the men’s 42km podium in second and third as perfect conditions set the stage for the Merino Muster held on Aug. … READ MORE →

Interview with Tor Arne Hetland New Coach with the Canadian World Cup Team

(Stratton, VT) – Norwegian great, Tor Arne Hetland, needs no introduction. His storied career as a sprinter began in 1990 and when it ended he had five Nordic Worlds and two Olympic medals to … READ MORE →

Interview with Canadian Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

– The Canadian team is in training mode and we caught up with Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach of the Canadian National Cross-country Ski Team, to check on the team’s progress, the transition to their new … READ MORE →

Dave Nighbor Joins Lakers Nordic Coaching Staff

(North Bay, ON) – The Nipissing Lakers Nordic ski team has received a big boost with the addition of a new assistant coach who will join the team for the 2014-15 season. Dave Nighbor … READ MORE →

Milestone for Nordic Combined as Summer Grand Prix Approaches

– After months of physical conditioning, the Nordic Combined athletes will switch gears and return to competition as the Summer Grand Prix approaches. A dense two-week period with five competitions and three qualifications in … READ MORE →

NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Sept. 6

(Wilmington, NY) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the 8th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 6 at … READ MORE →

World’s First Global Talent Camp for XC Skiers Held in Norway – Heroes of Tomorrow

(Oslo and Sjusjøen, Norway) – Athletes from nine different countries took part in the global talent camp, where former World Champions and Olympic medalists Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Eldar Rønning shared their inside knowledge … READ MORE →

Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing Webinar w/Matt Whitcomb – Aug. 14

– Matt Whitcomb, the U.S. Ski Team’s Women’s XC Coach, will be the featured guest in an upcoming webinar, “Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing” on August 14 at 5:00 pm CST. In addition to … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Biathlon Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada, is seeking an individual to serve as a bookkeeper for the organization. This position reports to the Executive … READ MORE →

WADA Launches New Website

(Montreal, QC) – WADA has today announced the launch of its new website as part of its continued drive to make information more accessible to its stakeholders and the wider anti-doping community.
The new … READ MORE →

Justyna Kowalczyk Trains and Races at the Snow Farm in NZL – McKeever 2nd

(New Zealand) – Justyna Kowalczyk travelled down under and has put on skis again. For the fourth time, the Polish star is going to spend almost the whole month of August at Snow Farm, New … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Appoints Allan Serrano New Director of Race Operations

(Haywood, Wisconsin) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Allan Serrano as its new Director of Race Operations. Serrano will replace Shellie Milford—who served in various capacities for 13 years and then … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman Takes on the Top Notch Triathlon and Wildman Biathlon

(New Hampshire) – So how does Kris Freeman, former top distance skier on the US XC Ski Team, stay in shape? He takes on all-comers at the Top Notch Triathlon and then a week … READ MORE →

FIS XC Cross-Country Talk – Celine Brun-Lie on US Alaska Camp

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Norway’s Celine Brun-Lie travelled to Anchorage, Alaska for the US Women’s XC Ski Team’s annual NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp which included dryland training and a week on Eagle Glacier. FIS … READ MORE →

Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb + LOTS of Dryland/Glacier Camp PHOTOS

(Alaska) – The US Women’s XC Ski Team recently held their NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp second training camp in Alaska including a week on Eagle Glacier, and were joined by APU skiers … READ MORE →

NNF U16 National Training Camp Video

(Jackson Hole, Wyoming) – Check out this fun video by Skyler Mullings, one of the athletes who attended the NNF- Supported U16 Camp that just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As NNF Executive Director, David … READ MORE →

First Steps in Ladies‘ Nordic Combined – Interview with Tara Geraghty-Moats

– Before this year’s Nordic Combined Grand Prix competitions in Obertsdorf (GER), the female athletes will take centre stage. One of the athletes who will participate in the international training camp and competitions this … READ MORE →

Jessica Jerome Wins 11th National Women’s Ski Jumping Championship Title in Park City

(Park City, Utah) – Jessica Jerome demonstrated her world-class talent picking up her 11th national title on Sunday, Aug. 2 with a win in the large hill competition at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park … READ MORE →

Raising the Bar – U16 Camp NNF Pillar Project Explained by Rick Kapala

(Jackson Hole, Wyoming) – The NNF- Supported U16 Camp just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (the location changes annually). We caught up with one of the camp’s founders, Sun Valley Coach, Rick Kapala … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Event in Vermont – Aug. 10

August 05, 2014 (Stratton, Vermont) – Sign up today for the Fast and Female event happening in Stratton, Vermont on August 10th. Join women from both the SMS T2 Team and Craftsbury Green Racing Project … READ MORE →

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Nordic Ski Instructors

August 05, 2014 (Tabernash, Colorado) – Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado is seeking Nordic Ski Instructors for the 2014/2015 ski season. This is a full-time seasonal position teaching skate and classic ski lessons to … READ MORE →

What’s Happening Now from Norway to Vermont to…

– Check out the latest from the boys and girls in the band as the mid-summer racing, heat, vacationing and surf add up to a whole lot of what’s happening now from Norway, to … READ MORE →