Archive | September, 2014

September Blog Roundup w/Hamilton, Hoffman, Diggins, Caldwell, Kershaw, Stephen

– As we wrap up September, let’s check in with some of North America’s top Nordic ski racers getting primed to blast out of the gate for the launch of the 2014/15 competitive season … READ MORE →

Fischer Sports Celebrates 90th Anniversary

(Ried im Innkreis, Austria) – Fischer Sports celebrated its 90th anniversary at the Ried Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 26. Besides the owners, the supervisory board and all members of staff, numerous guests of … READ MORE →

WADA Introduces ALPHA – A New Approach to Anti-Doping Education

– Until recently, elite athlete anti-doping education centered on event-driven outreach programs providing “just-in-time” knowledge, yet research and maturity acquired in anti-doping now show that information alone will not prevent doping.
WADA has channeled this … READ MORE →

USA’s Sarah Hendrickson Secures Two Podium Finishes at Conti Cup in Norway

(Trondheim, Norway) – In her first event since the Sochi Olympics, Sarah Hendrickson, 20, secured second place finishes at the Continental Cup in Trondheim, Norway on both Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014 … READ MORE →

Swix Uses Exhaustive Testing to Develop New Cera NovaX Wax Line for 2014-15 Season

(Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport recently announced the US launch of Cera NovaX, a comprehensive update to the world’s best-selling wax system, the Swix Cera Nova line. The redesigned system is the culmination of … READ MORE →

NCCP Community Coach AWAD MODULE – Nov. 21-22

(Canmore, AB) – Training for coaches of athletes with a physical disability at the Community Coach level. The NCCP CC AWAD Module is comprised of five hours total of classroom and on-snow.  Learn the … READ MORE →

Polar Unveils New M400 w/GPS and 24/7 Activity Tracking

(Finland) – Polar, the leading pioneer of heart rate monitoring and wearable sports devices, announced on Thursday, 25th September  the release of its latest GPS product. The new Polar M400, which also has 24/7 … READ MORE →

Inside Track Program – Roll With Us Promo

– All donors who join before midnight on November 15th, 2014 will have their names included on the wrap for Team Canada’s wax truck rolling across Europe during the 2014-15 season! AND, if you … READ MORE →

FIS Rollerski World Cup Finale Crowns Winners – Johansson and Konohova

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Last weekend the FIS Rollerski World Cup came closed in Val di Fiemme (ITA). The Team Sprint events on Sunday brought the curtains down on the 2014 FIS Rollerski … READ MORE →

Olympians from APU Nordic Ski Center Hosting Fast and Female Event – Sept. 28

(Anchorage, Alaska) – On September 28th, three Olympians from the Alaska Pacific University (APU) Nordic Ski Center, Sadie Bjornsen, Holly Brooks and Kikkan Randall, will join other elite female athletes representing a variety of … READ MORE →

Yellowstone Ski Festival Statement on Rumors of Coaching Fees

(West Yellowstone, MO) – It has come to our attention that there are many rumors circulating about a “coaching fee” that will be required for the 2014 and future Yellowstone Ski Festivals.
First and foremost,  … READ MORE →

2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Seek Major Sponsors to Partner with for Cable 2015.

– Organizers of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, from January 22- February 1, launched their sponsorship program on Friday September 19th aimed at recruiting the revenue and corporate … READ MORE →

Falun 2015 Update – New Funicular is Now Operating

(Falun, Sweden) – With Falun, Sweden gearing up for the FIS final inspection from October 13-14, the host of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships recently finalized a major construction project. A brand … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Launches 2014 D25 With New Platform

– We’ve gathered the nordic community under our banner and rallied a better future for skiiing. The result of our efforts last year were more athletes competing at higher levels, more team camps and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – 2015 Junior/U23 World Championships & U18 Nordic Junior J1 Trip

– The U.S. Ski Team and the National Nordic Foundation have several positions open for two upcoming events – the 2015 Junior/U23 World Championships in in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a U18 Nordic Junior J1 … READ MORE →

Olympian Madeleine Williams Takes Over Lead of Cross Country Canada’s Women’s Committee

(Canmore, AB) – Olympian Madeleine Williams will take over chair responsibilities for Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada’s Women’s Committee – a group of high-profiled professionals who are focused on shaping opportunities for girls, and … READ MORE →

Finland’s Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Injured

– Finnish cross-country skier Aino-Kaisa Saarinen fell in Ramsau, Austria on her way to the hotel from a training session and broke a bone in her foot. More details on her rehabilitation will be … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Marketing and Events Manager at Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba

– The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba is seeking a Marketing & Events Manager who is responsible for the development and delivery of an overall communications and marketing strategy for the centre. They will drive … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Committee 2014 Sport Awards Ceremony Honours Top Sochi Athletes, Team and Coaches – McKeever Best Male Athlete

(Toronto, ON) – Athletes in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing and wheelchair curling took centre stage on Sept. 19 as stars of the Sochi 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team and the broader Canadian Paralympic movement were … READ MORE →

Canadian Team Gears up in Gällivare for World Cup Season

(Gällivare, Sweden) – Canada’s national cross-country skiing team is coming to Gällivare for performance fine-tuning, in the lead up to the upcoming 2014–2015 World Cup season! The squad includes World Cup stars  such as … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes First Ever Athlete Reference Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code

(Montreal, QC) – WADA is pleased to announce the publication of the Athlete Reference Guide to the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The guide, which will act as a crucial point of reference for all … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Talk Interview w/Devon Kershaw

– It’s probably a safe bet to say that Devon Kershaw’s World Cup season and Sochi Olympics last winter didn’t go as he had hoped. He did, however, record a podium in the prologue … READ MORE →

NENSA 2014-15 Masters Racing Calendar, Zak Cup, Club Cup, & New England Marathon Series

– The 2014-15 season offers a great slate of races combining to fill the calendar with a challenging and fun series of events contested across New England. NENSA is excited to announce the New … READ MORE →

FIS Development Programme Nordic Summer Training Camp Wrap-Up

(Val di Fiemme) – The second edition of the FIS Development Programme Nordic Summer Training Camp in Val di Fiemme (ITA) recently concluded with athletes from 16 different nations taking part in the two-week … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Gunstock Nordic Director

(Gilford, NH) – Gunstock Mountain Resort is looking for a dynamic leader with a passion for snowsports to manage our Nordic Center. The Nordic Center Manager is responsible for the overall management, organization, supervision … READ MORE →

Wonder If YOU Could Be An Olympian/Paralympian? CSI Pacific PODIUM SEARCH – Sept. 20

(Whistler, BC) – Ever wonder If YOU could be an Olympian or Paralympian? CSI Pacific is hosting PODIUM SEARCH on Sept. 20 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm in Whistler at Canadian Sport Institute … READ MORE →

CPC to Unveil Paralympic FUNdamentals Physical Literacy Resource for Canadian Schools

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is announcing the public availability of a revolutionary new physical literacy program known as the Canadian Paralympic FUNdamentals Physical Literacy Resource:
– Designed to help educators promote physical … READ MORE →

Suncor Increases Funding for ‘Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence’ Program

(Calgary, Alberta) – Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, today announced the 2014 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) recipients along with a major increase in funding for the program. The 2014 FACE recipients from … READ MORE →

Leif Lennie Appointed as Big Thunder Nordic’s Head Coach

(Thunder Bay, Ontario) – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Leif Lennie to the position of Head Coach. In the past 3 years, Lennie has … READ MORE →

CXC Coaches Conference 2014 – Oct. 17-19

(Cable, WI) – This year’s CXC Coaches Conference will again be focused on CXC/USSA Level 100 Coaches Certification, introduce CXC/USSA Level 200 Coaches Certification and specific hands-on session for Adaptive coaching. Coaches will be … READ MORE →

Fundraising Evening Benefiting the Pierre Harvey National Centre – Oct. 16

(Quebec City, Quebec) – A fundraising evening benefiting the Pierre Harvey National Centre will be held on October 16, starting at 5:00 pm. The event will include a silent auction, a speech by Alex … READ MORE →

Brittany Webster’s Campaign

– Brittany Webster, a 2-time Olympian and 2013 World Championship Team member, just recently launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $19,000 for her 2015 World Cup Ski Season. “Racing professionally and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Four Openings at Kawartha Nordic Ski Club

September 13, 2014 (Peterborough County, Ontario) – The Kawartha Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) is a Nordic ski area located in North Kawartha township, Peterborough County, Ontario. Founded in 1976, Kawartha Nordic offers over 40 kilometres … READ MORE →

Did Northug Receive Special Treatment from Police?

(Trondheim, Norway) – Disgraced Norwegian ski star Petter Northug may have received special treatment from police earlier this year reports News in English, Norway. This information is also included in a new book about … READ MORE →

Inaugural FIS Coaching Seminar for Females in Cross-Country Skiing a Success

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The first ever FIS Coaching seminar for females on the initiative of the FIS Cross-Country Sub-Committee for ladies was a great success. From 5th-7th September, former top Italian Cross-Country … READ MORE →

Preparations for 2015 FIS Tour de Ski Underway

– Last week, the main team involved with the FIS Tour de Ski preparations visited the four Tour host venues of Oberstdorf (GER), Val Müstair (SUI), Toblach and Val di Fiemme (both ITA). The … READ MORE →

Inspiring Documentary Following Athlete’s Roller-Ski from Arctic to Baja to Start Filming Sept. 14

(Inuvik, NWT) – An epic journey will begin in Inuvik on September 14, when the seven-time USA champion in biathlon, Raymond Dombrovsky, will embark on a month-long 4,200 mile trip across North America, from … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Groomer Operators, Whistler Olympic Park

(Whistler, BC) – The Groomer Operators at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. The trail … READ MORE →

Gunnar Bjertnaes Awarded The King’s Medal of Merit

(Oslo, Norway) – Gunnar Bjertnaes, Chief of Technology at Madshus, was awarded the King’s Medal of Merit (Kongens Fortjenestemedalje) and Diploma of Loyal Service Achievement as well as an invitation to meet Harald 5th the … READ MORE →

SIA Releases 2014 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report

September 10, 2014 (Washington, DC) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the snow sports industry’s member-owned trade association, released the 2014 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report today, covering the ups and downs of the 2013/2014 season. … READ MORE →

Canmore Receives First Snow – Correction

(Canmore, AB) – Check out the latest pics of the first snowfall taken yesterday in Canmore courtesy of Dave Rees, former president of Cross Country Canada, who writes… “A day in Canmore (today!). Yesterday … READ MORE →

Speed Camp USSA Lake Placid 2014 Rocks

(Lake Placid, New York) – Speed Camp LP was a lot of fun and it was great to be able to connect with the skiing community here in the Lake Placid area. We had … READ MORE →

Mackenzie Investments Signs 4-Year Sponsorship with Snow Sports Canada

– From steep downhill runs to deep halfpipes, soaring jumps to grueling trails, starting this winter, Mackenzie Investments will fuel the passion of winter athletes across Canada with a new, four-year sponsorship of Snow … READ MORE →

NANANordic Inspires Kids to Ski

(Alaska) – The mission of FIS SnowKidz Organizer NANANordic is to introduce cross-country skiing to rural Alaska through a sustainable Nordic ski programme. In its inaugural year in 2012, NANANordic introduced 650 students in … READ MORE →

8th Annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski – Stephen and Burke Defend Titles

(Wilmington, NY) – Liz Stephen (USST) and Tim Burke (USBA) defended their titles at the 8th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race. Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) was second in the women’s race … READ MORE →

Climb to the Castle – Whiteface Toll Road Construction Update

– New pavement was being put down this afternoon on the final mile climb to the Whiteface Mountain summit. We are hopeful that it will harden overnight and be ready to go in the … READ MORE →

The City of Red Deer Named Host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

(Calgary, AB) – At a joint media conference this morning held by the Canada Games Council and the Province of Alberta, the City of Red Deer was named host of the 2019 Canada Winter … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Flu Shots, Climb to the Castle, Fischer Boots, WCup Prize Money, Pursuit OUT, Canadian Women, NorAm Travel Prize

– Flu shot time – do it early and don’t wait. Also think about the pneumonia vaccine and don’t put off a shingles shot – hurts like a bitch if you contact this virus. … READ MORE →

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

(Wilmington, NY) – The countdown to the NYSEF Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 6 has started – please review the following important updates.
Whiteface Toll Road Construction Update
Road construction is being … READ MORE →

Madshus Becomes the Exclusive Ski and Boot Partner of Vasaloppet

– We are proud to announce that starting September 1, 2014, Madshus and Vasaloppet are entering a collaborative partnership, making Madshus the new exclusive ski and boot supplier of the Vasaloppet. With the new … READ MORE →