Archive | November, 2014

Interviews with Sadie Bjornsen and Devon Kershaw

(Ruka, Finland) – On Day 2 of the Ruka opener American Sadie Bjornsen was the top NA skier 17th in the women’s 10km CL race while Devon Kershaw was solid in 14th in the … READ MORE →

France Claims IBU World Cup Mixed Relay – USA 7th

(Oestersund, Sweden) – The Mixed Relay kicked off the IBU World Cup season with an exciting to-the-wire finish that saw France’s Martin Fourcade cut a 26s deficit to catch and outkick the two leaders in the finishing … READ MORE →

Harvey Strong 7th as Johaug and Niskanen Take Ruka 10/15km CL Victories – Kershaw 14th, Sadie Bjornsen 17th

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey continued his strong start to the season claiming 7th in the men’s 15km CL while teammate Devon Kershaw was solid in 14th as Iivo Niskanen (Fin) secured his … READ MORE →

Brennan and Gelso Claim USSA SuperTour West Yellowstone 10/15km FR Titles – Results and Photos

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Rosie Brennan (APU Nordic Ski Center) was the only woman to break the 27-min mark on her way to victory in the women’s 10km FR distance race today on Day … READ MORE →

Interviews and Comments from Sargent, Randall, Harvey, Newell and Hamilton at FIS XC World Cup Ruka Opener

(Kuusamo, Finland) – Following today’s FIS XC World Cup Ruka opener we caught up with the USA’s Ida Sargent and Kikkan Randall along with Alex Harvey, Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton for their take … READ MORE →

Interview with Alysson Marshall at West Yellowstone USSA SuperTour

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Canada’s Alysson Marshall (AWCA-NST) and teammate Heidi Widmer went 1-2 in the season opener USSA SuperTour women’s 1.5km FR Sprints yesterday in West Yellowstone, Montana and we caught up with Marshall for her take … READ MORE →

USA’s Sargent Scores Career-Best 5th at FIS XC World Cup Ruka CL Sprint Opener – Harvey 14th

(Kuusamo, Finland) – American Ida Sargent delivered a personal best 5th place finish as she put the USA in the women’s 1.4 CL Sprint final today at the Ruka season opener 2014-15 FIS XC … READ MORE →

US Nordic Combined Team 2014/15 Named

– Three Olympians were named to the 2015 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that opens its FIS World Cup campaign this weekend in Ruka, Finland. The team includes Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour West Yellowstone 1.5km FR Sprint FULL Results, Photos – Von Jess and Canada’s Marshall in Charge

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Dakota Black Horse Von Jess (Bend Endurance Academy) took his first unofficial victory of the season topping the men’s field in the season opener USSA SuperTour 1.5km FR Sprints at … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce that the deadline for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 International Contest has been extended until 12 midnight EST on Thurs, Nov. 28. With almost 400 teams … READ MORE →

Iceland’s Fossavatn Ski Marathon Celebrates 80 Years and Joins Worldloppet Family

– Fossavatnsgangan (Fossavatn Ski Marathon) in Iceland is looking forward to a memorable 2015 season. This year will not only mark the 80th anniversary of the event, it will also be the inaugural race … READ MORE →

FIS XC Contest – Win a Brand New Polar M400

– Do you train hard and beyond limits? Share your best training picture with us and win a Polar M400 heart rate monitor. To enter the contest post a picture on your Instagram account … READ MORE →

LIVE FEED – USSA SuperTour West Yellowstone FR Sprints

(West Yellowstone, Montana) – Check out this live feed on XCountry Live direct from West Yellowstone where the 2014/15 USSA SuperTour season opener 1.5km FR Sprints are underway today. Then on Saturday, Nov. 29 check … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest – Last Chance

(Toronto, ON) – This is your last chance to register your team in the 7th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 International Contest for a shot at winning the grand prize Fischer Carbonlite … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Says He’s Ready to Rock as World Cup Season Kicks Off in Finland

(Montreal, QC) – As a new Olympic cycle begins, Canadian XC ski veteran Alex Harvey does not intend to slow down. His 2013-2014 season was marked by ups and downs. Among the highlights, was … READ MORE →

FIS Athletes’ Commission Accepting Nomations for Upcoming Elections

– National Ski Associations are invited to submit nominations of candidates for the FIS Athletes’ Commission during the respective FIS World Championships in 2015. The Commission, which discusses and addresses issues concerning athletes, is … READ MORE →

Happy Thanksgiving Blog and Twitter Roundup from Diggins, Randall, Fischer Sport, Hoffman

– SkiTrax would like to wish our neighbours a very US Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and find the time to play in the snow… if you’re lucky enought to … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Opener Goes Low-Fluoro this Weekend – Race Details, Registration

(Craftsbury, VT) – We’re excited to invite everyone to the Craftsbury Opener this Sunday, November 30. In a new twist this season, we’re making one change to  this traditional early season interval start freestyle … READ MORE →

Get Amped With this FIS Nordic Skiing WCup 2014-15 Teaser Video

– FIS has launched an action-packed teaser video to get fans amped for the start of the 2014-15 World Cup season that kicks off this weekend in Kuusamo, Finland. Check it out, re-live last … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest – Final Countdown

(Toronto, ON) – The final countdown is underway as the deadline approaches to register your team in the 7th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 International Contest. The grand prize is a Fischer … READ MORE →

FIS Cross Country Talk Interview w/Kikkan Randall – Athletes Commission, New Season

– During the recent FIS Council meetings in Oberhofen (SUI), FIS Athlete Commission Chair Kikkan Randall from the USA took a historic seat at the table of the FIS Council meetings. FIS Cross-country caught … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Announces New Head Nordic Development Team Coach

(Bend, OR) – Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) announced earlier this month that Jordan Buetow has joined the coaching staff as head Nordic Development Team Coach for the 2014 – 15 ski season.  Jordan Buetow, … READ MORE →

FIS World Cup #1 Ruka Preview + The Contenders

– For the 13th time, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup and the Nordic Opening will take place in Ruka (FIN). This upcoming weekend, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup will begin in the gateway to … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Cross Country Alberta

– Cross Country Alberta would like to announce the opening of a one year temporary position for Program Coordinator, covering a maternity leave. The position will commence on January 12, 2015. Please find the … READ MORE →

NNF News – Drive for 25 Thanks From Dave Knoop, Grover on Development, West Yellowstone Masters Race

– This year the Drive for 25 raised over $215k for Cross Country and Nordic Combined development programs. Every year our Nordic community says YES WE CAN and collectively we come together for our next generation … READ MORE →

Alysson Marshall Blog – The Canadian Excellence Fund Story

– You may have seen the new fundraising campaign on the CCC website: The Canadian Excellence Fund. This is something I have been working hard on with CCC for a few months and that … READ MORE →

US Cross Country Team Named for 2014/15 Season

(Park City, Utah) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Athlete Coach Services Program Assistant at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

– The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is a world class Olympic and Paralympic training environment as designated by Own the Podium. Through the support of our national and provincial partners, our team of sport … READ MORE →

Interview with Devon Kershaw

(Gallivare, Sweden) – Following today’s 15km CL race at the SportEvent Gällivare Lapland venue where he placed 5th we caught up with Canadian veteran Devon Kershaw for a brief chat. This was his first … READ MORE →

SportEvent Gällivare 10/15km CL – Alex Harvey 3rd + Interview, Emily Nishikawa 4th

(Gallivare, Sweden) – Canada’s Alex Harvey landed on the podium again claiming 3rd with teammate Devon Kershaw 5th in the men’s 10km CL at the SportEvent Gällivare competitions today in Sweden in the lead … READ MORE →

FIS XC Pre-World Cup Competition Round Up – Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

– It as another busy day of competition across Scandinavia including Rovaniemi, Finland; Beitostolen, Norway; Bruksvallarna, Sweden; Saariselkae, Finland; Gallivare, Sweden. Our next race report will be from the World Cup season opener next weekend … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest – DON’T MISS IT

(Toronto, ON) – With over 150 team entries so far, our 7th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 International Contest for skiers around the world, is well under way. Featuring over $4,000 in … READ MORE →

Sadie Bjornsen Takes Over at Sodie Training RAP

(Muonio, Finland) – The US XC Ski Team is in Finland preparing for the upcoming FIS World Cup season that starts next weekend in Kuusamo and Sadie Bjornsen is now up at our “Sodie” Training … READ MORE →

Internship Opportunity – TwentyTen Group

(Toronto, ON) – The TwentyTen Group is a leading-edge strategic marketing and sponsorship firm with a growing international client base. Operating in Toronto and Vancouver, the TwentyTen Group strives to elevate the potential of … READ MORE →

Perianne Jones and Sergey Ustiugov Win FIS CL Sprints in Gallivare – Alex Harvey 2nd

(Gallivare, Sweden) – Canada’s Perianne Jones earned her first FIS victory in the women’s 1.2km CL sprint today to kick off her season while Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov pipped fellow Canuck Alex Harvey with a … READ MORE →

Interview with Canadian XC Ski Team Head Coach Justin Wadsworth

(Gallivare, Sweden) – SkiTrax caught up with Justin Wadsworth, the Head Coach of the Canadian National Ski Team, that is currently at their final training camp in Gallivare, Sweden. The squad is preparing for … READ MORE →

The Grinders Launch New Pro Nordic Ski Service in Canmore with State-of-the-Art Equipment

(Canmore, AB) – The Grinders are Rich Pettit and Geret Coyne. If you have competed on the international Nordic circuit for Canada in the last 25 years, you will likely remember having your skis … READ MORE →

Johaug and Sundby Dominate in Beitostolen for Norwegian XC Season Kickoff

– Therese Johaug and Martin Johnsrud Sundby started their seasons off just as they left them in March of 2014.  Both Johaug and Sundby took home the Overall World Cup crystal globes in 2013-14 … READ MORE →

Kalla and Olsson Tops at Swedish Season Opener in Bruksvallarna

– The opening weekend of competition in Bruksvallarna, Sweden, featuring most of the Swedish National team, saw Charlotte Kalla and Johan Olsson victorious in the 5/10 km classic events.

Today’s event was the first of … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder 2014 Recap Video Gets You Ready to Rock This Season

– Check out this great Frozen Thunder 2014 recap video from Buff Canada at the season-opener in Canmore as North American athletes got their ski on. From start to finish, this clip featuring slick … READ MORE →

Agenda 2020 Strategic Roadmap for Future of Olympic Movement Revealed

– On November 18, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
During the public launch of the recommendations … READ MORE →

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Names Nine Athletes to 2014-15 National Team

(Park City, UT) – Nine top U.S. women ski jumpers have been named to the 2014-15 U.S. Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team ahead of an exciting World Championships, World Cup, and Continental Cup schedule.Veteran ski … READ MORE →

Dahria Beatty Blog – Bringing Fast and Female Back to the North

– My past month has been full of fun events, highlights being the Fast and Female Power hour in Whitehorse in conjunction with my trip home and starting the race season with the two … READ MORE →

Canadian Excellence Fund – Support Our Next Generation of Champions

(Canmore, AB) – As we enter a new Olympic quadrennial, Canada is searching for our next generation of World Cup athletes. We have a strong group of developing athletes but they need to gain … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest – Team Registration NOW OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – With the first FIS World Cup kicking off the season in Kuusamo, Finland on Nov. 29, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014/15 Contest … READ MORE →

FIS XC Season Gets Underway with Pre-World Cup Competitions

– The FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2014/15 presented by Viessmann starts next week in Ruka (FIN) but the Cross-Country Skiing season already started last weekend with the first competitions of the Eastern Europe Cup … READ MORE →

Methow Valley Nordic Team Youth Program Online Auction – Support Young Skiers

(Winthrop, WA) – Help us raise money for the Methow Valley Nordic Team. There are approximately 110 youth skiers involved in our program – almost 20% of our youth population skis! Your support helps … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Outdoor Center to Host USSA SuperTour Festival – Jan. 29-Feb. 8

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – 11 days. 7 races. Eastern Cups, SuperTours, Carnival Races, Masters Races, and the always timeless Craftsbury Marathon. Hundreds of racers from all over the country, including top domestic skiers competing … READ MORE →

CXC to Host Level 100 Coaches Certification Program in Minneapolis Nov. 30

– CXC will host a day-long Level 100 CXC/USSA Coaches Certification program in Minneapolis on Sunday November 30th. The program will be conducted from 8am to 5 pm at the Loppet Foundation Headquarters located … READ MORE →

Callaghan Gold – Early Snow at Whistler Olympic Park

(Callaghan Valley, BC) – Cross Country BC held its fall Callaghan Valley Training Centre / BC Ski Team / BC Development Squad Camp on ski trails made from stored snow at Whistler Olympic Park … READ MORE →