Archive | April, 2015

Nordic Combined Superstars Announce Retirements – Lamy Chappuis, Demong and More

– The retiring stars of Nordic Combined include many that have played a key role in defining the sport. Read a summary below, including social media links about their retirement.

One of the most notable … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – 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 →

USST Athletes Tell Their NENSA Stories

– Four U.S. Ski Team members recently sat down to talk about the role NENSA played in their journey from Vermont to the world stage. Check out the videos below to hear from Sophie … READ MORE →

Dartmouth College to Host the Memorial Challenge for Cardiac Research on May 23

– The Memorial Challenge is a body circuit workout in memory of Blaine Steinberg and Torin Tucker to raise funds for Cardiac research at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center. The innagural event … READ MORE →

Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders Join CXC Team

– Central Cross Country Skiing is proud to announce Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders, will be joining the CXC Team for the 2015-2016 Season. Kyle and Alice look to build upon the success they … READ MORE →

CCC Women’s Committee Female Athlete and Coach Surveys 2015

(Canmore, AB) – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes and coaches to complete our annual survey. We use your responses to plan our initiatives so your participation is very important. … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canada Winter Games 2019 Chief Executive Officer

(Red Deer, AB) – The Canada Games “Inspire Dreams and Build Champions;” they have the ultimate impact on Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic athletes. Red Deer has been selected as the … READ MORE →

Alaska XC Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Fundraiser – More Photos and Interview w/ Judith Rabinowitz

(Anchorage, AK) – Judith Rabinowitz was recently inducted into the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame at a ceremony and fundraiser event in Anchorage on April 25 (read our coverage here). This year, … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre To Open May 15-18th for Annual Spring Fling Camp

(Vernon, BC) – Many of you have been waiting to hear if we will be opening again this season for a spring camp and I am happy to inform you that we will once … READ MORE →

CAAWS Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Canada’s Dairy Farmers

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) would like to announce our multi-year partnership with Canada’s dairy farmers.
“We look forward to working with Canada’s … READ MORE →

Alaska Throwback Thursday Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony a Big Success – Report, Photos, Video

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The first ever Throwback Thursday Cross Country Ski Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony brought together hundreds of skiers from across Alaska and across generations for a special gathering at … READ MORE →

Interview w/Gestev’s Patrice Drouin about FIS WCup Ski Tour Canada 2016

(Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – SkiTrax caught up with Patrice Drouin of Quebec-based event organizing company Gestev at the annual two-day CCSAA Conference held recently at Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC, to find out more about the 2016 FIS … READ MORE →

CCC Seeks Nominees for 2015 Board of Directors

(Canmore, AB) – The CCC Board Nominations Committee is seeking individuals interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors. Elections will occur at the Annual General Meeting, June 20, 2015 in Canmore, Alberta.
Three Directors … READ MORE →

Norway’s Stoermer Steira Announces her Retirement

– Norway’s Kristin Stoermer Steira has decided to end her long and storied cross-country skiing career. “I experienced unforgettable moments as a skier. I love cross-country skiing but the time has come to find … READ MORE →

Canmore Nordic Ski Club Announces Rachel Koroscil as Biathlon Head Coach

(Canmore, AB) – The Canmore Nordic Ski Club is pleased to announce that Rachel Koroscil has been named Biathlon Head Coach effective May 25. Koroscil replaces Jeff Lodge who will retire this spring.
“We look … READ MORE →

FIS 2014/15 Comprehensive Anti-Doping Testing Program Report

– The focus of the FIS out-of-competition activities is based on an intelligent testing programme, which is the strategy emphasised by WADA. In the season 2014/15 (including the training period) between 1st May 2014 … READ MORE →

Federal Government Announces Funding Boost to High-Performance Sport

(Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s next generation of high-performance athletes received a boost of support in their quest to achieve their dreams of winning an Olympic or Paralympic medal, thanks to the Government of Canada’s … READ MORE →

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is Pleased to Introduce the 2015 Inductees – Sharon and Shirley Firth Honoured

– 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In recognition of this significant milestone, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to share some exciting information about … READ MORE →

2015 Parasport Jumpstart Fund Now Open

– Today, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the opening of the 2015 Parasport Jumpstart Fund that will help more kids get in the game.
Applications are now open and Canadian … READ MORE →

CCES Expands Youth Program About Dangers of Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) today announced that 20,000 Ontario students will benefit from a ground-breaking education and awareness program about the dangers of appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs … READ MORE →

Alaska Cross Country Announces Throwback Thursday Spring Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 23

(Alaska) – In 1999 Cross Country Alaska created a process, took nominations and voted on the inaugural class for the Alaska Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame. Since then ski life happened for the … READ MORE →

Interviews with Alex and Pierre Harvey at CCSAA 2015 in Mont-Sainte-Anne

(Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – SkiTrax was on site at the annual two-day CCSAA Conference held recently at Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC. While the conference is a great way for US and Canadian delegates to network with their … READ MORE →

Olympic Biathlon Couple Brendan Green and Rosanna Crawford Embark on Northern Journey to Inspire Youth

(Canmore, AB) – Two of Canada’s top biathletes, Brendan Green and Rosanna Crawford, fired into new territory this season with record-setting top-five results on the World Cup circuit. The Canadian duo will now embark … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – University of Maine at Presque Isle Head Ski Coach

(Presque Isle, ME) – The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking to fill the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach from mid-September 2015 through mid-March 2016. The head ski coach … READ MORE →

Design Canada’s 2016 National Ski Team Race Suit with Swix Creator

– As part of the exciting new five year partnership between Cross Country Ski de fond Canada & Swix, we are launching a fantastic contest – a chance to design Canada’s 2016 National Ski … READ MORE →

New Salon du Ski et Sports d’Hiver Launches in Quebec City Nov. 13-15

(Quebec City, QC) – The first annual Salon du Ski et Sports d’Hiver (Ski and Winter Sports Show) is slated to take place from Nov. 13-15, 2015 in Quebec City. Organizer Christian Rodrigue says … READ MORE →

CCES to host Summit on Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Youth

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Join the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and its partners on April 22, 2015, for a free, half-day Summit on Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) and Youth.
We will discuss … READ MORE →

Changing of the Guard at Fischer USA – Steve Reeder on Board as Peter Ashley Retires

(Auburn, NH) – Fischer Sports U.S.A has announced the hire of Steve Reeder as National Sales Manager for Nordic Skiing. Reeder, a long time New England sales representative with Fischer will assume the responsibilities … READ MORE →

Utah’s Mayerhofer Named USCSCA Nordic Skier of the Year

(Boulder, CO) – Utah skier Veronika Mayerhofer has been named as the National Women’s Nordic Skier of the Year by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.
Mayerhoffer was the 2015 NCAA Champion in the … READ MORE →

National U16 Camp Announces Selections and Program for Summer 2015

– The sixth edition of the National U16 Camp will be held Friday July 24 to Friday, July 31 2015 in Burlington, Vermont. The National U16 Camp brings together the top U16 Boys and … READ MORE →

Spring Blog Roundup – The Hoff, Brooks, Bjornsen, Diggins, Stephen

– With another exciting competitive season in the history books, our favourite XC athletes are taking some time to wind down and reflect on their racing. Check out the latest from Noah Hoffman, Holly … READ MORE →

Celebrate Larry – June 13

– On June 13, Highlands Nordic will host a celebration of Larry Sinclair’s life. Sinclair was a founding member of the Highlands Trailblazers Ski Club, Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and a game … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Jr Program Assistant Coach

(Fairbanks, AK) – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is searching for an assistant coach to work as part of a team of professional and volunteer coaches in … READ MORE →

Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Brian and Caitlin Gregg

– In this edition of Talking With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with special guests, Brian and Caitlin Gregg, the speedy American XC skiing husband-and-wife team of Team Gregg/Madshus from Minneapolis, MN.
Caitlin Gregg … READ MORE →

Chandra Crawford, Fast and Female Featured in The Vancouver Sun

– Canadian XC skiing legend and CEO of the hugely successful Fast and Female empowerment program for girls aged eight to 18, Chandra Crawford, marks the 10th anniversary this year of the founding of … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Announces New National Coaching Structure to Develop Medal-Winning Athletes

(Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de Fond Canada will start the 2015 season with coaches Louis Bouchard and Justin Wadsworth and will continue to invest in developing Canadian coaching talent while focusing on putting … READ MORE →

IMI and WADA to to Collaborate on Areas of Common Interest Including the Fight Against Doping

(Montreal, QC) – Today, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are pleased to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow them to share information … READ MORE →

Continued Support for Canada’s Top Athletes and Coaches in Canada

(Halifax, NS) – Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret’s), on behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today reiterated the Government of Canada’s continued support for the Canadian Olympic … READ MORE →

USST 2014/15 XC Season in Review – What Worked and What Didn’t?

– Athletic success is rarely linear. Press clippings and annual highlights love to portray a smooth curve of improvement and the inexorable march towards success, but there are very few careers that can be … READ MORE →

Stride for Stride – NENSA Announces The Match for the Annual Fund Campaign

– Stride for stride means dollar for dollar. Thanks to a generous member of our community, you have a chance to see your contribution matched in one of two ways…
1. Can you give more … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Project Assistant @ Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)

April 12, 2015 – The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is seeking a dynamic and competent Project Assistant for the 2015 Summer Semester. Reporting to the Operations Manager, and working closely with the … READ MORE →

USA’s Holly Brooks Claims 3rd Overall as Livers and Rudakova Win FIS Ugra Ski Marathon Finale

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – After some heavy rain over the last days, the organizing committee of the last FIS Marathon Cup of the season 2014/15 decided to shorten the race course from 50km FT to … READ MORE →

APU Celebration of 2014-15 Season Fundraiser – May 8

– Please join us in celebrating the 2014-15 Season Fundraiser on May 8 at the APU Atwood Building from 6pm including live and silent auctions, athletes from the Nordic Worlds, Europa Cup, US Nationals, Juniors, … READ MORE →

WADA Update on The New ADAMS System

– WADA is pleased to provide you with an update regarding the development of our new Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (the new ADAMS) in co-operation with many organizations around the world.

Pre-race Interview with USA’s Holly Brooks – Poised to Make History at 2015 FIS Marathon Cup Finale

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – The USA’s Holly Brooks is on the verge of making history in a BIG way in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, as she’s the women’s race series leader coming into the final round of the … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Nominates 2015-16 National Team

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for both men and women for the 2015-16 National Team to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
A Team:
– Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, N.Y.)

Cross Country Canada Partners with Swix for Training and Racing Apparel to 2018

(Canmore, AB) – The nation’s best cross-country ski athletes will be sporting new duds on the trails to 2018 thanks to a new partnership established with Swix and Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada … READ MORE →

Overall Medal Tables from 2015 FIS World Championships and 2014/15 FIS World Cups

– Mirror, mirror on the wall, who was the greatest champion of all? It’s not such an easy question to answer at the conclusion of the 2014/15 FIS season with three World Championships in … READ MORE →

Career Oportunity – Program Manager, NSF Services @ Canadian Olympic Committee

(Montreal, QC) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand.  The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence.  We are the largest private … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Communications and Marketing/Events Manager at CAAWS

– The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and … READ MORE →