Archive | May, 2015

FIS Calendar Conference 2015 – Preview of Main Committee Topics for Varna June 3-6

(Varna, Bulgaria) – During the upcoming FIS Calendar Conference in Varna, Bulgaria, from June 3-6 there will be much work carried out by more than 50 FIS Committees with a full line-up of meetings. During this … READ MORE →

Olympian Perianne Jones & Para-Nordic National Ski Team Member Brittany Hudak Join CCC’s Women’s Committee

– The Cross Country Canada Ski de Fond Canada (CCC) Women’s Committee is excited to welcome 2010 and 2014 Olympian Perianne Jones, and Paranordic National Ski Team member Brittany Hudak to their ranks. The … READ MORE →

Race To The Top Of Vermont – Register by May 31 and WIN

(Stowe, Vermont) – May is coming to a close and there’s just 1 day left to register for the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont made possible by KLMOUNTAINSHOP.COM and still be … READ MORE →

Merino Muster 2015 – Take the Wanaka Winter Challenge on August 15

(Wanaka, NZ) – In our NZ sports community there are a large number of athletes who have run marathons, coast to coasted, cycled more Km’s than most of us can count but very few … READ MORE →

Ski Classics and Swix End Partnership

– The long-distance cross-country ski championship, Ski Classics, has had Swix as a title partner for the last three seasons but now they will go their separate ways. The Ski Classics is operated by SC … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Manager, Games Operations for Canadian Paralympic Committee

– The Manager Games Operations will manage the operational and logistical preparations of specific assigned Games for upcoming Paralympic Games and/ or Parapan American Games.  This role provides support to Canadian Teams (including athletes, … READ MORE →

Interview with FIS Race Director Pierre Mignerey

May 27, 2015 – FIS Cross-Country Race Director Pierre Mignerey took a moment to reflect on the past 2014/15 season and discuss the main topics for the future development of the sport and highlights for … READ MORE →

Falun2015 Reports Financial Success Beyond All Expectations

(Falun, Sweden) – Following the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun it is now clear that the preliminary financial results show the event accrued 42 million SEK before allocations and taxes. “The … READ MORE →

NNF Update – USST Nominations, Awards, Woodski Partner Profile

– When the list of USST nominees hit various ski press earlier this month, the correlation between rising stars of skiing and NNF athletes was noticeable. A total of 15 of the 16 nominated … READ MORE →

2015 Biathlon Canada Precision Shooting Competition

– The 2015 Biathlon Canada Precision Shooting Competition is open to all members of Biathlon Canada and will provide an opportunity for you to compete against athletes from across the country while promoting the … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity @ Canadian Olympic Committee – Manager, Merchandise Licensing

– 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 supporter of … READ MORE →

Winner of 2015/16 Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest Announced

May 23, 2015 – Congratulations to Hailey Blake, the winner of the 2015/16 Jackrabbit Toque design contest. Her home club is Aurora Nordic in St. Anthony, NL . Hailey is 9 years old, and we … READ MORE →

2015 USSA Annual Awards – Randall and Corradini Honoured

(Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognized accomplished athletes and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during the USSA Congress. Olympic and World Championship gold medal winning moguls … READ MORE →

Come Ski This Summer at the Haig Glacier Camp with Dasha and Ivan – July 24-27

– Join us for a unique opportunity to make substantial improvements and gain technical, mental and waxing edge on the competition. Spend 4 days skiing, learning from the Olympians on how to ski better … READ MORE →

WADA Announces Priorities for Special Anti-Doping Research Fund

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed today the applied science and social science-related areas and that will be financed by the Special Anti-Doping Research Fund. The majority of the applied science … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Junior Worlds 2016 in Rasnov – Preparations Well Underway

(Rasnov, Romania) – For the first time, Rasnov (ROU) will welcome the world’s top Nordic skiers as the FIS Junior & U23 Nordic World Ski Championships that will take place there in February 2016.

On … READ MORE →

APU Announces Alaska Junior Training Camps on Eagle Glacier in July and Aug.

– APUNSC would like to invite interested AK junior skiers to join us this summer for one of two 6-day training camps on Eagle Glacier at the Thomas Training Center.
The training experience on Eagle Glacier is second to none. … READ MORE →

XC Ski Coaches Development Conference in Barrie, ON July 17-18

(Barrie, ON) – The Southern Ontario District (SOD) of Cross Country Ontario and Team Hardwood are pleased to announce that a Coaching Development Conference will be held at Georgian College in Barrie, ON from … READ MORE →

Big Plans Unveiled For Duluth XC

(Duluth, Minn.) – For those of us who know and love Duluth and it’s long time love of cross-country skiing, there is big news brewing that we just had to share. You may have … READ MORE →

Nick Crawford Announced as Alaska Nanooks Cross Country & Nordic Ski Coach

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – The Alaska Nanooks Department of Athletics has named Nick Crawford to the role of head cross country skiing and running coach, announced the University on Monday.
“I am delighted to return to … READ MORE →

Brittany Hudak Leads Canada’s Next Generation of Nordic skiers

– Twenty-one-year old Brittany Hudak claimed the cross-country World Cup crown in 2014-15, and has plans to get even better over the coming years. Twenty-one-year-old Canadian Brittany Hudak has reflected on a successful first … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Skills Development Program Coordinator @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club

– The Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club in Huntsville, ON, is seeking a Skills Development Program Coordinator for the implementation and supervision of the Skills Development Program (Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit). This position will require … READ MORE →

IBU Biathlon WCup Update – Teams Back Training with Camps, Running, Cycling

– The rest over and it’s back to work. As the calendar rolled over from April to May, most teams restarted formal training for the upcoming 2015-16 biathlon season. Although, April is a “rest” … READ MORE →

NENSA Honors Craftsbury Outdoor Center With 2015 John Caldwell Award

– On the strength of a calendar as diverse as their community is deep, Craftsbury Outdoor Center built a triumphant and award winning season. Craftsbury has become a storied venue, not just in New … READ MORE →

Bjørgen and Sundby Top the Prize Money List of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2014/15

– Marit Bjørgen and Martin Johnsrud Sundby, both from Norway, dominated not only last year’s FIS Cross-Country World Cup and the FIS Tour de Ski, but also topped the prize money list standings from last … READ MORE →

FIS Announces Coaching Changes in Cross-Country Skiing

May 14, 2015 – Spring time is when National Ski Associations around the world announce team nominations for the next winter and when coaching changes are made. Here is a short overview of the main … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic World Championships Coming to Calgary-Canmore in 2023?

(Calgary, AB) – Canada may host the 2023 FIS Nordic World Championships in the Calgary-Canmore area according to veteran organizer, Bjorger Pettersen, who heads a committee that has been working on this project for … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Nominations for U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2015-16

– Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of the U.S. Ski Team. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the … READ MORE →

CXC Open Masters/Citizen Technique Clinics in June + Junior Camps

– These clinics are open to master/citizen skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Skiers will be divided in small groups based on their level to provide adequate personal attention. Rollerski equipment … READ MORE →

Cross-Country Canada CEO Davin MacIntosh Update

(Canmore, AB) – We have received confirmation that Cross-Country Canada CEO, Davin MacIntosh, will be parting company with the organization according to Jamie Coatsworth, President, Board of Directors – see our initial report here.
“The Board … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Ambassador Zoe Roy – Inspiring and Fun

– Zoe Roy is an amazing ambassador for Fast and Female in everything she does. Based on this photo, she needs only her purple zebra F&F Buff around her neck to keep her warm.
Like … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Webinar on May 21 – Monetizing Domestic Events

– The Canadian sport community is invited to join the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for a webinar that  will provide tools, tips and guides to help sport organizations drive revenue, athlete development and athlete … READ MORE →

The Coaching Association of Canada Welcomes Keira Torkko as Chief Operating Officer

(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Keira Torkko as the new Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2015. Torkko joins the CAC as a … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Manager, High Performance Services @ PacificSport Northern BC

– PacificSport Northern BC is seeking a highly motivated leader to manage the delivery of High Performance Services across multiple locations throughout Northern BC.  Based in Prince George and with satellite facilities and staff … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Champ Crawford Keynote Speaker at Conversation 2015 – Early Bird Registration Extended

(Quebec City, QC) – Early bird registration for Conversation 2015: Women and Sport to be held in Quebec City, June 9-15 at the University of Laval, has been extended until May 15. Conversation 2015 … READ MORE →

Registration Open for Red Mountain / Black Jack Nordic Academy

(Rossland, BC) – The Red Mountain / Black Jack Nordic Academy is now accepting registrations for the 2015/2016 academic year. The Academy program combines on snow and dryland training with a quality and flexible … READ MORE →

Last Call to Apply for an RBC Learn to Play Project Grant – Deadline May 8

– The RBC Learn to Play Project provides grants to local organizations and community groups that are building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth. Grant applications are being accepted online. The application … READ MORE →

Canadian World Cup XC Ski and National Development Centre Team Nominations 2015-16

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada (CCC) has released its 2015-16 roster for the National Ski Team and National Development Teams. Alex Harvey headlines the squad, joined by Ivan Babikov, Devon Kershaw, and Len … READ MORE →

Major Staff Shakeup at Cross-Country Canada – Davin MacIntosh and Matt Jeffries Leaving ?

(Canmore, AB) – There are major staff changes happening at Cross-Country Canada SkiTrax has learned from reliable sources. We understand that Davin MacIntosh (Chief Executive Officer) is no longer with the organization and that … READ MORE →

Career Opportunity – Director of High Performance, NENSA

– New England Nordic Ski Association is seeking a Director of High Performance to oversee NENSA’s competitive programming. This role requires strong, inspired leadership with a collaborative spirit to galvanize and to work with … READ MORE →

Janice Sibilia to Step Down as NENSA Competitive Program Director

– For nearly nine years, Janice Sibilia worked tirelessly in support of NENSA’s competitive programs. In collaboration with numerous NENSA committees, Janice was a steward of NENSA’s coach education programs and a champion of … READ MORE →

APU Masters Summer Glacier Camp – June 28-July 1

– 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 Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, … READ MORE →

PRINOTH Announces Midwest Dealership Agreement with Cascade Machinery Inc.

(Granby, QC) – PRINOTH, the world’s leading manufacturer of snow grooming and tracked utility vehicles, and Cascade Machinery Inc. are proud to announce today a new partnership.
Cascade Machinery Inc. will distribute PRINOTH Alpine and … READ MORE →

Leavenworth Ski Club Gear Swap – May 10

– Come and join in on this fun and informal, garage style gear marketplace where you can meet up and wheel and deal with proceeds benefiting the Leavenworth Ski Club Nordic and Alpine Ski … READ MORE →

Interview with Fischer USA’s Peter Ashley on his Retirement and Storied Career

– At the recent CCSAA 2015 conference held at Mont-Ste-Anne, QC, SkiTrax caught up with Fischer USA’s outgoing Nordic Vice President, Peter Ashley, who announced his retirement in October after being with the company … READ MORE →

Mt. Bachelor to Close for 2014-15 Ski Season on May 10

(Bend, OR) – Due to below-average winter snowfall and a diminishing snowpack, Mt. Bachelor will close for the season at the end of the operating day on Sunday, May 10.
The resort had tentatively planned … READ MORE →

FIS Names 3 Candidates for the 2021 Nordic World Ski Championships

– By the deadline on May 1st, 2015, three venues with a long tradition in ski jumping submitted applications to organize the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships 2021.
Oberstdorf (GER), Planica (SLO) and Trondheim (NOR) … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Names Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss to Coaching Staff

– Craftsbury is pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters’ coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury … READ MORE →

2017 Haywood Ski Nationals Bid Deadline – May 20

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada (CCC) is interested in receiving Letters of Interest and Bid Packages to Host the 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals.
The applicant must be a CCC Club in good standing or … READ MORE →

Join APU’s Spring Celebration – May 8

– The Alaska Pacific University (APU) Nordic Center is hosting its annual celebration of the past race season to honor the accomplishments of its athletes and raise funds for the upcoming season. There will … READ MORE →