Archive | July, 2015

Matti Heikkinen and Heidi Weng Win Lysebotn Opp at Blink Ski Festival on Day 1

(Norway) – Matti Heikkinen (Finland) and Heidi Weng (Norway) topped the men’s and women’s fields respectively at the Lysebotn Opp, the first stage of the 2015 Blink Ski Festival, a popular three-day Rollerski race … READ MORE →

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Beijing has won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter Games. Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promised “…a fantastic, extraordinary … READ MORE →

National U16 Camp Results and Video – Get Your Nord ON

(Burlington, Vermont) – Here are the results from the uphill run and general strength test as the nation’s best U16 cross country athletes storm the University of Vermont campus for the NNF-funded National U16 … READ MORE →

21st Merino Muster Cross Country Ski Event at the Snow Farm – August 15th

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – The Merino Muster Organizing Committee invites you to join us to celebrate the 21st Merino Muster on the 15th of August at Snow Farm, Cardrona, Wanaka.
This promises to be an … READ MORE →

128th IOC Session – 2022 Olympic Winter Games Host City Selection

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The 128th IOC Session, in which FIS President Gian Franco Kasper is participating in his capacity as IOC Member, will open on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur … READ MORE →

Career Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer for Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is seeking an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide leadership and assume overall responsibility for the operation and administration of CCC business including human … READ MORE →

The Putney School Seeks Head Coach

July 27, 2015 – The Putney School, a residential high school in Putney, Vermont, is seeking a head coach with previous experience to run their competitive program for the winter trimester – December 1-12 and January … READ MORE →

Congratulations – Kristin Stoermer Steira and Devon Kershaw Tie the Knot

(Lofoten, Norway) – Congratulations to Kristin Stoermer Steira and Devon Kershaw who tied the knot on July 25 in a marriage ceremony that featured some of the rock stars of cross-country skiing. The two … READ MORE →

Canmore to Host 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals

– After consideration of excellent bids from Canmore, Highlands Nordic and Les Aventuriers, the Events Committee is pleased to confirm that Canmore Nordic will play host to the 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals.  The annual … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Committee Calls for Applications for the 2015/16 System Development Fund

July 25, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2015-2016 granting round of the System Development Fund.
The System Development Fund targets initiatives … READ MORE →

Five Things To Know About The Upcoming Global Talent Junior Nordic Ski Camp

(Norway) – Athletes from nine different countries took part in last year’s inaugural Global Talent Junior Nordic Ski Camp in Norway, where former world champions and Olympic medalists, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Eldar Rønning, … READ MORE →

17th Annual Jindro Mayer Springer Tournee, US Large Hill Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Champs – July 27-Aug 1

(Park City, Utah) – The 17th Annual North American Springer Tournee is set to take place at the Utah Olympic Park with an exciting format that will see only one event on each ski … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes 2014 Testing Figures Report

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2014 Testing Figures Report today, which outlines the results of all 2014 tests analyzed by WADA-accredited laboratories, including in- and out-of-competition urine, blood and … READ MORE →

Caterinichio Reflects on Her USSA Nordic Director Position as She Moves On

– We caught up with Joey Caterinichio, who recently resigned from her Nordic Director position with the USSA, after taking over from her predecessor John Farra over three years ago. Caterinichio shares her beginnings … READ MORE →

Catamount Trail Receives Grants, Prepares for North Face Race – Aug. 23

(Burlington, VT) – The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) was recently awarded two Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants from Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. The CTA was one of nine Vermont non-profit organizations … READ MORE →

Biathlon Weddings – Bailey, Perras, Jonsson, Glazyrina

– July has been a big month for weddings in the world of biathlon, with six current or recently retired biathletes getting married recently in the USA, Canada, Sweden and Siberia.

Lowell Bailey

Two big weddings … READ MORE →

National U16 Camp in Burlington Vermont Final UPDATE

– Hello Skiers and Parents. Hope all of you in reading your gear AND your psyche for what will be a great week. Below is a list of the camp staff with their numbers. … READ MORE →

SIA Announces Nick Sargent as Incoming President

– The SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nick Sargent as SIA’s incoming President. Sargent, who most recently held the position of vice president of global business alliance at … READ MORE →

USSA Seeks Nordic Director and to Grow Membership

July 19, 2015 (Park City, UT) – With growing enthusiasm for cross country skiing, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is adding the new position of nordic domestic director to its staff team in Park … READ MORE →

2022 Olympic Winter Games Candidate Cities Almaty and Beijing – July 31 Countdown

– The Olympic Movement is looking ahead to the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) from July 30-Aug. 3, 2015 when the International Olympic Committee will elect Almaty (KAZ) or Beijing (CHN) to … READ MORE →

NENSA Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

– The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Board of Directors are pleased to welcome three new members to the NENSA Board, and bids a fond farewell to retiring members, John Attwood of Cape … READ MORE →

Preparations in Full Swing for 10th FIS Tour de Ski Anniversary Edition

– Next year, the annual cross-country season highlight will be celebrating a special anniversary with its 10th edition of the FIS Tour de Ski. Last week, all Organising Committees of the 10th FIS Tour … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Marketing and Advertising Manager @ Hardwood Ski and Bike

(Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is Ontario’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike facility, providing a fun, safe and healthy experience for our guests. It operates in the competitive health and … READ MORE →

Diggins Report from the Snow Farm in NZ

(Wanaka, NZ) – Part of the Team USA crew flew to the Snow Farm in New Zealand on July 8 for a training camp while the Alaskan teamers will find snow on Eagle Glacier … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Power Hour p/b L.L. Bean on July 26th – Register Today

(Bloominton, MN) – On Sunday, July 26, join Winter Olympians Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall and Caitlin Gregg for a Fast and Female Power Hour p/b L.L. Bean full of fun activities and inspiration at … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – XCCM Head Coach

(Chelsea, QC) – XC Chelsea Masters is looking for a part-time Head Coach. The Head Coach is responsible for designing the club’s ski programs in collaboration with the Board of Directors and delivering the … READ MORE →

Two Weeks Left to Register for the July Igor Legacy Camp

(Iola, Wisconsin) – There are two weeks left to register for the July Igor Legacy Camp. Igor Badamshin loved skiing. Blessed with a gift for coaching young athletes, Igor often recharged Nordic skiing in … READ MORE →

ONE WAY and Vellend Tech Renew Canadian Distribution Partnership

(Toronto, Ontario) – The Nordic Sports Brand ONE WAY Sport is proud to announce a renewal of their partnership with Vellend Tech Inc. as the exclusive distributor in Canada for all ONE WAY products.


Roller-ski Racing Returns to Southern Ontario – Next Event is Aug. 5

July 12, 2015 – The Southern Ontario District of Cross Country Ontario launched its first-in-a-long-long-time roller ski race at Downsview Park in Toronto on Wednesday, July 8. Racing on a beautifully-paved, rolling 2-km loop, the … READ MORE →

Austria’s Duerr Sidesteps Criminal Charges Following Sochi Doping Scandal

(Vienna, AUT) – Johannes Duerr, an Austrian cross-country skier whoe admitted to taking EPO and was kicked out the Sochi 2014 Games (read more here), will not be charged and a criminal investigation against … READ MORE →

Career Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer for Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is seeking an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide leadership and assume overall responsibility for the operation and administration of CCC business including human … READ MORE →

NDC Thunder Bay Joins with Top Canadian XC Skiers at Alignment Training Camp in Canmore

– NDC Thunder Bay athletes and coaches have spent the past three weeks in Canmore, Alberta training with other top Nordic athletes in the country including Canada’s top World Cup Team as part of … READ MORE →

FIS Rollerski World Cup Gets Underway This Weekend in Croatia

July 9, 2015 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – This year’s FIS Rollerski World Cup series will feature three World Cup stops along with the Rollerski World Championships in Val di Fiemme (ITA). This weekend, the … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Looks ahead to IOC Session

– With summer in full swing, it is the perfect time to catch up with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper to talk about the summer activities and particularly the election of the Host City … READ MORE →

Grants Available for CCC’s Ski-at-School Program Powered by AltaGas – Apply by Sept. 30

(Canmore, AB) – Ski-at-School is a CCC program, sponsored by AltaGas, which aims to bring cross-country skiing to schools across Canada. The Ski-at-School program will knit together communities of teachers, students, and local ski … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – 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 →

Fast and Female Athletes Panel at Canadian Ski National in Thunder Bay – Report

– The CCC Women’s Committee hosted a panel for 14-19 year old girls as part of the Fast and Female event at the Ski Nationals this year. 40 girls participated in the panel. The … READ MORE →

Cross Country BC Hires Executive Director

– Cross Country BC (CCBC) is very pleased to announce it has hired Wannes Luppens as Executive Director, based in Vernon, effective May 19.  He is taking over from Georgia Manhard,  who after decades … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – General Manager @ Biathlon Alberta

– Biathlon Alberta, the provincial governing body for the Olympic winter sport of Biathlon, is seeking a full-time General Manager based in Canmore, Alberta.
Principal responsibilities of the position include managing the ongoing business of … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Power Hour p/b L.L. Bean on July 26th

(Bloominton, MN) – On Sunday, July 26, join Winter Olympians Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall and Caitlin Gregg for a Fast and Female Power Hour p/b L.L. Bean full of fun activities and inspiration at … READ MORE →

Happy Fourth of July – Truths and Myths about the Declaration of Independence

– Happy 4th of July to everyone on this special day that represents American Independence Day and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. Yet history tells that several … READ MORE →

CXC Central REG Camp Update – Who’s Got “Next”?

– This past February, three Central REG camp alumni represented the U.S. Ski Team in Falun, Sweden for the FIS Nordic World Championships (Jessie Diggins, Ben Saxton and Kyle Bratrud) and Jessie Diggins got … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Catamount Trail Association Youth Program and Outreach Coordinator

– The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a one-year full-time AmeriCorps position as Youth Program and Outreach Coordinator. Responsibilities include coordinating and instructing our youth ski program, recruiting, coordinating, … READ MORE →

FIS Checks in with National Team Summer Training Camps – USA, Canada + More

– Summer 2015 has just started but Cross-Country athletes have no time for vacation. The summer training season is in full swing. It is time for roller skiing, cycling, running and some fitness training. … READ MORE →

NNF Thank You Note from Ben Saxton

– Here at NNF, we get postcards in the mail from time to time. We thought we’d share this one from Ben Saxton. It’s always nice to get a random handwritten note from an athlete … READ MORE →

Robin McKeever is One of Alberta’s Top 50 Most Influential People

(Alberta) – According to Alberta Venture, Robin McKeever, brother of multi-decorated para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever, is one of Alberta’s top 50 most influential people. As the sighted guide for his brother Brian, the two … READ MORE →

Happy Canada Day – Easy as Riding a Bike ?

(Toronto, ON) – Happy Canada Day to everyone. We thought this great video sent to us from long time reader, Judy Cohen, was a great way to celebrate this special day, as many xc … READ MORE →

Amie Smith to Lead NENSA Competitive Programs as High Performance Director

(New Gloucester, ME) – The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome Amie Smith of Wellesley, MA to the team as the new High Performance Director. “I … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Welcomes New Main Sponsor Le Gruyère AOP

– Le Gruyère AOP has joined the FIS Cross-Country World Cup as a main sponsor. FIS Marketing AG und Le Gruyère AOP signed a contract for three years, which will help Le Gruyère AOP … READ MORE →