Archive | August, 2015

USSA Announces Key Presenters for the 2015 National Coaches Education Symposium Sept. 11-13

(Lake Placid, NY) – USSA announces an impressive slate of key presenters for this year’s National Cross Country Coaches Sympoisium, Sept. 11-13, at the NY Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. See presenter bios … READ MORE →

Canada’s Bouffard-Nesbitt Takes Home 3 Medals from New Zealand Winter Games

(Wanaka, New Zealand) – A quality international field featuring Olympians and national champions provided spectacular action at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ FIS Cross-Country Skiing Australia New Zealand Continental Cup (ANC) Sprint at … READ MORE →

New Female Athlete Forum Launched on Facebook

– The CCC Women’s Committee has launched a Female Athlete Forum on Facebook. This is a group for female athletes who hold a valid CCC racing license. This group allows female cross country skiers … READ MORE →

Watch the Livestream Legacy of the American Birkebeiner by Tom Kelly

(Hayward, Wisconsin) – Tom Kelly, longtime American Birkie public relations leader and ski historian, held court on Aug. 12 commemorating the legacy of the legendary race and also showcased plans by the American Birkebeiner … READ MORE →

Canadian Women’s XC Ski Training Camp @ Mont-Sainte-Anne Success

(Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – Female athletes from the three training centers: AWCA, Thunder Bay and CNEPH, came together in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec for a 2-week training camp this August. There are around 18 athletes … READ MORE →

World Champion USA’s Sarah Hendrickson Out for Season

(Park City, Utah) – World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent knee surgery this week and will be out for the season. Hendrickson, who injured her right knee in a training … READ MORE →

FINAL PUSH – Alaska Pacific Team Needs a New Van – We Need Your Help

– A generous supporter gifted our team $20,000 towards the purchase of a new van! Our team is in much need of a new van as it provides transportation to junior and senior athletes … READ MORE →

High Performance Coaching Seminar Planned for May 7 -8, 2016 in Canmore (AB)

(Canmore, AB) – CCC is pleased to announce that we are planning to host a high performance coaching seminar designed specifically for cross country ski coaches. The seminar will be held May 7-8th 2016 … READ MORE →

9th Annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Sept. 20

Wilmington, New York) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the 9th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Sunday, September 20 at … READ MORE →

WADA Concedes it Can’t Ban Nations for Doping

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has conceded that it has no power to ban nations where doping is endemic reports Inside the Games. According to WADA president, Sir Craig Reedie, “WADA … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Top 10 @Toppedrittsveka Final Stage – Stephen 7th, Hoffman 11th Overall

(Trodheim, Norway) – In front of a packed crowd that felt more like a winter World Cup than a summer roller ski race, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Ski Team in the … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor @Canadian Paralympic Committee

– The primary function of the Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor is to work with targeted Paralympic sports to support the identification and development of athletes as indicated by the National Sport Organizations … READ MORE →

Toppidrettsveka 15km Skiathlon Report, Results – Stephen 6th, Randall 7th, Newell 24th, Kershaw 32nd

August 21, 2015 (Orkdal, Norway) – Liz Stephen and Kikkan Randall cracked the top 10 in the third stage of Toppidrettsveka – a 15km Skiathlon at the Knyken ski center in Orkdal on Friday. Norway’s … READ MORE →

USA’s Caldwell 5th in CL Sprint on Day 1 @ Toppidrettsveka

(Aure, Norway) – Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Topidrettsveka is an annual weekend festival that this year has attracted the … READ MORE →

Johaug and Toenseth Win Toppidrettsveka Fonna Opp Trail Run – USA’s Hoffman and Stephen 3rd

(Aure, Norway) – Norway’s Therese Johaug and Didrik Toenseth won the first competition of Toppidrettsveka 2015, a trail run called Fonna Opp. The 5.3km race that runs from Aure to the hill at Fonna, … READ MORE →

How to Catch a BIG ONE in Norway – US Team Fishing Expedition

(Norway) – Check out Noah Hofman’s recent blog as the US Team is in Norway as guests of the upcoming Toppidrettsveka race and part of their training included a fishing expedition. So they … READ MORE →

NNF in Action – The International Camp | Finding Balance | D25 Dates

(Norway) – With the first ever U.S. contingent attending the International Camp in Norway, we’ve been posting news and videos (thanks in large part to camp participant Hailey Swirbul) that give insights into this … READ MORE →

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to Compete at Toppidrettsveka in Norway

(Aure, Norway) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski … READ MORE →

Support CXC’s Adaptive Program and Win a Dream Bike

– Kent Eriksen Cycles is partnering with Central Cross Country Ski Association to support CXC’s Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream bike!
The 1st place winner … READ MORE →

FIS Site Inspections of Ski Tour Canada 2016 – All Systems GO

– Members from the Fédération internationale de Ski (FIS) were in Canada from August 13-18 to inspect the host Ski Tour Canada 2016 venues in Gatineau, Montréal, Québec City, and Canmore, March 1-12, 2016. … READ MORE →

North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships Day 2 Pursuit Results and Photos

(Jericho, Vermont) – US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee triumphed over the women’s field again on Day 2 at the North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships winning the Pursuit. Biathlon Canada’s Emma Lunder … READ MORE →

Canada’s McKeever and Japan’s Obayashi Win Merino Muster 42km FR

(Wanaka, NZ) – The Merino Muster long distance cross-country FR ski race began in light snow at 10.00 a.m. and ended with the last skier coming in at 4.30 p.m. as the light was starting … READ MORE →

North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships Day 1 Sprint Results and Photos

(Jericho, Vermont) – Americans Susan Dunklee and Tim Burke topped the women’s and men’s fields respectively in the Sprint races on Day 1, as the North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Own the Podium High Performance Advisor, Winter Sport

– Own the Podium is a not-for-profit organization that prioritizes and determines investment strategies for national sport organizations in an effort to deliver more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. Own the Podium’s largest … READ MORE →

Lannes and Kowalczyk Win 5th Annual Ushuaia Loppet

(Ushuaia, Argentina) – Argentina’s Carlos Lannes won the 5th annual Ushuaia Loppet 42km FR marathon with Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk taking the women’s victory as she finished only one second behind Lannes’ time of time … READ MORE →

Madshus Presents the 2nd Annual Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship Program

(Seattle, WA) – Madshus, one of the world’s leading performance Nordic ski companies, is pleased and honored to announce the 2nd annual Peter Memorial Scholarship Program. Madshus will select one promising young male and … READ MORE →

USSA National Coaches Symposium in Lake Placid – Sept. 11-13

(Lake Placid, New York) – The 2015 USSA Cross Country Coaches Symposium will be held in Lake Placid at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) from Friday 9/11 at 1pm through Sunday 9/13 at noon, … READ MORE →

FIS Anti-Doping Tests 2014 in Numbers

August 12, 2015 – FIS is publishing yearly statistics on in-competition and out-of-competition doping controls based on a seasonal overview, it is interesting to take a look at the overall doping control numbers in the … READ MORE →

Q&A with Athletes Commission Members Kikkan Randall and Maxime Laheurte

August 12, 2015 – Cross-Country representative Kikkan Randall (USA) and newly elected Nordic Combined representative Maxime Laheurte (FRA) talked with Newsflash about their goals for the FIS Athletes’ Commission, the 2022 Olympics and summer training.

Kikkan, … READ MORE →

Doping in Sport Hits New High – 55 Gold Medallists in Athletics Now Suspect

– Doping is the domain of all sports and recent revelations in Athletics raise startling suspicions about the level of corruption in sport and whether the anti-doping systems in place can be be effective … READ MORE →

Rossignol Announces Evan Pengelly as its New Nordic Racing Manager

– Group Rossignol is pleased to announce longtime Rossignol Nordic Tech Rep Evan Pengelly as its new Nordic Racing Manager. Pengelly will be responsible for overseeing the Nordic Race Department which includes elite program management, … READ MORE →

WADA Seeks Nominations for its 2016 Committees

– WADA is seeking nominations for candidates to sit on its four standing committees in 2016, in accordance with its policy for committee composition and rotation. Positions become vacant each year and WADA is … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club – Track Attack Coordinator

– Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club is located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield.  The Club is located within Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski Centre a 5 minute … READ MORE →

Global Talent Junior Nordic Ski International Camp Update

(Norway) – The International Camp is a supported by the National Nordic Foundation because it’s the perfect example of how development happens. $10,000 has gone into the program to create a chance for skiers … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach @ Avalon Nordic Ski Club

– Avalon Nordic Ski Club (ANSC) services the Cities of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Conception Bay South, and numerous additional smaller towns and communities in Eastern Newfoundland. ASNC is the only Nordic club … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – XC Supercamp Coordinator Position @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Club & Silver Star Mountain Resort

August 07, 2015 (Silver Star, BC) – XC Supercamp is a partnership program between Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort. The program offers high end instruction to skiers from all over North … READ MORE →

USSA Names New Nordic Director

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime Nordic business leader and enthusiast, Robert Lazzaroni, as its new nordic domestic program director. Lazzaroni will be responsible for administering … READ MORE →

American Birkebeiner History to be Featured in New Museum – Free Presentation August 12

(Hayward, Wisconsin) – Each February, more than 10,000 cross country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. For more than 40 years, … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Summer Training Camp and Leaders’ Seminar 2015 – Register Until Aug. 10

– The FIS Development Programme Nordic Summer Training Camp 2015 will take place in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Starting on September 8th for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined and September 9th for Cross-Country Skiing, … READ MORE →

Borah Teamwear Offers Pole & Wax Team Incentive

(Coon Valley, WI) – Borah Teamwear has aligned with BrikoMaplus Ski Wax and Exel Poles to offer an additional incentive for teams and clubs ordering custom nordic or alpine apparel this season.
Any custom … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Program Coordinator @ Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

August 04, 2015 – Working with the club’s board and management teams, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating youth and adult programs, organizing events, developing new programs and season schedules, coordinating facility bookings for … READ MORE →

Bryan Fletcher Defends his Title at U.S. Nordic Combined Championships

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – On a hot summer evening on the Olympic trails of Soldier Hollow, Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) notched a repeat national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships. The … READ MORE →

Blink Ski Festival Day 3 Results – Crawford Wins Biathlon Sprint

(Sandnes, Norway) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford was all smiles in Norway on Day 3 of the 2015 Blink Ski Festival as she took home the women’s Biathlon sprint victory over Italy’s Dorothea Wierer in … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Coaches for Arctic Winter Games

– In preparation for the Arctic Winter Games, the Kativik Regional Government’s (KRG) Recreation Department and Team Nunavik-Quebec (TNQ) are hiring coaches to manage a five-month long training and development program for youth between … READ MORE →

New CAN Fund Application Now Open – Aug. 21 Deadline

– The CAN Fund athlete application is NOW available on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications. The application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2015 at 5pm EST. Applications will be … READ MORE →

Blink Ski Festival Day 2 Results – Northug and Fourcade Win, Crawford and Bailey 4th

(Sandnes, Norway) – On Day 2 at the 2015 Blink Ski Festival, Petter Northug (Norway) won the men’s 15km rollerski race that included Russia’s Alexander Legkov in 6th, while fellow Norge, Barbro Kvale, topped … READ MORE →

NENSA Announces Eastern Cup Race Formats and Distances for 2015-16 Season

– The EasternCup race formats and distances have been finalized for the upcoming 2015-16 season of EasternCup, JNQ and Supertour racing here in New England!
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center plays host to our EC opener … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – CCC Athlete Development Coordinator & Coach and Administrative Coordinator for Para-Nordic

– Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is the national sport organization that works with member clubs, divisions, and other partners to coordinate and support the development of cross-country skiing from introductory experience to … READ MORE →