Archive | September, 2015

New England Jr Coaching & Wax Tech Applications Due Today – Sept. 30!

– Greetings New England Coaches, applications are due this Wednesday September 30th for New England Junior National Team Coaches and Wax Techs. If you want to be a part of this dynamic team next … READ MORE →

Stora Enso Named Presenting Sponsor of Lahti 2017 Nordic Ski World Championships

(Lahti, Finland) – Stora Enso, a renewable materials company, has been announced as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti (FIN). Together, Stora Enso and Lahti 2017 aim … READ MORE →

2nd FIS Cross-Country Skiing Coaching Seminar for Women a Success

– The second ladies’ coaching seminar took place in Seefeld (AUT) from 25th-27th September 2015. Former top Italian Cross-Country skier Gabriella Paruzzi and other international speakers prepared an intensive programme for 18 participants from … READ MORE →

Canada’s Brian McKeever Nominated for 2015 Paralympic Sport Award

(Canmore, AB) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the athletes and teams who have made the shortlist for November’s 2015 Paralympic Sport Awards, which are proudly partnered by Allianz and will recognise … READ MORE →

Sean Crooks Inducted into Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Sean Crooks was inducted into Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, along with four other honourees on Sept 26. Crooks was encouraged by his parents to participate in Nordic sports … READ MORE →

Liz Stephen Wins Ski Jump Hill Climb in Park City

September 27, 2015 (Park City, UT) – Olympian Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team held off a hard-charging Veronika Mayerhofer of Austria to claim the win at the Red … READ MORE →

Rouge et Or Cross-Country Sprint 2015

September 26, 2015 (Montreal, Que) – The friendliest and most spectacular race of the season is back for it’s 3rd edition on December 11- 12, 2015. Book your weekend now! While student-athletes from Laval University’s … READ MORE →

Tribute to Olympian Charlie Kellogg and his Rich Legacy

(Beverly, MA) – Well-known and well-liked, Charlie Kellogg, passed away on September 21, 2015 following a relatively short battle with cancer surrounded by the warmth and love of his family.
He saw the world through … READ MORE →

Match Donation for The Drive for 25

– The Drive for 25 (D25) is almost here. Over the past 3 years, our D25 grassroots fundraising campaign has rallied and unified the American skiing community in support of the future of American … READ MORE →

COC Launches Groundbreaking Total Athlete Wellness Program

(Toronto, ON) – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), and Deloitte launched Game Plan – a high performance athlete wellness and transition program designed to give Canadian athletes new tools to pursue excellence … READ MORE →

Fischer Launches Twin Skin

– Fischer has announced the launch of the Twin Skin. Building on their collection of performance waxless options, Fischer offers the Twin Skin as a complimentary classic ski designed to kick in variable conditions without … READ MORE →

2016 CCC Racing Licenses Now Available

– The 2016 Competition season racing license is now available for purchase online here.  Three levels of licenses are being offered this season including a Development License for $15, Junior License for $55 and … READ MORE →

Austrian XC Skier Harald Wurm Under Investigation for Doping

(Salzburg, Austria) – Austrian cross-country skier Harald Wurm is being investigated for a suspected doping offence reports AP. On Sept. 21, the Austrian anti-doping agency, Nationalen Anti-Doping Agentur Austria (NADA), confirmed that the 31-year-old … READ MORE →

Diamond Head Sports Inc. is New Distributor for Vauhti in Canada

– Ski Wax Company Vauhti from Finland is proud to start cooperation with Diamond Head Sports Inc. Cooperation will boost Vauhti’s position and presence in the market and strengthen its sales and service forces … READ MORE →

USSA and Women’s Ski Jumping USA Expand Relationship

(Park City, Utah) – Following a decision by Women’s Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) to focus more on its successful Fly Girls development program, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will take on an … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Outdoor Center & NENSA Extend Partnership Through 2016 Season

(New Gloucester, Maine) – New England Nordic Ski Association and Craftsbury Outdoor Center extend long-standing partnership for another season with Craftsbury signing on as an official sponsor of NENSA and hosting the 2015-16 EasternCup … READ MORE →

9th Annual Climb to the Castle – Caldwell Wins after Burke Miscues, Rose Outduels Cook

(Wilmington, New York) – NCAA Champion Patrick Caldwell took the win in the men’s race while Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Mary Rose topped the women’s field at the 9th annual Climb to the … READ MORE →

National Nordic Sports Grooming Conference @Sovereign Lake April 4-6

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is proud to host the 2016 National Nordic Sports Grooming Conference taking place in Vernon, BC this coming spring April 4-6. Last hosted by Sovereign in … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Camp @Park City – Oct. 4

(Park City, UT) – Young girls ages 8 to 18 will spend an afternoon training alongside Olympians and U.S. Ski Team stars when the Fast and Female Champ Camp returns to the USSA Center of … READ MORE →

AthletesCAN Seeking Board of Directors Nominees – Apply Now

– AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals who are committed to improving sport in Canada to join its board of directors. Elections for three positions – … READ MORE →

High Sierra Announced as Official Supplier of Snow Sports Canada – New Team Gear Debuts

(Canmore, AB) – With the 2015-2016 snow sport season kicking off in just a few short weeks, the seven members of Snow Sports Canada happily took delivery of their first shipment of custom designed … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes Global List of Suspended Athlete Support Personnel

– As part of its role in providing guidance to anti-doping organisations, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today published a global list of Athlete Support Personnel who are currently suspended from working with Athletes or … READ MORE →

USSA National Coaches Symposium and L200 Training Wraps Up in Lake Placid

– It’s been a busy and informative 5 days for coaches around New England, with time for some fun too. Last Wednesday and Thursday, 18 coaches took part in the first ever L200 coach … READ MORE →

NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race Sept. 20

(Wilmington, New York) – Countdown to race day has started. Climb to the top of Whiteface, New York’s 5th highest peak for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada on … READ MORE →

Norwegian Superstar Northug to Leave National Team?

(Oslo, Norway) – Norwegian XC superstar, Petter Northug will not likely be skiing for his national team during the next season according to a press release from Norges Skiforbund, the country’s xc ski federation.

The … READ MORE →

Norway to Build World’s Largest Indoor Ski Centre Launching in 2018

(Oslo, Norway) – Work is expected to start in the next few months on Skihallen, the world’s largest indoor ski centre, reports The Local Europe AB. The planned six-story building will contain 36,000 square meters … READ MORE →

2015 Thomas-Fedun Foundation Education Bursary Award Winners Announced

(Canmore, AB) – Conjuring harmony between athletics and academics is a deeply personal journey. For some, it’s as elusive as Nirvana, a long and arduous struggle achievable only after much sacrifice and self-reflection. For … READ MORE →

USA’s Nita Englund Third Overall @FIS Ski Jumping Summer GP in Kazakhstan

(Almaty Kazakhstan) – American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came away from the final two weekends of FIS Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix with a big step forward in her international career, taking fifth in Sunday’s … READ MORE →

Markus Cramer – New Coach for Alexander Legkov + Video

– Former German junior & U23 team coach Marcus Cramer has taken over the coaching of  Olympic and Tour de Ski champion, Alexander Legkov and Sergey Turyshev, both of Russia.

Cramer’s job will be creating … READ MORE →

Swedish National Team Trains in Toblach and Oberstdorf

(Germany) – A record number of 40 skiers took part in two parallel training camps of the Swedish national team in Toblach and Oberstdorf from August 25th – September 4th. The men’s team ran … READ MORE →

CCC Athlete Presentation and Fundraiser – Win VIP Passes to Ski Tour Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Purchase tickets before September 30th and be entered to win two VIP access passes for the Ski Tour Canada*!
Cross Country Canada’s 2016 National Ski Team Presentation and Fundraiser will take place on October 26th, at … READ MORE →

Team Gregg Commits to Two More Years with Madshus

(Seattle, WA) — Madshus, the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, is pleased to announce that Olympians Brian and Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg) have signed on to continue racing exclusively in Madshus skis, boots, … READ MORE →

CCC Women’s Committee Hosting Athlete Conference Call on Sept. 13

– The Cross-country Canada (CCC) Women’s Committee is hosting another athlete conference call! The call is open to any female athlete with a valid CCC license for the current year. The goals of this … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – The Putney School Seeking Head Coach

(Putney, Vermont) – The Putney School, a residential high school in Putney, Vermont is seeking a Head Coach, Nordic Skiing, with previous experience to run their competitive program for the winter trimester: December 1-12 … READ MORE →

Marit Bjoergen to Race at SkiTour Canada 2016 ?

(Norway) – Norwegian ski queen, Marit Bjoergen, is six months pregnant but still training intensively. According to Norway’s Dagbladet, the renowned superstar, who expects to give birth in late December, has revealed plans for … READ MORE →

Big Plans for Big Thunder

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The chief of Fort William First Nation hopes to make the idled Big Thunder ski hill an economic opportunity for his community reports the The Chronicle Journal. Chief Peter Collins … READ MORE →

2015 National Coaches Education Symposium Lake Placid Sept. 11-13 – Space Still Available

(Lake Placid, NY) – Notice to New England Coaches…there is still space available for the National Cross Country Coaches Sympoisium, Sept. 11-13, at the NY Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. See presenter … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Lappe Nordic Ski Club Head Coach and Program Director

(Thunder Bay, Ontario) – The Lappe Nordic Ski Club is an organization of over 300 members in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We offer recreational and racing Nordic ski programs for all ages with an emphasis … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall on Climate Change and Saving Alaska

(Alaska) – American world-class xc skier, Kikkan Randall, is from Alaska where snow is a way of life and the passion for skiing runs deep. As climate change takes hold Randall’s home is on … READ MORE →

Climb to the Castle – Catch the Feeling on Sept. 20

(Wilmington, New York) – Check out this cool video of the upcoming 9th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race that climbs for 5 miles/8km with an average 8% grade up the … READ MORE →

Agamenticus Ski Club Seeks 2 Assistant Coaches in Southern Maine

– Agamenticus Ski Club of York, Maine accepting applications for two part-time positions: Assistant High School XC Ski Coach & Assistant Middle School XC Ski Coach. Candidates should have a strong cross-country skiing background … READ MORE →

IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing confirms 2015-16 Calendar

– IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing has confirmed the 2015-16 season calendar, featuring six World Cups and the first Asian Cup as the sport expands in the region ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Gregg and Diggins, New IDEA, Noah, Query To Matt, Bryan Fish, Race Strategy, Befuddled…

– Well, it’s been awhile. In late February I had a bi-lateral knee replacement, which was one of more interesting periods of my life and left me pretty flat for the next 2-3 months. Also some … READ MORE →