Archive | October, 2015

Holly Brooks – The Final $30K Challenge

– Holly Brooks: Why the NNF? Back in 2009 I set an outlandish goal – that was to make the 2010 Olympic team. At the time I was working as a full time coach … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Lake Placid and Park City Training Camp Wrap Up

(Park City, Utah) – The US XC Ski Team just finished a two-week training camp in Park City, Utah, in preparation for what Head Coach Chris Grover says should be a big season for … READ MORE →

CCC 2016 National Ski Team Presentation and Fundraiser Photos

(Canmore, AB) – Check out these photos from the 2016 National Ski Team Presentation and Fundraiser held on October 26 at Murrieta’s Canmore, which allowed fans and supporters to mix, mingle and interact with … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coaching Association of Canada

– The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites and inspires stakeholders to reach higher in the pursuit of excellence in leadership and coaching. The CAC is a key partner to 67 national sport organizations, … READ MORE →

Madshus Announces Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship Recipients Freed and McKenney

(Seattle, WA) – Madshus, the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, is thrilled to announce Margie Freed and Lance McKenney as the winners of the second annual Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship. To aid in … READ MORE →

USSA Nordic Athletes Star in National L.L.Bean TV Spot

(Park City, UT) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is wrapping up its final pre-season training camp in Park City, but they’re also keeping an eye glued to the TV to see its … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Whistler Sport Legacies

(Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is a not-for-profit organization responsible for owning, managing and operating three 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venues: Whistler Athletes’ Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and Whistler Sliding Centre. … READ MORE →

WADA Does Not Believe Doping Should be a Criminal Offence for Athletes

– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has noted the recent commentary via the media suggesting that doping in sport should be made a criminal offence for athletes.
WADA does not wish to interfere in the … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder CL Sprint Interviews w/Valjas and Nishikawa + PHOTOS

(Canmore, AB) – When the dust settled at the fourth-annual WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic it was top qualifiers, Len Valjas and Emily Nishikawa, who prevailed to win the King’s Court style sprint heats that … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Park City Training Camp & Rollerski Race Results

(Park City, Utah) – The US XC Ski Team is in Park City, Utah for their final training camp before the 2015/16 season gets underway in Europe. The camp brings together all 16 national-team … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Welcomes Pierre Lafontaine as New Chief Executive Officer

(Canmore, AB) – From the lanes in the pool to making his tracks on the Nordic ski trails, medal-winning sport leader Pierre Lafontaine will take over December 1 as Cross Country Ski de Fond … READ MORE →

Northug Signs 3-Year Deal with Norwegian Ski Federation

(Northug) – With the start of the upcoming season about one month away the controversy in over as Petter Northug has reached an agreement with the Norwegian Ski Federation and signed a 3-year deal … READ MORE →

WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic Slated for Oct. 26

(Canmore, AB) – The fourth-annual WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic is set to go on Oct. 26 as Canada’s best cross-country skiers including Lenny Valjas, Ivan Babikov, Jesse Cockney, Graeme Killick, and Emily Nishikawa, will … READ MORE →

25th Annual Ski Swap + Fischer Loppet Special – Oct. 24-25

(Barrie, ON) – Please join us for our 25th Annual Ski Swap.  The largest cross-country ski swap in Canada. Find just the right equipment for you for the upcoming season. We are also pleased … READ MORE →

Interview with Eric De Nys – New HP Director @ Biathlon Canada

(Canmore, AB) – While not yet officially announced Eric De Nys has been named as Biathlon Canada’s new High-Performance Director replacing Chris Lindsay who departed in June for a job with Own the Podium. … READ MORE →

Best Corduroy – East to West with PRINOTH

(Granby, QC) – The results of SKI Magazine’s annual reader poll conclude that North American resorts using PRINOTH snow grooming equipment consistently rank as the top resorts in the country in groomingrelated categories.
In … READ MORE →

Join CXC Team Head Coach Andy Keller for Focused Technique Training Clinic – October 26

October 21, 2015 (Barron, WI) – Join CXC Team Head Coach Andy Keller and fellow Master skiers in Rice Lake (WI) on Monday, October 26 for our focused technique training clinic. All levels are welcome, … READ MORE →

Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available for Yellowstone Ski Festival

October 21, 2015 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – *Order by October 31, 2015 for the best rate. Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Unveils New L.L.Bean and CRAFT Uniforms

(Park City, UT) – Over the past decade the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team have taken pride in their dramatic growth to become highly competitive teams in the … READ MORE →

IOC Proposes Anti-Doping Responsibilities Move to Independent Organization WADA

– After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that drug testing responsibilities be transferred from sport governing bodies to an independent organization such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), WADA is proceeding cautiously in … READ MORE →

Free Pathways to Sport Excellence Conference in Kamloops – Nov. 7

(Kamloops, BC) – This FREE 1-day conference for Athletes, Coaches and Parents is designed to provide an introduction to Sport Performance Programs through workshops in Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition and Mental Training, from expert … READ MORE →

NNF Drive for 25 – Match Update Oct. 20 with $5K to Go

– Help us close out our $30K match this week by Tuesday, Oct. 20. We’re under the gun! We need to raise $30K by October 20th to receive $30K of matching funds. Help us … READ MORE →

CXC Masters Program Adds a New Chapter in Winona, MN

– CXC is excited to announce Winona, Minnesota as the newest chapter added to the CXC Masters Team program. CXC Masters Team is a group of master/citizen skiers of all ages and ability levels who … READ MORE →

Climb to the Castle 2015 Video and Photos

(Wilmington, NY) – The 2015 Climb to the Castle post-race video and photos are up. Check out the images and footage of the race action from the Sept. 20 event won by Mary Rose … READ MORE →

NENSA Launches PeakWeekend on Halloween Weekend to Benefit the Skis for Kids Program

– We’re bringing back the tradition of the autumn NENSA hike, but with a twist… Let’s see how many of us we can get to the top of mountains across the northeast in one weekend! … READ MORE →

2015 Petro-Canada FACE Awards for Gow, Corriveau, Campbell, Sepandi and Zaplotinsky

(Calgary, AB) – Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, today announced the 2015 Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) program recipients. The 2015 FACE recipients from across Canada represent both summer and winter sports, and athletes … READ MORE →

Canmore Winter Carnival – 100 Days Until World Cup Celebrations Feb. 1-Mar. 13

(Canmore, AB) – The Canmore Winter Carnival, Feb. 1-Mar. 13, is a celebration of the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years. The 2016 event will be the biggest and … READ MORE →

US Coach & Service Positions Open for U18 Trip in Estonia + Junior/U23 Nordic Worlds in Romania

– The U.S. Ski Team is selecting two coaches and five service persons to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) to this season’s 2016 Junior/U23 Nordic World Championships from February 18-29 in Rasnov, Romania … READ MORE →

VT Ski & Snowboard Museum Announces New Exhibit, 14th Annual Hall of Fame Induction – Nov. 14

(Stowe, VT) – Mark your calendars and hold the date!  Plan to be in Stowe, Vermont on Saturday November 14th to celebrate the organization’s great history when the Museum opens this new year-long exhibit. See artifacts … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Subscription Discount to Cross Country Canada Race Licence Holders

(Toronto, ON) – SkiTrax continues as the Official Magazine of Cross Country Canada (CCC) but a complimentary subscription to SkiTrax is no longer included with Race Licence Holder memberships.
Race Licence Holders can still subscribe … READ MORE →

Former US Coach Pete Vordenberg Weighs in on Reasons to Support the Drive for 25

– It gave me goosebumps. I cut it out and tacked it to my wall. In the US it was hard to find images or even results from the world cup back then. That … READ MORE →

Annual NENSA Event Organizer & TD Seminar at Craftsbury – Dec. 4-6

– This annual event is a must-do for any Venue, Race Director, Event Organizer looking to host a cross-country skiing event. The seminar runs Dec 4-6 at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Jim Rodrigues, USSA’s … READ MORE →

Congratulations – Kikkan Randall Announces Pregnancy

(Park City, UT) – World Champion cross-country ski racer Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) is planning to take a break from competition this season. Randall and husband Jeff Ellis announced to her teammates this week … READ MORE →

100 Athletes from 40 Countries Participate in FIS Athletes’ Forum

– The 7th IOC International Athletes’ Forum concluded on 10th October 2015 in Lausanne (SUI) with a set of recommendations aimed empowering Athletes’ Commissions at all levels, which will be presented to the IOC … READ MORE →

Pentathlon des Neiges and Winter Triathlon in Quebec City – Registration Open

(Quebec City, QC) – Why wait for January to make good resolutions? The holiday season, with its gatherings of family and friends, is the perfect time to challenge each other and take action! This … READ MORE →

CCC Ski Team Athlete Presentation and Fundraiser on Oct. 26 – Win a Ski Tour Canada VIP Access Pass

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada’s 2016 National Ski Team Presentation and Fundraiser will take place on October 26th, at Murrieta’s, Canmore. This will be a one-of-a-kind event, allowing you to mix, mingle and … READ MORE →

New Canadian Anti-Doping Program Proving Effective

(Ottawa, ON) – New information released today by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) suggests the updated 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) is proving effective at uncovering doping in Canadian sport.
Introduced on … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Names Athletes for Early-Season World Cups and Training Camps

(Jericho, Vt) – Upon the conclusion of the final two roller ski races held in Jericho, Vt., last weekend, the U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is pleased to announce the following team nominations for … READ MORE →

Three New Clubs Awarded 3-Year AltaGas Club Coaching Support Program Grants

(Canmore, AB) – The AltaGas Club Coaching Support Program (“ACCSP”) is a CCC initiative aimed at supporting Canada’s high performance clubs and coaches by optimizing High Performance coaches’ ongoing practical education and training. The … READ MORE →

Toronto to Host International Paralympic Committee’s VISTA Conference 2017

– The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the eighth VISTA conference for scientists and experts in parasport will be held in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 19 to 22, 2017.
Organised through a partnership between … READ MORE →

Glasder, Englund Win First US Ski Jumping Championship Crowns – Rhoads, Lussi Take Large Hill Titles

(Lake Placid, NY) – The U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Lake Placid produced two first time titlists as Mike Glasder (Cary, IL) of the Norge Ski Club and Nita Englund (Florence, WI) from the … READ MORE →

Cross Country Saskatchewan Winter Ski Camp HP Coaching Opportunities – Deadline Oct. 15

– Cross Country Saskatchewan (CCS) is accepting applications from qualified individuals for Head and Assistant Coaches – male or female – for the upcoming CCS Winter On-Snow Camp this November – deadline is Oct. … READ MORE →

Maine Winter Sports Center Hosts Community Leader Education Workshop Dec. 10-12th

October 11, 2015 – Join the Maine Winter Sports Center Coaches for a 2 or 3 day Coach and Community Leader Education Workshop at Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville Maine. This Education Program workshops follow a two-day … READ MORE →

Labrador City Receives First Snow

(Labrador City) – Check out these photos of the first snows from Labrador City near the Quebec border courtesy of Gerry Rideout of the Menihek Nordic Ski Club founded in 1975.
The club features … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Live Stream from Lake Placid

(Lake Placid, NY) – Fans can watch live this weekend as Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex will be the site of a pair of USSA ski jumping events including Sunday’s U.S. Ski Jumping … READ MORE →

Fischer Carbonlite Skate Rollerskis – Test Report

– The Carbonlite Skate Rollerskis represent the top-of-the-line skate option from Fischer’s recently launched new line of rollerskis. Key features include the AirCore Composite Frame, constructed using many of the same processes Fischer uses in … READ MORE →

ViaSport BC Local Sport and Active Girls, Women’s Grant Applications Due Oct. 15

– ViaSport BC is welcoming applications for two grants until October 15: The Local Sport Program Development (LSPD) Fund and the Girls Only and Forever Active Bodies 55+ grant programs! Find out how to … READ MORE →

FIS XC Ski Decisions from Zurich – Calendars, Reimbursement Rules, Quota Rules, Technical Delegate Updates

(Zurich, Switzerland) – During its meetings in Zurich, the Cross-Country Committee discussed several proposals that it will submit to the FIS Council – and many decisions were made regarding calendars, reimbursement rules, quota rules, … READ MORE →

CXC Chairman’s Award Reception and Dinner – Oct. 24

– Join CXC for the inaugural Chairman’s Award Reception and Dinner as we honor individuals who have dedicated their time as volunteers, leaders and coaches to better the sport of cross country skiing.
Three awards … READ MORE →

Team Hardwood’s Feel the Burn Uphill Rollerski Race – Oct. 10

– Team Hardwood is hosting the Feel the Burn uphill rollerski race on Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am. The event features a 2.8km interval start event and a 1.4km pursuit start hill run. … READ MORE →