Archive | November, 2015

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest – OVER $4,500 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – With a Grand Prize of a Madshus Package including Redline Carbon Skate Skis, Super Nano Skate Boots and Xcelerator 2.0 Bindings, this year’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest is … READ MORE →

Canada’s Crawford and Smith Take Stellar Silver in Single Mixed Relay – Canucks 9th and USA 10th in Mixed Relay

(Ostersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford and Nathan Smith teamed up and came from behind to win a stellar silver in the single mixed relay at the season-opener in Ostersund, Sweden on Sunday. Norway’s … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Strong 7th as Sundby Claims Men’s Ruka Triple Mini Tour Crown

(Kuusamo, Finland) – The final tough 15km CL stage of the Ruka Triple mini-tour saw Canada’s Alex Harvey finish seventh overall for his best-ever result at the opening weekend of the World Cup in … READ MORE →

Sadie Bjornsen Nails Career-best 14th Overall @ Ruka Triple – Johaug Wins Mini Tour

(Ruka, Finland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen was the top North American with a career-best 14th-place finish at the three-day Ruka Triple mini-tour marking the second year she has led the U.S. Ski Team. … READ MORE →

Interview with Devon Kershaw @Ruka Triple on the Comeback Trail

(Ruka, Finland) – While the limelight was on Alex Harvey at today’s race, his long-standing teammate and friend Devon Kershaw, had a solid day finishing 24th in the points. After being quite ill last spring, … READ MORE →

Katherine Ogden & Brian Gregg Top 10/15km FR Fields on Day 2 @USSA SuperTour in West Yellowstone

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Junior Katherine Ogden of SMST2 overcame a first-lap deficit to win the women’s 10km FR race on Day 2 of the USSA SuperTour in West Yellowstone. In the men’s 15km … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Strikes Silver in Men’s 10km FR @Ruka Triple – First Medal Ever before Xmas Break

(Ruka, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey, 27, landed his first World Cup podium of the season, and the first ever before Christmas. The talented Canuck claim second in the men’s 10km FR competition today, stage … READ MORE →

Bjornsen Solid 14th and Diggins 16th in Women’s 5km FR @ Ruka Triple – Johaug Dominates

(Ruka, Finland) – American Sadie Bjornsen delivered another solid result finishing 14th in the women’s 5km FR race, the second-stage of the Ruka Triple, with teammate Jessie Diggins just behind her in 16th. Norway’s … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Season Opener Races in Ruka Cancelled Due to High Wind

(Ruka, Finland) – Due to the wind situation, the first 2015/16 Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen competition of the weekend in Ruka had to be cancelled. The wind conditions proved to be unstable since early … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour #1 West Yellowstone – Bender and Hanneman Triumph @Day 1 Sprints FR

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Alaska Pacific University’s Logan Hanneman surged during the final in the men’s 1.3km FR sprint, to beat out his brother Reese and claim the top spot in the USSA SuperTour … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest w/$4,500 in Prizes – DON’T MISS IT

(Toronto, ON) – With over 200 contestants registered and $4,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, the annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest is off and running. Don’t miss your chance to … READ MORE →

USA’s Newell Fantastic 4th at FIS WCup Kuusamo Men’s 1.4km Sprint CL – Fossli Wins, Valjas 22nd

(Kuusamo, Finland) – USA’s Andy Newell charged out of the gates on a mission at today’s FIS WCup season opener in Kuusamo, Finland, Day 1 of the Ruka Triple mini-tour, to finish just off … READ MORE →

USA’s Sargent Strong 7th as Falla Wins FIS WCup Kuusamo Women’s Sprint CL @Ruka Opener

(Kuusamo, Finland) – The USA’s Ida Sargent had a solid day at the office as the top American finishing a strong seventh place in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint as the 2015-16 FIS World Cup … READ MORE →

Welcome NBC Family – Watch Ruka Triple XC Ski, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping LIVE STREAMING

– Over the next two weekends, U.S. ski fans will be treated to over 60 hours of broadcast and streaming of ski racing from around the world – most of it live! It’s the … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Head Coach Chris Grover’s 2015-16 Season Preview

– It’s been a solid summer and fall of preparation and now it’s time to race. U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach Chris Grover takes a look at the 2015-16 season and the … READ MORE →

Inside the Fence – 2015-16 FIS Cross-Country Pre-Season Teaser Video

– Building on the success of the 2014-15 season – in partnership with 7th Frame Productions – Inside the Fence will continue this year taking ski fans inside the world of the highest level … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – SIRC, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc, Sport Surrey

– Here are the latest job offerings in the Canadian sports sector, including positions with SIRC, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc, and Sport Surrey. Please follow the corresponding links for more info.
Sport Surrey
Position: … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic Combined Awards Introduced for 2015/16 Season

– While everybody speaks about the winter of 2015/16 as a winter without title events and with the overall World Cup trophy as the only big win, Nordic Combined athletes just got another chance … READ MORE →

Nominate Your Sports Heroes to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

(Calgary, AB) – Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is our country’s highest sporting honour and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame strives to reflect and celebrate Canada’s long and diverse sporting history.
The January … READ MORE →

US Nordic Combined Team Named for 2016

(Park City, Utah) – Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) were named to the 2016 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. They will open the 2015-16 season this weekend with the kickoff to … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest – Team Registration NOW OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – With the first FIS World Cup kicking off the season in Kuusamo, Finland on Nov. 27, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest for … READ MORE →

USSA Nordic Director Robert Lazzaroni on New Programs, Membership, Benefits and Partnerships

– Following a yearlong study by an independent sport task force, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) introduced sweeping Nordic membership changes, with broader offerings and prices as low as $15. This summer, … READ MORE →

US Cross Country Ski 2016 Team Announced

(Park City, Utah) – The 2015-16 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today, just before the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland. A total of 16 athletes were named … READ MORE →

Sun Valley Super Tour 2015 Update – Registration, Snow and Course Info

– We wanted to let everyone that we are looking forward to the hosting of another edition of Sun Valley Super Tour Races December 5 and 6, 2015. Our event website is www.svsupertour2015.com. On … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2015/16 Preview – Ruka Triple to Open Season, Nov. 27-29

– With no medals up for grabs in the 2015-16 FIS World Cup season, many athletes will be focusing on the pursuit of crystal globes. Despite there being no championships this year, the competition … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-country Chairman Vegard Ulvang Addresses Snow and Double Poling Issues on Eve of WCup Kickoff

– Welcome to a new Cross-Ccountry competition season. There were 305 men and 188 women on the result lists In the first Eastern cup race in Vershina Tea in Russia and in the races … READ MORE →

Diggins Report – This IS my Game Face!

– This weekend was a great way to kick off the race season and shake out the jet lag, the pre-race jitters, and the months of hard training, and see what shape we’re in … READ MORE →

Former Estonian XC Skier Smigun-Vahi Could be Stripped of 2006 Olympic Medals

– Former Estonian XC skier Kristina Smigun-Vahi, who is under suspicion for doping, could be stripped of  two gold medals she won at the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter Games according to Norwegian television channel … READ MORE →

First Ever Paralympian Search Held in Calgary

– Thirty-eight participants were #PARATOUGH at the first ever Paralympian Search held by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (CSI Calgary) on November 14. The event offered individuals with … READ MORE →

Court of Arbitration for Sport to Hold First Public Seminar in Canada, Feb. 11 – Registration Open

(Montréal, Québec) – Under the theme “Pursuing Excellence in Sport Dispute Resolution”, the Public Seminar the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), hosted by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), is now … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Doubles Up with 10km FR Victory @Gallivare – Canada’s Harvey 2nd, Gregg 3rd

(Gällivare, Sweden) – Team USA’s Jessie Diggins was fired up on a cold day in Sweden taking her second consecutive victory in the women’s 10km freestyle FIS race with teammate Caitlin Gregg landing on … READ MORE →

Canada’s Heidi Widmer Races for Swiss National Team in Saariselkae, Finland

(Saariselkae, Finland) – The Finish season is underway with Saariselkae the site of it’s third weekend of competitions as Dario Cologna and the Swiss team, along with Alexander Legkov and the Russian squad stretched … READ MORE →

Gällivare Premier Sprint CL – MORE PHOTOS

  (Gällivare, Sweden) – Check out these great photos from the Day One Sprint CL races at the Gällivare Premier where Team USA’s Jessie Diggins claimed her first victory of the season in the Women’s 1.2km … READ MORE →

Nilsson and Taugboel Take Bruksvallarna Final Day 3 Sprints FR

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – It was Stina Nilsson’s turn to shine as she took the win in the women’s Sprint FR over teammate Charlotte Kalla with Hanna Falk in third on the final day of … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins and Caldwell Go 1-2 in FIS Sprint CL @Gällivare Premier – Newell on Podium, Harvey 7th

(Gällivare, Sweden) – Jessie Diggins led Team USA with a victory in the Women’s 1.2km CL Sprint as teammate Sophie Caldwell, the top qualifier, claimed second while Canada’s Emily Nishikawa made the final as … READ MORE →

Kalla Doubles Up at Bruksvallarna Opener on Days 1 & 2 – Northug Jr. and Dyrhaug Strong Showings

(Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Charlotte Kalla (SWE) and Petter Northug Jr (NOR) were the clear winners at Friday’s 5/10km classic FIS competition at Sweden’s season opener in Bruksvallarna which sets the stage for three days … READ MORE →

Biathlon Doping Investigation Involves Dr. Michele Ferrari Former Physician of Lance Armstrong

– According to a recent report in The Gaurdian Lance Armstrong’s former physician, Michele Ferrari, has been ordered to stand trial in April for allegedly providing doping assistance to Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler. Ferrari … READ MORE →

Fischer Skis US Names Ryan Leach as New CEO/President

– Fischer Skis U.S., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately-held Fischer Sports GmbH, has announced that Ryan Leach will be the CEO/President of its U.S. organization. Fischer is a global leader and supplier of … READ MORE →

#LEVELTHEFIELD Gender Equity Campaign in B.C.

– The first phase of ViaSport’s #LEVELTHEFIELD campaign has launched,  supporting gender equity and the inclusion of girls and women in sport in BC. #LEVELTHEFIELD is a province-wide movement that will work to create a more inclusive sport … READ MORE →

Devon Kershaw Interview – Update from Sweden

– SkiTrax caught up with Canadian XC Ski Team athlete Devon Kershaw as he prepares for the World Cup season launch with his squad in Sweden. He finished 33rd at a recent early season … READ MORE →

2016 FIS Worldloppet Cup Announces New Name

– Since the 1999/2000 season, the Worldloppet Ski Federation in co-operation with the International Ski Federation has chosen around 10 races out of the 20 Worldloppet stages every season to form the FIS Marathon Cup, … READ MORE →

Team Canada, USA, Czech Republic and More to Kick off FIS Season in Gällivare – Nov. 21-22

(Gällivare, Sweden) – Five national teams, including the US, Canada, and the Czech Republic, have chosen Gällivare as their training grounds for world cup season. The teams have spent most of November at the … READ MORE →

Austrian XC Skier Harald Wurm Provisionally Suspended In Light of Doping Investigation

– Harald Wurm, the Austrian XC skier who was put under police investigation in September for suspected doping, was given a provisional suspension on Nov. 19, according to an article in the Winnipeg Free … READ MORE →

NBC Plans Extended FIS Nordic World Cup Coverage in USA

(Park City, UT) – Fans will have their greatest opportunity in history to watch competitive skiing and snowboarding this winter. NBCUniversal announced Monday that it has formally acquired Universal Sports Network assets from the … READ MORE →

WADA Athlete Committee Leader Beckie Scott Calls for Investigation of all Russian Sports

– Canada’s Beckie Scott, a WADA athlete committee leader, is calling for an investigation into all Russian sports after an inquiry into the country’s Track and Field program revealed a widespread doping scandal and … READ MORE →

Madshus and Colorado’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa Team Up for Ultimate Winter Getaway

(Seattle, WA) – Madshus, one of the world’s leading performance Nordic ski company, is excited to announce its co-branded promotional contest with highly regarded Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in the Colorado Rocky … READ MORE →

Women’s Nordic Combined Makes Progress with Extended Competition Calendar

– Ladies’ Nordic Combined keeps moving forward as the final competition calendar 2015/16 was released, featuring four different international competition opportunities in four countries.

In collaboration with the Organisation of the Ski Associations of the … READ MORE →

Nominations Open for CAAWS Most Influential Women List 2015

(Ottawa, ON) – Starting today you can publicly recognize and honour an influential woman by nominating her to be included on The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity … READ MORE →

Interview with Pierre Lafontaine, New CEO @Cross Country Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Pierre Lafontaine will take over December 1 as Cross Country Canada’s (CCC) new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board of Directors recently announced. Lafontaine previously served as CEO and national coach … READ MORE →

McKeever, Bouchard, Ahrens Honoured at Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala

(Winnipeg, MB) – Canada’s coaches and sport administrators were honoured at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), on Friday night at the Delta Winnipeg hotel.

The gala … READ MORE →