Archive | February, 2016

Ski Tour Canada Opening Press Conference + Training PHOTOS

(Gatineau, Quebec) – With Ski Tour Canada 2016 on the doorstep, excitement levels are high among athletes and fans alike as the opening press conference featured top skiers Federico Pellegrino (ITA), Maurice Magnificat (FRA), … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada 2016 – Facts and Figures

(Gatineau, Que.) – Norway looks set to win the top three positions for the third consecutive season. Last season Norway won the top six positions in the overall World Cup, a new record. Norway … READ MORE →

Canada’s Emily Weekes has Breakthrough Biathlon Result @IPC World Cup in Germany

(Finsterau, Germany) – Para-Nordic rookie, Emily Weekes, fired a best-ever biathlon result at the IPC World Cup, placing sixth on Sunday in Finsterau, Germany. The 24-year-old knocked down 18 of her 20 targets in … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Birkie Dynamic Duo, Locke & Ski Tour Canada Selections

– US Dynamic Duo – Way to go you two…how long has it been since the US has dusted the Euros in both races at the Birkie? Caitlin Gregg with a relentless push for a … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest – DON’T MISS IT

(Toronto, ON) – Don’t miss our inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest and the chance to win the fabulous grand prize – a Salomon S-Lab Kit including Carbon Skate Lab Skis, SNS Pilot … READ MORE →

U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover Talks Ski Tour Canada

– The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North America with the eight-stage … READ MORE →

Gatineau Loppet Results – Canada’s Scott Hill and USA’s Brandy Stewart Triumph

(Gatineau, Que.) – Thunder Bay’s Scott Hill, 21, with Lakehead University, was suffering from jet lag yet he still claimed the men’s 51km CL at the Gatineau Loppet on Saturday, Feb. 27, with Julien … READ MORE →

US Junior Women Eighth in Relay @FIS Nordic Junior World Championships on Final Day 4

(Rasnov, Romania) – The FIS Nordic Junior World Championships wrapped up on Feb. 26 with a 4x5k and 4×2.5k freestyle relays pushed up from Feb. 28 due to a lack of snow. The U.S. … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada Video – Are You Ready ?

– The biggest Nordic ski event in North American history is just around the corner. Are you ready? Come cheer Team Canada for Ski Tour Canada 2016 starting on March 1 in Gatineau, Que. … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships Day 3 Freestyle 10/15km Individual Start Races – USA’s Ogden 13th Again

(Rasnov, Romania) – The USA’s Katharine Ogden (Stratton Mountain School) was the top North American again claiming 13th on Day 3 in the Junior women’s 10k individual freestyle races at the FIS Nordic World Junior … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Birkie, Racing Suits, US Girls, Nations Cup, Mt. Rundle and Winter

– Birkie Notes – I watched a fair amount of the web broadcast and it looks very unsupported dollar-wise, but even for its amateurish  presentation it was very exciting to watch. Who ever came up … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest Launched – Registration Now OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest and grand prize of an amazing Salomon Kit valued at $1,360, as the FIS XC Ski … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships Day 2 Classic individual Start 5/10/15km Races – USA’s Ogden 13th

(Rasnov, Romania) – Warm temperatures greeted the athletes and coaches on Day 2 of the competitions at the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships, making for very tough individual start 5/10/15km classic races. … READ MORE →

Hegman, Pokorny Take Home Williams Carnival Pursuit Titles in Lake Placid

(Lake Placid, NY) – In a winter where the first four carnivals were held at two different sites, it was not unexpected for the Williams College Carnival to be moved from Woodford, VT to … READ MORE →

Team Canada Announces 26 XC Skiers to Race at Inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016

(Canmore, AB) – Seven Olympians will lead a team of 26 Canadians who will host the top Nordic athletes in the world for the biggest cross-country ski event ever in North America – the … READ MORE →

Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. Announces Retirement of Jack Sasseville

(Barrie, ON) – The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike resorts, announces the retirement of its President, General Manager and … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships Day 1 Sprints FR Report, Results

(Rasnov, Romania) – The FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships 2016 kicked off on Feb. 22 with a 1.3km freestyle sprints in warm, wet and sloppy conditions. The USA’s Logan Hanneman led the North Americans … READ MORE →

USA’s Erik Bjornsen 27th in Men’s 30km Skiathlon in Lahti – Sundby Rules Again

(Lahti, FIN) – Erik Bjornsen led the U.S. men in 27th in a men’s 30km (15kC+15kF) skiathlon on Sunday at the Pre World Championship event in Lahti (FIN). The Norwegians were back to their … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen Solid 15km and Diggins 17th in Women’s Skiathlon @LahtiSkiGames

(Lahti, FIN) – The final World Cup race in Lahti was greeted by tough conditions as Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. team with a 15th-place finish in the women’s 15km Skiathlon (7.5kC + 7.5kF) … READ MORE →

Team USA Strong 7th In Mixed Relay @Youth Olympic Games on Final Day – Canada 16th

(Lillehammer, NOR) – Team USA’s Chloe Levins, Amanda Kautzer, Vasek Cervenka and Eli Nielsen took home a strong seventh in the mixed relay as the 2016 Youth Olympic Games wrapped up in Lillehammer on Sunday. Canada’s Tekarra … READ MORE →

APU’s Norris Stuns Men’s Field with Debut Sprint Win at American Birkie

February 20, 2016 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – David Norris of APUNSC took the lead for the first time in the 51km race with two kilometers to go and held off six challengers in the final sprint … READ MORE →

Caitlin Gregg Wins Record Fourth Birkie – Flowers 3rd

February 20, 2016 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – Caitlin Gregg of Team Gregg/Madshus claimed a record fourth career win at the 51km FR American Birkebeiner, winning a sprint finish down Main Street against France’s Aurelie Dabudyk, the … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Claims Second in Women’s Sprint FR @Lahti Games – Hamilton 17th in Men’s Race

(Lahti, FIN) – Jessie Diggins led the U.S. with another FIS World Cup podium result after qualifying second, as she raced to a stellar second-place in the women’s 1.6k freestyle sprint at the Lahti … READ MORE →

USA Eighth in Team Relay @Youth Olympic Games

(Lillehammer, Norway) – The Winter Youth Olympic Games closed the cross country competitions with a Nordic mixed team relay. The U.S. team included one female cross country skier, Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA), one male … READ MORE →

Watch Birkie Live on Sat. Feb 20 Morning

(Hayward, WI) – The American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest and most prestigious cross-country ski marathon and part of the FIS Marathon Cup and USSA SuperTour takes place this weekend. Watch is live on Saturday … READ MORE →

Interview with Brittany Hudak

– As we approach the IPC World Cup in Finsterau, Germany starting this weekend, check out this great candid interview with young Canadian Para-Nordic skier Brittany Hudak, as she describes how Collette Bourgonje had … READ MORE →

2016 New England Jr Team Named for USSA Junior National Championships – Mar. 4-13

– Congratulations to all who auto-qualifed and qualifed for this year’s New England JN Team. We have an impressive group of 62 going to Cable Wisconsin to ski and race on the Telemark Trails … READ MORE →

NENSA Skiers Hosmer and Gray Win 6 Medals at 2016 Masters World Cup in Vuokatti

– Four NENSA skiers came home with medals and top results from the 2016 Masters World Cup in Vuokatti Finland. Bob Gray, Chris Dorion, Trina Hosmer and Dave Hosmer where among the 60 racers … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest Launching Soon – WIN A SALOMON S-LAB KIT Valued at $1,360 US

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that our inaugural SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest is coming soon with lots of great prizes up for grabs, including the sweet grand prize … READ MORE →

USA 6th and Canada 13th in Biathlon Relay @Youth Olympic Games – USA’s Halvorsen 6th in Sprint CL and Wonders 8th in 10k FR

(Lillehammer, Norway) – The Youth Olympic Games continued in Lillehammer, Norway with strong results from Team USA in the cross-country Sprint, new Biathlon Single Mixed Relay and the cross-country 5/10km FR competitions.

Day 5 – … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Committee Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 System Development Fund

(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2016-2017 granting round of the System Development Fund.
The System Development Fund targets initiatives connected to … READ MORE →

Meet Kikkan Randall at YOKO Booth at Birkie Expo – Feb. 19

– Meet Kikkan Randall at the booth on Friday at the Birkie Expo Stop by the YOKO booth at the Birkie expo on Friday, February 19 from 2-3:30pm to meet World Champion Kikkan Randall … READ MORE →

CXC Youth Cup Midwest Junior Championships & Festival Minneapolis – Mar. 5-6

(Minneapolis, MN) – After the Junior Birkie February 19, the Midwest Junior Championships and Festival is the final CXC Youth Cup event of the season. This event is a weekend full of fun competitive … READ MORE →

Birkie Champ Elliott to Race in 1972 Throwback Suit

(Coon Valley, WI) – Cutting edge meets family heritage when Tad Elliott, seeks to honor his Father’s successful skiing career, while attempting to clinch his second American Birkebeiner title this weekend at the 2016 … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2015/16 Contest Standings after Falun

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of this season’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after the 2015-16 Viessmann FIS World Cup in Falun, Sweden, where Team USA’s Jessie Diggins … READ MORE →

IOC Youth Olympic Winter Games – USA’s Levins 4th in Biathlon Pursuit

(Lillehammer, Norway) – The second edition of the IOC Youth Olympic Winter Games runs in Lillehammer, Norway from Feb. 12-21 for ten days of exciting action. With 1,089 athletes from 71 countries, the event … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Names World Championships and IBU World Cup #9 Teams

(New Gloucester, MN) – Following the most successful week of World Cup racing ever by an American team last week in Presque Isle, Maine, U.S. Biathlon is proud to announce America’s team for the … READ MORE →

Birkie On-Snow Ski + Bike Demo Feb. 21

(Hayward, WI) – Don’t miss out on the fun this Birkie weekend, the big Birkie On-Snow Ski + Bike Demo at the “00” Trailhead. Last year’s demo got off to a late start with … READ MORE →

Liebsch and Naryshkina Claim Vasaloppet CXC Marathon Cup 58k Freetyle Victories

(Mora, Minnesota) – The fourth weekend of the CXC Marathon Cup series was greeted by sub-zero temperatures in Mora, at the start of the Vasaloppet 58k freestyle mass start. Matt Liebsch (Minneapolis, MN) claimed … READ MORE →

Hegman and Phinney Top Podiums at Dartmouth Carnival in Arctic Conditions

(Craftsbury, VT) – Frigid conditions settled into Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on Saturday (Feb. 13) for the Dartmouth Winter Carnival, held at Craftsbury Outdoor Center. With forecasters calling for an early high of -15C (-5F), … READ MORE →

NNF Opens Annual Auction – Bid Now!

– The NNF Annual Auction is open for your bids. Support American Skiing Development and pick up some amazing gear! Autographed World Cup Bibs. Ski gear of all shapes and sizes. Trips. Art. Lessons … READ MORE →

Great Glen Trails to Host Largest Kids’ Nordic Ski Festival – March 5-6

(Pinkham Notch, NH) – The largest kids’ Nordic ski festival in the United States, The New England Bill Koch League Festival, will be hosted by Great Glen Trails Outdoor center during the weekend of … READ MORE →

Russia’s Ustiugov Wins Men’s 15km FR @Falun World Cup – Canada’s Kershaw 28th

(Falun, SWE) –  In rock’em-sock’em finish Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov took the men’s 15km FR mass start at Falun for his first World Cup distance win in a very tight race that saw Italy’s Francesco … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins 4th Just Off Podium in Women’s 10km FR Mst @Falun – Johaug Leads Norwegian Sweep

(Falun, SWE) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins is on fire skiing to a fourth-place finish, just off the podium, in the FIS World Cup women’s 10km FR mass start on Sunday for her second top-five … READ MORE →

Czech Republic Wins IBU Women’s Relay in Presque Isle as Team USA Battles to 10th

(Presque Isle, Me) – The final event in Presque Isle, the women’s 4x6km relay was moved up day due to the cold weather, and took place in the fading twilight as Team USA fought … READ MORE →

Team USA Strong 5th as Norway Wins IBU Men’s Relay Gold on Final Day in Presque Isle

(Presque Isle, ME) – The US Biathlon men’s team pulled out all the stops to claim a season-best 5th in the 4×7.5km Men’s Relay on the final day of competition at BMW IBU World … READ MORE →

USA’s Erik Bjornsen Claims Solid 21st as Vylegzhanin Takes Men’s 10km CL in Falun

(Falun, Sweden) – The USA’s Erik Bjornsen was the top North American finishing 21st  in the men’s 10k classic in Falun on Saturday. Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia raced to a well-earned victory over teammate … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Strong 5th and Bjornsen 7th in Women’s 5km CL @ Falun as Johaug Triumphs Again

(Falun, Sweden) – American Jessie Diggins raced to a strong fifth with teammate Sadie Bjornsen 7th in the women’s 5km individual CL race in Falun, Sweden, as Therese Johaug led a Norwegian podium sweep … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Stellar 5th as Soukalova Strikes Gold Again @Presque Isle in IBU Women’s 10km Pursuit

(Presque Isle, Me) – American Susan Dunklee, followed up her Sprint silver with an outstanding fifth-place finish in the women’s 10km Pursuit as Gabriela Soukalova (Czech) continued with her winning ways with an impressive … READ MORE →

Burke’s Strong 7th Leads 3 USA Men into Top 20 as Fourcade Triumphs in IBU Men’s 12.5km Pursuit @Presque Isle

(Presque Isle, Me) – The USA’s Tim Burke claimed a strong seventh moving up from 20th in the men’s 12.5km pursuit as Martin Fourcade of France showed why he is the best in the … READ MORE →