Archive | April, 2016

FIS XC Ski Survey – What do you LIKE about Cross-Country Skiing?

– FIS Cross-Country would like to learn from its fans and followers, athletes, teams and the media what they like about the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in its current format and what should be … READ MORE →

Swedish Star Charlotte Kalla Parts with National Team to Train Independently

– Charlotte Kalla, Sweden’s top skier and an Olympic, World and FIS Tour de Ski champion, has decided to leave the national team to train independently. “I want to try something new in my … READ MORE →

The Spring Fling Returns to SLNC May 12-15

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Now that the sunny days of Spring are here, most people have shifted their focus to cycling, running, paddling and golfing. Cross country skiing is not on the minds of … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Announces Head Nordic Coach

(Bend, Ore)  Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is pleased to announce Bernadette Nelson as the new Head Nordic Coach.  Nelson joins BEA after a two-year coaching stint at Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) where she was … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Seasonal Nordic Head Coach @McCall Winter Sports Club

– The McCall Winter Sports Club (MWSC) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Nordic Head Coach for the club’s Nordic Program. This position would lead, motivate, educate and provide direction to athletes/members of the … READ MORE →

Interview with Zina Kocher on her Retirement

(Canmore, AB) – Zina Kocher, a three-time Olympian, announced her retirement following the end of the biathlon season. The veteran athlete was a national team member for 15 years earning a stellar bronze medal … READ MORE →

Team Blackjack Has Openings for 2016/2017

(Rossland, BC) – The Blackjack Ski Club and Team Blackjack are based in Rossland, BC. The Blackjack Ski Club has run successful elite programming for many years. In fact two Canadian Olympic team members … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Executive Director at Cross Country (Ski) New Brunswick (CCNB)

(Dieppe, NB) – CCNB is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of cross country skiing and is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) will manage the operations of … READ MORE →

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Tire Proudly Present the Class of 2016 – Sue Holloway on Board

(Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Presenting Sponsor, Canadian Tire Corporation are honoured to reveal the six Athletes and one sport “Builder” who will make up the Class of 2016. Induction … READ MORE →

Norwegian Women’s Head Coach Egil Kristiansen Resigns

– Long-time women’s coach Egil Kristiansen has resigned from the Norwegian national team. Kristiansen has been responsible for the Norwegiam women’s team since 2006 and under his leadership Norwegian women won together 23 Olympic … READ MORE →

Russian Skier Vichuzhanin Cleared of Doping Suspension

(Moscow, Russia) – The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has lifted a temporary suspension imposed last month on cross-country skier, Kirill Vichuzhanin, for the banned performance-enhancing drug meldonium according to Tass, a Russian news service, … READ MORE →

High Performance Coaching Seminar Grants – Deadline April 30

– The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is offering up to 3 grants of $300 to subsidize participation by female coaches in the High Performance Coaching Seminar hosted by Cross Country Canada May 6-8, 2016. … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time)

– The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as the Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time). This role will provide part-time administrative assistance in support of various … READ MORE →

Inspiring Excellence in Female Athletes

– The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee hosted a Coaches’ Cocktail again this year at the Haywood Ski Nationals. The Committee presented a seminar in Whitehorse on March 20, 2016, delivered by Dr. Vicki … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Makes Sports Illustrated

(Anchorage, AK) – Cross-country skiers are not used to seeing Sports Illustrated provide coverage of their sport, but American xc ski star, Kikkan Randall, is in the current issue in the mag’s “They Said … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Cross Country Ski Team Coach @ Augustana Vikings/Camrose Ski Club

(Camrose, AB) – The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus (Augustana) and the Camrose Ski Club (CSC), in collaboration with Cross Country Alberta (CCA), are seeking a coach for both the Augustana Vikings Cross … READ MORE →

2016 CCC Board of Directors Nominations – Deadline May 13

– Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  Elections will occur at the Annual General Meeting, June 19, 2016 in Canmore, Alberta. Three Directors will … READ MORE →

Quebec City to Bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Whistler IN but Montreal, Placid and Calgary OUT

(Quebec City, QC) – Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume says that his city is bidding to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which he announced recently while in Lausanne, Switzerland. Labeaume holds up the … READ MORE →

The Gutsy Girl – 10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls

– Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors. Once a young scaredy-cat, Paul … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Talent Identification Camp June 19-23 in Lake Placid

(Lake Placid, New York) – US Biathlon is looking for talented endurance athletes who are interested in becoming world-class competitors. The US Biathlon Talent Identification Camp will take place from June 19-23 at the … READ MORE →

Congratulations to Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis on their New Baby Boy

(Alaska) – Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Breck Stuart Randall Ellis, who arrived on April 14th at 7:47pm Alaska time at Providence Alaska Medical Center … READ MORE →

NNF Opens National Development Project Grants – Deadline May 31

– The second phase of the NNF National Development Project is about to get underway with clubs, coaches and official education grant application being accepted thru May 31, 2016. Until this year, NNF Pillar … READ MORE →

Announcing Inaugural CXC Marathon Cup Winners

– Six marathon events across three states, with grueling courses, made up the inaugural CXC Marathon Cup series. Weekend after weekend skiers were challenged not only by the length and terrain of each marathon, but … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Names Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director

– The National Nordic Foundation announced today, the hire of Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director. The Steamboat Springs, Colorado native assumes the leadership role in the National Nordic Foundation on May 1st and will … READ MORE →

CSMC Named NENSA Club of the Year

– On the strength of this year’s snowmaking efforts and invitation to host events all year long, as well as their sustainable club model, growth, and investment in bringing skiing back to a community … READ MORE →

Ski The Length of Finland (HHS) in 2017 – Adventure of a Lifetime

(Finland) – For cross-country ski aficionados who enjoy a new challenge and have some time on their hands, a 34-day, 1,800km trip from the south to the north of Finland might be just the … READ MORE →

Interview with Jack Sasseville on his Retirement and Prolific Career in XC Skiing, Cycling and Golf

(Barrie, ON) – Following the recent announcement of his pending retirement, we caught up with Jack Sasseville of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. to find out more about his decision, his storied career, and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities @ Canadian Olympic Committee – Program Manager, Partnerships, Digital and Coordinator, Business Development

(Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand.  The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence.  We are the largest private … READ MORE →

Top Canadian Juniors to Join 15 Teams at International Junior Camp in Norway this Summer

– Thanks to the leadership and support of the Norwegian Ski Federation and its sponsors, CCC has responded favourably to the invitation to participate in the International Junior Camp this summer in Norway. CCC … READ MORE →

Russian Skier Tests Positive for Meldonium

– Russian cross-country skier Kirill Vichuzhanin, 23, has tested positive for meldonium amidst controversy as the athlete claims he took the substance prior to it being classified as a banned substance reports AFP. Adding … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Ski Technician @ Biathlon Canada

– Biathlon Canada is seeking an employee in the role of Head Ski Technician with the National Team (NT). This position is the lead role in a dynamic high performance team committed to developing … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Announces 2016-17 National Team Nominations

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2016-17 National Team and Development Groups to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
National A Team Women
Susan Dunklee (Barton, … READ MORE →

Chris Jeffries to Continue as High Performance Program Director at the Alberta World Cup Academy

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy is very pleased to announce that Chris Jeffries will continue to lead the Academy next year as its High Performance Program Director. The new Academy team … READ MORE →

Dabudyk and Livers Win FIS Worldloppet Cup 2016 Overall Titles

(Khanty Masiysk, Siberia) – The FIS Worldloppet Cup 2016 concluded this past weekend as 1,500 participants took on the Ugra Ski Marathon in Khanty Masiysk. Among them the red group, the world’s best, marathon … READ MORE →

24 Hours of Lappe in Thunder Bay – Werner Schwar Tops with 312km

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The 24 Hours of Lappe was held over this past weekend at the Lappe Nordic Ski Club with some skiers attaining notable distances in 24 hours or less while raising … READ MORE →

The 41st PAL Great Labrador Loppet Success

– On a beautiful Labrador blue-sky, full-of-sunshine day, -12˚C and warmer, over a hundred and thirty excited participants were at the start line for the 41th annual Great Labrador Loppet. Most skiers and snowshoers … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club

– The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2016/17 ski season, starting part time in June/July/August and full time … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – CCES, PacificSport Fraser Valley, GranFondo Canada, Play On!

(Toronto, ON) – Check out the latest job opportunities in the Canadian sports sector, including positions with CCES, PacificSport Fraser Valley, GranFondo Canada, and Play On! Follow the corresponding links below for more details … READ MORE →

Athletes Call on Anti-Doping Agencies to Focus on Cleaning Up Winter Sports

– According to a New York Times article, athletes are putting pressure on anti-doping agencies, including WADA, to turn their attention to cleaning up winter sports, in light of widespread athletics doping revealed in … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Jr. Announces Intention to Immigrate to Canada and Wear Maple Leaf at Next Olympics

(Toronto, ON) – Norwegian Nordic skiing superstar Petter Northug Jr. announced his intention today to immigrate to Canada with the hope of competing for the Maple Leaf at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in … READ MORE →

Stephen to be Honoured at Governor’s State of Sport Awards – Vote Now

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Governor’s State of Sport Awards committee has selected three U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes to be honored at the 2016 Governor’s State of Sport Awards. U.S. … READ MORE →