Archive | May, 2016

First AWAD Comp-Dev Course for Para-Nordic Coaches Completed in Canmore

May 30, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Canada’s first group of Comp-Dev trained para-Nordic ski coaches completed their training at the Bill Warren Training Centre in Canmore, AB May 14-15. Coaches from Ontario, Alberta and British … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Summer Program Coordinator @ ParaSport Ontario

May 29, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – ParaSport Ontario is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist the ParaSport Ontario staff with a number of activities during the summer months.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited … READ MORE →

Russian Rio Ban Doubtful but Will Zika Virus Derail the Games ?

– Despite mounting evidence and allegations of doping it seems unlikely that world sporting authorities will prevent Russian athletes from competing at the Rio 2016 Games says Alan Abrahamson in a 3WireSports report.
This follows … READ MORE →

Q&A with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper

– Two weeks before the upcoming 50th edition of the FIS Congress in Cancun, Mexico, FIS Newsflash took the opportunity to sit down with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and get his thoughts on … READ MORE →

CCC High Performance Coaching Seminar a Great Success

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada’s High Performance Coaching Seminar occurred from May 6-8 and was a resounding success. The seminar represented the largest gathering of high performance coaches from across the country outside … READ MORE →

New Yorker Rides Across USA on Bixi Style Bike – Citi Bike Hits Him with $1,200 Late Fee

May 25, 2016 (Santa Monica, CA) – We know lots of Nordic skiers ride bikes but never like this. Jeffrey Tenenhaus, formerly of New York City, rode a Citi Bike Motivate bike (formerly Bixi) across … READ MORE →

Italy Announces 2016/17 Cross-Country Ski Team

– The Italian Winter Sports Federation has announced the 2016/2017 Italian National Cross Country Ski Team. The team will be broken up into World Cup, A and B/U25 teams, with a total of 24 … READ MORE →

Athletes, Coaches and Leaders Receive Annual Awards at USSA Congress

(Park City, UTAH) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recently recognized accomplished athletes, coaches and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during the USSA Congress. The awards included USSA gold awards, … READ MORE →

NANANordic Continues to Evolve in Rural Alaska with Special Guest Beckie Scott

(Barrow, Alaska) – Earlier this April in Barrow, Alaska, one of the most Northern inhabited towns in the world, two Olympic Nordic skiers sat in a school gym watching the kids play basketball as … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Strength & Conditioning Intern @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific in Victoria, B.C.

May 21, 2016 (Victoria, BC) – We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as a Strength & Conditioning Intern. The intern will join our world class Strength and Conditioning … READ MORE →

2016 Cross Country Canada Annual General Meeting

(Canmore, AB) – The 2016 CCC Annual General Meeting will be hosted by Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada in Canmore, AB from June 16-18, 2016, at the Ramada Inn, 1402 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, … READ MORE →

SnowSports Industries America to Uphold January Snow Show Dates

(Nashville, TN) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) announces today the change of its recently announced plan to shift the SIA Snow Show and On-Snow Demo dates in late 2017. After engaging in comprehensive meetings … READ MORE →

Annual Female Athlete & Coach Survey – June 5 Deadline

– The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes & coaches to complete our annual survey. We use the responses to this survey to plan our initiatives so your responses are very … READ MORE →

Jessie Diggins Partners with Swix Sport USA

(Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport USA Inc. is pleased to welcome 2016 World Cup Champion Jessie Diggins as a Swix sponsored athlete. A steadfast competitor, Diggins has rocketed up the ranks of the International … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Project Assistant, Summer Intern @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

– The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the summer intern position of Project Assistant. In less than three years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Athlete and Coach Development Manager @ Biathlon Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the Olympic winter sport of biathlon, is seeking to fill the position of Athlete and Coach Development Manager. A national sport federation located in … READ MORE →

Alysson Marshall Crowned Female Athlete of the Year at Lakehead University

(Thunder Bay, ON) –  Former Canadian National XC Ski Team member, Alysson Marshall, is still turning heads as she was recently named Female Athlete of the Year at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Middlebury College Assistant Nordic Ski Coach

– The Middlebury College ski team is seeking applicants for the position of assistant coach men’s and women’s nordic team. To see the full job description and to apply online, please visit here. Any … READ MORE →

Norwegian Star Eldar Roenning to Retire

– Norwegian cross-country ski star Eldar Roenning has announced his retirement in the Norwegian press. The 33-year-old cites health reasons for hanging up his skis mentioning a 2015 diagnosis of inflammation of the esophagus.

“The … READ MORE →

Russia Accused of State-Sponsored Doping at Sochi 2014 Games to Win 33 Medals – Protected Athletes, Steroid Cocktails, Tampering

– More details are beginning to emerge about alleged Russian doping at the the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi reports the New York Times. It is now alleged that the Russian authorities “protected” key … READ MORE →

Alcoa Awards $70,000 to 19 Student Athletes in Conjunction with Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

(Deschambault-Grondines, Que.) – The Alcoa Deschambault aluminum refinery, Mr. Jean-François Cyr, Vice-President of Operations: Canada and Iceland, Alcoa Group Primary Products, has announced the names of 19 student-athletes who have earned individual bursaries for … READ MORE →

Fuelling Women Champions – Report Shows 84% of Canadian Women Missing Benefits of Sports

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Canada may be a sport-loving nation, but when it comes to access to sport for Canadian women, it has a long way to go for the win. So say the findings … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – General Manager, Caledonia Nordic Ski Club

– The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club operates the Otway Nordic Ski Centre, located minutes west of Prince George, BC.  The club has 55 km of groomed trails, night skiing (10km of lit trails), 10km … READ MORE →

Happy Mother’s Day – Who Makes the Coffee?

(Alaska) – We caught up with US XC Ski Team star, Kikkan Randall, on Mother’s Day as she recently became a mom for the first time when she and husband Jeff Ellis welcomed Breck … READ MORE →

Russian Dopers Who Won Gold at Sochi to be Exposed on 60 Minutes Show @7pm May 8

– A Russian whistleblower has told 60 Minutes about four Russian gold medallists who were taking steroids at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics reports CBS. More details will be revealed this evening, Sunday, May … READ MORE →

CCSAA Concludes Successful 2016 Annual Conference with Liz Stephen as Keynote Speaker

(Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) concluded a successful 2016 Annual Conference hosted by Snow Mountain Ranch, CO, with emphasis on grooming technique and hospitality. New this year were individually … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

– The U.S. Biathlon Team Coaching Internship is ideal for nordic skiers and biathletes considering becoming a coach. The intern will work with the U.S. Biathlon National Team athletes on a daily basis and … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Among 57 Finalists for 43rd Gala Sports Québec

(Montreal, QC) – Quebec Sports unveiled the identity of the 57 finalists from the 263 nominations submitted by sports federations. These finalists reach the final round of the 43rd Gala Sports Québec for the quality … READ MORE →

Coaching Association of Canada – Nominations for Geoff Gowan Award

– The CAC is pleased to honour outstanding coaches who have made significant contributions to coaching and coaching development over the years. The Geoff Gowan Award recognizes lifetime contribution to coaching development; to nominate … READ MORE →

CCO Annual Coaching Seminar June 4-5 in Ottawa – Registration is Now Open

(Ottawa, ON) – Don’t miss Cross Country Ontario’s annual Coaching Seminar from June 4-5 in Ottawa – the schedule (with some updates to come) is available via the link below. This is a MUST … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Announces Five Volunteer Regional Coordinators

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon is happy to announce the naming of five volunteer Regional Coordinators, one from each of U.S. Biathlon’s five regions: Alaska, West (CA, OR, WA), Rocky Mountain (UT, CO, ID, … READ MORE →

Bring Children to the Snow – Largest Season to Date

– Now in its eighth year of operation, Bring Children to the Snow has grown at a rapid pace. Its two programmes SnowKidz and World Snow Day have gained a strong following with over … READ MORE →

CCES Releases Guide to Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport

(Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released today a document entitled, “Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport – Guidance for Sport Organizations,” developed in consultation with … READ MORE →

Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada Names 2016-17 National Ski Team

– Focused on winning medals at all levels, Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada named its 2016-17 National Ski Team loaded with promise for 2018 & 2022 Olympics and Paralympics Games on Tuesday. Feeding … READ MORE →

Peter Graves Selected Interim Director of New England Nordic Ski Association

– Long time Nordic figure Peter Graves has been named Interim Director of NENSA following this past weekend’s Board of Director’s meeting in Hanover, NH.  A native of Bennington, VT, Graves, 63, has spent … READ MORE →

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations

– The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. Each athlete accepting … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Pierre LaFontaine, CEO of Cross-Country Canada

(Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talking with the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves has an interesting conversation with Pierre LaFontaine, the new CEO of Cross-Country Canada. La Fontaine was named CEO … READ MORE →

Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman Join CXC Team

– Central Cross Country Skiing is proud to announce, Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman will be joining the CXC Team for the 2016-2017 season. Felicia and Oscar look to build upon the success they have achieved … READ MORE →

Elan Terminates Ski Jumping Program and Appoints New Board Members

– In 2015, Elan Group increased its revenues to €71.3 million, while the Group’s audited net profit amounted to €3.8 million. Business results in the first quarter of 2016 are encouraging, although there is … READ MORE →

2016 Nominations for Cross Country Canada Annual Awards

– The following Cross Country Canada awards will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Canmore, AB,  June 16-19, 2016. Please see nomination form below for more information. The deadline … READ MORE →