Archive | June, 2016

Job Opportunity – Manager, Financial Services @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

(Red Deer, AB) – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking to fill the contract position of Manager, Financial Services.
In less than three years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will … READ MORE →

CCC Announces its 2016 Board of Directors

(Canmore, AB) – The affairs of CCC are governed by an elected Board of Directors, composed of the Chair, six Directors at Large, a DCC appointed Director and an Athlete Director. As of the 2016 … READ MORE →

Over 200 Kids Attend 2016 Olympic Day in Madison

(Madison, WI) – Over 200 kids gathered on the Capitol Square at the Dream Bank in Madison, to celebrate and be inspired by the spirit of the Olympic Movement, as Central Cross Country Ski Association hosted … READ MORE →

USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

(Park City, Utah) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The … READ MORE →

The National Winter Sports Association Announces Funding Support for 2016-17


– The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes and competitive racing programs … READ MORE →

The EC3D Compression Tour – June 29

– The EC3D Compression Tour presented by EC3D Sports is in collaboration with Cross Country Canada and offers you the chance to be a professional athlete for the day. If you are passionate about … READ MORE →

Ivan Babikov Retires to Join Cross Country Canada’s National Coaching Squad

– Ivan Babikov has officially closed the book on his successful cross-country skiing journey as an athlete, but is ready to write the first chapter of his new career as a coach with the … READ MORE →

Brian and Robin McKeever Receive Meritorious Service Medal Award

(Ottawa, ON) – Legendary Paralympians, Brian and Robin McKeever, were recently honoured once again for their stellar careers receiving the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (MSC civil).
Brian McKeever, 37, who is legally blind, has won … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator

– Join our team. Ski Fit North Alberta is looking to hire a Program Coordinator that is responsible for the direct coordination, implementation and delivery of the Ski Fit North Alberta program and services and … READ MORE →

CCSAA Announces Summer Summit in Woodstock, VT – June 29

(Woodstock, VT) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the creation of the CCSAA Summer Summit Series, short, one day regional meetings keying in on relevant topics.  The first of the series … READ MORE →

USSA and Clif Bar & Company Enter Three-Year Partnership

(Emeryville, CA) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Clif Bar & Company today announced their partnership making CLIF BAR® the official energy food of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country Interview with Kikkan Randall

(Alaska) – You have been the female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission now since 2009 and have been attending the annual June FIS meetings. This year it was a new experience for … READ MORE →

SOD Training Camp – June 30 to July 3 @ Highlands Nordic

– Ah, summer – time for a break. NO WAY! There are training camp opportunities happening this summer. Take a look at the one listed below, and check the Summer Camps page for more … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Calendar 2016/17 Confirmed

– The FIS Council held its spring Meetings during the FIS Congress Week in Cancun (MEX) from June 6-11. The FIS Council confirmed the calendar for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann … READ MORE →

New Worldloppet President and New Race for 2017 Announced

– Once a year all representatives of Worldloppet are gathering to evaluate the past season and to discuss the future of our Worldloppet. This year the OC of Finlandia Hiihto around the President Juha … READ MORE →

Congratulations to Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa on their New Baby Girl

– Canadian skiers, Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Midori Nishikawa according to the latest social media posts from Cross Country Canada (CCC).
“Congratulations to Olympian Madeleine Nishikawa & … READ MORE →

FIS Congress @ Cancun, MEX – Decisions in Cross-Country Skiing

June 16, 2016 (Cancun, MEX) – During the 50th FIS Congress in Cancun (MEX), June 5-11, the Cross-Country Committee heard several proposals and made following decisions, which were approved by the FIS Council during the … READ MORE →

IPC Worlds in Finsterau to Highlight Nordic Calendar

June 15, 2016 (Finsterau, Germany) – Finsterau, Germany, has been announced as the host for the 2017 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships, alongside the high-level race calendar for 2016-17.
More than 135 skiers from … READ MORE →

Canadian 2016-17 Para-Nordic Prospects Team Announced

– Cross Country Ski de fond Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been named to the 2016-2017 Para-Nordic Prospects Team. In partnership with Own the Podium and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, … READ MORE →

Norway vs Sweden @ IKEA

(Oslo, Norway) – Earlier this year, Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company NRK put together a spoof video depicting Norwegian and Swedish skiers competing in a quasi-XCski-Biathlon event inside an IKEA store … READ MORE →

Share the Road with Devon Kershaw on June 22

(Sudbury, ON) – One of Canada’s most accomplished and decorated xc skiers, Devon Kershaw, a multi-time Olympian and FIS Nordic Worlds champion, is back in his native Sudbury to host the 7th annual “Share … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Survey Results

– With the conclusion of the 2015-16 FIS World Cup Cross-Country season we sent out a survey to the public to get feedback on competition formats. Over 3,600 fans of the sport completed the … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Announces Training Season Funding for 2016 – Skiers are Made in the Summer

(Denver, CO) – The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today over $28K in training season funding for grassroots skiing support. “Skiers are made in the summer,” said Hennie Kashiwa, Executive Director of the NNF. … READ MORE →

Hosts for 2020/21 FIS World Championships Elected

– Today, Thursday 9th June 2016 the FIS Council has elected the Organisers of the 2021 FIS Freestyle & Snowboard, Nordic and Alpine events as well as for the 2020 FIS Ski Flying World … READ MORE →

CXC Membership Registration is Now OPEN

– As a regional organization, the Central Cross Country Ski Association has over 2,000 members. These members are the backbone of our organization, representing many important roles and positions in our sport.

There are 10 … READ MORE →

CCC Announces Coaches for the FISU 2017 Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan

– Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce the coaches selected for the FISU 2017 Universiade taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from January 29 to February 8, 2017. Team leader for the cross-country squad … READ MORE →

Big Thunder 2016 High Performance Summer Training Camp July 13-17 – Registration is Now OPEN

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The Big Thunder Nordic High Performance training camp will take place between July 13-17 2016. This camp is intended for athletes age 13 and older. Camp fee includes t-shirt, lunches … READ MORE →

Backcountry XC Skiing in Alaska with Eric Packer

(Alaska) – Check out this great backcountry skiing video by US skier, Eric Packer, with APU who won his first national title on the final day of the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith Nominated to Serve as a Member of IOC

– The IOC Executive Council announced that Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President Tricia Smith has been nominated to serve as a member of the IOC. If elected, she will serve alongside two other Canadians, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Director of Sports Education @ United States Ski and Snowboard Association

– The Director of Sports Education is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive education and certification system designed to ensure USSA member clubs and coaches in all USSA sports have the … READ MORE →

2017 Winter Universiade – Canadian Rankings and Selection Process

June 03, 2016 – The 28th Winter Universiade is taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from January 29 to February 8, 2017. Selected athletes for these World University Games (WUG) will be contacted by email. If … READ MORE →

APU Hosts Masters Camp – July 27-30

June 02, 2016 (Alaska) – This summer APU is hosting a masters on-snow ski camp at the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier. Come experience glacier training, just as APU’s Elite team and Olympians Kikkan … READ MORE →

16th FIS Leaders‘ Seminar to be Held in Cancun

– Serving as an excellent opportunity to learn and share, the annual FIS Leaders’ Seminar for the FIS developing ski nations will be held during the 50th FIS Congress week in Cancun (MEX). Addressing … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coaching Opportunity @ University of Guelph

May 31, 2016 (Guelph, ON) – The University of Guelph is seeking a qualified coach for it’s Varsity Nordic Ski Team for approximately 6 months from Sept-Feb. Duties include developing training programs, running fall and … READ MORE →