Archive | July, 2016

Taylor Fletcher Takes First National Title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship

(Soldier Hollow, UT) – Taylor Fletcher broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at Soldier Hollow. Brother Bryan … READ MORE →

Repeat Title for Will Rhoads at 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

 (Park City, UT) – USA Nordic ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) won an action-packed competition Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park to claim a repeat title on the HS134 meter large hill during … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Statement on Doping Crisis

– The past 10 days have been filled with more appalling news in the fight against doping and further damaged the already tarnished reputation of sport. During our FIS Congress last month, I already … READ MORE →

Coaches and Technical Leaders – An Important Piece in the Athlete-Success Puzzle

– Central to all quality athletic programs is superior coaching and strong technical leadership, especially when the athlete is striving to achieve their optimal performance and international podium success. At Canadian Sport Institute Ontario … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Now on Salomon Skis

(Quebec City, Que.) – While not yet officially announced, it seems Canada’s Alex Harvey will now be racing on Salomon skis according to a July 13 posting on the his Instagram account:
“After so many … READ MORE →

Interview with Kikkan Randall on Eagle Glacier

(Eagle Glacier, Alaska) – Kikkan Randall is back training on Eagle Glacier with the US Ski Team following the birth of her new son Breck Stuart with husband Jeff Ellis. Randall talks with Alaska … READ MORE →

Johaug and Heikkinen Win Lysebotn Opp @ Blink Festival

(Norway) – Therese Johaug (NOR) and Matti Heikkinen (FIN) topped the respective women’s and men’s podiums at the 7.5km Lysebotn Opp, the opening round of the Blink Festival, a popular three-day rollerski race event … READ MORE →

Congratulations – Wedding Bells for Flowers and Newell… How He Popped the Question

– Two prominent US cross-country skiers just announced their engagement via social media. SkiTrax caught up with Andy Newell to ask him details of how he proposed to Erika Flowers and what’s next. … READ MORE →

L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

(Park City, UT) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping and U.S. … READ MORE →

FINAL CHANCE to VOTE for Nakkertok Until 12 Midnight – Kraft Heinz Project Play Finalist for $250,000 Grand Prize

V (Nakkertok, ON) – This is the final chance to VOTE for Nakkertok in the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our trails for summer use … READ MORE →

Survey for Ethical Sport

– We are a group of coaches/athletes that have been directly impacted by cheaters. We have put together this survey as we believe that everyone’s voice needs to be heard. Sport is in a … READ MORE →

IOC Clears Russia for Rio – Passes Buck to Sport Federations

(Lausanne, Switzerland) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted not to ban all Russian athletes from competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics reports BBC but has left the door open for sporting federations … READ MORE →

Update on Cross-Country Rankings after CAS Ruling on Sundby

– By a decision of July 11, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby and the International … READ MORE →

VOTE for Nakkertok July 25-26 – Kraft Heinz Project Play Finalist for $250,000 Grand Prize

(Nakkertok, ON) – Nakkertok is a finalist is the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our trails for summer use and establish some snowmaking for … READ MORE →

Sundby Loses Ski Titles for Doping Violation and Receives 2-Month Sanction

(Lausanne, Switzerland) – Norwegian superstar Martin Johnsrud Sundby has received a two-month suspension and been stripped of his 2014/15 Tour de Ski title and his overall World Cup title for the same season. This … READ MORE →

New CCC Roller Ski Fleet Available for Testing and Racing

– As part of a broader mission to encourage the cross-country ski racing community to increase and enhance its off-season sport specific training, Cross Country Ski de fond Canada has purchased 50 pairs of … READ MORE →

McLaren Report Confirms Russian State-sponsored Doping – WADA Calls for Ban of all Russian Athletes at Rio

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its McLaren Investigation Report, which WADA claims confirms evidence of state-sponsored cheating in Russia. WADA has also issued a recommendation that all Russian athletes … READ MORE →

Mark Arendz Blog Report – Adventures Uphill

– To kick off the training camp schedule for this season the team headed south to Bend, Oregon. This June camp has become a favorite for everyone on the team. The combination of warm … 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 →

Maine Winter Sports Becomes Outdoor Sport Institute – Letter from the President

– Dear MWSC alumni, volunteers, parents and friends, Life in much of rural Maine in the late 1990’s – and still today – has been typified by industries under stress and the accompanying symptoms … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Member/Guest Services Manager @ Hardwood Ski and Bike

(Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is looking for a dynamic Member/Guest Services Manager to be responsible for the continued growth and success of our customer and administrative services as well as management … READ MORE →

Roller Ski Rocks!

– Cross country skiing is a highly technical sport that requires years of practice in order for a skier to become technically proficient. Unfortunately we do not have year-round snow so that athletes can … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Caledonia Nordic Biathlon Coach

– Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (“CNSC”) is an organization of over 1,400 members in Prince George, British Columbia and has a large enrolment in skier development programs.  Club athletes compete and medal in biathlon … READ MORE →

Nakkertok Makes Kraft Heinz Project Play Final for $250,000 – We NEED Your VOTES on July 25-26

(Nakkertok, ON) – Nakkertok is a finalist is the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our trails for summer use and establish some snowmaking for … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities @ Canadian Interuniversity Sport

(Richmond Hill, Ontario) – Check out the various openings at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, over 12,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Manager, Sport and Programming at Whistler Olympic Park

(Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is seeking a Manager, Sport and Programming who is responsible for managing the delivery of Whistler Sport Legacies (WSL) programs at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP), liaising with various … READ MORE →

Pedal’s 2016 Tour de France Contest – Over $5,000 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – With over $5,000 in prizes up for grabs in our annual TdF Contest you could be eligible to take home this year’s Grand Prize, a sweet Felt F4 Carbon 11-speed bike … READ MORE →

Nordic Ski Legend Sven Wiik Passes Away

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – Sven Wiik, a long-time skiing legend, passed away July 5 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he was 95. Wiik devoted his life to cross-country skiing and was a tireless advocate … READ MORE →

CCSAA First Summer Summit saw Strong Attendance and Great Sharing of Ideas + Olympian Simi Hamilton

(Woodstock, VT) – The first Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) Summer Summit occurred recently in Woodstock, VT with 21 ski areas representatives listening to six presentations and participating in one trail walking round … READ MORE →

Australian Cross-Country Ski Report – Season Well Underway

(Australia) – The 2016 cross country ski completion season is well underway in Australia, with events held last weekend at both Perisher Valley in New South Wales and at Falls Creek in Victoria. Skiers … READ MORE →

New Nordic Development Centre Makes Whistler Training Hub for Young High Performance Athletes

(Whistler, BC) – The Olympic Champions 2022 in the Nordic ski disciplines might be originating in the Sea to Sky region, as Whistler Sport Legacies is inviting young athletes to stay and train at … READ MORE →

Happy Fourth of July… Happy Birthday USA

– Happy Fourth of July on this special day commemorating the historic Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the USA celebrates its 240th birthday… and may set a record for the number of … READ MORE →

Dahria Beatty’s Spring Update – Sand, Snow and Northern Adventures

– Check in with Canadian national XC Ski member Dahria Beatty who’s latest blog talks about Sand, Snow and Northern Adventures. Beatty took home her first national title in the women’s 10km F at … READ MORE →

CCC Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop for Coaches

– Cross Country Canada is offering a ompetition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop for coaches from Sept. 8-11 at the University of Ottawa. An On Snow Comp-Dev. workshop will follow at a later date.

Team Canada’s FISU World University Games 2017 Nominations

– Congratulations to the skiers who will be representing Canada at the World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan in January/February 2017. These skiers are full time university students who qualified over the 2015-2016 season.

Alexis … READ MORE →

Happy Canada Day

– Happy Canada Day…wishing everyone the very best on this special day of recognition for one of the best places on the planet to xc ski, ride your bike, share a smile, a … READ MORE →