Archive | August, 2016

CCC Announces New Website Section for Roller Skiing

– Given roller skiing’s strong growth across the country and Cross Country Canada’s goal to promote this discipline, we designed a complete section dedicated to roller skiing providing info on its history, available programs, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Manager, Human Resources for 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society

– The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking to fill the contract position of Manager, Human Resources. In less than three years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights … READ MORE →

Norwegian XC Ski Federation in Hot Water Over Asthma Medication Likened to Doping

(Norway) – The latest reports from Norway have officials at Skiforbundet scrambling to explain their use of asthma medication on athletes that don’t need it accoring to News in English.no. Meanwhile more alarm bells … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coach, Partner Services, CEO Support @ Coaching Association of Canada

– The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC … READ MORE →

CCC is First NSO in Canada to Obtain CAC Approval for NCCP CDAG Context

– CCC is pleased to report that we are the first sport in Canada now offering a Comp-Dev. Advanced Gradation context (National Coaching Certification Program) that is officially approved by the Coaching Association of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – General Manager Biathlon Alberta

– Biathlon Alberta, the provincial governing body for the sport of biathlon, is seeking a General Manager to provide leadership in the development and delivery of programs aimed at achieving excellence at all levels … READ MORE →

Dairy Farmers of Canada Fuelling Women Champions Grants – Champions Fund

– The Champions Fund was created by Canada’s dairy farmers to empower the female athletic community, to provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes.
HOW THE … READ MORE →

Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) Supports Clean Athletes and Fair Competitions

– The Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) has been closely following the actions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); International Olympic Committee (IOC); International Ski Federation (FIS); and in particular the reports of Dick Pound … READ MORE →

Heidi Weng and Petter Northug Win Toppidrettsveka 2016

(Aure and Trondheim, Norway) – Norwegian stars, Heidi Weng and Petter Northug, won this year’s edition of Toppidrettsveka, held in Aure and Trondheim from August 18-20.
There were three ladies who were fighting for victory … READ MORE →

2016 Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program

– Building Tomorrow’s Team Canada. Since 1988, Petro-Canada™ has supported over 2,700 athletes on their way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every year, fifty promising athletes from across Canada are awarded a $10,000 … READ MORE →

NENSA and NNF Fundraiser Coming on Oct. 6

(Wellesley, MA) – Save the date – Thursday evening October 6th ~ NENSA & NNF are having a joint fundraising gathering in the Boston area at the Wellesley Community Center from 6-8:30pm. Come join … READ MORE →

First Sanctioned Roller Ski Event to be Held in Orford, QC – Sept. 17

– Orford Cross Country Ski Club will be the first club in Canada to organize a CCC sanctioned Tier 2 Roller Ski event! As such the event will follow the regulations of the newly … READ MORE →

Jan Ekmark is Fischer’s New Head of Marketing

(Ried im Innkreis, Austria) – Jan Ekmark has assumed the newly created position of Head of Marketing as of August 1st. In this new role Ekmark will have marketing responsibilities for Fischer’s three divisions: … READ MORE →

Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is Looking for a Volunteer Coordinator

(Whitehorse, YT) – The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for the 2016/17 season, potentially longer. This position is a volunteer position (no pay), so we are looking for … READ MORE →

Inanaugural Cross-Country Technical Delegates Seminar in South America

(Ushuaia, ARG ) – The first Cross-Country Technical Delegates seminar in South America took place in Ushuaia (ARG) on 23rd and 24th July 2016 with participants from Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The seminar was … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Grooming Supervisor/Trails Manager @ Caledonia Nordic

(Prince George, BC) – The Caledonia Nordic Cross Country Ski club in Prince George, BC is looking for a grooming supervisor to oversee operations at one of Canada’s largest Nordic Ski centers.  The center … READ MORE →

CXC’s First Masters Camp of the Season Less Than Two Weeks Away!

(Cable, WI) – CXC’s first Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camp of the season is coming up in less than two weeks! Join CXC Team head coach, Andy Keller and Egor Akimov, CXC Sports Development and Education Director, along … READ MORE →

Calgary XC Skiers and Biathletes Scramble to Secure Winter Training Facility – Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

(Calgary, AB) – While Canada’s summer Olympians take the podium, young cross-country and biathlon development athletes clamber for a Calgary training facility for the upcoming winter. WinSport Canada’s June 2016 announcement to install a … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Finishes 3rd at Garneau-Québecor Granfondo

(St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Canada’s top Nordic skier finished third in the 118km Garneau-Québecor Granfondo finishing on August 14 reports QMI. There were some 2,500 riders participating in the 8th annual edition of this mass … READ MORE →

NENSA Coaches Symposium with USSA Level 100 or 200 Coaching Certifications Sept. 9-11

– Join NENSA Coaches and Bryan Fish, USST Development Coach, for the weekend of September 9-11th at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium. It will be a full weekend of … READ MORE →

WADA Confirms ADAMS System Hack and Illegal Activity on Yuliya Stepanova’s Account

(Montreal, Que.) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that Yuliya Stepanova’s password for WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) was illegally obtained, which allowed a perpetrator to access her account on ADAMS. … READ MORE →

New This Year at XC Supercamp – U35 and Pro Camp Options

– Check out what’s new at XC Supercamp 2016/17 including a U35 Supercamp and a Pro Camp – Masters Training. Many Supercamp coaches hold the highest certification in Canada, many in a variety of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Sovereign Lake Head Instructor & SDP Administrator

(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is soliciting interest for two available jobs with ​in​ SLNC for the coming ski season. Please review the job descriptions below and contact Troy Hudson (General … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Elected to IOC Executive Board

– On August 4 at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was elected to the IOC Executive Board as the representative of the Association of International … READ MORE →

Southern Ontario Summer Endurance Fest – Aug 27-31

(Barrie, ON) – The Southern Ontario Summer Enduirance Fest hosted by Team Hardwood takes place from August 27 – 31 at Hardwood Ski and Bike for athletes born in 2003 and older. The $350 … READ MORE →

International Youth Festival @ at Hardwood Ski and Bike – Aug. 13

(Barrie, ON) – The International Youth Festival on Aug. 13 at Hardwood Ski and Bike is a day to celebrate, engage, connect, and honour youth across the world. Locally inspired and globally-minded, this event … READ MORE →

ALL Russian Athletes BANNED from Rio Paralympic Games

(Bonn, Germany) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned all Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympic Games. This follows in the aftermath of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report by Canadian Richard McLaren, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities @ Landmark Sport Group Inc. – Event Assistant, Internships, Co-ops, Volunteers

(Mississauga, ON) – Landmark Sport Group Inc. is an athlete and television personality representation and event marketing company. Landmark was founded in February, 1987, based on the principles of integrity, honesty, old fashioned hard … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Sponsorship Coordinator at Canada Games Council

– The Canada Games Council (CGC) is looking for a qualified, enthusiastic individual to provide support in the coordination and implementation of CGC’s revenue generation initiatives and support sponsorship fulfillment and servicing.
Application Deadline: Aug. 19, … READ MORE →

Congratulations to Nakkertok Nordic – Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize WINNER

(Cantley, Que.) – On August 4th, Kraft Heinz, together with Bell Media’s TSN and RDS, announced the 2016 Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize winner: Nakkertok Nordique from Cantley, Quebec. From the 820 nominations … READ MORE →

Canadian Nordic Ski Star Alex Harvey Signs With Salomon Skis

– Standout Canadian Nordic athlete Alex Harvey, who was already using Salomon boots and bindings, has agreed to make the switch to Salomon skis as he begins the 2016-2017 Nordic season.
Salomon’s Nordic race team … READ MORE →

COC President Tricia Smith Elected as IOC Member

(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) – On Thursday, the IOC Executive Council announced four-time Olympian, Olympic medallist and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President, Tricia Smith, along with seven others, as a new member of the … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Parasport Education Consultant @ Canadian Paralympic Committee

– The System Development and Education department of the Canadian Paralympic Committee is seeking an experienced and qualified consultant to  develop, implement, and assess several education-based initiatives, with an emphasis on physical activity and … READ MORE →

Jessica Jerome Takes Gold at L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships as Canadians Dominate

(Park City, UT) – Veteran Jessica Jerome returned from a one-year hiaitus to take her 13th career national title on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in the L.L.Bean U.S. Ski … READ MORE →