Archive | October, 2016

Frozen Thunder Festival Celebrations with Team Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Canadian National Team and Para Team skiers were on hand for the Frozen Thunder Festival activities with high-five greetings and Halloween theme costumes for kids and fans alike. Check out these … READ MORE →

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17 Uniforms and Gear Unveiled

(Park City, UT) – Check out the new 2016-17 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team uniforms and gear from L.L.Bean and Craft Sportswear North America unveiled at the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT … READ MORE →

2016 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Olympian Sue Holloway

– Check out this great video of Sue Holloway, the first woman to represent Canada at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in the same year for xc skiing and kayaking, as Holloway … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km Individual Start FR – Green and Holmes Take Top Honours

(Canmore, AB) – Cold, wet, rainy conditions greeted skiers for the Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km individual start free technique  races at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Sat. Heavy rain overnight and rain through most of … READ MORE →

2016-17 Winter Preview – Canada’s Northern Lights of the Nordic Sports

– Check out this great summary report of Canada’s Nordic sports including cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic Combined athletes by the Canadian Olympic Committee on their official team site. With less than … READ MORE →

CCC Women’s Committee to Launch Female Coach Mentorship Program

– With the goal of increasing the number of female coaches at the high performance level in Canada, the CCC Women’s Committee is looking to launch a female coach mentorship program that would see … READ MORE →

Menihek Nordic Receives HUGE Dump – 50cm of Snow

(Labrador City, NL & L) – Labrador City is all smiles with 50cm of snow received yesterday and as folks were skiing today at Menihek Nordic on natural snow and loving it. Founded in … READ MORE →

WADA Publishes 2017 Prohibited List

– The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 Prohibited List. The List will come into … READ MORE →

USANA Signs On as Title Sponsor for 2017 Nordic Junior Worlds

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF) announced today that USANA Health Sciences has signed on to be the title sponsor of the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior and … READ MORE →

Dahria Beatty Blog – Snow is in the Air

– Snow is in the air. Our September intensity block is far behind us and the colourful leaves have been replaced by frosty mornings. After a solid block of time trails and multiple intensity … READ MORE →

Avalon Nordic Ski Club Receives $5,000 From RBC Learn to Play Project

(St John’s, NL) – Avalon Nordic Ski Club received a $5000 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to provide skis for children in the Avalon Nordic track attack program, coach development and a ski … READ MORE →

Green Light for Lahti 2017

(Lahti, Finland) – Nearly 100 participants were in attendance for the Final Inspection including representatives from the 2017 Local Organising Committee, Finnish Ski Association, City of Lahti, FIS, the European Broadcasting Union and its … READ MORE →

3rd Annual Speed Camp Success – Pushing Your Limits While Having Fun

(Midway, UT) – This year’s 3rd annual Speed Camp presented by the T2 Foundation at Soldier Hollow on Oct. 16 was an opportunity to go fast with the US Ski Team. Speed Camp is … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder Opens Oct. 22 – Rolling out the Thunder

(Canmore, AB) – Off to a humble start, this first unassuming mound of snow is the initial dump of about 400 truckloads (my guess) which will eventually become a respectable cross-country ski trail of … READ MORE →

Norwegian Credibility Damaged by Arrogance – Therese Johaug Affair Continues

– Since Norwegian Therese Johaug’s tearful press conference following her positive test for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition test on September 16, she has been out of the public light. Johaug blames … READ MORE →

Drive for 25 – XC Matching $25K Grant Challenge

– Double your donation dollars from now until October 29. The clock is ticking. We have 10 days. If we can raise $25,000 in new donations for the Drive for 25 Cross-Country by October 29, an additional … READ MORE →

Girls Rule at Fast and Female Park City

(Park City, Utah) – You couldn’t tell that it was a rainy, miserable day outside, as smiles from 135 girls lit up the USSA Center of Excellence entryway in Park City, UT, waiting to be … READ MORE →

15th Annual Nordic Fest Fundraising Dinner & Auction – Nov. 5

(Guelph, ON) – 15th Annual NDC Thunder Bay Nordic Fest Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction in support of NDC Thunder Bay is being held Nov. 5 in Guelph, ON. Come out for an evening of … READ MORE →

FIS Claims Russia May Lose Ski Competitons Because of State-sponsored Doping

(Lahti, Finland) – According to a recent report in Europe Online, FIS may yet strip Russia of ski competitions this coming season depending on the outcome of further investigations into the state-sponsored doping affair. … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy and Capital Region Training Group Celebrate Partnership

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) and the Capital Region Training Group (CRTG) are pleased to announce that they entered into their 3rd year of a formal partnerhsip in May of … READ MORE →

WADA Partners with Astellas Pharma to Prevent Misuse and Abuse of Medicines for Doping in Sports

– The World Anti-Doping Agency and Astellas Pharma Inc. have announced a global agreement to partner on the prevention of misuse and abuse of medicines for doping in sports. Doping in sports relies primarily … READ MORE →

Get Ready for the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints

– Mark your calendars and keep up your training: the 8th Annual Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints will be held November 11-13, 2016. This 1000-meter race allows you to compare your time against others worldwide … READ MORE →

Therese Johaug Tests Positive

(Norway) – Norway’s Therese Johaug, an Olympic and Nordic Worlds champion, has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Clostebol during an out-of-competition control on September 16 according to the Norwegian press.
Johaug, 28, was … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Editorial – Essential We Support and Strengthen WADA

– Check out Beckie Scott’s impassioned and candid editorial calling for WADA to be supported as a strong and independent authority during these troubled times in sport. Scott, is the first North American woman … READ MORE →

Drive for 25 Begins!

– It’s underway! The single largest grassroots effort to support nordic skiing: the Drive for 25. Over the next six weeks, members of the skiing community across the United States will come together to … READ MORE →

Geraghty-Moats Wins First U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Title

(Lake Placid, NY) – Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairly, VT) withstood a challenge from hometown favorite Nina Lussi (Lake Placid, NY) to win her first U.S. title, taking the normal hill event at the U.S. … READ MORE →

Will Rhoads Sweeps U.S. Titles at U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

(Lake Placid, NY) – Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) put down two towering jumps to win his second U.S. title of the season. Rhoads, who won the large hill gold on his home hill … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Partners with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental

– Road trips just got a whole lot cheaper for members of Cross Country Ski De Fond Canada, thanks to a long-term agreement established with Enterpirse Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental.
The national car rental … READ MORE →

Madshus CEO Says It’s Business as Usual

(Biri Oppland, Norway) – Madshus is Norway’s most prominent cross-country ski manufacturer in a country that is crazy about the sport. The recent announcement it will be put up for sale by Newell Brands, its … READ MORE →

New York’s Garnet Hill Lodge has New Owner

(North River, NY) – Garnet Hill Lodge in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains has a new owner reports the Albany Business Review. The cross-country ski center and 268-acre resort was sold for $1.34 million … READ MORE →

FIS Clarifies Pole Length Rules – The Debate Continues

– FIS published a new FAQ on Oct. 5th clarifying points on its recent decision to implement a maximum pole length in all FIS-sanctioned classic competitions. According to the FAQ, all FIS Competitions will … READ MORE →

Amie Smith is NENSA’s New Executive Director

– The NENSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amie Smith will be taking the reins as Executive Director as we head into the 2016-17 ski season.  After serving as NENSA’s High … READ MORE →

K2 Sports Owner of Madshus is Destined to be Sold Along with Other Major Winter Brands

(Denver, CO) – Major winter sports brands such as K2, Marker, Volkl, Full Tilt, Line and Ride are destined to be sold by owner Newell Brands Inc. report The Denver Post and Snow Industry … READ MORE →

2nd Annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Full of Emotion

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The second annual Cross Country Alaska Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 1 offered an emotional surprise as Anne Donaghy, the daughter of inductees Lowell Jr. and Tay Thomas announced … READ MORE →

FIS Technical Committee Ruling on Maximum Classic Technique Poles

(Zurich, SUI) – The FIS Technical Committee Meetings in Zurich (SUI) concluded on October 1, 2016 after four days of meetings. With the focus on the final preparations for the 2016/17 season. The main … READ MORE →

XC Ski Route Claims to be the World’s Longest Beer Trail During Oktoberfest

(North Muskegon, Michigan) – The fifth annual Oktoberfest took place in Muskegon State Park on Saturday, October 1 reports Mlive.com. This event reputedly features the world’s longest beer garden trail measuring some two or … READ MORE →

CCSAA Announces UT and CO Fall Summits Oct. 17 and 24

(Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the Utah and Colorado Fall Summits to take place this October.  The CCSAA Summit Series are short, one day regional meetings keying in … READ MORE →

FIS Announces New Controversial Classic Pole Length Regulation with Unpopular Response

(Cancun) – FIS Cross Country faced a barrage of criticism after announcing a new height limit for the length of classic ski poles following its Fall Congress in Cancun. The limit, 83% of the … READ MORE →

Visma Ski Classics Partners up With Daehlie

– The long distance ski championship Visma Ski Classics and Dæhlie have signed a sponsorship agreement in front of the tour´s upcoming season VII. Dæhlie will be titled the Official Clothing Partner of Visma … READ MORE →

Women’s Nordic Combined Olympic Goal is Beijing 2022

– In a very productive and innovative session of the Nordic Combined Committee at FIS autumn meetings, the most important point of the agenda was the development of the ladies’ side of the sport. … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Program Manager, High Performance Sports @ Richmond Olympic Oval

(Richmond, BC) – The Richmond Olympic Oval is seeking a full-time Program Manager, High Performance Sports. In this role, you will be responsible for supervising a team of technical coaches and service providers who … READ MORE →