Archive | March, 2017

Stratton Mountain Captures Mixed Relay Title at 2017 USSA Distance National Championships

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Stratton Mountain came from behind to claim the USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay title on Friday over APU 1 in second with APU-2 landing third on the podium.
Sophie Caldwell, … READ MORE →

Quebec City World Cup XC Ski Finals – A Few Thoughts and Photos

(Quebec City, QC) – And now a drum roll if you please. Upon reflection I’ve pondered the treasured beauty of the recently completed FIS World Cup Finals in Quebec City. This event really had … READ MORE →

Diggins and Hanneman Win Sprint F Titles at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks + PHOTOS

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Logan Hanneman (APU) claimed the skate Sprint titles on day two of the 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.

APU’s Kikkan Randall was … READ MORE →

NNF Launches 2017 Auction – Open Until April 3

– NNF Auctio The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is announcing the launch of the 2017 NNF Auction, now through April 3 here. This year’s auction features autographed sports memorabilia, authentic U.S. Ski Team uniform … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Finals 2017 in Fairbanks Skiathlon – MORE PHOTOS

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March 27 at the Birch Hill Recreation Area as the 2017 … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Proud to Announce Partnership with Auto Europe

(Portland, Maine) – Auto Europe CEO, Imad Khalidi, announced today a partnership between his global car rental company, Outdoor Sport Institute (OSI) and the U.S. Biathlon Team at the Press Hotel in Portland, Maine. … READ MORE →

Jessie Diggins and Scott Patterson Take Skiathlon Wins at 2017 USSA SuperTour Finals in Fairbanks

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (Stratton) and Scott Patterson (APU) took no prisoners on their way to respective victories at the 15km and 22.5km Skiathlon events held on Monday, March 27 at the Birch … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee Dominates U.S. Biathlon National Championships

(Jericho, Vermont) – Susan Dunklee put a cap on the 2016-17 biathlon season with dominating performances on her home turf. The Vermont native swept all three women’s events at the U.S. National Championships held over the … READ MORE →

US Ski Team Best-ever 7th as Bickner Leads Trio of Ski Jumping Record Results at Season Finale in Slovenia

(Planica, Slovenia) – Kevin Bickner led a strong day for the entire U.S. men’s ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the team event – its … READ MORE →

2017 USSA SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships – Mar. 27-Apr. 2

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Welcome to the 2017 SuperTour Finals and Distance National Championships that kick off on Mar. 27 and run until Apr. 2. The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) is happy to … READ MORE →

Nishikawa and Killick Win 30/50km F Gold on Final Day of 2017 Canadian Ski Nationals

(Canmore, Alta.) – Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick are the champs of the cross-country ski marathon as the Ski Nationals and 2017 season came to a close on Saturday. The Olympic veterans proved they … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Announces Partnership with XC Ski Nation

(Calgary, Alta.) – Cross Country Canada proudly announces a new partnership with XC Ski Nation producing fresh coaching content and supporting athlete and coach development.
XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, is an online membership … READ MORE →

Silver Star Resort to Host CCSAA 2017 Annual Conference – April 4-5

(Silver Star, B.C.) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) 2017 Annual Conference is hosted this year by Silver Star Resort (BC) with emphasis on grooming techniques, management and Fat Bikes.  The conference … READ MORE →

2017 Para-Nordic World Cup Finals Wrap – More Medals for USA and Canada

(Sapporo, Japan) – The Para-Nordic World Cup Finals concluded on March 22 in Sapporo, Japan. The finals, which spanned five days, saw strong performances from North Americans in several events throughout the competition.

On Sunday … READ MORE →

Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette Crowned Buff Canada Sprint Champions at 2017 Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – Emily Nishikawa and Evan Palmer-Charrette celebrated national titles in the Buff Canada sprint races at the 2017 Ski Nationals in Canmore, Alta. on Wednesday afternoon.
Emily Nishikawa left little doubt she is … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Claims Best-ever 8th Overall at IBU World Cup Finale in Holmenkollen at Oslo – Fourcade Takes 4 Globes Again

(Oslo, Norway) – American Lowell Bailey finished a storybook historic season this past weekend with a career-best 8th overall in the men’s World Cup overall rankings. The Lake Placid, N.Y.  athlete became the first … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Career-best 10th Overall as IBU World Cup Season Wraps Up in Oslo

(Oslo, Norway) – Following a superb season the USA’s Susan Dunklee finished a career-best 10th overall as the IBU World Cup wrapped up this past weekend at the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway. Dunklee, from … READ MORE →

Emily Nishikawa and Devon Kershaw Win 10/15km CL Interval Start Races at 2017 Haywood Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – Emily Nishikawa and Devon Kershaw battled through incredibly difficult conditions to climb onto the top of the women’s and men’s podiums in the cross-country classic-ski interval start races at the 2017 … READ MORE →

Ski Tour Canada Wins Event of the Year at 11th Annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s PRESTIGE Awards

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Recipients of the 11th annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards stretched right across the country from Vancouver, British Columbia to Saint John, New Brunswick. The awards recognize events from … READ MORE →

Alpine Insurance Joins Forces with the Alberta World Cup Academy as Title Sponsor

(Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy, Canada’s premier high performance training centre, is thrilled to welcome Alpine Insurance into its Nordic ski family as a title sponsor for the 2017/2018 season.
The partnership … READ MORE →

Zina Kocher and Graham Nishikawa Win 5/10km F Individual Skate Titles at Haywood Ski Nationals

(Canmore, AB) – The Ski Nationals saw a change in the weather, with Saturdays rain making way for cooler temperatures and bright blue skies. Retired national biathlon team member, Zina Kocher of Rocky Mountain … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Takes Silver in 15km F Pursuit and 3rd Overall in World Cup as Klaebo Wins Quebec City Mini Tour – USA’s Bjornsen 11th Fastest

(Quebec City, Que.) – Fans were on the edge of their seats as Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to the finish of the final event of the season the 15km Freestyle Pursuit, battling two Norwegians … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen Strong 10th in Women’s 10K F Pursuit in Quebec as Bjoergen Wins – Weng Captures World Cup Crystal Globe

(Quebec City, Que.) – An all-star line up and perfect sunny skies saw the USA’s Sadie Bjornsen ski a phenomenal final race to claim 10th in the women’s 10 km Pursuit as Norway’s Marit … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity Assistant Coach National Team Development Centre – Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The National Team Development Centre (NTDC) – Thunder Bay is one of Canada’s national sanctioned cross-country ski centres, operating as a development team within the framework of Cross Country Canada.

USA’s Bjornsen 15th in Women’s 10K Classic as Norway’s Bjoergen Rules Again – Canada’s Nishikawa 37th

(Quebec City, Que.) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen was the top North American women in 15th as Norway’s Marit Bjoergen continued her unbeaten streak in classic technique distance races this season taking the win … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 4th as Norway’s Klaebo Takes 15km CL Mass Start Victory in Quebec City

(Quebec City, Que.) –Canada’s Alex Harvey looked destined for another podium in Quebec City in men’s 15km CL mass start as massive crowds cheered him on to a fourth-place finish. Norway’s Johannes Hoesflet Klaebo … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Moves Up 21 Spots as Shipulin Wins Men’s Pursuit at Holmenkollen – Laukkanen Takes 2nd Win

(Oslo, Norway) – Lowell Bailey overcame three penalties on the range to move up 21 spots in the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit at the BMW IBU World Cup 9 Saturday at Holmenkollen Ski Stadium. Recording … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Wins GOLD in Men’s Sprint F at World Cup Finals in Quebec City – USA’s Hamilton 4th

(Quebec City, Que.) – Fans got what they came for as local hero, Alex Harvey, was unstoppable claiming gold today in dominating fashion in the men’s 1.5km freestyle sprint on Day 1 of the … READ MORE →

USA’s Jessie Diggins Strong 9th as Nilsson Takes Quebec Sprint & Falla Claims Overall Globe

(Quebec City, Que.) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins led the North American women with a strong 9th but the day belonged to Sweden’s Stina Nilsson who triumphed over Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla in the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Oslo

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest standings following Oslo. Team Blue Hills still has the lead with 1,433 points while team Braddoe continues to hold on … READ MORE →

USA’s Caitlin Gregg Wins Prologue at OPA Cup FInals in Austria – Hannah Halvorsen 2nd in U20s

(Seefeld, Austria) – US skier Caitlin Gregg (Loppet Nordic Racing) won the women’s 2.5km Prologue Freestyle at at the final round 6 of the FIS OPA Continental Cup 2016/17 held this morning in Seefeld, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest Winners and Final Standings

(Toronto, ON) – We  apologize for the delay and are excited to present the winners and final standings of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti 2017 Contest following the Men’s 50km F where Canada’s Alex … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall to Sit Out World Cup Finals in Quebec City

(Quebec City, Que.) – The latest news from the Team USA camp is that former triple Sprint Cup globe winner, Kikkan Randall, will not race at the World Cup Finals at Quebec City as she … READ MORE →

Québec City Set to Go for FIS XC Ski World Cup Finals – Press Conference + Training PHOTOS

(Quebec City, Que.) – On the eve of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals, the course and the site are ready to welcome the athletes and the crowd. A recent snowstorm covered the … READ MORE →

More Medals for USA and Canada in Biathlon at PyeongChang World Cup – Masters, Arendz, Pike and Cnossen on Podium

(PyeongChang, Korea) – After winning the women’s cross-country long distance and sprint sitting races in the previous days, the USA’s Oksana Masters continued her winning ways at the South Korean venue. The 27-year-old clocked … READ MORE →

4th Annual CXC Online Auction NOW OPEN – Let the Bidding Begin

– The 4th Annual CXC Online Auction is officially open! Make sure to bid early and check back often because the auction is only active until Thursday, March 23rd, 9pm CST!
Over 82 unique … READ MORE →

Canada’s Cameron Claims First World Cup Victory in PyeongChang – Masters and Adicoff Win Again + Silver for Young

(PyeongChang, Korea) – Canada’s sit-skier Collin Cameron had the race of his life capturing his first victory on the World Para-Nordic World Cup on the 2018 Paralympic venue in PyeongChang, Korea on March 13.

Canada’s Harvey and Kershaw Land in Quebec City for FIS XC World Cup Finals

(Quebec City, QC) – Top Canadian xc skiers Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw landed in Quebec City on Sunday direct from the Oslo World Cup in preparation for the upcoming FIS World Cup Finals … READ MORE →

USA Takes Double Gold on Day Two at PyeongChang World Cup – Canada Wins Two Bronze

(PyeongChang, Korea) – The USA’s Para Nordic skiers secured two wins in the cross-country skiing long distance on Saturday, March 11, the second day of competition at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Test … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee and Bailey Win Mixed Single Relay to Claim First Team Medal in 23 Years – Canada 19th

(Kontiolahti, Finland) – Americans Susan Dunklee and Lowell Bailey delivered a stellar silver in the single mixed relay at the BMW IBU World Cup 8 in Kontiolahti combing forces to win the USA’s first team … READ MORE →

USA’s Randall Solid 20th at Holmenkollen 30km CL as Norway’s Bjoergen Dominates with 6th Victory

(Oslo, Norway) – Kikkan Randall led the USA with a solid 20th-place finish in the women’s 30k Classic as Norway’s Marit Bjoergen dominated the field with a resounding 6th consecutive victory.

Finland’s Krista Parmakoski claimed … READ MORE →

Canada’s Alex Harvey to Retire After 2019 Season ?

(Quebec City, QC) – While not yet officially announced, top Canadian xc ski super star, Alex Harvey told his hometown newspaper, le Journal de Québec, that on the eve of the FIS Quebec City … READ MORE →

Team USA 8th in Mixed Relay as France Triumphs Over Germany – Canada 22nd

(Kontiolahti, Finland) –  Team USA claimed a strong 8th in the Mixed Relay as France triumphed over Germany at 11 seconds behind with the Ukraine in third at 27.1 seconds back. Russia finished fourth, … READ MORE →

Interview with USA’s Scott Patterson – Career-best 28th at Homenkollen 50K Classic

(Oslo, Norway) Team USA skier Scott Patterson from Anchorage, Alaska, was the top American in Saturday’s 50km Classic at the famed Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway finishing 28th for his points in Europe. This follows … READ MORE →

University of Utah Wins 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships

(Jackson, NH) – The University of Utah recorded the most points in Saturday’s Nordic Freestyle races at Jackson Ski Touring Center to win the 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships title. It is the Utes’ 11th … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Stellar 6th in Holmenkollen Men’s 50K CL as Sundby Triumphs for Historic Victory

(Oslo, Norway) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished a strong 6th in the men’s 50km Classic at the legendary Holmenkollen stadium in Oslo as Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby became the first male skier to win … READ MORE →

USA’s Doherty 18th and Dunklee 14th at Kontiolahti Pursuit Races – Germany’s Dahlmeier and Peiffer Win

(Kontiolahti, Finland) – The USA’s Sean Doherty had his best performance of the season hitting all 20 targets to move up 26 places in the men’s 12.5km pursuit. Doherty finished 18th overall at 1:19.5 off … READ MORE →

Biathlon Silver for Canada’s Arendz and Bronze for USA’s Masters on Day 1 at PyeongChang Para-Nordic World Cup

(PyeongChang, Korea) – Canada’s Mark Arendz continued his torrid pace on the World Para-Nordic World Cup, winning the silver medal in the opening biathlon race at the 2018 Paralympic venue on Friday in PyeongChang, … READ MORE →

Dunklee Fab 5th as Eckhoff Wins Women’s Sprint at IBU World Cup in Kontiolahti – Record Win for Fourcade, Bailey 16th

(Kontiolahti, Finland) – American Susan Dunklee claimed a fab 5th in the women’s 7.5km Sprint with one penalty as Tiril Eckhoff of Norway  shot clean for her first win of the season at the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Drammen

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest standings following the legendary downtown Drammen Classic Sprints. Team Blue Hills still has the lead with 1,349 points while … READ MORE →