Archive | April, 2017

Cross Country Ski Ontario’s Coach Mentorship Program Application

– Cross Country Ski Ontario is continuing its Coach Mentorship Program. The aim of this program is to facilitate partnerships and knowledge transfer between coaches in Ontario to support and facilitate the ongoing education … READ MORE →

Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet 50km CL – Northug and Johansson Norgren Win, Gregg’s 2nd and 4th

(Õsaf, Iceland) – Petter Northug Jr. (Nor) took the win in the men’s signature 50km CL race today at the Fossavatnsgangan, Iceland Loppet, the final race of the Worldloppet 2016/17 Series. Brian Gregg led … READ MORE →

Michigan Tech Huskies Coach Haggenmiller Resigns

(Houghton, Mi.) – “I’ll definitely miss the incredible student-athletes that we have at Michigan Tech,” former cross country, Nordic skiing, and track and field head coach Joe Haggenmiller said. “I’ll also miss my colleagues … READ MORE →

Dave Jarrett U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined Coach Announces his Retirement – Leaves a Golden Legacy

(Park City, Utah) – Veteran U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined coach Dave Jarrett, who led the team to heights of glory at World Championships and Olympics, is retiring after 15 years as a national … READ MORE →

Four National Team Korean Skiers Suspended for Drinking

– The Korea Ski Association (KSA) has suspended four national team members for six months and dropped them from the team for drinking beer during the Asian Winter Games held in Sapporo, Japan reports … READ MORE →

Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet 50km FR – USA’s Caitlin Gregg Wins, Brian Gregg 2nd in Men’s Race

(Ísafjörður, Iceland) – Sunshine greeted skiers as the USA’s Caitlin Gregg took the win in the women’s 25km Freestyle race today in Iceland while her husband Brian Gregg finished second in the men’s competition … READ MORE →

Call for Nominations to 2017 CCC Board of Directors

– Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  The election of three Directors at Large to two-year terms will occur at the Annual General Meeting, … READ MORE →

Yukon’s Nishikawa, Beatty and Johsgaard Receive New Funding Boost

(Yukon) – Talented Yukon cross-country skiers Emily Nishikawa, Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard, all members of Canada’s national ski team, are the first recipients of a new Northern Exploration and Sport Development Fund, established … READ MORE →

Talking with the Gravy Train Interview with John Morton – A Man for All Seasons

– In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with the remarkable John Morton, a two-time US Olympian in Biathlon and also a Team Leader for the US … READ MORE →

Call for Nominations for CAC Board of Directors at Coaching Association of Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – 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, … READ MORE →

Job Notice – Highlands Trailblazers Junior COMPetitive Lead Coach

– The Highlands Trailblazers seeks an experienced competitive skier with strong coaching skills to manage the training program for the “COMP” racing program the Club is adding for the 2017/18 season.  This new program … READ MORE →

Lukas Bauer Hangs Up the Skis after a Stellar Career

– The Czech Republic’s best cross-country skier, Lukas Bauer, already announced before the start of this season that it would be his last. Bauer competed at five Olympic Winter Games, 11 World Championships and … READ MORE →

Tricia Smith Re-elected as COC President

(Toronto, ON) – Canada’s sport community has renewed its confidence in Tricia Smith as President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). Members of the COC Session, comprised of sport leaders, athletes and coaches, voted … READ MORE →

Former Olympian Alain Masson Has Close Encounter with Wolves in Yukon

(Atlin, BC) – Alain Masson, a former Olympic skier, had a close encounter with a pack of wolves while skiing alone last Sunday reports CBC. Masson lives in the Yukon, but was skiing on … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Announces New Location

(Bend, OR) – The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is excited to announce they have moved to a new location at 442 NE 3rd street. “I am excited by the possibilities of the new facility. … READ MORE →

Inaugural CXC Congress – April 28-30

(Eau Claire, Wisconsin) – Central Cross Country Ski Association will host educational workshops for club leaders focused on fundraising, host sport committee meetings and recognize some of the organization’s top coaches, volunteers and community leaders … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Spring Fling Ski Camp – May 4-7

(Vernon, BC) – Start the 2017-18 Ski Season off right! Sovereign Lake Nordic Club would like to invite you to take part in our annual Spring Fling Ski Camp taking place May 4-7th – … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Birkie, No-Wax Skis, Masters World Cup, Downhills, Race Shape, Cheerleaders, Whitcomb

– Is This The Birkie Solution? – Check out this video and revisit my comments on the situation at the Birkie so get up to speed on what’s needed to save the biggest xc … READ MORE →

University of New Mexico to Discontinue Men’s and Women’s Skiing Programs – Save UNM Petition Started

(Albuquerque, NM) – Late last week the University of New Mexico’s VP of Athletics, Paul Krebs, delivered some somber news that the men’s and women’s ski programs would no longer be supported due to budget … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity @ Winsport Canada – Haig Glacier Camp Attendant

– We are currently looking for a camp attendant to join our WinSport Canada team. The camp attendant is responsible for a variety of duties in relation to the operation of the Nordic Sport Program … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Director, Communications and Media Relations at The Canadian Olympic Committee

– Be part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada 2018 Club Toque Fundraiser – April 23 Deadline

– Calling all clubs and skiers young and old! Club members are invited to enter a contest to design a Swix toque. Clubs will be able to purchase these toques from CCC at a … READ MORE →

Sweden’s Johan Olsson Retires from Elite Skiing

– Swedish top Cross-Country skier Johan Olsson has decided not to continue elite skiing career.
Johan Olsson became one of the most successful Swedish Cross-Country skiers of all times. He won 14 Olympic and World … READ MORE →

CCC Welcomes Ryan Jackson as New Athlete Director

(Canmore, AB) – Elections for a new Cross Country Canada Athlete Director took place on March 22nd in Canmore, AB at the annual Athlete Meeting held during the 2017 Ski Nationals.
We are pleased to … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Commercial Affairs @ The Canadian Olympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private … READ MORE →

Dabudyk and Pralong Claim FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017 Titles at Ugra Ski Marathon

(Russia) – Only 12 points separated the red bib holder of the FIS Worldloppet Cup 2017, Candide Pralong and second-placed Ivan Perrillat-Boiteux before the final stage at the Ugra Ski Marathon in Russia on … READ MORE →

Team Hardwood in Scandinavia – Part Deux

(Scandinavia) – For the second time this season a group of skiers from Team Hardwood headed to Scandinavia to race and train. Departing directly after the Canadian National Championships in Canmore, the team composed … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017 Contest Final Standings and WINNERS

(Toronto, ON) – We  apologize for the delay and are excited to present the winners and final standings of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest following the Men’s 50km F where Canada’s … READ MORE →

Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the men’s 50km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the Birch Hill Recreation Area … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon’s Senior and Development Teams Announced For 2017/18

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2017-18 Senior High Performance Team and Development Teams to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
National Team
– Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.), … READ MORE →

Swix Launches Custom Teamwear Site for 2017-18

(Haverhill, Massachusetts) – Swix Sport USA announced today the launch of a new custom site, team wear portal and design support for programs looking for elite level clothing. The new site allows teams and … READ MORE →

Dr. Michele Ferrari Found Guilty in Biathlete Daniel Taschler Affair – Receives 18-Month Suspended Sentence

(Bolzano, Italy) – Dr. Michele Ferrari was handed down an 18-month suspended sentence by an Italian court for his role in distributing doping products to biathlete Daniel Taschler reports the European press.
The Taschler affair … READ MORE →

Women’s 30km FR Mass 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – MORE PHOTOS

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Check out these great photos by Lance Parrish out of Fairbanks from the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start, their final event held on Sunday, April 2 at the Birch Hill Recreation Area … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – No-Wax Skis, Birkie, Old Adage, Hoffman, Elliott, Prisoners, C$

– No-Wax Skis – About 3-4 years ago I started looking for some no-wax skis that would work in most conditions, so when I went skiing I wasn’t fussing around with the wax of … READ MORE →

Scott Patterson Wins Men’s 50km FR Mass Start at USSA Distance Nationals – Schumacher Top Junior

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Scott Patterson (APU) is the man to beat as he powered to the biggest win of his career with a decisive and dominating victory by a 3+ minute margin in the … READ MORE →

Diggins Claims 30km FR Mass Start Title at 2017 USSA Distance Nationals – Schneider is Junior Champ

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Jessie Diggins (SMS T2) continued to storm the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships with another victory claiming the women’s 30km Freestyle mass start title on the final day. Kikkan Randall (APU) took … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey Honoured in Quebec’s National Assembly

(Quebec City, Que.) – Alex Harvey received a special tribute last week in Quebec’s National Assembly in recognition of his exceptional performance at the 2017 Lahti Nordic World Championships in Lahti, Finland winning the men’s … READ MORE →

2017 USSA Distance National Championships Mixed Relay PHOTOS

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Here’s a great selection of photos by Lance Parrish from Fairbanks at the Mixed Relay at the 2017 USSA Distance National Championships where Stratton Mountain’s Sophie Caldwell, Benjamin Saxton, Jessie Diggins and … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at the Canadian Paralympic Committee – Director, Foundation

– The Director, Foundation works closely with a team of staff to lead and oversee the operational, budget, logistical planning, and delivery of all fundraising objectives for the Paralympic Foundation of Canada (PFC).  The … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall and Marit Bjoergen to Open Chain of Daycare Centres

– While not yet officially announced SkiTrax has learned that the USA’s Kikkan Randall and Norwegian star Marit Bjoergen will soon launch a chain of Daycare Centres. The two xc ski stars recently gave … READ MORE →