Archive | June, 2017

The Way I See It – Selection Process, Tour de Ski, Prize Money, Diggins Travels, Slaves, Racing Bibs, Mini Tours & Stage Races

– It’s been a great season for both the Canadian and US teams with some remarkable results and lots of personal bests – well done. Got a list of things to talk about, so … READ MORE →

Change of President for Group Rossignol North America

(Park City, Utah) – Today, Group Rossignol North America announced that Ron Steele, President, Group Rossignol North America will retire from his current role effective July 17, 2017. Steele will continue working for the … READ MORE →

Canada 150 Rollerski Race on July 1 in Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – On July 1st, 2017, Thunder Bay will be hosting its first ever Cross Country Canada-sanctioned rollerski race. The race will feature 50 of Canada’s top Nordic skiers racing around the … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces Eight-Stop SuperTour for 2017-18

(Park City, Utah) – Top U.S. cross country athletes will race in seven cities across North America in the 2017-18 iteration of the SuperTour. The tour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned … READ MORE →

CCSAA Summer Summit on June 28 in Woodstock, VT – Register Today

(Pomfret, Vermont) – I wanted to give you a quick reminder of the upcoming CCSAA Summer Summit on June 28 at the Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret, VT.  More info here.
This will be … READ MORE →

Space Dogs Dachstein Glacier Ski Trip Sept. 28 – Oct. 8

– The Space Dogs Ski Club is organizing a Masters ski trip to Dachstein Glacier in late September, and there are still some spots available on the trip. The club’s mission is to provide … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Double Medallist Erik Carleton Calls it a Career with Para-Nordic Team

(Canmore, AB) – After successfully achieving his dream of not only competing for Canada at a Paralympic Winter Games, but guiding Brian McKeever to two gold medals in Sochi, Erik Carleton has decided to … READ MORE →

USA Nordic Sport Names Men’s Teams for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

Park City, UT – As the summer training season begins and athletes all over the world lay the groundwork for the upcoming Olympic season, USA Nordic has officially named their Men’s teams for the … READ MORE →

Developing Cross-Country Skiing in Iceland

(Iceland) – Under the banner of the FIS Solidarity programme, the Icelandic Ski Association hosted a successful summer training camp for cross-country skiers from 8th-11th June 2017. The initiative aimed at bringing athletes aged … READ MORE →

Toyota Expands Partnership With U.S. Ski & Snowboard Teams

(ParkCity, Utah) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Toyota as the official automotive and mobility partner of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Teams, bringing the world’s top automaker together with America’s best winter … READ MORE →

USA Nordic Promotes Martin Bayer to Nordic Combined Head Coach

(Park City, UT) – USA Nordic recently announced that Martin Bayer has been selected as the new Head Coach for the Men’s Nordic Combined national team. Bayer’s promotion is the culmination of over 17 years … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Unveils New Brand

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association today unveiled its official rebrand as U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Along with the name change, a new brand mark will unite athletes, members and … READ MORE →

Roller Ski World Record Attempt

(Hayscastle, Wales) – Welsh cross-country ski instructor, Chris Gouldsmith, will attempt to establish a world record by roller skiing 1,450km / 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats on August 1 to become … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Coach

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applicants to fill the position for the Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski Teams.  The Alaska … READ MORE →

Leslie Krichko Inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame

– The only drawback for Leslie Krichko? She had to give a speech. “I was extremely nervous and stressed out,” said Krichko, a longtime Ridgefield resident and two-time Olympian. “I’m not a fan of … READ MORE →

Registration for the 2017-18 CCC Coaching License is Now Open

– All coaches coaching for more than seven hours/year need to sign up for the CCC Coaching License before starting to coach after July 1, 2017. On July 1, 2017, the CCC Coaching License … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Part-time Cross Country Ski Head Coach @ Calgary Ski Club

– The Calgary Ski Club (CSC) is seeking a Part-Time Cross Country Ski Head Coach to support and develop CSC’s cross-country ski lessons program, focusing on recreation, dryland fitness, and programs for all members.
This … READ MORE →

Tom Smith Named Head Nordic Ski Coach at Michigan Tech

(Houghton, Mich.) – Tom Smith has been named the head coach of the Michigan Tech men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams athletic director Dr. Suzanne Sanregret announced today. Smith brings 14 years of coaching … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Manager, Games Operations and Delivery & Manager, Paralympic Performance @ Canadian Paralympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is hiring for the positions of Manager, Games Operations and Delivery, and Manager of Paralympic Performance. Both positions are full-time with an Application Deadline of June 23rd.
Manager, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Graphic Designer & Associate Manager @ Canadian Olympic Committee

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee is hiring for the positions of Graphic Designer, and Associate Manager. Be a part of building and growing a leading national sports brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee … READ MORE →

Lahti 2017 Makes Considerable Impact

– An impact study conducted by Sportcal, an experienced provider of sports market intelligence, reported that the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 in Lahti (FIN) achieved nearly all of its targets.

Ninety-six percent of … READ MORE →

Norway Launches Prosjekt 2022 to Foster Women’s Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping

– With the support of “Olympiatoppen”, the Norwegian Ski Federation has launched a project to foster the development of women’s Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined in Norway. The project with the title “Prosjekt 2022” … READ MORE →

Olympian and Coach John Bower Passes Away

(Park City, UT) – Olympic skier John Bower, the first American to win the prestigious nordic combined King’s Cup, as well as a formative coach and leader of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, passed … READ MORE →

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Pfizer Canada Inc. Announce Renewal of Partnership Through to 2019

(Ottawa, ON) – Celebrating more than 20 years of partnership, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Pfizer Canada Inc. are pleased today to announce the renewal of their partnership agreement of more than $1 million … READ MORE →

National Nordic Foundation Board of Directors Elects New Chairman

– The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce the election of a new Chairman of the Board, Peter Ashley. Peter succeeds former Executive Director and long-time Board Chair, David Knoop who is … READ MORE →

Therese Johaug Has Her Day in Court – CAS Ruling Expected in Three Weeks

( Lausanne, Switzerland) – Norwegian cross-country ski superstar Therese Johaug was in tears during her day in court reports AP. She told Norwegian television that “…all my memories came back to me. I felt … READ MORE →

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center Acquires Bohart Ranch Property

(Bozeman, Montana) – Local non-profit Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (CMSC) today announced closing on the longawaited acquisition of Bohart Ranch in Bridger Canyon. This landmark deal represents a commitment to continuing the Nordic skiing … READ MORE →

Inaugural Mount-Royal Challenge in Montreal a Success

(Montreal, Que.) – It was a beautiful sunny Sunday on June 4 that greeted 48 athletes, their coaches and some parents from four clubs near Montreal, Que. to the first edition of the Mount-Royal … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Cross-country Skiing Quebec – Administrative Assistant / Accounting Officer

(Saint-Sauveur, Que.) – Cross-country Skiing Québec is looking for an Administrative Assistant / Administrative / Accounting Officer to work out their offices in Saint-Sauveur, Que. beginning in August 2017.

Job Location: Saint-Sauveur
Schedule of 32 hrs / … READ MORE →

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Names 2017-18 National Team

(Colorado Springs, Colorado) — Thirteen athletes, including seven U.S. Paralympians in Nordic skiing, were named to the 2017-2018 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team today by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States … READ MORE →

Interview with Caitlin and Brian Gregg at the Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet

(Iceland) – Americans Caitlin Gregg and Brian Gregg recently took part in the final Worldloppet of the 2016/17 season at the Fossavatnsgangan Iceland Loppet. The two, who are both prolific winners, had strong results … READ MORE →

UM Presque Isle Names New Nordic Ski Coach

(Presque Isle, ME) –  The University of Maine at Presque Isle is happy to announce the hiring of Tim Whiton as the new Head Nordic Ski Coach. The position became vacant earlier this year … READ MORE →