Archive | August, 2017

Updated Canadian Anti-Doping Rules Coming Into Effect

(Ottawa, ON) – An updated version of the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect on September 1, 2017. The rules of the CADP govern how anti-doping is conducted in Canada and … READ MORE →

NTDC Skiers Make the Most of Summer

(Thunder Bay, ON) – They say skiers are made in the summer, and the NTDC skiers have taken that to heart. After hosting athletes from across the country in June for an intense National … READ MORE →

Bickner Ends Weekend Strong for US Skiers Around the Globe with Top Ten in Japan

(Park City, Utah) – Kevin Bickner tied his best result ever on Sunday morning when he finished in seventh place at the Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Hakuba, Japan. The result came nearly … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Part-time Club Manager @ Nakkertok Nordic

– Nakkertok Nordic is Canada’s largest cross country ski club, with over 1,500 members and a full range of recreational and competitive skiing programs. Our skiing facility includes 80km of groomed trails in Cantley, … READ MORE →

Dahria Beatty Report – New Zealand Snow Farm Training Camp

(New Zealand) – Training down under in New Zealand last summer was such a great experience, we decided to go back again this summer. Emily and I rounded up a few more friends plus … READ MORE →

Canada to Host North American FIS TD Seminar in November 2017

(Ottawa, ON) – In 2017, Canada will again play host to the North American FIS TD Seminar. Held every 2nd year, the seminar is designed to present new practices and topics of interest in … READ MORE →

Biathlon Study in UK Says Top Male Athletes are Better Looking than Female Counterparts

– A recent study at the University of Exeter, UK, claims biology is the reason behind the study’s results that rank top male athletes as more attractive than top women says a report in … READ MORE →

Alaska’s Nanooks XC Names Josh Eide as Assistant Coach

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – On Thursday, Alaska Nanooks men’s and women’s cross country running and Nordic skiing head coach, Nick Crawford, has announced the addition of Josh Eide to his staff. Eide will serve as … READ MORE →

Lanctôt Acquires NRG Enterprises and Expands Bike Division

(Montreal, QC) — Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. (Lanctôt) announces that it has recently acquired NRG Enterprises of Nelson, BC. NRG is an authentic rider-owned cycling distribution company based in Nelson BC. NRG has been at … READ MORE →

BNS Expands Skigo Distribution to Canada

(Boulder, CO) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announced today the expansion of distribution of the SkiGo brand to Canada. With the recent completion of a long-term distribution agreement with SkiGo AB of Sweden, BNS … READ MORE →

Therese Johaug is Out of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games

– Norwegian cross-country skiing star, Therese Johaug, is out of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games as she is mandated to serve an 18-month ban which expires next April, according to the final verdict by … READ MORE →

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Welcomes Eric de Nys as New Programs Director

– With a focus on delivering a full roster of programming from Bunny Rabbits and Biathlon to Ski Academy and Masters, Eric brings new collaborative vision to the delivery of Programming at Sovereign Lake … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Groomer Operator @ Whistler Olympic Park

– The Groomer Operators at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. The trail design and … READ MORE →

Mike Vieira Takes on New Position as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the CPC

– CCC Staff & community would like to wish the best of luck to Mike Vieira as he pursues a new professional endeavour as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). We are … READ MORE →

Thunder Bay Awarded 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Special Olympics Canada announced today that Thunder Bay has been awarded the  2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The finalists were Thunder Bay and Regina, Saskatchewan.
The bid theme is “Hearts … READ MORE →

New SkiTrax Roundtable Launching Soon – Plus Buyer’s Guide, Road to PyeongChang 2018, Fashion Guide & More

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that a new innovative SkiTrax Roundtable is launching soon featuring Canadian top gun Alex Harvey along with US star Kikkan Randall, veteran Canuck Devon Kershaw, American speed … READ MORE →

Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Collection for Spring 2018

(Park City, Utah) – Following the recent acquisitions of TIME Sport and Felt Bicycles, the Rossignol Group will continue its expansion into the cycling market with the introduction of a new Rossignol Bike collection … READ MORE →

Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018 Worldloppet Season

(Ushuaia, Argentina) – Olympian Federico Cichero took the victory at Ushuaia Loppet in Argentina on Saturday, August 12, the season opener of the 2017/18 Worldloppet series with more than 90 skiers on the start … READ MORE →

Volvo Challenge 2017 Rollerski Race is BACK Sept. 9 – Register Today

(Orford, Que.) – The Volvo Challenge is back. For its second edition, the Challenge goes urban: it will happen on Portland Boulevard, in Sherbrooke, QC on a newly asphalted road. This rollerski race, scheduled … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair Criticised by IOC Committee Members Over Russian Comments

– A controversy is unfolding over comments made by Canada’s Beckie Scott, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee, who recently claimed that Russia deserves more than just a “fine” following doping … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Corporate Partnerships & Marketing Manager @ Coaching Association 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 →

Almost 100 Athletes Attend Youth Camp in Norway

(Sjusjoen, Norway) – Almost 100 young athletes from 14 nations met in Sjusjoen, Norway at the junior camp from 28th July – 4th August. The camp was organised by the Norwegian Ski Association in … READ MORE →

Zone4 Timing Systems Training Clinic at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club – Nov. 4-5

(Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is hosting a Zone4 Clinic on November 4-5, 2017.  Please forward this to anyone in your club who handles timing and would like more training on how to use … READ MORE →

Russian Fine Over Sochi 2014 Doping Affair Rejected by Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair

– Russia is expected to receive a “large” fine for widespread doping infractions at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics rather than any suspension from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games (OWG) according to a … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships Coming to Jericho Aug. 12-13

(Jericho, Vt.) – Over 80 athletes will be competing this Saturday and Sunday in the U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. The national championships are the first in … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2017 Extended

– After months of hard training, the stars of Nordic Combined are ready for the traditional FIS Grand Prix series this summer, which has been extended by one stop and expects more than 25,000 … READ MORE →

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage – Over 50 Years of Fabulous Trails

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Check out this announcement about the great year-round trail work the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) does for Southcentral Alaska. NSAA is a non-profit that maintains many of Anchorage’s wonderful … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – RFP for Human Resource Review @ Cross Country Ski Ontario

– Cross Country Ski Ontario, the Provincial Sports Organization for cross country skiing in Ontario, is seeking to procure consultant expertise to conduct a Human Resources Review of its organization. Please see attached document.
Post … READ MORE →

USA’s Caitlin Patterson Wins Gold at World Mountain Running Championships in Italy

Sad News – Reijo Puiras Founder of Lappe Ski Centre Passes Away

(Thunder Bay, ON) – We are sad to report that Reijo Puiras, 65, founder of Lappe Ski Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away on Aug. 4 peacefully at his home surrounded by his … READ MORE →

Congratulations – Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell Tie the Knot

(Bozeman, MN) – Congratulations to US XC skiers Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell who were married at an outdoor ceremony near Flowers’ hometown in Bozeman, Montana on June 24. The two newlyweds were engaged … READ MORE →

FIS Rollerski World Championships 2017 Ready to Roll in Sollefteå, Sweden

(Sollefteå, SWE) – August 2nd marked the official opening ceremony to the start of the FIS Rollerski World Championships in Sollefteå (SWE). More than 120 athletes from 13 nations have registered to participate including … READ MORE →

Medals Hotly Contested at 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

(Park City, Utah) – Will Rhoads (Park City, Utah/Park City Nordic) and Nita Englund (Florence, Wis./Kiwanis Ski Club) came away with gold at the 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Saturday on the HS134 meter … READ MORE →

Therese Johaug Doping Judgment Delayed Until August 18

(Norway) – The case against Nordic superstar Therese Johaug for her 2016 doping conviction has been postponed until August 18 by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reports Norwegian news source Aftenposten.