Archive | November, 2017

NENSA’s Annual On-Line AUCTION is Open ~ Bid Early & Bid Often

– Our annual NENSA on-line AUCTION is open for business and runs until 9pm on Sunday 12/3. Bid early and bid often! We have an amazing array of items for sale – stays at … READ MORE →

Grand Opening of the Nakkertrak Ski Loop for Early Season Skiing in Gatineau

(Gatineau, QC) – Nakkertok is pleased to announce the newly named Nakkertrak Ski Loop is open for the season. The cold temperatures of the past week has allowed Nakkertok trails team to make enough … READ MORE →

Gallivare Sprint 1km CL – Canada’s Beatty 23rd, Valjas 29th

(Gällivare, SWE) – Canada’s Dahria Beatty finished 23rd in the women’s 1km CL Sprint on Sunday as local favourite Stina Nilsson (Swe) took top honours. Natalia Matveeva (Rus) was second and Yulia Belorukova (Rus) … READ MORE →

FIS XC Beitostolen 10/15km FR – USA’s Hart 19th, Hoffman 25th

(Beitostolen, NOR) – American Anne Hart raced to a top-20 result finishing 19th the women’s 10km FR as Norwegian queen Marit Bjoergen was unstoppable again. Simen Hegstad Krueger topped the men’s field as the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Don’t Miss It

(Toronto, ON) – Don’t miss our 9th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest and your chance to win great prizes as the FIS World Cup gets underway next weekend and the world’s … READ MORE →

Will FIS Render a Decision on 6 Alleged Russian Dopers on Nov. 23 before Ruka World Cup Start ?

– The FIS XC Ski 2017/18 season is underway and the World Cup start is around the corner beginning on Nov. 24 in Ruka, Finland but the fate of six Russians alleged to have … READ MORE →

FIS Council Decisions at Autumn 2017 Meeting – WCup Calendar, Kasper to Re-run, World Championship Sites

(Oberhofen, SUI) – The FIS Council held its’ Autumn Meeting at the FIS Headquarters in Oberhofen (SUI) on Saturday 18th November and dealt with a full agenda relating to the current season, as well … READ MORE →

Randall 15th and Kershaw 20th at Gällivare 10/15km CL – Kalla Again, Bolshunov Leads Russian Sweep

(Gällivare, SWE) – American Kikkan Randall finished 15th in the women’s 10km CL individual start race as Charlotte Kalla (Swe) made it back-to-back victories at home in Gallivare on Day 2.

Canadian Devon Kershaw claimed … READ MORE →

USA’s Newell 16th in Men’s 1.5 km Sprint CL at Beitostolen – Falla and Klaebo Win

(Beitostolen, NOR) – Andy Newell (USA) placed 15th in the men’s 1.5 km Sprint CL today at his first competition of the season amidst a sea of Norwegians at Beitostolen. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (Nor) … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Registration Now OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – Welcome to our 9th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest and your chance to win great prizes while watching the world’s best xc skiers battle for glory on the … READ MORE →

Gällivarepremiärens 5/10km FR – Randall 8th, Kershaw 12th

(Gällivare, SWE) – US veteran star, Kikkan Randall, delivered a solid 8th-place finish in the women’s 5km freestyle individual start race in Gällivare, Sweden won by local legend Charlotte Kalla at the Gällivarepremiärens pre-World … READ MORE →

FIS XC Races in Beitostolen and Saariselka Results – Hoffman 20th

(Beitostolen, Norway) – Marit Bjoergen (Nor) took the women’s 10km CL race at the Norwegian season opener in Beitostolen while Martin Johnsrud took the men’s 15km CL race. The USA’s Noah Hoffman in 20th … READ MORE →

Visma Ski Classics Play Now with LiveCenter

– Last season the brand new PLAY app was launched, offering fans a plattform for closer interaction and live streaming services. For upcoming season VIII the app also contains the Live Center, making it … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Launches Cross-Country Ski Training Centre in Calgary

(Canmore, AB) – Bridging the gap between high performance sport and higher learning, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) will expand from the mountains into the city by launching a new training … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Executive Director @ Bridger Ski Foundation (Bozeman)

(Bozeman, Montana) – BSF seeks a qualified and motivated individual to fill the Executive Director position within a well established and growing community nonprofit organization. BSF’s location in Bozeman, Montana provides an optimal environment … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Launching Soon

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce that our annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest is launching soon and the grand prize is a fabulous Yoko package including YXR Racing Skate skis, 9100 … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Roster Announced for Opening World Cups of 2017-18 Season

(New Gloucester, Maine) – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee met today and named Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.) to join Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.) and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) on the men’s World Cup … READ MORE →

Russian Anti-Doping Agency non-Compliant ? Pressure Mounts on IOC for Pyeongchang Olympic Exclusion

– According to ARD doping expert Hajo Seppelt, WADA will uphold the suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. The ruling could lead to the Russians being excluded from the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang … READ MORE →

More XC Skiing in Calgary Courtesy of Foothills Nordic Ski Club

(Calgary, Alta.) – Foothills Nordic Ski Club has been given the green light to make snow at the Shaganappi Golf Course in Calgary’s southwest and thus provide even more cross-country skiing opportunities at no … READ MORE →

Russian Ilya Chernousov Denies Accusations of Being WADA Informer

– According to an Associated Press report, Russian cross-country skier, Ilya Chernousov, who won Olympic 50km bronze at Sochi 2014 behind teammates Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin, has denied he’s an informer for WADA after … READ MORE →

Muonio 5/10 km Classic and Bruksvallarna 10/15 km Freestyle Results – McKeever 56th

(Muonio, Finland and Bruksvallarna, Sweden) – Day two of competitions in Muonio, Finland featured 5/10 km classic interval start events. Finland’s Krista Parmakoski won for the ladies while Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov took the men’s competition. … READ MORE →

Norway’s Svendsen and Finland’s Hakola Win Muonio Classic Sprints – Nishikawa and McKeever on Board

(Muonio, Finland) – Norway’s Anna Svendsen and Ristomatti Hakola of Finland have won the 1.4 km classic sprint competitions in Muonio, Finland.  Both were also day’s top qualifiers.  Svendsen qualified with an impressive 2.93 … READ MORE →

WADA Announces New Intelligence from Moscow Lab Supporting McLaren Report on Russian Doping

(Montreal, Que.) – Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) advised its Executive Committee and Foundation Board that, at the end of October, WADA’s independent Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department acquired new intelligence concerning the … READ MORE →

Bishop’s University to Open FIS-Certified Cross-country Ski Trail, in Partnership With Le Club de Ski de Fond du Mont Orford

(Sherbrooke, QC) – Bishop’s University is pleased to announce the construction of a new 3.3-km cross-country ski trail, designed in partnership with the Club de Ski de Fond du Mont Orford. Due to open … READ MORE →

Maxim Vylegzhanin Headlines Four More Russian XC Skiers Banned for Doping at Sochi 2014

– Three-time silver medalist, Maxim Vylegzhanin, headlines four more Russian cross-country skiers now banned by the International Olympic Committee from all future Olympics as a result of being found guilty of doping at the … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm World Jr/U23 2018 Trials at Mont-Saint-Anne on Jan. 5-9

(Quebec City, Qc.) – Haywood NorAm WJr/U23 Trials will be held January 5-9, 2018 at the newly upgraded settings in Centre de ski fond Mont-Saint-Anne PQ. The event will also combine races of Coupe … READ MORE →

NBCSN to Air Live Winter Olympic Primetime Coverage for First Time

– NBCSN will air live primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics for the first time, nearly every night during the PyeongChang Winter Games in February. NBC Sports announced that NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Administrative Asst., Marketing & Revenue @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society Red Deer

(Red Deer, AB) – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Administrative Assistant, Marketing & Revenue. In less than two years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE →

Telemark Launches Norwegian Bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

– According to several news outlets including Inside the Games, local officials in Telemark, Norway have officially launched plans for the Norwegian county to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Sport Councils of … READ MORE →

Sargent and Martin Win Invitational Roller Ski Race at Trapp Family Lodge

– Today was a great day for cross country skiing in New England — with two celebrations — one in New Hampshire for the Caldwell Family and another to push forward the legacy of … READ MORE →

Chelsea Holmes and Lenny Valjas WIN Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km Skate Races

(Canmore, Alta.) – Alaska’s Chelsea Holmes and Team Hardwood’s Lenny Valjas prevailed in bitter winter temperatures winning the Frozen Thunder 7.5/10km distance races as a rare November cold spell hit Canmore delaying start times … READ MORE →

Skinouk Roller Ski Cup a Success – Biggest CCC Canctioned Rollerski Event Ever Held

(Gatineau, Que.) – A beautiful autumn day greeted 90 skiers to the first ever Skinouk Roller Ski Cup. It wasn’t without any challenges leading up to the day of the event, but in the … READ MORE →

Top US XC Skiers to Compete at Trapp Family Lodge Nov. 4 in Elite Invitational Roller Ski Race

(Stowe, Vt) – The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Trapp Family Lodge have partnered to create a roller ski race for an elite field of cross-country skiers including past and future … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder Kings Court Heats – More PHOTOS

(Canmore, AB) – Check out these additional photos from the Kings Court Heats at Frozen Thunder where Maya Macisaac-Jones and Len Valjas earned their first victories at the annual season kick-off in Canmore, AB – … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Part-time Assistant Nordic Coach @ Craftsbury

(Craftsbury Common, VT) – The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club, part of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, is seeking part-time coaching help for its youth ski programs for the 2017-2018 season. This coach will work with … READ MORE →

Frozen Thunder Season Kick-Off – Macisaac-Jones and Valjas Win Kings Court Heats

(Canmore, AB) – With 100 days to go to the Pyeongchang Olympics, the trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre were filled with skiers with Olympic aspirations, racing the sprint qualifier on Frozen Thunder.
With significant … READ MORE →

IOC Sanctions Russian Athletes Legkov and Belov as Part of Oswald Commission Findings

– Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published the first conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As … READ MORE →

Join Us for the Annual Drive for 25 Fundraiser

– It’s that time again!  Every year the U.S. Nordic Skiing community comes together to support the National Nordic Foundation’s (NNF) largest fundraising efforts of the season. It is time to become a part … READ MORE →