Archive | November, 2017

Job Opportunity – High Performance Director @ Cross Country Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is seeking a world-class High Performance Director (HPD) to lead the development and execution of CCC’s High Performance vision and plan and ultimately drive … READ MORE →

Norway’s Boe Takes Men’s 20km IBU World Cup in Sweden with Perfect Shooting – USA’s Burke’s 32nd

(Ostersund, SWE) – American Tim Burke placed 32nd in the men’s 20km individual race with three penalties at 5:24.2 behind winner Johannes Thingnes Boe from Norway who cleaned all targets. It was Boe’s 14th … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Final Countdown EXTENDED to 12 Midnight EST

(Toronto, ON) – With only hours to go we’re in the countdown to the final deadline to register your team for the 9th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest. With over $4,000 … READ MORE →

Canada’s Julia Ransom Nails Career-best 9th in Women’s 15km at IBU World Cup Kick Off in Sweden

(Ostersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Julia Ransom took home her first top-10 finish in the women’s 15-kilometer at the IBU World Cup 2017/18 season kick-off at Ostersund, Sweden on Nov. 29. Perfect shooting was the … READ MORE →

FIS Imposes Provisional Suspensions on 6 Russian Cross-Country Skiers

– The IOC Disciplinary Commission recently issued its decisions in the cases against Cross-Country skiers Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin on 1st and 9th November and … READ MORE →

A Cross Country Ski Story by Bjorger Pettersen Launched – 435 Pages with 300+ Photos

– Friesens Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Bjorger V. Pettersen’s amazing in-depth book “A Cross Country Ski Story” that chronicles the development of the sport of cross-country skiing in Canada, the … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Countdown Begins

(Toronto, ON) – The countdown for the final deadline to register your team for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest has begun. Don’t miss your chance to win great prizes while taking … READ MORE →

West Yellowstone 5/10km FR Season Opener – More PHOTOS

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Check out these additional photos from the West Yellowstone 5/10km FR season opener this past weekend where tight finishes saw CXC’s Kyle Bratrud and Caitlin Gregg (CXC Team/LNR/Team Gregg) top the … READ MORE →

IOC Sanctions Five Russian Athletes and Publishes First Full Decision as Part of the Oswald Commission Findings

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

Harvey Just Off Final Podium in 4th at Ruka Triple World Cup Opener as Klaebo Bests Sundby

(Ruka, Fin) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished a fab fourth, a mere 0.6 seconds off the final podium, as Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo claimed the season opening Ruka Triple mini-tour.
Fellow Norge and defending champ, … READ MORE →

Norway Triumphs in Mixed Relay as IBU World Cup Kicks Off in Sweden – Canada 15th, USA 21st

(Oestersund, Sweden) – Norway took home the mixed relay crown again as the BMW IBU World Cup got underway in Oestersund, Sweden. The Norwegian squad used 13 spare rounds as anchor Emil Hegle Svendsen held … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen Claims 10th Overall as Kalla Wins Ruka Mini Tour Season Opener

(Ruka, Finland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen raced to 10th in the women’s 10 km FR Pursuit, as Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla claimed the win on the final stage to take the overall victory at … READ MORE →

USA’s Fletcher Scores Another Top 20 on Day 2 in Finland

(Ruka, Finland) – Bryan Fletcher had another strong day of competition as he recorded his second top 20 World Cup result of the season in Ruka. On day two of three competition days in … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Over 200 Teams Entered

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that well over 200 teams have entered the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest. The season has begun with the Ruka mini tour this weekend in … READ MORE →

Gregg and Bratrud Take West Yellowstone 5/10km FR Opener

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Caitlin Gregg (CXC Team/LNR/Team Gregg) edged out Caitlin Patterson (CGRP) by a mere 0.9s in the women’s 5km FR as the season got underway in the US at the West … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 13th on Day 2 in Men’s 15km CL at Ruka Mini Tour – Klaebo Wins

(Ruka, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey, 29, finished 13th in the men’s 15-kilometre classic-ski individual start race on Day 2 at the Ruka mini-tour as Norway went 1-2 with Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo setting the … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins 10th in Women’s 10km CL at Ruka on Day 2 as Bjoergen Claims Victory

(Ruka, Finland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins delivered a top-10 finish in the women’s 10km CL interval start on day two in Ruka as Marit Bjoergen of Norway was in charge with Charlotte Kalla … READ MORE →

Borah Teamwear Holiday Sale – 20% Off!

– After 20-years in business, Borah Teamwear is celebrating big this holiday season, offering 20% off all Nordic ski suits, including stock designs from their online collection and individual-custom ski suit orders.
Use checkout code: … READ MORE →

Bryan Fletcher Opens Season With Top 20 in Ruka, Finland

(Ruka, Finland) – Nordic National Team member Bryan Fletcher had a strong start to his season earlier today, posting a 17th place finish in the opening Nordic Combined World Cup of the year. The … READ MORE →

Harvey 21st as Klaebo Wins Men’s 1.4km Sprint CL as World Cup Kicks Off in Ruka

(Ruka, Finland) – It may not have been the result Alex Harvey was looking for finishing in 21st place, but the top Canadian cross-country skier is exactly where he wants to be heading into … READ MORE →

USA’s Bjornsen Takes Home Career-first Sprint CL Podium at FIS World Cup Opener in Ruka

(Ruka, Finland) – US star, Sadie Bjornsen, challenged for the win today in the women’s 1.4km CL Sprint, the opening round of the FIS World Cup in Ruka, Finland batting with Sweden’s top female … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2018 – Ruka Preview

(Ruka, Finland) – The FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2017/18 season gets underway on Friday, November 24 with a three-day mini-tour in Ruka, Finland. Here are all of the fun facts and statistics you need to … READ MORE →

FIS Doping Panel Status Update – Six Russian Cross-Country Athletes

– The IOC Disciplinary Commission recently issued its  decisions (operative part) in the cases against Cross-Country skiers Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin on 1 and 9 November. The … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Over $3,000 in Prizes

(Toronto, ON) – The heat is on as the FIS World Cup season is soon underway and lots of teams have registered for for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest. Enter today … READ MORE →

Gallivare Premiärens FIS XC Races – MORE PHOTOS

(Gallivare, SWE) – Check out these great shots from this past weekend’s races in Gallivare, SWE where Team Canada skiers and the USA’s Kikkan Randall stretched their legs before the FIS World Cup 2017/18 season … READ MORE →

Comcast Announces Multi-Year Global Sponsorship of U.S. Ski & Snowboard

(Philadelphia, PA) – Comcast announced it will be the official cable television and communications partner of U.S Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic sports organization based in Park City, Utah. America’s top Olympic skiers will … READ MORE →

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 →