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2015 Year of Sport in Canada Sees Record Investment

April 01, 2015 (Ottawa,ON) – Over the last year, the Government of Canada has continued to invest in sport at record levels, contributing almost $200 million across the Canadian amateur sport community to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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BSXinsight Launches First-Ever Wearable, Non-Invasive Lactate Threshold Sensor

April 01, 2015 (Houston, TX) – BSX Athletics is thrilled to announce availability of the ground breaking BSXinsight. The crowd funded device is the world‚s first wearable sensor to measure lactate threshold and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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L.L.Bean and CRAFT Announce Multi-year Partnership with U.S. XC and Nordic Combined Ski Teams

March 31, 2015 (Freeport, ME. and Beverly, MA) – L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel designer and merchant and CRAFT Sportswear North America, renowned for its cutting edge technology in world class … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Mar 30: The 40th Annual Great Labrador Loppet...

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(Labrador, NF) – On a beautiful Labrador blue ski full of sunshine day, over a hundred excited participants were at the start lines  for the 40th Great Labrador Loppet. Most skiers and snowshoers were … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 29: Brooks Blog – Birken Backpacks and...

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(Norway) – Another week has passed in my “marathon of marathons.”  The Norwegian Birkie, called “Birken” is the 9th long distance ski race I’ve competed in this winter.  As an ambassador and huge fan … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Interview with Rosie Brennan – SuperTour...

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(Sun Valley, ID) – When the dust settled following the SuperTour Finals and 2015 US Long Distance National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho Rosie Brennan (APU) took home the SuperTour Overall women’s title and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Petter Eliassen and Seraina Boner Win...

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(Vålådalen, SWE)- Petter Eliassen (NOR) Team LeasePlan Go took home a historic fourth victory in Swix Ski Classics by winning NordicBet Årefjällsloppet. Once again Eliassen was the strongest in the end and skied away from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: Interviews with Kris Freeman SuperTour Overall...

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(Sun Valley, ID) – Following yesterday’s final 30/50km FR events of the 2015 US Long Distance National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho we caught up with veteran Kris Freeman (Freebird), who took home the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: SuperTour 2015 Final Point Standings and...

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– Here are the 2015 SuperTour Overall Awards and Final Point Standings. A huge thank you to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Rick Kapala & team who put on great races this … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014-15...

1st Prize – Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the winners and final standings for our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following the conclusion of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Oslo, … READ MORE →2 comments

Mar 27: Caitlin Gregg Caps Storybook Season with...

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March 26, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) capped her storybook season with a resounding victory by 2:40 for her first women’s 30km FR title, the final event of the 2015 US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: Canada’s Ivan Babikov Wins 50K FR...

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(Sun Valley, ID) – Canada’s Ivan Babikov took home the biggest victory of his season with a strong performance to win the men’s 50km FR by just under a minute at the 2o15 US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: 2014-15 FIS Continental Cup Series/NorAm Final...

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– Michael Somppi (Lappe, AWCA-NST) and Emily Nishikawa (Whitehorse, AWCA-NST) are the 2015 Continental Cup Series/Haywood NorAm winners while for the Buff Sprint Series specifically, Patrick Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok, AWCA-NST) and Andrea Dupont (RMR) took home the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: Job Opportunity – Director, Marketing Partnerships...

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– 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 supporter of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 25: CCSAA Annual Conference Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC from...

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(Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – Our two day Conference is full of opportunity for networking on skis and over meals with your nordic colleagues. The presentations and sessions are designed to share best practices for operating … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: APU Dominates US National Championship Mixed...

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(Sun Valley, ID) – Once again APU took charge powering to a 1-2 victory at the 2nd annual US National Championship Mixed Team 4x5K Relay in tough snowy conditions. Sadie Bjornsen took home her … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: CCES Releases Athlete Protection & Maltreatment...

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– The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has released a discussion paper entitled “Athlete Protection and Maltreatment in Sport.”
Written by the Sport Law & Strategy Group, the document discusses policies that have … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: Racing Rocks Ski Tournament at Menihek...

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(Labrador City, NL) – Here are some pics from our Racing Rocks ski Tournament yesterday.  It was -4 degrees and the kids had a blast.  We had over 30 kids sign up.
There was music, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: Sadie Bjornsen and Andy Newell Rule...

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March 22, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – When the dust settled in the FR Sprints at the 2015 Supertour Finals, APU’s Sadie Bjornsen had earned herself another title while Andy Newell (SMS-T2) remains the fastest … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: USA’s Dunklee 19th as Dahlmeier Wins...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee capped off the season with a 19th-place finish in the women’s 12.5km Mass Start at the final event of the IBU World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia won … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Canada’s Smith Caps Storybook Season in...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canadian Nathan Smith’s storybook season finished with a respectable 17th in the Men’s 15km Mass Start, won by Slovenia’s Jakov Fak who shot clean as the season wrapped up on Sunday … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Interview with Chris Lindsay High Performance...

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(Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Chris Lindsay High Performance Director at Biathlon Canada yesterday for his take on Nathan Smith’s World Cup gold and incredible season. In fact the team has had … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Canada’s Brittany Hudak Wins Biathlon Silver...

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(Surnadal, Norway) – Canada’s Brittany Hudak capped off a memorable weekend, by hopping onto the podium for the third time this week after winning the silver medal in the women’s biathlon race at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Canada’s Nathan Strikes Historic Career-first Gold...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Nathan Smith hit a homerun on Saturday winning the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit race in one of the heartlands of the sport at the IBU World Cup finals in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Canada’s Crawford 13th in IBU World...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford fought her way back into 13th spot in the women’s 10km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk with one missed target at 2:18 behind winner Darya Domracheva of Belarus with one penalty … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Somppi, Browne, Foster, Jackson Win Distance...

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 (Thunder Bay, ON) – It was anything but spring-like as the racers prepared for the long distance, skate races at Lappe Nordic Centre. The temperature was hovering in the mid, minus teens, with a strong … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Sadie and Erik Bjornsen Top Fields...

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(Sun Valley, ID) – APU ruled as Sadie and Erik Bjornsen took no prisoners today on their way to victory in the women’s 10km and men’s 15km CL individual competitions on the Galena Trails … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Interview with Canada’s Nathan Smith on...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Nathan Smith who claimed a decisive career-first IBU World Cup victory today in the Men’s 12.5km Pursuit at the final round in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. His stellar … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: USA’s Masters and Soule Win Overall...

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  (Surnadal, Norway) – Oksana Masters and Andy Soule claimed the overall IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup cross-country titles on a three-medal day for Team USA at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup Finals in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Birkebeinerrennet 2015 – Petter Eliassen and...

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(Norway) – The Birkebeinerrennet is the eighth event out of nine-race series in the Swix Ski Classics tour and offered perfect conditions today on the 54km long course between Rena and Lillehammer.
Petter Eliassen (Team LeasPlan … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: USA’s Dreissigacker Career-best 14th as Makarainen...

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(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – In the final women’s 7.5km sprint of the season, the USA’s Hannah Dreissigacker turned in a career-best 14th with one penalty at 1:26.4 behind winner Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) at the IBU World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: USA’s Cnossen Scores Silver and Canada’s...

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(Surnadal, Norway) – US Paralympian and Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen came away with silver in the men’s biathlon pursuit sitting race on day four of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup finals. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: Canada’s Nathan Smith Claims Fab 5th...

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March 19, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Nathan Smith continued his stellar season taking the lead at one point in the Men’s 10km Sprint at the IBU World Cup finals finishing 5th with one penalty … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Perianne Jones and Jesse Cockney are...

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(Thunder Bay, ON) – The weather was chilly again at Lappe, with temperatures in the minus teens as the athletes got to the site for the longer sprint competitions. Fortunately yesterday’s strong winds didn’t … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Canada Takes Home Two Bronze Medals...

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(Surnadal, Norway) – Canada’s Mark  and Brittany Hudak each battled for bronze medal landing on the IPC World Cup biathlon podium on March 18 in Surnadal, Norway.
Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I., dropped out of podium … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Canadian Wintersports is the Exclusive Canadian...

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(Montreal, QC) – Canadian Wintersports Incorporated of Montreal, Quebec, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sport Import AS of Sarpsporg, Norway, to distribute all Swenor Rollerski products within Canada.

Swenor has been manufacturing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: Job Opportunity – Nordic Technical Director...

Whistler Sport Legacies

(Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is a not-for-profit organization responsible for owning, managing and operating three 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venues: Whistler Athletes’ Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and Whistler Sliding Centre. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: Emily Nishikawa and Ivan Babikov Claim...

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(Thunder Bay, ON) – Just when Thunder Bay was thinking that spring had arrived Mother Nature sent cold weather and high winds to Lappe for a deceiving cold -6 degree C. day. Fortunately there … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup Finals...

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(Surnadal, Norway) – Canadian and Russian athletes enjoyed the best of the action on the first day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup finals in Surnadal, Norway, each winning two cross-country freestyle long … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: FIS XC Inside the Fence –...

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– Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: APU Nordic Ski Center is Accepting...

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– APU Nordic Ski Center is now accepting new members for the Summer-only Bridge Program. “The Bridge program gave me the opportunity to train with the APU Elite Team and led to a very … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 16: Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt...

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 (Oslo, NOR) – SkiTrax caught up with US Women’s Coach, Matt Whitcomb, following the women’s 30km FR at the famous Holmenkollen in Oslo marking the strongest distance results in history by the U.S. women’s team. Liz … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 16: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize – Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round nine of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Drammen, Norway.
In Drammen the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Stephen’s Stellar 9th Leads 3 Americans...

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(Oslo, Norway) – With three Americans in the top 20 the US camp was all smiles but the day belonged to Norway as Marit Bjoergen led a Norge podium sweep, capping an incredible season … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals Day 2...

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(Thunder Bay, ON) – It was another great day for racing at Lappe Nordic as Race Day 2 of the Haywood Ski Nationals began on Sunday. It was slightly cloudy and a bit below … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: USA’s Bailey 13th and Burke 14th...

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(Kontiolahti, Finland) – Slovenia’s Jakov Fak emerged as the front runner in a lead pack of four to win the Men’s 15km Mass Start as the 2015 IBU World Championships came to a close. It … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Semerenko Claims Women’s Mass Start 12.5km...

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(Kontiolahti, Finland) – Valj Semerenko shot clean to take home the gold for the Ukraine in the Women’s 12.5km mass start on the final day of the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland. Germany’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: NENSA Launches 2015 Annual Fund...

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– Amid the excitement of the Bill Koch Festival, Junior National Championships, the Zak Cup Finale, an unprecidented World Cup season, and NENSA’s U16 and Eastern High School Championships, we are asking you to contribute … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round eight of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Lahti, Finland – pls … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: Canada’s Harvey 13th as Norway’s Roethe...

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(Oslo, NOR) – Sjur Roethe claimed a superb victory and fulfilled every Norwegian skier’s dream at the famed Holmenkollen winning the 50km in a photo-finish over Swiss star Dario Cologna. Fellow Norge, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, … READ MORE → 0 comments