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FIS Checks in with National Team Summer Training Camps – USA, Canada + More

July 03, 2015 – Summer 2015 has just started but Cross-Country athletes have no time for vacation. The summer training season is in full swing. It is time for roller skiing, cycling, running … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF Thank You Note from Ben Saxton

July 03, 2015 – Here at NNF, we get postcards in the mail from time to time. We thought we’d share this one from Ben Saxton. It’s always nice to get a random handwritten … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Robin McKeever is One of Alberta’s Top 50 Most Influential People

July 02, 2015 (Alberta) – According to Alberta Venture, Robin McKeever, brother of multi-decorated para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever, is one of Alberta’s top 50 most influential people. As the sighted guide for his … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Canada Day – Easy as Riding a Bike ?

July 01, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Happy Canada Day to everyone. We thought this great video sent to us from long time reader, Judy Cohen, was a great way to celebrate this special … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Amie Smith to Lead NENSA Competitive Programs as High Performance Director

July 01, 2015 (New Gloucester, ME) – The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome Amie Smith of Wellesley, MA to the team as the new … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Cross-Country World Cup Welcomes New Main Sponsor Le Gruyère AOP

July 01, 2015 – Le Gruyère AOP has joined the FIS Cross-Country World Cup as a main sponsor. FIS Marketing AG und Le Gruyère AOP signed a contract for three years, which will … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CSU Named 2015 NENSA Club of the Year

June 30, 2015 (New Gloucester, ME) – New England Nordic Ski Association is proud to recognize Cambridge Sports Union with the 2015 NENSA Club of the Year Award. This award is given annually … READ MORE → 0 comments

2016 New England Women’s XC Ski Day to be Held in Jackson NH

June 29, 2015 (White Mountains, NH) – NENSA is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day will be held at the Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, NH! This … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Doping Control Officers Level 1 @ Canadian Centtre for Ethics in Sport

June 29, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Canada 2015 Awards

June 28, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – Congratulations to this year’s award winners! Thanks to all for their outstanding support of cross-country skiing over many years. The 2015 CCC Awards were announced at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 Nordic Junior World Championships Coming to Utah

June 27, 2015 (Park City, UT) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships to Utah s Olympic venues … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Colby College Seeks Assistant Nordic Ski Coach

June 26, 2015 – The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a part-time assistant men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach, beginning October 1, 2015 and ending March 20, 2016. Colby is a National Collegiate Athletic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – CXC Sport Development and Performance Director

June 25, 2015 (Madison, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) is please to announce job opening for Sport Development and Performance Director.
Organization Summary: Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC Skiing) is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Marit Bjoergen Announces her Pregnancy

June 24, 2015 (Hemsedal, Norway) – Norwegian xc ski star, Marit Bjoergen, announced that she is pregnant at a team press conference in Hemsedal on June 23. The baby is due in December … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Announces its 2015 Board of Directors

June 23, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – The affairs of CCC are governed by an elected Board of Directors, composed of the President, six Directors at Large, a DCC appointed Director and an Athlete … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Igor Legacy Camp Welcomes 60+ Youth Athletes and Coaches at Iola Winter Sports Club

June 22, 2015 (Iola, Wisconsin) – This past weekend, 45 energetic athletes ages 10-14, from 13 different Nordic ski programs from Wisconsin and Minnesota gathered at the Iola Winter Sports Club (IWSC) in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CXC Welcomes New Media & Communications Coordinator

June 22, 2015 – Please welcome Mary Kozloski to Central Cross Country Ski Association as a Media & Communications Coordinator. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club – Track Attack Coordinator

June 21, 2015 – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club is located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield.  The Club is located within Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Rollerski World Cup Begins July 10 in Croatia

June 20, 2015 – In less than a month the FIS Rollerski World Cup is going to start in Oroslavje, (CRO).  This year’s World Cup series will feature three World Cup venues and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ski Tour Canada 2016 Unveils New Logo and Website – March 1-12

June 19, 2015 (Quebec City, QC) – The FIS (Fédération internationale de ski) technical committee met in Varna, Bulgaria last week, and expressed its delight with the plans for Ski Tour Canada 2016 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Zach Bell and Emily Nishikawa Present Northern Lytes Development Program Training Camp in Yukon

June 18, 2015 (Whitehorse, YK) – Zach and Emily’s rural youth sport development program, Northern Lytes, is off to a flying start. The program’s first initiative, a cross-country ski camp led by National … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA Expands Membership Options to Diversify Existing Member Base with New Categories

June 18, 2015 (Park City, UT) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is rolling out a new expanded membership structure. With over 30,000 members nationwide, the USSA represents a wide range … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF Funds International Junior Camp – Selected Athletes to Participate Aug. 6-14

June 17, 2015 (Salt Lake City, UT) – Consistent with its mission of supporting athletic excellence in developing U.S. Nordic athletes, the National Nordic Foundation announced financial support for a new junior camp … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic Nominated for Kraft Project Play Award – Show Your Support!

June 17, 2015 (Lumsden, SK) – The Town of Lumsden and the Qu’Appelle Nordic Sport and Recreation Center have been nominated for the Kraft Play Award. This is a competition where communities can … READ MORE → 0 comments

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Crosses the Finish Line in Phase I of First Ever Capital Campaign

June 16, 2015 (Hayward, WI) – In just 7-months, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has reached the $650,000 fundraising goal for Phase I of its first-ever major fundraising capital campaign.

In November 2014, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Calgary – Sharon Firth to be Inducted

June 16, 2015 (Calgary, AB) – To celebrate Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s 60th anniversary and recognize 2015 as the “Year of Sport” declared by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society Announce CEO and Honorary Board Chairs

June 16, 2015 (Red Deer, AB) – Following a national search, the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is pleased to announce Scott Robinson as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 2019 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Great Glen Trails to Host 2016 Bill Koch Festival – March 4-6

June 15, 2015 – The site of the 2016 Bill Koch Festival has been chosen! Join us at Great Glen Trails on March 4-6, 2016 for this fun event!

We are so pleased to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Seeks Marketing, Sales & Events Coordinator

June 14, 2015 – As a passionate non-profit, we are looking for someone to join our team who will plan, organize and implement the organization’s marketing and promotion strategy, organize and execute events … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2015-16 B.C. Provincial Coaching Experience – 2nd Deadline, June 19th

June 14, 2015 – The Provincial Coaching Experience (PCE) program provides opportunities for developing coaches to get practical coaching experience by observing/assisting experienced coaches while they are working at Provincial Team camps or … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Manager, Athlete Marketing & Alumni Engagement @ Canadian Paralympic Committee

June 13, 2015 – As a key member of the Communications and Marketing Team, the Manager, Athlete Marketing and Alumni Engagement is responsible for a wide range of activities to engage and involve … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Announces Athletes Commission 2015-17 – USA’s Randall Re-Elected

June 12, 2015 – Thirteen athletes were elected to the FIS Athletes’ Commission 2015-2017 by their peers during the FIS World Championships 2015 for a two-year term. The official announcement of the members … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Concept2 Invites You to Spice Up Your Summer Training with SkiErg

June 12, 2015 (Morrisville, VT) – One of the best features of Concept2 ergs (The SkiErg or indoor rower) is that they accurately measure the work you’re doing. In addition, the flywheel calibrates … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Celebrate Larry – June 13

June 11, 2015 – On June 13, Highlands Nordic will host a celebration of Larry Sinclair’s life. Sinclair was a founding member of the Highlands Trailblazers Ski Club, Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Kershaw Talks About Funding Cuts to Canadian XC Program

June 10, 2015 – In a recent interview with the Sudbury Star, Devon Kershaw, one of Canada’s top elite XC skiers and a World Cup medalist, revealed that he is paying out of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Introduces New Head Coach and General Manager

June 10, 2015 (Prince George, BC) – We’re delighted to introduce Graeme Moore as our new Head Coach. Graeme was previously the head coach for the Red Deer Nordic Ski Team and was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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XC Skiers Shred Oslo Vinterpark

June 10, 2015 – If you think you’ve mastered cross-country skiing and there’s nothing more you could possibly learn to do on your skinny sticks, think again. Check out this awesome video and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Calendar Conference Decisions in Varna + 2015/16 World Cup Schedule Released

June 09, 2015 (Varna, Bulgaria) – During the FIS Calendar Conference in Varna (BUL), the Cross-Country Committee heard several proposals and made decisions. They are as follows. Plus, the FIS has released the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Maine Winter Sports Center Announces Staff Moves

June 09, 2015 (Caribou, ME) – Mike Smith joined the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) staff in November of 2009 and was soon promoted to Program Director. In that role he led the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jop Opportunity – Coach for 2015 International Team USA Junior Camp

June 09, 2015 – The U.S. Ski Team is hiring one coach to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) to this year’s International Junior Camp in Norway. The position will be funded by … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Intern, Marketing Services and Events @ Canadian Olympic

June 8, 2015 – 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.  It is responsible for all … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Conference @Varna Interviews with Cross Country Canada’s Dave Dyer, FIS Executive Board Chairman Vegard Ulvang

June 07, 2015 (Varna, Bulgaria) – SkiTrax correspondent Peter Graves is on the ground in Varna, Bulgaria for the annual FIS  Calendar Conference currently underway. He caught up with Dave Dyer from Cross Country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Snow Comes to the Southernmost City in the World

June 06, 2015 (Ushuaia, Argentina) – The first significant snowfall of the austral autumn left 40cm of snow in Ushuaia and 70cm on the cross-country trails of the Francisco Jerman Nordic Ski Area … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC-AltaGas High Performance Coaching Experience Program

June 06, 2015 – Cross Country Canada is now accepting applications for the 2015/16 High Performance Coaching Experience (HPCE) program. Please fill annex A and return by June 24th.
The HPCE program provides developing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Calendar Conference Underway in Bulgaria – Peter Graves Report and Photos

June 05, 2015 (Varna, Bulgaria) – Nearly 800 delegates among them FIS Committee members, sports experts and other members of the extended FIS Family are gathering this week for the Calendar Conference meetings … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CSI Calgary’s Next One Camp Provides Youth Athletes with Summer Training

June 05, 2015 (Calgary, AB) – The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary is proud to announce their first ever Next One summer camps. Two camp sessions are being offered, taking place from 9am to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Releases 2016 Schedule

June 04, 2015 (Denver, CO) – The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Thursday released the 2016 schedule, with Utah, Montana State, New Mexico and Colorado all hosting one regular season meet while Denver … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WADA Announces Priorities for Special Anti-Doping Research Fund

June 04, 2015 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed today the applied science and social science-related areas and that will be financed by the Special Anti-Doping Research Fund.
The majority of the applied … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Utah Bids for 2017 Junior Nordic Worlds

June 03, 2015 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is making a formal bid for the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Steamboat Springs, CO) – Balance… in our life, in our relationships, in our diet. Most of us have something we are trying to keep in balance in life. In this short article I’d like … READ MORE → 0 comments