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

August 18, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Collection for Spring 2018

August 18, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018 Worldloppet Season

August 17, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 16, 2017 (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. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 15, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 14, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Almost 100 Athletes Attend Youth Camp in Norway

August 13, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 12, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 11, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 1 comment

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

August 10, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2017 Extended

August 09, 2017 – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 08, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 07, 2017 – 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. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 06, 2017 – Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury GRP), 27, from Anchorage, Alaska, can now add running gold to her collection as part Team USA that won the women’s team title recently at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 05, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations – Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell Tie the Knot

August 04, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 03, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

August 02, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Therese Johaug Doping Judgment Delayed Until August 18

August 01, 2017 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WATCH Blink Festival 2017 Races + Results – USA’s Stephen 6th in 7.5km FR, Newell 16th in Men’s 60km

July 31, 2017 (Sandnes, Norway) – Last weekend the roller skiing Blink Festival took place in Sandnes, Norway with Americans Liz Stephen and Andy Newell on the start line. Stephen led the charge … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall Wins Cross-country Ski Leg at 2017 Ski to Sea Race with 7 Sports

July 30, 2017 (Bellingham, WA) – Four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall won the opening cross-country ski leg at the 45th Annual Ski to Sea race in Bellingham, WA that features seven sports over a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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PyeongChang Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Coming to Park City

July 29, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues will play a key role in determining the first skiing athletes nominated to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team to compete in PyeongChang. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Kanata Nordic Club Coach Position

July 28, 2017 (Ottawa, Ont.) – Kanata Nordic is a non-profit, community-based organization run by volunteers. Established in 1979, it is dedicated to promoting life-long activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through … READ MORE → 0 comments

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K2 Sports Owner of Madshus Sold to Kohlberg & Company

July 27, 2017 – In October last year we reported that Newell Brands Inc., parent company of Rubbermaid and Sunbeam, was looking to sell off its winter division including brands such as K2, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Athlete Services Project Officer @ 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society

July 26, 2017 – The 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society is a non-profit organization responsible for hosting the circumpolar world’s largest multi-sport and cultural event from March 18-24, 2018 in the South … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Blink Festival Gets Underway July 26-29 in Norway

July 25, 2017 (Norway) – The famous Blink Festival gets underway in Sandnes, Norway on Wednesday 26th July. Four competition days, different races are lined up for athletes from 16 nations.
The programme starts … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Thunder Bay and Regina are Competing to Host the 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games

July 24, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Local residents continue to show their support for Thunder Bay competing against Regina, Sask. to host the 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games. The successful city is expected … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Australian Cross Country Ski Racing Launches New Website

July 23, 2017 (Australia) – Over a year in the making, the new AUSXC website has just been launched with fresh new look and functionalities. The new site is smart phone / tablet … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA Nordic Sport Hires Alex Glueck as Field Marketing and Communications Manager

July 22, 2017 Park City, Utah – USA Nordic Sport added another familiar face to their staff earlier this month: former Nordic Combined athlete Alex Glueck, to serve as Field Marketing and Communications … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Investing in the Next Generation of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes – Up to $10 million in Annual Funding

July 21, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Ensuring that Canadian athletes have the support they need, to continue to push for the podium today and in the future, is an important focus for the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Athlete Development Coordinator at Cross Country BC

July 20, 2017 – Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia, is currently seeking to fill a full-time Athlete Development Coordinator position.  The successful candidate will work out … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Coach

July 19, 2017 – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking a highly motivated and skilled coach available for full time employment effective September 5th, 2017. This position offers an annually renewable contract with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Women National Ski Team in the Running for Champions Fund Grant by Dairy Farmers of Canada!

July 18, 2017 – The Dairy Farmers of Canada announces that Cross Country Canada – Women National Ski Team from Canmore, Alberta is in the running for a Champions Fund grant of $5,000 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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National XC Ski Teams on the Road Part 1

July 17, 2017 – Summer training is in the full swing and national teams are collecting kilometers. Here a short overview of what the German, Swiss and Austrian national team skiers have been … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SilverStar Invitation to Beowulf our Newly Minted XC Epic + BBQ – July 29

July 16, 2017 (SilverStar, BC) – On Saturday, July 29, 2017, we will be cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of Beowulf and we would love for you to be a part … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NENSA Proudly Presents the App Gap Roller Ski Challenge & Best Ball Golf Tournament July 23-24

July 15, 2017 – Coming up on July 23-24 is the return of the App Gap Challenge Roller Ski Race and the the next day our first annual NENSA Best Ball Golf Tournament at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s Nordic Combined Event Added to 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

July 14, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Last weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the addition of a Women’s Nordic Combined event at the upcoming 2020 Winter Youth Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall Runs for IOC Athletes’ Commission

July 13, 2017 – This week, the IOC Executive Board approved the candidatures of six winter sports athletes for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held next February during the Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Learn to Train Coach @ University of Alberta Nordic

July 12, 2017 (Edmonton, AB) – The University of Alberta (U of A) Nordic Junior Academy program is looking for a Learn to Train level coach for its Track Attack program. The U … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bickner Leads Team USA with 3rd Place Finish at First Continental Cups of the Summer

July 11, 2017 (Kranj, Slovenia) – Kevin Bickner led the way for team USA this past weekend at the first Continental Cups of the 2017/2018 season in Kranj, Slovenia. Bickner, who is coming … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Supercamp Registration is Now OPEN

July 10, 2017 – Hello skiers, registration is now open for Supercamp! We have some very exciting programs planned for this year and some great changes from the last few seasons of Supercamp.
Take … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Coordinators for Transportation, Volunteers and Logistics @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer

July 09, 2017 – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinators for Transportation, Volunteers and Logistics.
In less than two years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Fast and Female Champ Chat p/b Fuelling Women Champions in Canmore, AB

July 08, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Calling all girls 8-18 years old! Join us for a day of empowerment through sports at the Canmore MTB Nationals! This Champ Chat includes an inspirational chat … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Outdoor Retailer, Largest U.S. Tradeshow for Outdoor Community, Chooses Denver for All Shows Beginning January 2018

July 07, 2017 (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE: EEX), producer of Outdoor Retailer and a leading U.S. business-to-business … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop at Nakkertok Sept. 14-17

July 07, 2017 – The Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop is schedule to take place Sept. 14-17 in Nakkertok, Gatineau, QC, and includes four complete days of training. Complete details below. Registration Deadline is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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APU’s Scott Patterson Triumphs at 2017 Mount Marathon Race

July 06, 2017 (Seward, Alaska) – Congratulations to APU Elite team member Scott Patterson on winning the 2017 Mount Marathon race in a time of 44:30. The 25-year-old from Anchorage destroyed the men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ben Husaby to Step Down as Executive Director at Bend Endurance Academy

July 05, 2017 – The Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) Board of Directors announced today that Ben Husaby, its founding Executive Director, has decided to step down from his position after eight years of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Fourth of July

July 04, 2017 – Happy Fourth of July… while most Americans are celebrating the anniversary of the their Independance Day with a barbeque gathering featuring franks and beans or other favourites, we thought … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inaugural Canada 150 Rollerski Race in Thunder Bay a Success

July 03, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Despite threatening weather and a little rain, the Canada 150 Rollerski Race went off without a hitch Saturday, July 1, as Thunder Bay hosted the second-ever … READ MORE → 0 comments

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– The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We want to make sport better because we recognize that quality sport can make a great difference for individuals, … READ MORE → 0 comments