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The Spring Fling Returns to SLNC May 12-15

April 29, 2016 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – Now that the sunny days of Spring are here, most people have shifted their focus to cycling, running, paddling and golfing. Cross country skiing is not … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bend Endurance Academy Announces Head Nordic Coach

April 29, 2016 (Bend, Ore)  Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is pleased to announce Bernadette Nelson as the new Head Nordic Coach.  Nelson joins BEA after a two-year coaching stint at Bridger Ski Foundation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Seasonal Nordic Head Coach @McCall Winter Sports Club

April 28, 2016 – The McCall Winter Sports Club (MWSC) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Nordic Head Coach for the club’s Nordic Program. This position would lead, motivate, educate and provide direction … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Zina Kocher on her Retirement

April 27, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Zina Kocher, a three-time Olympian, announced her retirement following the end of the biathlon season. The veteran athlete was a national team member for 15 years earning … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team Blackjack Has Openings for 2016/2017

April 27, 2016 (Rossland, BC) – The Blackjack Ski Club and Team Blackjack are based in Rossland, BC. The Blackjack Ski Club has run successful elite programming for many years. In fact two … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Executive Director at Cross Country (Ski) New Brunswick (CCNB)

April 27, 2016 (Dieppe, NB) – CCNB is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of cross country skiing and is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) will … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Tire Proudly Present the Class of 2016 – Sue Holloway on Board

April 26, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Presenting Sponsor, Canadian Tire Corporation are honoured to reveal the six Athletes and one sport “Builder” who will make up the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norwegian Women’s Head Coach Egil Kristiansen Resigns

April 26, 2016 – Long-time women’s coach Egil Kristiansen has resigned from the Norwegian national team. Kristiansen has been responsible for the Norwegiam women’s team since 2006 and under his leadership Norwegian women … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Skier Vichuzhanin Cleared of Doping Suspension

April 25, 2016 (Moscow, Russia) – The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has lifted a temporary suspension imposed last month on cross-country skier, Kirill Vichuzhanin, for the banned performance-enhancing drug meldonium according to Tass, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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High Performance Coaching Seminar Grants – Deadline April 30

April 24, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is offering up to 3 grants of $300 to subsidize participation by female coaches in the High Performance Coaching Seminar hosted by Cross Country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time)

April 24, 2016 – The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as the Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time). This role will provide part-time administrative assistance … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inspiring Excellence in Female Athletes

April 23, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee hosted a Coaches’ Cocktail again this year at the Haywood Ski Nationals. The Committee presented a seminar in Whitehorse on March 20, 2016, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall Makes Sports Illustrated

April 22, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – Cross-country skiers are not used to seeing Sports Illustrated provide coverage of their sport, but American xc ski star, Kikkan Randall, is in the current issue in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Cross Country Ski Team Coach @ Augustana Vikings/Camrose Ski Club

April 21, 2016 (Camrose, AB) – The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus (Augustana) and the Camrose Ski Club (CSC), in collaboration with Cross Country Alberta (CCA), are seeking a coach for both … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2016 CCC Board of Directors Nominations – Deadline May 13

April 21, 2016 – Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  Elections will occur at the Annual General Meeting, June 19, 2016 in Canmore, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Quebec City to Bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games – Whistler IN but Montreal, Placid and Calgary OUT

April 20, 2016 (Quebec City, QC) – Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume says that his city is bidding to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which he announced recently while in Lausanne, Switzerland. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Gutsy Girl – 10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls

April 19, 2016 – Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors. Once … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Talent Identification Camp June 19-23 in Lake Placid

April 18, 2016 (Lake Placid, New York) – US Biathlon is looking for talented endurance athletes who are interested in becoming world-class competitors. The US Biathlon Talent Identification Camp will take place from … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations to Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis on their New Baby Boy

April 17, 2016 (Alaska) – Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Breck Stuart Randall Ellis, who arrived on April 14th at 7:47pm Alaska time at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF Opens National Development Project Grants – Deadline May 31

April 16, 2016 – The second phase of the NNF National Development Project is about to get underway with clubs, coaches and official education grant application being accepted thru May 31, 2016. Until … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Announcing Inaugural CXC Marathon Cup Winners

April 15, 2016 – Six marathon events across three states, with grueling courses, made up the inaugural CXC Marathon Cup series. Weekend after weekend skiers were challenged not only by the length and terrain … READ MORE → 0 comments

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National Nordic Foundation Names Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director

April 14, 2016 – The National Nordic Foundation announced today, the hire of Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director. The Steamboat Springs, Colorado native assumes the leadership role in the National Nordic Foundation on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CSMC Named NENSA Club of the Year

April 14, 2016 – On the strength of this year’s snowmaking efforts and invitation to host events all year long, as well as their sustainable club model, growth, and investment in bringing skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ski The Length of Finland (HHS) in 2017 – Adventure of a Lifetime

April 13, 2016 (Finland) – For cross-country ski aficionados who enjoy a new challenge and have some time on their hands, a 34-day, 1,800km trip from the south to the north of Finland … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Jack Sasseville on his Retirement and Prolific Career in XC Skiing, Cycling and Golf

April 12, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – Following the recent announcement of his pending retirement, we caught up with Jack Sasseville of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. to find out more about his decision, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunities @ Canadian Olympic Committee – Program Manager, Partnerships, Digital and Coordinator, Business Development

April 11, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – 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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Top Canadian Juniors to Join 15 Teams at International Junior Camp in Norway this Summer

April 10, 2016 – Thanks to the leadership and support of the Norwegian Ski Federation and its sponsors, CCC has responded favourably to the invitation to participate in the International Junior Camp this … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Skier Tests Positive for Meldonium

April 09, 2016 – Russian cross-country skier Kirill Vichuzhanin, 23, has tested positive for meldonium amidst controversy as the athlete claims he took the substance prior to it being classified as a banned … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Head Ski Technician @ Biathlon Canada

April 08, 2016 – Biathlon Canada is seeking an employee in the role of Head Ski Technician with the National Team (NT). This position is the lead role in a dynamic high performance … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Announces 2016-17 National Team Nominations

April 07, 2016 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2016-17 National Team and Development Groups to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.
National A … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Chris Jeffries to Continue as High Performance Program Director at the Alberta World Cup Academy

April 07, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy is very pleased to announce that Chris Jeffries will continue to lead the Academy next year as its High Performance Program Director. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dabudyk and Livers Win FIS Worldloppet Cup 2016 Overall Titles

April 06, 2016 (Khanty Masiysk, Siberia) – The FIS Worldloppet Cup 2016 concluded this past weekend as 1,500 participants took on the Ugra Ski Marathon in Khanty Masiysk. Among them the red group, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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24 Hours of Lappe in Thunder Bay – Werner Schwar Tops with 312km

April 05, 2016 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The 24 Hours of Lappe was held over this past weekend at the Lappe Nordic Ski Club with some skiers attaining notable distances in 24 hours … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The 41st PAL Great Labrador Loppet Success

April 04, 2016 – On a beautiful Labrador blue-sky, full-of-sunshine day, -12˚C and warmer, over a hundred and thirty excited participants were at the start line for the 41th annual Great Labrador Loppet. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club

April 03, 2016 – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2016/17 ski season, starting part time in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunities – CCES, PacificSport Fraser Valley, GranFondo Canada, Play On!

April 02, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Check out the latest job opportunities in the Canadian sports sector, including positions with CCES, PacificSport Fraser Valley, GranFondo Canada, and Play On! Follow the corresponding links … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Athletes Call on Anti-Doping Agencies to Focus on Cleaning Up Winter Sports

April 01, 2016 – According to a New York Times article, athletes are putting pressure on anti-doping agencies, including WADA, to turn their attention to cleaning up winter sports, in light of widespread … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Petter Northug Jr. Announces Intention to Immigrate to Canada and Wear Maple Leaf at Next Olympics

April 01, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Norwegian Nordic skiing superstar Petter Northug Jr. announced his intention today to immigrate to Canada with the hope of competing for the Maple Leaf at the 2018 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Stephen to be Honoured at Governor’s State of Sport Awards – Vote Now

April 01, 2016 (Salt Lake City, UT) – The Governor’s State of Sport Awards committee has selected three U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes to be honored at the 2016 Governor’s State … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity at Dartmouth College – Head Coach for Men’s Nordic Program

March 31, 2016 – Dartmouth College seeks a full-time, Head Coach for its men’s Nordic program. The Head Coach will lead, coach, develop and administer all aspects of the men’s Nordic program within … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2015-16 Final Standings and Winners

March 31, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are extremely pleased to announce the final standings and winners of this season’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after the final round of the 2015-16 … READ MORE →3 comments

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Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden Nordic Ski Club

March 31, 2016 (Golden, BC) – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2016/17 ski season, starting part-time … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Winner of 2016/17 Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest Announced

March 31, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Congratulations to Eva Parr, the winner of the 2016/17 Jackrabbit Toque design contest. Her home club is Pasadena Ski & Nature Park in Newfoundland. Eva is nine … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CXC ‘Nordic Rocks’ for Schools Program Year in Review

March 29, 2016 – The “Nordic Rocks” for Schools Program was developed to introduce a new generation of children in kindergarten thru 6th grade to the excitement found in the sport of cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – High Performance Coach – Alberta World Cup Academy

March 28, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) has a current opening for a High Performance Coach for the 2016/17 training year. As a designated NTDC, the Academy is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Thunder Bay Hires Tim Wintoniw as Assistant Coach

March 27, 2016 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The Board of Directors of the National Development Centre-Thunder Bay is very excited to announce the hiring of a new Assistant Coach, Tim Wintoniw.
“Tim was our … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessie Diggins and Erik Bjornsen Unstoppable as Winners of 30/50km CL @ US Distance Nationals

March 26, 2016 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMS T2 was unstoppable in the women’s 30km CL race as she skied away from the field during the first of nine laps … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey Take 30/50 CL Crowns on Final Day of Haywood Ski Nationals

March 26, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey were the big winners as the Haywood Ski Nationals came to a close in Whitehorse on Saturday. The Olympic veterans proved they … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCSAA Annual Conference 2016 – Apr. 5-6 – Register TODAY

March 26, 2016 – Registration is still available for the CCSAA Annual Conference, April 5-6, at Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO tailored for Trail Groomers, Nordic Center Directors, Mountain Managers – share best … READ MORE → 0 comments

Cross country membership promotion.

(Park City, UT) – The USSA SuperTour and long distance races of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Craftsbury, VT will close out a very successful 2015-16 US. Ski and Snowboard Association cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments