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Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2017 Extended

– 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 expects more than 25,000 … READ MORE →

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

(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 many of Anchorage’s wonderful … READ MORE →

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

– 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. Please see attached document.
Post … READ MORE →

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

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

(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 home surrounded by his … READ MORE →

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Congratulations – Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell Tie the Knot

(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 two newlyweds were engaged … READ MORE →

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

(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 registered to participate including … READ MORE →

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

(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 on the HS134 meter … READ MORE →

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Therese Johaug Doping Judgment Delayed Until August 18

(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 Norwegian news source Aftenposten.
The … READ MORE →

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

(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 finishing 6th in women’s … READ MORE →

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

(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 93-mile/149.7km adventure relay.
The race … READ MORE →

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

(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. The U.S. Olympic Team … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Kanata Nordic Club Coach Position

(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 a variety of cross … READ MORE →

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K2 Sports Owner of Madshus Sold to Kohlberg & Company

– 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, owner of Madshus, along … READ MORE →

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

– 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 Slave Region of the … READ MORE →

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Blink Festival Gets Underway July 26-29 in Norway

(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  already on Wednesday with … READ MORE →

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

(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 to be announced the … READ MORE →

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Australian Cross Country Ski Racing Launches New Website

(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 friendly and now hosts … READ MORE →

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

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 Manager. This new position … READ MORE →

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

(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 Government of Canada.
Today, the … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Athlete Development Coordinator at Cross Country BC

– 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 of the provincial office … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Coach

– 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 fair compensation package. The … READ MORE →

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

– 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 to help achieve their … READ MORE →

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National XC Ski Teams on the Road Part 1

– 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 up to.
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German national team … READ MORE →

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

(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 of the first chapter … READ MORE →

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

– 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 Sugarbush Resort Golf Course … READ MORE →

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

(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 Games being held in … READ MORE →

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Kikkan Randall Runs for IOC Athletes’ Commission

– 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 Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. … READ MORE →

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

(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 of A Nordic Junior … READ MORE →

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

(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 off a strong finish … READ MORE →

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Supercamp Registration is Now OPEN

– 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 some time to look … READ MORE →

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

– 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 best and brightest will … READ MORE →

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

(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 with our Fast and … READ MORE →

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

(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 tradeshow and conference producer, … READ MORE →

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

– 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 Sept. 1.

Dates: Thursday 14Th … READ MORE →

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APU’s Scott Patterson Triumphs at 2017 Mount Marathon Race

(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 field winning by 52 … READ MORE →

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

– 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 leading the organization. BEA … READ MORE →

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Happy Fourth of July

– 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 we’d share some special … READ MORE →

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Inaugural Canada 150 Rollerski Race in Thunder Bay a Success

(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 sanctioned rollerski event in … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Intelligence Coordinator @ Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

– 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 →

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CXC Coaches Roundtable Discussion July 9

– Join us along with USST Development Coach, Bryan Fish at the 2017 Coaches Roundtable Discussion where we will discuss athlete and program development as it relates to the central region and the national … READ MORE →

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Happy Canada Day 150

(Toronto, ON) – Happy Canada Day 150 to everyone… here’s a look back at some of the memorable special moments for Canadian xc skiers and fans marking milestones along the way.

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Pedal’s 2017 Tour de France Contest Win a Garneau Gennix D1 Sport Bike – Registration Now OPEN

(Toronto, ON) – For all Nordic-ski-lovers of cycling… welcome. The 2017 Tour de France is soon underway and we’re excited to once again present our annual Fantasy Contest including this year’s Grand Prize, a … READ MORE →

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The Way I See It – Selection Process, Tour de Ski, Prize Money, Diggins Travels, Slaves, Racing Bibs, Mini Tours & Stage Races

– It’s been a great season for both the Canadian and US teams with some remarkable results and lots of personal bests – well done. Got a list of things to talk about, so … READ MORE →

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Change of President for Group Rossignol North America

(Park City, Utah) – Today, Group Rossignol North America announced that Ron Steele, President, Group Rossignol North America will retire from his current role effective July 17, 2017. Steele will continue working for the … READ MORE →

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Canada 150 Rollerski Race on July 1 in Thunder Bay

(Thunder Bay, ON) – On July 1st, 2017, Thunder Bay will be hosting its first ever Cross Country Canada-sanctioned rollerski race. The race will feature 50 of Canada’s top Nordic skiers racing around the … READ MORE →

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces Eight-Stop SuperTour for 2017-18

(Park City, Utah) – Top U.S. cross country athletes will race in seven cities across North America in the 2017-18 iteration of the SuperTour. The tour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS)-sanctioned … READ MORE →

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CCSAA Summer Summit on June 28 in Woodstock, VT – Register Today

(Pomfret, Vermont) – I wanted to give you a quick reminder of the upcoming CCSAA Summer Summit on June 28 at the Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret, VT.  More info here.
This will be … READ MORE →

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Space Dogs Dachstein Glacier Ski Trip Sept. 28 – Oct. 8

– The Space Dogs Ski Club is organizing a Masters ski trip to Dachstein Glacier in late September, and there are still some spots available on the trip. The club’s mission is to provide … READ MORE →

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Canadian Paralympic Double Medallist Erik Carleton Calls it a Career with Para-Nordic Team

(Canmore, AB) – After successfully achieving his dream of not only competing for Canada at a Paralympic Winter Games, but guiding Brian McKeever to two gold medals in Sochi, Erik Carleton has decided to … READ MORE →