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Apr 21: 2016 CCC Board of Directors Nominations...

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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

Apr 20: Quebec City to Bid for 2026...

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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

Apr 19: The Gutsy Girl – 10 Ways...

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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

Apr 18: U.S. Biathlon Talent Identification Camp June...

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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

Apr 17: Congratulations to Kikkan Randall and Jeff...

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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

Apr 16: NNF Opens National Development Project Grants...

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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

Apr 15: Announcing Inaugural CXC Marathon...

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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

Apr 14: National Nordic Foundation Names Hennie Kashiwa...

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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

Apr 14: CSMC Named NENSA Club of the...

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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

Apr 13: Ski The Length of Finland (HHS)...

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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

Apr 12: Interview with Jack Sasseville on his...

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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

Apr 11: Job Opportunities @ Canadian Olympic Committee...

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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

Apr 10: Top Canadian Juniors to Join 15...

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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

Apr 09: Russian Skier Tests Positive for...

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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

Apr 08: Job Opportunity – Head Ski Technician...

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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

Apr 07: U.S. Biathlon Announces 2016-17 National Team...

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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.
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Apr 07: Chris Jeffries to Continue as High...

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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

Apr 06: Dabudyk and Livers Win FIS Worldloppet...

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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

Apr 05: 24 Hours of Lappe in Thunder...

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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

Apr 04: The 41st PAL Great Labrador Loppet...

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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

Apr 03: Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden...

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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

Apr 02: Job Opportunities – CCES, PacificSport Fraser...

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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

Apr 01: Athletes Call on Anti-Doping Agencies to...

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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

Apr 01: Petter Northug Jr. Announces Intention to...

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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

Apr 01: Stephen to be Honoured at Governor’s...

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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

Mar 31: Job Opportunity at Dartmouth College –...

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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

Mar 31: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

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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

Mar 31: Job Opportunity – Head Coach Golden...

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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

Mar 31: Winner of 2016/17 Jackrabbit Toque Design...

Winning 2016-17 Jackrabbit Toque Design [P] Eva Parr (2)

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

Mar 29: CXC ‘Nordic Rocks’ for Schools Program...

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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

Mar 28: Job Opportunity – High Performance Coach...

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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

Mar 27: Thunder Bay Hires Tim Wintoniw as...

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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

Mar 26: Jessie Diggins and Erik Bjornsen Unstoppable...

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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

Mar 26: Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey Take...

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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

Mar 26: CCSAA Annual Conference 2016 – Apr....

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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

Mar 25: USSA Membership Prizes Still...

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March 25, 2016 (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: APU Nordic Ski Center Dominates Mixed...

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March 24, 2016 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – APU 1 took a decisive victory over Stratton SMS T2 in second place winning the 4x5km Mixed Relay by fifty seconds at the Craftsbury Nordic Centre on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: Austria’s Harald Wurm Nailed with 4-year...

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March 24, 2016 (Vienna, AUT) – Harald Wurm has been been hard by Austrian anti-doping authorities who banned the two-time Olympian for four years for blood doping reports Associated Press. According to the report, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: Sovereign Lake Nordic to Host Annual...

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March 24, 2016 – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club will once again be hosting our annual spring ski camp. Coming off an incredibly successful format last season we will be offering the same concept … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: More Gold for Dahria Beatty and...

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March 23, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Dahria Beatty and Alex Harvey are on a golden run in Canada’s north. Beatty captured her second straight victory, while Harvey completed the golden hat trick on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

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March 23, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are excited to present the winners and final standings of the inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest after the final Stage 8 in Canmore, Alta. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: Job Opportunity – Assistant Junior Ski...

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March 23, 2016 – The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire an assistant coach to work with its junior and Bill Koch League Nordic skiing programs. The Center’s youth programming serves skiers … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: Diggins Doubles Up as Erik Bjornsen...

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March 22, 2016 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMST2 grabbed another win at the 2016 USSA SuperTour Finals in Craftsbury, takin the women’s 1.5km Classic Sprint, while Erik Bjornsen of APU Nordic Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Dahria Beatty and Alex Harvey Capture...

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March 22, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Dahria Beatty snagged her first national title as she and Alex Harvey will etch their names in the history books as champions of the 10- and 15-kilometre … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Diggins and Hoffman Take 10/15km FR...

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March 21, 2016 (Craftsbury, Vermont) – Jessie Diggins of Stratton SMST2 dominated the women’s 10km Freestyle interval start at the USSA Supertour Finals in Craftsbury, Vermont, besting fellow World Cup athletes Sadie Bjornsen of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: Nishikawa and Harvey Win 5/10km CL...

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March 20, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Emily Nishikawa and Alex Harvey climbed onto the top of the women’s and men’s podiums in the classic-ski interval start races on the second day of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: IBU Mass Start Competitions in Khanty...

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March 20, 2016 (Khanty Mansiysk, Siberia) – The final day of competition in Khanty Mansiysk, the last round of the 2016 BMW IBU World Cup, started with strong gusty winds. The Women’s mass … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: Interview with Sadie...

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March 20, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – SkiTrax spoke with American Sadie Bjornsen on the final rest day of Ski Tour of Canada in Canmore. Bjornsen at the time was 11th overall in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals in Whitehorse...

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March 20, 2016 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Two veteran squads captured the first titles of the weeklong Haywood Ski Nationals on Saturday in Whitehorse. Canmore residents skiing out of Foothills Nordic Ski Club, Jesse … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: USA’s Burke Stellar 6th Again as...

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March 19, 2016 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia) – Tim Burke delivered another top level 6th-place finish in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk as an encore to Friday’s season-best sixth place in the men’s 10km … READ MORE → 0 comments