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Sep 08: New Series of Videos on Rollerski...

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September 08, 2017 – New CCC/XC Ski Nation videos on rollerski braking techniques have been added to CCC’s Athlete Development Matrix (ADM) for CCC coaches. These videos show different techniques for slowing down … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 07: Job Opportunity – Head Coach @...

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September 07, 2017 – The Golden Nordic Ski Club is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated seasonal full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2017/18 ski season, starting part time … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 06: 6th Annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference...

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September 06, 2017 – The 6th annual CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Conference presented by Podiumwear is just 6 weeks away. Don’t miss conference presenters Ivan Babikov, Pamela Lemons, Ben Siefert, Jim Tervo or your … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 05: Olympian Reijo Puiras Helped Shape Canadian...

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September 05, 2017 – Reijo Puiras learned the gruelling, demanding discipline of cross-country skiing as a boy in his ancestral home of Finland. As a young man, he represented Canada in the sport … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 04: Katherine Stewart-Jones Report from NZ –...

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September 04, 2017 (Wanaka, NZ) – Perfect winter conditions. That is what I was promised before I made the decision to travel 12,000 KM to New Zealand. And let me tell you, I … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 04: 2017 Ski to School Scholarship Applications...

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September 04, 2017 – This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 03: Merino Muster 2017 Report, Results –...

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September 03, 2017 (Wanaka, NZ) – The sun came out for the finish of the 2017 Merino Muster 42 km marathon cross country ski race at Snow Farm in the stunning Pisa Range, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 02: Job Opportunity @ Ski Fit North...

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September 02, 2017 – We are expanding in to British Columbia, and we’re hiring! We have 2 positions available and we are looking for enthusiastic and outstanding individuals to lead program delivery for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Sep 01: The Supercamp Early Bird Registration Deadline...

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September 01, 2017 (Silver Star Mountain, BC) – Register before September 15th to save on your Supercamp registration fee and to reserve your spot in the camp of your choice. The camps are … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 30: Updated Canadian Anti-Doping Rules Coming Into...

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August 30, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – An updated version of the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect on September 1, 2017. The rules of the CADP govern how anti-doping is … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 29: NTDC Skiers Make the Most of...

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August 29, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – They say skiers are made in the summer, and the NTDC skiers have taken that to heart. After hosting athletes from across the country in June … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 28: Bickner Ends Weekend Strong for US...

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August 28, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Kevin Bickner tied his best result ever on Sunday morning when he finished in seventh place at the Ski Jumping Summer Grand Prix in Hakuba, Japan. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 27: Job Opportunity – Part-time Club Manager...

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August 27, 2017 – Nakkertok Nordic is Canada’s largest cross country ski club, with over 1,500 members and a full range of recreational and competitive skiing programs. Our skiing facility includes 80km of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 27: Dahria Beatty Report – New Zealand...

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August 27, 2017 (New Zealand) – Training down under in New Zealand last summer was such a great experience, we decided to go back again this summer. Emily and I rounded up a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 27: Canada to Host North American FIS...

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August 27, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In 2017, Canada will again play host to the North American FIS TD Seminar. Held every 2nd year, the seminar is designed to present new practices and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 26: Biathlon Study in UK Says Top...

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August 26, 2017 – A recent study at the University of Exeter, UK, claims biology is the reason behind the study’s results that rank top male athletes as more attractive than top women … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 25: Alaska’s Nanooks XC Names Josh Eide...

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August 25, 2017 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – On Thursday, Alaska Nanooks men’s and women’s cross country running and Nordic skiing head coach, Nick Crawford, has announced the addition of Josh Eide to his staff. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 24: Lanctôt Acquires NRG Enterprises and Expands...

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August 24, 2017 (Montreal, QC) — Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. (Lanctôt) announces that it has recently acquired NRG Enterprises of Nelson, BC. NRG is an authentic rider-owned cycling distribution company based in Nelson BC. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 23: BNS Expands Skigo Distribution to...

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August 23, 2017 (Boulder, CO) – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) announced today the expansion of distribution of the SkiGo brand to Canada. With the recent completion of a long-term distribution agreement with SkiGo … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 22: Therese Johaug is Out of PyeongChang...

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August 22, 2017 – Norwegian cross-country skiing star, Therese Johaug, is out of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games as she is mandated to serve an 18-month ban which expires next April, according to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 21: Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Welcomes Eric...

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August 21, 2017 – With a focus on delivering a full roster of programming from Bunny Rabbits and Biathlon to Ski Academy and Masters, Eric brings new collaborative vision to the delivery of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 20: Job Opportunity – Groomer Operator @...

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August 20, 2017 – The Groomer Operators at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 19: Mike Vieira Takes on New Position...

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August 19, 2017 – CCC Staff & community would like to wish the best of luck to Mike Vieira as he pursues a new professional endeavour as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the Canadian Paralympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 18: Thunder Bay Awarded 2020 Special Olympics...

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August 18, 2017 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Special Olympics Canada announced today that Thunder Bay has been awarded the  2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The finalists were Thunder Bay and Regina, Saskatchewan.
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Aug 18: New SkiTrax Roundtable Launching Soon –...

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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

Aug 18: Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Collection for...

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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

Aug 17: Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018...

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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

Aug 16: Volvo Challenge 2017 Rollerski Race is...

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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

Aug 15: Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair...

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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

Aug 14: Job Opportunity – Corporate Partnerships &...

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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

Aug 13: Almost 100 Athletes Attend Youth Camp...

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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

Aug 12: Zone4 Timing Systems Training Clinic at...

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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

Aug 11: Russian Fine Over Sochi 2014 Doping...

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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

Aug 10: U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships Coming...

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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

Aug 09: Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2017...

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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

Aug 08: Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage –...

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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

Aug 07: Job Opportunity – RFP for Human...

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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

Aug 06: USA’s Caitlin Patterson Wins Gold at...

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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

Aug 05: Sad News – Reijo Puiras Founder...

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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

Aug 04: Congratulations – Erika Flowers and Andrew...

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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

Aug 03: FIS Rollerski World Championships 2017 Ready...

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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

Aug 02: Medals Hotly Contested at 2018 U.S....

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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

Aug 01: Therese Johaug Doping Judgment Delayed Until...

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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

Jul 31: WATCH Blink Festival 2017 Races +...

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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

Jul 30: Kikkan Randall Wins Cross-country Ski Leg...

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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

Jul 29: PyeongChang Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping...

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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

Jul 28: Job Opportunity – Kanata Nordic Club...

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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

Jul 27: K2 Sports Owner of Madshus Sold...

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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

Jul 26: Job Opportunity – Athlete Services Project...

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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

Jul 25: Blink Festival Gets Underway July 26-29...

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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.
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