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Mar 31: L.L.Bean and CRAFT Announce Multi-year Partnership...

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March 31, 2015 (Freeport, ME. and Beverly, MA) – L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel designer and merchant and CRAFT Sportswear North America, renowned for its cutting edge technology in world class … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 30: The 40th Annual Great Labrador Loppet...

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March 30, 2015 (Labrador, NF) – On a beautiful Labrador blue ski full of sunshine day, over a hundred excited participants were at the start lines  for the 40th Great Labrador Loppet. Most … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 29: Brooks Blog – Birken Backpacks and...

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March 29, 2015 (Norway) – Another week has passed in my “marathon of marathons.”  The Norwegian Birkie, called “Birken” is the 9th long distance ski race I’ve competed in this winter.  As an … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Interview with Rosie Brennan – SuperTour...

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March 28, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – When the dust settled following the SuperTour Finals and 2015 US Long Distance National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho Rosie Brennan (APU) took home the SuperTour … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 28: Petter Eliassen and Seraina Boner Win...

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March 28, 2015 (Vålådalen, SWE)- Petter Eliassen (NOR) Team LeasePlan Go took home a historic fourth victory in Swix Ski Classics by winning NordicBet Årefjällsloppet. Once again Eliassen was the strongest in the end … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: Interviews with Kris Freeman SuperTour Overall...

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March 27, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – Following yesterday’s final 30/50km FR events of the 2015 US Long Distance National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho we caught up with veteran Kris Freeman (Freebird), … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: SuperTour 2015 Final Point Standings and...

March 27, 2015 – Here are the 2015 SuperTour Overall Awards and Final Point Standings. A huge thank you to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Rick Kapala & team who put … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 27: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2014-15...

1st Prize – Fischer Carbonlite Package

March 27, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the winners and final standings for our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following the conclusion of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS … READ MORE →6 comments

Mar 27: Caitlin Gregg Caps Storybook Season with...

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March 26, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) capped her storybook season with a resounding victory by 2:40 for her first women’s 30km FR title, the final event of the 2015 US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: Canada’s Ivan Babikov Wins 50K FR...

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March 26, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – Canada’s Ivan Babikov took home the biggest victory of his season with a strong performance to win the men’s 50km FR by just under a minute … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: 2014-15 FIS Continental Cup Series/NorAm Final...

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March 26, 2015 – Michael Somppi (Lappe, AWCA-NST) and Emily Nishikawa (Whitehorse, AWCA-NST) are the 2015 Continental Cup Series/Haywood NorAm winners while for the Buff Sprint Series specifically, Patrick Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok, AWCA-NST) and Andrea Dupont … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 26: Job Opportunity – Director, Marketing Partnerships...

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March 26, 2015 – 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 are the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 25: CCSAA Annual Conference Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC from...

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March 25, 2015 (Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC) – Our two day Conference is full of opportunity for networking on skis and over meals with your nordic colleagues. The presentations and sessions are designed to share … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: APU Dominates US National Championship Mixed...

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March 24, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – Once again APU took charge powering to a 1-2 victory at the 2nd annual US National Championship Mixed Team 4x5K Relay in tough snowy conditions. Sadie … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: CCES Releases Athlete Protection & Maltreatment...

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March 24, 2015 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has released a discussion paper entitled “Athlete Protection and Maltreatment in Sport.”
Written by the Sport Law & Strategy Group, the document … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 24: Racing Rocks Ski Tournament at Menihek...

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March 24, 2015 (Labrador City, NL) – Here are some pics from our Racing Rocks ski Tournament yesterday.  It was -4 degrees and the kids had a blast.  We had over 30 kids … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 23: Sadie Bjornsen and Andy Newell Rule...

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March 22, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – When the dust settled in the FR Sprints at the 2015 Supertour Finals, APU’s Sadie Bjornsen had earned herself another title while Andy Newell (SMS-T2) remains the fastest … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: USA’s Dunklee 19th as Dahlmeier Wins...

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March 22, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee capped off the season with a 19th-place finish in the women’s 12.5km Mass Start at the final event of the IBU World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Canada’s Smith Caps Storybook Season in...

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March 22, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canadian Nathan Smith’s storybook season finished with a respectable 17th in the Men’s 15km Mass Start, won by Slovenia’s Jakov Fak who shot clean as the season … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Interview with Chris Lindsay High Performance...

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March 22, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – SkiTrax caught up with Chris Lindsay High Performance Director at Biathlon Canada yesterday for his take on Nathan Smith’s World Cup gold and incredible season. In fact … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 22: Canada’s Brittany Hudak Wins Biathlon Silver...

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March 22, 2015 (Surnadal, Norway) – Canada’s Brittany Hudak capped off a memorable weekend, by hopping onto the podium for the third time this week after winning the silver medal in the women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Canada’s Nathan Strikes Historic Career-first Gold...

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March 21, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Nathan Smith hit a homerun on Saturday winning the Men’s 12.5K Pursuit race in one of the heartlands of the sport at the IBU World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Canada’s Crawford 13th in IBU World...

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March 21, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford fought her way back into 13th spot in the women’s 10km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk with one missed target at 2:18 behind winner Darya Domracheva of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Somppi, Browne, Foster, Jackson Win Distance...

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March 21, 2015  (Thunder Bay, ON) – It was anything but spring-like as the racers prepared for the long distance, skate races at Lappe Nordic Centre. The temperature was hovering in the mid, minus … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Sadie and Erik Bjornsen Top Fields...

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March 21, 2015 (Sun Valley, ID) – APU ruled as Sadie and Erik Bjornsen took no prisoners today on their way to victory in the women’s 10km and men’s 15km CL individual competitions … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Interview with Canada’s Nathan Smith on...

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March 21, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s Nathan Smith who claimed a decisive career-first IBU World Cup victory today in the Men’s 12.5km Pursuit at the final round in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: USA’s Masters and Soule Win Overall...

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March 21, 2015   (Surnadal, Norway) – Oksana Masters and Andy Soule claimed the overall IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup cross-country titles on a three-medal day for Team USA at the IPC Nordic Skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 21: Birkebeinerrennet 2015 – Petter Eliassen and...

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March 21, 2015 (Norway) – The Birkebeinerrennet is the eighth event out of nine-race series in the Swix Ski Classics tour and offered perfect conditions today on the 54km long course between Rena and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: USA’s Dreissigacker Career-best 14th as Makarainen...

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March 20, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – In the final women’s 7.5km sprint of the season, the USA’s Hannah Dreissigacker turned in a career-best 14th with one penalty at 1:26.4 behind winner Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: USA’s Cnossen Scores Silver and Canada’s...

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March 20, 2015 (Surnadal, Norway) – US Paralympian and Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen came away with silver in the men’s biathlon pursuit sitting race on day four of the 2015 IPC Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 20: Canada’s Nathan Smith Claims Fab 5th...

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March 19, 2015 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Nathan Smith continued his stellar season taking the lead at one point in the Men’s 10km Sprint at the IBU World Cup finals finishing 5th with one penalty … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Perianne Jones and Jesse Cockney are...

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March 19, 2015 (Thunder Bay, ON) – The weather was chilly again at Lappe, with temperatures in the minus teens as the athletes got to the site for the longer sprint competitions. Fortunately … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Canada Takes Home Two Bronze Medals...

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March 19, 2015 (Surnadal, Norway) – Canada’s Mark  and Brittany Hudak each battled for bronze medal landing on the IPC World Cup biathlon podium on March 18 in Surnadal, Norway.
Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I., … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 19: Canadian Wintersports is the Exclusive Canadian...

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March 19, 2015 (Montreal, QC) – Canadian Wintersports Incorporated of Montreal, Quebec, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Sport Import AS of Sarpsporg, Norway, to distribute all Swenor Rollerski products within … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: Job Opportunity – Nordic Technical Director...

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March 18, 2015 (Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is a not-for-profit organization responsible for owning, managing and operating three 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venues: Whistler Athletes’ Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: Emily Nishikawa and Ivan Babikov Claim...

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March 18, 2015 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Just when Thunder Bay was thinking that spring had arrived Mother Nature sent cold weather and high winds to Lappe for a deceiving cold -6 degree … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 18: IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup Finals...

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March 18, 2015 (Surnadal, Norway) – Canadian and Russian athletes enjoyed the best of the action on the first day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup finals in Surnadal, Norway, each winning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: FIS XC Inside the Fence –...

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March 17, 2015 – Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 17: APU Nordic Ski Center is Accepting...

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March 17, 2015 – APU Nordic Ski Center is now accepting new members for the Summer-only Bridge Program. “The Bridge program gave me the opportunity to train with the APU Elite Team and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 16: Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt...

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March 16, 2015  (Oslo, NOR) – SkiTrax caught up with US Women’s Coach, Matt Whitcomb, following the women’s 30km FR at the famous Holmenkollen in Oslo marking the strongest distance results in history by the … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 16: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize – Fischer Carbonlite Package

March 16, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round nine of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Stephen’s Stellar 9th Leads 3 Americans...

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March 15, 2015 (Oslo, Norway) – With three Americans in the top 20 the US camp was all smiles but the day belonged to Norway as Marit Bjoergen led a Norge podium sweep, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals Day 2...

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March 15, 2015 (Thunder Bay, ON) – It was another great day for racing at Lappe Nordic as Race Day 2 of the Haywood Ski Nationals began on Sunday. It was slightly cloudy … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: USA’s Bailey 13th and Burke 14th...

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March 15, 2015 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – Slovenia’s Jakov Fak emerged as the front runner in a lead pack of four to win the Men’s 15km Mass Start as the 2015 IBU World Championships came … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: Semerenko Claims Women’s Mass Start 12.5km...

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March 15, 2015 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – Valj Semerenko shot clean to take home the gold for the Ukraine in the Women’s 12.5km mass start on the final day of the 2015 IBU World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: NENSA Launches 2015 Annual Fund...

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March 15, 2015 – Amid the excitement of the Bill Koch Festival, Junior National Championships, the Zak Cup Finale, an unprecidented World Cup season, and NENSA’s U16 and Eastern High School Championships, we … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 15: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

March 15, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round eight of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: Canada’s Harvey 13th as Norway’s Roethe...

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March 14, 2015 (Oslo, NOR) – Sjur Roethe claimed a superb victory and fulfilled every Norwegian skier’s dream at the famed Holmenkollen winning the 50km in a photo-finish over Swiss star Dario Cologna. Fellow … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 14: Germany Unstoppable in Men’s Relay @...

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March 14, 2015 (Kontiolahti, FIN) – Team Germany took no prisoners today, using only three spare rounds, on their way to a solid victory in the Men’s Relay 4×7.5km matching their women’s squad … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 14: Interview with USA’s Caitlin...

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March 14, 2015 – The USA’s Caitlin Gregg (Team Gregg/Madshus) placed 3rd on the women’s podium at the 42km Engadin Skimarathon on March 8. Fellow American and FIS Marathon Cup series leader, Holly … READ MORE → 0 comments