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Mar 12: Canada Wins Stunning BRONZE in Men’s...

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March 12, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – Team Canada’s Christian and Scott Gow, Nathan Smith and anchor Brendan Green, delivered historic BRONZE in Men’s Relay 4×7.5km, today in Oslo at the 2016 IBU Worlds with an amazing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 12: Interview with Finland’s Matti...

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March 12, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – We caught up with Finland’s Matti Heikkinen following his victory on Stage 7, the men’s 15km Skate Individual Start, at the penultimate round of Ski Tour Canada … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Canada’s Harvey Stellar 4th as Finland’s...

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March 11, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Finland’s Matti Heikkinen secured the men’s 15km skate individual start in dominant fashion for his second podium at the Tour. He was joined on the podium by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Diggins Strong 5th as Oestberg Wins...

Jessie Diggins leads Ida Sargent [P] Nordic Focus

March 11, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Norway and Mashus teamed up on the penultimate Stage 7 at Ski Tour Canada as Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg claimed her first victory at the inaugural Tour winning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Norway Claims Women’s Relay Victory on...

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March 11, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – The Norwegian women’s team delivered gold on home snow claiming the 4x6km Relay over France and Germany on Friday at the IBU World Championships in Oslo, Norway. The U.S. women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 11: Vauhti Launches New Hydrocarbon-Free Ski Cleaning...

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March 11, 2016 – After constant research and development process Ski wax company from Finland Vauhti Speed launch unique liquid hydrocarbon free cleaner and care product line for skin skies. Vauhti’s care products … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Interview with Norway’s Petter Northug in...

Petter Northug (NOR) [P] Nordic Focus

March 10, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Going into the final two races of the inaugural Ski Tour Canada, Norwegian star, Petter Northug, is in second overall behind Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, the current leader … READ MORE →7 comments

Mar 10: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 10, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after the Stage 6 Canmore Skiathlon as tkteam continues to lead with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Career-bests for USA’s Bailey 15th and...

Lowell Bailey [P] Angus Cockney

March 10, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was the top North American finisher in the Men’s 20km Individual start event at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Oslo today as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: Harvey 7th and Babikov 10th in...

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March 10, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) packed a powerful punch to claim the men’s 30km Skiathlon in Canmore as Canada’s Alex Harvey grabbed a strong 7th while Ivan Babikov … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 10: USA’s Diggins 11th as Norway’s Weng...

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March 10, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The unstoppable Norwegian train featured Heidi Weng besting Therese Johaug at the line in the women’s 15km Skiathlon (7.5K CL+7.5K FR) on Stage 6 of Ski Tour … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 09, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after the Stage 5 Canmore CL Sprints as we have a new … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 09: The Sasseville Report – Norwegian Attitude...

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March 09, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Norwegian attitude: I woke up this morning pissed. Last night I read that the Norwegian men decided not to try their best in the final of the … READ MORE →8 comments

Mar 09: Canada’s Crawford Strong 14th and USA’s...

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March 09, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford (CAN) logged a strong 14th place in the women’s 15k Individual event today at the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Oslo as France went … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: Canada’s Valjas 11th as Pellegrino Claims...

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March 09, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino hammered to victory under blue skies in the men’s 1.5km Classic sprint claiming his first classic sprint win over Norway’s Eirik Brandsdal and Maurice … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 09: USA’s Diggins Strong 6th as Norway’s...

Maiken Caspersen Fall holds the FIS Crystal Globe for sprints at Ski Tour Canada in Canmore on March 8. Copyright of Pam Doyle @ pamdoylephotography.com All photos are fee-liable.

March 09, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – Norway ruled the women’s 1.5 km Classic sprint as the final leg of Ski Tour Canada got underway in mild conditions at Canmore with Maiken Caspersen Falla … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Interview with US Head Coach Chris...

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March 08, 2016 (Canmore, Alta.) – With four stages to go to the conclusion of Ski Tour Canada 2016 and the FIS World Cup season wrap we caught up with Chris Grover, US … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Ski Tour Canada Canmore – Training...

Canadian National Senior World Cup Team member Alex Harvey at the first day of training under warm, sunny skies and on melting snow, for Ski Tour Canada 2016 at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Monday, March 7. photo by Pam Doyle

March 08, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Here are some great training photos from yesterday’s training session as skiers prepare for today’s Sprint CL races in Canmore as the final leg of the inaugural … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 08: Job Opportunity – Nordic Ski Club...

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March 08, 2016 (Fairbanks, AK) – Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is looking for an assistant coach to begin work this summer.
Our team has been steadily … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 07: Dunklee Claims Career-best 10th in Women’s...

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March 07, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – American Susan Dunklee fought back to claim a best-ever 10th in the women’s 10km Pursuit on Sunday at the IBU World Championships in Oslo, a day after she delivered a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 07: Canada’s Smith 15th in Men’s Pursuit...

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March 07, 2016  (Oslo, Norway) – Martin Fourcade of France nailed his third straight gold in the men’s 12.5km pursuit as Canada’s Nathan Smith charged to 15th from 46th for a stellar day at the IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 07: The Way I See It –...

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March 07, 2016 – Ski Tour Canada – The Tour is half-over and you couldn’t ask for it to be any better – as exciting as all hell and above all, it has … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 06: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 06, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of this season’s SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after the Stage 4 Pursuit in Quebec City where the USA’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 06: Harvey Solid 4th in Men’s 15km...

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March 06, 2016 (Quebec City, Que.) – Canada’s Alex Harvey, dubbed the Prince of Quebec by World Cup points leader Martin Johnsrud Sundby from Norway, raced to 4th in the men’s 15km FR … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 06: Diggins Takes Strong 5th as Norway...

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March 06, 2016 (Quebec City, Que.) – While the day belonged to Norway the USA’s Jessie Diggins skied with heart moving up two spots to claim 5th in the women’s 10km Pursuit while … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 06: USA’s Dunklee Claims Career-best 8th in...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

March 06, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee enjoyed her best sprint finish ever at the IBU World Championships on Saturday placing eighth in the women’s 7.5km race with one penalty. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 05: Harvey Claims Stellar Sprint Silver in...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

March 05, 2016 (Quebec City, Que.) – In a down-to-the-wire finish Canada’s Alex Harvey put on quite a show winning silver in the 1.7km Freestyle Sprint World Cup in Quebec City becoming the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 04: USA’s Bjornsen 8th in Women’s Sprint...

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March 04, 2016 (Quebec City, QC) – On a day where Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR) was crowned the overall Sprint World Cup champion, 22-year-old Stina Nilsson from Swede showed that there may soon … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 04: USA 10th and Canada 11th in...

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March 04, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Team USA claimed 10th followed by Canada in 11th in the 2×6+2×7.5-kilometer mixed relay as the IBU World Championships kicked off in Oslo, Norway. France won the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 03: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

March 03, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of this season’s SkiTrax Ski Tour Canada 2016 Contest after Stage 2 in Montreal where the USA’s Jessie Diggins was … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 03: Chris Frado to Retire as Executive...

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March 03, 2016 – CCSAA announced during the SIA Show the retirement of executive director, Chris Frado, effective October 7, 2016 after 30 years with the organization. Chris has been at the helm … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 03: Canada’s Harvey Strong 9th in Men’s...

Alex Harvey [P] Angus Cockney

March 03, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – Canada’s Alex Harvey delivered another top-10 result in tough cold conditions claiming 9th in the men’s 17.5km mass start Classic race in Montreal on Stage 2 of … READ MORE → 1 comment

Mar 02: USA’s Jessie Diggins Claims 8th in...

Jessie Diggins [P] Angus Cockney

March 02, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins was the top North American again, claiming 8th in today’s 10.5km women’s mass start Classic race held on the flanks of Mount Royal in dowtown … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 02: Hamilton Claims 3rd in Men’s Sprint...

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March 02, 2016 (Gatineau, Que.) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton was also on fire at the opening round of Ski Tour Canada, lunging for a brilliant historic bronze in the men’s 1.7km Sprint … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 02: USA’s Diggins Takes 3rd in Women’s...

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March 02, 2016 (Gatineau, QC) – The opening 1.7km Sprint FR round of Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau delivered plenty of sizzle and could hardly have gotten off to a better start for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championships – University of...

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March 01, 2016 (Middlebury, Vermont) – After a season where all but one carnival were hosted at a reserve venue, the 2016 EISA Championship/Middlebury Carnival was held at Middlebury’s Rikert Nordic Center. During … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: Ski Tour Canada Gatineau Sprint FR...

Jessie Diggins [P] Nordic Focus

March 01, 2016 (Gatineau, QC) – The Ski Tour Canada began this morning with a 1.7k skate sprint qualifier in Gatineau, Quebec with the Canadian Parliament buildings looming in the background. Cold, fast … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 29: Ski Tour Canada Opening Press Conference...

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February 29, 2016 (Gatineau, Quebec) – With Ski Tour Canada 2016 on the doorstep, excitement levels are high among athletes and fans alike as the opening press conference featured top skiers Federico Pellegrino … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 29: Ski Tour Canada 2016 – Facts...

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February 29, 2016 (Gatineau, Que.) – Norway looks set to win the top three positions for the third consecutive season. Last season Norway won the top six positions in the overall World Cup, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 29: Canada’s Emily Weekes has Breakthrough Biathlon...

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February 29, 2016 (Finsterau, Germany) – Para-Nordic rookie, Emily Weekes, fired a best-ever biathlon result at the IPC World Cup, placing sixth on Sunday in Finsterau, Germany. The 24-year-old knocked down 18 of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 29: The Way I See It –...

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February 29, 2016 – US Dynamic Duo – Way to go you two…how long has it been since the US has dusted the Euros in both races at the Birkie? Caitlin Gregg with a … READ MORE → 1 comment

Feb 28: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

1st Prize - Salomon S-Lab Kit

February 28, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Don’t miss our inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest and the chance to win the fabulous grand prize – a Salomon S-Lab Kit including Carbon Skate … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 28: U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover Talks...

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February 28, 2016 – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: Gatineau Loppet Results – Canada’s Scott...

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February 27, 2016 (Gatineau, Que.) – Thunder Bay’s Scott Hill, 21, with Lakehead University, was suffering from jet lag yet he still claimed the men’s 51km CL at the Gatineau Loppet on Saturday, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: US Junior Women Eighth in Relay...

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February 27, 2016 (Rasnov, Romania) – The FIS Nordic Junior World Championships wrapped up on Feb. 26 with a 4x5k and 4×2.5k freestyle relays pushed up from Feb. 28 due to a lack … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: Ski Tour Canada Video – Are...

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February 27, 2016 – The biggest Nordic ski event in North American history is just around the corner. Are you ready? Come cheer Team Canada for Ski Tour Canada 2016 starting on March … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships Day...

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February 27, 2016 (Rasnov, Romania) – The USA’s Katharine Ogden (Stratton Mountain School) was the top North American again claiming 13th on Day 3 in the Junior women’s 10k individual freestyle races at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 26: The Way I See It –...

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February 26, 2016 – Birkie Notes – I watched a fair amount of the web broadcast and it looks very unsupported dollar-wise, but even for its amateurish  presentation it was very exciting to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest...

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February 25, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce the launch of our inaugural Ski Tour Canada 2016 Fantasy Contest and grand prize of an amazing Salomon Kit valued at $1,360, as … READ MORE →4 comments

Feb 25: FIS Nordic World Junior/U23 Championships Day...

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February 25, 2016 (Rasnov, Romania) – Warm temperatures greeted the athletes and coaches on Day 2 of the competitions at the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships, making for very tough individual … READ MORE → 0 comments