LatestNews Archive - November, 2003

Sunday, November 30 Teichmann Sprints to 30km Duathlon Win in Finland
Today's 30k duathlon (15k classic/15k skate) World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland came down to no less than 15 men in the last 10 kilometers, almost all of whom were capable of winning the race... [
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Sunday, November 30 Russian Imports Dominate NorAm Duathlons
Quebec's Dasha Gaiazova and Russian Ivan Babikov came out on top today in the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup duathlon events... [
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Saturday, November 29 Smigun Wins 15km Duathlon in Kuusamo
After placing third in yesterday's 10k classic race, Estonia's Kristina Smigun showed dominant strength in the women’s 7.5k classic/7.5k skate double pursuit in Kuusamo, Finland today... [
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Saturday, November 29 Newell, Wagner Take Super Tour Sprints
Super Tour action continued today in West Yellowstone, Montana, with Wendy Wagner taking her second win of the week and further proving her dominance on the US ski circuit... [
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Anders Aukland Friday, November 28 Aukland, Shevchenko win World Cup Classic in Finland
Anders Aukland returned from sickness last week to win the first World Cup race of the season for the Norwegians. Aukland improved steadily through the tightly fought... [
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Friday, November 28 Adventures from the Middle - By: Magi Scallion
As the westerners, easterners, southerners, and northerners appreciate their newfound snow, skiers in Kingston, Ontario (and a few other central locales) are still on the dryland equipment... [
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Friday, November 28 Sovereign NorAm Sprint Results
Today saw some exciting action at the Haywood Madshus Sprints in Soverign Lakes. In the women's field Chandra Chrawford dominated from start to finish while Phil Widmer qualified first with Chris Jeffries taking the knockout win... [
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Friday, November 28 Chamberlain, Wagner Win Classic Races in West Yellowstone
Dave Chamberlain (Bethel, ME) out paced Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI) over the final stretch Friday to win a 15K classic technique SuperTour race while Wendy Wagner... [
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Cerax Thursday, November 27 NANOWAX CERAX - Advantages Over Conventional Ski Waxes - By: Matthias Ahrens
NANOWAX CERAX products are matched to different snow conditions, not to temperature and are available in a training or high fluor racing PRO version... [
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Beckie Scott Sovereign 2003 Thursday, November 27 Grey and Scott Win Canadian NorAm Opener
The Canadian NorAm racing series kicked off today with the men's 15km classic and women's 10km classic races at Sovereign Lakes Ski Club in British Columbia... [
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Results from the women's 9.6km and men's 9.6km skate time trial in Foret Montmorenct on November 23, 2003... [
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Tuesday, November 25 NST Time Trial Results in Silver Star
National Ski Team timetrial on November 22nd in Silver Star, BC... [
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Sunday, November 23 Germany Wins Men's 4x10km Relay in Norway
Germany won the men’s 4X10k mixed relay today in Beitostolen, Norway ahead of Norway I and II with Italy placing 4th... [
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Sunday, November 23 Norway Sprints to Women's Relay Win in Norway
Norway's women delivered where their men could not at home today in the women's 4x5km mixed World Cup relay. Norway fell behind slightly on the first leg after a very strong... [
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Saturday, November 22 Smigun and Piller Cottrer Top World Cup in Norway
Kristina Smigun showed that she is the favorite for overall World Cup victory today, winning the opening distance World Cup race, a 10km skate event, in Norway. Smigun dominated to win... [
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Saturday, November 22 Jewett, Benson Win Canmore Duathlon Time Trial
Results from the 10km duathlon time trial at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Course length was approxiametly 10km (2x5km) utilizing parts of the 10km racing trail and Banff trail... [
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Friday, November 21 Freeman and Swenson Ready in Norway
BEITOSTOLEN, Norway (Nov. 21) – The U.S. Ski Team has two athletes in Beitostolen this weekend as the cross country World Cup schedule resumes after a four-week break. Kris Freeman... [
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Tuesday, November 18 US Super Tour Gets Underway in Alaska
The NorAm Super Tour races at Kincaid Park wrapped up Sunday with the freestyle technique races with James Southam, APU Nordic Ski... [
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Women's 6km and men's 10km classic results... [
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Monday, November 17 Strengthening Exercises - Do They Improve Performance? (Part 6 of 6) - By: Ross McKinnon, PT
The tests and exercises described should be performed with the help of a physiotherapist or strengthening coach to achieve maximal benefit... [
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Haywood Securities Sunday, November 16 Haywood National Team Report: Race Track Fever - By: Drew Goldsack
Well, it’s a new week and still the hot topic around Canmore is all the snow! No one can believe that there is actually natural snow in Canmore at this time of year. With the abundance... [
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Sara Renner in an interview before the 2002 Olympics Sunday, November 16 Finding the mental mojo: Fighting the urge to trade training for Haagen Daz - By: Sara Renner
From the Calgary Harold - While some Canadians still lament winter, skiers know the best route through the cold. And if anyone is ready for winter, it's the Canadian... [
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Sunday, November 16 Thunder Bay Time Trial Results
The following are the timer tial results from Thunder Bay Novemebr 15, 2003. The weather was sunny and minus 1 C... [
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Saturday, November 15 Canmore Time Trial Results
Results from a women's 5.8km classic time trial, women's 5.8km skate time trial, men's 9.1km classic time trial and men's skate time trial... [
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Saturday, November 15 Veteran Skjeldal Beats Andresen in Norwegian Men's Season Opener
The 15k men’s skate in Norway today came down to a battle between biathlete Frode Andresen and Kristen Skjeldal. The 2 men stayed within a few seconds of each other throughout... [
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Saturday, November 15 Mariana Handler and Mathias Fredriksson win Swedish Season Opener
Complete results from the Swedish season opener today today. World duathlon champion Per Elofsson did not ski... [
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Saturday, November 15 Hilde Pedersen Wins 10km Skate in Norway
Veteran skier Hilde Pedersen won the women’s 10k skate season opener in Norway today. Pedersen started out slowly but came on strong towards the latter part... [
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Friday, November 14 Wanted: Your Ski Stories and Experiences - By: Becky Laakso and Tara Whitten
Do you have personal ski racing experiences that you would like to share with the world? We (Tara Whitten and Becky Laakso) are interested in writing a history of... [
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Friday, November 14 Calgary Haywood FIS Noram Canada Cup / Madshus Sprint Race Information
Good news, it’s been snowing in Calgary for a week!  We expect great conditions at the HAYWOOD FIS NORAM CANADA CUP / MADSHUS SPRINT on December 13th and 14th... [
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Friday, November 14 Canada Olympic Park Opens Cross-Country Ski Trails
Calgary - Calgary’s cross-country ski enthusiasts will be strapping on the skis for some classic skiing earlier than usual this year. Canada Olympic Park is opening its nordic area for public use today – the earliest ever... [
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Rhonda Sandau2 Friday, November 14 X-C.Com Update: Winter Has Arrived and the Races are on the Way - By: Rhonda Sandau
Winter has arrived in Canmore early this year. Our first snow fall appeared with a bang. On October 28th I was rollerskiing in a t-shirt and tights, dodging gravel pieces on the shoulder... [
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Thursday, November 13 US SuperTour Set to Opent Saturday in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, AK (Nov. 13) - The inaugural cross country SuperTour opens this weekend at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. Recent snows have boosted track conditions... [
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Power Posture Preview Tuesday, November 11 Skiing Faster: Unified Theory of Skiing Technique - By: Mark Thomas
Cross Country Skiing is a ‘push and glide’ sport, so it stands to reason that if you want to ski fast, you have to optimize both your push-off phase and your glide phase... [
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Haywood Securities Tuesday, November 11 Haywood National Team Report: SNOW! - By: Tara Whitten
The past few days here in Canmore have reminded me of how much I love skiing, and of how amazing it is to be able to do what I love! Running can be fun, roller skiing can be exciting, hiking can award us with... [
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ntdc_canmore.gif Tuesday, November 11 NTDC Canmore Time Trial Results
Today marked the first time trial of the season for the National Team Development Centre in Canmore, Alberta. The 7.5km skate time trial was contested on two laps of the lower 3.75km biathlon... [
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Monday, November 10 International Results from Norway, Finland and Sweden
Early season racing continued in Europe yesterday. In Sweden Anders Soedergen won a 12k classic test event in Bruksvallarna ahead of Per Elofsson, who appear to be finding his early season... [
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Kris Freeman on his way to gold in the 30km classic at the 2003 US Nationals Monday, November 10 US News and Time Trial Results
The US Team had to make a hurried retreat from a balmy Fairbanks for lack of good skiing. We did get in a week of good training in Fairbanks – doing several three-plus hour skis, an interval session along... [
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Saturday, November 8 Season Opener Time Trial and Race Results
The season opener distance races took place in many countries today. In Canada and Norway it was time trials events made up of largely national team fields. In Munio, Finland the season opened with the first... [
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Dave Rees Thursday, November 6 Dave Rees to be inducted into Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
Dave Rees, a former National Team member and longtime volunteer in our sport will be inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame on November 22nd in Camp Fortune... [
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x-ccom.gif Thursday, November 6 Update: Canada, Calgary, Canmore and Brother Grizzly... - By: Ivan Babikov
Hello, Calgary! Hi, Canmore!  The best Nordic Center of Canada X-C skiing! Long ago back in Russia it was my best dream to see it, to train there, to show best results and of course, to win the races... [
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Haywood Securities Wednesday, November 5 Haywood National Team Report: Whirlwind to Alaska - By: George Grey
The last ten days have had a fair share of ups and downs for me and probably other members of the Senior National Ski Team. In this period we have attended five functions (dealing... [
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Wednesday, November 5 Weather Scuttles Fairbanks SuperTour
The lack of snow and a forecast calling for continued rain forced U.S. Ski Team officials and local organizers Tuesday to cancel the first cross country ski races in Fairbanks... [
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Monday, November 3 Anchorage Nor/Am Race Notice
The race notice for the Nor/Am Super Tour races in Anchorage, Alaska on November 15th and 16th, 2003 can be found at [
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Erik Carleton skiin on the Haig glacier Monday, November 3 Update: Adventures to Find Snow - By: Erik Carleton
I hope by now most cross country enthusiasts have had a chance to get on snow. It is hard to believe the first World Cup races have passed, and there are NorAm races next weekend... [
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Early snow in Canmore 2003 Sunday, November 2 Snow in Canmore
Snow and winter has come early to Canmore, Alberta this year. Snow began falling on the evening of Tuesday, October 28th and residents woke to find over 6 inches of wet snow covering... [
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