LatestNews Archive - October, 2005

Monday, October 31 Snow Arrives for Hallowe'en - By: Norm Crerar
The last quick update for October and just in time for Hallowe'en, the snow has arrived in the village at Silver Star Mountain. Check out the web cam on [
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Friday, October 28 IOC - Jacques Rogge still pushing for softer drug laws
IOC president Jacques Rogge expressed confidence Friday that "intelligent solutions" will be found to prevent athletes from being arrested on doping charges during the Winter Olympics in Turin... [
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Friday, October 28 Silver Star Mountain Announces Nordic Festival
Join the festivities at the Silver Star Mountain Resort Nordic Festival, where you can try the latest products from the biggest Nordic ski equipment suppliers, and compete in the recreational and nationally sanctioned events... [
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Wednesday, October 26 Don't Miss the Canmore Nordic Ski Club Annual Swap!!
Don't miss your chance to sell and buy used cross-country ski equipment at the Canmore Nordic Ski Club Annual Ski Swap on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 2pm at the Canmore Recreation Centre... [
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Fischer Centrix S9000 Boot Wednesday, October 26 Fischer Skis and Boots 2005/06
For 2005, Fischer introduces two new classic skis and makes widely available the new dimensional RCS Skating ski. The widely-successful Centrix boots return with upgrades that raise the performance bar even further... [
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Silver Start Sprints 2002 Mens Finish Tuesday, October 25 Atomic XC Camp Update - By: Norm Crerar
It is a bit warm in the west but a big weather change is due this week-end. Everything seems to be right on time. All the trails have been brushed and mowed and are ready for the snow. We have had the first few organizing meetings for the Silver Star Mountain Night Sprints... [
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Rhonda Sandau starts her way up the <i>very</i> long climb on the loop Tuesday, October 25 Exel Racing Team Update: Dodging Doldrums - By: Rhonda Sandau
I find it hard to believe that my first race of the season is just over a month away, however the subtle traces of snow that are beginning to accumulate on the mountain tops are a constant reminder that winter is almost here... [
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Sara Renner eljoys the view. Sunday, October 23 Renner and Crawford 15th in Düsseldorf Sprint Relay
GER-Canada sent a team that combines veteran leadership with youthful energy to the start line on Sunday when Sara Renner and Chandra Crawford competed in the women's World Cup team sprint relay... [
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Marit Bjorgen Win Saturday, October 22 Crawford leads Canadians In WC Opener
Rain and temperatures of 12° did nothing to spoil the party as the World Cup campaign got underway Saturday in the streets of Dusseldorf with Canadians Chandra Crawford, Devon Kershaw, and Sara Renner putting in strong early season performances.... [
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The wide trail was superbly groomed and wide enough to hold a World Cup Saturday, October 22 Great Early Season Skiing at Sunshine Village
Snow has been falling at Sunshine Village just outside of Banff, Alberta for the past few weeks and now over 3ft are on the ground. Rocky Mountain Racers (RMR) coach John Jacques has arranged to have a 5km loop groomed by the alpine resort a few days a week... [
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Gordon Jewett - 2003 Silver Star Sprint Friday, October 21 $10,000 Cash on the Line at Silver Star International Night Sprint
Just eight weeks before the Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, over 160 of the world’s best Nordic athletes from 25 countries will be coming to Silver Star Mountain Resort to compete at the Viessmann FIS World Cup in Silver Star... [
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Thursday, October 20 Italy trying to stand firm on jail time for doping at Olympics - By: Duncan Mackay - The Guardian
Italian government officials are refusing to compromise on the country's tough anti-doping laws during the Winter Olympics in Turin next year. Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, and Dick Pound, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, are calling for criminal sanctions for a doping offence, including up to three years in prison, to be relaxed during the 17 days of the games, which open on February 10.... [
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Jeff Ellis of the Exel Racing Team Tuesday, October 18 Exel Racing Team Update: Walking in a Sponsors Shoes - By: Jeff Ellis
I have heard it said that one couldn't truly understand someone else's position on an issue until they have walked a mile in that person's shoes. Over the past year and a half I have done a lot of walking, standing, driving... [
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Alex Nilsson at the parliament buildings in Ottawa Monday, October 17 Alex Nilsson Completes 6100km Trek Across Canada in 95 Days
After 95 days and 6100km of rollerskiing (that's 64.2km per day!) 70 year old Alex Nilsson has completed his trek across Canada, becoming the first person ever to rollerski across the country... [
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Cover of Monday, October 17 Champions in Life and Sport: Long Term Athlete Development in Cross Country Skiing Now On Sale - By: Matthias Ahrens
This 40 page book is now available through the Canmore Nordic Ski Club for the price of $15... [
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Dasha charges from the start. Sunday, October 16 Canadian Team Rollerski Time Trial Results
Dasha Gaiazova was the winner of an uphill skate rollerski time trial conducted by the Canadian Ski Team last Wednesday. With the win, Gaiazova earned a spot on the team headed to the World Cup season opener this weekend... [
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CCC Logo Friday, October 14 Crawford and Gaiazova Headed to Düsseldorf - By: Léopold Nadeau
Cross Country Canada recognizes that the process related to the selection of an alternate skier to compete in the World Cup competitions in Düsseldorf on 22 and 23 October were flawed.  Cross Country Canada wishes to express its regrets... [
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Wednesday, October 12 Western Canadian Rollerski Champs Day 2 Correction: Rhonda Sandau wins, Jess Cockney second
A timing mixup from the second day of racing at the Western Canadian Championships has caused a major shake up in results: Jess Cockney of Banff Ski Runners moves to second, Rhonda Sandau of the Exel Racing Team moves to first... [
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Enjoying a little R&R after the hard effort. Wednesday, October 12 Dusseldorf Selection Time Trial Photos - By: Dan Roycroft
On Wednesday, Oct 12, the NST held a special time trail to help in the selection for the Dusseldorf season opening world cup. The race was an exciting event entertaining large crowds along the uphill time trial course.... [
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Gordon Jewett Headshot Tuesday, October 11 Exel Racing Team Update: Energy - By: Gordon Jewett
Five months ago in May the winter seemed like an eternity away. My planning for the coming season was in its infant stages as I began the lonely job of deciding how to go about accomplishing my goals... [
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CCC Logo Tuesday, October 11 Rollerski Race to Select Canadian Woman for Dusseldorf World Cup
In an unusual situation, Wednesday will mark the first high stakes day of the 2005/2006 racing season: the female winner of a rollerski race in Canmore will be selected to represent Canada at the season opening World Cup... [
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Volunteers from Kentucky at the Western Canadian Rollersk Championships Sunday, October 9 Sandau and Lennes Win Western Canadian Rollerski Championships Skate Race
Although previously reported that Brooke Gosling won the second day of competition at the Western Canadian Rollerski Championships, a timing mistake shows that the winner on the day was actually Rhonda Sandau of the Exel Racing Team... [
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Saturday, October 8 Ammar and Lenes Win Day 1 of Western Canadian Rollerski Championships
Amanda Ammar put in a dominating perfomance to win the women's race at the Western Canadian Championships today. Ammar completed the 7.4km predominantly uphill course in 33 minutes and 51 seconds, beating second place skier and team mate... [
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3 bear cubs and a mother stop by the cabins to say hi to the team. Friday, October 7 Pictures from the NST Mammoth Lakes Camp - By: Dan Roycroft
The NST is finishing off their training camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The team has enjoyed the high altitude, great running, and friendly wildlife in the Sierra Mountains.... [
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Karla Mika Headshot Tuesday, October 4 Exel Racing Team Update: Calling All Training Partners - By: Karla Mika
At the end of each racing season, every athlete looks back and tries to analyze what worked and what didn't. In my case this happened in early April after a good dose of recovery time. Having a break from the skiing world... [
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Monday, October 3 A Story about the Importance of Patience - By: Lisa J. Patterson
I am going to retell a story of a particular situation I had to deal with this summer that in a weird and twisted way parallels the road a skier must take to reach their full potential... [
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CCC Logo Saturday, October 1 Canadian National Team Classic Rollerski TT Results
National Ski Teams 2010 and 2014 (with a few guests) did a classic rollerski time trial this morning on the 1A Highway in Banff National Park. The 17.4km course was predominantly flat with some gradual... [
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Alex Nillson in the nations capital Saturday, October 1 Rollerskiing Canada Day 90: 3653 miles / 5,879 km covered - By:
The roads in New Brunswick are excellent so we're moving right along! We left the church parking lot (where we were camped out) early - we didn't want the minister chasing us off - just kidding! It kinda looked abandoned... [
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