LatestNews Archive - October, 2006

Dusseldorf sprint course Sunday, October 29 Norway & Sweden Take Team Sprint in Dusseldorf - By: USSA
Sweden's men and Norway's women won the first cross country team sprint of the new World Cup season Sunday before a large and wildly cheering throng... [
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Early snow in Smithers, BC - October 2006 Sunday, October 29 Big Snow in Smithers - By: Teresa White
The snow has begun across Canada with reports of skiing in Southern Ontario and in and around Canmore, Alberta. Although conditions are marginal in most places where skiing is possible at all, Smithers, BC has enjoyed a huge dump... [
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Early season skiing in Smithers, BC October 2006 Sunday, October 29 Jealousy, Courtesy of Bulkley Valley Nordic - By: Teresa White
Those feeling the deep urge to be jealous of someone need only look at the photos below. These photos were sent this afternoon by Teresa White from Bulkley Valley Nordic in Smithers, BC... [
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Saturday, October 28 Canmore Rollerski Race Update - By: David Zylberberg
The rollerski loop was in good shape this morning though there is still a little bit of construction near the uphill into the biathlon range. Assuming they are not working tomorrow the course will be quite good. In the event that there is... [
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Dusseldorf World Cup Sprint Course 2006 Saturday, October 28 Newell 8th in World Cup Opener - By: USSA
Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) collided with another racer in his semifinal heat of the season-opening World Cup sprint Saturday but rebounded to finish eighth in the rainy, soft-snow conditions. He was fourth-fastest in qualifying... [
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Haywood Securities Friday, October 27 Haywood Report: Are you a Slave to your Training Plan? - By: Chandra Crawford
I'll admit to experiencing a feeling of achievement when I see a nice round number on my training logs' weekly total. Counting hours is fun. But could the simple practice of planning and recording be affecting the quality of our training... [
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Friday, October 27 Sunday Roller Ski Time Trial in Canmore
David Zylberberg is at it again, this time organizing a skate roller ski time trial in Canmore for Sunday, October 29th. Please note the course may be changed Saturday night if there is snow or poor track conditions because of construction... [
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Karla Mika getting her inner dance party on with fellow skier Kerry Fabius. Wednesday, October 25 INDi2010 Update: Training Playlists & Inner Dance Parties - By: Karla Mika
This part of the year can be particularly dreary and difficult to train through. The rain mixed with snow makes it hard to rollerski and impossible to ski. The best way to combat the outer elements is to have an inner dance party... [
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Kikkan Randall Wednesday, October 25 Q&A: Preseason with Kikkan Randall - By: US Ski Team
Alaskan Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) flashes her trademark wide smile and notes, "It's in my blood" as she explains how an aunt (Betsy Haines) was a 1980 Olympic cross country skier, and an uncle was an Olympian, too (John Haines, '76). Randall, 23 and a two-time Olympian... [
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Wednesday, October 25 Solid Training Base for US '07 Team - By: US Ski Team
Arguably the strongest preseason training and conditioning regimen has Head Coach Pete Vordenberg smiling about his U.S. cross country athletes as the World Cup ski season nears... [
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X-C.com Kicking Horse logo Tuesday, October 24 Kick Ass cup of coffee fuels X-C.com - By: X-C.com
X-C.com is proud to announce their partnership with the Kicking Horse Coffee Company, producers of Canada's number one Organic and Fair Trade coffee. Based in Invermere, BC, the Kicking Horse Coffee brand... [
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Sunday, October 22 US Sprinters in Sweden: Rain, rain, go away
U.S. sprinters Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) and Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI) are training in Torsby - in Western Central Sweden, near the Norwegian border - before heading to Dusseldorf, Germany... [
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X-C.com logo Saturday, October 21 2006-07 Team X-C.com
Team X-C.com is ready to go and looking forward to another great racing season! With 5 years to look back upon, the 'TEAM X-C.COM' concept has been very successful to the growth of our program. The onus goes to our ambassadors' – the members of Team X-C.com... [
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Jurg Capol Friday, October 20 Three Questions to Jürg Capol - By: FIS Flashnews
FIS Newsflash caught up with Jürg Capol, FIS Race Director Cross-Country, at the outset of the new season. He shared his thoughts into the winter that includes not only the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo (JPN) but also the premiere edition of the FIS Tour de Ski, a new multi-stage event that is part of the Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country... [
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Friday, October 20 CODA Plans Expansion of Training Centre Facilities in Canmore
Canada's elite nordic athletes will begin to cut their final tracks down the road to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver with additional training resources, thanks to a $2 million investment by CODA that will expand the Bill Warren Training Centre, allowing for technologically advanced training facilities... [
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The INDi2010 Team with team sponsor Jamie Coatsworth. Wednesday, October 18 INDi2010 Update: Early Season On-Snow Camp in Collingwood? - By: Tara Whitten
There are times as an athlete when training is easy – when the weather is gorgeous and there is nothing better than to go for a run or a ski. Then there are days like last Friday (the 13th, coincidentally), when gale-force winds and driving snow make me question my sanity... [
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Sunday, October 15 Ekiden Run a Successful Fundraiser for Banff Ski Runners
The 2006 Banff Mountain Ekiden was a great success on October 14! With over 100 teams entered and more than 80 volunteers helping out the weather could not but cooperate. Under beautiful sunny skies, a good time was had by all... [
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Tobias Angerer Sunday, October 15 A Conversation with Tobias Angerer - By: Sandra Spitz, www.fis-ski.com
This week Tobias Angerer (GER), overall Cross-Country World Cup winner of the season 2005/2006 and 2006 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 15 km individual race in the classical style, answers some questions for the FIS Newsflash about the upcoming season... [
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Micheal Somppi taking advantage of the early snow. Friday, October 13 Early Snow in Thunder Bay - By: Chris Butler
Thunder Bay got it’s first taste of winter on the 11th. The saw-dusted trails of Lappe had more than enough of the white stuff for some of the local diehards to strap on the boards and get in a few k’s.... [
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US Ski Team Logo Thursday, October 12 US SuperTour Set with 26 Races and $130,000
The 2007 USSA Cross Country SuperTour will have 26 races with a total purse of $130,000, beginning Nov. 24-25 in West Yellowstone, Mont., and including both the U.S. short-distance and long-distance championships, the U.S. Ski Team said... [
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Salomon Agility Parcours in Canmore Wednesday, October 11 Salomon Agility Parcour - By: Matthias Ahrens
Soon you will be gliding again on one leg through the white stuff, but have you done your homework in balance and agility training?... [
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Tasha Betcherman video files Monday, October 9 INDi2010 Update: Tasha's Video Files #2
Welcome to the second installment of Tasha Betcherman's video files. This is the 2nd of a series of candid video journals. She discusses her ski training, and other things that motivate and inspire her.... [
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X-C.com logo Saturday, October 7 X-C.com Back Online – A New Season!
After a busy summer spent working behind the scenes getting the various facets of X-C.com organized, we resurface after long wait to announce many exciting news... [
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An early September snow storm in 2006 Saturday, October 7 Skifaster Launches Snow-Watch Webcams
Want to know where the snow is falling. Check out the new Skifaster.net Snow-Watch Webcams. A collection of webcams from across the country making it easy to keep tabs on where the snow is falling.... [
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Subaru Factory Team Logo Friday, October 6 American Professional Cross-Country Ski Team Wax Technician
The Subaru Factory Team is seeking a 2nd wax technician for the 2006-2007 season... [
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Jeff Thursday, October 5 INDi2010 Update: Chasing Mail Boxes - By: Jeff Ellis
I have often said, but can't really remember writing down, that to be a x-c ski racer you have to really love to train. Not just train in the sense of putting time in on snow but filling the 7 months on average that most skiers are off of it. If we are fortunate enough to be able to make a trip up to a glacier... [
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Eric and David lead it out early on. Thursday, October 5 Race Report: 3nd Bi-Monthly Zylberberg Invitational
On a crisp, clear October morning 13 runners showed up for the 3rd Bi-Monthly Zylberberg Invitational 7.5km Running Race. This is a marked contrast from that rainy June morning when David Zylberberg, Mike Argue and Gord Jewett competed in the innaugural edition.... [
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Beckie after her silver medal performance after taking 5 medals in 5 World Cups on Canadian soil. Wednesday, October 4 Beckie Scott receives 2006 AthletesCAN Leadership Award - By: AthletesCAN
October 4, 2006, OTTAWA – AthletesCAN is pleased to announce that Cross Country Skier Beckie Scott is the recipient of the second annual AthletesCAN Leadership Award. The award was presented over the weekend at the AthletesCAN Forum in Fredericton, N.B., at a gathering of national team athletes and sport delegates.... [
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