Eric de Nys Named Winsport Junior Cross Country Ski Team Head CoachEric de Nys Named Winsport Junior Cross Country Ski Team Head Coach
Posted 2 days ago
Eric de Nys, former Cross Country Canada National Ski Team coach will be leading the newly formed WinSport Junior Ski Team program based in Canmore, Alberta.

Read on for the full article as well as the Winsport Junior Ski Team Program Description Guidelines.
Canada Winter Games Coaching Application Announcement
Posted 2 days ago
Cross Country Alberta is advertising for coaching positions to fill the coaching staff requirements for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Cross Country Alberta is seeking:
-2 coaches (1 male and 1 female) - minimum NCCP Level 3 or NCCP Competition Coach Development Trained Status
-1 Para Nordic Coach - same qualifications as above
-1 Wax Technician - NCCP levels an asset

Read on for more information and the complete announcement.
Bid for Alberta Cups
Posted 2 days ago
Planning for the 2014-15 ski season is well underway! Cross Country Alberta is planning to once again hold 8 Alberta Cups over 4 weekends, and we need clubs to host these events. We are inviting Alberta clubs to consider hosting an Alberta Cup event for the 2014-15 season.

Read on for more information.
Sharkfest - Updated Venue
Posted Saturday, March 29, 2014
See you this weekend at the Sharkfest races!

Remember - the races are at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Olympic Champ Chandra Crawford to Focus New Career on Empowerment Through Sport for Young Women
Chandra Crawford will transition from focusing on her own sport abilities to inspiring thousands of Canadian girls to get hooked on a healthy, active lifestyle.

After racing the top athletes on the planet on the World Cup circuit for more than one decade, which included appearances at three junior and four senior World Championships, the three-time Olympian has decided to retire.

Crawford will now switch her career focus to completing a business and leadership education to provide her with the skill set required to successfully run the national Fast and Female program she spearheaded in...
LA COPPA Stadio-Brawla Nordica - Devon Nordic Bears Super Cross
Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014
Over 500 years ago, a small but elite group of mercenaries from the Nordic and Alpine regions of Europe held an outlaw competition to test each other in the skills of skiing military patrol in the exciting stadium ski race format known as Stadio-Brawla Nordica.(Nordic Stadium Brawl)

The annual championship was called La Coppa (The Cup). For decades it was the most prestigious sporting event in Europe. However, in 1806, the competition was halted amid controversy, all records erased and never spoken of again.
Until now.

Read on to learn how you can be part of this exciting event......
AB Youth Champs - Postponed
Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The cold continues...

Alberta Youth Championships has been POSTPONED to April 4-6.
Selection Criteria for 2014-15 National Talent Squad Program
Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The National Talent Squad program identifies approximately 20 young athletes both male and female between the age of 15 and 18 as future Training Centre athletes. The program is coordinated by CCC but delivered by the four National Development Centres (NDC's) across Canada. The goal of the National Talent Squad (NTS) program is to help prepare athletes for a training centre in the future. By working with the NDC's, they will gain the skills and knowledge required for a more seamless transition into a training centre within the coming years.

Read on for the selection criteria.
STANSKI Fun Loppet - on March 16
Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014
STANSKI - Year End Melt Out Cross Country Event.

Stanski Loppet upgraded to an unofficial spring ski event - Sunday, March 16, 2 pm, Kingswood Park.

Come join us for some fun spring skiing!

Read for more information and registration link.
Ski Day in Edmonton, and Ski Fit North Alberta Festival
Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014
It's been a busy week for skiing in schools:

Cross Country Alberta brought some skiing to the inner city of Edmonton students at Beacon Heights Elementary School.

Ski Fit North Alberta, in partnership with Kikino School, hosted a Ski Day Festival which involved four schools. Special guest Beckie Scott, two time Olympic medalist, was there as well to ski with the students.
Beat the Blues Boogie
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2014
Beat the Blues Boogie is set to be an excellent day of ski racing at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.

Remember - Daylight Savings time starts that day - so don't be late!
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