Updated Jan. 31, 2013
Where will your summer adventures take you? We hope you'll keep us posted - drop a line, or tag a pic or video on Facebook. Many of us are taking to the roads to rollerski, and I encourage you to take a look back at this New England Nordic News article from CSU Coach, Rob Bradlee with some good tips for safe rollerskiing. Here is some more good reading from Jessie Diggins and our friends at SMSt2 about defining what motivates you. Wherever you go, whatever you do, have fun with it, be safe, and enjoy the summer!
I'll see you out there,
Zach Stegeman | Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association
Notes from the Field:
USSA Expands Membership Options
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is rolling out a new expanded membership structure. With over 30,000 members nationwide, the USSA represents a wide range of followers passionate about skiing and snowboarding. The new structure will diversify the existing membership base with a host of new categories designed to make the sports more affordable and accessible. Read on via USSA.org.
2016 Bill Koch Festival to Great Glen, NH
The site of the 2016 Bill Koch Festival has been chosen! Join us at Great Glen Trails on March 4-6, 2016 for this fun event! We are so pleased to announce that the Bill Koch Festival will be returning to New Hampshire! Great Glen Trails will host the New England Bill Koch League Festival-a weekend-long celebration of Nordic skiing for children, which will bring families from throughout New England and New York to the base of Mt. Washington. More here.
New England Well Represented in 2015 USSA Awards
From USSA.org: PARK CITY, UT (May 16, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognized accomplished athletes and leaders on Friday at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during USSA Congress. Olympic and World Championship gold medal winning moguls skier Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) was honored by the USSA with the Beck International Award, which is awarded to the top USSA athlete in international competition. Several other New Englanders and nordic athletes and coaches were recognized in the evening's celebrations. More here.
NENSA Honors Craftsbury Outdoor Center with 2015 John Caldwell Award
On the strength of a calendar as diverse as their community is deep, Craftsbury Outdoor Center built a triumphant and award winning season. Craftsbury has become a storied venue, not just in New England, but on a national scale. Equally, they have built a venue that is a destination for the family and lifestyle skier as much as it is for the racer. More here.
Ski Tour Canada Announces Official Dates
From FasterSkier.com: When Ski Tour Canada 2016 was announced as the finale to the 2015/2016 cross country World Cup season last year, North American fans were excited at the prospect of the first race of its kind taking place this side of the pond. At the recent 2015 FIS Calendar Committee meeting in Varna, Bulgaria the Tour’s dates and races were confirmed giving fans a better idea of what to expect come spring of 2016. Starting with a freestyle sprint in Gatineau, Quebec and concluding with 10 and 15 k classic pursuits in Canmore, Alberta the eight-stage Tour will take place over the course of the first 12 days of March. More via FasterSkier.
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Spice Up Your Summer SkiErg Training
Do you have a competitive streak? Or do you just want to make your workouts more interesting? We invite you to try the following challenges—there are some for individuals and some for teams. More from C2 here!