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(Press Release) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alora Jones Phone: 612-900-6890 Email: jones@loppet.org Website: loppet.org   Winter’s Early Arrival — A Season of Firsts at Wirth Park First snow trail of the season opens, new community-based programming, and a first-of-its-kind 759-acre ‘gym’   Minneapolis, MN — Staff and volunteers at the Loppet Foundation have been hard at work this season transforming Theodore Wirth Regional Park into a winter wonderland amidst uncertain weather conditions. Thanks to the completion...

(Press release) CANMORE, Alta. — Cross Country Ski de fond Canada’s Events Committee is pleased to announce the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski Club in Vernon, B.C. will play host to the 2020 Canadian Ski Championships in March 2020. Clubs throughout the area, including Sovereign Lake, Larch Hills in Salmon Arm, Telemark out of Kelowna and Kimberley along with Black Jack from the Kootenay’s and Revelstoke have continued to support high-performance racing programs over the last...

900 CYCLISTS MAKE 13TH ANNUAL KELLY BRUSH RIDE LARGEST TO DATE BURLINGTON, Vt. (Sept. 13, 2018)—The 13th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations raised $600,000 for adaptive sports and ski racing safety. More than 900 cyclists and 25 adaptive athletes participated in the September 8 event in Middlebury, Vermont, making it the largest fundraiser to date for the Kelly Brush Foundation. “We are grateful for this incredible level of support both in the...

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(Press release) Minneapolis, MN — Big changes are coming to the annual City of Lakes Loppet Festival! Now in its 17th installment, the multi-day winter festival has become a Minneapolis staple for celebrating the wonder, adventure, and fun of the winter season in Minnesota. Now with the completion of The Trailhead, the Loppet Foundation’s long-awaited headquarters, most of this year’s City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival events will be centered in Theodore Wirth Regional Park...

(Press release) Andy Newell, 4x Olympian and professional skier, now brings his experiences from international racing to the world of coaching, consulting, and online training materials. Newell (34) has raced at the highest level since 2004 starting well over 200 World Cup races and reaching the World Cup podium several times.  When he doesn’t have a race bib on, Newell has always been drawn to teaching others about ski training though his Speed Camp clinics,...

Birkie Week Smaller Events Registration Also Opens North America’s #1 & #2 Cross-Country Ski Races Filling Fast (Press release) HAYWARD, Wis. (September 5, 2018) – With fall temperatures in the air, thoughts turn quickly to the change in seasons, fall leaves, and snow. The Birkie week of festivities is a mere 168 days away and thousands of skiers have already registered for the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races to date. Friday, September...

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www.kellybrushfoundation.org/kellybrushride The Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is made possible thanks to the generosity of many participants, volunteers and sponsors including: VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Key Bank, Sugarbush, Shearer Audi, Murphy Realty Company, Aerie Consulting, Nokian Tires, Catamount Financial Partners, World Cup Supply, our hosts on the Middlebury Ski Team and more than 30 other generous sponsors. About Kelly Brush Foundation The Kelly Brush Foundation is a dynamic and growing...

(Press release) Outgoing Director Martin Benes to coach for US Paralympic Nordic Skiing Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA), a youth development ski team and college- preparatory high school for competitive skiers, announces the appointment of Will Sweetser as Director of Nordic Programs. Sweetser, who served as a coach for SBSTA last season, brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the position, including serving as Program Director at Carrabassett Valley Academy, Maine Winter...

(Press release) August 14, 2018 — The National Nordic Foundation, known as NNF, is pleased to announce the addition of Kikkan Randall to the Board of Directors. Kikkan, a 2018 U.S. Nordic Skiing Olympic gold medalist, joins Billy Demong, U.S. Nordic Combined Olympic gold medalist, and the NNF Board to lead the development of the next generation of U.S. nordic athletes and future gold medalists. “I can’t think of a better person to add to our Board,”...

(Press release) The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) announces the hiring of Alasdair Tutt as the new Fairbanks Cross Country (FXC) Head Coach and Program Director. Alasdair comes to the position with an extensive background in ski coaching and strength training.  His coaching resume includes regional and national team positions in Australia and time with the Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Winter Sports Club, as well as being an assistant coach with NSCF-FXC since summer 2016. In addition to his coaching experience,...

(Press release) The Marchablanca is coming! A celebration of Fuegian sport and winter Tierra del Fuego’s most important winter competitions, the 32nd Marchablanca and the 8th edition of the Ushuaia Loppet take place August 12, 2018.  Registration remains open for a short time longer, don’t miss out! The 25 KM Marchablanca marks its 32nd edition in 2018, one of the oldest such events in the entire southern hemisphere.  The 50 KM Ushuaia Loppet gives skiers...

(Press release) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Loppet Foundation celebrate opening of The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Regional Park New facility will serve as a jumping off point for full slate of year-round, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, officials from the Loppet Foundation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) were joined by a crowd of supporters and Theodore Wirth Regional Park users for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official...

Press release) RACE WEEKEND WITH A 360-DEGREE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE ADIRONDACKS, NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA WILMINGTON, NY – The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) invite athletes to a rollerski race weekend, September 15-16 in the Adirondacks. We are excited to make this a two-day race series and to take advantage of the Olympic venues in our region. On Saturday,...

(Press release) BOZEMAN, Montana — A huge welcome to Evan Weiss, BSF’s new executive director, who started on July 9. Evan has been spending his first days at BSF meeting with BSF’s program directors, board, and staff, and learning the ins and outs of the club’s programs. Rebekah Bunting, president of the BSF board, noted, “Evan is a bright, energetic and well-qualified individual. I look forward to seeing him infuse those qualities in BSF as...

(Press release) NENSA is pleased to announce Nathan Alsobrook of Bowdoin College as the 2018 Coach of the Year. Last winter Alsobrook led the Bowdoin Polar Bears to one of their most successful Carnival seasons – where every weekend either the male or female team placed in the top-six.  On individual Carnival days the women’s team placed fourth, four times and the men’s team pulled down two fifth place finishes. These excellent results qualified three...

NENSA is very excited to announce that we are bringing Ludvig Sognen Jensen to New England for a week of high visibility rollerski events. Known to some by his social media handle @luddeyo, Jensen is the world’s fastest cross country skier in the new discipline of supersprint racing. His arrival in Boston on August 6th will kick off a week of events across the northeast including a stop at the U16 national camp in Lake...

Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Kates as Head Coach effective September 2018.  Kates brings extensive experience as a high performance coach and athlete to the role.  In addition to achieving some of the highest levels of coaching certification available, Kates played a pivotal role in developing Big Thunder programs and the Lakehead Nordic Team both as Head Coach from 2008 to 2014 and as a skilled volunteer...

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