The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's Kikkan Randall found herself in some very good training company recently with Canadian cross country all-star Chandra Crawford, who won the sprint gold medal in the 2006 Olympics.
Start your Nordic ski season off right. Preparations for the always popular Nordic Ski Clinics are in full swing. Due to popular demand, we have increased the number of days we offer the one day skate clinic to three and added a one day classic clinic.
Here's a set of dryland skate drills we learned from CXC Directory Yuriy Gusev. The skills required progresses with each drill - do the first drill, than add in the lesson of the second drill, which are added the third and so on.
The Yellowstone Ski Festival has released the schedule of events for November 24th through the 28th. Ski clinics, waxing clinics, yoga, pilates, biathlon, SuperTour, ski show, kids programs - something for everyone.
- By Kristina Owen and Heather Zimmerman
The CXC Elite Team recently completed a two week monthly camp in Lake Placid, NY at the Olympic Training Center. "The only problem with the weather was that is was cool enough that none of the boys took off their shirts."
Andy's life reflects that of an athlete completely dedicated to all things cross country. But, as he'll say often, a life spent devoted to cross country skiing isn't what some people think it is - it's fun.
I was aiming to qualify for the 2009 World Junior Championships to ensure a spot on the Canadian team. Unfortunately, fate was about to shove a stick in my spokes, the night before I was supposed to leave.