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Discussing the Building Blocks with Canadian National Team Coach Erik Bråten

Erik Bråten (center) talking technique with athletes at Frozen Thunder 2019. (Photo: Nordiq Canada) At twenty-seven-years-old, Canadian National Team coach Erik Bråten brings youthful energy and a spirit that fosters independence amongst his athletes. Originally from Oslo, Norway, and new to the Canadian system in November 2018, Bråten has the dual task of shepherding a crop of young Canadian talent and assisting veteran athletes like Dahira Beatty and Katherine Stweart-Jones to achieving consi...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, North America, Alberta, Coaching, Oslo Norway, Building Blocks, Devon Kershaw, Erik Bråten, Bråten


Listening in: Nordiq Canada’s Webinar – Group vs Individual Training

As part of an ongoing webinar series, Nordiq Canada held a webinar titled Group vs Individual Training.  Senior National Team athlete Dahria Beatty, National Team coach Erik Bråten, Para Nordic head coach Robin McKeever, and sports psychologist Jon Coleman were on the panel.   For any person interested in learning about the yin-yang of individual versus group training sessions, the video, which runs nearly an hour, is well worth a viewing. Bråten, originally from Norway, was hired as a nation...
Tags: Resources, Training, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, Beatty, Canmore, Coleman, Whitehorse, Dahria Beatty, Alberta World Cup Academy AWCA, Robin McKeever, Jon Coleman, Erik Bråten, Bråten


Settled in Canmore and Making Gains: Katherine Stewart-Jones

Katherine Stewart-Jones Trondheim, Norway during the Ski Tour 2020’s classic sprint qualifier. (Photo: NordicFocus) Win now? Win later? Or somewhere in between? A one year plan with a World Champs looming in 2021 or something befitting a six-year plan for capturing hardware at the 2026 Winter Games in Italy? Those are the strategies in play as national teams set budgets, rosters, and priorities. For countries like Norway and Sweden – at least on the Swedish women’s side – win now and later s...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Sweden, Coc, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Continental, Canmore, National Team, Stewart Jones, Falun Sweden


Canadian Update: Shane Pearsall Resigns, Dave Dyer Retires, Athletes Protest Selections, Welcome to May

This is the finish we all dreamed of. The final climb of the Nationals course at Sovereign Lake on April 2nd. The women would have finished the 30km in -6C air, -10C snow, about an hour before this photo was taken. The ski world has been rattled by COVID19 and Canada is no different. One thing hasn’t changed, the new year starts on May 1st and brings changes. Nordiq Canada’s CEO Shane Pearsall resigned effective May 22nd. In the press release below, Nordiq Canada (NC) describes ‘mixed emotions’...
Tags: Sweden, Coc, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Montreal, Canmore, Ellis, Dyer, NC, Stewart Jones, Canadian National Team, Martin Johnsrud Sundby


MSA Trials Wrap-up: Tactics, Selections, Photos, and Videos

Emily Nishikawa (bib 1) leads out the U20 and Open 15km at MSA Trials. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Mont Sainte-Anne brought great ski conditions on a weekend where the best in Canada fought to qualify for four different race trips: U20/U23 World Championships in Oberwiesenthal, Germany; Falun and the Scando Tour; the sprint tour of Québec and Minnesota; and World Cup finals in Canmore. Combine this with the usual NorAm action and COC leader competition and you have all the ingredients for a great wee...
Tags: Minnesota, Coc, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, North America, Whistler, Houghton, Sam, Quebec, Revelstoke, Canmore, Boucher, University of Utah


Canadian Racing Rundown: Westerns, Pragelato, and Lausanne

Katherine Stewart-Jones leads the mass start on the way to a Canadian 1-2 at the OPA Cup in Pragelato, Italy. (Photo: Athlete Instagram, credited to @damianobenedettophoto) Canada took a step back from the World Cup circuit this weekend and focussed attention into development series. As the country tries to build momentum in a post Alex Harvey world, the focus has moved away from World Cup podiums and towards a consistent presence in the top 30. The road to the World Cup goes through local and ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, California, France, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Sprint, Italy, Newfoundland, Norway, Beatty, North America, Whistler


Nakkertok NorAm Weekend Round Up

Katherine Stewart-Jones leads a sprint heat on her way to domination. (Photo: Robert Smith) The NorAm circuit moved east to the Nakkertok trails for three days of racing jointly hosted by Nakkertok Nordic, Club Skinouk, Chelsea Nordiq, and Kanata Nordic. Friday featured classic sprints, Saturday interval start free, and Sunday interval start classic. The event was also the Candy Cane Cup for the younger categories, as well as Ontario Cup 1 and Coupe Québec 1. 374 athletes in the U16, U18, and O...
Tags: Europe, Coc, Sport, Davos, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Beatty, Fis, Thompson, Ontario, Canmore, Sun Valley, Robert Smith, JULIAN SMITH, Cyr


Canmore NorAm / SuperTour / Nationals Weekend Wrap-up (Updated)

A scenic train ride in the men’s 15km individual start on Sunday. Wyatt Gebhardt of CU Boulder leads the way. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Updated with more quotes. The first three race days of both the NorAm and SuperTour series are complete and the athletes and coaches are digesting the lessons. It was free sprints Friday,  classic distance Saturday, and interval start free technique distance on Sunday. The men started the Sunday with a four lap 15km followed by the women doing a 3 lap 10km. CGRP’s ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, US, Sport, Davos, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Slovenia, Ncaa, Brian, Beatty, Fis, Canmore, Heidi


Nordiq Thunder 2019: Notes, Quotes, and Photos

Katie Weaver, Dahria Beatty, and Maya MacIsaac-Jones lead Katherine Stewart Jones in the women’s A final at Nordiq Thunder 2019 (Photo: Doug Stephen) The unofficial kickoff to the western Canadian racing season was held on November 13th and 14th. The traditional King’s Court sprint and interval start distance races are now called Nordiq Thunder — a re-brand from Frozen Thunder – but the relaxed feel and clockwork organization remain the same. With no trip selections on the line, the 93 sprinter...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, US, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Beatty, Alberta, Fis, Norton, Canmore, University of Utah, National Team, Bozeman, Stewart Jones, Newell


Nordiq Canada: Ringing in the Changes

Erik Bråten talking technique with athletes at Frozen Thunder 2019. (Photo: Nordiq Canada) When Cross Country Canada announced last March that they would be rebranding as Nordiq Canada, they were emphatic the new name was a symbol of their readiness to make changes.  Those changes are starting to happen. One holdover from last season is Erik Bråten, the young Norwegian brought in to shape the development pipeline. After one year on the job, Bråten is still enthusiastic and now the sole head coa...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Coc, US, Sport, Davos, Canada, Skiing, Beatty, North America, Dresden, Kennedy, Canmore, Harvey, National Team


A Sovereign Lake NorAm/SuperTour Weekend Rundown

Julia Kern (SMS T2) leading Dahria Beatty (CNST) in the semi. (Photo: Pete Leonard) For the third consecutive year, the SuperTour and NorAm series met up at Sovereign Lake near Vernon, BC, for a combined race weekend of skate sprints and classic interval starts. Over 450 athletes competed each day in four age groups. According to many attendees, combining the two Continental Cup series was an unqualified success. While many of the skiers expressed their pleasure in interviews, one quote stoo...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Vernon, University of New Mexico, Kern, Stewart Jones, Newell, Halvorsen, Andy Newell, Continental Cup, Bob Thompson, Jess Cockney


Cross Country Canada: The Reboot Part Two

Left to right: Canada’s Len Valjas, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard, and Alex Harvey after their historic third place finish in the 2017 men’s 4 x 7.5-kilometer team relay in Ulricehamn, Sweden. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) This is the second part of FasterSkier’s report on the state of high performance cross-country skiing and athlete development in Canada. You can read part one here. Cross Country Canada (CCC), as the national governing body for cross-country skiing in Canada has the difficult...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Vancouver, Norway, Beatty, NHL, Wood, Ccc, Alex, Randall, Chris, Nagano


Meet the Coach: CCC’s Erik Bråten

Erik Bråten, at the end of his first week in Canada. (Courtesy photo) Cross Country Canada hired Erik Bråten as the new national team coach on November 1st, joining Louis Bouchard. After a short delay to get a work permit, Bråten arrived in Canada on November 15th. Regular readers will know the highlights of his resume: Graduate of the Norwegian School of Sports Science. Winner of the coach of the year from the Norwegian ski federation.  Previously Head Coach at Team Kollen, the junio...
Tags: General, News, NIC, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, Whistler, Ccc, Oslo, Erik, Quebec City, Canmore, Bouchard, Lillehammer, Louis


World Cup Preview #10: Canada

Canada’s Alex Harvey (l) coming on strong in the finishing stretch to outlast Norway’s Finn Hågen Krogh (2) by 0.31 seconds for the win in the World Cup Finals freestyle sprint on Friday in Quebec City, while France’s Richard Jouve (10) races to third, just ahead of American Simi Hamilton (behind Harvey) in fourth. (Photo: John Lazenby/Lazenbyphoto.com) Welcome to FasterSkier’s World Cup Preview, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before t...
Tags: Europe, Coc, France, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Beatty, North America, Quebec, Ccc, Fis, Seefeld, Quebec City


Bouchard Announced as Canada’s Head Coach while Norway’s Bråten Joins CCC as a National Team Coach

Canada’s newest World Cup Coach Erik Bråten will be based in Canmore, Albert. Bråten will be 27 on Nov. 6th. (Photo: CCC) It has been a transition year for Cross Country Canada (CCC). Back on June 7th, CCC announced the hiring of Nic Lemyre as its High-Performance advisor . Lemyre is Canadian but lives and works in Oslo, Norway. With the reshuffling of Canada’s staff, up until today, CCC had not formally announced its World Cup coaching roster for the 2018-2019 season. Back on August...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, Quebec, Ccc, Erik, Canmore, Bouchard, Oslo Norway, Alex Harvey, Seefeld Austria, World Junior, Canadian National Ski Team