North Bay Nugget Feature Article on Liam Patterson

Local cross-country skier and Chippewa High School student, Liam Patterson, 17, is putting university on hold next year to chase his dream of high level racing.

Earlier this month Patterson was named to the National Development Centre in Callaghan Valley, B.C., where coaches will try and develop him into a World Cup level skier.

Read more here...

Getting The Year Off on the Right Foot

By Geoffrey Richards

New Year.  New Team.  With only four of us currently living in Whistler we've had some excellent time to do technique work and some good one-on-one time with Coaches Chris and Graham.

We started the new season with two days of skiing before heading to Hornby Island for a Team Cohesion camp with our new psychologist Shannon Thompson.

Martin Schrama's Hornby Update

On Monday at some ridiculously early time we crammed ourselves in the team van and headed to Hornby Island for a short team bonding trip.


New CVTC Team Video

A new video for your viewing pleasure.  Some great shots of the summer training sessions from team 2012-13.

Callaghan Valley Training Centre Team Named for 2013/14 Season

The Callaghan Valley Training Centre team for 2013/14 has now been selected and confirmed.  The athletes are:

Sebastien Dandurand, Canmore Nordic Ski Club, AB
Martin Schrama, Whistler Nordic Ski Club, BC
Paul Dupuis, Canmore Nordic Ski Club, AB
Geoffrey Richards, Black Jack Ski Club, BC
Colin Foley, Nakkertok Nordic, ON
Andrew Avis, Highlands Trailblazers, ON
Sam Morris, Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club, BC
Benjamin Osorio, Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club, ON
Liam Patterson, Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club, ON

Martin Schrama Launches a Blog!

So I have finally started to write a blog. With all the blogs I have read I've noticed that mostly I just look at the pictures and don't read the long dreary paragraphs, so I promise to keep it full of pictures and videos, but I may include some words.

Skis for Every Bag

By: Graham Maclean

What are the most important skis for every ski bag?  We asked Wax and Ski Guru, Graham Maclean and he recommended that each aspiring ski racer (or serious recreational skier) have at least one pair of each:
- Universal skate ski (works in the cold, can add hand structure for warm conditions)
- Klister classic skis
- Cold hard wax classic skis
- Hairies (or rub) skis

... and don't forget rock skis for early or late season training - one pair each for classic and skate.

What does a Coach Look For?

What does CVTC Coach Chris Manhard look for in an athlete?  Here are his top-5 attributes, in no particular order:

* Dedication
* Mental Toughness
* Physical Talent
* Personality (ability to be serious during training but also relax and laugh at the right times)
* Trust (in the program and progress)


2013-14 NDC Application Process

Expression of interest for NDC selection is required for athletes who are interested in being considered for NDC selection for the 2013-14 season.

NDC selection process, guidelines and application process are outlined in the 2012-13 NST Selection Criteria 19.0:

2013 Ski Nationals - Day 8

The CVTC finished the Ski Nationals week with another bronze medal for Sebastien Dandurand.  Dandurand, who won medals in the middle distance skate and classic events, found himself in a sprint finish in the 30 km free technique alongside his teammate, Colin Ferrie.  Dandurand finished a close 3rd and Ferrie ended up 5th.  The other two juniors competing for CVTC, Stefan Sander-Green and Fred Weaver, finished 17th and 33rd, respectively.  Paul Dupuis did not finish.


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