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    • Cross Country Canada announces partnership with XC Ski Nation

      March 24, 2017

      Want more resources on skiing technique? Join XC Ski Nation and support CCC in the process!

      CALGARY, Alta. - Cross Country Canada proudly announces a new partnership with XC Ski Nation producing fresh coaching content and supporting athlete and coach development.

      XC Ski Nation, launched in 2016, is an online membership site for cross-country skiers who want in-depth and up-to-date information about Nordic ski technique as practiced by the top skiers in the world. A cost-effective way to learn, XC Ski Nation provides ongoing support for users through an interactive platform. By signing up to XC Nation through CCC’s website, XC Ski Nation will donate a portion of the membership fee to CCC’s coach and athlete development programs.

      “XC Ski Nation is proud to partner with Cross Country Canada. We look forward to assisting CCC in the production of educational videos for Canadian Nordic skiing coaches” commented Kim McKenney of XC Ski Nation. “A partnership with CCC is a natural fit for us because we’re always looking for innovative ways to share the latest information about Nordic skiing technique and training.”

      In addition, CCC and XC Ski Nation will be co-producing new skiing technique and drill videos for CCC’s Athlete Development Matrix and XC Ski Nation’s members. CCC’s Athlete Matrix videos have been extremely popular for coaches, and by partnering with XC Ski Nation CCC will be able to deliver more resources at a higher standard to Canadian coaches.

      “Working with companies that have a passion for helping skiers and coaches develop technique and skills is something CCC believes in” said Mike Vieira, Manager, Coaching Development, CCC. “Partnering with XC Ski Nation allows us to deliver up-to-date technique and resource to coaches in a clear and timely manner. Ultimately this will allow coaches to improve their skills and develop stronger athletes. I am thrilled to start working with XC Ski Nation!”

      New videos will be posted inside the CCC’s Athlete Development Matrix and XC Ski Nation in the coming months. Look for announcements on CCC’s and XC Ski Nation’s Websites.

      To learn more about XC Ski Nation’s member benefits and how to sign up, please visit the XC Ski Nation page.

      For more information, contact:

      Mike Vieira, Manager of Coaching Development, Cross Country Canada

      Kim McKenney, Director, XC Ski Nation