Posts Tagged ‘Nordic skiing’

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

AdkAction presents a Ski & Yoga Benefit on Feb. 18

AdkAction's Ski and Yoga Benefit Image

All are welcome to gather for an afternoon of skiing and yoga to benefit AdkAction’s Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Organizers and participants will be gathering at Scott’s Cobble Nordic Center on Saturday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. for some beginner-level yoga, a relaxing ski on the trails, refreshments and snacks around the fire. Guests are encouraged to donate what they are able to help AdkAction to raise $6,000 for their Tom Boothe Adirondack Internship program. Interested parties are asked to RSVP online using this link. 

 

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Paul Smith’s College National Championship Nordic Team Celebration set for Jan. 11

Paul Smith’s College Nordic Ski Team

Paul Smiths, NY –  The Paul Smith’s College National Championship Nordic Team certainly has a reason to celebrate, as USA Nordic announced its team for the 2023 World University Games in Lake Placid, which includes two Bobcats, Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler. The student athletes will represent the United States in the Nordic Combined event, a combination of classic cross-country disciplines and ski jumping. All are welcome to gather together to celebrate and honor the Paul Smith’s College National Championship Nordic Team (Bobcats) by attending a special event hosted by Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on the evening of Wednesday, January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m at the Frank Hutchins Lodge at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. Guests will be treated to live music, free food, beer, wine and spirits catered by alum David Pittman. Event organizers have coordinated a special awards ceremony to recognize the team’s accomplishments. The ceremony is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

Paul Smith’s College VIC is located at 8023 State Route 30 in Paul Smiths, NY. For more information about Paul Smith’s College VIC, call (518) 327-6241, email vic@paulsmiths.edu or visit https://www.paulsmithsvic.org/
 
Photo at top: Paul Smith’s College Nordic Ski Team. Paul Smith’s VIC website photo.

 

 


Saturday, January 7, 2023

PSC: Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler Named to USA Nordic Combined Roster at 2023 World University Games

Paul Smith's College student athletes, Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler

Park City, Utah – USA Nordic has announced its team for the 2023 World University Games in Lake Placid, NY and it includes two Paul Smith’s College athletes. Aidan Ripp and Timothy Ziegler will represent the United States in the Nordic Combined event, which is a combination of ski jumping and classic cross-country disciplines. Aidan Ripp has competed in several Continental Cups for the United States in Nordic Combined, including last year’s pre-Olympics event in Beijing. In that competition he had top-25 finishes to earn valuable Continental Cup (COC) points. He is the USCSA National Ski Champion from 2022 and led the Paul Smith’s College men’s team to their first-ever National Championship in that division. He also competed in the US Olympic Trials in Lake Placid, NY where he finished in 11th place. In addition to competing for the men’s USA Nordic team in the World University Games, Aidan is a 4.0 student.

 

Timothy Ziegler joins Ripp at the upcoming games, having battled through an injury last year to get himself in true competitive form. A junior at Paul Smith’s College, Ziegler has had considerable experience and success as a USA Junior athlete in Nordic Combined over the years. He has spent the last year recovering from an injury that occurred during pre-jumps at the US Olympic Trials last December. After all the adversity, “Timo” has done tremendously well, and was named to the USA Nordic team for Nordic Combined for the World University Games.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Paul Smith’s College makes school history at USCSA Championships in Lake Placid

Bobcats win 4 national titles; Aidan Ripp claims 2 individual championships

Until early March, Paul Smith’s College (PSC) had gone nearly 60 years without winning a national championship. Its 1963 golf team stood alone in school annals – until the recent 2022 U.S. Collegiate Ski Association National Championships in Lake Placid. Not only was the golf team’s achievement finally matched, it was exceeded in spades. Over the course of a week at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Bobcat Nordic skiers accumulated four national championships, three individual national championships, nine podium finishes as a team, 16 All-Americans, and seven Academic All-Americans.

After winning NJCAA championships in skiing, these were the Adirondack school’s first as members of the USCSA.

“It was a complete team performance on the national stage,” said PSC Athletic Director Jim Tucker.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Fleeting Fastness of Frost

morning ski

Down in town at the new diner they’re cursing, spitting out that gardeners’ f-word; frost.   Meanwhile, I’m ecstatic, I’m up the hill having a great time gliding across Kathy and Bob’s lawn, so glad to be on my skis at last.

It’s frost time and as my gardening friends’ season tapers off, so finally begins mine.   Skiing, today for the first time since April, feels so good, my whole body involved, nothing like it, kick and glide, kick and glide, breathe in, breathe out, kick and glide, breathe in, breathe out, glide, glide, glide.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Becoming Nordic Training Center

Bill DemongPaul Smith’s College, the lone four-year institution in the Adirondacks, is about to become the East Coast Training Center for USA Nordic, the national governing body for ski jumping and Nordic combined in this country.

The announcement comes as USA Nordic embarks on an initiative to establish similar training centers in the central and western United States.  The East Coast Nordic Training Center at Paul Smith’s College will officially open and begin accepting student/athletes for the fall 2020 semester. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Gore Mountain Nordic Racing Facilities Improving

Nordic racer on the A climb during the 2018 NENSA U16 ChampionshipsGore Mountain has announced International Ski Federation (FIS) homologation certifications for four of its Nordic courses at the North Creek Ski Bowl. These certifications mean that the courses have been inspected and are found to be in compliance with FIS standards.

Gore Mountain is one of just 29 FIS venues in the United States, and one of two in New York State. The certifications are for the 2.5K Distance Course, the 3.3K Distance Course, the 1.2K Sprint Course, and the 1.6K Sprint Course. » Continue Reading.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Comments Sought On Mt. Van Hoevenberg Plans

proposed Mt Van Hoevenberg additions The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is accepting comments on plans for new ski trails, snowmaking system enhancements, upgrades to the parking lots, and various other improvements at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Comments are due by June 9th. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 Cross Country Junior National Championships in Lake Placid

preparing for 2017 cross country championshipsThe 2017 Cross Country Junior National Championships will be held at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, from March 3rd to 11th, 2017.

Ten national titles and one international crown are at stake for the more than 400 athletes and 125 coaches participating in the eight-day event at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. » Continue Reading.