Canada’s Cross-Country Skiers Get a Leg Up On Competition with New Athletic Recovery Sock Supplier —SIGVARIS joins Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team’s pool of official suppliers—

December 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

CANMORE, Alta.— Cross Country Canada announced on Monday that Canada’s top cross-country skiers will have more life in their legs during their drive to the international podium over the next two years thanks to the addition of a new official graduated compression socks supplier-SIGVARIS.

SIGVARIS Corporation, a world-leader in the management of venous disorders through graduated compression therapy, will supply the Canadian National Ski Team and Canadian Para-Nordic Ski Team with access to the specially designed Athletic Recovery (AR) & performance socks. The AR socks improve recovery and performance by helping to flush out the lactic acids built up in the leg muscles during exercise, while relieving tired, aching legs and muscle soreness. For more information please visit.

“Nordic skiers often push their bodies to the limits and lactic acid is the cause of fatigue in working muscles which impedes performance,” said Davin MacIntosh, executive director, Cross Country Canada, who added the product will also play a critical role in aiding the athletes in recovering from long-distance travel. “Having access to these world-leading socks will not only improve recovery between training and competition sessions, but also boost our athlete’s chances of skiing onto the international podium.”

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle: the application of an elastic compression socks around the leg. By compressing the limb with graduated compression – strongest at the ankle and gradually decreasing going up the leg – the compression stocking helps with venous return, decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and deterioration of venous walls & valves, and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs.

“We are extremely proud to extend this unique recovery product to help Canadian athletes gain life in their legs through our recovery socks, which will ultimately lead them to greater success on the world stage,” said Jason Kern, product manager with the SIGVARIS Corporation. “It is our hope that this partnership will help to support these dedicated athletes by giving them the opportunity to compete at the highest level at all times against the world’s top Nordic skiers.”

As official supplier of Cross Country Canada, SIGVARIS will also have representation at Haywood NorAm events, Canada Cups and National Championship races.

About the SIGVARIS Corporation
The SIGVARIS Corporation is an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous and lymphatic disorders. Our North American manufacturing facility is located in Peachtree City, GA.

For more information, please visit or SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide. is owned and operated by the SIGVARIS Corporation.

About CCC
Cross Country Canada is the governing body of cross-country skiing in Canada. Its 51,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities, including those on Canada’s National Ski Teams and Para-Nordic Ski Teams. Cross-country skiing is Canada’s optimal winter sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually.



Chris Dornan
Cross Country Canada
T: 281-703-4394

Craig Miller
SIGVARIS Corporation
T: 514-336-2362

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