03 Jan 2018

CRNA and Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany have come together to open a Nordic/ParaNordic center. CRNA Alliance member EMPO provided a to scale trail map with John Morton from Morton Trails providing guidance and accreditation to the operation. Golf Course Superintendent Scott Gallup is providing quality trail grooming with both city and CRNA grooming equipment with the new John Deere Gator with tracks. CRNA is providing rental skis and snowshoes, lessons, tours and special events

For information on any of the above, please contact Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or Scott Gallup at 518-438-2209

17 Nov 2017

Army Sergeant Christ Rasmussen (Ret) and CRNA Para Nordic athlete recently made the US Para Bobsled team after a stellar performance at an elite training camp in Lake Placid.  Christ is supported by the VA Adaptive Sports Program grant which is managed by CRNA and Adaptive Sports Foundation in Windham, NY-Thank s to Kim Seevers and ED Todd Munn. Christ will come back to Lake Placid for a ParaBobsled World Cup, followed by a trip to Europe for the medal event (our fingers are crossed)

Congratulations to Christ-we all are more than very proud!

CRNA and US Paralympic Nordic co-hosted an Elite ParaNordic Clinic on 10/23-29/17 at Lake Placid, NY-right after its Gala. Athletes vying for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Nordic team attended working on both XC and Biathlon skills to make the team.  It is now off to IPCN WC and USPN national’s  to see who will make the team. Thanks goes to all those who attended included USPN development coach BethAnn Chamberlain.  USPN High performance Director and former Olympian John Farra from Saratoga Springs, NY worked with CRNA president Russ Myer to make all happen….including snow in October!!! Which includes a Thank you to the staff at Mt Van Hoevenberg-Mike Battisti  et al and Jared Steenberge and crew at the OTC in Lake Placid!

Next step…S Korea and Pyeong Chang!  Let’s Go for the Gold

17 Nov 2017

Well…the CRNA Gala was a HUGE sucess! Nordic friends and local to national dignitaries came out to support CRNA’s Gala embolding the opening of a Nordic center at Capital Hills this coming Winter.  Thank you goes to Capital Hills Golf Course and Scott Gallup for the Open House on Saturday 10/21/17 and Albany CC as Gala host on 10/22/17. The vendors (Dion SS, Nat’l Ski Patrol, Team Albany RW&B, CASTA, as well as CRNA added flare and love of Nordic to the event. Chaplain Willian Wicks and Dennis Stephen from Legion post 91 in Mechanicville honored the occasion with their invaluable contribution.


Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Congressman Paul Tonko made guest appearances supporting CRNA.  CRNA made enough funds to open up the center…Bravo and Tank you to all!  Everybody-think SNOW



10 Oct 2017

Well CRNA’s trailer has its Logos on it…ready to be on display at Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany on Oct 21, 9-4PM for a Community Open House and Albany CC on Oct 22, 11-2PM for a Fundraising Gala. All to support CRNA’s programming for those it serves with disabilities/special needs-our local/regional veterans, adults and youth.

Just click on the Blue Gala Tickets icon in the upper right corner and you can sign up through eventbrite or print off an invitation and mail it in!

The wk end will prove to have you look forward to winter in Albany!!

Any ?s, email or call Russ Myer at rmyer@nycap.rr.com, 315-396-9967

26 Aug 2017

As part of its Gala wk end in October 2017, CRNA will host an open house demonstrating  its 4 Nordic sports on October 21, 2017 from 9-12PM and 2-4PM at Capital Hills Golf Course, 65 O’Neil Rd in Albany, NY. Orienteering, light based Biathlon, snowshoe, and XC ski will be demonstrated to one and all. Come on out and give our sports a try as CRNA and the City will collaborate on operating a Nordic center for all of Albany and beyond.

Any questions, call Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or rmyer@nycap.rr.com

26 Aug 2017

Preparations for CRNA’s Gala on October 22, 2017 at Albany Country Club are moving forward with great excitement and anticipation. Both CRNA and the City of Albany wish to announce great winter programming at Capital Hills Golf Course this coming season. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and DGS Commissioner Dan Mirabile are proud to have this wonderful inclusive community initiative to further the Mayor’s Equity Agenda for all who live in Albany.

If you are interested in donating to CRNA’s programming for those with disabilities/special needs and attend the Gala , please contact Russ Myer at 315-396-9967 or rmyer@nycap.rr.com for a Gala invitation

14 Aug 2017

CRNA president Russ Myer co-presented with Casper Mt Biathlon Club, WY president and 1998 Winter Olympian, Army Captain Rob Rosser to the Albany VA Medical Center’s Team Albany recently.  Rob was in the region coaching his club’s athletes at the USBA Roller Ski Biathlon Championships at the Ethan Allen Biathlon complex in Jericho, VT.

Captain Rosser instructed in both ski and shooting technique along with CMBC biathlete Tatyana from Belarus.  Veterans with a variety of disabilities  tried CRNA’s Ski Erg as well as its non projectile light based biathlon systems-a great learning sessions for all!  Thank you Rob and Tatyana

14 Aug 2017

CRNA and the City of Albany are working on a lease agreement permitting CRNA to operate a ParaNordic/Nordic Center at Capital Hills Golf Course on New Scotland Ave. this coming winter. Programming is being put in place to work with veterans and their families as well as adults and youth with disabilities/special needs using equipment CRNA purchased from New England Nordic Ski Assoc.

A BIG thank you to Mayor Sheehan and her staff, Commissioner of DGS Dan Mirabile and Golf Course Superintendent Scott Gallup for their ongoing support.

An open house fundraising wk end is planned October 21 & 22, 2017 at Capital Hills and Albany Country Club.  October 21 will have CRNA’s 4 sports on display at Capital Hills for the general public to try. An invitation Gala will happen on October 22, 2017 from 11-2PM at Albany Country Club.

Stay tuned for additional details as the wk end draws near

04 Aug 2017

Three time Olympian Biathlete, Army Major Curtis Schreiner, and now a Paralympian Trail Orienteerer opened up the 2017 PAL Camp Olympics…held at Hackett Middle School, August 1, 2017.  CRNA provided Orienteering and light based Biathlon at both PAL Headquarters and Hackett Middle School for the 2 week programming period.

Both sports were handled well with the students learning how to handle all firearms safely. Lincoln Park was the focus of a new orienteering map crafted by Alliance member EMPO and its cartographer, Phil Hawkes-Teeter.

Next up is partnering with Albany PAL at the Albany middle schools this coming Fall & Spring Semesters