Masters and Rondeau Promote Girls Fest, and More

by Alex Abrams

Joy Rondeau competes in Para Nordic Skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games. 


Every other Tuesday we scour the web for the latest going on in the world of U.S. Para Nordic skiing. Heres what you missed!

Oksana Masters and Joy Rondeau Promote 2021 Girls Fest

Two-time Winter Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters and 2018 Paralympian Joy Rondeau used their social media accounts to help promote the 2021 Girls Fest on Wednesday, which is the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

The event will be broadcast on YouTube at 4 p.m. EST.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizes the influence of women and girls in sports and brings attention to both the progress in and struggle for equality for women in sports. It is sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Grace Miller Continues Seeing the World

Grace Miller is known for traveling around the country and sharing photographs from her trips on Instagram.

Miller, a 2018 Paralympian whos on the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing development team, recently visited the Grand Canyon.

A few days later, Miller posted photos of herself rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park in California.

Miller capped her recent travels with a trip to Utah to hike through Buckskin Gulch, which is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the Southwest.

Dani Aravich Gets Noticed As Two-Sport Athlete

Dani Aravich is relatively new to Para Nordic skiing, but shes already gaining attention for her lofty goals over the next year as a two-sport athlete.

Aravich hopes to qualify in the 400-meter dash at this summers Tokyo Paralympics. She wants to then quickly shift gears and compete as a Para Nordic skier in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

Aravich has been profiled by both and over the past month.


Aravich is currently training with members of the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing team in Bozeman, Montana.


Visually Impaired Skiers Needed For Study

Andrea Bundon, an assistant professor in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, is conducting a research study involving visually impaired athletes in Para Nordic skiing.

Bundon is looking for elite visually impaired athletes in a variety of sports to take part in a study on their partnership with their sighted guides. 

Nordic in the News

Nordic skiing has seen a spike in popularity with people looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.


Alex Abrams has written about Olympic sports for more than 15 years, including as a reporter for major newspapers in Florida, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.