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Auclair Supplies Gloves to US Nordic Team

Thu, Oct  5, 2006 - By US Ski Team

PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 4) - Paris Glove of Canada is pleased to announce its agreement with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The partnership makes Auclair Sports Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Paris Glove of Canada, the exclusive supplier of gloves and mitts to the U.S. Freestyle and Nordic Ski Teams. As the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, USSA has provided leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream.

"We have always committed ourselves to supporting athletes with our products, as this is something we are very passionate about," said Peter Monk, President of Paris Glove of Canada. "Our new agreement with the U.S. Freestyle and Nordic Ski Teams allows us to continue this support. We are very proud to be supporting teams in the United States. For us, this is a great accomplishment."

Auclair is the premium sport and outdoor division of Paris Glove. Auclair enjoys one of the longest sponsor-team relationships in all of sport with a 30-plus year history with the Canadian Cross Country ski team. Auclair is the official supplier and supporter to practically every Canadian team on snow and ice. This support includes the Canadian Freestyle Association, Telemark Canada, Speed Skiing Canada, Canadian Snowboard Federation, Biathlon Canada, Alpine Canada, Canadian Disabled Alpine Ski Team, Speedskating Canada, Nordic Combined Canada, Ski Jumping Canada, Cross Country Canada, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, Canadian Snowboard Instructors and the Canadian Ski Patrol.

USSA Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ted Morris, said, "This is a partnership that makes sense for our teams. We always look to companies who offer the highest caliber product and who share the same vision of success for our teams as we do. We have found this with Paris Glove of Canada and specifically the Auclair brand. We look forward to working with Auclair over the next four years."

"We are honored to be associated with the U.S. Ski Team, as this agreement helps further recognize Auclair as a leader brand in the ski and snowboard glove industry," said Michael Plotnick, Auclair Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development. "We are particularly proud of this new appointment, as this agreement names Paris Glove as the exclusive glove and mitt supplier to the U.S. Freestyle and Nordic Teams through April 30, 2010." Paris Glove has begun design and production of the USSA licensed gloves and mitts, which are scheduled for initial distribution for the 2007 winter season.

Auclair Sport Inc. represents the Auclair brand, both as a sales and marketing division, for the U.S. market. Paris Glove of Canada is one of the oldest and most respected glove companies in North America. Since its inception in 1945, Paris Glove has been supporting Canadian athletes and providing high quality products at the best value to consumers and retailers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.parisglove.com.  

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Founded in 1905, USSA manages year-round nationwide development and elite programs, including the national teams, in six distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding, as well as two Paralympic sports - disabled alpine and disabled cross country. USSA is based in Park City, Utah.

For more information, visit www.usskiteam.com or www.ussnowboarding.com.