Biathlon Bears Program

Polar Bears

Winter Only
FOCUS: Introduction to Biathlon
Biathlon eco-aim program for kids ages 9 and 10, (born in 2011 and 2012),  with a focus on biathlon skill development and fun. This program runs in the winter only and must be taken simultaneously with either the Jackrabbit, Intro to Track Attack, or Track Attack ski programs.

The biathletes will use Eco Aim rifles. These are laser rifles with great accuracy – www.ecoaims.com

We are offering two 4-week options for this program, as well as a 2-week ‘Try Biathlon’ option if you just want to try it out.
Dates for the ‘Try Biathlon’ program TBD.

COACHING: TBD
RESOURCE: Biathlon Canada’s Biathlon Bears Program
COACHING CONTACT: TBD

DATES: 
BLOCK 1: Wednesdays, Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
BLOCK 2: Wednesdays, Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9
TIMES: Wednesday evenings, two time slots between 4:45pm to 6:00pm
COST:
$90 – 4 sessions
LIMITED SPACE: Due to rifle numbers, space is limited to 12 athletes per block.
ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Add-on to Intro to Track Attack or Track Attack program: Mid-August
Add-on to Jackrabbit program: October



Grizzly Bears

Fall & Winter
FOCUS: Biathlon .22s and Racing Skill Development
Biathlon .22 rifle program for ages 10 to 11 (born 2010 or 2011) with a focus on biathlon racing skill development. This program runs through the fall and winter and must be taken simultaneously with the Track Attack ski program. Athletes will be able to compete in 2 local races and 1 away race throughout the season.

Purchasing a Biathlon Alberta (BA) Membership is mandatory before you register in a Biathlon program. BA provides insurance coverage when the participant is in the range area. The Grizzly Bears Program requires a Recreational Athlete Membership for both Biathlon Canada and Biathlon Alberta.
Get your Biathlon membership here before registering for the program. Helpful information on BA membership categories:

  • Choose “Civilian Biathlon Program”
  • Choose “Recreational Athlete” for a membership category

COACHING: Dave Dalman and other club coaches (biathlon). Cross Country Ski coaches dependant on Cross Country Program choice. Contact: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com
RESOURCE: Biathlon Canada’s Biathlon Bears Program


DATES:
Fall and Winter, starting September 29, 2021
Ending March 2, 2022.
TIMES:
Two Program Options:
Tuesdays OR Wednesdays, 4:45pm to 6:00pm
COST: $399 (this includes ammunition and rifle rental)
LIMITED SPACE: Due to rifle numbers, space is limited to 15 athletes per program.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Add-on to Track Attack program: Mid-August

 

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