Biathlon

General Information:

Biathlon Bears Programs

Summer Bears EcoAim
FOCUS: Introduction to Biathlon
Biathlon EcoAim program for ages 9 to 10, with a focus on biathlon skill development and fun. Four weekly sessions in August will be offered to introduce participants to laser rifle marksmanship and will include running, games, and other dry-land activities. 

Summer Bears .22
FOCUS: Biathlon Rifle and Racing Skill Development
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for ages 11 to 13, with a focus on biathlon racing skill development. Four weekly sessions in August will help athletes progress from EcoAims to shooting .22 calibre rifles and will include running, games, and other dryland activities with an eye toward competition. 

Polar Bears
Winter Only
FOCUS: Introduction to Biathlon
Biathlon EcoAim (laser rifle) program for ages 9 to 10, with a focus on biathlon skill development and fun. This program runs in the winter only and must be taken simultaneously with one of the following cross country ski programs: Jackrabbit, Intro to Track Attack, or Track Attack. The biathlon program is an add-on when registering for the ski program.

Grizzly Bears
Fall & Winter
FOCUS: Biathlon Rifle and Racing Skill Development
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for ages 10 to 11 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. Older skiers who are new to the sport and registered in Track Attack may also join the Grizzly Bears program. Athletes will be able to compete in 2 local races and 1 away race throughout the season. The biathlon program is an add-on when registering for the ski program.

 

Youth Racing – Biathlon – U14

Fall & Winter
FOCUS: Biathlon .22 rifle skill and race development.
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for 12 and 13 year olds with a focus on .22 rifle ski development, ski and racing techniques.  There is a mandatory joint participation with the Track Attack, Train to Train 1 or 2 cross country ski programs. The focus of the U14 program is the continued development of overall fitness and ski specific skills of children age 12-13, who have completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level. This stage is the window of optimal trainability for aerobic training. Developing sound technique is again a major component at this stage.

Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in biathlon races (2 local races and 1-2 away races), as well as have opportunities to race in Cross Country.

U14-1:
12 year olds: Program runs from September to March. There are 3 sessions per week on average (skiing and shooting).

U14-2:
13 year olds: Two sessions in the spring months, light program in the summer (1 session per week); full program in the fall (3 sessions per week on average, skiing and shooting).

 

Junior Racing – Biathlon – U16 & U18

Focus: Training and racing
A complete year-round training and racing biathlon program for athletes aged 14 and older who have completed the U14 program or reached a comparable level of skiing and training. The program provides biathletes the opportunity to develop their skiing and shooting skills with physical conditioning, shooting education and proper skiing techniques. This program provides skiers the opportunity to develop their physical conditioning, skiing technique, (biathlon shooting) in a training and racing environment.

 

Adult Biathlon Recreational Program

Intro to Biathlon (June)
FOCUS: Introduction to Biathlon
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for adults to try the sport, no prior experience with shooting or skiing required. Sessions will be focused on rifle safety, skill development, and fun. The program will include activities like running and games geared towards general fitness.

Intermediate Biathlon (August)
FOCUS: Biathlon Rifle Skill and Fitness Development
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for adults with some experience in the sport or who have completed the introduction program. Sessions will be focused on skill development, fitness, and dryland training options. 

Winter Biathlon (dates TBD)
FOCUS: Biathlon Rifle Skill and Ski Skill Development
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for adults with some experience in the sport or who have completed the introduction program. Sessions will be focused on rifle skills development, ski fitness and skills, and an introduction to competition.

Upcoming Events

  1. Board Meeting

    September 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Fall Camp

    September 29 - October 2
  3. Board Meeting

    October 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  4. Lake Louise Camp

    November 11 - November 13
  5. Board Meeting

    November 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  6. Western Canada Cup

    November 26 - November 27
  7. Calforex #1 Biathlon Race

    November 26 - November 27
  8. Nordiq Cup (COC)/US SuperTour Junior/Senior Categories

    December 2 - December 4
  9. Alberta Cup 1 & 2

    December 10 - December 11
  10. Calforex #2 Biathlon Race

    December 17 - December 18

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