Biathlon Programs

Our Youth Biathlon Programs run as fully integrated additions to the Track Attack and Junior Development programs.  When you enroll your child in a Biathlon Program, they are automatically enrolled in the age equivalent XC Ski Program.  As these are “Plus” programs, biathletes are expected to attend the required minimum number of sessions per week for their XC Ski Skills Development in addition to at least one Biathlon range session per week which will focus on shooting skills in combination with skate skiing.  Attending Biathlon range sessions only is NOT an option. A wide variety of games/drills and friendly competitions are used to create a dynamic team environment and instill a lifelong interest in this sport.

Our Goals

  • Provide a fun, action packed Biathlon experience
  • Skate ski faster and more efficiently
  • Safe and responsible handling of a biathlon rifle and ammunition
  • Develop the skills and focus to hit the targets consistently while fatigued from skiing
  • Focus on the task at hand, be it skiing, selecting a shooting lane, adopting the proper shooting position, setting up, shooting, or counting penalty loops while skiing.

Volunteers

Practices and competitions require many volunteers to help run on time and successfully.  As a parent of a biathlete you are required to volunteer at Biathlon practices and SLNC Biathlon competitions. Ed Buerfeind – RSO, Equipment inventory, orientation & intro shooting coach Kerry Van Sickle – Officials & Competition Lead Volunteer Coaches: Glen Stiven, Alex Lane, Phil Holmes-Peter, Laura Bot Avalon Richter- Lead coach for Bears

Coaches

Annik Levesque- Head Coach for training and competitions Our Head Coach is assisted by a team of volunteer coaches trained or certified under the new NCCP system and Biathlon Canada’s coaching program.

Administration

Lynn Algra- Administrator: recruitment, programming, facility/user groups, cadet liaison

JOINING OUR BIATHLON PROGRAM STEPS 

When you join our Biathlon Programs, you also are joining the age-appropriate ski program 

  1. Go to https://estore.sovereignlake.com/login
    • Click on 2021-22 Youth Biathlon Programs or  
    • Click on 2021-22 Adult Ski Programs for Masters 
    • Click arrow on Select Pass- choose appropriate program 
    • Unless you have your own Rifle or Ammo, Add on Ammo and Rifle Rental 

If you are already currently registered in a SLNC Cross Country (TA, JD, Academy, Masters) Program, this  fee will be refunded before or after your registration in the appropriate Biathlon Program. Please email [email protected] to get this process started. 

  1. Purchase Biathlon Canada/BC Individual Membership (Racing license & Insurance) 
  1. Shooting Arm Cuff & Ammo Box  
    • All participating athletes (except for Bears) will need to purchase own arm cuff (Club has limited cuffs for  temporary loan) 
    • All athletes (except for Bears) will need to have own ammo box to store and transport ammo 
  1. Stay Connected and Updated on Biathlon Information 

 

Training Schedule

Bears TA1 Bears TA 2 Bears TA 3 JD Fall/Winter JD Year Round Academy* Masters
Age U13 U13 U13 13+ 13+ U19 19+
Dates Sep – Mar Sep – Mar 12 Sep – Mar 12 Sep – Mar May – Mar 12 Sep 16 – Mar 12 Dec 4 – Mar 12
Ski Sessions Sat 10:00-11:30 Tue 18:00-19:30
Thu 18:00-19:30
Sat 10:00-11:30
Tue 18:00-19:30
Thu 18:00-19:30
Sat 10:00-11:30
Tue 18:00-19:30
Thu 18:00-19:30
Sat 9:30-11:30
Tue 18:00-19:30
Thu 18:00-19:30
Sat 9:30-11:30
Tue 18:00-19:30
Thu 18:00-19:30
Sat 9:30-11:30
Sat 9:00 – 12:00
Shooting Frequency 1x/week 1x/week 1x/week 2x/week 2x/week 2-3x/week 1x/week
Shooting Sessions Sat 13:00-15:00 Sat 13:00-15:00 Sat 13:00-15:00 Thu 16:15-17:45
Sat 13:00-15:00
Thu 16:15-17:45
Sat 13:00-15:00
Thu 16:15-17:45
Sat 13:00-15:00
Sat 9:00-11:00
Ammo/Rifle Included Included Included Not Included*  Not Included* Not Included* Not Included*
Pricing worksheet
XC Fee $185 $265 $390 $620 $920 $2,500 XC $100 | HP $500
Biathlon Fee $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150
Ammo $250 $250 $250 Not Included Not Included Not Included Not Included
Rifle Included Included Included Not included
($200 rental)
Not Included Not Included Not included
($200 rental)
Total Price $585 $665 $790 $770  $1,070 $2,650 XC $250 | HP $650

Above schedule is for on snow training. During Fall months, shooting practice is Wednesday nights 17:00-18:30

*Ammo Fee: $375 (3,500 rounds); Rifle Rental: $200 for the season

 

Register Now

Please note that all program registrations close on October 31, if you are requiring a late registration please contact [email protected]