June 22, 2018

Beautiful biathlon video – worth watching

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Zone 2 BC Winter Games Qualifier and Regional Race

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Our friends at Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club are hosting this year’s BCWG qualifier as well as a fun regional race.  Click here for race invitation and details.  “Zone 2” is the Thompson Okanagan region of BC.

If you are 13 or 14 as of December 31, 2017, you are the right age to compete in biathlon at the upcoming BCWG in Kamloops (February, 2018).  It’s going to be a different event for biathlon at the BCWG this season, as they do not have a normal biathlon facility… so you will get to run instead of ski, and shoot laser rifles instead of 22 rifles.  The BCWG are a fantastic opportunity for athletes to experience a multisport event – kind of like going to the Olympics, with impressive Opening and Closing Ceremonies, all sorts of athletes from all over BC attending and competing in winter sports, and of course the amazing medals.  If you are interested, please talk to your coach this weekend (Bears or Development athletes, this means you!).

The event at Sovereign will be really good – an individual race on Saturday, then an amazingly fun relay race on Sunday!  This event is intended for Bears through Masters, so check it out!

If you are able to volunteer to help at the race (either day or both) please get in touch with Laurie as soon as possible.

High Performance Skis for Sale

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Two pairs of skate skis for sale. For purchase inquiries or for more pictures please contact Evan Smailes at 250-808-3298.

 

1. Madshus Redline Carbon Skate Plus Skis 185cm
fresh ground bases, excellent condition. Ski built for warmer temperature race conditions.
NNN Rottefella xcelorator 2.0 bindings included.
Weight range roughly 125-135lb
Asking Price: $400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Madshus Redline Carbon Skate Skis 185cm

Base condition excellent, new grind on bases, race ready.

White Bases for Warmer Snow Temp.
Does Not include bindings.

Weight range roughly 125lb-135lb.
Asking Price: $300.00

Telemark Weekend Camp – training in the Okanagan sun!

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Thanks to Coach Chris, Lorraine, Michelle and Bryana for a superb camp.  From range work to roller skiing to fitness testing at the Apple Bowl, everyone was out training hard and learning new skills.  The camp wound up on Sunday with a time trial event.   It was great to have  Biathlon BC Talent Squad joining in with Telemark athletes and coaches!

Telemark Biathletes Learn to Run More Efficiently

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Learning to run more efficiently.

Telemark Biathletes kicked off the summer with a running session at the Apple Bowl with Sean MacMillan. Sean is a former varsity track athlete, running coach with the Kelowna Running Club and a certified pedorthist with Orthoquest. Thanks for your help Sean!

Snow season just about done…

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Well, the snow is slowly going away, but you can still get in some spring skiing at Telemark, Kelowna Nordic, Sovereign or wherever you can find some snow.

Coach Chris found a good note about how to wax your skis for summer storage once you are done…

Click here for summer ski wax instructions from Toko

Important Messages – Team Discount Sales and Annual Ski Swap

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Team Discount Sales exclusive for our athletes

  • Telemark coaches will be on hand to help size those of you who are in need of new ski equipment courtesy of our valued sponsors Fresh Air Experience and Kelowna Cycle.
  • Tuesday October 25th from 5-7:30 pm at Kelowna Cycle (2949 Pandosy St.)
  • Wednesday October 26th from 6-7:30 pm at Fresh Air Experience (2070 Harvey Ave)

Ski Swap on Sunday Oct 30th at the Telemark Lodge

  • This is a great opportunity to exchange equipment and clothing and/or purchase used equipment for an affordable price.
  • Event starts at 10 am (label equipment for sale) and runs until approximately 1 pm

Win BIG with early Membership Pass

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Sign up for your annual Telemark Club Pass before October 8th and your name goes into a draw for some sweet draw prizes. Click here for more information http://telemarknordic.com/.  Tell your friends!

The Zone 4 system will also let you sign up for your biathlon program as well – best to get that done too!

Biathlon BC Summer Biathlon Championships

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Two of our senior athletes were competing against the best in BC this weekend in Whistler, with great results.  Colton competed in the Senior Boys category, placing 2nd in the Sprint and 3rd in the Individual.  Natalie competed in the Senior Girls category, placing 3rd in the Sprint and 4th in the Individual.  Natalie was in the hunt for a podium finish in the Individual, but a crash on her roller skis on a wet track took her out of contention – but she refused to give up and pushed hard to the finish.

Well done and congratulations to both Colton and Natalie!

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Biathlon Canada August Precision Shooting Results

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The results for August are now posted – 4 on the podium again!  Well done everyone!

Junior Girls: Makenna 1st

Junior Boys: Rory 1st, Timur 9th

Senior Boys: Colton 6th, Oliver 10th

Open Women: Michelle 2nd

Open Men: Chris 3rd, Murray 11th, John 12th