December 15, 2017

Biathlon Demo Day

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Come on out on Sunday, Oct 29 to the Telemark Biathlon Range for an opportunity to give biathlon a try.  Our coaches will teach you how to shoot a biathlon rifle like an Olympian!

Cost: $15 per person.  Includes Biathlon BC Day Membership, coaching instruction and two 5-shot magazines.  Extra magazines $5 each.

When: anytime between 12:30 and 14:30 Sunday afternoon.

Where: Telemark Biathlon Range

Strength with Sailors

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Thanks to Coach Bryana and the Central Okanagan Sailing Association for a great time today.  Our biathletes joined up with Bryana’s sailors and enjoyed a strength training session, followed by an hour of paddle boarding – including soccer on the water on paddle boards!

Coach Bryana

Can you spot the biathletes in the photo?

Public Race Results

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A fantastic day at Telemark, with many enthusiastic participants finding out just how fun and challenging this Olympic sport can be!

Murray notes:

It was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  Many thanks to all who participated in our Biathlon Demo Day and it was great to see everyone racing in a Sprint competition. We apologize in advance if there are minor spelling errors in the results below.  Your enthusiasm and smiles made the day!  Through your participation today, many of you have taken that first step towards becoming full-on Biathletes.

If you were fortunate enough to have had Coach Chris Halldorson, or athletes Colton Hay or Danica Ariano help you at the range during the Demo, you’ll be excited to know that they are headed to Canmore now to compete at the Canadian National Biathlon Championships as members of Team BC.  They will be joined by two other Telemark athletes: Jasper MacKenzie and Natalie Benoit.  Watch this space for upcoming news of their accomplishments.


Telemark Nordic Club wishes to thank our sponsor, Crown West Steel, for their participation and for helping to keep the Telemark Biathlon Range outfitted with the very finest materials.  Also, we want to thank the Okanagan Young Professionals who raced today in the spirit of friendly competition. We salute their engagement throughout communities in the Okanagan Valley.

Demo Day Race 1.0 Sprint Results March 2017

Demo Day 1.9 km Sprint Results March 2017

Demo Day Volunteer Signup

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Murray has created a nice signup sheet, so if you are able to come out and volunteer for the upcoming Demo Day (morning of March 5), please click here to sign up.  Development, Advanced and Adult biathletes are encouraged to help, along with parents, coaches, etc.

We want to make sure we have enough folks out to make this a really fun event for the participants!

Biathlon Demo Day

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We are putting on the very popular Demo Day and Public Fun Race once again!  No experience required, just get on your skis and we’ll teach you the rest.  Come out and experience this very exciting Olympic sport.

When: 5 March 2017

Where: Telemark Biathlon Range

0900-0945 Purchase trail passes and equipment rental if needed at Main Chalet

09:45-10:00 Purchase Biathlon Canada Day Membership and Demo Day Ticket: $15 at Biathlon Range Building

1000-1100 Biathlon Demo at the Range – 2 shooting bouts and coaching

1100-1130 Short Race: 2 shooting bouts, 3 times around ski circuit for total distance of 1.0 km

1130-1200 Long Race: 2 shooting bouts, 3 times around ski circuit for total distance of 1.9 km

1200  Wrap up

Contact: Murray Carlson 250-808-4511

Bears out of Hibernation

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A Sleuth of Bears getting ready for another fun practice.  Smart saluting there Pascal, Nick and Jonah!

Fun with Bears

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Our Biathlon Race Team athletes were out on Friday to have a fun practice with the Bears.  Looks like mustaches were the order of the day!  Thanks for Coach Murray for the hot chocolates and treats!

Ski with Julia Ransom

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Julia Ransom (World Cup Canadian biathlete, one of our own from Telemark Nordic Club – click here for current profile) and Haakon Lenes (former junior Canadian national cross country ski team member, represented Canada in a number of international events including World junior championships and several Europa Cups) are in town for Christmas!  They are inviting Telemark biathletes and x-c race team members out for a ski on Sunday December 26th.  Meet at the Fort at 10 am ready to go!

Julia matched her career-best World Cup pursuit result with a 19th place finish on Saturday in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.