March 19, 2018

Telemark in the news!

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Thanks Murray for organizing with Global, and Coach Chris, Colton and Alex for showing how it is done!

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More Snow

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Second time we’ve had to shovel off the snow – it just keeps coming!  Thanks Murray for doing it this time around (and Shayne for the first time).  More snow in the forecast…

Snowy Technical Building


Cheering on Julia!

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Happy Parents!  Ken and Christine at the Olympics.

Biathlon Bears wishing all our Canadian Biathletes well. Nice poster!


Go Julia!

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The Telemark Biathlon Race Team is competing at the Whistler Olympic Park this weekend, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  The Team got together for a photo for Telemark’s Julia Ransom, currently competing in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Go Julia!!!

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!