July 22, 2018


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Biathlon Head Coach

Dr. Chris Halldorson, ND (NCCP#1074324)

Coach Chris Halldorson has been the Telemark Biathlon Head Coach since 2015. Chris began skiing when he was 2 years old and entered his first biathlon race at age 14. Chris has extensive coaching experience in both Biathlon and Cross Country Skiing, having previous coached with Biathlon Ontario, Biathlon Alberta and was formerly the head coach for Chelsea Nordique. Chris is a passionate nordic skier and will still jump into a race when he can.

Chris is certified at the Competition Development “Learn to Compete” level in biathlon and trained to the Competition Introduction “Train to Train” level in Cross Country Skiing. Currently, Chris is also a Regional Biathlon Coach for Biathlon British Columbia.

Outside of the nordic world, Coach Chris is a Naturopathic Doctor and operates a general family naturopathic practice in Kelowna.

Chris will be leaving Telemark Biathlon at the end of April to take on a new role as coach with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre.

Biathlon Volunteer Coaches

Michelle Banser: Biathlon Gold, IC2

Michelle coaches our Advanced and Development biathletes. Michelle is also the Chairperson of the Telemark Biathlon Parent Committee.

Murray Carlson: Biathlon Gold

Murray coaches our Bears.  Murray is one of our Masters biathletes.

Lorraine Friesen: CC, IC2

Lorraine coaches our Bears, Development and Advanced biathlon programs  Lorraine is also the Treasurer of the Telemark Biathlon Parent Committee.

Shayne Friesen: Biathlon Gold

Shayne coaches our Bears.

Andrew Hay: L2T, IC2

Andrew assists with coaching our Development and Advanced biathlon programs.

Cathy MacKenzie: IC1

Cathy coaches our Adult and Cadet biathletes.

Carson MacKenzie: IC2

Carson assists with coaching our Adult biathletes.

Richard MacKenzie: IC2

Richard coaches our Adult and Cadet biathletes.

Marianne Morgan: IC1

Marianne assists with the biathlon programs and regional races.

Evan Smailes: IC1

Evan assists with the biathlon programs and regional races.