August 19, 2019

2019/20 Programs

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All prices quoted below are 2019/20 prices. Note that program capacities are limited based on availability of coaches and rifles.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE TELEMARK BIATHLON PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

Biathlon Bears-Jackrabbit (8-11 yrs) – $280

Program fee includes 22 Jackrabbit ski sessions Tuesdays and Saturdays from Dec to March as well as up to 30 marksmanship sessions throughout the year. Cost of rifle rental (Type A) and ammunition is included. There is an additional fee of $22 for Biathlon Canada membership and insurance. The marksmanship portion of this program is coached by qualified volunteer coaches led by Murray Carlson with oversight by Biathlon Head Coach Chris Halldorson. The Jackrabbit ski portion is coached by volunteer parent coaches.

All participants must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership.

Biathlon Bears -Track Attack (9-11 yrs) – $400

Program fee includes selected Track Attack ski program sessions September to March as well as well as up to 30 integrated marksmanship sessions through the year. Cost of rifle rental (Type A) and ammunition is included. There is an additional fee of $22 for Biathlon Canada membership and insurance. The marksmanship portion of this program is coached by qualified volunteer coaches led by Murray Carlson with oversight by Biathlon head coach Chris Halldorson. The Track Attack ski portion is led by the Development Coach Alex McDonald and relies on volunteer coaches to help deliver the program.

All participants must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership.

Biathlon Development – Train to Train (12-15 yrs) – $600

The program fee includes selected T2T ski program sessions from Sept to April as well as marksmanship sessions throughout the year. There is an additional fee of $22-$100 for Biathlon Canada membership and insurance (depending on category).  Participants 14 and older must have a valid firearm Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and supply their own biathlon rifle and ammunition. Rifle rentals are available on a limited basis. The marksmanship portion of this program is led by qualified volunteer coaches under the direction of Biathlon Head Coach Chris Halldorson.  The T2T ski portion is coached by qualified volunteer coaches with the support of Development Coach Alex McDonald and oversight by Head Coach Adam Elliot.

All participants must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership.

Biathlon Advanced – Learn to Compete (15-18) – $730

The program fee includes selected L2C ski program sessions throughout the year as well as marksmanship sessions throughout the year. There is an additional fee of $100 for Biathlon Canada membership and insurance. Participants must have a valid firearm Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and supply their own biathlon rifle and ammunition. Rifle rentals are available on a limited basis. The marksmanship portion of this program is led by head Biathlon Head Coach Chris Halldorson. The L2C ski program portion is coached by qualified volunteer coaches with oversight by Head Coach Adam Elliot.

All participants must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership.

Biathlon recreation 16+ – $380

This program includes year-round training and marksmanship support and is led by volunteer coaches with oversight by Biathlon Head Coach Chris Halldorson. There is an additional fee of $22-$100 for Biathlon Canada membership and insurance (depending on category). Participants must have a valid firearm Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and supply their own biathlon rifle and ammunition. Rifle rentals are available on a limited basis.

All participants must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership.

Cadet Biathlon Program (not currently offered)

Cadets is a national program for youth ages 12-18. This program is open to any athlete who is part of an active cadet squadron/corps which currently has, or wants to start, a biathlon team. It is run as a civilian program using civilian Telemark Biathlon coaches and is designed to prepare cadets to compete in the zone, provincial and national cadet biathlon race series. This is a civilian program designed to teach the skills necessary to compete in the cadet biathlon race series. The club will work alongside the squadrons/corps to integrate cadet rifles into the program once they have been issued to the units, however it will be up to the units/corps to register the cadets in the zone race.  A cadet does not need to race in order to participate in this program. Participating youth must be a member of a Cadet Unit (air/army/sea).    This program normally begins in October and ends with the zone race at the end of December.  If interested, contact Telemark Biathlon Program Coordinator directly.

Para Biathlon Program (not currently offered)

This program encourages and welcomes athletes with a variety of disabilities. By using laser rifles or air rifles, athletes are able to participate in biathlon at both a recreational or competitive level. We have athletes able to act as guide skiers for sight impaired, as well as coaches and parents able and willing to work with athletes with other disabilities. Contact Telemark Biathlon Program Coordinator if interested.

Recreational Teen Nordic Program (not currently offered)

This  program is for teenagers who have had limited ski experience and want to sample a variety of nordic sports. The program is led by  peer athletes. The focus will be on Classic, Skate, biathlon and snowshoe techniques with an emphasis on learning skills to enjoy the winter outdoors.   Contact Telemark Biathlon Program Coordinator if interested. Recreational Teen Nordic athletes must also purchase a Telemark Nordic Club membership, and a Biathlon BC  recreational membership through Biathlon Canada.

Rifle Rental/Maintenance Fees

see Rifle Safety Policy

Type A

  • Note: Bears program fee includes Type A rifle rental
  • First Year of Rental: $156
  • Second Year of Rental: $208
  • Third Year of Rental: $260

Type B

  • First Year of Rental: $208
  • Second Year of Rental: $260
  • Third Year of Rental: $312

All prices quoted above are 2019/20 prices. Note that program capacities are limited based on availability of coaches and rifles.