September 21, 2021

Telemark Group Training Rules (in plain language!) Update Feb 8th!

Before you Arrive

  • Once per season Athletes and Parents must fill out and sign the CCBC online Participant Agreement acknowledging their acceptance of the risks (you can verify if you have already done this by clicking on the confirmation list) AND complete the Biathlon BC Participant agreement
  • Before Every Training Session All individuals have completed the online self-assessment tool
  • 19+ Age Programs are temporarily Suspended (As of Dec 3rd)

Arrival and Departure at Telemark

  • Masks are to be worn from the car to the Group Rally Point (cross country ski practice) and Vice-versa. Biathlon Practice Rally Points is at the range. A buff is not an acceptable mask substitute. Hand Sanitizer is also required to be carried by athletes
  • No equipment is shared (this includes gloves, armbands, scopes etc); skiers should carry their own water
  • The Telemark Programs have staggered start times to avoid large groups

Practice Rally Points

Each group will meet at a different rally point prior to the start of each practice 

  • L2C at the Timing Hut; Boo’s Trail
  • T2T at the Finish Sprint Hill; Krar Hill (aka the “sugar bump”)
  • Track Attack at the Sprint Course Sign; Elliot Hill
  • Biathlon Practices: Biathlon Range

Physical Distance

  • Program Participants need to maintain a minimum of 3 meters distance from each other unless masked (Updated December 3rd)
  • Physical Contact is to be avoided

Group Size

  • Maximum Youth Athletes in a Ski Program Group is 12
  • Maximum Adult Athletes in a Ski Program (outdoor sport) Group is 4. This number includes the coach. (Updated Feb 8th)
    • Adult Sport is considered 22 Years of age or older.
  • Some groups require additional support from parents to help encourage our rules. We should try to avoid more than 1 parent for every 4 skiers
  • Group list:
    • L2C Ski Group: Francis, Clair, Ian, Garrett, Nathan, Finn, Evan, Breagh, Alessia, Alex R, Oliver G, Timur.
    • L2C-1/T2T-2 Bridge Program Ski Group: Camille, Cathrine, Kaelin, Rowan MB (Option of Thursday with L2C for the intensity workout) 
    • T2T-2 Ski Group: Lauren, Caitlyn M, Aya, Chloe Sylvie, Mika, Tyler.
    • T2T-1 Ski Group:  Kai, Thomas, Rowan B, Jasmine, Sophie, Tayte, Anna, Seth, Ayla, Nathan M. Eric
    • L2C Biathlon group: Alex R., Oliver, Timur, Enzo, Camille, Catherine
    • T2T Biathlon group: Tayte, Anna, Sophie, Jasmine, Tyler, Mika

Shooting Practices

  • Mats scopes and ropes should be assigned to one athlete for the duration of practice
  • Every other lane must be left vacant to ensure physical distancing (Updated December 3rd)
  • Each athlete much have their own rifle rack (Updated December 3rd)
  • Mats and Scopes must be sanitized after each user
  • A maximum of 3 people, wearing masks, are allowed in the “Fort” at one time
  • A maximum of one person is allowed in the “Shed” and “Hut” at one time
  • All coaches and parent helpers are required to wear masks while on the range.


  • Carpooling is not permitted (Updated December 3rd)
  • Van use and Car shuttling are not permitted
  • Cross-Regional and Inter-Provincial Travel are not currently permitted


  • Coach ensures that athletes have been screened for Covid Symptoms
  • A Record of Participants is Maintained
  • Coach reminds athletes of the rules at the beginning of the session

If you get Sick

  • Athletes are required to inform their head coach if they get sick immediately
  • Positive Covid test results are required to be shared with the athlete’s head coach immediately

Telemark Nordic Club will host an NCCP Biathlon Community Silver Coaching workshop

Telemark is pleased to offer an NCCP Biathlon Community Coaching Silver course. The Silver coaching course provides practical, sport-specific, technical information required to help new coaches help run club practices for community (recreational) and development (e.g.: Biathlon Bears) programs.


Telemark Nordic Club, 4425 Glenrosa Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 1V9

Glenrosa Middle School, 2974 Glen Abbey Pl, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N1


Saturday Nov 7 – 8:30-18:30


This course is designed to help train new coaches in order to help run club-based biathlon programs. No experience previous experience racing, participating or coaching biathlon is required. Parents, supporters and athletes who will be coaching biathlon are strongly encouraged to enroll!


This course will split time been a classroom-based setting and “in the field” technical instruction. The classroom portion will be conducted in the Telemark Nordic Club main lodge. Shooting technique instruction will take place at the Telemark Biathlon Range, and ski technique instruction will take place at Glenrosa Middle School.


  1. All registrants must be members of Biathlon Canada.
    1. Registration can be completed here:
  2. All registrants must be 14 years or older
  3. Electronic course materials will be provided. A laptop or print-out should be brought to the course.
  4. Please bring a pen and paper
  5. The ski technique session will include roller skiing. No experience is required. A helmet is required. Please supply your own ski boots and poles, and if you have access, your own roller skis. There will be a limited number of roller skis (NNN bindings) on hand to borrow.
  6. The range session will include live firing at the biathlon range. No experience is required. If you have access to a biathlon rifle and ammunition, please bring them. There will be a limited number of rifles on hand to borrow.

Schedule (tentative):

Saturday November 7:

  1. Introduction and Overview (Telemark Main Lodge)
  2. Shooting Equipment, Safety and Rules (Telemark Main Lodge)
  3. Range Training (Telemark Biathlon Range)
  4. Ski Training (Glenrosa Middle School) 
  5. Skiing Equipment and Rules (Telemark Main Lodge)
  6. Course Wrap Up (Telemark Main Lodge)


Registration is online through the NCCP locker:

The fee for the course is $90.00. Cheques should be made payable to Chris Halldorson.

Point of Contact to sign up and for questions:  Chris Halldorson ( 250-300-8919

NCCP Coaching Workshop (CCI-L2T Dryland) Oct 2-4, 2020

NCCP Competition Coach Introduction (CCI-L2T) – Dryland Cross Country Skiing Workshop 

Oct 2-4, 2020 Telemark Nordic Club – Kelowna

The NCCP L2T (Dryland) Cross Country Skiing Workshop is the third step in the NCCP progression. Coaches are taught about developmental age, physical literacy, team building, athletic components (aerobic fitness, speed, etc.), nutrition, how to design their own sport program, adventure-based activities (year-round), roller-skiing and planning a practice. Full Course DescriptionPrerequisites: Successful completion of the Community Coaching Workshop and a minimum age of 16 years on the first day of the L2T (Dryland) workshop. 

Sign up on Zone4 here:

Prerequisites: Completion of NCCP Community Coach and minimum age of 16yrs on the day of the workshop.

Date & Time: Oct 2-4, 2020 18.25 hours (2.5 days)

Location: Kelowna (exact location TBD)

Cost: $100 for CCBC members – $200 for non-member

Equipment: Bring a pen and paper and a desire to learn

Course Facilitator: TBA

Registration Closes: Sept 27 midnight. Please click on ‘Continue’ below to proceed to register for the workshop. Link to Calendar of all NCCP Cross Country Skiing workshops offered in BC 

Way to go Work Crew!

THANK-YOU to all that helped out today. Things are looking really good around the range and we’re ready for snow!

A special thanks to Thomas and Alex for rebuilding the old warped mat tables, cleaning out the mat shed and generally cleaning up. The McIvor award goes to Jeff ,Rob and Steve for rebuilding/restoring the heavily dead-fall damaged and twisted storage shed. Karmen, Findlay and Tate for sweeping up the range and transporting signage. John for signage removal and clean-up. Murray/Rob/Colton for cleaning the fort. Andrew/Colton/Rory for sign mounting, clean-up and doing a dump run.  And so much more – it was a great day!


You can help!

2 ways to help support your Team Kelowna biathlon (Enzo and Timor) and cross country athletes (all from Telemark)…
Sat Oct 13th @11am-1pm:  Team Kelowna Grocery Bagging @ Kelowna Superstore (Team Kelowna athletes will participate in this fundraiser;  parents, siblings and coaches are welcome to assist as well in bagging groceries)
Do your grocery shopping that same day between 11 am and 1 pm and leave a nice tip on your way out!

Biathlon Committee Meeting

Yes, time to get together again to do some planning for the upcoming season!  We need all Telemark biathlon parents, coaches and adult biathletes to come out if you can.

DATE: Tuesday September 18

TIME: 19:00 hrs to 2130 hrs

LOCATION: S103B Kelowna Campus Okanagan College (Boardroom), 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna

AGENDA – Michelle or Alison will send out an agenda as soon as it is ready.

Door Donation

In this picture, Murray is accepting a donated steel door from Tim Shaw. Tim and Andrea have been enthusiastic supporters of Telemark and Telemark Biathlon.  They have helped at numerous Bears practices, races and work camps and both have become strong skiers.  The donated door will soon replace the old beat up door at the back of the Fort.

Thank you Tim and Andrea!

Thanks guys!

Thanks also to Steve Fenning and Fortis!  Steve secured a $300 donation from Fortis for this specific job to help defray some of the cost for materials needed to install the door.


Telemark Nordic Club will host NCCP Biathlon Community Coaching workshops

Where:  Telemark Nordic Club, 4425 Glenrosa Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 1V9

When: Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September 2018, 0900-1600 both days

Who:  You!  Come on, get your coaching groove on.  Parents of athletes, Development, Advanced and Masters athletes are all encouraged to make the move to complete some coach training.

Description: The Biathlon Community Coach Silver workshop on Saturday will give you the knowledge and tools to assist with coaching in Biathlon practices under the supervision of one of our biathlon coaches for athletes from ages 8-12. The additional training for Community Coach Gold workshop on Sunday will give you the knowledge and tools to run a Biathlon Bears program. Candidates wishing to complete Gold training must also complete the Silver training. A Biathlon Canada membership, basic skiing and shooting ability is required.

Cost: Silver (Saturday only) $70. Gold (Saturday and Sunday) $130. For Telemark members who intend to be a volunteer coach for Telemark Biathlon, the course cost will be covered by Telemark Nordic Club. If you have previously attained your Community Coach Silver level, you only need to come on Sunday to complete your Community Coach Gold level, for $50.

Point of Contact to sign up and for questionsMurray Carlson, 250-808-4511

Tree Planting News

Hi Everyone,

The last weekend in May and this past weekend, our Team participated in tree planting on cut lines near to our very own Telemark Nordic Club. Thanks to Steve Fenning, Iva and Thomas Rozek, Daniel Rozek, Erik Rozek and Alex Rozek for participating and for leading the way, getting some fresh air and for making a difference in our local ecosystem. I can confirm that the weather was quite nice and the views spectacular with the rain holding off and a nice breeze to keep the mozzies down.  More importantly, together we raised several hundred dollars for Telemark and Biathlon programs. As an added bonus we got to interact with the folks from the XC race team who were out in force.  The workers from Ntityix Resources LP (our local First Nations forester)  who were managing the tree planters were very patient and used several opportunities to educate participants – so thanks a ton to Ntiyix Resources for donating time and resources!

Please comment on this fundraising event. If you have any questions about the tree planting experience contact Murray  250-808-4511.

Tree Planting Details

Thank you for committing your time and energy to plant trees on Saturday!

Note: we could still use more planters on Saturday morning.

Place: Meet at the Yellow Gate (800 m up the road from the Telemark parking lot)

Saturday am

  • meet at 0800 hrs
  • you will be escorted to the planting site via Fern Creek
  • plant 0900-1200 hrs

Saturday pm

  • meet 1200 hrs
  • travel to planting site
  • plant 1300-1500 hrs


OK, rain gear is more than just “in case” – it will probably be raining so be prepared for a bit of wet weather!  And the sun screen is perhaps a bit optimistic this weekend…

Have fun –  you will be contributing to mother Earth and the production of the oxygen we breath when we race!

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