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Biathlon Bears

General Information

The Biathlon Bears program is a three-tier skill development program, designed for children between the ages of 8 and 14.  The program introduces skills and techniques of Biathlon while promoting fun and participation through hands-on learning, interactive games, and club competition events.  It is similar to the Jackrabbits and Track Attack programs developed by Cross Country Canada. Designed for weekly sessions, it accommodates both the beginner and the most experienced young athletes by allowing them to progress through the program from the level that they are currently at.

Upon completion the Biathlon Bears Program, their age and the level of interest in the sport, the athlete will be encourage to continue he/her growth in program by enrolling in either the Biathlon “Senior” Bears program, or one of the competitive programs for their age group.

Download the program pamphlet.

Schedule

The Biathlon Bears Program runs Sunday Mornings 11:00am – 12:30pm from  15 Oct 2017 –  31 March 2018 and encompasses:

  • 14 Skate Skiing session.
  • 15 Shooting/Biathlon sessions

 

Program Fee

Program Fees covers

  • Use of Daisy Air Rifles at no charge
  • Consumables, (pellets, paper, etc)
  • Coaching Fees in program
  • Certificates, Pin and badges

Competitions

Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the following events:

  • Bruno’s Cup, Date TBD
  • Jack Rabbit Games, Date TBD
  • BiON Air Rifle Competition, Duntroon, ON – 10-11 Mar 2018.

Membership Requirements

  • Biathlon Bears athletes must be registered with Biathlon Canada and Biathlon Ontario as detailed on our registration page.
  • Trail pass at Kamview Nordic Trails to be purchased separately.

Equipment Needed

  • Skate Skis, poles and boots
  • Proper winter attire for being active outdoor
  • Daypack with extra mitts, gloves,  toques, socks, etc..
  • Water bottle/Thermos