Registration for Biathlon Add-On programs is expected to open in September. Please add your name to the Biathlon Program waitlist when completing your cross country program registration and you will be contacted soon.
Biathlon Eco-aims for Jackrabbits
Registration for 2023-2024 Jackrabbits opens on November 1 at 9am.
For kids registered in Jackrabbit 4 on Saturday afternoons. Practices will be at Gold Bar Park prior to Jackrabbits from 12:15-1:15pm at Gold Bar Park, coinciding with the Jackrabbits program which runs for 12 weeks, December to mid-March. The program aims to develop the enjoyment of Biathlon, focusing on the basic skills of rifle safety, marksmanship, team building and having fun.
Biathlon Eco-aims (formerly air rifles) for U10 & U12
Our air rifle program will now be using Eco-aims for all practices. Practices will be on Saturday from 12:15-1:15pm at Gold Bar Park starting on Sat, November 4 to mid March (weather permitting). Athletes are required to be registered in a cross-country program, either U12(TA) or U10(JR+) and can add on biathlon during registration. The program aims to develop the enjoyment of Biathlon, focusing on the basic skills of rifle safety, marksmanship, team building and having fun.
Biathlon Rifles (U14 – Masters)
At this time, ENSC does not have a biathlon coach in place to offer a fall program, so we are asking for your interest only. In the meantime, we encourage all athletes to register in a cross-country program to continue developing ski technique and fitness. In the event we are able to secure coaching, we will reopen biathlon registration, with the tentative plan to offer training on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm.
Please use the Register page to access registration with Zone 4.
Biathlon originated in Norway in the 1700s, as an alternative training for their military. The combination of cross-country skiing and small bore marksmanship was well-suited to training the Norwegian ski regiments. This challenging sport has evolved over the centuries to become the exciting and dramatic Olympic competition it is today.
****PAL: A PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) is required for the storage and use of a biathlon rifle. Please ensure a minimum of one adult family member has a PAL by the time programs begin. Minor athletes should endeavor to get a minor’s PAL by the time they are 15 yrs old. For information on obtaining a PAL contact aheia.com or a gun range. Please note it may take up to 3 months to receive your PAL after completing the course and it has been mailed.****
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