Track Attack Biathlon Bears (TA Bears)
Track Attack Bears continues where Jackrabbits left off. Certified coaches will lead Track Attackers in developing their endurance, fitness, and fundamental ski and shooting basics in a fun environment of games and activities. Both skate & classic ski techniques will be taught during the autumn dryland sessions and on snow in the winter months. In other words – Fitness! Fun! Teamwork!
Athletes will improve cross country ski technique, shooting technique, explore and enjoy many fun off trail ski activities, learn how to wax skis, and learn about safety.
The TA Bears program is for those who have completed the Jackrabbits Bears program or can demonstrate equivalent ability in skiing.
Suggested Age: 10-12 years
Dryland locations will vary: Hawrelak Park, Goldbar Park, Gallagher Park
On-snow sessions take place on Edmonton Nordic Ski Club groomed trails at Gold Bar, Capilano and Goldstick Park. We can now enjoy a longer skiing season with Edmonton Nordic Ski Club snow-making capabilities at Gold Bar Park!
Shooting sessions will take place at the Biathlon Range at Strathcona Science Park
*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather
First Saturday after Labour Day – March (weather permitting)
TA Monday OR Wednesday, 6:30-8pm (shooting days)
TA Tuesday, 6:30-8pm (skiing day)
TA Saturday, 10am-12pm (skiing day)
Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.
$570 – 2 days/week
$790 – 3 days/week, Mon or Wed, Tuesday, and Saturday (TA Bears)
Coaching by certified and experienced coaches, Nordiq Canada enrollment kit, Lake Louise Camp, race support, use of air rifle and ammunition and an ENSC clothing item
ENSC membership, NC/NA membership, BA membership and all personal expenses at camps/races
Boots: combi or combination (skate and classic) boots are acceptable
Skis: 1 pair of classic skis, 1 pair of skate skis, Combi skis are not suitable
Poles: 1 pair of classic length poles, 1 pair of skate length poles, ski striding poles for dryland training (7-10 cm shorter than your classic poles)
“Rock” skis are not mandatory but can be useful for early and late season training