Youth Development Biathlon Rifles

Youth Development Biathlon (YD Biathlon): Train-to-Train 1 (T2T1)

The focus with YD is to continue developing overall fitness and ski specific skills in the autumn dryland and winter snow months. YD is a comprehensive ski program that aims to provide athletes will all aspects of cross-country skiing: classic, skate, touring, off-trail, racing, and ski playgrounds. Other activities are planned throughout the season to develop teamwork skills and a positive team spirit. YD provides the opportunity for skiers to develop ski-racing skills, both physical and cognitive. Skiers can participate in local races and loppets, Alberta Cup (AB Cup) races, the Alberta Youth Championships (AYC), and Calforex Cups races.



The YD Biathlon program is for those who have finished the TA (or equivalent) program, or can demonstrate equivalent ability in classic and skate skiing.

Suggested Age Range: 12+ years



First Saturday after Labour Day – March (weather permitting)

YD Mon or Wed, 6:30-8pm (Biathlon Range)

YD Tuesday, 6:30-8pm

YD Saturday, 10am-12pm

Please note: sessions are run at the same time as other ENSC training groups for the convenience of families.



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 be at the Biathlon Range at Strathcona Science Park

*Last minute changes to locations and training plans can occur due to weather



$785 – 3 days/week, Mon or Wed, Tuesday and Saturday (YD Biathlon)



Coaching by certified and experienced coaches, Nordiq Canada enrollment kit, Lake Louise Camp, race support and an ENSC clothing item



ENSC membership, NC/NA membership, BA membership, roller ski rental (if required), rifle rental (if required), ammunition, additional training camps 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, but 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)

Rifle, a limited number of rentals are available for up to 2 years through ENSC, Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance

“Rock” skis are not mandatory but can be useful for early and late season training

Rental of roller skis for dryland training is available through ENSC and is NOT included in registration fees