How old do I need to be to join biathlon?
Most of the clubs in Alberta accept kids as young as 8 years old.
Does Alberta Biathlon Club offer training programs for kids and adults?
No, ABC has a different mandate than the other biathlon clubs in Alberta. We promote and develop the sport through demonstrations, camps, races and competitions. If you want to join biathlon training program you'll need to join one of the Nordic clubs in Alberta (see links)
Do I need to have my own rifle to participate in one of ABC races?
No, ABC will provide air rifles and ammunition. We also provide .22 cal rifles and ammo for novice athletes and those not associated with biathlon clubs.
Do I have to be a member of ABC to attend training camps?
I don't live in Calgary, is there a club I can join some place close to home?
Yes, there are currently 10 active Nordic Clubs with biathlon programs in Alberta. You can check the links section to see which club is the closest to you.
Are there any programs for adults?
Yes, there are recreational programs for adults (usually called Masters) in Calgary, Canmore and Edmonton.
Does ABC host private demonstrations and corporate events?
Yes, ABC is fully equipped to host a biathlon-themed corporate team building event or a private party. There's a minimum requiremnt for attendance though, 10 people or more to book. The cost depends on one's specific requirements, number of people and location.
I have never done biathlon before, can I still participate in the race?
Yes, you can. Almost every race series hosted by ABC is open to novice athletes. The only requirement we have is that you become a member of ABC in order for us to let you use our equipment.
Are parents allowed at summer camps and races?
Yes, most definitely. Parents, friends, family and supporters are always welcome to attend, watch and cheer at our training camp practices, races and competitions.
I am a performance-driven athlete and would like to take my training to the next level, do I join ABC for that?
No, we suggest you consider high-performance programs at Biathlon Nordic Clubs across Alberta (please check the links for your location)
Can ABC host an event outside of Calgary?
Yes, ABC Caravan travels all across Alberta all year round.
What is the best way to get in touch with ABC?
Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org via our contact us page