Canadian Firearm Safety Course - October 19, 2019

The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Alberta Hunter Education Instructor Association (AHEIA) to offer the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) to all athletes and/or parents/guardians of athletes enrolled in a Biathlon program in Alberta.   All athletes 12 years of age or older require the CFSC to obtain their Minor Firearms License or Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) in order to participate in the sport of Biathlon.

Who can attend:  Any athlete who is 12 years or older on the date of the course, Cadet, parent, grandparent, and/or guardian involved in supporting an athlete in Biathlon or planning to join a Biathlon Club (includes Cadets) for this season.   Cost:  $75 plus must be a current member of ABC (membership is $5 per year).   Where:  Calgary Conservation Education Centre for Excellence, A.H.E.I.A., 911 Sylvester Crescent, SW, Calgary, AB T2W 0R8.   When:  Saturday October 19, 8:30 AM to approximately 5:30 PM.  Course instruction must be at least 8 hours by law, group size determines time required for testing on final day.  How to register:  online at https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=21864 Space is limited to 20 seats, so please register early.  See our website for further details www.albertabiathlon.com or email info@albertabiathlon.com

Further information on the CFSC can be found here:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/safe_sur/cour-eng.htm#a1

Summer Camp Date Change

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE

The Level 1 Biathlon Summer camp ABC will run concurrent with the Level 2 camp. The ABC Biathlon camp will Start Thursday July 18 at 12:00 noon and Finish on Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 PM

Pickup and Drop off are at Hoyne Hall on U of A Augustna Camrose campus.

Since the camp length is reduced to 3 nights and 4 days, all Level 1 registrants will receive a refund of $150.00 There is no change in the start or end time for Level 2 registrants. If any Level 1 participants cannot attend on the revised dates, please notify ABC and a full refund will be issued.

Please direct any questions about the summer camp to Lowell Niven at lowellniven@hotmail.com


ABC AGM June 26, 2019

Alberta Biathlon Club is having its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at the Bob Niven Boardroom - Winsport, 140 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5 between 6-9pm. ABC is a volunteer run organization. Please help us help the Biathlon youth community by volunteering for board positions. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank You!

2019 Summer Biathlon Camps

Alberta’s best Biathlon Camps are back!

The Alberta Biathlon Club's annual Biathlon Training Camps are open to male and female athletes between the ages of 11-14 (Level 1) and ages 14 to ­20 (Level 2). Train with some of Canada’s best coaches and Senior athletes at the Camrose Biathlon Range with accommodation and meals provided at the University of Augustana.

More information can be found on the Summer camps page

registration links

Level 1 https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=21119

Level 2 https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=21031

 

Kinder Cup#3 - Final race of season

The Alberta Biathlon Club in cooperation with Foothills Nordic Ski Club and the Canmore Nordic Ski Club present Kindercup #3. This is the final race of the 2018/19 season

Sunday March 17, 2019

Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

Times: 12:30 pm Zero; 1:30 pm Races Start

Sprint Race - 30 second starts

Entry Deadline: March 15, 2019 - 23:55

Ecoaim, Air Rifle and .22 categories

Parent Volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

Register here: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=20683



Canadian Firearm Safety Course April 2019

The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Alberta Hunter Education Instructor Association (AHEIA) to offer the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) to all athletes and/or parents/guardians of athletes enrolled in a Biathlon program in Alberta. All athletes 12 years of age or older require the CFSC to obtain their Minor Firearms License or Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) in order to participate in the sport of Biathlon.

Who can attend: Any athlete who will is 12 yrs or older on the date of the course, Cadet, parent, grandparent, and/or guardian involved in supporting an athlete in Biathlon or planning to join a Biathlon Club (includes Cadets) by September 2019.

Cost: $75 plus must be a current member of ABC (membership is $5 per year).

Where: Calgary Conservation Education Centre for Excellence, A.H.E.I.A., 911 Sylvester Crescent, SW, Calgary, AB T2W 0R8.

When: Saturday April 13, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM & Sunday April 14, 2019, 9:30 AM to completion, instruction must be at least 8 hours by law, group size determines time required for testing on final day.

How to register: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=20672

Space is limited to 20 seats, so please register early.

FAQs on CFSC can be found here http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/safe_sur/cour-eng.htm#a1

Kinder Cup #2 - 2019

The Alberta Biathlon Club in cooperation with Foothills Nordic Ski Club and the Canmore Nordic Ski Club invite you to participate in Alberta Biathlon Club’s Kinder Cup #2. Parent Volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

Times: 5:45 pm Zero; 6:45 pm Races Start

Sprint Race - 30 second starts

Entry Deadline: January 13, 2019 - 23:55

Registration is only $5 due to generous sponsorship from the TD Bank play fund.

Register here: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=20070

2019 Gernot Kostera Awards

Award Amounts

$1,000.00 to one boy and one girl

Free biathlon summer camp registration to one boy and one girl

Key Dates for 2019 Kostera Awards

Dec 1, 2018 - Applications open

Feb 10, 2019 - Deadline for Applications

Mar 2, 2019 - Awards ceremony at Calforex Cup #5

Application Process

Applications or third party nominations will be in the form of a one page letter listing key biathlon milestones, sport and academic goals, other accomplishments and interest. Include
a statement on why the award would be important to you. Applicants must be residents of
Alberta and no older than fourteen on March 10, 2019. Nominations will be e-mailed with the subject line "ABC Kostera Award" to ABC Sport Development Manager at: info@albertabiathlon.com no later than midnight February 12, 2018.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE

October 13 & 14, 2018

ABC is pleased to announce that it will again be offering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course
The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is pleased to announce that it will again be offering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) to all athletes and/or parents/guardians of athletes enrolled in a Biathlon program in Alberta. All athletes 12 years of age or older require the CFSC to obtain their Minor Firearms License or if over 18 years of age a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) in order to participate in the sport of Biathlon.

Who can attend: Any athlete who is 12 yrs or older on the date of the course, parent, grandparent, and/or guardian involved in supporting an athlete in Biathlon or planning to join a Biathlon Club (includes Cadets) by September 2018. Cost: $75 plus must be a current member of ABC (membership is $5 per year). Where: Air Cadet School located at 607 - 7th Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2H5. When: Saturday October 13, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM & Sunday October 14, 9:30 AM to completion, instruction must be at least 8 hours by law, group size determines time required for testing on final day. How to register: online at https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18886 Space is limited to 26 seats, so please register early. If registration is full please send an email to info@albertabiathlon.com and asked to be put on the waitlist. See our website for further details www.albertabiathlon.com

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Please Complete Our Survey!

The Alberta Biathlon Club has a mandate to promote, develop and increase participation in the sport of Biathlon in Alberta. As such, we'd like to learn more about how current biathletes came to biathlon in order that we can focus our efforts to continue to grow the sport. We are sending this to Alberta clubs in the hopes that you can forward this to all of your biathletes. 

Please let us know what you think below. Thanks for participating!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTWL99K 

Best regards,

Justin Siemens

Secretary, Alberta Biathlon Club

EcoAims Rifle Project

They’ve arrived!
The Alberta Biathlon Club is pleased to announce that the EcoAims
Camera Rifles have arrived, thanks to the generosity of the Parks
Foundation Calgary. Without their assistance this initiative would
not have been possible. Contact us today to request a
demonstration or assistance with your Club programming.

Gernot Kostera award winners

2017-17 Gernot Kostera award winners!

Firearms Safety Course-April 22-23 2017

The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Alberta Hunter Education Instructor Association (AHEIA) to offer the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) to all athletes and/or parents/guardians of athletes enrolled in a Biathlon program in Alberta.   All athletes 12 years of age or older are encouraged to acquire a Minor Firearms License or Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) to participate in the sport of Biathlon.

Who can attend:  Attendees must be 12 yrs of age on the first day of the class (April 22, 2017) Parents, guardians and family members  involved in Biathlon in Alberta are welcome to attend. 

Course Times:  TBD

Cost:  $50 (You must be a registered member of an Alberta biathlon club (FNSC, CBR, etc.) or join the Alberta Biathlon Club.) Register HERE

Location:  Calgary Conservation Education Centre for Excellence, A.H.E.I.A., 911 Sylvester Crescent, SW, Calgary, AB T2W 0R8

2017 ABC Biathlon Training Camp- Canmore

The Alberta Biathlon Club's annual Biathlon Training Camp, will take place in Canmore from August 7 to August 12.  The camp is open to male and female athletes,  ages 14 to 16 who are proficient at roller skiing and are presently competing at the Senior Boys/Girls level, moving into Senior Boys/Girls next season and Youth. The camp will build on the traditions of Alberta’s oldest biathlon camp to include training with some of Canada’s best coaches at a world class facility.  

Dates: 12:00 August 7 - 13:00 August 12, (Monday to Saturday)

Location: Canmore, Alberta.  Accommodations at the Alpine Club of Canada Clubhouse

In the Program:   Skills evaluation, rifle fitting, prone and standing work, precision shooting, dry firing ideas, roller skiing, running, workshops and mental training.

Recreational Activities: Swimming, Hiking, Climbing, campfires.

Ages:  Participants must be 14 as of August 1, 2017 and no older than 16 on August 1, 2017.  Biathletes who do not fit between these ages are encouraged to consider the Camrose Summer Biathlon Camp.  Info can be found at:  https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/athletics/youth-programs/biathlon

Equipment: .22 cal rifle, ammo (800 rounds), running shoes, roller skis, boots and poles, CSA approved helmet, water bottle, medication as required, sunglasses and whatever else you need to enjoy yourself during 6 days and 5 nights of training.

Cost: $595 per participant plus Zone4 online registration fee. Fees can be paid by cheque, registration is not complete until a cheque is received. www.zone4.ca

Registration: Limited to 25 athletes.  Registration opens March 1, 2017 to Alberta based athletes only.  Registration opens March 14 to all eligible athletes.  Out of province or country are welcome to attend.  If the camp is sold out, priority will be given to Alberta based athletes on the waitlist.

Participants must be a member of their provincial biathlon association.  ABC membership and range passes, if needed, are included.

Registration:  www.zone4.ca

For More Information contact:  info@albertabiathlon.com

NOTE: The Biathlon Canada/Alberta memberships expire on March 31, 2017 and renewal may not be active on zone4 prior to registration.  Membership/Renewal is not required prior to registration but is mandatory before the start of the camp due to insurance.