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Tough Sledding …

Nine months of winter and:


Derek Zapowski takes a break from summer dry land training to brush up on his shooting skills for Roller Board Biathlon. ENSC Range, May 27, 2015.

With National Team Coach Bjorn Taylor

Sunday May 24 AWCA/CRTG Coaching Seminar

Alberta World Cup Academy/Capital Region Training Group

Coaching Seminar

Sunday May 24, 2015 Edmonton AB


AWAC/CRTG will be providing a hands-on coaching seminar for dry land/roller ski training at the Learn- to-Train (L2C) and Train- to-Train (T2T) level for mini-midget, midget and juvenile level programs. Ian Murray, Pavlina Sudrich and Glen Cowpers will be leading the seminar with other guest coaches from the Capital Region.  Cost $75.

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Part A:

Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Location: Rundle Park, far parking lot

What: Roller ski technique from basic to more advanced athletes, various skill levels will be accomodated. Please bring roller skies if you have them plus helmet, ski poles, sharp tips and skate boots. Roller skies will be provided if you don’t have any.


Lunch: 11:00 to 1:00 PM

Where: TBA

What:  Training program design, age appropriate training plans, baseline testing, instructional feedback technologies


Part B:

Time: 1:00 to 3:30 PM

Location: Edmonton Ski Hill

What: Dry land training, strength, agility, hill bounding


Please contact Glen Cowper if you are interested in attending



The Target Line Support System!

It is very appropriate that we should be victorious on this long weekend. The final posts were installed at approx. 13:00 on Victoria Day – the Range Crew ticks off yet another capital project from the Biathlon Five Year Plan (and this one only took 15 months!).

Many thanks to the target line construction crew:

  • Roger Marchand,
  • Joe Mann
  • Alex Brown
  • Wynn Payne
  • Richard Camicioli
  • Rick Bobier

And to the merry band of others who contributed by moving lane numbers, lane signs, painting and all the other essential jobs that make the target line look so normal, i.e. IBU Standard.

Thank You SISU!

This was another Biathlon capital project funded in major part by SISU, via the shared Casino Funds. Thank you for volunteering!


Biathlon: Mon. May 18

Holiday Practice: All welcome.

Start time: 10:00

Let me know via email if you are coming.

Order for Salomon Team Jackets + Pants

Message from Jay Smith:

On behalf of ENSC, I will be placing an order of Salomon team jackets and pants in the next couple of weeks. The jackets will be similar to the Salomon jackets and pants ordered a couple of years ago.

This strange timing is due to the fact that Salomon stock tends to run out by the time that we are placing our orders in the fall. Consequently, if you want Salomon team gear, this is likely the only chance you will have to order it.

(On the bright side, it will be ready for our first chilly day of dryland training!)

I am also ordering men’s and women’s sizing, so if you care about this sort of thing (i.e. if you’re a smaller female), seize the moment.

The style is the Momentum jacket and the Equipe pant — you can check them out on out Salomon’s site, although the colours shown there are from last year.  Here are this years colours for jackets which we will order.    373795  (Mens)        373961[1] (Womans)

Jackets will be $131.25 ($125 + GST)

Pants will be $94.50 ($90 + GST)

This is a 40% discount from their retail prices, plus printing.

Track and Trail does not have samples of clothes to try on.

I will be collecting money — either cheques written to me, Jay Smith, or email money transfer to my email address, I will not be placing the order until I have collected all payment.

If you have any questions, please email me.


ENSC skiers Go Vertical…

The ENSC, Track Attacks and Youth Development skiers had their wrap up party at the U of A climbing wall. It was well attended and the kids had a great time. I want to send out special thanks to our coaches who came out and especially Ellen, who spent her whole time belaying climbers along with 3 members of the U of A staff.

It was a great wrap up to a great season. Have a wonderful summer and see you in the fall.


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