Adult Rifles

 

Biathlon Rifles Adult:

Sport:

For athletes over 18, who want to train and compete on a recreational level. Participants do not need prior biathlon experience but must have both a valid firearms license (PAL – Possession and Acquisition License) and basic Nordic skate ski skills. Athletes who do not already skate ski MUST take a skate skiing course prior to registering in Biathlon (See ENSC Cross Country for details and options). Due to limited space and rental rifles, registration in Sport Biathlon is only on approval of the Biathlon Coordinator and Head Biathlon Coach. You must contact the Biathlon Coordinator before signing up for this program.

Masters:

For athletes over 35, who want to train and compete on a recreational level. Participants do not need prior biathlon experience but must have both a valid firearms license (PAL – Possession and Acquisition License) and basic Nordic skate ski skills. Athletes who do not already skate ski MUST take a skate skiing course prior to registering in Biathlon (See ENSC Cross Country for details and options). Due to limited space and rental rifles, registration in Masters Biathlon is only on approval of the Biathlon Coordinator and Head Biathlon Coach. You must contact the Biathlon Coordinator before signing up for this program.

Season: late-August to March 31 (weather permitting)

Schedule: Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm, athletes will be encouraged to form peer-led training groups for additional training. Focus: Biathlon technique – ski and shooting for Sport and Masters groups.

 

Cost:

  • 1-Day at the biathlon range: $425
  • 1-Day skiing at Gold Bar: $430
  • 2-Day skiing at Gold Bar: $750
  • Plus ENSC membership
  • Plus Biathlon Alberta membership – click here

Equipment:

  • Rifle: A limited number of specialized biathlon rifles can be rented from ENSC for $250 per year plus deposit. ENSC has a limited number of biathlon rifles for rent. Adult biathletes may be able to rent one for one year but if you are continuing in the sport, there will be an expectation that you will provide your own. ENSC Rifle Rental Agreement
  • Ski Equipment: you are required to have appropriate skate ski equipment.
  • Ammunition: expect to spend $250+ per year.
  • PAL: Athletes must have a PAL before signing up.
  • Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance

Locations: Biathlon practices are held at the Edmonton Nordic Biathlon Centre, Strathcona Science Park

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