9-12 Biathlon Bears


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Biathlon Bears Fall/Winter

Age 9-12  
Dates Sep. 11, 2021 - Mar 5, 2022 Practice Locations and details are communicated using Coach's Calendar
Number of Sessions 71  



THURSDAY 5:45-7:45PM



TUESDAY* 5:45PM-7:45PM



*Tuesday schedule change day will be snowfall dependent

Cold weather cancellation is below -20. See our COLD WEATHER POLICY

Registration Deadline May 31, 2021 All participations must have a Biathlon BC membership, a CNSC membership and a range pass
Cost $675  Fees include wax at club supported races and range fees


Biathlon Bears is a program for skiers who desire to continue their skill development through the exciting and challenging sport of biathlon. It is designed for children between 9-12 years old and is delivered through Canada’s biathlon clubs. It is a 3­-tiered program and participants are recognized as they progress through the levels.  In this program, skiers will progressively work toward developing and refining their skiing and shooting abilities in a safe and fun manner through the use of drills, games, relays, and more. Biathlon Bears is for young athletes in the FUNdamentals and Learn to Train development stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. Important  development of mental and physical skills, focus, and discipline is gained, skills that can be applied to all future avenues of life. The optional fall session kicks off the winter season with dryland training.

All participants must have a CNSC membership and a range pass, which can both be purchased on the time of membership registration. Additionally, participants must be members of Biathlon BC; this membership can be purchased on the Biathlon Canada website.

**If you are a Biathlon Bear, please register only as a Biathlon Bear and do not register for Track Attack as well. Thank you. **

Fall Equipment:

  • Skate roller skis
  • Skate boots
  • Skate and Classic poles with roller ski ferrules
  • Knee Pads for new Roller Skiers Recommended
  • Short classic poles for ski bounding
  • Road or Mtn Bike for Road cycling
  • Bike helmet, Gloves
  • Hi visibility vest or t shirt for roller skiing
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Yoga mat
  • Head Lamp (A MUST)
  • Watch with a count down repeat setting
  • Training/Racing Log Book-
  • Water Bottle that can be worn while training.
  • Clothing to Participate in ALL weather conditions.

Winter Equipment:

  • Skate Skis
  • Classic Skis
  • Skate and Classic Ski Boots or Combi Boot.
  • Skate and Classic Poles.
  • Larger ski basket options for warm/soft snow
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Yoga mat
  • Appropriate Gloves, Toques, Mitts, Face covering (buff)
  • Wool Socks
  • Wicking Layers (not cotton)
  • Warm Up or Training Weight clothing
  • CNSC Race Suit
  • CNSC Toque (ALTAGAS)
  • Glasses or Visors for different light and weather conditions
  • Head Lamp (Mandatory to have on the skier at all evening practices)
  • Watch with a count down repeat setting or HR monitor with a timer on it.
  • Water Bottle that can be worn while training.


All biathletes must have a biathlon rifle. There are a number of club rifles available to new biathletes on a first come first served basis, rental is $160 for the first year and $210 for subsequent years. Athletes who intend to compete for several years in biathlon are encouraged to purchase their own rifle so that it may be adjusted to their particular requirements.

A firearms PAL (possession acquisition license) is required before anyone can take a rifle home for dry firing practice.

All biathletes must pay for the ammunition they use. Typical ammo cost for a year is between $140.00 and $400.00.

Fundraising and Volunteering:

The success of our programs hinge on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. We ask that for every child registered in the program, there is volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are asked to find a volunteer role that best suits their schedule, interest and abilities. The club requires both new and experienced coaches at various levels, so if you are interested in coaching and don’t want to coach your own child, that’s not a problem. We’ll help you find a suitable coaching role. The club provides coach training, and you provide your time and knowledge to develop future athletes. If you would prefer a volunteer task that does not involve coaching, fantastic! We’ve got tasks for you. There is a section of volunteer opportunities on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests. Thank you to all our volunteers!

A fundraising policy is currently under development. Families will be given the choice of actively participating in fundraising activities or paying a fundraising levy. More information will be distributed once the policy is finalized. If you would like to be involved in coordinating fundraising activities, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to programs@caledonianordic.com.


  • We offer installment payments with both credit card and cheque options. The cheque option will allow you to save on credit card fees. If you select this option, we will contact you to arrange for the post-dated cheques. - Both options require an initial payment, due immediately and the remainder is paid monthly over the course of 3-5 months depending on the program.
  • Processing fees are added at checkout. In the interest of transparency these fees are not included in  program or membership fees and are shown separately.
  • Membership fees and Cash payments must be paid upfront.
  • The club is happy to offer Cash/Cheque events leading up to the start of the season - Dates and times to be announced.    Cash/Cheque days allow you to save the cost of credit card fees.
  • GST is not included in listed prices and will be added at checkout.

This project was funded by, or funded in part by, a grant from viaSport BC and the Province of British Columbia.


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