Welcome Chris – New Head Coach of the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre

Chris Halldorson

 

Biathlon Alberta is pleased to announce that Christopher (Chris) Halldorson has been named Head Coach for the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre. Chris will be taking over from Kathy Davies, who has guided the BATC through the 2017-2018 season after the tragic loss of Richard Boruta last summer. Davies will continue to provide coaching support to the BATC.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Chris to the BATC,” said Karin Kaarsoo, president of Biathlon Alberta. “We are confident he will provide solid leadership in developing BATC athletes to their full potential as biathletes and as people.”

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty where he competed as a varsity biathlete as part of the Augustana Vikings program. He is also former junior national team athlete with an extensive background in nordic sports. Upon completion of his competitive career, his focus shifted towards coaching and developing the next generation of athletes in Canada, working with Biathlon Ontario, Chelsea Nordiq and Biathlon Canada. Currently a coach for Biathlon BC and Telemark Nordic Club in Kelowna, Chris is NCCP Comp-Dev certified in Biathlon and working towards NCCP CCI-T2T advanced certification in cross country skiing. His strong background in biathlon and cross-country skiing is demonstrated in his knowledge of skiing and shooting technique. Chris is also a Naturopathic Physician, and has a thorough understanding of physiology, and nutrition.

“I’m excited to be involved with Canada’s premier biathlon training center.” said Halldorson. “I look forward to  working with a dedicated group of athletes and helping them realize their biathlon career goals.”

 

For more information or interviews, contact Jordan at jordan@biathlon.ca

 

The Biathlon Alberta Training Centre in Canmore, Alberta is dedicated to developing committed athletes in the sport of biathlon. As a training centre our goals also are to further the development of programs and services for athletes, coaches, and officials to strengthen the sport in Canada.

Biathlon Alberta is the governing body for the Olympic winter sport of biathlon in the province of Alberta. The mission of Biathlon Alberta is to promote, develop, and administer biathlon to the highest standard of excellence. Biathlon Alberta sanctions and supports over one dozen winter and summer biathlon events annually, at a variety of biathlon facilities.

For more information on the BATC and Biathlon Alberta, please visit us at www.biathlon.ca