UPDATE! Calforex Cup #5 is moving to Camrose!

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Biathlon Alberta would like to thank the Camrose Nordic Ski Club for stepping up and hosting only 3 weeks after their last race another Calorex Cup event.

The Chair of the Camrose Organizing Committee contacted Biathlon Alberta and expressed interest in hosting Calforex Cup #5 after we had to announce the cancellation of the event in Grande Prairie.

Calforex Cup #5 will now be hosted in Camrose on February 5 & 6, 2022.

The race invitation and the zone 4 link will be posted early next week!

Calforex Cup #5 in Grande Prairie is cancelled!

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Biathlon Alberta is working on an alternate location for the same weekend.

The Organizing Committee of the Calforex Cup #5 in Grande Prairie is cancelled. The Organizing Committee was not able to secure enough volunteers for the race weekend due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of volunteers that have signed up so far is about 50% lower than in previous years and the organizers don’t think that it is realistic that they will be able to fill all positions in time to provide the participants a great race weekend.

Biathlon Alberta is trying to secure an alternate location for the weekend of February 5-6, 2022.

A final decision will be announced by the end of this week.

Calforex Cup #4 adds laser/eco-aim category to race weekend!

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The race organizing committee will add an eco-aim category to the Saturday and Sunday race days due to the high demand!

The athletes will race a 3km Sprint on Saturday and Sunday as the shortest available loop is 1km long. The clubs are asked to bring 3-4 eco aims to Camrose. If you have questions about the eco-aim category, please contact Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

To find the race invitation and the link to the registration, please click HERE.

Changes to Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy

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There are two changes in the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy that came into effect on January 1, 2022.

  1. Air Rifles are no longer a race category in Calforex Cup events instead will be Eco-Aim’s used in future races. If your club does not own any Eco-Aim’s and you would like to try them or have questions around purchasing Eco-Aim’s, please contact Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

2. Changes to the Wax Protocol. Since January 1, 2022, Biathlon Alberta banned fluoro waxes of any variety (high, medium, or low), high fluoro speed blocks and powders. The use of hand structure on skis is allowed. You can find the complete wording at 10.1 in the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy.

You can find the Hosting Policy HERE.

The invitation for Calforex Cup #4 in Camrose is now posted!

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Come and join us in Camrose on January 15-16, 2022, for the first Calforex Cup in 2022!

The race invitation is now posted on our events page.

The race registration will open on December 27, 2021, at 09:00am!

You can find the invitation and the link to the zone4 registration page HERE!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Camrose!

Technical Delegate course in Charlottetown, PEI, February 12-13,2022

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Biathlon Canada is hosting a Technical Delegate (TD) course in Charlottetown, PEI, on February 12-13, 2022.

The deadlines of the course that got announced today are pretty tight. If you are interested in participating in this course, please email Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca by Friday, December 24, 2021, at 12:00 pm.

Biathlon Canada will endeavour to have the attendees confirmed by January 7, 2022. The next TD course will be held in the West.

Please note: Biathlon Canada will monitor the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and will only hold this course in person if safe to do so. If the course is not able to be run in person, Biathlon Canada will look into the feasibility of running an online version of the course.

Biathlon Alberta is considering subsidising the travel costs for the selected individual.

2021-22 athlete support for Youth/Junior World Championship Trials and National Championships.

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Biathlon Alberta will support again athletes that are travelling to the 2022 Youth & Junior World Championship Trials.

Athletes who want to take advantage of the travel subsidy will be required to contact Biathlon Alberta before December 24, 2021, and inform our General Manager about their plans to participate in the event.

To find out more about the details, please see the document below:

Biathlon Alberta will also support the best Alberta athletes that will participate at the 2022 Canadian National Championships. To see the selection criteria, please click HERE.

If you have questions about either of the two support programs, please email our General Manger Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca