Biathlon Alberta implements mandatory PCR-test or full vaccination for all Biathlon Alberta sanctioned events!

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The Biathlon Alberta Board of Directors has updated the COVID-19 specific regulations of the Hosting Policy for the 2021-22 season.
Our main goal is to have safe events during the 2021-22 season. That’s why we will require all participants (that includes athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers) to provide a negative PCR test that is not older than 48hrs at the beginning of the race weekend. Exempt from the PCR test will be all participants that can provide us with an AHS (or applicable health jurisdiction) proof of double vaccination. We are working towards the goal to have our competitions run as normal as possible but we will still see some adjustments at the times before and after the competitions to create a safe environment for everyone.

We have updated Annex I of our Hosting Policy that covers all COVID-19 related rules and regulations for the 2021-22 season. You can find Annex I HERE.

Annex I also includes a lot of information that is more relevant to the event hosts. That’s why we have created a brief summary of the most important participant information in a separate document which you will find below.

We hope that these rules and regulations will allow us to provide an environment at our events at which every participant feels safe and in which our athletes can finally get back to racing! We anticipate that there might be changes to Annex I throughout the season based on the overall COVID-19 situation in Alberta.

We thank you for your support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Entry Level Officials Course is scheduled!

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Biathlon Alberta is happy to announce a new Virtual Entry Level Officials Course on November 13, 2021!

This virtual course is the first step of becoming a biathlon Official for our races.

If you are interested in learning more about the course, please click HERE for more information.

Important change to October 30-31, 2021, coaching course!

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We have made a change to the schedule for the Assistant (bronze)/ Trainer (silver) Coaching Course.

The theoretical part will now be held virtually on Saturday, October 30, and the practical part will be held in person in Canmore on October 31, and at a later date in Edmonton. We will schedule the practical Edmonton date as soon as there is snow on the ground.

We hope that with this change more people will get access to this coaching course as we are able to deliver the theoretical part virtually and the practical part at two locations.

To get more information and register for the course, please click HERE.

We need your help at the Mt. Shark shooting range!

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We are looking for last-minute volunteers next week Wednesday!

The new Shooting Range is nearly done but time is running out. The last push is required to complete before the snow settles and Canmore Nordic Centre staff’s priority becomes Frozen Thunder and winter events. Targets need placement as does complete the Firing Line.
DATE: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Location: Mt Shark/Rudi Setz Memorial Biathlon Range
TIME: 1000 on the Range
Contact: 403 493 2550

If you can, please consider volunteering your time and register HERE to volunteer!

Biathlon Alberta has selected Head Coaches for the 2023 Canada Winter Games!

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The 2023 Canada Winter Games will be held in PEI and Team Alberta will be lead by a female and male Head Coach.

Biathlon Alberta is very happy to announce that Ntala Quintilio and Eric Schryer were named Team Alberta Head Coaches for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in PEI.

Ntala Quintilio is a US biathlon Olympian and currently the Head Coach with her husband Kevin, a Canadian biathlon Olympian, at the Crazy Mare Biathlon Club in Barrhead, AB.

Eric Schryer works currently as the Assistant Head Coach with the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) and as a nordic ski coach with Foothills Nordic Ski Club. Eric was also Ontario’s Head Coach during the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

We are excited to have this experienced coaching team lead our biathletes to PEI in 2023.

The first activations to start the athlete identification process will start this fall.

For more information about the 2023 Canada Winter Games please click HERE

Biathlon Alberta announced recipients of annual awards after the 2021 AGM!

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Biathlon Alberta announced all 2020-21 season award recipients after the AGM last Tuesday. Due to the lack of racing on a provincial level, no Calforex Cup Awards were presented but the Alberta Athlete of the Year Awards and the 4 awards that are non-athlete related were presented.

The Alberta Athlete of the Year Awards are based on international racing success in the IBU categories and all recipients raced at the IBU World Cup level or at the Youth/Junior World Championships.

The 2021 Biathlon Alberta Athletes of the Year are:

Women: Emma Lunder (RMR)

Men: Scott Gow (RMR)

Junior Women: Anna Sellers (Canmore Nordic)

Junior Men: Haldan Borglum (Foothills Nordic/BATC)

Youth Women: Jenna Sherrington (Foothills Nordic/BATC)

Youth Men: Finn Berg (CBR)

Further were the winner of the Ruedi Setz Memorial Award, Shell Volunteer of the Year Award, Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year Award and the Richard Boruta Memorial Award- Coach of the Year announced.

The 2021 award recipients are:

Ruedi Setz Memorial Award: Joseph Mills (Foothills Nordic)

Shell Volunteer of the Year Award: Kurt Scobie (Hinton Nordic)

Alberta Biathlon Club Official of the Year Award: Barb Sand (Edmonton Nordic)

Richard Boruta Memorial Award- Coach of the Year: Rachel Koroscil (Canmore Nordic)

We thank our award-winning athletes for representing Canada and Alberta on the international stage and wish them all the best for the 2021-22 season.

We also thank our 4 award-winning recipients for all their hard work and dedication to grow and promote our sport in Alberta and Canada.

The plan is to present the Athlete of the Year Awards during the 2021-22 Biathlon Canada trials in early November and the other 4 awards during the weekend of Calforex Cup #1 or #2.

NCCP coaching course is scheduled!

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Biathlon Alberta has scheduled an NCCP coaching course for the Biathlon Assistant (bronze) and Biathlon Trainer (silver) coaching certificate on October 30-31, 2021.

The event is set up that participants can join the theoretical part virtually on Saturday. The practical in-person part can be taken on October 31st in Canmore or at a later point of the season in Edmonton (We will schedule the practical Edmonton session as soon as there is snow on the ground)!

If you wish to take the course, please click HERE for more information.

We also plan to hold a Biathlon Leader (gold) course in the near future. Please stay tuned for that!

We are looking for all Biathlon Alberta Officials

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We are working on merging different lists of Biathlon Alberta Officials. We have sent yesterday an email to all Officials that are on our lists. If you are holding an Officials qualification but haven’t received an email please take the time to fill out our short questionnaire to be included on the new Biathlon Alberta Officials list.

You can access the questionnaire HERE!

Thank you very much for your help!