Invitation for Calforex Cup #2

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The 4 Bow Valley clubs and Biathlon Alberta invite you to join us in Canmore on November 27 & 28, 2021, for the second race weekend of the 2021-22 Biathlon Alberta Calforex Cup race series.

The invitation is now posted on the Biathlon Alberta events website and the registration will open on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 06:00pm!

To find the invitation and registration link (not active before November 16, 2021, at 06:00pm), please click HERE.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Canmore!

Important update for Calforex Cup #1!

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The organizing committee puts a limit on the participant number due to snow conditions.

The organizing committee of the Calforex Cup #1 in Canmore has decided to put a limit on the number of registrations due to the snow conditions in Canmore. The warm temperatures melted a lot of the Frozen Thunder snow away and at the same time did not allow it to produce snow to the extent that it would be needed.

That’s why there will be a maximum limit of 200 athletes per day for Saturday and Sunday.

At this point (Friday, November 12, 9:40am) we have just over 100 spots for each day available. If you wish to register for one or both days, please click HERE.

Please be aware that there will be no late registration possible! The registration will close on November 17, 2021, at 11:59pm or when the maximum number of athletes per day is reached.

Invitation to Calforex Cup #1 in Canmore

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The 4 hosting Bow Valley clubs invite you to the first Calforex Cup event of the 2021-22 season.

Foothills Nordic, Canmore Nordic, Rocky Mountain Racers, Calgary Biathlon Racers and Biathlon Alberta are very excited to welcome you on November 20 & 21, 2021, to the Canmore Nordic Centre for the first Calforex Cup race weekend of the 2021-22 season.

The goal of the organizing committee is to host an event that is safe for all participants (athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers) that’s why we ask all participants to register on zone4 before November 17, 2021, at 11:59pm!

To find the invitation, please click HERE.

The registration will open Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 06:00pm and close on November 17, 2021, at 11:59pm.

To register for the 2021-22 Calforex Cup #1 please click HERE

Biathlon Alberta would like to thank the organizing committee for putting a lot of effort and time into the planning of this event and we are looking forward to seeing you all in Canmore!

Information for the coaching course this weekend, October 30-31, 2021!

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The number of members that are interested in participating in the Assistant/Trainer Coaching Course this weekend exceeded the available range spots for Sunday. That’s why the course registration got closed on the zone4 website.

We were trying to figure out how we can best offer the course to as many people as possible and that’s why we offer now free registration for the virtual Saturday program. Every member that has participated in the virtual Saturday program will later receive an invitation for the practical training day in either Canmore or Edmonton at a later point in the season. The course fee will have to be paid with the registration for the practical part.

To register you need to create a profile on the website of the Coaching Association of Canada HERE. Once the profile is created please search for Event #5461943 and register for the event before Friday, October 29, 2021, at 02:00pm!

All registered members will receive a zoom link later that day for the course on Saturday.

We will contact all registered members that have completed the virtual Saturday portion of the course once we have scheduled the practical part.

All members that have registered through the zone4 portal will still have their practical course on Sunday, October 31, 2021!

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!