Biathlon Alberta is looking to identify 2024 Alberta Winter Games Zone Representatives!

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The 2024 Alberta Winter Games will be held in Grande Prairie. All qualified athletes will come from the 8 different Alberta zones to race and identify the best athletes in their age groups.

Biathlon Alberta is looking for individuals interested in helping us as Zone Representatives for their zone.

The main task will be to coordinate with the coaches in your zone and the Biathlon Sport Coordinator (our General Manager, Elmar Heger) and help in the lead-up to the Games and zone trials.

If you are interested, please reach out to our 2024 Biathlon Sport Coordinator at as soon as possible as we are trying to fill all 8 Zone Representative roles before March 27, 2023!

If you are not 100% sure in which zone you live and which zone you could represent based on the community you are living in, please follow the link below:

Zones by community

Biathlon Alberta nominates athletes for the 2023 National Championships!

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Biathlon Alberta nominates every year athletes for the Nationals Championships. This year, the athletes will travel to Valcartier (QC), to race for the National Championship titles!

The nomination is based on the 2022-23 nomination criteria (HERE) and the team will be a mix of pre-selected athletes that have represented Alberta on an international stage during the 2022-23 season or at the 2023 Canada Winter Games as well as the best athletes of the 2022-23 Calforex Cup season. All athletes had to be registered for the 2023 National Championships in order to be nominated.

We are looking forward to cheering for our athletes during next week’s National Championships!

The nominated athletes are:

Biathlon Alberta Training Centre applications for the 2023-24 season are now being accepted!

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Biathlon Alberta and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) invite all interested athletes, ages 17-23, to apply for the BATC.

As one of North America’s premier athlete development centre’s, we are proud to look back on a long list of athletes that represented Canada at all major events.

Please click HERE to visit our BATC website if you are interested in joining our program for the 2023-24 season.

The application deadline is April 1, 2023!

Calforex Cup #5 in Grande Prairie has been cancelled due to insufficient snow conditions!

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The weather over the past weekend has led the Organizing Committee of Calforex Cup #5 in Grande Prairie to cancel the event. 

As Michael Morgan, Chair of the Organizing Committee, said, “by Friday everything looked good but an unfortunate combination of warm temperatures, sunshine, and wind created conditions that have led to this decision”. 

Of course everyone would have loved to see the race happen and allow us to return for the first time since 2020 to Grande Prairie. We would like to thank Michael Morgan and his Organizing Committee that tried until this morning to fix the critical sections before having to confirm the cancellation.

Refunds: We expect no to very little overhead costs that have already been occured by the Organizing Committee. I will have to wait for the final confirmation before starting the refund process based on the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy 3.5, later this week.

We thank you for your understanding and support and hope that we can celebrate the end of the 2022-23 season with all of you in Hinton on March 4-5, 2023.

Biathlon Alberta Training Centre Head Coach Matthias Ahrens Announces His Intention to Retire

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Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) Head Coach Matthias Ahrens has informed Biathlon Alberta that he will not extend his current contract past March 31, 2023. Ahrens, who has coached the BATC for the past four seasons, after leaving Biathlon Canada as their Head Coach said about his departure, The past four years have been a blast coaching an energetic, motivated and fun team of young athletes in their pursuit to reach the highest level in our sport. This team has shown great energy and support to each other and I would like to thank you all for your cooperation and making it easy and fun while bringing the BATC program up to the next level. The season is not over yet as we are going into our competitive highlights and we will still have some fun together until the end of March.”

Biathlon Alberta’s General Manager, Elmar Heger, while disappointed to see Ahrens leave, said “Matthias leaves the BATC program in a very strong position. We worked very well together and were able to grow the program significantly. We created a post-secondary stream for athletes that allowed them to pursue excellence in education and sport, and have consistently had a large number of athletes qualify for international tours with Biathlon Canada. Change like this will bring some challenges but also opportunities and I am confident that we will identify a great new coach before next season but for now I would like to thank Matthias for 4 great years with him”.

For more information please contact:

Elmar Heger, General Manager or Clayton Paradis, President

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