Biathlon Bears

Saturdays, 3:30-5:00pm

COVID Update – Midland Ski Club and Programming

In light of the provincial government’s announcement earlier this week, we have made the decision to postpone our programming until we receive further direction.
We are preparing alternate arrangements for the different scenarios and will communicate these as soon as possible in January. However, we would like to propose that the season will begin on Saturday, January 30th and run through until Saturday, March 20th, which is different from previous years. Our fingers are crossed that the weather will cooperate.
Individuals who require a refund are asked to make the request to Katie Prentice at kprentice.skimidland@gmail.com. Please allow a couple of days for processing.
In the meantime, please enjoy a safe holiday season.
The Midland Ski Club Board

Biathlon Bears is a national program to introduce children from the ages of 8 to 14 to the sport of biathlon. Biathlon is the combination of marksmanship and Nordic skiing. True biathlon uses a highly modified .22 rifle which athletes carry around on their backs while skate skiing a set course. Distances vary based on the skier’s age but after each lap (4 in total), the athlete shoots 5 targets from a distance of 50m in either a standing or a prone position. Athletes must ski a 150m penalty lap per missed target. This makes for a very exciting race with the lead switching constantly. Biathlon Bears use air rifles and a 10m range, shooting from a prone (laying down) position. The skiers do not ski with the rifle, instead it is left at the shooting range. This program has 3 levels of achievement that the individuals strive to accomplish, in both skiing and marksmanship.

For Registration, please register using our online registration tool

To read more about our biathlon program, please read this introductory letter.

To ensure you’re prepared to participate in our biathlon program, please read this checklist.

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