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BC Biathlon Championships Race Notice:


2016 BC Championships Race Notice



VIBC February Fun Race Registration Form:

VIBC February Race Notice



Skate skiing is a style of cross country (Nordic) skiing that evolved from the classic style over recent decades. If you still think cross country skiing is slow, maybe you should check out this video!


UPCOMING EVENTS


  • Nordic trails at Mt Washington are now open!! For details click here.
  • Nordic trails in Whistler are now open!! Check here for trail conditions.
  • January 30-31: BC Cup #2 in Prince George. For more information contact: tdickson@telus.net and 1sconnon@telus.net 
  • February 12-14: 2016 BC Biathlon Championships - You've trained hard and now it's time to race at one of the best venues in the province. Click here for more details!
  • February 13-14: Cross country Coast Cup #4 and #5. Click here for the Race Notice.
  • February 21: VIBC Fun Race - everyone welcome!

 

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Pat Douglas, the President of our club, helps a young sharpshooter hone her skills with the .22 calibre rifle.  Biathlon is the perfect way to develop concentration, stay fit, and have loads of fun!


New Developments


VANCOUVER ISLAND BIATHLON CLUB AND STRATHCONA NORDICS JOIN FORCES

 

Biathlon is a sport that combines the highly technical disciplines of cross country skiing and small bore rifle marksmanship. In order to provide Nordic sport enthusiasts with the best potential to excel at both disciplines, Vancouver Island Biathlon Club and the Strathcona Nordic Ski Club are excited to announce a joint initiative to coordinate programming.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

 

With the new programming, biathletes will develop their skiing technique through participation in one of the ski programs offered by the Strathcona Nordics, while honing their marksmanship with the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club.

 

While the two clubs will remain separate, both clubs feel that by joining forces, we will be able to better serve the needs and aspirations of the Nordic community. Both clubs feel that participation in Nordic sports foster a potent appreciation of nature, healthy living, and community. With this belief and a long history of collaboration, it was only a matter of time before we integrated our programming.

 

The two clubs are working together to finalize the details that will encourage participation in biathlon while also enabling athletes to get access to the best cross country skiing instruction on the mountain. Membership in both clubs will still be a basic requirement.

 

For more information, you can send your questions to vibiathlonclub@gmail.com.