Biathlon

Note: This page now contains an updated biathlon program description and schedule for the 2016-2017 season.

Regina Biathlon 2016-2017 at the Regina Wildlife Federation (RWF)

The Club:

We enjoy winter, and snow, and are somewhat sad at the time of spring melt.

This year we are an active community biathlon club associated with the Regina Ski Club, and the Regina Wildlife Federation (RWF). We host practices based on member consensus. We share the shooting range with partner clubs. This has been positive for range access, trails, snow grooming and minimizing costs. We will offer orientation, firearms safety course, coaches’ training, and access to training camps.

With membership you receive a key to our buildings. Training as a group is weekly, with optional mid-week practices on CIty trails, and the range facilites are generally available for year-round access. Range availability is shared, and at times it may be rented to outside agencies. The objective is to provide maximum availability to members. Additional training is available through the cross-country programs of the Regina Ski Club. You can start at our club at any training event, and competitions are designed to recognize members’ age, experience and ability. This is an exciting and challenging Olympic sport open to all ages 8 to 88.

Biathletes are also encouraged to participate in other associated cross-country skiing events, such as the Regina Ski Club Wednesday Night Races, which are free to Regina Ski Club members.

Facilities and Fundraising

This past summer, significant improvements were made to the ski trail system. These enhancements will challenge all levels of experience. Improved vegetative shelter will better our snow management and we continue to have direct access to the White Butte Park trail system.

Generally, we do very limited fund raising. We do encourage attendance to partner organizations’ clean-up days of the grounds and trails and fundraising banquets.

Fees:
This is a schedule of costs for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Participation in Biathlon through the Regina Ski Club also requires membership in Biathlon Saskatchewan and the Regina Wildlife Federation. The majority of Regina Biathlon members are families with children and parents interested in the sport. Volunteers are more than welcome, as there is much to do. An audience is most welcome to attend any training or competition event.

All fees can be paid on-line via websites of:
• $20 Biathlon Saskatchewan via the Biathlon Canada website (recommended for all family members attending)
• $30 Regina Wildlife Federation Youth membership, or $95 RWF General Membership to a maximum of $120 Family Membership for RWF.
• $40 for a single person, $70 for a family of two, $80 for three, to a maximum of $90 per family for Regina Ski Club Membership.
Pay via the Regina Ski Club Registration Site after October 1.
• approximately $100 Rifle Rental through Biathlon Saskatchewan
– allocation from the limited inventory is done by the the provincial coach. Air Rifle rental and pellet ammunition is free. Ammunition is sold at cost for .22 caliber (currently $63 per 500 shots).

Club Contact:

For more information call Merle Boyle 306 585 1320 or email merleboyle@sasktel.net

Biathlon Saskatchewan and Other Events 2016-17

Date
Event
Location
Dec 9-11
NorAm 1
Canmore AB
Jan 7-8
SWF Cup #2 & #3
Qu’Appelle Valley Nordic, Lumsden
Sun Jan 22 noon
SWF Cup #4
Bullzi Biathlon Club, Saskatoon
Tue Jan 31
Nationals Team Announced
Sat Feb 4 2:00 PM
SWF Cup #5
Regina Wildlife Federation
Sun Feb 5 10:00 AM
Cheesecake Loppet
Elmhurst Ski Club
Feb 18-19
NorAm #3
Whistler BC
Mar 4-5
Westerns
Canmore AB ?
Mar 7-12
Biathlon Nationals
Prince George BC
Mar 12-19
Cross Country Nationals
Canmore AB
Mar 25-26
Provincials
TBD

Biathlon team roller ski training at Canmore


Sask Wildlife Federation Cup Regina 2013


new biathlon trail being cut summer 2016


biathletes climbing hill SWF Cup Regina


standing shooters SWF Cup Saskatoon


prone shooting Canadian Biathlon Championships