All RRN Biathlon Programs are run in conjunction with X-Country programs. Most physical training is delivered through X-Country programs, while the Biathlon Programs deliver shooting training. The minimum required X-Country team placement for the Introduction to Biathlon (IB) Program is Sidewinders.
The Introduction to Biathlon Program is for novice biathletes. This program focuses on safe firearm handling, and the fundamentals of biathlon development through drills and games.
Rifle ownership is not mandatory for this program. Rifles are provided through the Biathlon Manitoba Rifle Pool Program. Ammunition is purchased in advance.
It is recommended that while in this program, parents of athletes find an opportunity to acquire a Possession and Acquisition Licence, with their athlete acquiring a Minor’s Possession and Acquisition Licence. This allows families to be conscious and well instructed in the use of firearms, as well as be prepared for the next stage in their athletes development matrix of owning or renting a rifle.
Acceptance into this program requires approval from a RRN Biathlon Coach.
Athletes must be between 11-14 years of age.
- IB Program Registration: TBD
- RRN General Membership
- Windsor Park Trail Pass
The IB Program is active from September 1 to March 31.
- Tuesday: Time TBD (Gateway Gun Club)
- Gateway Gun Club
- Falcon Ridge Ski Resort
Additional training venues will be provided by an athletes respective X-Country Program.
- Adequate shooting gloves
- 1 set of skate and classic skis, boots, poles
All IB Program coaches are NCCP Community Coaching certified or higher. Current program coaches are Liam Pelletier, and Mark Naylor.
Have questions or need more information? Don’t hesitate to contact our coaching staff.