Biathlon

Last updated by Dan Osborne on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 11:21 am

Combining Cross Country Skiing and Target Shooting

The biathlon program at Blackhawk Ski Club gives club members the opportunity to participate in winter biathlon which combines cross country skiing and target shooting. Participants in the past have included novices with no prior experience to experienced biathletes looking for a place to practice and race.

The Blackhawk biathlon area is open to members that are participating in club practices, involved in an introduction to biathlon program or have previous biathlon experience. Blackhawk has a lighted 10pt shooting area that is connected to a Nordic trail system complete with a large loop of man-made snow. Our snow making capabilities along with area lighting makes Blackhawk a great place to train and compete regardless of weather conditions.  Club members interested in use of the 50 meter shooting area need prior biathlon safety certification or be involved in an organized club biathlon activity. The biathlon area also includes a set up for air rifles at a shooting distance of 10 meters. During the year the opportunity to learn about and participate in biathlon will available to Blackhawk members including those enrolled in the Middle School and High School Nordic programs.

If you are interested in helping with the biathlon activities, construction and maintenance of the shooting area and trails, or you want to try biathlon, contact biathlon@blackhawkskiclub.org.

Requirements

All participants must be members of Blackhawk Ski Club and need to have previously completed a biathlon safety training program prior to use of the biathlon facilities and equipment. The one exception is involvement in an introduction to biathlon event at Blackhawk. The use of the Blackhawk biathlon area and equipment is restricted to biathlon practice and participants only. No free shooting or non-biathlon shooting is allowed.

Practices

Practice and race series information will be announced later this fall. Please check
www.blackhawkskiclub.org for updates. There will be a very limited number of rifles to try out.  Club members that are serious about participating in biathlon should provide their own rifle and ammunition.

Additional Biathlon races will be coordinated with Wisconsin Biathlon Club at www.wisconsinbiathlon.com

Locations

All events occur in the Blackhawk Ski Club biathlon area.

Equipment

A very limited number of air rifles and 22 caliber biathlon rifles, 10 meter targets, and eight 50 meter target are available for use by Blackhawk members at scheduled practices.

Cost

There is no separate fee to participate in Blackhawk biathlon. A nominal fee of $10 per session will be collected from participants who need to use club rifles at practices to cover the costs of targets, ammunition and rifle maintenance. A $50 Annual or $10 daily Membership in US Biathlon is required to participate in races for insurance purposes.

For more information

For more information about these programs, please contact us via email.

Download

You may download a pdf of this information by clicking 2012-2013_Biathlon

 


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