Date: March 10-12, 2023
Host: Telemark Nordic Club
Telemark Nordic Club is in West Kelowna, 9 kilometers up Glenrosa Road, on a paved and plowed road. Go west (up) Glenrosa Road at the Glenrosa Road interchange (at the Gorman Mill) on Highway 97 toward Crystal Mountain. The Telemark parking lot is 3 kilometers before Crystal Mountain. There is a large Telemark sign at the entrance to our parking lot. The Telemark lodge is located 100m from the black parking lot gate. Telemark is a 25-minute drive from downtown Kelowna and 15 minutes from downtown West Kelowna.
Competition Lead: Antoine Bertrand
Course Lead: John McNern (Friday/Saturday), Ondrej Par (Sunday)
Stadium Lead: Scott Hanry
Range Lead: Steve Fenning
Timing Lead: Terry Lum
Volunteer Liaison: Melanie Boskill and Julia Walker
Competition Secretary: Tasha Carmichael – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any questions regarding this invitation to Antoine Bertrand, Organizing Committee Chair at email@example.com
Notice regarding firearms:
Biathlon rifles are not permitted in the main lodge. Competitors are required to transport their rifles from the parking lot to the biathlon range in either a soft or hard case. Rifles should not be left unattended.
Rifle Import Regulations:
Teams and individual competitors from outside of Canada must declare their rifles at the Canadian border, complete the necessary documentation, and pay the required fees when bringing rifles and ammunition into Canada. All athletes must register their own rifles and pay the applicable fee. Refer to the government website at https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html for guidelines.
Eligibility to Enter:
All competitors must be registered participants with Biathlon BC and be between 9 and 12 years old as of December 31, 2022.
Athletes, along with coaches and parent volunteers must register online at:
Register here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=31339
Registration is $80 per athlete. This fee includes all races and trail passes on race and training days for competitors (Friday to Sunday). Lunch tickets will be available for purchase through Zone4 for Saturday. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers and officials on Saturday – another great reason to volunteer! Athletes, coaches, and other participants may purchase lunch tickets for $12. Given the limited lunch options available at the day lodge, we recommend either purchasing lunch, or bringing your own. Limited lunch tickets will be available on the days of the competition.
All individuals who wish to attend, including athletes, coaches, and team support personnel must register in advance. Finalized registrations for all registrants are due by March 2, 2023 at 23:59 through the ZONE 4 event page. No entries will be accepted after this time.
If an athlete withdraws before March 5, 2023, a $15 processing fee will apply before a refund is sent. No refunds will be given after this date. If the event is cancelled by the organizers for any reason, full refunds will be provided.
On Friday night there will be an opportunity to visit the KF Aerospace Centre of Excellence at Kelowna Airport from 15:00-17:30. See link for more information: https://kfcentre.ca/ This event is free of charge. It is located at 5800 Lapointe Dr. (near Kelowna Airport).
On Saturday night we are organizing a social event for all athletes. The cost is $22.50 per person. We will be swimming at H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre. The address is 4075 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC V1W 4Z1.
Dinner will be nearby (walking across a soccer field) at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse Hall. Here is the map link and the address is 3975 Gordon Dr. Kelowna, BC V1W 4M8.
Classes of Competition
The following categories of competition will be run and depending on entries classes may be organized in heats. Ages are determined as of December 31, 2022.
|Category||Age||Format||Distance||Course||No. of laps/shoots|
|Novice Boys||8-10 years||Mass start/heats||~700m||Modified Black||4/3|
|Novice Girls||8-10 years||Mass start/heats||~700m||Modified Black||4/3|
|U13 Boys||11-12 years||Mass start/heats||~1000m||TBA||4/3|
|U13 Girls||11-12 years||Mass start/heats||~1000m||TBA||4/3|
Each missed shot will result in 100m penalty loops.
Friday March 10, 2023
- 11:00-13:00 – Range open for training
- 15:00-17:30 – KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence event social
- 16:30 -All Participants meeting at KF Aerospace Centre – games/relay teams announcements/explanations
- 20:00 – Coaches meeting via Zoom
Saturday March 11, 2023
- 9:00-9:50 – Zero
- 10:00-12:00 – Shooting Games TBA
- 12:00-13:00 – Lunch
- 13:00-13:30 Relays
- 16:00-17:30 – Swimming at the H20 Center
- 17:30-19:00 – Pizza Party at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse
Sunday March 12, 2023
- 9:00-9:50 – Zero
- 10:00 – U11 Races
- 11:00 – U13 Races
- 12:00 – Awards Ceremony
***Relay teams will be gender and class mixed and posted Friday PM
Awards will be given to the top 3 of each race and participation ribbons for all. In the case of athletes from outside of BC, the top 3 BC Athletes will receive awards regardless of their final position.
Waxing stations can be set up outside. There is a red fence with electrical outlets next to the grooming shed near the entrance to the parking lot.
The Biathlon BC May 2022 No Fluoro Wax Policy will be in effect.
- All fluorinated wax products are prohibited for use to prepare skis for competition. This includes Pure Fluoro, High Fluoro (UHF and HF), Medium Fluoro (MF), Low Fluoro (LF), and similarly fluorinated glide waxes, powders, pucks, blocks, liquids and other applications.
- The use of hand structure on skis is permitted.
Teams are responsible for arranging their own accommodation during the event. The
organizing committee has arranged for a block of rooms at The Cove Lakeside Resort. Please use the following link to complete a booking for one of these rooms.
Space is limited, so we highly encourage families to book this soon.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Telemark Nordic Club Organizing Committee