Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and precision rifle target shooting. Biathlon PEI have clubs at the parks Nordic Center, Mill River Resort and Souris Striders Ski Lodge.
Biathlon PEI at the Nordic Centre - Civic Number: 1800 Route 13 Brookvale
If you are looking for a fun outdoor activity for your kids to participate in this winter, Biathlon PEI offers two excellent programs at the parks Nordic Centre just minutes outside of Cornwall!
Learn to Ski
The Learn to Ski Program provides children aged 6-9 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of classic cross country skiing in a safe and fun environment. The Learn to Ski Program is held on Saturday mornings from January through March. We are very fortunate to have former cross country ski Canada games coaches John and Ann Keuper coaching this group of kids.
Equipment needed: ski equipment is required and may be rented from the biathlon program or from the Nordic park.
Biathlon Bears Program
The Biathlon Bears Program at the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale gives children aged 8-14 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of biathlon in a safe and fun environment. There are three progressive levels and each participant earns badges as they go through the program! The program consist of two sessions per week (Currently Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons) and runs from early January to March. There are also some year round activities offered. Equipment Needed: The Biathlon Bears program uses air rifles for the shooting component which are provided for use by the participants while at practice. Cross Country Skate Ski equipment is also needed for the skiing component; however, this must be supplied by the participants. Rentals are available at the Bears Club on first come/served basis.
For more information
Contact: Bob Bentley