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Paralympian Mark Arendz shooting down targets at a Biathlon event

Nordic Sports Prince Edward Island

Nordic Sports PEI

Looking for a fun outdoor activity for your kids to participate in this winter? Nordic Sports PEI offers both cross country skiing opportunities as well as participation in the sport of Biathlon. Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and precision rifle target shooting‎. Programs are offered at the Brookvale Nordic Centre.

Learn to Ski

The Learn to Ski Program offers children, aged 6 to 9 years-old, the opportunity to learn the basic skills of classic cross country skiing in a safe and fun environment. Former cross-country ski Canada Games coaches John and Ann Keuper lead the group.

Dates: Saturday mornings from January to March.

Equipment required: Ski equipment is required and may be rented from Nordic Sports PEI or from the Brookvale Nordic Park.

Biathlon Bears Program

The Biathlon Bears Program offers children, aged 8-14 years old, 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 progress through the program.

Dates: Two sessions per week on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons running from early January to March. Also, some year-round activities are offered.

Equipment required: Air rifles for shooting are provided for participants' use at practice. Cross-country skate ski equipment to be supplied by the participant. Rentals are available on first-come, first-served basis.

There are also clubs at the Mill River Resort and Souris Striders Ski Lodge.

For more information, email us at [email protected]