Alberta Biathlon Club - Summer Camps



Guide to:

2013-14 membership categories

2013-14 Calforex Cup categories

Become a Biathlon Alberta member:

2014-15 membership






Athlete Resources - 2013 Direct Athlete Support Program


  • Purpose

The purpose of Biathlon Alberta’s Direct Athlete Support Program is to increase the profile of biathlon and Alberta’s top competitive athletes amongst the general public and media, while assisting these athletes with the expenses incurred by high-performance athletes training to compete at the international level.

  • Eligible Athletes

To be eligible for this program, athletes must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Named to a Biathlon Canada 2013 National Training Squad (A, B)

  2. Selected to compete for Canada at the 2013 World Youth/Junior Championships

  3. Selected to compete for Canada at a 2012-13 IBU Cup event

  4. Achieved a podium finish at 2013 Canadian Championships in an IBU Category

  • Athletes must also have a current membership in a Biathlon Alberta affiliated club.

  • Athletes who meet the above criteria, but are not actively training or competing in the current season are not eligible for support.

Note: There may be a reduced number of opportunities for athletes aged under-18.


  • Program Overview

The Alberta Biathlon Club (ABC) Caravan attends numerous events which allow the general public to learn about biathlon and shoot an air rifle. Throughout the summer and fall Biathlon Alberta and ABC conduct a number of clinics, training camps and outreach programs. The knowledge and experience of athletes who have competed at national and international levels is a valuable asset to share with younger athletes, as well as the general public.

Athletes may apply to work at eligible events from a schedule of ABC or Biathlon Alberta camps and clinics. The list of events will evolve over time and updates will be sent to eligible athletes by e-mail. Athletes must arrive at a specific time and assist with set-up and take-down. Duties will be determined by Airat Aitniakov or BA camp coaches, but may include helping with air rifle demos, answering questions from the public, handing out brochures and encouraging potential athletes and their parents to check out local programs and clubs. Athletes may be asked to assist with coaching duties at camps and clinics and provide a short presentation to participants about their experiences as an athlete.


  • Details

(Credits earned can be directed towards Biathlon Canada or Biathlon Alberta team fees, tour fees, Biathlon Alberta Training Centre fees, or club training fees.)

  • Athletes will receive a credit as follows:
    • $75 for a work period of 3 hours or less
    • $150 for a work period exceeding 3 hours

Athletes may apply to attend at as many events as they wish. Assignments will be made at the discretion of the program administrator.

    • Biathlon Alberta will provide postcards of athletes to be distributed at events and sent to the media, advertising upcoming events and competitions. If you wish to use a particular photo, you must provide a high-resolution digital image. Please ensure you have permission to use the photo in this manner.


Athletes eligible for the 2013 Direct Athlete Support Program

Senior Men Senior Women
Nathan Smith Zina Kocher
Macx Davies Rosanna Crawford
Scott Gow Emma Lunder
Andrew Chisholm Emma Lodge
Aaron Gillmor  
Kai Skinstad  
Junior Men Junior Women
Christian Gow  
Stuart Harden  
Youth Men Youth Women
Matthew Strum Danielle Vrielink
Aidan Millar  



Important! To sign-up for events, please contact Andy Holmwood, in addition to the specific event contact listed below.


June 12 - 14 - ABC Camp, Canmore

4:00pm - 8:00pm

1 athlete per day, contact Airat


June 15 - All Sport One Day laser rifle demo at COP

09:30am - 2:00pm

1 or 2 athletes

contact Airat


July 8-12 - ABC Air Rifle Camp #2, COP

10:00am - 3:00pm

2 athletes per day required

contact Airat


July 15-19 - ABC Summer Camp #2, Canmore

10:00am - 3:00pm

2 athletes per day required

contact Airat


More dates to be added …





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