Unfortunately, the April 2 biathlon had to be cancelled due to the triple blow of:

 

1.      questionable weather (including rain, a volcano eruption impacting flights, and dangerous road conditions locally and between Anchorage and Fairbanks),

2.      very few registrants and

Everyone is invited to a biathlon fun event scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at Birch Hill. The event will be held from 10am to 5pm at the Birch Hill Biathlon Range, which is a short distance out the White Bear Trail.

The event will include tennis ball biathlon for non-shooters. In tennis ball biathlon, participants still ski, but instead of shooting at five targets they throw five tennis balls into a basket. The same penalty laps are skied for misses as for missed targets.

Traditional rifle shooting biathlon will be held, too. Participants must be 10 years old to shoot a rifle and must first go through safety certification, which will be held at 10am. No safety certification is needed to participate in the tennis ball biathlon.

Nov 29-30 @ Birch Hill Biathlon Stadium

 

Fairbanks Biathlon and Eagle Eyes Biathlon of Anchorage are sponsoring a biathlon clinic this Saturday 9am - 6:30 pm and Sunday 10am - 1:30pm at Birch Hill. This is an excellent clinic for those new to biathlon and experienced biathletes ages 11 - adult. 
Cost is $65.  
 
If you have ever wanted to try biathlon, this is an excellent opportunity. If you would like to register or if you have more questions contact Jim Pasek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fairbanks Biathlon

Looking for a new way to enjoy cross country ski racing? Do you enjoy rifle shooting? Perhaps biathlon is for you.

If you are interested in learning more, please email us at

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The first step to participation is to join or renew your membership with USBA - they provide our insurance. Annual membership runs from Oct 31-Oct 31. Actually Aug 31-Oct 31 if you care to sign up early. There is also a member for a day option. http://www.teamusa.org/US-Biathlon/Members/Join-USBA.aspx

The next step is NSCF-FBC membership - send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration and and waiver forms.

Finally, before you can use the range it is necessary to receive your USBA safety certification (using the USBA safety booklet, see below) for the USBA insurance to be valid. Several of the current range safety officers (RSO's) are qualified to do this certification so email if you are interested. It takes less than an hour. This is a one-time requirement as long as the club keeps records and/or you keep your red safety booklet signed by your RSO.

The Fairbanks Biathlon Policies, the USBA safety booklet,  and other interesting and informative reference material can be sent to you upon request. Temp cutoff for range openings is -5 deg F at this site (see weather tab) 2 h before the scheduled opening.

Winter 2015-2016: we will train at Birch Hill until the snow melts.

Fun Race April 2 is cancelled. Stay tuned for upcoming events.

Range Schedule: Check often for updates and RSVP if you plan to be there.

Date Activity (RSVP) Time Location
Sundays all winter regular practice

2pm - 3pm

Birch Hill