If you’ve ever wanted to try biathlon or build your skills, the Fairbanks Biathlon Club has an opportunity for you.

The club, a part of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, will soon be hosting autumn multi-day programs at the Birch Hill Recreation Area biathlon range. No experience necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know to get excited about biathlon.

The multi-day programs will be held starting in mid-September. Beginner youth sessions will be held Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Masters sessions will be held Sundays, 3-5 p.m. or Mondays, 6-8 p.m. There will also be masters drop-in sessions on Sundays, 3-5 p.m. The cost for the six-class beginner youth program is $189. The cost for the five-class masters programs are $185, while the masters drop-in sessions are $40 each.

Intermediate and advanced youth programs are also being offered starting August 31.

Participants must be members of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and the US Biathlon Association. All equipment, such as rifles and ammo, will be provided. Sessions will include safety instructions, shooting advice, games and more.

The lead instructor will be Hilary Saucy. She was a competitive biathlete for nine years and has more than nine years of coaching experience working with youth and adults. Her focus is teaching sport and life skills in a safe environment through fun and games. Everett Darrow will be the Sunday masters instructor. He comes with a nine-year competitive biathlon background and experience in masters coaching.

COVID-19: All procedures have been carefully vetted to make sure they follow state mandates. No refunds will be offered due to athlete sickness or travel. If sessions have to be canceled due to COVID-19 related circumstances and cannot be rescheduled, a credit or refund may be issued.

To register go to: https://nordicskicluboffairbanks.wildapricot.org/sys/website/system-pages/?pageId=18008

For more information contact Hilary Saucy at hilarysaucy@gmail.com or 267-644-8428.