Wednesday Jan 02 2013
Auburn Ski Club biathlon program ready for 2013By: Special to the Journal
This winter season, Auburn Ski Club will again be offering cross country skiers the opportunity to learn about and participate in the Olympic sport of biathlon.
Hosted at the club’s Donner Summit training center, this challenging sport combines cross country skiing and marksmanship on a 50-meter range. The ASC biathlon program is directed by Glenn Jobe, member of the 1980 US Olympic Biathlon team.
There will be novice clinics offered at 10 a.m. on Jan. 5, Feb. 23 and April 21. Skiers will learn the basics of rifle safety, shooting and biathlon range procedure. Biathlon rifles and ammunition are provided.
Experienced Biathlon skiers can gain US Biathlon Association Red Book certification on Jan. 5, and April 21. Skiers must have their own biathlon rifle to become Red Book certified.
On Feb. 24, Auburn Ski Club will host the annual 10th Mountain Division Biathlon held in honor of the WWII ski troops. Skiers that have participated in the clinics and certifications can put their skills to the test in the competition.
For more information and to register for the clinics and competitions visit auburnskiclub.com/nordic/biathlon