*************** BIATHON WORK DAY SEPT 24, 2024 AT THE BIATHLON HUT FROM 8-12 PM*******************
BRING GLOVES AND ANY OTHER TOOLS. BIATHLON COACHES WILL DIRECT WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE.
ADULT PRACTICES ARE HELD AT THE BLACKHAWK BIATHLON CHALET FROM 6-7:30 PM (EVERY MONDAY STARTING OCT 2)
The biathlon program at Blackhawk Ski Club has grown from a small group of participants to the leader in expanding biathlon opportunities to youth and adults in Wisconsin and surrounding States. Recent events have included races, shooting and safety clinics, and helping biathlon programs get started in Green Bay, Hayward, and Iola.
The Blackhawk biathlon area is open to club members when participating in practices, introduction to biathlon sessions, or races. The 50-meter biathlon area includes lighting for evening practices and is connected to the man-made snow network of trails. Club members interested in use of the 50-meter shooting area need prior biathlon safety certification or to be involved in an organized club biathlon activity.
The use of the Blackhawk biathlon area and equipment is restricted to biathlon practice and races in the presence of an authorized Blackhawk Ski Club Range Marshal. No free shooting or non-biathlon shooting is allowed at Blackhawk Ski Club.
Want to try biathlon?
The region hosts "novice" events throughout the season. You are able to try out biathlon without any prior experience. Your entrance fee will include instruction, a volunteer to help you on the range, a loaner rifle and ammunition. You will not be able to practice shooting at the club and you will not be allowed to carry your rifle during the event. You are allowed to ski with the team during practices if you have not met the criteria below.
Become of fully authorized Blackhawk Biathlete - What do you need to do?
Step 1: Join Blackhawk in the limited or full membership category. See the membership page for information.
Step 2: Complete the Redbook class. No class for the fall 2023 is scheduled yet. You MUST have your redbook class in order to participate in shooting practices at Blackhawk. You may participate in ski practice.
Step 3: Pay your United States Biathlon annual membership fee. You will sign up as a competitor.
Step 4: Join the firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates on practices or event changes.
Step 5: Starting in October, plan to join us for regular practice from 6-730 pm on Mondays. There are club rifles, but they are typically allocated to youth first. If you are new, other members will typically allow you to try their rifles. During the first practices, existing members will typically also provide you with some of heir ammunition. After a few practices, you should plan on buying your own ammunition and also making plans to borrow or use a loaner rifle. You can discuss this during your first practices.
Step 6: Sign up for your first event!
*If you still have questions, send them to email@example.com or Paulkulas13.gmail.com.
RED BOOK - ALL REDBOOK DATES FOR 2023/2024 HAVE NOT YET BEEN SCHEDULED
2022-2023 Schedule of Events
Date - Location - Event*
3 Dec 2023: MN Club Race - Mt Itasca, MN
10th Dec 2023: WI Club Race - Blackhawk Ski Club, Madison, WI
16-17th Dec 2023: Regional Race #1 & #2 - Mt. Itasca, MN
26th Dec - 1 Jan 2024: Youth & Junior Trials - Mt. Itasca, MN
7th Jan 2024: WI Club Race - Ariens Nordic Center
20th Jan 2024: MN HS Nordic Championships - Mora, MN
10-17th Jan 2024: World Master's Biathlon - Virmiglio, Italy
13-14th Jan 2024: Regional Race #3 & #4 - Elk River, MN
14-25th Jan 2024: Youth Winter Olympics, Korea
21nd Jan 2024: WI Club Race - McMiller, WI
27-28th Jan 2024: Regional Race #5 & #6 - Blackhawk Ski Club, Madison, WI
29th - Feb 10th 2024: Youth European Championships
3rd Feb 2024: WI MS/HS Sprint Intro to Biathlon - Ariens Nordic Center
10-11th Feb 2024: WI HS Nordic Championships - Cable, WI
14-15th Feb 2024: MN State Tournament - Giants Ridge, MN
18th Feb 2024: WI Club Race - McMiller or Ariens, TBD
21-24th Feb 2024: American Birkebeiner - Hayward, WI
25 Feb 2024: MN Club Race - Elk River, MN
22 Feb- 2 March 2024: Youth and Junior World Championships - Otepaa, Estonia
2nd March 2024: MN Club Race - Snowflake, Duluth, MN
3rd March 2024: WI Club Race - Blackhawk Ski Club, Madison, WI
9-10th March 2024: Regional Race #7 & #8 - Ariens Nordic Center
16th March 2024: MN Club Race - Mt. Itasca, MN
21-24th March 2024: USBA Nationals - Ft Kent, Maine
*Race dates and location are subject to change based on snow and weather conditions. Confirm race details posted by the host biathlon club.
Adult practices will be starting soon. Stay tuned. Generally, adult biathlon practices will be held on Monday evenings, weather permitting. Adult participants are expected to have their own skis, rifle, and ammunition. We hope to have a few club rifles available for new members. Adults must be “red book” safety certified and a Blackhawk Ski Club member to participate in any adult practice at Blackhawk.
Please contact Paulkulas13.gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
USBA membership is required to participate in practices and races at Blackhawk. To participate in races or adult practices, USBA safety certification is required. Biathlon Safety Clinics are typically offered in December and April. Watch the Blackhawk calendar of events for the next scheduled safety clinic. USBA memberships are from $15 to $75 and are available at:
Blackhawk Youth Biathlon Program
Please visit the Youth Biathlon page for more information.
****BLACKHAWK MIDWEST REGIONAL RACE REGISTRATION INFORMATION****
Blackhawk will be hosting Regional Biathlon Races on 14-15th of January. Registration Closes: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:59 PM
9:00 AM Course and Range Setup
9:30 Registration Open
10:00 - 10:45 Age 15 through Adult Zero
11:00 - 7.5K race (female)
11:45 - 10K race (males)
1;00 - 1:30 PM - U15 and U13 Zero
1:45 - Youth Novice and U13
NOTE: There will be NO same day registration. Payment due at registration race day.
14 Jan 2023: Regional Race #3 - Blackhawk Ski Club, Madison, WI EVENT REGISTRATION
15 Jan 2023: Regional Race #4 - Blackhawk Ski Club, Madison, WI EVENT REGISTRATION
TWIN VALLEY FARMS EXTENSION
With a huge sense of appreciation, we are excited to announce approval for the extension of the biathlon trail to our neighbors property to the southwest of the range. Eventually, we will add 1.5K of rolling terrain to the existing trail. The extension will only be accessible for Blackhawk biathlon members who are also USBA members. You may not use this extension if you are not both BH and USBA members due to insurance requirements.