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Para-nordic includes both cross country skiing and biathlon. There are classification for leg and arm impairments, skit skiers and for the visually impaired.

Cross country
Cross country skiing involves short, middle and long distances (ranging from 2.5 km to 20 km), sprints and relays.

Biathlon
Biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, but differs from Olympic biathlon because skiers must always shoot from a prone position.

Biathlon invloves short and long-distances, sprints and relays. In short-distance, skiers race around a 2-5km loop and stop twice to take five shots at a target placed 10km away. Long-distance is similar but skiers must make five trips around the loop, stopping to shoot four times. For the shooting portion, skiers with a visual impairment use an electronic system that sends out acoustic signals to indicate when they are nearing the target.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Colette Bourgonje
Para Development Coordinator
Site 4, Box 11, RR3
Prince Albert, SK S6V 5R1
(306) 922-8848
cbourgonje@hotmail.com

Pat Prokopchuk
VP SASKI-Skiing for Disabled
17 Clark Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7H 3L8
(306) 374-7745
prokr@sasktel.net
www.saski.ca

Jeff Whiting
Provincial Para-Nordic Coach
612 Quance Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7H 3B4
(306) 374-9598
whiting@sasktel.net

Biathlon Saskatchewan
Doug Sylvester
1860 Lorne St
Regina, SK S4P 2L7
(306) 445-6887
doug.sylvester@sasktel.net
www.biathlon.sasktelwebhosting.com

FIND A CLUB

Cross Country Skiing
Club Directory
crosscountrysask.ca

 

Biathlon
SASKATOON BULLZI BIATHLON TEAM
Mike Clothier
kiwi-knook@hotmail.com

BLUE MOUNTAIN BULLETS
Doug Sylvester
doug.sylvester@sasktel.net

SASKATOON NORDIC SKI CLUB
Brad Gnyp
btlgnyp@sasktel.net

The Parasport program is made possible through the financial contributions from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and is administered through Sask Sport Inc.