Membership & Categories

Become a Member

Individuals must register with Biathlon BC in order to participate in club biathlon activities, training camps and competitions. The current membership period is from April 1st to March 31st for each competition season. 

Club and Individual registrations are now available, please see more information on How To Join.

Membership Categories

Athlete

An athlete registration provides full  privileges for training and competing in Biathlon BC. It includes a license to compete in all biathlon competitions in North America, and is required in order to be eligible for Biathlon BC Camps and Teams.

Athletes may enter into the competitive categories at a BC Cup, and are eligible to receive BC Cup points.

Recreational Athlete

A Recreational Athlete registration is required for biathlon training, and for participation in non-competitive events such as recreational races and demonstration days.

Recreational Athletes ages 8-12 (as of December 31st) may participate in the U13 Categories including Novice and Juvenile categories at a BC Cup. Otherwise, Recreational Athlete members can only participate in a BC Cup in the Recreational category.

Recreational Athletes are NOT eligible to receive BC Cup points, regardless of what category they participate in. A Recreational Athlete registration is $30.

Coach

A coach registration is required in order to undertake biathlon coaching activities. 

A coach is NOT eligible to race with this membership. If members are active in more than one category (ie. Masters Athlete and Coach), they must select the category with the highest fee on the registration form. A Coach registration is $15.

Officials

An officials registration provides insurance to undertake biathlon officiating activities, and provides support for the sport of biathlon in BC and Canada. An Officials registration is $10.

Supporter/Volunteer

A supporter/volunteer registration provides insurance to undertake biathlon volunteering activities, and provides support for the sport of biathlon in BC and Canada. The current Supporter/Volunteer registration is $10.

Racing Categories

Junior Boy/Girl & Younger is for athletes ages 14 and under (as of December 31st). Athlete registration for Junior Boy/Girl and younger is $80.

Senior Boy/Girl & Older is for athletes ages 15-34 (as of December 31st). Athlete registration for Senior Boy/Girl and older is $120.

Masters is for athletes ages 35 and older (as of December 31st). Competitive athletes aged 35+ are not obliged to register as Masters; they may register as Athletes (Sr B/G & Older) and compete in their respective Men/Women category. Please register in this category if you plan to compete the majority of the time in the Masters category. Athlete registration for Masters is $120.

Day Licenses

Privileges and Restrictions of Day Licenses

  • Day licenses allow you to participate in all biathlon activities that require Biathlon Canada insurance (e.g. Recreational Classes, Regional Races, Promotional events, Toonie races, Demo Days, Introduction to Biathlon, etc)
  • Day licenses cannot be used for out-of province biathlon activities (a local day membership would have to be purchased).
  • A day license is required for each single day of a biathlon related activity. For example, if you are participating in a two-day event and do not have a Biathlon Canada season registration, you will be required to purchase two (2) day licenses.
  • An athlete who is participating with a Day license at a BC Cup may only enter the Recreational category, except for Juvenile and Midgets who may compete in their respective classes with a Day license.

Purchasing a Day License

Individual Day Licenses may be purchased through clubs that are hosting events. Each license costs $5.50 per person. Day License Application

Reporting Day Licenses

Clubs hosting events for which they need to purchase Day licenses may do so by having each individual fill out and sign the Day License form. The forms are to be kept by the club for their records. Birthdate, gender and postal code for each day license must then be transcribed onto the Day License Reporting Sheet and emailed to the Treasurer. The total fees can then be mailed or e-transferred as instructed on the Application.

For each event, please complete the on-line Event Reporting Form HERE