Rifle Safety Certification Clinics
Next clinic: Date TBD
Keep an eye on our e-mail list
or on our Twitter feed (@CoBiathlon) for future clinic dates.
NOTE: You can
NOT use a
.22 rifle in a race if you have not been safety certified! Air rifles
and the associated targets are available at the Snow Mountain Ranch race
venue for individuals who have not yet attended a safety clinic.
Clinics are generally held in October and December and are limited by
instructor availability. Clinics are announced via the
CBC members mailing list and are
posted on the CBC web site.
If you have previously participated in a summer biathlon event, please note
that the summer race briefings do not satisfy the safety
certification clinic attendance requirement.
Subscribe to the CBC members mailing list
to receive announcements about safety certifications and other CBC events.
- Clinic attendees must be at least 12 years of age.
Competitors must be 13 as of December 31 of the winter competition year (e.g., age
13 by December 31, 2014 for the 2014-2015 winter season) in order to race using a .22
All range users under the age of 16 ("under-aged person")
must have a parent or assigned responsible
adult (at least 18 years old) closely supervise their .22 caliber or
pellet shooting activities on a one-on-one basis for practice,
certification, training and races. During races when the Red Book Certified
under-aged person is using a .22 caliber rifle, the supervising adult or
parent must remain in the coaching area.
"Closely supervise" is interpreted to mean that the supervising adult must
be within 20 feet of the shooting position during the shooting interval.
"One-on-one" shall be interpreted to mean that the responsible adult may
not supervise more than one under-aged person at the same time. The
responsible adult may supervise multiple persons serially and without
Cost for Certification Clinics is $20.00 plus the cost
of the appropriate one-year CBC membership. (See the PDF version
of the membership form for membership fees.)
The clinic cost includes a trail pass for the SMR Nordic Center.
Club rifles and ammunition are provided for clinic participants. If
you already own a suitable .22 that you'd like to use for racing,
bring it (and ammunition) with you. Ammunition should be
standard velocity .22 long rifle. Attendance at
a Certification Clinic provides lifetime safety certification with the USBA/CBC.
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Photos courtesy of Paige Miller
Colorado Biathlon Club
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Last updated: Nov 22, 2014