Colorado Biathlon Club

Rifle Safety Certification Clinics


Next clinic: Sunday, November 16, 2014

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.




  • 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 rifle. 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 overlap.
  • 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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Last updated: Oct 26, 2014