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Spring and Summer Update for the Polar Bear Biathlon Club

Spring is here and we are ready to pick up where we left off this past season.  Although we had little snow this past winter, the Polar Bear Biathlon Team kept up our practice sessions.  This past year we added a new dimension to our club.  We have introduced family shooting sessions.  Not only do we encourage team members to come and shoot, but also their parents.  With this addition we have a nice core of shooters coming along for the summer season.  Our new people are Kathy and Paul Rivet, Jon and Debbie Brosemer, Anne and Bill Greene, Danielle Beckingham, Lesley Leach, Janine Phaneuf and Deb Fuge.  Several of these individuals will be racing for the first time in June!

We are trying to shoot every two weeks at McCauley Mountain located outside of Old Forge.  Our next session will be April 29th at 3 p.m. for those that can make it.  Beginning once school is out for the summer we will hold weekly sessions a Adirondack Woodcraft Camps.  Thanks to David and John Leach we are able to run a shooting session behind the soccer field for about 90 minutes a week.  We have several of our Polar Bear Biathlon Team members attending which makes it nice for everyone.  Those sessions will run on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.  This year we will have three targets set up for practice, two standard targets and one portable target.

The summer race schedule at McCauley Mountain will begin on June 10th with a 5 km sprint race.  There will be both competition and sport race classes to accomodate everyone.  The second race to be hosted at McCauley Mountain will be on August 18th, a modified pursuit race with four shooting stops.  More information will be post on this site as summer approaches for those interested in competing.  Both races will have pre-registration on skireg.com.  Please follow us on New York Biathlon as well as the Polar Bear Biathlon website.

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