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Intermediate/Advanced Skate Clinic - Dec 30, 2019


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Members Only Skate Ski clinic December 30th, 2019 at the Plain Valley Nordic Trails.
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Intermediate and Advanced Skate Skiing Technique Clinic on December 30th at the Plain Valley Ski Trails, near Lake Wenatchee. This opportunity is for WBA members who are experienced skate skiers. This is a one day class limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration by Webscorer is required.
The objective will be to improve skate skiing technique for more efficient use of energy and faster race times. Many of us seek continual improvement in our shooting skills-let's have that outlook for skiing too! This is an excellent opportunity for those heading to the Winter World Masters Games in January and/or the U.S. Nationals in March.

Open to WBA members who are experienced skate skiers. Instructor Scott Waichler will screen each entry and communicate by e-mail.

The Plain Valley Nordic Trails are located at 18636 Beaver Valley Rd. in Plain, WA (nine miles from Coles Corner – Hwy 2 and WA 207 or 14 miles north of Leavenworth via the Chumstick Highway). The trail headquarters is at Plain Hardware. Do not buy a trail pass it is covered in your entry fee. For this event park at Bob and Michele Vallor's home at 18820 Beaver Valley Rd, north of the hardware store. Please do not block the garages.

The Instructor: Scott Waichler is a WBA member and a Level 3 Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and Level 100 USSA cross-country ski coach. Scott is based in Winthrop, WA and coaches for Methow Valley Nordic SEF.

9:00 to 9:30 am: On site check-in at the Vallor's house (pre-registering is required for this event). Check in is from 9:00 to 9:30am.

9:30 am to 3 pm: We will walk or shuttle to the trail head nearby to warm up and take advantage of the terrain variety there. In the morning we will review key aspects of good skate skiing technique and do some fun exercises as a group. In the afternoon participants will rendezvous with Scott for one-on-one attention at preset times and location. You will hopefully end the day with a clearer understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and some useful ideas for continuing to improve your technique.

With a few exceptions the nearest lodging is in Leavenworth, 30 miles east of the Nordic Center. Leavenworth offers numerous choices and varied rates. Check on line at

Biathlon Summit - Winning the Mental Game

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the 2nd Annual WBA Summit.

Sondre has arrived and preparations are nearly done.

9:00 am check in at Canvas Event Space (directions below)

* Please bring your rifle with harness attached (if you have one) NO AMMO.
* Dress for exercise.
* Bring water bottle or desired beverage along with any snack you may want. Water is available on site. Lunch will be provided.
* Be prepared for a TON of information and excitement to get ready for the upcoming season!

3412 4th Ave. South, Seattle 98134

Take EXIT 163 toward West Seattle Bridge/Columbian Way
Keep left to take the Spokane Street ramp toward Safeco Fields/West Seattle Bridge Keep right to take the ramp toward Safeco Fields/Spokane St/Century Link.
Merge onto South Spokane Street
Turn right onto 4th Avenue South
4th Ave. South is just past Busway
3412 4TH AVE South is on the right just behind 3404

Take EXIT 163B toward 6th Ave South Turn left onto 6th Ave South
6th Ave S is just past 6th Pl South Turn right onto South Spokane Street Turn right onto 4th Avenue South
4th Ave South is just past Busway
3412 4TH AVE. South is on the right and behind 3404

Merge onto I-5 S via EXIT 2B on the left
Merge onto S Forest St via EXIT 163B toward 6th Ave South Turn left onto 6th AVE South
6th Ave S is just past 6th Pl S
Turn right onto 4th Ave S
4th Ave S is just past Busway
3412 4TH AVE South is on the right just behind 3404
Take the exit toward WA-519/I-90/I-5/S Atlantic Street.
Turn left onto WA-519/S Atlantic St. Continue to follow S Atlantic St. Turn right onto 1st Ave. South
Stay on 1st Ave. South for about a mile and then turn left on Lander. Turn right on 4th Ave. South
3412 4th Ave. South is behind 3404 about 1⁄2 mile down 4th Ave.

On weekends we have up to 60 spots with street parking as well.

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Ski Fast and Shoot Straight!



November 16, 2019
Keynote: Sondre Nordberg

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Registration NOW OPEN!
November 16, 2019

9am - 4pm
The Canvas Event Space
3412 4th Ave South, Seattle

This full day indoor training day is focused on experienced biathletes, but open to ALL levels.  

Biathlon: Winning the Mental Game
Keynote by Sondre Nordberg*

Madshus: what's new
Biathlon Etiquette
Ski Waxing: fine tuning your ski prep
Dry Fire Workouts
USBA Safety Class for those new to the sport

Come spend the day and get totally immersed in all things biathlon to get ready for the winter season.

*Sondre Nordberg is a mental trainier specialized in elite sports with extensive experience working with biathletes towards such competitions as World Cups, World Championships and Olympic Games. He is a former biathlete (Norway) and the author of the book Dry Fire Training - The Road to Success in Biathlon.

Space is limited for this event.

Board Nominations and Save the Dates

The nomination period for the WBA Board is now open. Please submit your nominations to Kathleen Colvard at

Deadline for nominaitons is Sept 17, 2019.

Please submit your nominations for the following positions:
Athletes Representative
Board position 1
Board position 3

November 6 Annual Meeting (and Party) of the Membership
November 16 Second Annual Biathlon Summit

WBA By-Laws
Article 5: Election of Board of Directors

Section 1. Eligibility. Any Association member, eighteen (18) years or older, in at least his/her second year of membership in the Association, USBA or other USBA recognized biathlon club, is eligible to seek election to a position on the BOD.

Section 2. Term of Office. All officers and board members shall serve a term of two (2) years with the President and Treasurer being elected in odd numbered years (e.g., 2005) and the Vice-President and Secretary being elected in even numbered years (e.g., 2006). At-Large Board positions #1 and #3 will be elected in odd numbered years. At-Large Board positions #2 and #4 will be elected in even number years. The Athlete Representative shall serve a term of one (1) year. All terms of office shall begin on the First of November following the Annual Membership meeting. However, should the Annual Membership meeting be postponed for any reason, all terms of office will be extended through the end of the rescheduled annual meeting.

Section 3. Nominations. A candidate for a position of the board of Directors must be nominated and seconded by an association member who is eligible to vote. A candidate may nominate him/herself, but cannot second, him/herself. Nominations may be made in advance to any board member during the nomination period from the August board meeting until the September board meeting. All nominees are encouraged to provide the Election Administrator with a brief (100 words) summary of their qualifications. Copies of each submitted summary will be provided to the membership with the mailed ballots and will be posted on the Association's web page.

August race weekend

Saturday, Aug 17 - setup starts at 10:30am
The more folks who help set up the more practice time!

Sunday, Aug 18
Mass Start and Mountian Bike races will be shortened due to some new range restrictions.

Super Sprint Weekend July 20-21, 2019

Saturday set up and training starts at 11am. Remember, the more who show the faster we get set up and the more open practice time available.

Questions, please email