We welcome and encourage new athletes to participate or even simply try the sport for a first time. The timeline to join biathlon is late Summer and early Fall on any given year. At that time, skills are developed in advance of organized winter competitions in January through March. As a rule, we do not take new athletes during the competition season.
Should you choose to continue with the sport and become a member of Biathlon Nova Scotia, you join as a member of Biathlon Canada (individual membership) and follow the prompts to select Nova Scotia.
If you are joining as a member of our competitive team, you must also obtain a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). The certificate is obtained by attending a safety course on using non restricted firearms and passing an exam provided by Safety Services Nova Scotia. A PAL is mandatory to participate in the sport of biathlon.