Biathlon and Orienteering at Waterbury Winterfest
Saturday, February 5, 9am-11am • Anderson Park, Waterbury VT
We’re excited to partner up with Capital Region Nordic Alliance again this year to host a family-friendly biathlon and virtual orienteering terrain courses at the Waterbury Winterfest on Saturday, February 5 from 9-11am.
Participants ages 7 and up of all abilities are welcome to challenge themselves to the thrill of biathlon, a Nordic skiing event in which the competitors combine cross-country skiing and light laser rifle shooting. The event takes place on a 1.1 km groomed biathlon course complete with light laser rifles.
Additionally, this year’s event will also include a virtual orienteering terrain course, where participants will be provided with an IPhone and the Microsoft Soundscape App (typically used for the visually impaired) to locate virtual orienteering waypoints on the field or in the park. Should be super fun and a great learning experience.
Participants can bring their own cross country ski equipment, or borrow a pair of adult or junior skis, boots, and poles from our fleet. Plenty of adaptive ski equipment will also be available, as well as handicapped parking.
Compete against yourself, or a friend! Try out sit skis used by paralympians and experience the challenge of only using your arms to balance and propel yourself around the course.
All equipment is provided by Capital Region Nordic Alliance, an organization focusing on year-round activities in the Nordic Sports of Biathlon, Orienteering, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Paralympic Nordic to the entire community, with particular attention to those individuals with special needs or disabilities.
Green Mountain Adaptive Sports mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities living in Vermont by sponsoring participation in adaptive sports and recreational programs. Donations to Waterbury Winterfest are appreciated and accepted.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]