Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Fort Kent and Presque Isle, ME USA Biathlon World Cups

On a weekly basis, people searching for "Fort Kent biathlon," "US biathlon worlds cups," etc.  come across my blog. So, this is for all of You - and all those interested in heading up to the crown of Maine for some spectacular world class biathlon events in February!

Feb. 4-6 Sprint, Relay and Pursuit competitions
"Nordie the Lion" mascot for Presque Isle's events

Feb. 10-13 Sprint, Pursuit and Mass Start competitions

For competition schedules and IBU press releases look under EVENTS on

For more information about World Cup....
northern Maine, 
how to get there, 
cultural events, 
World Cup athletes attending,
course maps,
Teacher's Resources,
& spectator information

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World Cup teams will use the January IBU World Cups in Oberhof, Ruhpolding and Antholz to choose which athletes will attend the two US World Cups. Our team is yet to be finalized, but here is the majority of US and Canadian athletes you'll get to watch in February:



Jean-Phillipe Leguellec
Brendan Green

Zina Kocher
Megan Imrie

In 2004 when Fort Kent hosted its first World Cup it connected with Aroostook County school children to help educate the region about biathlon, the World Cup and a healthy lifestyle that comes from skiing. For every major international event the hosting venue's steering committee in conjuction with the Maine Winter Sports Center produces a Teacher's resource guide. This guide provides not only information about the events, athletes and sport, but is also in line with Maine State Learning Standards and provides approved lessons for Grades 1 to 12 using biathlon, skiing and regional examples in the classroom. It is also the primary resource for setting up Athlete School visits and Fan Clubs for when the World Cup arrives. If you are interested, the whole Guide is available online: Teacher's Guide.

Looking ahead, here's what our 2.5km Sprint course looks like in Fort Kent:

See You There!!

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