IBU CUP Biathlon 7 & 8! Canmore, Alberta, Canada! February 27 – March 8, 2015! ! OFFICIAL! INVITATION ! Canmore on the Map ! ! Canmore is ideally located in the mountains between Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country, only 110 kilometres from the Calgary International Airport on a four-lane highway. ! IBU 7 F&ebruary 8 Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Canmore, Alberta! IBU CCups ups 7Biathlon & 8 2! 7-‐March 8, 2015 Alberta A1. Venue ! The Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park is a world-renowned hosting facility and North America’s premier Nordic venue. ! ! The venue has 30 Kurvinen targets with electronic system, with covered canopy and lights. The following website contains further information about the venue: http://www.albertaparks.ca/canmore-nordic-centre.aspx! ! Average Temperatures ! February Maximum 0.7C Minimum -10.9! March Maximum 3.0C Minimum -10.0C! Elevation ! The range and stadium: 1407 meters elevation ! Lowest Point on course: 1364 meters elevation! Highest Point on course: 1420 meters elevation! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! A2. OC Address ! Alberta Event Hosting Society for Biathlon ! Website: www.canmorebiathlon.ca! Email: [email protected]! Mailing Address: ! BILL WARREN TRAINING CENTRE ! SUITE 100, 1995 OLYMPIC WAY! CANMORE, ALBERTA ! CANADA T1W 2T6! ! A3. Executive Positions of the OC! ! President of OC: Ken Davies [email protected]! Marketing Director: Carly Lewis [email protected]! Competition Chief: Noel Charchuk* [email protected]! Chief of Logistics: Garth Jenkins [email protected]! ! !*IBU IR ! ! A4. Competition Committee ! ! Competition Chief: Noel Charchuk* [email protected]! Competition Secretaries: TBA*, and Karin Kaarsoo [email protected]! Chief of Course: Veli Niinimaa* !! Chief of Range: Tim Brown*! Chief of Stadium: TBA* !! Chief of Timing: Carol Henley* [email protected] ! ! !*IBU IR ! ! A5. Logistic Committee ! ! Chief of Logistics: Garth Jenkins [email protected]! Accommodations: Sherry Thompson [email protected] !! Transportation: Andy Holmwood [email protected] !! Accreditation: Hugh Harden [email protected]! Press/Media: Justin Brisbane [email protected]! A6. Report after Arrival! All Teams are requested to contact the Competition Office upon arrival.! Teams arriving prior to February 26th MUST contact [email protected] to arrange for trail passes, early wax cabin access, and cannot be on the range without a locally certified Range Safety Officer (RSO). Special arrangements will have to be made to have RSO’s on site. Range use without an RSO present is prohibited.! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! A7. Accreditation! All Team Members (Competitors, Coaches, Team Leaders, Team Staff) and IBU representatives must be accredited. The PLARAS accreditation office is located in the Day Lodge at the Competition Venue. Teams will receive official training bibs upon accreditation that will be required for each competitor to wear while on the trails. Competition bibs will be issued at team captains meetings. The PLARAS accreditation office hours are as follows: ! !! 25.02.2015 !Wednesday ! !8.00-20.00 !! 26.02.2015 !Thursday ! !8.00-20.00 !! 27.02.2015 !Friday ! !8.00-18.00 !! 28.02.2015 !Saturday ! !8.00-18.00 !! 01.03.2015 !Sunday ! !8.00-18.00 ! !! A8. Liability and Insurance! The organizer will not accept any claims resulting from injury to health, accidents or damages including those caused by foreign or own competitor or by third parties during the training and competitions. All participants have to be sufficiently insured against accidents and illnesses by themselves or their Nations' Federation. With the entry by names the National Federation must confirm the existence of the required insurance for all persons entered.! A9. Importation of Rifles and Ammunition ! All athletes and teams from outside Canada must declare their rifles and ammunition (1500 rounds) upon arriving in Canada.! ! This is done by completing the Non-Resident Firearm Declaration form (RCMP 5589) and presenting it to a border services officer (CBSA) at the point of entry to Canada. This declaration form should be filled out prior to your arrival in Canada. However, it should not be signed before arriving at the entry point, as a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) border services officer must witness the signature. ! ! A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of CAN $25, regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is valid only for the person who signs it and only for those firearms listed on the declaration. Once the declaration has been confirmed by the CBSA border services officer, it acts as a licence for the owner and is valid for 60 days. ! Download the Non-Resident Firearms Declaration form ! www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/pdfs/5589-eng.pdf! For more information visit the Canadian Firearms Program website ! www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/information/visit/index-eng.htm and the Canada Border Services Agency www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5044-eng.html#P010! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! A10. Visa Regulations and Requests! All visitors entering Canada require a valid passport. To determine if your country requires a Visa to enter Canada please visit: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp! ! Should you require a Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa – TRV), you must apply to the Visa Office responsible for your country of nationality, or to a Visa Office in a country where you have been legally admitted. You must complete an Application for Temporary Resident Visa form following the Instruction Guide and forms available at www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/visa.asp! ! Some Visitors meeting the Immigration criteria may apply online. For all others take your completed form(s) with your fee to a Canadian Embassy, high commission or consulate abroad. This MUST be done before arriving in Canada. ! ! NOTE: Processing times vary among regions and offices. (As of 2014/07/22: Moscow 49 days; Kyiv and Warsaw 4 days.)! ! IBU member nations requiring Visas (TRV’s) are: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China (People’s Republic), Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania (holders of non-biometric passports only), Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland (holders of non-biometric passports only), Romania, Russia, Serbia, Taiwan (without an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification), Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. ! ! Teams from nations requiring a special invitation to come to Canada may request a letter from the Organizing Committee by emailing a Request for Visa Invitation IBU Cup form (Annex 2) to [email protected]! ! Visa processing times: www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp! Visa Offices outside of Canada: www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp! ! A11. Import, export and use of radio transmitters! All radios usage will be registered with the organizing committee to ensure the frequencies are clear for medical emergencies and timing data. ! Electrical power in Canada is 110 V/60 Hz/ 1PH, plug adapters and step up transformers must be supplied by the teams. There will be no transformers or plug adapters available on site. ! ! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! B. LOGISTICS! B1. Transportation! Transportation of Teams and Equipment to Calgary International Airport ! Conceptum Sports Logistics has flight packages available for Team Travel and equipment from the OECH to the Venue. In case of interest NFs are requested to make their bookings directly with CSL by January 15, 2015. Details on website: http://canmorebiathlon.ca/logistics! ! Transportation from the Airport ! The Calgary International Airport is 110km from the Venue. The OC can provide one arrival and one departure transfer per team. Please complete the attached Travel Form (Annex 3) and send to [email protected]! This information MUST be received by February 20, 2015 to accommodate your schedule and equipment needs. If your information is not received by the above deadline, teams will have to make their own arrangements for transport to Canmore. ! ! There are rental car and truck agencies at the airport arrival level. Advanced booking is recommended through the car agencies website. All agencies take credit card bookings. ! www.avis.ca ! !www.budget.ca !www.dollarcanada.ca! www.enterpriserentacar.ca!www.hertz.ca! !www.nationalcar.ca! ! Transportation & Parking - Venue! A free shuttle bus service is provided between the official accommodations and the venue. Further details on the timelines will be communicated upon your arrival.! ! If you are renting a vehicle, please indicate this so your team may be given a parking pass from the Race Office. Note: There is limited on-site parking and Passes are required.! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! B2. Accommodation! The following hotels are the official hotels for all Competitors, Team Leaders, Coaches, and Team Staff. These hotels are offering Team rates, which include Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). These rates are available from February 25 to March 8, 2015.! ! Accommodations must be booked by January 27, 2015 to ensure Team rates and Full Board. Team managers must make hotel reservations DIRECTLY to the hotel. All details on website: http://canmorebiathlon.ca/accommodation/ ! ! Current conversion rate: 1 Canadian dollar is roughly 0.7 Euros ! The Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge! 1711 Bow Valley Trail! Canmore, Alberta, Canada !T1W 1L7! ! Room & Full Board: Double $111.28 – Single $141.59! Room Only: Double $96.55 - Single $78.59 ! ! Quality Resort Chateau Canmore! 1718 Bow Valley Trail! Canmore, Alberta, Canada !T1W 1L7! ! Room & Full Board: Double $115.00 – Single $153.88! Room Only: Double $113.12 - Single $99.68 ! ! Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre! 511 Bow Valley Trail! Canmore, Alberta !T1W 1N7! ! Room & Full Board: Double $135.95– Single $185.91! Room Only: Double $99.68 – Single $99.68 ! ! Canadian Rockies Chalets! 1206 Bow Valley Trail! Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N6! ! Room ONLY: Full kitchen/self-catering! Bear Den: 2 bedroom rate, 4 adult occupancy : $114.45! Railroad Retreat: 3 bedroom rate, 6 adult occupancy: $136.25! Cougar Chalet: 3 bedroom, 6 adult occupancy: $158.05! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Reservations ! Toll Free: 1-800-665-6111! Tel: (403) 678-5445! Fax: (403) 678-6484! [email protected]! www.rockyski.ca! ! ! ! Toll Free: 1-800-261-8551 ! Tel: 403-678-6699! Fax: 403-678-6954! [email protected]! www.chateaucanmore.com! ! ! Online Reservations http://coa.st/ec2o! Hotel Reservations Toll Free 1-800-716-6199! Hotel Reservations International +800-800-26278 ! Tel: 403-678-3625! Fax: 403-678-3765! www.coasthotels.com ! ! ! Toll free: 1-800-386-7248! Tel: 403-678-37! Fax: 403-678-3413! [email protected]! www.canadianrockieschalets.com! ! ! ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! C. COMPETITION INFORMATION! C1. Program! ! Date! IBU$Cup$7$ Wednesday( 25.02.2015( ( ( Thursday( 26.02.2015( ( ( Friday( 27.02.2015( ( ( Saturday( 28.02.2015( ( ( ( Sunday( 01.03.2015( ( ( IBU$Cup$8$ Monday( 02.03.2015( ( ( Tuesday( 03.03.2015( ( ( Wednesday( 04.03.2015( ( ( ( Thursday( 05.03.2015( ( ( Friday( 06.03.2015( ( ( Saturday( 07.03.2015( ( ( Sunday( 08.03.2015( ! ! ! Competition!! ! Zeroing! ( ( Arrival(of(Teams( ( ( Arrival(of(Teams( ( ( $ 1000!:!Men! 1300!:!Women! Sprint$ ( $ 1000!:!Men! 1300!:!Women! Sprint$ $ ( ( ( ( ( ! 0900:0950! 1200:1250! Training! Ski(Training( ( Earlier(arrivals( contact(Comp.(Office( 0900!–!1130! 1230!:!1500! Training(–(Mixed( ( ! 0900:1100:(M( 1200:1400:(W( Official(Training( ! Team!Captains! Meetings!etc.! ( Ceremonies! 1700! Day(Lodge( Election(of(Juries( ! 1700!! Day(Lodge( Sprint(Draw,(Info( all(comps( ! ! Afternoon:! Draw!SP!in! stadium! ! ( ! ! after!competition! Flower(Ceremony! ! 0900:0950! 1200:1250! ! ( ! 0900!:!1100! Training(–(Mixed( ! ! 0900:1100:(W( 1230:1430:(M( Official(Training! ! $ Tours$to$Lake$ Louise,$Banff! ! Afternoon:! Draw!IND!in! stadium! ! ! ( 0900:1100:(W( 1230:1430:(M( Official(Training! ! ! Afternoon:! Draw!SP!in! stadium! ! ! ! 0915:0945! ( ! ! ! ! ! ! after!competition! Flower(Ceremony( ( ! ! ( $ 1000!:!Women! 1330!–!Men! Individual$ ( ( ( 0900:0950! 12.30:13.20( ! 1000!:!Women! 1330!–!Men! Sprint$ ( $ 1000!–!M/W! Mixed$Relay$ ! ( ( Departure(of( Teams( ! 0900:0950! 1230:1320( ( ! after!competition! Flower(Ceremony( ( 7pm(Athlete(Party! ! ! after!competition! Flower(Ceremony! ! after!competition! Flower(Ceremony! C2. Competition Rules! The competition will be conducted in accordance with the IBU Event and Competition Rules approved by IBU Congress in 2014 including later amendments by the IBU Executive Board. ! C3. IBU Technical Officials ! Race Director IBU Cup: Felix Bitterling (GER)! IBU Technical Delegate: Tracy Lamb (USA)! IBU IR Material Control: Robert Zwahlen (SUI)! IR Shooting Range: Lisa Belliveau (CAN)! IR Start/Finish: Normand Gonthier (CAN)! IR Course: Michal Zichacek (CZE)! C4. Target System! The Canmore Nordic Centre Biathlon Venue has 30 Kurvinen targets with electronic scoring. ! C5. Course and Stadium Information! See Annex 1 ! D. ENTRY DEADLINES! Registration will be through the IBU website by the National Federations (NF) ONLY.! ! Registration by Number until: !January 26, 2015! Registration by Name until: !February 12, 2015! ! All registrations should be made online via the IBU Membercenter on www.biathlonworld.com.! ! Request for Visa Invitation by: ! !December 15, 2014 ! Conceptum transportation reservations by: !January 15, 2015! Accommodations reservations by: ! !January 27, 2015 ! Transportation reservation form by: ! !February 20, 2015! ! E. ANNEXES! ! Annex 1 – Course and Stadium Information! Annex 2 – Visa request form! Annex 3 – Transportation reservation form! ! IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! Annex 1! Course and Stadium Information ! CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE MASTER VENUE MAP Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park Building Locations P5 ta yS ntr ou sC s o C Cr A E1 D P2 P1 Biathlon Range E2 Wax Test Area P4 F Biathlon Stadium B m diu A C D E1 E2 F P Maintenance Buildings Day Lodge Bill Warren Training Centre Wax Cabin Wax Cabin Biathlon Building Parking Lots Biathlon Penalty Loop P3 IBU Cups Biathlon 7 & 8 ! Feb 27-Mar 8, 2015 Canmore, Alberta! STADIUM LAYOUT INDIVIDUAL, SPRINT, & PURSUIT COMPETITIONS Range Media Media Coaches Eqt. Check Media Pre-start Clothing Run Tunnel Finish Finish Area Eqt. Check Sta r t Warm-up Media Penalty Loop 150m Warming Tent Clothing Refreshments Competition Office Timing Officials dia Tu n ne l Tunnel Me E Parking / Event Tents To Warm Up Area Ambulance Cloth Start STADIUM LAYOUT RELAY COMPETITION Warm Up Area Range Media Media Media Media Pre-start Finish Tunnel Finish Area Eqt. Check Officials t Warm-up Exchange Zone Media Media Sta r Coaches Eqt. Check Warming Tent Clothing Refreshments Competition Office Timing Officials Parking / Event Tents Tu n ne l Tunnel M Mee ddia ia Ambulance To Warm Up Area Penalty Loop 150m 2005 CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE 2 KM BIATHLON COURSE MAP Course Information Height Difference (HD): 24 m Lowest Point (LP): 139 4m Maximum Climb (MC): 13 m Highest Point (HP): 1418 m Total Climb (TC): 59 m Total Distance: 2005 m Colour: Red 2505 CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE 2.5 KM BIATHLON COURSE MAP Course Information Height Difference (HD): 31 m Lowest Point (LP): 1389 m Maximum Climb (MC): 20 m Highest Point (HP): 1420 m Total Climb (TC): 75 m Total Distance: 2505 m Colour: Green CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE 3 KM BIATHLON COURSE MAP Course Information Height Difference (HD): 27 m Lowest Point (LP): 1393 m Maximum Climb (MC): 20 m Highest Point (HP): 1420 m Total Climb (TC): 96 m Total Distance: 3088 m Colour: Yellow 3417 CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE 3.3 KM BIATHLON COURSE MAP Course Information Height Difference (HD): 56 m Lowest Point (LP): 1364 m Maximum Climb (MC): 24 m Highest Point (HP): 1420 m Total Climb (TC): 136 m Total Distance: 3417 m Colour: Blue CANMORE NORDIC CENTRE 4 KM BIATHLON COURSE MAP Course Information Height Difference (HD): 56m Lowest Point (LP): 1364m Maximum Climb (MC): 24m Highest Point (HP): 1420m Total Climb (TC): 136m Total Distance: 3989m Colour: Brown For all course maps and stadium information please visit www.canmorebiathlon.ca/venue! ! IBU CCups IBU ups BBiathlon iathlon 77 && 88 ! Feb Feb 2 27-Mar 7-‐Mar 88,, 22015 015 Canmore, Canmore, Alberta! Alberta Annex 2! FORM A : REQUEST FOR VISA INVITATION IBU Cup 7 & 8 Fill out this form and send to mail to: [email protected] The organizing commiJee will provide an oﬃcial leJer of invitaNon to the naNonal federaNon if required for visa applicaNon processing. This form should be sent to the organizing commiJee as soon as possible and no later than December 15, 2014 to ensure Nme for visa processing. Na$onal Federa$on _____________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address of Na$onal Federa$on ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Contact name and Email address at Na$onal Federa$on ________________________________________ Please ﬁll out the following chart for ALL athletes, coaches, wax technicians and other team staﬀ using the oﬃcial names as found on the passport. SURNAME GIVEN NAME (S) DATE OF BIRTH (DD/ MM/YYYY) PASSPORT NUMBER PASSPORT EXPIRY DATE Annex 3!
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