Pentathlon Alberta Updates

NEWS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS LOCAL ! 

Work is underway for our next event tentatively planned for March 1st. Stay tuned

Planning is in the works for shooting safety clinic. Details are being put together for a presentation that will improve pistol handling and awareness within our sport. 

Pentathlon Provincials are planned for May 30th at this time. Stay tuned as event details are planned.

UPCOMING ATHLETE COMPETITIONS - Good Luck !!! 

Shauna Biddulph will be competing at the Budapest Indoor, January 18th. 
Joshua Riker-Fox will be competing in the USAP Qualifier, January 23-25th in Colorado Springs. Joshua will also be competing at the World Cup #1 in Sarasota February 18-23. Both of  these events provide qualification opportunity for the Pan Am Games Toronto 2015 selection. So special GOOD LUCK goes out to Josh for these events!
Several pentathletes will be travelling to Edmonton for the next fencing event of the season - the Edmonton Open on January 31, February 1
For some other event schedules check out  here (pentathlon) or here (fencing)

NEWS THIS SEASON (SEE OUR ARCHIVE PAGES FOR SOME AWESOME PAST NEWS)

Pentathlon Canada AGM has been announced and will take place in the Guelph area on February 7th, 8th.

January 18 2015 - Pentathlon Alberta hosted a mini-meet and clinic at the Talisman Centre, Calgary. This early season event gave athletes a chance to see how their training is preparing them for the year ahead, including giving several newer participants a chance to understand the intricacies of a day long event. This was a four event competition with Fencing, Combined (Run, Shoot) and Swim. The day finished with a valuable clinic in the pool with swim coach Steve Challacombe who assisted athletes through their warmup, through events, and one-on-one afterwards. Check in the Results section for details.

January 3 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario. The Winter Pentathlon Ontario Invitational was held on Jan 3 with athletes from across Canada attending. This event also served as a ranking update for event priority order for those athletes vying for Pan Am Games selection. From Alberta Shauna Biddulph and Joshua Riker-Fox were in attendance with Josh taking first place in the Senior Men's division. Well done!! Results are available in the results section.

December 27 to January 3 2015 - Exciting times for ARES club athletes Connor Ell and Danja Currie-Olsen on their participation in the pentathlon training camp and competition hosted by Westcoast Pentathlon club in Rancho Mirage, in the Palm Springs area in California. This update from their experience at the event:  Both Connor and Danja were exposed to many great coaches and talented athletes resulting in a great learning experience taking away many new skills in all five disciplines. This camp demonstrated the best of sportsmanship and hospitality amongst the organizers, coaches and athletes.

November - Pentathlon Alberta AGM was held in Calgary. The list of elected board members has been updated on this website.Thank you to all volunteers past a present. Special mention to Deb Langvand for several years of service.

October/November - ARES club members were doing some public profile work to gain exposure for Pentathlon and Fencing. They provided a fencing demonstration for in advance of the Alberta Ballet performance of The Three Muskateers at the Jubilee Auditorium. They also were interviewed by Global News for a segment that aired November 4th (check it out)

October 30 - Talisman Centre - Nova Pentathlon Club with assistance from Pentathlon AB hosted a test pentathlon event in Calgary. The event allowed several folks from triathlon and other disciplines a first try at the component events of Pentathlon. Well done! 

LET"S GO!! Pentathlon Alberta is always looking for opportunities to introduce Alberta Athletes to our exciting sport and partner with local community clubs, organizers or parents. If your community is able to take part in hosting a clinic, typically including beginner lessons and demos for Fencing, Swimming and Combined (Run/Shoot) components, please contact us at info@pentathlonalberta.com. Keep an eye on the news here for clinics coming to your area.