National Team heads to Canmore for on-snow training

By Bill Kellick | Oct. 20, 2017, 9:21 p.m. (ET)

(October 20, 2017) -- The U.S. Biathlon National Team begins final preparations for the upcoming World Cup and Olympic season on Monday when they head to the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The team will take advantage of on-snow training at the site of the 1988 Olympic biathlon competition. The Nordic Centre has stored snow from last winter which has recently been pushed out on the trails to provide optimal training conditions.

Following the Roller Ski Trials held in Jericho, Vt., last weekend, the U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee has named Paul Schommer (Appleton, Wis.) to join Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.), Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.) and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) for men's team training. Additionally, trials winner Kelsey Dickinson (Craftsbury, Vt.) along with Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.) and Joanne Reid (Boulder, Colo.) were named to join Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) and Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) for the women's team training.

The training camp will run through Nov. 10.