Waxing Protocols

Biathlon Canada Fluoro-free Wax Policy

The Biathlon Canada fluoro policy for the 2021-22 season will see a full fluoro ban applied for all Biathlon Canada sanctioned events. This ban on fluorinated waxes was implemented to protect the health of both people and the environment. 

What does the ban include?

The fluoro-free rule applies to all Biathlon Canada competitions (e.g., Trials, Eastern/Westerns, Canadian Championships). 

This means that: 

  • High Fluoro (HF), Medium Fluoro (MF) or Low Fluoro (LF) glide waxes, including HF, MF or LF powders, pucks, blocks and liquids are NOT permitted 
  • Cold-weather powder additives and hardeners containing fluoros are NOT permitted

Teams and staff participating in Canadian National Championship must agree to refrain from possessing, applying, using, selling, giving-out or trading any products containing fluorocarbons, thus following the Biathlon Canada and IBU rules for fluoro-free waxing. 

***Biathlon Canada will require coaches, wax technicians, and support members from every team to sign a fluoro-free wax declaration in order to receive their accreditation. ***