The Calgary Skip Squad is a not-for-profit jump rope club in Calgary Alberta.
All of our competitive skippers, coaches, and volunteers have many years of experience in the sport. Our rope skipping team is comprised of competitive skippers ages six and older from all over Calgary and surrounding areas.
Calgary Skip Squad competitive team meets twice a week for practices to have fun while learning skills, promoting teamwork, physical fitness, and much more!
Why Join Our Skipping Club?
Skipping is Fun
A simple piece of rope can be so much fun. Just turn the rope and skip it. This childhood pastime is in fact an invaluable whole-body cardio exercise. But you’ll see that as soon as you discover the rope again, you’ll probably stop looking for lame excuses, because it really is fun. 🙂
Being apart of a team teaches kids many valuable lessons in life. Your teammates support you through your sport, in the classroom, and in your personal life. Research is finding that team sports boost mental health, gratitude strengthens relationships, and positivity trumps negativity.
Affordable & Available
With over half of North America’s adolescents being physically unfit, finding a fun yet affordable sport has never been more important. Besides a decent pair of running shoes, a jump rope will cost you less than a Starbucks. You can take that jump rope almost anywhere you want.
Calgary Skip Squad is a proud member of Sport Calgary. We believe in respect in sport, promoting amateur sport, and helping our athletes grow and improve.
Hard Working Athletes
Carla, Head Coach
Carla has been involved with rope skipping for 25+ years. She started skipping in grade 3 in the Yukon. Not only has Carla been an avid jumper, she has assisted with the creation of three Canadian jump rope teams: Whitehorse YK, Bedford NS, and Moncton NB.
She has trained, competed, and participated in demos and workshops all over the world. She spent most of 1999 training, competing, and performing in demos in Europe.
When Carla was not training, she used her skills of jump rope to train and condition high level athletes at several university football teams in Canada. On top of all the skipping, she has managed to complete her Masters of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan and a Degree in Education at the University of Calgary and is a current teacher at the Calgary Board of Education.
In 2017, Carla helped to coach an Alberta jump rope team as well as competed herself at the Alberta Rope Skipping Championships.
Samantha, Assistant Coach
Samantha grew up in Turner Valley, Alberta where she discovered her lifelong love for the outdoors and physical activity through hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, rugby, and dance.
After competing as a national athlete and coach in competitive jump rope and downhill skiing, Sam decided to pursue her love for optimizing physical performance as a career and moved to Calgary, Alberta where she completed her diploma in massage therapy at Mount Royal University.
Currently involved with crossfit and Olympic weightlifting, Sam is eager to get back in jump rope as a coach and athlete after six years off.
Our team is excited to have Sam join as an assistant coach. With her knowledge and leadership skills, she is definitely an asset to our athletes!
Linda, Assistant Coach
Linda grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and just moved to Calgary Alberta 2 ½ years ago. Since being in Calgary she has advanced in her line of work through Child Development and has been in this line of work for over 10 years. She is now expanding her knowledge, passion, and interests through staying active and in shape with jump roping. Linda enjoys helping others grow in any area they need to achieve.
Linda started jump roping through elementary school. Year after year she would pick back up jump roping with her class and loved it every time. By 8 years old, she started to bring jump rope home and do it during the summer with her friends and then started to jump competitively for a few years.
As she drifted away from skipping, she is proud to be back into a routine with new materials and new friends!
Julia, Assistant Coach
Julia has been involved in skipping since she was in grade 3 and in 2019 she will be graduating from high school.
Julia’s skipping career has given her the opportunity to be an athlete and a coach with other teams within Alberta, with the team in Okotoks, and with another team within Calgary. She has grown as an athlete and coach with these clubs in their competitive team and with their recreation skipping programs as well. She has been able to teach the sport of jump rope to many new and “seasoned” athletes.
Julia’s goals as an assistant coach is to help others learn the sport in a positive, fun, and encouraging atmosphere. Julia has completed the NCCP initiation course, worked with a CanFitPro instructor trainer, and attended many skipping workshops offered within Alberta and nationally.
Julia is grateful for the teams she has jumped with and also helping in coaching as it has grown her as person over the last 9 years. She has memories and friendships that will last her a life time.
2018/19 Board of Directors
Calgary Skip Squad Club is governed by a board of directors. The Board of Directors can be contacted at email@example.com
|Vice President||Reid Lucas|