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Calgary rope skipping athletes pushing for more recognition

Calgary rope skipping athletes pushing for more recognition

By MARY GETANEH Star Metro Calgary Tues., August 7, 2018 CALGARY—Double-Dutchers are doubling down on their efforts to get their competitive sport more recognition with the hopes that they’ll one day see jump rope in the Olympics. It’s a hard sport, that’s what 13-year-old Halle Borden wants people to understand. “It does (frustrate me) because…

From the playground to the podium: Calgary jump ropers have Olympic dreams

From the playground to the podium: Calgary jump ropers have Olympic dreams

CALGARY — Try doing a handstand. Now, try doing a handstand as double-Dutch ropes twirl around you. And try doing that without getting tangled. Competitive rope-skipping has been around in Canada for three decades, but it’s more often thought of as a children’s playground game than a bona fide sport. Members of a newly formed…

Lilac Festival Parade

Lilac Festival Parade

What a perfect day for a parade! The Calgary Skip Squad performed in the 2018 Lilac Festival Parade on June 3.  The Lilac Festival is host to over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts, to imported wares, to community organizations and more!  Every year, an average of 100,000 Calgarians look forward to attending. These jumpers…

Safety & Wellness Family Fun Day

Safety & Wellness Family Fun Day

The Calgary Skip Squad was invited to the Auburn Bay Safety & Wellness Fun Day on May 26, 2018.  This free family fun day was sponsored by local businesses and attracted hundreds of attendees throughout our community. This event featured many fun activities and demonstrations focusing on child, teen, family, and community safety. Our Club had a booth…

Jump Rope Demo

Jump Rope Demo

Our Club performed at the Cranston Community Association’s Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12, 2018.  We had 7 jumpers all dressed in purple ready to entertain the crowd with a 15 minutes performance including double dutch, freestyle jump rope tricks, and partner routines. Our Club also had a table full of information, sample jump ropes,…