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Join Our Jump Rope Team for 2 Weeks – Absolutely FREE! Yes, jump rope is a sport! Not sure if you or your child wants to commit to a full year? Come see what competitive jump rope is all about for FREE! Are you ready to leap into an amazing world of fitness, fun, and…

Rope skipping offers physical, emotional and social benefits to Calgary team

Rope skipping offers physical, emotional and social benefits to Calgary team

CALGARY – Competitive rope skipping might have winners and losers, but according to a few members of the Calgary Skip Squad, there are rarely hard feelings at the end of it all. “It is competitive — but it’s not like other sports, where it’s competitive but you don’t want to talk to other people [after…

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…