Competitive Jump Rope
Jump Ahead and Beyond!
Jumping rope takes immense strength, endurance, focus, and patience, and can be much more than a schoolyard game of chanting rhymes. Competitive jump rope athletes train year-round. Our competitive program runs from September to May with optional events in the summer months. Our team practices twice per week, 2 hours each practice.
Athletes will learn all the basics plus train for speed, endurance, power and continue to develop advanced skills and freestyle routines. The team competes all around Alberta and nationally. Our competitive team will attend workshops, perform for the public, and compete against each other throughout the year.
Commitment and dedication from the skippers is mandatory. This includes attending class, practicing at home, and attending competitions. Parents will be asked to volunteer..
Competitive Jump Rope Team
Competitive rope skipping combines elements of aerobics, synchronized dance, gymnastics and breakdancing all tied together with jump ropes. These elements combine into a fast-paced crowd-pleasing exhibition and competitive sport.
Competitive jump ropers in Alberta will have several opportunities to compete. Typically, Rope Skipping Alberta will host three competitions within Alberta. Masters and Teams Competitions are held early in the year (usually end of January and end of February). Provincial Championships are always held in April.
Masters Competition includes speed and power events as well as a freestyle routine usually choreographed to music. Masters means individual events.
Team Competition athletes who compete in team events use single or double dutch ropes. In freestyle routines, jumpers have a set time limit to demonstrate a combination of skills in four categories – footwork, strength, multiple unders, and rope manipulations. Routines are judged on difficulty and creativity criteria. Teams are either 4 or 5 athletes of similar age.
Our Alberta Provincial Championships consists of a two day competition. One day is Masters events and the second day is Teams events. You must compete in this competition if you want to qualify to go to Nationals. Our Provincial Championships are held in April. The Provincial Champions are required in order to qualify to compete at the Canadian National Rope Skipping Championships.
Our Canadian National Rope Skipping Championships are held May long weekend and the top competitors across the country come out to compete. Competition locations change each year from east, west, and central. Typically, Nationals start the Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday and go into Monday. It is a great weekend of competitions, friendships, exploring, and fun!
Calgary Skip Squad practices two times per week, Mondays and Thursdays.
Date: starting early September 2019
Location: New Brighton and Evergreen
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
coaching, gym rental, three provincial competition fees, membership, insurance
Extra costs could include:
competitive & practice shirts, black shorts, gym bag, skipping workshops, Nationals competition fee, ropes, and other jump rope supplies.