2017 Skipping Summit Was A Success!

October 25, 2017 -

The 2017 Skipping Summit Committee would like to thank all the athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers for making the weekend at Sacred Heart School in Wetaskiwin a huge success.  We had 90 athletes from across Alberta attend the summit!

The 2017 Skipping Summit included over 20 hours of instruction time in the gym from 6 incredibly talented facilitators.

The Summit was not only for athletes.  Jodi Harrison and Myles Bogstie were also able to hold a judges workshop for new and returning judges. Julianna Bourne gave a session on injury prevention and management.  Dianne Wearden introduced double dutch turning to a large group of eager parents.  So eager that parents were also learning how to jump in the ropes!

The weekends average rating was a 9.4 out of 10!!!

The Summit can be summed up from a few of the survey comments:

“Definitely want another summit next year!”

“I loved this weekend”

“Fantastic! LJ was awesome!”

“It was super fun!”

What was your LEAST FAVOURITE part of the weekend?

“Nothing!”

“Being sore.”

“Having to wake up early.”

What was your FAVOURITE part of the weekend?

“Learning new tricks and getting to know other skippers in a non-competitive environment.”

“The involvement and encouragement from the coaches.”

NEW SKIPPING SUMMIT TASK GROUP

In order to keep the forward momentum, we are asking that anyone who is willing to help organize the 2018 Skipping Summit please forward your name to Rope Skipping Alberta via email by the end of 2017.  We would like to have the new committee in place by the new year.

Rope Skipping Alberta would like to thank the 2017 Skipping Summit committee for their hard work in making the first ever Skipping Summit a huge success!

Che Borden, Ilona Reef, Tyrel Gibson, Amy Cornett, Tannis Coen, Denise Gariepy

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