Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RSANS AGM

The 2010 RSANS Annual General Meeting will be held on November 21st at 2:00pm. Email info@rsans.com for more information and/or directions. For now, check out this amazing world record set at the 2010 North Carolina Workshop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

2010-2011 Registration Forms

Hello all,
it's registration time! Please fill out the appropriate (Competitive/Recreational) membership form and mail it to:

RSANS C/O Carolyn Fox,
15 Candlewood Drive, Porters Lake, NS
B3E 1H5

Competitive Registration Form

Recreational Registration Form

Happy Jumping!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ESMS @ the Rainmen

Check out another demonstration from the Eastern Shore Mariner Skippers (now Jump Energy) at a Halifax Rainmen game.

ESMS Halftime Show

Kicking off the start of a new season, here is a halftime show from the Eastern Shore Mariner Skippers (note: it's loud so you might want to turn the volume down before you start).


Thursday, August 5, 2010

World Championship Results

The results from the 2010 World Rope Skipping Championship and World Youth Tournament are in and they can be viewed at the links below.

World Championship Results
World Youth Tournament Masters Results
World Youth Tournament Team Results

Photos from the event can be viewed and purchased from the photographer's website here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

World Championships - Days 2 and 3

The third day of the 2010 World Rope Skipping Championships has finished and Canada put on some wonderful performances. Our Nova Scotia female team did extremely well in speed and their freestyle routines. Everyone was impressed with their creative rope exchanges and power skills. Shelby Toews of Windsor, Ontario (and guest member of Jump Energy), won the silver medal in Triple Unders on Sunday night.
Masters day went very well for Canada and although no one reached the podium, we made a strong impact with some great speed scores and freestyle routines.

Masters day also saw Luke Boon of Australia become four-time World Champion in the male division. Check out his performance from the 2006 World Championships in Toronto to see what he can do.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

World Championships - Day 1

The first day of the 2010 World Rope Skipping Championships was a great one with fantastic performances from the male and open division teams. Although our Nova Scotian jumpers didn't reach the podium it was a great day for Canada. Our team from British Columbia won the bronze medal in Double Dutch Pairs Speed (2x60s). The female teams also competed in 2x60s this evening and one of our Ontario teams (Brampton Acro Ropers) won the silver medal.

We wish the best of luck to our female team from the Jump Energy Rope Skipping Club who will be competing in the female division tomorrow. Go Canada!

Until then, check out this video from the 2010 USA Grand National Champion Robbie Csontos, of Hot Dog USA. We haven't seen him in Loughborough yet, but we're hoping he makes an appearance on masters' day to show us more of his great jumping!

Friday, July 30, 2010

World Youth Tournament

The 2010 World Youth Tournament has ended and Canada's performances were fantastic! Our Nova Scotia 12-14 female team had a 3rd place finish in Double Dutch Pairs Speed (2x60s)! Full results soon!

Check out this video from Mike Fry. He has spent the past year doing some wonderful things for rope skipping in Africa. Check out www.oneworldonerope.org for more information.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watch the World Championships and World Youth Tournament Online!

Great news everyone! You can watch the entire World and World Youth competitions LIVE online! Just go to www.rs2010.org and click on the "Live Video Streaming Available" link, or click here to go directly to the video feed.

For the full schedule of events click here. Go Canada!

More Teams Arriving!

We've been here for a couple days now and other teams are starting to roll in. So far we've seen large groups from Denmark and Germany, and a few from the UK and USA. The gym looks fantastic with fresh paint on the competition floor. Photos coming soon!

Update: Hong Kong, Belgium, and our BC/Yukon group have arrived!

Sebastian Deeg from Germany is here. Check out his video below for a sneak peek at what he might have in store for us!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jump Energy is in Loughborough!

Our Nova Scotian representatives for the 2010 World Rope Skipping Championships have arrived in Loughborough, UK and are ready for action! Visit the site regularly for more updates!

Until then, check out this video from 2008!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good Luck!

Good luck to all the members of Team Canada who are competing at the 2010 World Championships. Stay tuned for updates on Canada's progress throughout the competition!

You can also find more information about the World Championships on the following websites:

www.rs2010.org
www.irsf.org
www.crsfsite.net

Go Canada Go!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RSANS Post-Secondary Scholarship

If you would like to apply for the RSANS Post-Secondary Scholarship, please fill out the form here (fill out your information and download as PDF) and send it by email to sam@rsans.com on or before July 19th, 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jump Energy Year-End Show!

The Jump Energy Rope Skipping Club would like to invite you to their annual year-end show, being held at Auburn Drive High School on Wednesday, June 23 at 7pm. The show will feature the entire Jump Energy team, as well as highlight the Nova Scotia athletes who will be representing Team Canada at the 2010 World Rope Skipping Championships and World Youth Tournament in Loughborough, U.K. this summer.

For now, check out this demonstration from a 2009 workshop in Sweden.



p.s. watch part 2 as well!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What have you designed lately?

Here's a neat concept from Kyung Guk Lee at Yanko Design called the E-Rope:












"Just a few hundred hops, or 20 minutes worth, will charge the batteries 100%..."

A few hundred hops in 20 minutes? How about less than one minute?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CRSF Records Updated!

The CRSF records page has been updated to include results from the 2010 National Championships. To see them click HERE.

Before you head over to the CRSF site, check out this throwback from 1999!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Not Just For The Youngsters!

The beauty of jump rope is that it is a sport for all ages. Here's a double dutch freestyle from the 30+ division: The Comet Skippers from Ohio!

Friday, May 7, 2010

RSANS Post-Secondary Bursary

The RSANS Post-Secondary Bursary is back. If you are an active rope skipping athlete, coach, or volunteer and will be attending college or university in September 2010, please email sam@rsans.com to apply.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sebastian Deeg = Unreal

Check out this video all the way from Germany. You might have to watch it twice, or ten times, in order for the awesomeness to sink in. For more Sebastian, visit his website HERE

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Halifax YMCA Camp April 17th

Just a reminder of the workshop and competition taking place on Saturday at the Halifax YMCA. It's going to be a great day of skipping!
Email Justin Skinner (justin_skinner@ymca.ca) for more information.

2010 Provincial Championships

Thanks to all the competition organizers for their great work at the Provincial Championships. Both days went smoothly and we got to see some incredible skipping.

The CRSF Nationals are next month so to all those competing, Good Luck!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

2010 Provincial Championships - Day 1

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the 2010 Provincial Championships. The event ran very smoothly (thanks to the fantastic event organizers!) and there were many impressive speed scores and freestyle routines (thanks to the fantastic athletes)!

If anyone has video footage of the competition and would like to see it posted on our website please email Sam at sam@rsans.com.

Good luck to the recreational athletes who are competing today. Check out this video from the USA Grand National Championships for some inspiration!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Provincial Championships this weekend!

Good luck to everyone competing this weekend at the Provincial Championships. Have fun and keep jumping!

Will anyone show us some of these moves this weekend?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Provincials Info

The Competitive competition is Saturday April 10th (9am until 5pm) and the Recreational competition is Sunday April 11th (noon until 3pm) in Annapolis Royal.

This year is an extra exciting year because we are introducing for the first time the "Grand Provincial Championships" in which competitors of all ages will compete for the title of Grand Provincial Champion in each event. This event will occur on Sunday afternoon between the last Recreational event and the awards ceremony.

The events on Sunday are:
Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle
Double Dutch Singles Freestyle
Team Single Rope Freestyle
Masters Single Rope Freestyle

There will also be awards given for the speed events, which will be awarded based on Saturday's scores.

There's still a week left to practice, so try this one all the way from Japan!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Halifax YMCA Camp April 17th

The Halifax YMCA camp and mini competition has been rescheduled to April 17th at 9am until 12pm. $10 including a T-shirt. Email Justin Skinner at justin_skinner@ymca.ca to sign up.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

YMCA Workshop Cancelled!!

The workshop scheduled for February 27th at the Halifax YMCA has unfortunately been cancelled due to a scheduling error. They will be rescheduling so check back often for updates!
For now, check out this cool Toyota commercial from Japan!

Friday, February 12, 2010

1 Minute Speed: Guinness World Record

Check out this video of Beci Dale (Blue and White Rope Skippers, UK) challenge the Guinness World Record for 1 minute speed! Look for her at the 2010 World Championships. Fast!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Watch Saltare on America's Best Dance Crew

USA Jump Rope All-Stars Chaz Robinson, Tyler Perez, Lee Reisig, Billy Jackson, Lisa Brown, & Brittany Fortier have formed a group to compete in America's Best Dance Crew. Their name is Saltare (SAL-TAR-AY), which is Latin for "Jump".
The show is on Sunday nights at 8pm on Much Music, or you can see clips at www.muchmusic.com, as well as lots of behind-the-scenes clips at www.jumpropevideos.com. For more information, visit their home page at www.saltarecrew.com.

Here is their performance from the East Regionals:


More to come!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Visit the Annapolis Skippers Unlimited Online!

The Annapolis Skippers Unlimited have launched a new website with photos, videos, and more! Click here to visit the site.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Workshop at the Halifax YMCA - February 27th

Join RSANS and the Halifax Community YMCA for a rope skipping workshop for all ages and skill levels. The event will be February 27th from 9am to 3pm. For more information please contact Sam Ashley (RSANS) at sam@rsans.com or Justin Skinner (YMCA) at justin_skinner@ymca.ca.

Until then, enjoy a Double Dutch Singles Freestyle routine from our friends Razz-Ma-Tazz of Houston, Texas.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bouncing Bulldogs this weekend!

I know this is short notice, but Ted Lehman and Kelvin Martin of the Bouncing Bulldogs will be in Porters Lake this weekend. 9am-12pm Saturday and Sunday at O'Connell Drive Elementary School.

Here is a routine featuring Ted and some other Bulldogs. Enjoy!