Canada to host its first-ever Competition Climbing World Cup in 2011



August 18, 2010

The event is part of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) calendar. This first-of-its-kind competition in Canada will provide a critical step towards the dream of getting competition climbing named as an Olympic sport. 

The IFSC-World Cup Bouldering competition in Canmore will kick off the 2011 North American World Cup series. The Canmore event will be followed by a World Cup Bouldering competition in Vail, Colorado on June 3 and 4. Vail’s World Cup Bouldering competition has had great success over the past three years. Held in conjunction with the Teva Games, the event draws hundreds of international athletes and more than 4,500 spectators. Boulder, Colorado will be the host city for the third 2011 World Cup climbing competition. This event is to take place on October 8 and 9, and it will be the first lead climbing World Cup competition that has taken place in North America in more than two decades. 

The IFSC-World Cup Bouldering competition in Canmore will be organized by The Vsion bouldering gym with support from Competition Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) – organizing group of the successful North America Climbing Championship 2008 held at Horizon Roc Gym in Montreal. “Competition Escalade Canada, a section of the Alpine Club of Canada and the Vsion bouldering gym are proud to announce that we will be hosting one of the nine internationally-sanctioned World Cup Bouldering competitions in Canmore, Alberta on May 28 and 29, 2011.” says Dung Nguyen, CEC National Junior Climbing Team Coach and owner of The Vsion gym located in Canmore, Alberta. The vibrant town of Canmore at the gateway to the pristine Canadian Rockies is well known as one of Canada’s climbing Meccas.

The website for the event is currently under construction - watch the NewsNet for updates.

To find out about sponsorship opportunities, and for more information about this prestigious event email Dung Nguyen, Owner/Operator and CEC National Junior Climbing Team coach at (403) 678-8803 or info@thevsion.com

For additional information on the Alpine Club of Canada’s Competition Climbing section, contact Dave Dornian, Chairman at ddornian@agt.net

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