The DCC is jumpin' this weekend.
 
On Saturday (April 8), 110 athletes leaped their way through the 2017 Alberta Rope Skipping Provincials.
 
The two day competition, hosted by local skipping club Heartland High Energy, features individual and team events in speed and freestyle routines.
 
Competitors ranging from age six to 30, are putting their best forward with hopes of a cumulative score high enough to send them to Kingston, Ontario on the May long weekend for nationals.
 
Day one of provincials saw skippers from all over the province compete in team events.
 
"This morning we had the speed three by 40 relay. It has three athletes and they each get 40 seconds to jump in the rope, with a cumulative score every time their right foot touches the floor," said Janna Hamilton, former president of the Rope Skipping Alberta Association.
 
A solid score for skippers is between 60-70 touches in their 40 second time frame.
 
Later in the afternoon, the teams performed their freestyle routines.
 
"It gives the kids an opportunity to show off their skills outside of doing a running step. It's to music and it has choreographed steps across the whole floor and they get scored by a panel of nine judges in areas of difficulty, the level of the skill they're executing and then we have creative judges who are looking at how they're using the music, how they're using the floor and different performance qualities," Hamilton added.
 
Skippers' individual scores for all events are based on multiple factors.
 
"After the each event today, they get their event scoring and they also get a point scoring for participating in that event depending on where they placed. At the end of the day all of those point scoring are added up and they get an overall score. We'll send the top eight teams in each age category and we also get to select an additional three specialists to send," Hamilton said.
 
Sunday features individual events in both categories of competition starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending around 4:00 p.m.
 
More information on rope skipping in Alberta can be found here.
 

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