Jump Rope B.C. is an organization dedicated to jumpers all over B.C who participate either recreationally or competitively. As well as coaches and volunteers that strive to continue pushing the sport of jump rope to the next level.
We help to organize competitions, events, such as provincial championships, skills camps, and speed trials.
Jump Rope BC also liaisons with other jump rope organizations such as the Canadian Rope Skipping Association, World Jump Rope, and FISAC, to continue to develop a path of betterment for the sport and our athletes across the province.
The Board is made up of dedicated parents and coaches who always strive to push the
sport farther, and to help bring out the potential for greatness that resides in all of our jumpers.
Meet Our Teams
Inspired leadership, coachable athletes, and equal amounts of sweat and smiles make Abbotsford RopeWorks both a worthy competitor and well-loved team on the Provincial, National, and World jump rope stages. Ranging in age from eight to twenty-two years old, and in experience from “first time here” to the ranks of international podiums, all RopeWorks athletes strive for continuous growth in both skill and sportsmanship.
Founded in 2015 by Kourtni Eckstein and Emily Whitman, Abbotsford RopeWorks is thrilled to have recently acquired Casey McAvay as Head Coach. She is immeasurably assisted by Sarah Korstrom and Natalie Jorgensen, and supported by a powerhouse of team board members and parents.
Head Coach: Casey McAvay
Assistant Coaches: Natalie Jorgensen & Sarah Korstrom
Abbotsford Skipping Sensations
Founded in 1990, The Abbotsford Skipping Sensations is a team of 7 to 25 year old athletes. The team currently provides three program levels: recreational, pre-competitive and competitive. The Skipping Sensations have represented Abbotsford at local, provincial, national and international competition levels. In addition, the team performs at community events, teaches jump rope camps and workshops and has hosted several National Championships in Abbotsford. Several of the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations team members are British Columbia All-Star Alumni and have performed and taught at many high profile events. The Competitive section of the team travels throughout BC and across Canada to compete at the provincial and national competitions respectively. Internationally, the team has competed at many events in the United States and at World level events in Canada, the UK, Hong Kong and Florida. In 2017, senior girls on the team traveled to Thailand for a service trip.
Competitive Coaches: Arden Mills, Brittany van Herk & Kaeli Wiens
Pre-Competitive Coaches: Brittany van Herk & Reagan Symonds
Recreational Coach: Faith Stewart
Black Widow Rope Spinners
The Black Widow Rope Spinners is a competitive jump rope team from Penticton. The jumpers practise for two hours, twice a week in order to prepare for competition throughout the year. The team is a demonstration team for the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation and they travel to schools in the area to put on shows and promote the sport of jump rope. The highlight of the season is the Provincial competition in April, the National competition in May, and for some, the World Jump Rope Competition in July. The jumpers look forward to the week long Peach Festival in August where the team performs a number of shows on the main stage throughout the festival. The team also does shows for other sporting events, conventions, and community activities when they arise. The team has four members on the BC Allstar team who help with coaching, preparing show agendas, and skill development.
Head Coach: Cathy Cunningham
Assistant Coach: Thomas Cunningham
The Island Hoppers Jump Rope team has been in existence in the Victoria area for over 25 years. Our team continues to grow and is well known for providing enthusiastic and lively demonstrations at skills building camps, schools, local sporting and community events. The 45 jumpers on the Island Hoppers team consist of noncompetitive and competitive members ranging in ages from 7 to 22 years old. Because our team is multi-aged, our senior team members mentor and assist with the skill level development of our junior members. Our team has a group of dedicated parents who believe in the sport and have proven they are dedicated and willing to do what it takes to evolve the team.
Nelson Rhythm Ropers
The Rhythm Ropers have been a competitive and recreational jump rope team based in Nelson, BC since 1987. The team has competed provincially, nationally, and internationally and has also been a staple athletic team in our community. We have taken part in community events, such as Christmas on Baker St, Canada Day celebrations as well as school shows and demos. The team is currently growing our jumper base and we are excited to have both competitive and recreational jumpers on our team. We have roughly 12 total jumpers with 7 of those being competitive. We look forward to all the opportunities presented for our team to travel around the province and compete, participate in camps and expand our team!
Head Coach: Kristi Siminoff
Synergy - Located in Victoria, BC
Vancouver RopeWorks was founded in 2022 by Kayla Apperloo in collaboration with the Abbotsford RopeWorks team. The team’s mission is to spread the joy of jump rope and grow the sport in Vancouver using recreational and competitive programs. Their team members range in ages from 9 to 44 and encompass a wide variety of experience levels. Building a community is important to the team and jumpers often join in to share their skills at jump rope meetups around the city of Vancouver.
Head Coach: Kayla Apperloo
Victoria Velocity Jump Rope is both a competitive and non-competitive jump rope team based in the Westshore community of Victoria, BC. The team is coached by senior athletes and coaches, each with 15+ years of jump rope experience. We have athletes ranging from 5 to 25 years of age. Established in 2019, we are steadily growing in the community. We facilitate workshops, school and community-based demonstrations, as well as compete both Provincially and Nationally.
Competitive Coaches: Abbey and Leah Haas
Recreational Coaches: Sam VanGiesen and Shae Blundell