Introducing the Hoppers
The "Hamilton Hoppers" are a competitive rope skipping team in Southern Ontario.
The team which started in 1982, currently has 21 competitive members, aged 7 to 27, who represent the Hamilton-Wentworth area. Over the years, our members have been Canadian and World Champions, as well as National Record Holders. Several jumpers have been honored with City of Hamilton Civic Sports Achievement Awards.
Currently, the team has 20 recreational members who practice once a week. Recreational sessions and Skills Workshops are run throughout the season. Contact us to find out what is coming up.
Through the years, members have traveled throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe, competing and promoting rope skipping. They have appeared on TV in all of these countries and have prepared videos for the British school system, for Canada's "Jump Rope for Heart" program and for the World Rope Skipping Federation.
In July 2006 five senior members competed in the Maple Leaf International Championships held at the Worlds 2006 Rope Skipping Championships held at Humber College in Toronto.
In July 2012 one of our members attended FISAC Worlds in Tampa.
More recently we have had members attend World of Jump Rope Competitions in Orlando, Florida.
Recreational programs are run throughout the season to introduce interested children to the sport. Each program is 8 weeks in length and focuses on single rope skills and technique.
The "Hoppers" perform for schools, organizations and groups. A Hopper performance can be seen at many Festivals and events in the Golden Horseshoe. Workshops are conducted for other skipping teams, schools and other sport organizations.
Don’t miss our exciting show when we appear in your area.
Hamilton Hopper 2013-2014 Team
Would you like us to perform at an upcoming event?
Click the "Shows" link on the left.
Anyone wishing to join the competitive team in September 2015 is invited to join us for our Open House sessions the third week of September (dates to be determined).
If you would like information
please click on the email link and ask for details.