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The CEC Releases Competition Schedule for Next Two Years

A date is set for Canada's inaugural Para-Climbing National Championships and the CEC releases a competition schedule for 2022-2024

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Last week brought major developments to Canadian competition climbing. Climbing Escalade Canada announce the date and location of the inaugural Para-Climbing National Championships along with a two-year schedule for upcoming national events.

Para-Climbing

The Canadian Para-Climbing Team will compete in their first National Championships.

Climb Base 5 agreed to host the event, continuing their history of supporting the development of Canadian competition climbing. Many of Canada’s best climbers, including both Sean McColl and Alannah Yip, came up through Climb Base 5 to become the Olympians they are today.

The Para-Climbing National Championships will run December 10-11, 2022. The classification process will begin on December 8 and run through the 9. According to their press release, the event is open to all participants with disabilities regardless of their climbing level. Participants must be at least 16-years-old at December 31, 2023 and mist identify within one of the Para-Climbing Sport Classes.

Participants outside of Canada are allowed and encouraged to compete in this inaugural event. Canadian participants must purchase the 2022-2023 Para-Climbing Athlete and Support License.

CEC Tentative Calendar

The 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 CEC Competitive Series Calendars were released this last week as well, bringing several opportunities for many of the Canada’s best climbers to compete and win gold.

The following details are subject to change, but the tentative competition schedule follows:

Tentative Calendar 2022-2023

More details regarding the upcoming calendars can be seen on this CEC Planning Document.

  • November 24-25, 2022 – Senior Boulder National Championships – Boulderz, ON
  • November 27-28, 2022 – Senior Lead National Championships – The Hub, ON
  • December 10-11, 2022 – Para-Climbing National Championships – Climb Base 5, BC
  • January 28-29, 2023 – High Performance Competition – Richmond Olympic Oval, BC
  • February 18-19, 2023 – Speed National Championships – Horizon Roc, QC
  • April 21-22, 2023 – Youth Boulder Regional EAST – Altitude Gym (Kanata), ON
  • April 23-24, 2023 – Youth Lead Regional EAST – Altitude Gym (Gatineau), QC
  • April 21-22, 2023 – Youth Boulder Regional WEST – The Hive (Surrey), BC
  • April 23-24, 2023 – Youth Lead Regional WEST – To be determined, BC
  • May 18-20, 2023 – Youth Boulder National Championships – Calgary Climbing Center (TBD), AB
  • May 22-23, 2023 – Youth Lead National Championships – Calgary Climbing Center (Rocky Mountain), AB

Tentative Calendar 2023-2024

  • November 23-24, 2023 – Senior Boulder National Championships – The Hive (tbd), BC
  • November 26-27, 2023 – Senior Lead National Championships – Richmond Olympic Oval, BC
  • December 9-10, 2023 – Para-Climbing National Championships – TBD
  • January 27-28, 2024 – High Performance Competition – Richmond Olympic Oval, BC
  • February 17-18, 2024 – Speed National Championships – Calgary Climbing Center (Rocky Mountain), AB
  • April 19-20, 2024 – Youth Boulder Regional EAST – Beta Bloc, QC
  • April 21-22, 2024 – Youth Lead Regional EAST – TBD, QC
  • April 19-20, 2024 – Youth Boulder Regional WEST – Bolder Climbing Community (TBD), AB
  • April 21-22, 2024 – Youth Lead Regional WEST – Bolder Climbing Community (TBD), AB
  • May 16-18, 2024 – Youth Boulder National Championships – Bloc Shop, QC
  • May 20-21, 2024 – Youth Lead National Championships – Canyon Escalade, QC

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