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Scheduling a Competition
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Scheduling a Competition

Q1/ Are the event dates limited to those shown on the schedule above?
Q2/ I want to sanction a climbing competition at my gym, how do I go about doing that?
Q3/ Why does the CEC not support an OPEN recreational option?
Q4/ What does the Local or Regionals designation mean?
Q5/ What are the event types that the CEC supports?
Q6/ Their seems to be some differences between the Youth and Open division, event types. Can you explain why the difference?
Q7/ I want to get involved and help get more sanctioned competitions in my area, how do I go about that?


Q1/ Are the event dates limited to those shown on the schedule above?

A1/ You can submit dates with your application as per your requirements for planned dates. The dates above are only suggested dates. For example the Youth Regionals and Nationals seem to work well on those dates shown on the calendar when you consider travel time. With the growth of the sport, the Regionals date will most likely not be as important and we would like to be scheduling Regionals in every province or territory.

The more events the better, the above recommended, “accepting applications” are inserted in the schedule above to get you thinking about submitting an application. All and any applications will be reviewed.


Q2/ I want to sanction a climbing competition at my gym, how do I go about doing that?

A2/ We have a document on the website that would need to be filled out and sent to the Alpine Club of Canada address as listed in the documentation. If you have a provincial rep in your area, you may also deal through them and they in turn can forward the application to the CEC/ACC head office.

Q3/ Why does the CEC not support an OPEN recreational option?

A3/  We definitely encourage participation at all levels. Our organization is small and run virtually 100% by volunteers, although is growing with our recent expansions into Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.  At this time the CEC is promoting the OPEN competitive division and can foresee the addition of the OPEN recreational division in the future.

Q4/ What does the Local or Regionals designation mean?

A4/ The CEC has a qualifying points structure, which determines who can apply for a position on the Canadian National Team. For example, in the Youth Division, their points are totaled accounted from participation in their 3 best Locals, 1 Regionals and 1 Nationals.


Q5/ What are the event types that the CEC supports?

A5/ Open Difficulty (onsight), Bouldering, and Speed. Youth Difficulty (onsight), Bouldering, and Speed, roughly according to UIAA Climbing formats.


Q6/ Their seems to be some differences between the Youth and Open division, event types. Can you explain why the difference?

A6/. There are restrictions in the rules and in the ACC’s insurance coverage pertaining to age categories. As well, international rules differ on formats for different ages. And sometimes, we just like to give event organizers a chance to freestyle a little bit.


Q7/ I want to get involved and help get more sanctioned competitions in my area, how do I go about that?

A7/. Access any of the individuals listed as contacts or organizers through the email addresses listed on this website, or get in touch with our committee through the offices of the Alpine Club of Canada.



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National Office Questions

Q10/ What is the relationship between the CEC (Competition Climbing Canada) and the ACC (Alpine Club of Canada)?
Q11/ Why has the CEC only now started to support OPEN competition climbing events?
Q12/ I’d like to help and volunteer in some way. Whom should I contact?
Q13/ What is the CEC committee doing to help grow the sport or competition climbing in Canada?
Q14/ What is the relationship between the CEC (Competition Climbing Canada) and the ACC (Alpine Club of Canada)?
Q15/ Why has the CEC only now started to support OPEN competition climbing events?
Q16/ I’d like to help and volunteer in some way. Whom should I contact?
Q17 What is the CEC committee doing to help grow the sport or competition climbing?


Q10/ What is the relationship between the CEC (Competition Climbing Canada) and the ACC (Alpine Club of Canada)?

A10/ The CEC is a committee of the Alpine Club of Canada, the designated Federation of the UIAA for this country.


Q11/ Why has the CEC only now started to support OPEN competition climbing events?

A11/ The CEC has always supported OPEN competition climbing events.


Q12/ I’d like to help and volunteer in some way. Whom should I contact?

A12/ Access any of the individuals listed as contacts or organizers through the email addresses listed on this website, or get in touch with our committee through the offices of the Alpine Club of Canada.


Q13/ What is the CEC committee doing to help grow the sport or competition climbing in Canada?

A13/ The CEC networks with gyms, climbers, and organizers to encourage a consistent format for climbing competitions in a regular yearly calendar. Only when that is acheived is it is possible to fairly rank competitors against each other, choose national teams, and allow international competition. The Alpine Club provides a consistent address and office support where information may be obtained and people working with the sport can be contacted.


Q14/ What is the relationship between the CEC (Competition Climbing Canada) and the ACC (Alpine Club of Canada)?

A14/ The ACC or Alpine Club of Canada is the Governing body recognized by the International organization, the UIAA and ICC.  The CEC is the governing body for sanctioning competition climbing events in Canada. The CEC is part of the ACC, basically to field teams that would compete in international Sanctioned Events. To represent Canada at one of these international events, you would need to make a Canadian National Team and obtain and international competition license through the ACC. If you have more specific questions, please contact your provincial rep on the contacts page.


Q15/ Why has the CEC only now started to support OPEN competition climbing events?

A15/ The CEC has always supported OPEN competition climbing, although the Youth competition climbing seems to be well organized in Western Canada. In short the CEC has primarily been made up of Volunteer parents or the Youth climbers.


Q16/ I’d like to help and volunteer in some way. Whom should I contact?

A16/  Please contact the appropriate individual directly on our "Contacts" pages.


Q17/ What is the CEC committee doing to help grow the sport or competition climbing?

A17/ As a National body we have many initiatives that we are trying to implement.

In the short term we have greatly enhanced our website to help provide the public and its members with more information.  Recent additions to the website include; a Calendar, a Contacts section, a support or funding page, and a  FAQ's section.

More globally as an organization we are working on or looking to develop;

Attracting Volunteers to Fill Provincial Positions
National Team Training Programs
Coaching Programs
Course Setters Programs and Registrar
CEC Website Forum

If you have additional questions or wish to send a comment please send and email to one of our volunteers.

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Membership

Q20/ How do I join the CEC?
Q21/ Why do I need to mail in the forms and why can I not fax them in?




Q20/ How do I join the CEC?

A20/ Follow the instructions on this website.


Q21/ Why do I need to mail in the forms and why can I not fax them in?

A21/ Hmmmmnnn... Good question.


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