2014-2015 Wake Canada Development TeamPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: News
The athlete selection criteria for the 2015 National Development team can be found here
2014 Nationals Hotel InformationPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
The Bala Bay Inn is the official Wakeboard Nationals hotel. Hosting the athlete social, athlete banquet and the Rip Curl Judgement premier. $5 food vouchers and 15% off food coupons will be provided with accommodation reservation. This venue is 3.4 kms from event site in the heart of beautiful Bala, ON. Limited spots available, book now to secure your room. All rooms will be released July 21 if they are not booked.
1 Queen Bed
$438 + tax
$109 + tax
Queen Bed and Single
$ 145 + tax
2 Double Beds
$718 + tax
$179 + tax
Additional kids can join each room for a cost of $15/ kid/ night
Located 20 minutes from the site, 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown. The hotel includes free Internet, on site fitness and water park facilities as well as fridge and microwave in the room.
Wake Canada rate is $119.00 for a standard room with 2 queen beds.
To book contact Allison (Click here) or 204-774-5110 ext. 6073
Canadian Contest DatesPosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: Events, Nationals
Summer is coming, meaning contest season is upon us in Canada. Wake Canada will be posting contest schedules for all of the provinces on wakecanada.ca. Check out the list below to see whats going on in your province. (more…)
National Training CampsPosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: Events, Nationals, News
In preparation for the national events this summer Wake Canada will be hosting two pre-nationals training camps. Read more for additional details and pricing. (more…)
Nationals Registration AnnouncementPosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Canada is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this summers National Events. The 2014 National Wakeboard Championships will take place Aug 14th-17th in Bala, Ontario and the National Wake Park Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Whether you are new to the contest scene, or a seasoned competitor we encourage you to come out and experience the excitement of a National Championship. (more…)
2014 IWWF Cable Wakeboard Athlete AnnouncementPosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: News
Canadian wakeboarders and wakeskaters will be heading to Norway this summer to participate in the 2014 Cable Wakeboard World Championships. The event will take place from August 8th – August 17th at the Norsjø Cable Park in Sauherad, Norway.
Erika Langman (Orangeville, ON) and Yan Lecomte (Drummondville, Quebec) will be representing Canada in the open ladies wakeboard and open mens wakeskate categories, respectively.Wake Canada will be fully funding these two athletes to travel to Norway and compete in order to represent Canada on an international stage. “I am excited to be selected to represent Canada at The IWWF Wake Park Worlds in Norway. Worlds is one of my favourite events, getting to hang with riders from over 32 different countries is always such a unique experience ! Glad to have Yan as my partner in crime for the week- he’s such an amazing wakeskater and always has a smile on his face!”(Erika Langman). Aside from her notable involvement in grass-roots wakeboard initiatives in Ontario, Erika has an impressive list of accomplishments in the sport. She holds several national titles and podium finishes at a professional level and has competed internationally at the 2012 Cable Wakeboard World Championships in the Phillipines. Yan Lecompte is well known within the wakeskate scene in Canada and has competed internationally at several professional events. He has recently signed on with Nike and has his own pro-model wakeskate with Remote Wakeskates. “I am really stoked to represent Canada for wakeskating at the cable worlds and I can’t wait to see Norway as well,” says Lecomte. Their proven skill sets and impressive results in full sized cable contests make them the most suitable candidates to be selected for this team. Erika and Yan’s involvement in the event will increase Canada’s likelihood of success at this years World Championship event.
Manitoba native Mike Fisette will also be attending the event to compete in the open mens wakeboard division. Mike has established himself as an up and coming cable rider in the country and holds multiple cable titles including several professional podium results in 2013 and the 2012 amateur national title. As a national team athlete, funding from Wake Canada is contributing to Mike’s expenses for this competition. Additional information on these athletes can be found at www.wakecanada.ca while information on the event can be found at www.cablewakeboard.net/news.
The athletes would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support and commitment.
Erika would like to thank Oneil, Liquid Force, Dragon, Crossfit Mozomo, Wake Canada and The Roots Wake Series
Yan would like to thank Tige Boats, Nike, Axis Tremblant, Wake Canada, Drummondville Marine, My Package and Remote Wakeskates
Mike would like to thank Enns Brothers Powerspors, Oppror Clothing and Wake Canada
Canadians Represent at 2014 Nautique Wake GamesPosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: News
Canadian riders emerged from hibernation and came out strong at the 2014 Nautique Wake Games in Orlando on April 24th- 27th. Development team athlete Nakita Schaab (AB) had an impressive 3rd place finish in the Jr. Women’s category while Ontario’s Chris Sinkic secured a 2nd place finish in the Mens 1 (19-24) category. In the pro division, Rusty Malinoski (SK) was edged out of the top spots in the final but finished with a respectable third place finish. Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed.
Build The Skills Wakeboard Course – Spots AvailablePosted by: Mark Norris Posted in: News
Spots are still available for the 2014 Build the Skills Wakeboard Course that will take place at the Wake Institute in Bobcaygeon, Ontario on May 17th and 18th. This course focusses on developing a coaches understanding of intermediate level skills and instruction techniques. Furthermore coaches will be exposed to real on-water coaching experiences as well as integrated athlete training programs. Interested coaches must have already taken the Foundations course or a level 1 equivalent. Additional information on this course can be found through the above link or by contacting Wake Canada.
New Wake Canada Intern For Summer 2014Posted by: Mark Norris Posted in: News
Wake Canada is pleased to announce that Mark Norris will be joining the team as a Competition/ Events Officer for 2014. Mark will be the project lead on Wakeboard Nationals in Bala and will contribute to planning, logistics and sponsorship generation and activation initiatives. Mark has a history within the sport and is currently involved with athlete development and coaching programs in Ontario. He is currently enrolled in Laurentian University’s Sports Administration program and will be graduating this fall.
2014 Wake Canada Development CampPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Wake Canada ran the 2014 Wake Development camp in the Orlando area March 18-23. We had a record breaking 15 athletes from across the country in attendance. It was a really fun experience filled with tons of riding, fitness and seminars not only to improve their riding ability but also to expand the over all athleticism of every rider in attendance teaching each and every one about body mechanics, nutrition, air awareness, and fitness.
The camp took place over four days and we were hosted by the world famous World Wakeboard Centre in Groveland where we were given incredible service and we can’t thank the Hansen’s and Ryan “Cowboy” Anderson, enough for their knowledge and hospitality that really put this trip over the top. I highly recommend their facility if you are looking for a way to get an edge on your season they are the people to see.
All of the riders favourite stops were at the National Training Centre where each participant went through a rigorous fitness test helping each athlete to learn valuable information about how their body performs and what they can do to improve it by having measurable tests we can compare athletes and understand how fitness effects riding. The NTC then had us back to create a custom built fitness program that is designed to strengthen and improve explosive performance specifically for wakeboarders. Look for an instructional video on that one in the weeks to come on Wake Canada’s youtube account.
We spent two mentally and physically challenging afternoons with Ryan Jones at the Tramp Place in Orlando. Ryan taught us about air awareness and used his incredible acrobatic knowledge to teach us how to spin and flip more effectively and helped us to break down our tricks slow them down and perfect them off the water before taking it big behind the boat. Of course no trip to Orlando is complete without a bunch of hot laps at OWC where the features were dialled in perhaps the best I have ever seen them. It was super fun to see the development athletes boosting off kickers, and progressing on the more technical rails. We can rest assured that the future of Canada’s Wake athletes is exciting to say the least.
We want to extend a huge shout out to all the Donations that helped to keep this camp accessible. Blake Rowsell from Wake Canada who kept us all organized, National team rider and coach Jess Polly who helped with coaching and was a huge asset to the camp. The Hansen’s at WWC, Ryan Jones at the Tramp Place, All the wonderful staff at OWC and Aktion parks for hooking us up to the cable, and last but not least Correct Craft for hooking us up with a brand new bright purple Nautique G23 that we were able to have the use of to help our athletes ride to their full potential.
Wakeboard Nationals and Wake Park Nationals AnnouncementPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Click on the links below for details about both events this summer!
2015 and 2016 Wakeboard Nationals Site AnnouncedPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Canada is pleased to announce that the 2015 and 2016 Wakeboard National Championships will be held at Valley Wake Park at Albert Dyck Park, in Abbotsford, BC. More information and dates to come early in 2015!
Wake Canada’s VisionPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
The Wake Canada Committee met in Toronto in January. From the meeting, the group updated Wake Canada’s mission moving forward.
Vision Statement: To be the leader of wake sports in Canada.
Values: A fun focused, family friendly community that promotes a lifestyle of individuality and creativity, recreationally and competitively.
Purpose Statement: To grow wake sports and to develop and support its participants from beginner to pro through organization, standardization and innovation while remaining true to our culture.
2014 Wake Canada Development CampPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
The 2014 Development Camp March 19-23, 2014 has a few spots left. For more information click here
The camp is open to national team riders and provincial team riders. Many provinces do not have a provincial wakeboard team. If your province doesn’t have a team and you would like to attend the camp please contact your provincial wakeboard association. Riders with support from their province may be able to attend the camp.
2014 Nationals Dates Announced!Posted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals
Wake Canada is excited to announce the dates for 2014 National Championships
Wakeboard Nationals: August 14-17 at Bush’s Sports Centre, Bala ON
Features ONLY Straight Line Nationals: August 14-17 at Bush’s Sports Centre, Bala ON
Wake Park Nationals: August 22 and 23 at Adrenaline Adventures, Winnipeg MB
2014 IWWF Cable Worlds Team CanadaPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events
Details about the 2014 IWWF cable worlds in Norway have been released. The dates are: August 10th – August 16th 2014. Click here for more information
Wake Canada will have limited funding to send riders to the event. We are now in the process of accepting letters of interest from current National Team members and other Canadian riders interested in attending the event. Please send results from traditional cable events in the last two years and a list of air tricks you are landing consistently to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday April 4th at 4pm.
Wake Canada InvasionsPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Wake Canada has teamed up with film windows8productkey maker Vince Whiteman to create a series of webisodes about the Canadian Invasion of the US wake scene. In the first edit they followed Canada’s wakeboard and wakeskate team riders down to Florida this spring and caught up with them as they, along with some more of JNCIP-ENT Canada’s top riders trained for the upcoming contest season.
2014 Wake Canada National Teams AnnouncedPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Congratulations to the following riders for being named to the Wake Canada National teams! Riders receive many benefits, including coaching, funding, cell phone contracts, and insurance among other perks like getting to represent this amazing country!
Full Results from Wake Park Nationals and Boat NationalsPosted by: dpatterson Posted in:
The full results from Wakeboard Nationals are available right here!
The full results from Wake Park Nationals are available here
Canadian Wakeboard VideosPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
If you want more videos check out the Rip Curl Judgement Edits