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IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships Are Underway

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - With over 450 athletes in attendance, including the 48-member U.S. team, the exuberant Mexicans and host Canada, the 2013 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Climbing Championships kicked off Thursday evening with an impressive opening ceremonies that included a performance from the Aeriosa Dance Society. Teams began arriving at the Boulders Climbing Gym around 4:00 pm to register for the event and...

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The World is Here! IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships Begin Today

MEDIA RELEASE Central Saanich, BC - Over 470 young athletes from 34 countries have arrived at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich to compete in the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships that takes place today through Monday. The event kicks off this evening, Thursday August 15th at 8:00 pm with an Opening Ceremonies that will feature an amazing, aerial dance performance by the Aeriosa Dance Society, and a traditional drumming...

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Home Field Advantage Gives Team Canada Edge at IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Central Saanich, BC - With 25 percent of Team Canada's 28 young athletes calling the Boulders Climbing Gym home, the Canadian National Youth Climbing team is hoping that home field advantage will give their climbers a leg up on the competition at this week's International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships. Team Canada was at the facility Monday for their final training session prior to the championships, and they look...

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Training Sessions in Full Swing for IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships

Central Saanich, BC - The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is a beehive of activity this week as athletes from no less than six teams are already on the Island and training at the Gym in advance of next week's International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships. Climbers from Israel, Switzerland, Slovenia, Russia, Canada and the 47-member strong United States team all have training sessions scheduled over the next week and...

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Teams Arrive Early to Train for IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships

MEDIA ADVISORY Central Saanich, BC - The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is pleased to announce that a number of teams will be arriving early to conduct training sessions in advance of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Climbing Championships on August 15th to 19th. Members of the media are invited to attend at the times noted below as athletes and coaches will be available for interview and photo/video opportunities as needed. Team Israel Aug...

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