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Page W4 · Richmond Review

Friday, September 7, 2012

Oval Volleyball Athletes land spots on National Team It’s been more than two years since the Olympic Winter Games were in full swing at the Richmond Olympic Oval, but Canadian Spirit is still very much alive under the Oval roof. Earlier this summer, the Oval played host to the Canadian Olympic Women’s Soccer Team as they trained for the Summer Games in London. Now, two players who are recent graduates of the Oval’s Volleyball Centre of Excellence have earned spots on Canada’s Junior National Team. Juliana Kaufmanis and Nicola Laniuk-Etter, both of whom trained at the Oval under head coach Joanne Ross, have been selected to the Junior National Team, taking them each one step closer to realizing their volleyball dreams. “It is a crazy experience that’s for sure,” says Kaufmanis, who calls Richmond home and has committed to the play with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds this fall. “It’s really exciting to get to represent your country.” Laniuk-Etter is from Surrey and like Kaufmanis competed with the Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club in addition to training at the Oval.

JULIANA KAUFMANIS, Richmond Olympic Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence alumni

“Without Joanne (Ross) helping me to improve so much throughout the year I don’t know if I’d be here,” Laniuk-Etter professes. “I owe a lot to her.” The hope is that their successes are not uncommon. The Oval’s Volleyball program continues to train committed athletes who are dedicated to personal and performance excellence. “Our responsibility is recognizing their strengths and areas of improvement from the start of the year and following through with a focused season plan,” says Volleyball Centre of Excellence Head Coach, Joanne Ross. “This integrated approach ensures these athletes are healthy, and physically and mentally prepared for training and competition.” Not only does it make sure they’re ready, in the case of Kaufmanis and Laniuk-Etter it allows them to compete at higher levels, proving the Oval is a place that not only hosts elite athletes, but grooms them too.

MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP! Learn, train and compete with the ACCELERATE Volleyball at the Oval. Develop your game in a fun, team

Friday, September 7, 2012

Richmond Review · Page W1

GET #5RINGSFIT at the

RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL

JUST LIKE THE RICHMOND SOCCER ASSOCIATION, LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

What are you training for? richmondoval.ca/5ringsfit

oriented environment leading to enhanced performance on school and club teams.

Inside this issue:

For players age 12-13.

The Oval and RSA Team Up on Player Development + Community Health | Taking confidence to new heights on the Climbing Wall | Oval athletes earn National spots and local recognition | 5 ways to get fit this Fall

Beginning September 10. Register now at

NICOLA ETTER, Current Richmond Olympic Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence athlete

richmondoval.ca/register


Page W2 · Richmond Review

Friday, September 7, 2012

5 WAYS TO GET FIT THIS FALL! As the summer sun fades away, let the Oval brighten your day! This fall, the Oval is offering a variety of fitness programs that will help you on your way to achieving your fitness goals while challenging you along the way. Experience the tried and tested – like Pilates – or something out of the ordinary, like Irish Dancing. There’s something for everyone!

Pilates A full body workout on specialized equipment, Pilates focuses on specific breathing patterns, proper alignment and core stabilization all while training your muscles.

This style of Yoga is physically energizing and deeply relaxing. Iyengar postures benefit the entire body

Oval Trained | London Bronze. Team Canada player Diana Matheson scores bronze medal winning goal.

Kinesis Active Aging

The Oval & RSA Team Up on Player Development & Community Health

Recondition and develop strength, balance, joint mobility, and muscle range of motion in the functional

What does it mean to your child and family?

movement class designed for ages 55+.

The Richmond Olympic Oval and the Richmond Soccer Association (RSA) have teamed up to give all RSA players and their family members living in the same house greater access and discounts to Oval membership, programs and services.

from joints, to muscles and internal organs. Develop an awareness of your body, mind and breath!

New! Irish Dancing Learn the lively reels and jigs of Riverdance fame! Dancers will learn the foundational steps and rhythms with a strong focus on technique. Suitable for beginners.

New! Weigh in and Workout Join Krista Popowych in a program that is geared towards losing inches and gaining mental clarity on how to be the best you that you can be. This program includes two private personal training sessions, weekly measurement check-ins, discussions on fitness and health related topics and invigorating group

10% off Oval Memberships Oval Membership discount coupons will be distributed to all RSA players at the beginning of the season. Make sure to bring yours into the Oval to save. Sign up as a family and receive up to 20% off! Get access to member-only program discounts.

workouts.

Performance Training

NEW! First Aid & CPR

Great soccer players are also great all round athletes. By pairing on field technical skill development with age appropriate strength and conditioning practices, players will be able to capitalize on maturation specific training windows to maximize the development of their speed, strength, mobility, movement skills, technical sport skills and conditioning.

Buy time. Save a loved one. Save a child. Be prepared. So many good reasons get your First Aid certification now. Stop procrastinating and register today!

Richmond Review · Page W3

CLIMBING CULTURE ON THE UP

FITNESS PROMO

Iyengar Yoga

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Court Time

It looks like man versus the elements. Scaling up the side of a mountain face or clambering up an artificial wall might seem like a solitary activity. But even when you have nothing but clear skies above or the safety of padded mats below climbing is anything but an individual sport. “Climbing culture is uniquely supportive and inclusive,” says Andrew Wilson, Sport Climbing Specialist at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Wilson, a former National Team Coach, has developed a climbing curriculum at the Oval for climbers: beginner to competitive. Beginning this fall, he says those unfamiliar with climbing as an activity might be surprised to discover all that one can learn in this sport. “Climbing develops a number of physical literacy skills including body awareness, co-ordination and balance,” explains Wilson. “It uses body weight as resistance, and it promotes safe, functional strength development.” The sport boasts a great balance between physical and mental training and is perfect for youth in their developmental years. “Climbing is the perfect activity for kids,” says current National Team Member, Jamie Chong. “It’s fun and kids don’t even realize they’re getting exercise and learning to problem solve.”

Your child will see more practice time under the Oval roof this year. Parents rejoice for underground parking and weather protected training facilities. RSA players will benefit from practicing in a high calibre and inspirational training environment.

For the more experienced climber – of which there are many in these parts – climbing has a challenging competitive side too.

Winter Break Soccer Camps

While many turn to the outdoors in the bright, warm and welcoming summer months, indoor facilities like

Keep improving will the competition rests. Camps are available for ages 6-16, January 2-4, 2012. Visit richmondsoccer.com and richmondgirlssoccer.com for more info and to receive special RSA-only rates.

Oval become more popular during the wetter, colder fall and winter months and offer training grounds for beginners and those looking to become the best. “I’m confident that I can use this wall for training at a high level,” adds Chong. “The routesetting is topnotch and the terrain is varied enough to keep me challenged.” Others agree. “I think that the facilities in the Oval are the perfect thing for competition climbing to grow as a sport,” says Sean McColl, one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian Competitive Climbing today. “The facility is really just amazing. I’d love to train there,” McColl adds. “I love that climbing is beside so many other mainstream sports.” Wilson hopes that very excitement spreads to all those who come through the Oval in November, when the facility hosts its first ever climbing competition. “It appeals to goal oriented individuals who enjoy ever-changing, progressive challenges from a physical pursuit,” says Wilson of what type of athletes might be seen during the event in November. “Climbing is unique in that it demands physical and mental problem solving at the same time.” A perfect combination for those looking for more than ‘just a climb’.

LIFE IS A CLIMB TO THE TOP! Oval climbing programs develop strength, co-ordination and

Soccer Prizes, Parties and More!

spatial awareness engaging

Help your team win cool prizes, including whitecaps gear, a team party at Boston Pizza, SportChek gift cards for the coaches, and more. When you register for any Oval program, service or membership, we’ll award your team Oval points. The teams with the most points each month (October-April) win prizes!

body and mind. Learn to climb or continue your journey. Sign up today! richmondoval.ca/register

MEMBERSHIP PROMO ONE MEMBERSHIP, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES An Oval membership is unlike any other. With access to the climbing wall, courts, ice, track, drop-in classes and the fitness level being active has never been better! Experience it all. Book a membership tour today! Visit richmondoval.ca/tour


Page W2 · Richmond Review

Friday, September 7, 2012

5 WAYS TO GET FIT THIS FALL! As the summer sun fades away, let the Oval brighten your day! This fall, the Oval is offering a variety of fitness programs that will help you on your way to achieving your fitness goals while challenging you along the way. Experience the tried and tested – like Pilates – or something out of the ordinary, like Irish Dancing. There’s something for everyone!

Pilates A full body workout on specialized equipment, Pilates focuses on specific breathing patterns, proper alignment and core stabilization all while training your muscles.

This style of Yoga is physically energizing and deeply relaxing. Iyengar postures benefit the entire body

Oval Trained | London Bronze. Team Canada player Diana Matheson scores bronze medal winning goal.

Kinesis Active Aging

The Oval & RSA Team Up on Player Development & Community Health

Recondition and develop strength, balance, joint mobility, and muscle range of motion in the functional

What does it mean to your child and family?

movement class designed for ages 55+.

The Richmond Olympic Oval and the Richmond Soccer Association (RSA) have teamed up to give all RSA players and their family members living in the same house greater access and discounts to Oval membership, programs and services.

from joints, to muscles and internal organs. Develop an awareness of your body, mind and breath!

New! Irish Dancing Learn the lively reels and jigs of Riverdance fame! Dancers will learn the foundational steps and rhythms with a strong focus on technique. Suitable for beginners.

New! Weigh in and Workout Join Krista Popowych in a program that is geared towards losing inches and gaining mental clarity on how to be the best you that you can be. This program includes two private personal training sessions, weekly measurement check-ins, discussions on fitness and health related topics and invigorating group

10% off Oval Memberships Oval Membership discount coupons will be distributed to all RSA players at the beginning of the season. Make sure to bring yours into the Oval to save. Sign up as a family and receive up to 20% off! Get access to member-only program discounts.

workouts.

Performance Training

NEW! First Aid & CPR

Great soccer players are also great all round athletes. By pairing on field technical skill development with age appropriate strength and conditioning practices, players will be able to capitalize on maturation specific training windows to maximize the development of their speed, strength, mobility, movement skills, technical sport skills and conditioning.

Buy time. Save a loved one. Save a child. Be prepared. So many good reasons get your First Aid certification now. Stop procrastinating and register today!

Richmond Review · Page W3

CLIMBING CULTURE ON THE UP

FITNESS PROMO

Iyengar Yoga

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Court Time

It looks like man versus the elements. Scaling up the side of a mountain face or clambering up an artificial wall might seem like a solitary activity. But even when you have nothing but clear skies above or the safety of padded mats below climbing is anything but an individual sport. “Climbing culture is uniquely supportive and inclusive,” says Andrew Wilson, Sport Climbing Specialist at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Wilson, a former National Team Coach, has developed a climbing curriculum at the Oval for climbers: beginner to competitive. Beginning this fall, he says those unfamiliar with climbing as an activity might be surprised to discover all that one can learn in this sport. “Climbing develops a number of physical literacy skills including body awareness, co-ordination and balance,” explains Wilson. “It uses body weight as resistance, and it promotes safe, functional strength development.” The sport boasts a great balance between physical and mental training and is perfect for youth in their developmental years. “Climbing is the perfect activity for kids,” says current National Team Member, Jamie Chong. “It’s fun and kids don’t even realize they’re getting exercise and learning to problem solve.”

Your child will see more practice time under the Oval roof this year. Parents rejoice for underground parking and weather protected training facilities. RSA players will benefit from practicing in a high calibre and inspirational training environment.

For the more experienced climber – of which there are many in these parts – climbing has a challenging competitive side too.

Winter Break Soccer Camps

While many turn to the outdoors in the bright, warm and welcoming summer months, indoor facilities like

Keep improving will the competition rests. Camps are available for ages 6-16, January 2-4, 2012. Visit richmondsoccer.com and richmondgirlssoccer.com for more info and to receive special RSA-only rates.

Oval become more popular during the wetter, colder fall and winter months and offer training grounds for beginners and those looking to become the best. “I’m confident that I can use this wall for training at a high level,” adds Chong. “The routesetting is topnotch and the terrain is varied enough to keep me challenged.” Others agree. “I think that the facilities in the Oval are the perfect thing for competition climbing to grow as a sport,” says Sean McColl, one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian Competitive Climbing today. “The facility is really just amazing. I’d love to train there,” McColl adds. “I love that climbing is beside so many other mainstream sports.” Wilson hopes that very excitement spreads to all those who come through the Oval in November, when the facility hosts its first ever climbing competition. “It appeals to goal oriented individuals who enjoy ever-changing, progressive challenges from a physical pursuit,” says Wilson of what type of athletes might be seen during the event in November. “Climbing is unique in that it demands physical and mental problem solving at the same time.” A perfect combination for those looking for more than ‘just a climb’.

LIFE IS A CLIMB TO THE TOP! Oval climbing programs develop strength, co-ordination and

Soccer Prizes, Parties and More!

spatial awareness engaging

Help your team win cool prizes, including whitecaps gear, a team party at Boston Pizza, SportChek gift cards for the coaches, and more. When you register for any Oval program, service or membership, we’ll award your team Oval points. The teams with the most points each month (October-April) win prizes!

body and mind. Learn to climb or continue your journey. Sign up today! richmondoval.ca/register

MEMBERSHIP PROMO ONE MEMBERSHIP, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES An Oval membership is unlike any other. With access to the climbing wall, courts, ice, track, drop-in classes and the fitness level being active has never been better! Experience it all. Book a membership tour today! Visit richmondoval.ca/tour


Page W4 · Richmond Review

Friday, September 7, 2012

Oval Volleyball Athletes land spots on National Team It’s been more than two years since the Olympic Winter Games were in full swing at the Richmond Olympic Oval, but Canadian Spirit is still very much alive under the Oval roof. Earlier this summer, the Oval played host to the Canadian Olympic Women’s Soccer Team as they trained for the Summer Games in London. Now, two players who are recent graduates of the Oval’s Volleyball Centre of Excellence have earned spots on Canada’s Junior National Team. Juliana Kaufmanis and Nicola Laniuk-Etter, both of whom trained at the Oval under head coach Joanne Ross, have been selected to the Junior National Team, taking them each one step closer to realizing their volleyball dreams. “It is a crazy experience that’s for sure,” says Kaufmanis, who calls Richmond home and has committed to the play with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds this fall. “It’s really exciting to get to represent your country.” Laniuk-Etter is from Surrey and like Kaufmanis competed with the Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club in addition to training at the Oval.

JULIANA KAUFMANIS, Richmond Olympic Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence alumni

“Without Joanne (Ross) helping me to improve so much throughout the year I don’t know if I’d be here,” Laniuk-Etter professes. “I owe a lot to her.” The hope is that their successes are not uncommon. The Oval’s Volleyball program continues to train committed athletes who are dedicated to personal and performance excellence. “Our responsibility is recognizing their strengths and areas of improvement from the start of the year and following through with a focused season plan,” says Volleyball Centre of Excellence Head Coach, Joanne Ross. “This integrated approach ensures these athletes are healthy, and physically and mentally prepared for training and competition.” Not only does it make sure they’re ready, in the case of Kaufmanis and Laniuk-Etter it allows them to compete at higher levels, proving the Oval is a place that not only hosts elite athletes, but grooms them too.

MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE TOP! Learn, train and compete with the ACCELERATE Volleyball at the Oval. Develop your game in a fun, team

Friday, September 7, 2012

Richmond Review · Page W1

GET #5RINGSFIT at the

RICHMOND OLYMPIC OVAL

JUST LIKE THE RICHMOND SOCCER ASSOCIATION, LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

What are you training for? richmondoval.ca/5ringsfit

oriented environment leading to enhanced performance on school and club teams.

Inside this issue:

For players age 12-13.

The Oval and RSA Team Up on Player Development + Community Health | Taking confidence to new heights on the Climbing Wall | Oval athletes earn National spots and local recognition | 5 ways to get fit this Fall

Beginning September 10. Register now at

NICOLA ETTER, Current Richmond Olympic Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence athlete

richmondoval.ca/register


September 07, 2012