Arq Climbing Team: Train, learn, prepare, commit. 

Arq’s goal with its team is to teach participants the skills required in competitive climbing.  The team is designed to introduce and refine decision making (under pressure), to create goal oriented structure, and to grow athletes into responsible, motivated, committed climbers.  

Youth “Comp”etitive Team

Lead by Gord McArthur, a dedicated and experienced world-class competitor, team members will focus on performance skills, working through structured training plans and competition preparation.  Athletes will refine the physical, mental, and technical aspects of performance, leading them to a sense of readiness as a competitor.

Through one-on-one coaching and group integration, we’ll address personal goals and encourage opportunity…in the gym and in life.  Beyond Arq, we want to give youth a chance to take the skills they learn in the gym into the community, with respectable attitudes, strong work ethic, and a positive approach towards others.

With our training area, conditioning and strengthening exercises will be focused on. Team members will be committed to compete in regional, provincial, and national  competitions, with facilitated registration and travel organization.   All members will receive 10% discount in our retail area and 20% discount towards personal training.

Ages 10-17

$335Includes membership and coaching fees
  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 4-7:00PM

Youth “Pro”gressive Team

Lead by Eric Hsiung, an experienced coach and our head route-setter, team members will spend more focused time on competition style climbing.   Athletes will refine the physical, mental, and technical aspects of performance, leading them to a sense of readiness as a competitor.

Through one-on-one coaching and group integration, we’ll address personal goals and encourage opportunity…in the gym and in life.  Beyond Arq, we want to give youth a chance to take the skills they learn in the gym into the community, with respectable attitudes, strong work ethic, and a positive approach towards others.

With our training area, conditioning and strengthening exercises will be a common theme. Team members will be encouraged to compete in regional, provincial, and national  competitions, with facilitated registration and travel organization.   All members will receive 10% discount in our retail area and 20% discount towards personal training.

10-17

$230Includes membership
  • Mondays and Wednesdays – 4-6:00PM

Train, learn, prepare, commit. 

These words guide us, help us, and teach us to be better, not just as competitors, but as people too.

Meet our coaches…

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Gord McArthur has been competing on the world cup circuit of ice climbing for over 7 years.  Throughout his career, he’s accomplished the title of North American Champion, earned a respectable 4th place at a world cup, performed at the Sochi Winter Olympics (demonstrating ice climbing), and continues to represent team Canada in pursuit of a world cup gold medal.  His experience in competing, training, and preparation has been brought into Arq, where he’ll be able to share and teach his skill sets with team members.  Although a nice guy, he’s no stranger to dropping the “hammer” with dedication to trying hard.

Eric Hsiung has been part of the Arq team for 2 years now, and comes with a long list of credentials.  For years Eric spent his time coaching in Calgary at the CCC gyms, as well as taking on the fine art of route-setting.  Now, with a depth of experience, Eric is the head coach of the “Pro”gressive Team, and is also Arq’s head route-setter.  His approach to both comes with great detail and a high level of commitment.