Triathlon Canada will be hosting a “super block” of events and camps for high performance pathway Junior & U23 athletes in Montreal this summer between June 24th and July 9th. The intention is to offer a high value opportunity to race and train by building a camp program around the existing world-class events in Montreal. Athletes will gain exposure to World Series level events and have the opportunity to race multiple times.
Competitions within the Super Block are as follows:
June 24th & 25th – World Triathlon Series Montreal (Sprint & MTR)
June 24 – Junior National Championships (16-19)
June 25 – U23 MTR National Championships (15-23)
July 8th & 9th – World Para Triathlon Series Montreal / America’s Cup Montreal
July 8 – U23 & Elite National Championships (within America’s Cup)
July 9 – National Development Series (16-23)
There are two camps planned that are five days each: June 26 to 30 & July 3 to 7. The program has been written as a two-week block, but athletes are also able to attend one week or the other. The camps will offer a mix of training and professional development with a focus on technical skills and optimizing health. Activities will be primarily based out of Parc Jean Drapeau, taking full advantage of the facilities which include:
Complexe Aquatique – Olympic Pool
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – Formula 1 Race Track
Jean-Doré Beach – Open water swimming venue
Extensive network of trails and footpaths
We will also be working with the INS (Institut National du Sport du Quebec) for strength and conditioning as well as professional development opportunities supported by some of the expert practitioners working out of the center.
The cost for athletes to attend each week-long camp is $200. The camp fee includes all training and professional development session as well as lunch for each day of the camp. Athletes are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and meals outside of those provided. Accommodation and travel information is provided below.
Each PSO has been allocated a number of spots in each camp to distribute among their athletes. The PSOs have full discretion over whether selected athletes will attend one or both camp blocks. Registration information will be shared once numbers have been confirmed by each PSO. The capacity for each camp has been set at 25 athletes.
The Lead Coach for both camp blocks is Kyla Rollinson. There will be three Assistant Development Coach positions for each camp block. An EOI process will be shared shortly to fill those positions.
The following tables provides a summary of planned sessions. The “week 1” and “week 2” sessions are only open to athletes registered for the respective camp. The weekend program between the two camp blocks is optional and open to athletes registered for EITHER or BOTH camps. Please note, this schedule tentative and is subject to change.
WESTJET – DISCOUNTED FLIGHTS
Triathlon Canada has developed a discount program with WestJet for travel to all 2023 Canadian domestic events, including the National Development Series races and camps. Recieve 5-10% off domestic flights in and out of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) during the camp windows.
For full program details, including the booking code, please click here.
A rooming block has been put together with McGill University at their Royal Victoria College. Our focus has been on finding an affordable option with easy travel to training locations and venues. Participants are not required to stay at this location and are welcome to find their own accommodation options. However, please note that the College may be used as a meeting point or training location and that all under-age athletes must be have a chaperone staying on-site with them (either a provincial coach/representative or parent/guardian).
Access to a vehicle will not be required for those staying at this location. The bike paths and transit system can be used to access all training locations.
The Royal Victoria College – 3425 University Street
Single room (1 single bed) – $65.00 per night + taxes
This location offers traditional residence accommodations. Each room is equipped with a small fridge, access to shared bathrooms (multiple private toilets and shower stalls) and common kitchen. All rooms are supplied with fresh linen, towels and soap. A/C not available, fans can be rented ($). In the study room on the main floor we provide computers, as well in-room free WI-FI available. Limited on-site parking is $20/day.
The Triathlon Canada rooming block is available until 45 days prior to the camp start. At this point all remaining rooms will be released back to the College.
Booking instructions will follow!
Lunches will be provided throughout the camp programs. Athletes will be on their own for breakfast and dinner. The accommodation option provided above includes the use of shared kitchen, and rooms have a small refrigerator.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Athletes looking to participate in the ‘Super Block’ activities must submit an expression of interest, noting there are very limited entry slots for each province available. Athletes can elect to be considered to participate in Week 1, Week 2 or Week 1 and 2 activities. Expressions of interest must be received by midnight, April 21, 2023.