All athlete participants to receive complimentary admission to the USOPM.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) has teamed up with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum ahead of the 2023 World Jump Rope Championships.
The 1,000+ athletes in the competition will enjoy free admission to the Museum as part of their registration, and other jump rope friends, family and fans will enjoy an exclusive ticket offer. Plus, the IJRU and USOPM will be announcing additional demonstrations and functions at the Museum.
The event will be July 16-23, 2023, at Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is known as Olympic City USA. The eight-day competition will have 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials participating from more than 30 countries and will mark the first time the event will be held in Colorado Springs.
The 2023 World Jump Rope Championships is a partnership of the IJRU, the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, Visit Colorado Springs and Colorado College.
Voted the nation’s best new attraction by USA TODAY in 2020, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is a focal point of downtown Colorado Springs. The Museum boasts 12 galleries and features artifacts and interactive exhibits fit for those of all ages to enjoy. Through cutting-edge technology and immersive storytelling, the Museum celebrates the legacies of America’s greatest athletes and shines a light on some of the most iconic moments in Team USA history. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum prides itself on offering one of the most accessible museum experiences in the nation, featuring exhibits with open captions, audio-description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, ramped experiences and more.
”This is the perfect match of athletes performing on a global stage for the World Jump Rope Championships while having the chance to experience a world-class attraction in Olympic City USA,” said Tommy Schield, senior director of marketing and communications at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.”
”Colorado Springs is a hub of the international Olympic and Paralympic world, so it’s important our athletes from all over the globe enjoy the experience of competition and history while in the city,” said IJRU President Shaun Hamilton. “Our partnership with the USOPM provides a great benefit to the athletes, families and fans.”
The sport of jump rope is one of the most accessible, diverse and economical sports for participation. Featured events include:
- Double Dutch Contest – urban culture fuses with acrobatics, dance and music
- Single Rope and Double Dutch Speed – the fastest jumpers alive
- Single Rope and Double Dutch Freestyle – acrobatics with unlimited skill combinations and endurance
About the International Jump Rope Union
The IJRU enjoys Observer Status with the Alliance of Independent recognized Members of Sport (AIMS), and with the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). As an AIMS and GAISF Observer, the IJRU is on a path to future inclusion in the Olympic Games. IJRU represents the merged international federations of Fédération Internationale de Saut à la Corde – International Rope Skipping Federation (FISAC-IRSF) and the World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF). Combined these two entities have produced 21 world championships.
For more information on the International Jump Rope Union, visit www.ijru.sport.