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Coming together – Virtual Fitness with Table Tennis North & the Richmond Olympic Oval

Yellowknife, February 2021 – An amazing start in the partnership between Table Tennis North and the Richmond Olympic Oval. Opening up the possibility during the pandemic, and beyond, for athletes from the three Territories to come together and do fitness sessions virtually, while also learning about mental preparedness and nutrition. 

“We have an amazing team from the Richmond Olympic Oval working with us” says Table Tennis Executive Director Thorsten Gohl. He continuous “We are so fortunate to work with Ashley, Emily, Evan and Scott, getting our kids in top shape and ready for future competitions like the Arctic Winter Games in 2022 and the Canada Winter Games in 2023. Plus, we hope to bring our athletes to the Canadian Championships this year.”

The Richmond Olympic Oval Team will provide a 12-week program exclusively for Table Tennis North. Weekly team training sessions will be held virtually on Zoom every Saturday at 10am. Mental Performance & Nutrition Seminars will be offered Bi-weekly Saturday 11am, also via ZOOM. These sessions are open to athletes support coaches, and parents. It is valuable for everyone to understand and reinforce these practices and implement them in all aspects of your lifestyle.

“It has been fantastic to collaborate with Table Tennis North to provide a unique opportunity for their athletes to access an integrated offering of mental performance, nutrition and strength and conditioning services. It is always enjoyable for the Oval team to work with motivated athletes and an organization like Table Tennis North which takes creative approaches to developing their athletes.” – Andrew Clark, Richmond Olympic Oval’s Senior Manager – Oval Experiences 

Coach Emily is excited about the possibilities that are ahead of us. “It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with these young athletes from our Northern Territories. Having the ability to connect with them from so many different places and foster a sense of community and love of sport in the time of COVID-19 is such a rare and special thing. I consider it my absolute privilege to be a part of their journey and know they will all go far!”

“A huge thanks to the COVID-19 relief funding from the Canadian Government, and enabling us to making this happen. It is all about coming together to support each other for the best outcome. We love seeing our kids excel in what ever sport they love doing. If Table Tennis is part of that, amazing.” – Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director Table Tennis North

We are looking forward to these sessions and the involvement of our athletes in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and of course cheering for our National Team Athlete Sophie Gauthier.