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Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba – For the first time ever, RBC Training Ground is coming to Manitoba.

Launched in 2016, RBC Training Ground began through the partnership between theCanadian Olympic Committee and RBC in order to create a system intended to both identify Canada’s future Olympic athletes and place them in the sport to which they are best suited. Now in its second year, Training Ground hopes to greatly increase the number of athletes it tests in 2017 and continue to position Canada’s elite young athletes for greatness. The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (COPSI network member) will spearhead the initiative as it comes to Winnipeg for the first time.

Manitoba’s first RBC Training Ground will be held during the Canada Summer Games from July 28 to August 12, 2017 in Winnipeg. Open to Manitobans and each of 4,000 Canada Games athletes, the two-week long RBC Training Ground will be the largest yet, and is hoping to pull in between 1,000 and 1,500 athletes.

The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, the Canadian Olympic Committee and RBC will host Training Ground at the University of Manitoba, led by CSCM’s Strength & Conditioning specialist Matthew Davey. CSCM will be assisted in running this initiative by Sport Manitoba, the Canada Games Council, and the University of Manitoba‘s faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

RBC Training Ground
University of Manitoba

August 4 – 7
August 11 – 13

The following eleven National Sport Organizations have partnered with Training Ground and provide criteria and testing standards that enable them to identify athletes with the potential required to join their high performance programs:

– Athletics Canada
– Alpine Canada (Ski Cross)
– Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
– Canadian Freestyle Ski Association
– Canoe Kayak Canada
– Cycling Canada Judo Canada
– Rowing Canada
– Rugby Canada
– Triathlon Canada
– Water Polo Canada REGISTER TODAY

About RBC Training Ground
RBC Training Ground partners with eleven National Sport Organizations (NSOs) in Canada to identify young athletes with Olympic level potential through a series of basic physical tests and assessments.

Training Ground is run in partnership with CBC Sports, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Federation, and is hosted by members of the COPSI Network like the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.

How it works

The top male and female athletes from the Training Ground qualifier in Manitoba will be invited to Training Ground finals in Toronto, and will test in front of provincial and national sport officials. Each participating NSO will run a final round of sport-specific testing with its top prospective athletes. 

Up to 40 athletes identified by RBC at Training Ground finals across the country will receive ongoing support, coaching and funding through the RBC Future Olympian Program (in partnership with the COF), as they join their new NSO.

Training Ground will continue its initiative in Manitoba in the years following the 2017 Canada Summer Games. All interested athletes are able to participate in their local Training Ground qualifier for free.

About CSCM: 
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. Today, CSCM is the hub for high-performance sport in Manitoba. A proud member of the Olympic and Paralympic SportInstitute Network, CSCM works to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through integrated services and programs in the fields of physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology and support services.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Powell
General Manager, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
Direct Line: 204.474.7148 | Email: