F.A.Q.


Below are some of the more frequently asked questions.
If you cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to email us using the Contact Us page!

 

What is the Edmonton Triathlon Club? 

  • Our Mission Statement: The Edmonton Triathlon Club provides support and development for triathletes of all levels.
  • The ETC is a multisport club where the emphasis is on friendship and support. We organize various training activities & social events to give triathletes the opportunity to network and meet other potential training partners. 

What are some of the benefits of being an ETC member?

  • A 20% discount on an annual pass, or continuous monthly pre-authorized membership pass for City of Edmonton Sports Facilities, and discounts at other sponsor retailers that support ETC. 
  • Invitations to “members only” events such as the Hawaii IronMan Party or our May long weekend supported T-Rex bike trip. 
  • Discounted member rates to special club events such as Spin Sessions and other multi-sport related activities. 
  • Great pricing on great ETC merchandise (visit the Merchandise page). 
  • Opportunity to borrow the ETC bike box at no charge (a $100 refundable deposit applies). 
  • Regular email updates & Facebook information on ETC club events and informal training activities. 
  • Organized social events where you can meet other really nice triathletes! 

Who and how many people belong to the ETC? 

  • Our membership consists of mostly adult members with a wide range of experience in triathlon – from beginning triathletes to very experienced racers. Some members are very serious competitors and others are happy to be involved in a fitness activity. Members participate in sprint distance to IronMan distance events. We have approximately 100 members. 

How much does it cost to become a member of the ETC? 

  • Annual Membership rates are reviewed and established each year. Membership fees are currently as follows: 

Adult (18 and over) $60.00 

What is the term of the membership? 

  • The ETC membership year is from April 1 to March 31. No pro-rating of memberships.

How is my membership money used? 

  • Membership fees are used to pay for minimal operating expenses the club incurs, such as maintaining the website, helping to offset expenses for member benefits (such as spin sessions), and subsidizing other club events that are offered to members. 

Is the ETC a business? 

  • The ETC is not a business. The ETC is a registered non-profit society that is governed and run by a Board of elected volunteers. 

How do I get my 20% discount from the Kinsmen Sports Centre (KSC)? 

  • If you need to renew your Kinsmen membership, or would like to purchase a new membership, visit the helpful staff at the front desk at Kinsmen Sports Centre. They will ensure that your name is on the current ETC membership list, which is their authority to provide you with the 20% corporate discount on an annual, or continuous monthly pre-authorized facility pass. If you have any questions, please Contact Us. Direct your email to our Membership Coordinator. 

Does ETC provide any technical training to members? 

  • The volunteer board members try to organize activities that are of interest to club members. Examples of technical training include transition & bike hill climbing clinics, transition demonstrations, open-water swim clinics, bike maintenance presentations, nutrition seminars, sports psychology presentations, a 3-day Tri Camp, and a multi-day triathlon series. ETC also offers affordable, fun, coached indoor spin sessions over the winter months. The volunteer board would love to hear your suggestions for other training topics of interest! You can submit your ideas by going to the Contact Us page, and sending a email to the Chair. 

Does ETC offer triathlete coaching? 

  • The focus of ETC is on individual training activities for each of the traithlon-specific disciplines which may involve coaches in targeted areas and social activities for people interested in triathlon and multisports. We do not offer coached triathlon-specific training involving all 3 sports. There are several coaches in the Edmonton area who provide triathlon coaching.

Does ETC provide scheduled training sessions? 

  • ETC provides spin sessions from December to March each year. We also offer Saturday morning group rides, Wednesday night “brick” training nights (bike/run transition training) and bike hill climbing clinics during the spring and summer. Various other “one-off” training activities are scheduled throughout the year.
  • Our partner, the Kinsmen Sports Centre (KSC), offers several training programs for triathletes, including winter and spring spin sessions, and various drop-in swim training classes that many ETC members participate in. Other City of Edmonton pools also offer drop-in swim training/stroke improvement classes. Check the City of Edmonton website, or call 311 for up-to-date drop-in swim training locations & times.
  • ETC members run with various running clubs in the Edmonton area, and often organize informal group open water swims, bike rides and runs. Feel free to post for training partners on the ETC Facebook page

Is ETC different than ATA? 

  • Alberta Triathlon Association is the Provincial governing body for the sport of Triathlon. ATA organizes sanctions events, training camps and more. A membership with the ATA provides competitors with insurance for sanctioned events. For more information, go to the ATA website at http://www.triathlon.ab.ca 

How can I join ETC? 

  • The easiest and fastest way is to go to the “Membership” page on the ETC website, and sign up online using “Events On Line” (there is a small on-line processing fee). Alternately, you can download the current ETC Membership form from our Membership Page, and mail it along with your cheque, or bring it with you to a regularly scheduled ETC training session (i.e. Saturday group ride, Wednesday night brick or hill training, or a spin class), and give it to an ETC Board member.