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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on June 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    World Gymnaestrada Finland 

    Helsinki | 12 – 18 July 2015

    The “Olympics of non-competitive gymnastics”. :-)


    631 Canadians are registered for World Gymnaestrada 2015, up from about 500 four years ago.

    official Gymnaestrada website

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on April 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    World Gymnaestrada 2015 in a nutshell 

    I’d hoped to be going myself this summer. But it’s not possible due to conflicting commitments. :-(

    1st time in Finland

    Approximately 21,000 participants

    Over 50 participating countries from 5 different continents

    The biggest delegation Finland with 4,000 participants

    80 % of the participants are women and girls, 20 % men and boys …

    15th World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki

    Lausanne, Switzerland 2011

    Lausanne, Switzerland 2011

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnaestrada 2015 Denmark promo 

    FIG Official – WG2015 – 15th World Gymnaestrada – HELSINKI (FIN), July 12-18, 2015

    Helsinki Metropolitan Area will transform as performance arenas for thousands of gymnasts from all over the World when 25,000 participants arrive to the 15th World Gymnaestrada in Finland on July 2015.

    The World Gymnaestrada is a world-wide, non-competitive FIG Gymnastics for All event held every 4 years and attracting the largest number of active participants of any FIG event. Participation is for everybody, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, culture, ability or social standing. …


    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    • GymtasticsGymTools.com 4:28 pm on November 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Rick. This sounds big. Do you know if there will be a tradeshow there? would you recommend we set something up for GymTools?

      Hope all is well, ~Ric


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on September 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Greatest Festival of Summer 2015 

    Gymnaestrada 2015 Finland

    Click PLAY or watch a promo on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics for All – Sikkens Ahlquist 

    Q: What distinguishes Gymnastics for All from the other disciplines of gymnastics?

    Sikkens Ahlquist: “With Gymnastics for All, our aim is to spread gymnastics worldwide. You do that with development work and with education. And then you promote it with events. So the event we have had the longest is the World Gymnaestrada, which was introduced in 1953, and that has always been an event that gymnasts wanted to attend. From 1953, when we had 5,000 participants, it has grown constantly. So now Today, we have around 20,000 participants coming to the World Gymnaestrada every fourth year. ..

    Q: Can you preview Helsinki 2015 a bit for us?

    Sikkens Ahlquist: “Today we have 22,000 gymnasts registered, representing 54 federations. The big struggle now is to get more federations involved, to get them to send groups there. Also the philosophy of the World Gymnaestrada is that you should pay your own costs. That means that we always try as far as possible to keep the costs down. That’s why we have mainly school accommodations. …

    Q: Everyone says there’s a wonderful ambiance at the World Gymnaestrada…

    Sikkens Ahlquist: “The most fantastic thing is the atmosphere! Because there are no competitions, there are no medals, there are only performances for joy. You watch, and you perform. …

    Q and A with Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist, President of the FIG Gymnastics for All Technical Committee


  • Rick Mc 3:43 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Team Saskatchewan Gymnaestrada 

    Team Sask is ready.

    Check the promo video they put together in advance of the National Gymnaestrada.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    Thanks Kara.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Canadian Gymnaestrada 

    2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada – June 29 to July 1, 2014

    The 2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada is a performance and educational event. It is a festival of movement involving all gymnastics disciplines and is proudly hosted by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation, in partnership with Gymnastics Canada, at the University of Calgary’s Jack Simpson gymnasium along with several outdoor Calgary venues. …


    Alberta Gymnastics

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki 

    I’m going.

    World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki, Finland, 12-18 July 2015.

    Make the Earth Move!

    Facebook | wg-2015.com

    It’s like the Olympics of non-competitive gymnastics.

    Click PLAY or watch a strong performance that COULD go to Gymnaestrada on YouTube.

    more FIG Gymnastics for All videos

    There are cheaper Gymnastics festivals. And friendlier festivals. Leave a comment if you like one better than the World Gymnaestrada.

  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on November 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    BC Gymnaestrada 2014 

    Why Gymnaestrada??

    Gymnaestrada is a perfect option for kids who love to perform, but do not want the pressure of competitions or who are involved in other sports and activities. …

    Performance gymnastics is a great confidence builder in kids. …

    According to the Oakville Gymnastics Club, “When kids are confident, they believe in themselves and this benefits their mental and physical health, family relationships and performance at school.”

    Performance12-280x186Through participation in performance gymnastics children and youth are exposed to a variety of new physical skills. In addition to these physical skills, “they learn goal-setting, personal development, discipline and how to grow from failure. All of these confidence-boosting abilities transfer well to school, social activities and other sports.” …

    Vancouver’s Britannia Gymnastics Club will host the 2014 BC Gymnaestrada. Taking place May 17-18, 2014, the theme is musical theatre – from Annie to the Wizard of Oz and from Grease to West Side Story and everything in between! …

    Gymnastics BC PLAY magazine

  • Rick Mc 3:17 am on July 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnaestrada Helsinki July 12-18, 2015 

    In exactly 2 years the “Olympics of non-competitive Gymnastics” will begin in Denmark.

    They expect about 25,000 participants.

    If (like me) you are considering going, start ordaining now. Browse the official website.


    (via FIG)

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