May 25-26, 2013 ~ Nanaimo, BC
Details on Gymnastics BC
Gymnastics Canada has awarded its largest participant-based event to Calgary. The 2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada event will be held June 25 to July 1 at the University of Calgary and University Gymnastics Centre. Gymnaestrada is a form of gymnastics that combines dance with gymnastics skills and acrobatics. …
While the World Gymnaestrada does not require merit-based qualification of participants, attendance at the Canadian Gymnaestrada is mandatory for athletes intending to compete in Helsinki, Finland in 2015, guaranteeing a high calibre of performances at the event. …
Sept. 26-30th, 2012
… a four day event designed to promote the benefits of gymnastics and offer an exciting opportunity for teams of all ages from around the world to demonstrate the diversity of the sport.
The festival will include performance venues on the beach, teams entertaining the crowds in shopping malls, with workshops on offer for performers and spectators alike. …
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details – 2012 Sydney International GymFest
Almost 500 participants are getting ready to take part in the 2012 BC Gymnaestrada in Whistler from June 9-10. With a theme of “So You Think You Can Move” the event is being held at the Whistler Secondary School.
Clubs from Alberta and Washington State are joining in the FUN.
Available in English and Spanish …
2011 in Switzerland was a blast. I’m definitely planning on going next time.
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I dropped in on my old friend Darlene Traviss at her new facility, Flip Factory in N.E. Calgary.
Darlene’s that rarity. An entrepreneur in socialist Canada. (Most gyms are parent governed in Canada.)
Her club is staying away from competitive Artistic gymnastics. But they offer just about everything else.
Preschool makes up about 60% of the membership.
Trampoline, Circus, Demo Team (Gymnaestrada), …
When construction is complete, here’s the goal:
5,600 square feet of gym space which houses: 4 full size trampolines, a 40′ tumble track, a 40′ x 40′ sprung floor exercise space, a large foam pit, indoor toboggan hill for preschoolers, 40′ bouldering wall, beams, low tight ropes, slack lines, bars (including a pit bar), lots of climbing ropes, rings and vaulting apparatus.
• Mission Impossible obstacle course
• Reverse Bungee: a giant jolly jumper
• Gladiators: semi-combative challenges
• Parkour on a dedicated circuit, complete with tramp wall
Special Needs kids are welcomed:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
ADD and ADHD
Autism and Asperger’s
An additional 2000 square foot mezzanine space houses our Tot Drop-In during the daytime. This area is filled with equipment specially designed for 1 – 5 year olds: Mats of all shapes and sizes, slides, climbing apparatus, ball pits and more. Equipment configuration and pieces change weekly. This gym is well padded and encourages movement and exploration. A seating area for parents built into the space makes it a perfect spot to hang out with friends while letting preschoolers burn off energy! The mezzanine space is cleared and available to other groups in the evenings.
A 750 square foot hardwood dance studio is used for our fitness classes and is also available to other groups.
Two spacious birthday party rooms are available for eats and treats after activities in the gym are finished up.
CONGRATULATIONS Darlene. I’m completely impressed.
Learn more about the gym at flip-factory.com
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