Fall: It’s the time to head back to school (we hope!), grab a sweater and start another year of great, active programming for your kids. Has your child tried gymnastics? The Calgary Gymnastics Centre is the largest gymnastics facility in Calgary. With two locations to choose from, in Canada Olympic Park and on Country Hills Blvd, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre is fun for the kids and convenient for the parents.
With a safety-first approach, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre has developed a comprehensive Return to Play strategy to ensure the safe implementation of gymnastics programming. This strategy will ensure that they meet or exceed all guidelines provided by Alberta Health Services, Government of Alberta, and the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. In this everchanging environment, the Return to Play section of their website will provide the most up-to-date information on all safety, cleaning and physical distancing protocols.
Physical Literacy: Strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness is central to the sport of gymnastics, which makes it a great all-around activity. Participants leave each class ready to conquer the playground, the next gym class, or even participate in additional sports.
For the fall 2020 sessions, anyone ages 18 months and up can jump, roll, and have fun challenging their bodies in interesting ways! There are a few options for classes at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre depending on your child’s age. We’ve highlighted some popular classes below.
Preschool Classes: Families will be interested to hear about the NEW MyCGCFamily parented classes for ages 18 months – 5 years this fall. Children registered in these action-packed classes will need a parent present, BUT multiple children can be in attendance. The trained and professional coaches are ready to challenge each child within this class, no matter their age or ability! And, with a ratio of 6:1 athletes (+parents) to coach, every family can enjoy a positive MyCGCFamily experience this fall.
Your child will experience exciting theme-oriented circuits each week, with visual aids, songs, demonstrations, and props used to teach skills and encourage proper body positioning. Along with gymnastics specific activities, coaches introduce many life skills like listening to directions, forming a line, taking turns, and much more. In this class, your child will achieve success no matter how large or small.
Homeschool Classes: Another great option from the Calgary Gym Centre is the GymKids Club, which will help those who are homeschooling or doing online school this year. With 1.5 hour, half-day and full-day programs, kids will enhance their online learning while staying active! Kids can bring their laptops or books and enjoy a safe, supervised environment to flex their minds and their muscles. The day will be balanced between your child’s online learning class schedule and in-gym physical activities. Find all the details HERE.
Recreational Classes: CanGym, CanJump, and Acro are all classes within the Recreational program for participants ages 6 – 17 years. In these classes, athletes progress through a series of levels or badges as they complete their goals. The parents of each child in CanGym, CanJump, or Acro at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre are given a personal account on MySkillChart, the online progress reporting system. When logged in, participants and their families can view videos of skills to be mastered. Kids love to watch their progression as they advance to new levels!
Families that have been previously enrolled in the 2020 Winter or Spring session can access priority registration on August 17, 2020, with open registration beginning on August 19, 2020. If you’re interested in learning more, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre will be hosting Gymnastics For All LIVE Q&A Sessions via Zoom on August 16, 2020 (6 – 7 pm OR 7:30 – 8:30 pm). Register HERE to join a session and learn more about the NEW program options, upcoming class adjustments, and the SAFETY FIRST approach to Return to Play.
Gymnastics is a wonderful way to stay active and get fit while having fun! If your kids fall in love with gymnastics this fall, they can continue to advance and progress with the Calgary Gymnastics Centre. Classes fill up quickly, so make your plans for fall today!
Calgary Gymnastics Centre:
Where: Calgary Gymnastics Centre WEST
Address: 179 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB
Where: Calgary Gymnastics Centre NORTH
Address: #60 – 2638 Country Hills Blvd NE, Calgary, AB