Whether your aspiring young gymnast has a newly sparked interest in the sport or is wishing to continue on their athletic journey, Ortona Gymnastics has a class to suite your needs this Fall. From beginner to advanced, Ortona Gymnastics is proud to offer a wide range of year round programming for ages 18 months through to adult. Situated out of the Saville Sports Centre on the University of Alberta South Campus, their beautifully equipped gym is the perfect spot to find your balance and to perfect your tumbling.
Ortona Gymnastics is proud to offer both recreational and competitive gymnastics programming. Children of all skill levels and abilities will benefit from age appropriate exercises that help develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, co-ordination, strength, flexibility and creativity. Most importantly, the Ortona coaches want to help your child find joy in the sport by providing an inclusive and encouraging space where everyone feels comfortable to stretch, jump, run and roll.
Some of the most popular children’s program options offered at Ortona Gymnastics include:
Parent & Tot | 18 months to 36 months
For the tiniest tumblers, Ortona is proud to offer Parent & Tot classes. Come have some fun alongside your tot as they are introduced to basic gymnastics movements and have the opportunity to try a variety of gymnastics apparatuses including bars, rings and balance beams. Each 45 minute class is tailored to the age and abilities of the class, giving students a positive introduction to the sport and allowing them to build new physical skills while they socialize with peers. At the end of each session, your child will earn a certificate to mark their new achievements!
Kindergym | 2 years 11 months to 5 years 11 months
Through Ortona’s WOW KinderGym program, preschoolers can progress through each age-appropriate level, eventually transitioning from the kid-friendly preschool gym onto the full sized equipment in the main gym. In the World of Wonderment, children will discover and learn with dance, games and gymnastics exercises tailored to their growing needs. At Kindergym it is all about having fun and discovering new body movements! As your child progresses through the program, they will earn colorful achievement ribbons.
Gymnastics For All (GFA) | 5 years 11 months to 14 years 11 months
Under the Gymnastics For All (GFA) progress program created by Gymnastics Canada, young gymnasts are motivated to earn badges and will receive report card feedback as they finesse their skills. Built on the 3 philosophical pillars of fun, fitness and fundamentals, this progressive 12-badge based program is followed by gymnastic clubs across Canada. The program offers training opportunities for beginner to advanced recreational gymnasts, as well as entry level competitive athletes.
CanJump (T&T) | 6 to 17 years
The CanJump program allows athletes to further develop their skills in trampoline and tumbling (T&T). Athletes will move through a 9 step levelled program to ensure they are developing the flexibility, strength, courage, technique and landings to move safely to the next set of skills. Co-ed students will increase their fitness and have a lot of fun together as they master each triple set of events in double-mini, trampoline and tumbling, allowing them to rank up to a new class.
Registration is now open for all Fall programs, including those listed above and several other more competitive options. Be sure to take a look at the full course offering list here for full details.
Ortona is committed to finding the right program fit for everyone. If your child is interested in gymnastics and you don’t know where to start, consider booking a FREE assessment. You will get the opportunity to check out the beautifully equipped gym while a friendly Ortona Coach works with your child to determine the best program fit for their needs.
Ortona Gymnastics Fall Programs:
When: September through December 2022 (10-13 week sessions)
Where: Saville Community Sports Centre
Address: 11610 65 Avenue NW, Edmonton