Tuesday, April 17, 2012

OGC Acro at World Age Groups in Florida

Here we are at the World Age Group Championships for Acrobatic Gymnastics in Orlando, Florida.  Great first day of training.  
Here is the competition hall.  Wow!

Good looking team Canada.

Looking cool in the Florida heat.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Training Gym Closure

Yes, there are acrobatic gymnastics classes today, Easter Sunday.

For those classes that go past or start past 5:00pm the gym will be closed.  We use the regular procedure of entering and exiting via the sliding glass doors at the front of the club.  If you have an emergency or you arrive late please bang on the back doors to get in.

Happy Easter.

There is NO TRAINING on Easter Monday.

2nd Ontario Cup Photos post

Here are my choices for best photos from each of the OGC groups (that I have photos of, I missed some, my apologies) from the 2nd Ontario Cup.  I chose them because they either show great acro or great artistic expression.  I'm really pleased with how the OGC Acrobatic Gymnastics program is really starting to look like a group of performers.

Sophie, Brenna and Anna give us their biggest smiles.

The serious concentration faces of Avery and Ben.

Elizabeth, Claire and Mackenzie strike a pose.

Snapping to the beat are Katie, Emma and Ally.

Erin and Ricardo showing full extension in their lift.

Giving the judges the eye are Alexandra and Isabella.

Some serious acro from Jamie and Cory.

These girls know how to sell a routine: Kelsey, Isabel and Ioana

Making it look like fun are Marie, Natalie and Kiana

Full balance and full control demonstrated by Tessa and Jack.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Weekend Training Schedule Changes

Please note that there will NOT be any training for Acrobatic Gymnastics on Friday, April 6th or Monday, April 9th.

There WILL BE TRAINING on Sunday, April 8th.

March Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp

More photos from the March Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp hosted by Gymnastics Ontario can be found on Facebook.  Search Don Holmes.

Day 3 of the Acro Training Camp March 25

Here are a bunch of great photos from the Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp Sunday sessions.  Tonnes of  great photos!
Women's Trio from Mississauga with Ren and Roisin in the background figuring out the code.

Oakville Trio practising their front 3/4 pike to catch.

Bases have to learn how to balance things.

Ioana, Kelsey and Isabel striking a pose.

Men's pair throwing double twist to floor.  Don and Roisin checking out the legs.

Ally working on heelie turn to seat with Alexa Barac providing instruction.

Mississauga's trio striking a balance.

Oakville's Tessa and Jack holding a nice split balance.

Avery and Ben preparing for something big.

Kelsey has a sharp kickout from her back tuck.

Scary eyes.

Are they holding it for the full 3 seconds?

Catch the back tuck.

Oakville's level 6 trio, Sophie and Brenna holding up Anna.

We need to learn how to balance.

Nice umbrella Jamie.

Jane yelling "KNEES! TOES!"

Can't let Jamie have all the fun to himself.

Can you find Roisin the clincian from Ireland.  It's like Where's Waldo?


Let normal

Not normal

Mississauga Trio: Syandene, Mikaela, and Xhosa

Learning about where the deductions are being taken. Teaching the judges.

What else could have been done to increase the score.


Nice pose by Erin and Ricardo

Dance basics during warm up.

Choreography, choreography, choreography!

Roisin Kavanagh (IRL), Ren (Mississauga), Jane Kirwan (IRL), Don Holmes (Oakville): THE COACHES!

Day 2 of the Acro Training Camp March 24th

Here are some pictures from the second day of the March Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp.
It was the second day for the Level 7 and Age Group athletes and day 1 for the Level 5 and 6 acrobats.  We started off the training camp for them with a social event at Playdium in Mississauga.  Everyone got to play for a bit.  Looks like everyone had fun.

Julia and Teanna tearing up the track.

Anna learning how to drive.

After Playdium everyone returned to the Oakville Gymnastics Club for 5 hours of acro training.