Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Please have a happy and safe Halloween.
Please note that there is NO Training for any of the OGC Acrobatic Gymnastics Groups today, October 31st.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

FIG Acrobatics Video

This is just a great Acrobatic Gymnastics video.

Hope it inspires you.

OGC At GO Congress doing Acro

On Friday, October 26th the OGC acrobats were demonstrators for Gymnastics Ontario's annual Coaching Congress.  The group demonstrated the basics of acrobatic gymnastics hopefully inspired some clubs to get involved this year's competitions.  Here are some pics from the day of the OGC team looking good.

Thank you to all of the OGC acrobats that took the afternoon off school to be demonstrators for the great Ontario Gymnastics community.  Your participation in events like this help build the sport.

Don and Jamie showing some one handed handstands.

Kiana showing off her basing basics.

Jack and Natalie showing the spin-down split balance.

Kelsey preparing to take flight with Isabel and Ioana.

Sydney receiving some assistance from Jane in a toe-pitch.

Time to learn proper hand positions.

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Claire working with a new coach.

Some high hand to hand work.

Nice handstands team.

Anna working with a new coach.

Great hands Anna.

Chantel getting in there to spot.

Jamie and Tessa working on some basics.

Claire doing the one-armed reverse planche with Isabel.

Jack and Natalie showing the handstand.

Don spotting Natalie with Jack.

Isabel and Ioana striking a simple pose.

Mini-mixed trio.

Kelsey, Ioana and Isabel showing off their new balance.

A little bit of backwards direction on Kelsey's layout off of Isabel and Ioana.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Acro Comp Attire Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a Parent Volunteer to assist us, Don and Jane with the logistics of organizing the Competitive Attire for the 2012/2013 season.  We have already started taking care of details but would like a Parent to assist us as we need to be in the gym most days and having a knowledgeable, GO TO parent volunteer would greatly facilitate ensuring that everyone has what they need for this season.

Please contact Don at to let us know if you are interested in helping us out.

Don & Jane

Monday, October 8, 2012

Training Camp Nov 4 5 6 at OGC

Here is the unofficial Call to Camp for the Gymnastics Ontario November Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp.  It will be here at the OGC.  You can register at the office starting Tuesday, October 9th.  You will need to be able to attend all 3 days (including a full day off school on Monday, November 5th and a half day off school on Tuesday, November 6th).  I realize this takes time out of school but the only way we can find space in the gym is by going in during the day.  Thanks for your understanding and we hope to see all of our our pairs and groups from the Provincial and Elite Group attend.  This is a very important event to participate in and it is expected that you are in attendance.  Letters to schools can be provided to help with the absence for the training camp.  Just ask Don or Jane.  

The past World Champions Douglas Fordyce and Edward Upcott will be coming to the OGC as our guest clinicians for the training camp.  They are also part of the Britain's Got Talent winning Acrobatic Gymnastics Troop SPELBOUND!  

You won't want to miss this event!

National Circus School FYI

Gymnast Profile Photos

Please note that photos for the website will be taken October 11th to 16th as per the schedule below.  If you cannot make your scheduled time be sure to go to the photo area before the end of the week.  If you already have a profile picture on the website and do not wish to update it that is fine.

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a reminder that there is no acrobatic gymnastics training today, Monday, October 8th.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

OGC Apparel Pics

This year we will have the navy hoodie that was available last year.  Last year we also had a white hoodie.  This year the white hoodie is not available.  Here are four views of the hoodie.  Again this is an optional item that is available to all competitive athletes and their families.
Front of navy hoodie

Side of navy hoodie

Back of navy hoodie

Front of navy hoodie

The tracksuit is the same as last year.  All female acrobats in the Provincial and Elite Groups need to have this tracksuit.  If you purchased one last year then you do not need to get one this year. 
Back of Tracksuit

Front of tracksuit

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Training Suit Measurements

As per the Parent Information Meeting in early September we are getting a new Acrobatic Gymnastics Training/Competition suit.  This suit will be used as the competition suit for acrobats in the Interclub Groups 1 and 2 and as training (or warm up) suits for those in the Provincial and Elite Group when at competitions.  We are again going with the Saucy's World gym suit company for the manufacturing of our training suit.  The design will be simple but a little nicer than the previous design we have had for the past two years.  

Chris and Jocelyn from Saucy's World will be at the OGC on Tuesday, October 9th to take measurements of the acrobats for this new suit.  Measurements can be taken between 4:30 and 7:00pm.  Athletes should be wearing their training leotard or singlet so that measurements can be taken easily (no baggy clothes as it makes it hard to take measurements).

As well if you need the OGC tracksuit Twist Activewear will be at the gym from 4:00 to 8:00pm on the same day, Tuesday, October 9th with sizing suits for you to try on.  This year we will also have available hooded sweatshirts, track pants and OGC t-shirts.  These additional items are optional.  I will provide pictures here on the blog once I have them to share.  
If you do not have a tracksuit and you are in the Provincial or Elite group you must have one for the 2012/2013 season.  If you are in the Interclub Group 1 or 2 the tracksuit is optional but suggested.

Please be sure to come to the OGC on Tuesday, October 9th to be measured and try on sizing garments.

Tracksuit SWAP:  if you purchased a tracksuit last year and would like to sell or swap it please bring it on Tuesday, October 9th.  Parents will be able to connect with each other via the main office.  A sign up sheet will be there for tracksuit swap.  Please put your name, email, phone number and tracksuit size that you wish to swap.  Bring the tracksuit (washed) in a bag clearly indicating that it is yours and leave it with the office.  They can then let others try it on if there is someone interested.  All transactions will be up to the families wishing to swap and will not be the responsibility of the office staff.

Handstand Photo Contest Time to Vote

Everyone, it's time to VOTE on the best handstand photo of the summer.  
Send your votes to to be counted.  Give me your top three in order of best to 3rd best.  Write the number and the name so I am sure to get your correct vote.
Great prizes to be handed out next week.