Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Schedule for Acrobatic Gymnastics Updated

Hoping for the big thaw to happen in March. Fingers crossed.

This is the 2nd draft of the March Schedule.  Please let your coaches know if you will be away for March Break.  There are some changes due to small class sizes and coaches being away at other events.  

We always take at least one weekend off over the March Break.  We chose the first weekend as we have the competition the weekend after the break.

Remember the 3rd Ontario Cup for Acrobatic Gymnastics will take place on the 28th and 29th at Manjak's Gymnastics Club.

VIEWING AREA CLOSURE: Please note that the OGC viewing area will be closed after 5:00pm Monday, March 17th to Friday, March 20th and on all day Sunday, March 22nd.  No parents, friends or spectators will be permitted in the building.  Athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the sliding glass doors.  If you need to pick up your athlete early please let your athlete and coaches know.  If you have an emergency please bang on the back door by the trampolines corner of the gym to get someone's attention.  Be on time for your classes.  If there is no one there please be patient as coaches will come up to check the doors. Regular viewing area hours will resume on Monday, March 23rd.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Open Auditions for Acrobats

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 Please note that in my role as both the Director of the Oakville Gymnastics Club's Acrobatic Gymnastics program and as the Chair of the Gymnastics Ontario Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee it is one of my goals to ensure that Ontario has the strongest athletes vying for spots on the Canadian Acrobatic Gymnastics Team.  When athletes from OGC or elsewhere are in need of the best partnership in order to achieve this goal I will try to help where I can.  Presently the Women's Trio bases from Gymnastics Mississauga (as well as our Mixed Pair base) are in need of an older and skilled top in order to prepare for selection to the 2016 Canadian Team that will go to World Championships.  By running an Open Audition we are permitting anyone who wishes to try for a spot on top of either of these base units.  

Presently and In the future it will be very important for our country to remember that we are competing against the rest of the world and not against other local clubs.  We need to work together as an acro community to ensure that Canada puts its best Acrobats forward and if this means sharing our athletes in order to create the best partnerships then this is something we need to be willing to do.  

The trio bases from Mississauga have competed in two World Age Group Championships and should be able to strive for another World Championships.  

Athletes from any club who are current acrobatic gymnastics tops are welcome to audition as well.  Please register with me, Don Holmes if you wish to be part of this audition.

Friday, February 13, 2015

2nd Ontario Cup Schedule

This is the FINAL draft of the public schedule for the 2nd Ontario Cup for Acrobatic Gymnastics. 

The competition will take place on two days so check closely as to which day you or your athlete are competing.