Programs & Events
Our competitive program gives athletes the opportunity to achieve their personal goals and their individual potential as a competitive artistic gymnast at Interclub and Provincial competitions. This program involves a more enriched and intense gymnastics workout, training several times a week with a yearly commitment. More frequent training sessions provide the necessary repetition a gymnast requires to maintain this higher skill level and perfect their routines on each apparatus.
The Interclub Program expands the opportunities for athletes at the recreational level. It provides opportunities for athletes to compete and demonstrate their skills! Interclub provides gymnasts a chance to be part of a team, learn and master routines and have the chance to perform! This program promotes a creative environment that is less intense than traditional competitive gymnastics (eg. it does not follow FIG code of points). In addition, it provides a performance opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills and improve. All athletes will work on routines and skills on each apparatus (floor, bars, vault and beam) and have the opportunity to perform these routines at various fun meets throughout the year.
- CANGYM INTERCLUB COMPETITIVE: 2 hour classes twice a week for 28 weeks, for ages 8 & up working on optional routines and skills. Meet fees and the purchase of a mandatory team suit are extra.
The Junior Olypmic Program is a 10 level program used in the USA. It was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses.
The JO Program is divided into three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional.
- The Developmental Levels 1 through 3 are used as a non-competitive and achievement-oriented program within a gym's development pre-team program, an introduction to the competitive program. Gymnasts can test in-club or at inter-club meets on equipment that accommodates the size of the gymnasts. Gymnasts must enter at Level 1, but may progress through the events and skills at different levels, although athletes should not skip any level.
- The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 4 and 5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including Provincial Championships.
- The third segment is the Optional Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Composition is evaluated at Levels 8, 9, and 10.
- DEVELOPMENTAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC: 1¼ hour class twice a week for 28 weeks, for ages 4 – 7 working on compulsory level 1 routines and skills. There may be the opportunity to compete during the Spring session depending on the maturity and ability of the athlete. Meet fees and the cost of a competitive body suit is extra.
- JUNIOR OLYMPIC PROGRAM: a 2 or 3‑hour class twice a week for the year (38 weeks), for ages 7+ working on compulsory level 2 or higher routines and skills. There are several opportunities to compete at meets throughout the spring. Meet fees and the cost of a competitive body suit is extra.
Classes must be paid in full including the AGF fee* and the $200 fundraising bond cheque** before students will be allowed to start classes. Payment can be made the first day of classes.
If a payment plan is needed, a signed payment schedule can be set up with the office.
Payment can be made by M/C or Visa at the gym, cheque, cash or e-transfer.
* All members must pay a yearly membership fee of $50.00 per student for recreational classes. Competitive classes range from $90.00 - $190.00 per student. This "once-per-year" fee partially goes towards each member’s registration to the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (A.G.F.) and to Ponoka Gymnastics and provides each member with insurance. It is valid from July 1st to June 30th of each year. More information and insurance policy details are available by contacting us at Ponoka Gymnastics or by contacting the Alberta Gymnastics Federation.
** Fundraising cheques are cashed the last week of classes IF the fundraising obligations have not been met.
Note: All class costs can be found in the Programs and Events page on the class schedules. The listed cost does not include the yearly membership fee.