2017 Acro Provincial Championships

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2017 Acro Gymnastics Provincial Championships - April 9, 2017

AGF is proud to partner with our registered Acro Clubs and Norfort Gymnastics to host the event in Fort McMurray.  We are excited to welcome you to the Acro Provincials on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

As the newest sport in the Federation, Acro continues to grow.  Currently with 5 registered clubs and 79 athletes the excitement for the sport is catching on.  The 2016 Acro Provincials saw 38 athletes compete and we look forward to welcoming at least that many athletes to Provincials this year.

Acrobatic Gymnastics officially joined the FIG in 1999. Practiced by men and women alike, dynamic Sports Acrobatics are among the oldest known disciplines. The sport was practiced as early as the ancient Egyptian period, as we can see in certain frescos. Its name comes from the Greek acrobateo, meaning to rise or go forth. The discipline requires courage and stamina, while demanding flexibility and skill. Exercises are accompanied by music, harmoniously in keeping with gymnasts’ choreography, body movements and musical culture.

Acrobatic Gymnastics (ACRO) favours body control in various positions, both on the ground and in the air. For this reason, the sport is welcomed and very often included in the training programme of pilots, cosmonauts and parachutists. Acrobatics is practiced as Men’s, Women’s or Mixed Pairs, as Women’s Groups (3 gymnasts) or as Men’s Groups (4 gymnasts). Time allowed for each exercise is 2:30. The floor area measures 12 x 12 meters. The exercises must include a harmonious combination of choreography, collective acrobatic elements (holds, throws, catches) and individual acrobatic elements (floor acrobatic series), all in perfect synchronization.

AGF Contacts: 1-800-665-1010
Derek Hanson (Technical):  acro@abgym.ab.ca
Robin McDougall (Logistics): specevents@abgym.ab.ca 

For further information about our host city Fort McMurray please visit http://www.fortmcmurraytourism.com/ or download the following guide.

FORT MCMURRAY ACTIVITY GUIDE

2017 Acro Provincial Championships will be held on April 9, 2017 

Please click below to download.

MacDonald Island Park Field House

1 C.A. Knight Way,

Fort McMurray AB T9H 5C5

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Registration fee:

Athletes: $95.00

Registration deadline:

Wednesday March 15, 2017.
Late registration fee is $20.00 per person.

Tariff Submission (PDF on 1 sheet) Deadline is Wednesday March 22, 2017 to AGF at acro@abgym.ab.ca

Music:

Music – Music to be submitted to the AGF dropbox. You will be sent invitations individually. Music submissions must be in Wednesday March 22, 2017.

Identify the MUSIC TRACKS and TARIFF SHEETS as follows: NUMBER_SPECIALITY_CATEGORY_EXERCISE_CLUB

Example: 29_W3_Y_BAL_EA. (mp3 or pdf)

Please bring labelled CD copies as a back up to the event.

AGF has secured rooms at the Merit Hotel & Suites, Nomad Hotel & Suites and Clearwater Suite Hotel in Fort McMurray.

For all three of the following you can contact the general reservations number at 1-866-650-3678 and use the code “Alberta Gymnastics” or contact each property directly (information below).

Rates indicated below are in effect until March 6, 2016.  After that time, we cannot guaranteed the preferred rate.

Merit Hotel & Suites

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8200 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray  AB  T9H 2H9
(780) 714-9444

ROOM TYPE Hotel Preferred Rate
 Superior Room  $129.00 per room/night
 Extended Stay Suites  $149.00 per room/night

 

A couple of features of this hotel include:

  • Complimentary Heated Underground parking
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Guest rooms include fridge and coffee maker
  • Pet Friendly

 For a full list of hotel amenities, please visit http://www.meritfortmcmurray.com/              

Nomad Hotel & Suites

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10006 MacDonald Avenue
Fort McMurray  AB  T9H 1S8
(780) 791-4770

ROOM TYPE Preferred  Rate
Superior One or Two Queens  $129.00 per room/night

 

A couple of features of this hotel include:

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Guest rooms include fridge and coffee maker

For a full list of hotel amenities, please visit http://www.nomadfortmcmurray.com/

Clearwater Suite Hotel

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4 Haineault St
Fort McMurray  AB  T9H 1R6
(780) 799-7676

ROOM TYPE Preferred Daily
One Bedroom Suite 2 Doubles $159.00 per room per night

          

                 

 

A couple of features of this hotel include:

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary above ground parking; heated underground for $7.00/day
  • Complimentary Internet
  • In-room full kitchens, washer and dryer

 For a full list of hotel amenities, please visit http://www.clearwaterfortmcmurray.com/

Below is an initial/tentative schedule.  A final detailed schedule will be circulated in the upcoming weeks.

Please click below to download the schedule

The following is tentative timing 

12:45 PM Athlete March-in

12:55 PM O Canada

1:00 PM General Warm-up

1:30 PM Competition *Detailed schedule forthcoming

7:00 PM Awards

Admissions:

Ages 6 and older              $5.00

5 and under                       Free

Cash Only

Please come and join us to see our Province’s best acrobatic athletes and see what our sport is all about.

Please follow this link to enter volunteer names from your club.

Who Should Exhibit

If you are a retailer, a toy manufacturer, have trinkets/jewelry, small or home-based business or if you have something you would love for a lot of young people and their families to see, then our events are for you!

AGF events draw between 300-600 participants: athletes, coaches and judges.  In addition, families and friends come as spectators.  Our events provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for your business.

Booth Amenities

All booths are a base rate of $250.00 plus GST for a 10x10 space.  If you require larger footprint, please enquire with Robin McDougall. 

Each vendor will be provided with two accreditation badges, one table and two chairs.  You will need to provide your own linen to cover the tables.  Additional items are available at the following costs:

  • Accreditation  $5.00 each
  • Tables  $25.00 each
  • Chairs  $10.00 each

Power is available, however it is extremely limited.  Please indicate your needs on the vendor application. You will need to provide your own extension cords.

Wi-fi is available as well, please indicate if you will require access and what you will need it for.  If you know your bandwidth requirements indicate that as well.

Marketing Opportunities

As part of your booth rental, AGF will mention your booth name in our scripting during the event.  As well, we will mention your participation in our various events through our social media campaigns.

Should you have a swag item or coupon to direct people to your booth, we would be happy to help with the distribution to our athletes. Please indicate what you would like to distribute.  Note that AGF reserves the right to review the item to determine its appropriateness.  Request for distribution must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.

If you are interested in additional promotion or have further questions, please contact Robin McDougall specevents@abgym.ab.ca or (403) 259-5500 and we would be pleased to discuss further opportunities.

To become an AGF event Vendor, please go to the following link and sign up:

Please complete the GoFormz form available from this link.

If you are a retailer, a toy manufacturer, have trinkets/jewelry, small or home-based business or if you have something you would love for a lot of young people and their families to see, then our events are for you!

AGF events draw between 300-600 participants: athletes, coaches and judges.  In addition, families and friends come as spectators.  Our events provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for your business.

To find out more information and to register to become a vendor please click HERE.

 

2017 Artistic and Acro Provincial's Vendors:

 

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 Esquire website
Gymgear
 GymGear website
Long Lasting Beauty – Lip sense  
MaBelle Fashion – Women’s apparel and jewelry  
Monat – Hair supplies and products  
Nanny’s Blankys – Children accessories  
Scentsy – Scentsy warmers, waxes, body & laundry care  https://tonyatwyne.scentsy.ca/
Stella & Dot – Jewelry and accessories  
SweetLegs - Leggings  
Origami Owl - Jewelry  
Rodan + Fields – Skincare  
Teri’s Face Painting – Face painting supplies