Alberta’s top trampolinists and tumblers set to go at 2017 Provincial Championships

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
May 11, 2017

 

CALGARY, ALBERTA – This Friday, more than 255 (up from last year!) of Alberta’s finest trampolinists and tumblers will gather in Calgary, AB for a chance to compete for a title.  The Alberta T & T Sports Association once again partnering with the Alberta Gymnastics Federation, will host this annual competition at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, from Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14. This three-day event is an essential opportunity for higher level athletes to demonstrate their skills for a shot at representing Team Alberta at the 2017 Canadian Championships; for the Provincial Level athletes, this event is the qualifier for the 2017 Western Canada Cup; for beginner level athletes, a chance to gain experience alongside veteran gymnasts while improving their provincial rankings

“This event will showcase the best T & T athletes from across the province,” says Alberta Gymnastics Federation President & CEO Scott Hayes. “It is one of the premier T & T gymnastics events of the 2017 season with several of the athletes in attendance building towards a Canadian Championship appearance.” Competitors include National Team Members Arden Oh (Calgary Gymnastics Centre), and Thunder Country Trampoline Club’s Kyle Soehn, Keegan Soehn, Zach Blakely and Kalena Soehn.  Also attending are some Gold Medalists from the 2017 Canada Cup: Zoe Phaneuf (Calgary Gymnastics Centre), Alexandra Forest (Phoenix Gymnastics Centre), Kailyn Arndt (Ortona Gymnastics Club).

“With many of the athletes coming off some personal best performances from Canada Cup” says AGF’s Trampoline and Tumbling Director, Derek Hanson, “their routines will be sharp and they will be highly prepared”.

Competition begins Friday at the Genesis Centre at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude Sunday evening.  Tickets for all sessions can be purchased at the door using cash, VISA, MasterCard or Debit.  Tickets range in price from $5.00 for a Student/Senior Day Pass to $50.00 for a 3-day Family Meet Pass.

Media passes can be obtained on site by contacting: Robin McDougall at 403-919-1194 or Derek Hanson at 403-919-8985.

For more information on the event please visit: https://goo.gl/MwhNiU

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
Molly Fang – Manager, Communications
Phone:  403-212-5729
Email:  comm@abgym.ab.ca