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AGF announces May 23-24, 2014 the Casino date

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) will be hosting a Casino Friday, May 23rd & Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 1000 - 11500-35 St S.E., Calgary, Alberta. In order to conduct the casino AGF is once again requesting support from its member clubs.  In recognition of the support provided by individual clubs, the Federation contributes approximately 30%... more

Canada Winter Games training camp this weekend

This weekend will be a busy one! The MAG program is hosting a Canada Winter Games training camp at Calgary Gymnastics Center, this camp runs from 10 a.m. on Friday to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Seven athletes from this camp will be selected to travel to the Dusty Ritter Invitational in Las Vegas, NV in February, 2014. The T & T Program is also busy this weekend with its first F.A.S.T. Testing event... more

Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Balisch, Program Director – Artistic Gymnastics

Gymnastics Canada (GCG) is pleased to announce that Mr. Karl Balisch will be joining the GCG management team as the Program Director – Artistic Gymnastics.Karl Balisch has worked in a management capacity at all levels of the sport of gymnastics, including 5 years with Gymnastics Canada as the Program Director – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (2000 -2005). Through his work experience, Karl Balisch ha... more

AGF "Movement Workshop" is open for registration

AGF has committed to supporting coach development in the province and is pleased to offer a Movement Workshop in Calgary on Dec. 7 at U of C Gymnastics Club.In this workshop you will learn coaching techniques with respect to spatial patterning and the concepts of uniting flow and function. Come learn how to prevent injury, increase enjoyment and ability at all levels, from beginner to competiti... more

Arden Oh of Calgary wins Silver Medal at the 2013 World Age Groups 17-18 Womens Double Mini Trampoline

Arden Oh of Calgary wins Silver Medal at the 2013 World Age Groups 17-18 Womens Double Mini Trampoline

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Canadian gymnasts bounced and flipped to four more medals at the world age group trampoline and tumbling championships on Friday. Arden Oh of Calgary and Rachel Stone of Kelowna, B.C., won silver and bronze medals respectively in 17-18 girls double mini trampoline event to lead the way for the Canadian team. Kyle Carragher of Port Couquitlam, B.C. earned his second meda... more

Victoria-Kayen Woo wins bronze medal at Massilia International meet in France

Victoria-Kayen Woo wins bronze medal at Massilia International meet in France

MARSEILLE -- Victoria-Kayen Woo of Montreal won a bronze medal in the uneven bars on Sunday at the Massilia International gymnastics meet. Woo, who placed 15th on Saturday in the all around event, earned Canada’s only medal of the competition with a score of 13.533 in the uneven bars final. Louise Vanhille of France and Ekatarina Kramarenko of Russia both won the gold with identical scores of... more

Calgary’s Lexi Gisesbrecht sixth at world age group trampoline championships

Calgary’s Lexi Gisesbrecht sixth at world age group trampoline championships

SOFIA, Bulgaria --  Calgary’s Lexi Giesbrecht placed sixth in the girls 17-18 trampoline event on Sunday at the world age group trampoline and tumbling championships. Giesbrecht, the lone Canadian to reach a final on the last day of competition, finished with a score of 48.185 points. Megu Uyama of Japan won gold with 52.335 points, followed by Pamela Clark of Great Britain with 51.280 po... more

Tamara O’Brien tumbles to gold at world age group trampoline and tumbling championships

Vancouver’s Tamara O’Brien won a gold medal in the girls 17-18 tumbling event on Saturday at the world age group trampoline and tumbling championships. O’Brien scored 31.3 points to finish first in a tie with Heather Cowell of Great Britain with both competitors awarded a gold medal. Silke Vermeulen of Belgium placed third with 31.0 points.O’Brien,17,  also won a silver medal last week at... more

Vaculik top Canadian at Massilia Masters gymnastics competition in France

Vaculik top Canadian at Massilia Masters gymnastics competition in France

MARSEILLES, France -- Four Canadian gymnasts aiming for a spot on the 2016 Olympic team placed in the top-15 at the Massilia Masters competition on Saturday in a top-caliber international field. Olympic and world bronze medal winner Larisa Iordache of Romania topped the field in the individual all around competition with a score of 57.525 points with teammate Ekatarina Kramarenko in second an... more

The Alberta T & T Age Group Athletes Are Up

With the World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria for senior athletes finished it is now time for the World Age Group Championships for Trampoline and Tumbling to begin. The Age Group Team has big shoes to fill with the Seniors doing so well last week. Lexi Giesbrecht (CGC), Corissa Boychuk (Airdrie) and Pam Kriangkum (Phoenix) were members of the Women's DMT Team that won Silver, Keegan Soehn (T... more

Gymnastics Canada monthly update

GCG SOPsAs part of the GCG 2012-16 Strategic Plan and 2013 Operational Plan, Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) for GCG are being drafted and implemented with the goal of allowing optimal employee effectiveness and productivity.  With a first draft in place, GCG staff are being briefed in November on the new SOPs. In addition to the implementation of the protocols, the employee performanc... more

Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan wins gold at 2013 world trampoline championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of Toronto solidified her status as the world’s best female trampolinist at the 2013 world championships on Sunday, winning gold with a well executed routine bolstered by the highest degree of difficulty in the eight-woman final. After advancing through two qualification rounds MacLennan took the interim lead in the final with 56.285 points a... more

Two more medals for Canada at world trampoline and tumbling championships

Two more medals for Canada at world trampoline and tumbling championships

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Canadian competitors soared to two more medals on Saturday at the world trampoline and tumbling championships, winning silver in both the men’s and women’s double mini team finals.In women’s double mini trampoline the Canadian threesome of Corissa Boychuk of Airdrie, Alta., Lexi Giesbrecht of Calgary and Tamara O’Brien of Vancouver all came through in the clutch to finish sec... more

Rosie MacLennan leads Canadian trio to silver medal at world trampoline and tumbling championships

Rosie MacLennan leads Canadian trio to silver medal at world trampoline and tumbling championships

SOFIA, BULGARIA -- Rosie MacLennan led Canada to its first medal of the 2013 world trampoline and tumbling championships on Friday, winning silver in the women’s team event with Samantha Sendel and Samantha Smith. After qualifying third on Thursday the Toronto threesome all hit solid routines to finish second in the five-team final with 159.995 points. Great Britain won gold with 164.845 point... more

MacLennan leads Canadian women to team final at world trampoline and tumbling championships

MacLennan leads Canadian women to team final at world trampoline and tumbling championships

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Shaking off the effects of a crash landing about a week ago in training, Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of Toronto led Canada to the women’s team final in Thursday’s qualification round at the world trampoline and tumbling championships. China was the top country with 304.460 points followed by Great Britain in second with a score of 299.335 and Canada in third at 298.480.... more

Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan eager for new challenges

Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan eager for new challenges

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan is lying on a cold cement floor in the stands of Sofia’s modern Armeec Arena doing rolls and stretches after her final training session Wednesday prior to the start of competition at the 2013 world championships. She stops now and then to look at some of the vaunted Chinese athletes now bouncing up and down on the floor below and e... more

2014 Gymfest theme announced

2014 Gymfest theme announced

AGF would like to announce that the theme for 2014 Gymfest is “Oh the places you’ll go ...”. This exciting event will be held at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton May 9-11. If you have any question regarding the annual Gymfest, please send your email to Heather Sjostrom at  hsjostrom@abgym.ab.ca. more

Denis Vachon and Emily Smith tend to unfinished business at world trampoline and tumbling championships

Denis Vachon and Emily Smith tend to unfinished business at world trampoline and tumbling championships

Call it unfinished business. Call it passion for their disciplines. Perhaps a bit of both has driven Denis Vachon, now 29, and Emily Smith, 27, to continue training for the trampoline and tumbling world championships now underway in Sofia, Bulgaria.Full Story more

CGC Gymnast to represent Canada at two International competitions

Meaghan Ruttan and her coach, Janna Ball, of the Calgary Gymnastics Centre, are traveling this week to France where they will represent Canada at two prestigious competitions.She will first compete this weekend at the 17th annual WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF COMBS LA VILLE.  In past years, international teams (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Nederland,... more

Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan leads Canadian team at world trampoline championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

SOFIA -- Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan leads a young Canadian team into this year’s world trampoline and tumbling championships in Sofia, Bulgaria November 7-10 looking to fill the gap left by absent veterans Jason Burnett and Karen Cockburn. With Burnett out with an injury and Cockburn taking time off after becoming a first-time mother, MacLennan is the lone member of Canada’s 2012 Olympic... more

Women's DMT Team

AB athletes are ready for the 2013 T & T World Championships

The 2013 T & T World Championships are this week in Sofia, Bulgaria from November 7-10, 2013. Alberta is well represented on the Men's Trampoline Team, Men's DMT Team and the Women's DMT Team. Kyle Soehn and Keegan Soehn from the Thunder Country Trampoline Club make of half of the Men's Trampoline Team (a team is only 4 members). In men’s synchronized trampoline, the Soehn brothers will als... more

Maegan Chant, Kevin Lytwyn 5th in pairs event at Swiss Cup

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ont., (University of Calgary Gymnastics) and Maegan Chant of Waterdown, Ont., (World Class Gymnastics) teamed up to place fifth on Sunday in a mixed pairs gymnastics competition at the Swiss Cup.Romanians Larisa Iordache and Andrei Muntean topped the 10-country field followed by  teams from Germany and Switzerland.Lytwyn delivered his be... more