National Gymnastics Week February 11-17 puts the focus on physical activity for all ages

National Gymnastics Week February 11-17 aims to get the country moving with activities and events for people of all ages and abilities in communities from coast to coast.

From bouncing five year olds starting out in their first recreational programs to elite athletes aiming to compete one day at the Olympics, National Gymnastics Week has something for everyone.

“As a kid I loved going to the gym with my brothers,” says 2012 Olympic women’s trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan. 

“Gymnastics really can be tailored to people of all ages and abilities and not just competitive athletes.”

Now in its second decade, the annual event has grown in size and scope with participating clubs offering everything from open houses and fitness challenges to mini Olympics and cartwheel-a-thons. 

One of the highlights of the week is Gymnastics Hour when clubs across the country will open their doors with the simple goal of seeing how many people they can get doing gymnastics in Canada at the same time for one hour.

This year Gymnastics Hour is set to go on Saturday, February 16th from 2:00‐3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. 

The week-long celebration puts the focus on the positive benefits of gymnastics in all its forms, including artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatics, aerobics.

National Gymnastics Week is a joint effort over 700 clubs, provincial-territorial federations, and Gymnastics Canada, the national governing body for both recreational and competitive gymnastics.