At Gymnastics Ontario, the health and safety of gymnasts, their families, coaches, judges and volunteers are of the utmost importance. In light of the recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to cancel and or postpone all Gymnastics Ontario sanctioned competitions, at least through to April 5, 2020.
Currently, all National Coaching Certification Courses (NCCP) at this time are still being offered.
We are working with the host club of the WAG Level 7-10 & MAG Championships to possibly reschedule this competition to a later date.
We also know that some of the cancelled events are also qualifiers in some disciplines for their respective Championships. The staff along with the Technical Committees will review their qualifying rules and communicate those at a later date.
We will determine the status of all competitions scheduled after April 6, 2020 at a later date as we monitor this situation.
At this moment we are not suspending gymnastics training for our recreational and competitive programs with our member clubs, this decision can be made by each individual club as they see fit based on their own review of this situation. However, we are recommending to our member clubs the following enhanced protocols be put in place to ensure the health and safety of all of our members if they do decide to run their programs; – That additional focus is placed on high use surfaces and areas by disinfecting those surfaces, door handles and railings during class turnovers by staff – A reminder for all individuals to stay home if they are not feeling well – Asking staff to wash their hands before and after every class – A reminder to everyone to cover both their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; try to cough into your arm, away from others, or into tissue paper (to be disposed into toilet), then wash your hands immediately afterwards – Reminding all participants that they do not share water bottles – Reminding all participants to wash their hands upon arrival to the gym and at the conclusion of their class – Asking parents to minimize their time in the viewing area and to avoid bringing siblings who are not participating in a gymnastics class to the facility – Asking participants, coaches, administrative staff, judges, volunteers and supporters to self isolate if they or a member of their immediate family travels anywhere outside of Canada (including USA) for the immediate near future until these recommendations are relaxed by the Province of Ontario
The risk is still considered to be very low for contracting COVID-19 in Ontario. We know that this a personal decision each family will have to make on what they think is best for their child when choosing to participate in extra-curricular activities at this moment in time, which we completely understand and respect. The Gymnastics Ontario Board of Directors and staff will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our members as the need arises so please check your email regularly.
We appreciate your attentiveness to this matter and your help in keeping our community healthy.
At the end of February Glimmer Athletic Club, High Performance athletes competed in Estonia, at Miss Valentine Tartu Grand Prix. Our Team Canada member Hannah Walter did good competition with hoop, ball, and clubs.
For Lisa Tsyhanok it was the first big international competition to participate. Lisa did a good hoop routine and she got a really big experience from the tournament. Our junior in 2006 category Marta Kovalevych made her best competition and got her personal best scores in all three routines. We had three juniors competing in the 2005 category. Katerina Berestetsky got her best score in clubs routine, Alissa Levytskyy in ball routine and Sianna Tsakiridis got the best score in ball routine. Sianna qualified into the rope final, where she finished the final competition in high 7th place. All our juniors are very experienced gymnasts and Miss Valentine competition was for the girls a good place to learn and compete together with the world-famous gymnasts.
Glimmer Athletic Club junior Aesthetic Group Gymnastics team participated at AGG competition for the first time. Our team members Lisa Tsyhanok, Erin Dietrich, Sianna Tsakiridis, Marta Kovalevych, Katerina Berestetsky, Alissa Levytskyy, Giada Katsyukevych, and Christine Situ made a good debut! The first-ever big international competition went well. The team finished the competition in 6th place.
Our individual and AGG team athletes told, that Gymnastics Week in Tartu went well and all our team members had a great time and enjoyed watching the routines of some world RG superstars who all came to compete at the historical 2020 Miss Valentine Tartu Grand Prix.
Photo Credits: Riinu Liis Lajal, Indrek Kask, Andrek Assor
BAKU, AZE (September 22, 2019) – The 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships wrapped up in Baku, AZE on Sunday with the apparatus finals in the group competition, and Russia capturing their eighth gold medal of these Championships with a win for their 3 hoops + 2 sets of clubs routine. Japan broke Russia’s strangle hold on the top of the podium, taking gold in the 5 balls competition.
The Canadian group recorded scores of 22.400 for their 5 balls routine, and a new personal best score of 23.050 for their 3 hoops + 2 sets of clubs routine for a total score of 45.450. Russia took gold in the all-around group competition with a total score of 58.700. Japan captured silver with a total score of 58.200, while Bulgaria took the bronze with a total score of 58.000.
The Canadian group featuring Carmel Kallemaa, Diana Noskova, Vanessa Panov, Carmen Whelan, and Alexandra Zilyuk, all of Toronto, finished their competition on Friday after finishing 20th overall in the qualifying rounds of the all-around – a move up of three in the overall country rankings from last year’s World Championships.