Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Maple Leafs Ticket Winner!

Here it is the final draw for the Maple Leafs tickets.  Congratulations to our winner!  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported the OGC Tumbling program.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Reminder No Tumbling Practice on Sunday, December 18th

I know you will all be upset but I am just reminding you that there is NO TUMBLING PRACTICE on Sunday, December 18th as the OGC is hosting an acrobatic gymnastics competition.

See you all on Monday and GOOD LUCK TO THOSE tumblers competing in Scarborough this weekend.  GO OGC TUMBLERS!

Maple Leafs Ticket Raffle draw delayed

We have been waiting on some last minute tickets to be submitted.  We will be doing the draw this afternoon for the Maple Leafs tickets.  Hold on.

We will post the winner here later today!

Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scarborough Interclub Competition Schedule

Here is the competition schedule for the Scarborough Gym Elite's Interclub Tumbling competition set for December 18th.  Please do not call the club unless you are lost on the day of competition.

I have included the address so that Map Quest or GPS the Scarborough club.

Good luck to all of the OGC Tumblers competing this weekend in the Interclub competition!  Remember to send me your pictures so that I can post them here on the blog.

Twist Activewear Apparel to be picked up

The Twist Activewear order is in.

Please pick up your order today after 3:00pm.

If you have any concerns with your order contact twist@cogeco.ca

Thanks for your order.  Junst in time for Christmas.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

January 2012 Schedule post

Here is the January 2012 schedule as well.  

Note that there is a special training for the Developmental Tumbling Groups 1, 2 and 3 on Friday, January 6th.  This a special class for the whole group and a sort of mini-training camp.  Please let your coach know if you can make it on that day.

December Schedule

Here it is!  The December schedule.

Please note:  Developmental Tumbling Groups 1, 2 and 3 do not train during the Holiday Break.

Traininigs during the week between Christmas and New Years the viewing area will most likely be closed to parents.  Athletes will be dropped off and returned to the sliding glass doors at the front of the club.

Please let the coaches know if you will be away during the holiday break.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December schedule on its way...

The December schedule is on its way.  We have a Director's Meeting at the club on Monday, December 5th to finalize the holiday training schedule.  The December schedule will be posted on Monday night.  For the time being all classes are running as per the regular schedule.

Please note that Tumbling will likely be training Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of the two weeks that the athletes have off school.  Afternoons and evenings.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Watch World Championships on CBC

The following is the CBC 's broadcast schedule for the 2011 World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, Birmingham, EN


Saturday November 26 @ 12:00-13:00 ET - on CBC TV and cbcsports.ca 

Please watch.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 1 World Age Group Championships

Today Kezia Allen and Savannah Wepf pulled off strong tumbling passes at the World Age Group Trampoline & Tumbling Championships in Birmingham, England.  

Kezia was dealing with a sore ankle from a short landing during training and Savannah was recovering from a sprained ankle that she suffered on Monday evening in the hotel.  Both girls pushed past the pain and delivered two routines.

Kezia placed 23rd and Savannah placed 24th, point one behind Kezia.  Congratulations to both on competing in their first World Championships.  Way to go OGC!

For full results from the World Age Group Championships follow the link to British Gymnastics below:


Tomorrow Luke Mackinnon and Michael Chaves compete in the 15-16 Men's Tumbling division.  Good luck boys!  

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

OGC Tumblers at World Age Group Championships

Good luck to Kezia Allen, Savannah Wepf, Michael Chaves and Luke Mackinnon as they compete for Canada at the World Age Group Championships in Birmingham, England this week.

Go Canada!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Maple Leafs Ticket Raffle Fundraiser

click on the image to see it in a larger format

Welcome to the World Championships

This week Jonathan Meehan and Don Holmes are attending the World Championships for Trampoline & Tumbling in Birmingham, England.  

Here is what the venue looks like. For those athletes who will be coming next week for World Age Groups this will let you start preparing mentally for the space you will be competing in.

Good luck to all.

Competition Hall

Warm up gym behind the curtain

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Schedule 2011

Please note that there are some changes to the schedule beginning this month as Niki is now on maternity leave for the rest of the season.

Developmental 3 will now be coached by Jane freeing Amanda up to coach the National group with Don
Provincial D will now have Wendy on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Provincial D will train on Sundays from 11:30 to 1:30pm with Amanda
Developmental 2 will train on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30pm with Amanda
National Youth/Open/Senior will have Wendy on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Our apologies for the changes but in order to accommodate Niki's maternity leave some changes were necessary.  Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween No Training

Just a reminder that there is NO TUMBLING TRAINING tonight for any group.  

Enjoy the Trick-o-Treating.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday October 30th CHANGE

Hi Everyone,

This Sunday Gymnastics Ontario is hosting a Judging Course for Acrobatic Gymnastics.  Don, Amanda, Jane and Dana will be participating in this course so there are some changes to this Sunday's schedule so that we can get back from the course and coach.

Developmental 3 Tumbling moved to 4:30 to 6:30pm with Amanda
Provincial DC Tumbling moved to 6:30 to 8:30pm with Amanda and Dana
Developmental 2 Tumbling moved to 6:30 to 8:30pm with Amanda and Dana
Interclub Acro Group 1 moved to 4:30 to 6:30pm with Jane and Dana
Interclub Acro Group 2 moved to 4:30 to 6:30pm with Jane and Dana

Our apologies for the late notice on this change.  Most of you have already sent me a message back to inform me that you received this message.  Thanks.  For those of you who have not gotten back to Don please do so, so that we know you will not be coming to gym at the regular time.  

Please Note:  THE VIEWING AREA WILL BE CLOSED AFTER 7:00PM.  You can collect your child from the sliding glass doors at the front of the gym at 8:30pm.

Thanks for your understanding,

Tumbling and Acro Program

Thursday, October 20, 2011

OGC Apparel pics!

Here are some more images of the new OGC apparel that will be available this week. Thanks to my professional models for the stylish poses.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OGC Apparel!!!

Here it is, THE OGC APPAREL LINE FOR 2011/2012!

Twist Activewear will be sizing athletes for these clothing items on 
Sunday, October 23rd between 12:00 and 4:00pm
Monday, October 24th between 4:00 and 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 25th between 4:00 and 7:00pm

All items are optional.  
Great Christmas presents!
You are not required by the tumbling program to get an OGC tracksuit this year but you are still welcome to.  Orders for the traditional tracksuit will be done through the office at a later date.  You could opt for the slimmer fitted tracksuit for the girls offered through Twist Activewear.

These items are on sale now.  

You can see the samples when you are fitted.  
These items are available to the athletes in the Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics Program.  Interclub, Provincial and National athletes are invited to purchase some great OGC items to wear to training, competitions, at the mall, wherever you want.  

The sweat pants will look great with your Ugs, ladies!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flip Photo Contest Winners!

1st Place with the highest number of points Erik Polasek with 49 points (3 points for a 1st place vote, 2 points for a 2nd place vote and 1 point for a 3rd place vote).

2nd Place Naomi Smith with her dusk shot and a total of 45 points.

And 3rd place to Michael Chaves and his double twist into his pool.  Total 34 points. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Family Fun Night Fundraiser

You can register 
in the office at the OGC!
ONLY 100 spaces available.  
Sign up now!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

There will be NO TRAINING for any of the tumbling groups on Sunday, October 9th.  

There will also be NO TRAINING on Monday, October 10th for the Provincial CBA group and the Developmental 3 Tumbling Group.

National Tumblers WILL train on Monday from 6:00 to 8:30pm.

Please the see the schedule that was posted here previously.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flip Photo Contest Prizes

Hey Everyone,

I am asking for votes on this summer's best flip photos.  So scroll down and give all the flip photos a a second look.  Choose your top three in order and send me your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place flip photos.   

Please email me, Don, either at this blog address:  
to submit your vote.

I will be bringing in a photo contest sheet to class for everyone to vote on as well.

Here are the great prizes you might win!

1st Place a T-shirt, a Cirque du Soleil program from Varekai, and 26 mini chocolate bars

2nd Place, a bag of Smarties because you were so smart with your photo

3rd Place a frog or cow that loves tumbling as much as you

(Note:  There are two of everything because I have a Flip Photo contest in the Tumbling Program and a Handstand Photo contest in the Acrobatic Gymnastics Program.  Winners don't get double the prizes.  Sorry.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October Schedule 2011

Please note the changes for the Thanksgiving weekend and Halloween night.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Juding Info Sheet link

Here is a link to the older post about how the judges create a score in competitive power tumbling.

Nutrition Link

Here is the link to the older post from 2010 with the Nutrition information for those parents who are interested.