Friday, April 28, 2017

Good Luck at 3rd Ontario Cup


The schedule is posted in a previous post.

Just a reminder that the address for this weekend's 3rd Ontario Cup is:

Durham College, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Friday, April 21, 2017

OGC Tumbling Program Open Tryouts 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SCHEDULE 3rd ONTARIO Cup for Tumbling


Dates: Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th 
Location: Durham College, 2000 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa
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Good Luck to everyone who is competing!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Weekend Training

Easter Weekend Training Schedule

Please refer back to the April Training Schedule post for details on training times for this Easter Weekend.

Have a Great Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Summer Weeks Off for Tumbling

Summer Weeks Off for OGC Tumbling Program

The OGC Tumbling Program will be taking the following weeks off during the Summer of 2017:

July 24th to 28th


August 28th to September 1st

Please try to book your summer vacations during these weeks.

The Summer 2017 Training Schedule and Fall/Winter/Spring schedules are being worked on right now. We will post the draft schedules here on the blog as soon as we can.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April Tumbling Training Schedule


Here is the April training schedule for the Oakville Gymnastics Club's Tumbling Program.

Please note that we have the 2nd Ontario Cup and the 3rd Ontario Cup both in April.

We are still working out who will be supply coaching around those competitions.

Please also note that we will have training on Easter Sunday, April 16th.  Please let you coaches know if you will be away on that Sunday.  We might be able to put a few groups together on that weekend to save the coaches from needing to be at the gym for the full day.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2nd Ontario Cup Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2nd Ontario Cup for Trampoline & Tumbling.

Date: April 7th to 9th, 2017
Location: Queen's University Athletics & Recreation Centre, 284 Earl Street, Kingston, ON

Please be sure to arrive well before your Stretch / Warm Up time in case the competition runs ahead of schedule.

Good Luck to everyone competing! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

USA Gymnastics Development Camp for Trampoline & Tumbling

 Congratulations to the Oakville Gymnastics Club athletes Emily and Ben who were invited to attend the USA Gymnastics Development Camp for Trampoline & Tumbling.  (also invited was Elizabeth Karam who was unable to attend).  Emily and Ben traveled to the Karolyi Ranch Olympic Training Center in Texas to train along side their Canadian and American counterparts for four days over the March Break.  

Coach Don with Ben and Emily

Olympic Women's Artistic Gymnastics Walk of Fame located between the training gyms at Karolyi Ranch.

Line and Warm Up.  American and Canadian Tumblers receiving the instructions.

Ontario Trampolinists and Tumblers attending the Camp.

All of the camp  participants.  Making North America strong in T&T.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow Day Tumbling Cancelled

Monday, March 13th the following Tumbling Classes are cancelled:

6:30pm to 9:00pm Provincial 1 Tumbling with Amanda CANCELLED
6:30pm to 9:30pm National Group with Niki and Don CANCELLED

4:30pm to 6:30pm Provincial 23 is still running.

Note the viewing area and office will be closing at 5:30pm.

Please look here for information on tomorrow evening's training.  We will wait to see what the weather looks like tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fun in the Snow T&T Invitational Pics

Congratulations to the OGC Tumblers who competed at the Pickering Athletics Centre "Fun in the Snow" Invitational in February.  This was a great event to kick off the season for our Showcase and Interclub Level Tumblers.  Well done everyone!

Viewing Area Closure over the March Break

Please note the following scheduled times for the gym and viewing area to be closed over the week of March Break.

Friday, March 10th Regular hours

Saturday, March 11th the Gym will be Closed OGC is hosting the Masters Gymnastics Championships from 5:00pm to 9:00pm if you wish to come watch or compete

Sunday, March 12th The gym and viewing area will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Monday, March 13th to Friday, March 17th The viewing area will be open from 9:00am to 5:30pm.  Our Tumbling classes will run past the gym closing times.  Athletes will be expected to stay in the gym with the coaches but Parents/Family/Friends will not be permitted to stay in the viewing area or lobby.

Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th the gym is closed.

Monday, March 20th Regular Gym hours resume.

If your child has class that extends past the time that the viewing area stays open or starts after thew viewing area is closed here is the procedure for pick up and drop off:
Coaches will usher the athletes out of the gym, you may pick them up at the sliding glass doors at the front of the gym.

Coaches will bring athletes in from the sliding doors at the start of the class.  
If you are late or need to collect your child early please inform the coaches so that they are aware of this.
If you are late or need to pick your child up and it is a last minute change you will need to go around to the back door of the gym and bang loudly to get our attention.  Come to the door at the back of the gym by the trampolines.  There is usually an athlete in that corner who will hear you.

Again, please let your coaches know if you will be away over the March Break so that we can combine classes if there are only a few bodies that will be attending.

Please give the March Tumbling Training schedule a look as there are a few changes.

Have a wonderful and safe March Break.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Eastern Canadian Championships for T&T

The Eastern Canadian Championships for Trampoline & Tumbling will be taking place in Sackville, NewBrunswick May 5th to 7th, 2017.  

Qualification will be based on the athlete's best score from the 1st and 2nd Ontario Cups.

Once the 2nd Ontario Cup is complete a list of invited athletes will be circulated by Gymnastics Ontario.  The turnaround for forms, booking flights and payment will be quite quick.  Please be prepared to complete all necessary documents and plans immediately after the 2nd Ontario Cup.  If your child placed in the top 3 in their respective tumbling divisions at the 1st Ontario Cup they have a good chance of being invited to be part of Team Ontario and the Eastern Canadian Championships.  This is a prestigious event for our Provincial Level Tumblers and we hope that all who receive an invitation would attend.

If you have any further questions please ask your coach.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Good Luck to the Interclub Tumblers

Good luck to the Interclub and Demo level Tumblers competing this weekend in Pickering!

March Tumbling Schedule

March comes in like a lion.

Here is the March Tumbling schedule. ***UPDATED MARCH 27TH ***

Please note that there are a few changes over the March Break.

We are still in the process of finding a permanent coach for the Provincial classes that Daniela was coaching.  We will have a solution soon.  We will post updates to the schedule here.

Please send your coach(es) a message if you will be away over the March Break.  If many athletes are away in one group the remaining athletes may be asked to train with another group.

Thanks for your cooperation in planning for the March Break.  We will be taking the second Sunday of the March Break off.  We usually do take one weekend of the March Break off each year. 

Updated coaching replacements for the final week of March.

Monday, February 20, 2017

1st Ontario Cup Tumbling

Here are some pics from the 1st Ontario Cup.  

Congratulations to all of our OGC athletes who managed to achieve qualifications scores, personal bests and bring home some awards. 

We viewed most tumbling passes from the weekend.  Feel free to view them on Don's Youtube channel.  Search "Donald Holmes".

Provincial 1 & 2 boys

Annika and Chloe

Provincial 1 & 2 boys

Xander captures gold and shares a moment with Coach Daniela

Matthew takes away a silver medal.

Provincial 1 boys awards

Provincial 2 boys.

Emily captures a bronze in Provincial 3 girls

Max takes gold in Level 5 boys 15 years and under.

Helen lands in first place in the Level 5, 15 years and under division.

Lindsay takes home a gold in Level 4.

Level 4 Girls finalists with OGC's Lindsay in first place.

Salma captures a 4th place ribbon in Level 1 girls tumbling.

Jazmine takes gold in her first tumbling competition in the Level 1, 15 and over girls division.

The Level 4 boys from OGC take 4th (Nali) and 8th (Rylan)

Ben takes gold in Level 6.

Emily captures Level 6 gold with Emma fourth and Elizabeth 5th. 

Always a fun time at competition.

Fun times at the 1st Ontario Cup in Oshawa.