Recreational program is offered to boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years old. More info down on this page.
WINTER Program 2016 ~ Jan. 4-March 19
Registration for WINTER 2016 IS OVER! WE WILL GIVE NOTICES TO OUR MEMBERS FROM FEB 15 TO 20 and start registrations on FEB 23.
Registrations for SPRING 2016 starts on FEB 23(TUES), please CLICK HERE to view the flyer with the schedule and cost! NEW MEMBERS:Please bring THIS GBC FORM completed with your child's info and with the payment (cash or cq, for all members) during office hours, for registration! CURRENT MEMBERS:Please bring the notice given by your coach and payment (cash or cq) to register, NO GBC/club form required, the form and Insurance ($30) from Sept is valid until Aug. 31, 2016! SPRING 2016 is LONGER when Winter 2016 therefore the cost will reflect that (cash or cq only, all taxes incl., please make cq payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics)
Startin FEB 23(tues) until March 5(sat), for 2 weeks, the office will be open longer hours for registrations as follows:
TUES: 10.00-12.00 and 4.00-7.00
WED : 4.00-7.00
Starting Jan. 5 the office will be open regular hours again.(Tues&Thurs 4-7) until futher notice.
The gym and the office are closed on statutory holidays(2015): Mon, February 9-BC FAMILY DAY; Fri, April 3-GOOD FRIDAY; Mon, April 6-EASTER MONDAY; Mon, May 18-VICTORIA DAY; Wed, July 1-CANADA DAY; Mon, August 3-BC DAY; Mon, September 7-LABOUR DAY; Mon, October 12-THANKSGIVING; Wed, November 11-REMEMBRANCE DAY; Fri, December 25-CHRISTMAS DAY.
Registration is first come first served. We don't automatically hold a spot from one semester to another for our members! Payment has to be made at the time of registration, cash or cheque(payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics), therefore telephone and e-mail registrations will not be considered valid.
The gym and the office are closed on statutory holidays(2016): Family Day(February 8, Monday),Good Friday(March 25, Friday),Easter Monday(March 28, Monday),Victoria Day(May 23, Monday),Canada Day(July 1, Friday ),Civic Holiday(August 1, Monday ),Labour Day(September 5, Monday),Thanksgiving(October 10, Monday ),Remembrance Day(November 11, Friday ),Christmas Day(December 25, Sunday)
Our program is subject to change due to low registration and depends on demand. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!
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These programs are for school-age kids, 5 years and older, and they will learn a modified CANGYM program, levels 1-5.
Please click here to read ALL the rules prior to registration about registration in our program and/or birthday parties, about refund policy and about our gym rules.
Level 1: 5-7 Years old, 8-10 Years old
This program is for boys and girls; they will learn basic gymnastics skills, rolls front and back, handstand, cartwell, bridge, swings and pullovers on the bars, combinations on the beams, as well as safety in the gym.
Trampoline: Tuck jump, Star jump, Jump full turn /tornado, Donkey kicks, Seat drops/Bum Drop
VAULT:Running, jump on mini tramp squat on the table vaulting, jump down two feet; Running, jump two feet to a front roll on the cheese mat
BARS:Stand in front support 5 sec and front roll; Hold the feet at the bar for 5 sec and a back to front roll /"skin the cat"; Walk on the high bar side 2 times; Lift your knees at your chest 10 times
BEAM: Walking forward / backward with kicks; Bear Walking, bunny jumps; Jumps on two feet ; Front support holds 10 sec; V sit 10 sec
FLOOR: Front /back support ; Forward roll; Shoulder stand; Hand stand at the wall 10 sec; Bridge (5 sec); Cartwheel
RINGS: Hold up side down (invert) 10 sec; A back-to-front somersault /skin the cat
Tumbling: 7 - 10 Years old
Tumbling 7-10y: in order to attend this class athletes MUST know at least : Front /back support ; Forward roll; Backward roll; Shoulder stand; Hand stand at the wall 10 sec; Bridge (5 sec); Cartwheel(done properly, straight hands and legs, no bend knees); Round-off---- this class is NOT for beginners!!!
The athletes in this class will work on SKILLS like: front and back walkover, front and back handspring, flyspring, side aerial.
Level 2&3: 5-7 Years old, 8-10 Years old
This program is for boys and girls; they have been in our program for at least one semester and want to continue gymnastics at recreational level without competing.
Trampoline: Straddle jump; Pike jump; 10 donkey kicks with straight legs; Seat drops to knees and hands(dog)
Vault:Kick to handstand fall in to a bridge; Running jump on mini tramp/board, squat on, jump down two feet; Running jump two feet to a front roll on high cheese mat
Bars: Hold for 10 sec in L pick hang/straddle; Pull over on the low bar; 5 long swings; Lift your legs at the bar 5 times, on high bar; Climb half way on the rope
Beam: Walking with front, back kicks; Jumps on one leg; Kick to handstand ,step out on green mat; Cartwheel on the line/green mat; Bridge on green mat; 10 sec hold in a tuck, side ways
Floor: Front to back to front support (360 turn); Forward roll to standing on flat; Backward roll on the cheese mat; Hand stand at the box; Handstand -bridge -kick over at the box; Round off of a box
Fast track: Round off of fast track
Trampoline: Split jump (right and left leg); Jump full turn /tornado, to a seat drop; Donkey kicks from knees up to hand stand; Seat drops to doggy drop, to front tuck
Vault: Running jump on mini tramp/board, squat on, front handspring off the vault; Running jump two feet to a front roll on the high mat
BARS: Hold for 10 sec in pick hang/straddle upside down ; Back hip circle on low bar; 5 long swings and pull over; Lift your legs at the bar 10 times, on high bar ; Climb all the way on the rope; 5 all the way push-ups
BEAM: Running, chasse, skipping; Scale front, side and back; Tuck, pike and star jump; Kick to handstand-lunge and cartwheel on low beam ; 10 sec hold in a pike and straddle (cross and side position)
Floor: Handstand -lunge ; Backward roll on flat mat ; handstand bridge standing up ; bridge from standing up kick over ; round off on the floor ; back hand spring on the barrel
Rings: 5 pike and arch (bit swings), back salto at the last one
Fast track: Front handspring off; Fly spring off
Recreational 11y+ Years old(ages 11-15y)
Those classes are designed to accomodate older kids, who have some or no previous gymnastics experience.
Kids in this class will learn rolls, swings on the bars, hand stands and cartwheels, bridges and combinations on the beams, basic gymnastics skills. In the class will be also integrated flexibility and strenght.
Interclub Girls 7+
Through the Interclub category recreational gymnasts will have the opportunity to participate in gymnastics events and perform routins.
The BC Interclub Program is performance based and is meant to focus on the opportunity to perform rather then the content of the routine. The Interclub category is strictly intended for recreational participants.
For Provincial 1, Pre-Competitive and Interclub registration, schedule and cost, please contact Celestina, and also please read our Rules and Regulations! The athletes for these programs are assessed and selected by her!