Recreational program is offered to boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years old. More info down on this page.
FALL Program 2015 ~ Sept. 8 –Dec. 19
First day of classes is SEPT. 8(TUES)! THE OFFICE AND THE GYM ARE CLOSED ON STATUTORY HOLIDAYS! SEPT. 7(MON, LABOUR DAY), OCT. 12(MON, THANKSGIVING DAY), NOV. 11(WED, REMEMBRANCE DAY), DEC. 24, DEC. 25.
Registrations for FALL 2015 are ongoing until Oct.!!! Registration can be done only in person, with a registration form and payment(cash or cheque only).
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The cost per semester, per child, one time a week(meaning 1 class of 1h a week or 1 class of 1.5h a week)!!! (cash or cheque only, ALL TAXES ARE INCLUDED!):
LEVEL 1 ( 5-7 y, 8-10y ~ 1H), Tumbling (7-10 y ~ 1H), Rec 11y+(1H): cost will be pro-rated at the time of registration
LEVEL 2/3(5-7 y, 8-10 y ~ 1.5 H class): cost will be pro-rated at the time of registration
Note: due to some confusions we must clarify: eg. we offer Level 1 5-7y on TUES 3-4 and THURS 3-4 that means 2 DIFFERENT classes that cost $220 EACH, NOT one class from 3-4 on TUES&THURS for the price of $220. Same explanation for other classes offered same time different days.
Tumbling 7-10y: in order to attend this class athletes MUST know at least the LEVEL 1 skills(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), or please check down this web-page those skills; 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.
CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY. Please make the cq payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics.
CURRENT MEMBERS: ALL members must re-register with Gymnastics BC every SEPTEMBER so please complete a NEW form with your child info and add $30/child to the class fee; also please bring the notice given by the coach(to make sure you register in the correct level/age group) and payment for registration.
NEW MEMBERS must register with Gymnastics BC , complete a GBC form and pay the annualy membership of $30/athlete(no discount, the membership includes: Gymnastics BC insurance, Gymnastics Canada membership and our club membership), which is valid from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 next year, besides the class fee!!!
10% OFF class fee for second athlete/sibling(of lower fee)
10% OFF the second class in Fall 2015 for the same athlete registered(meaning twice a week same athlete)
We accept 2 or more payments for families with 2 or more kids in our program!!! First portion of the payment due at the time of registration, please make cq payable to Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. A receipt will be issued when the last payment is made, please save your receipts for your income tax next year.
NOTE: Fall Program 2015 is subject to change.Please check our web-site for more info and read our policies PRIOR to registration.Fall 2015: Level 1(5-7y) on Tues 3-4 is cancelled.
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.
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
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!