Registration and rules

To All Participants of Celestina Popa Gymnastics

Welcome to our club! We strive to ensure that your child's gymnastics experience is a positive and rewarding one. Gymnastics is a great building tool for improving gross motor skills, flexibility, coordination, strength and it promotes self-confidence. Safety is an important aspect of gymnastics activities, and we would like to ask for your cooperation in implementing our rules. Here we go!

Registration for the Summer 2024 Session running from July -August (8 weeks summer session or 3 day camps) is ongoing.

Link to register:

Office will be closed for 2 weeks from June 24th-July 10th , please send us an email and will get back to you as soon is possible. Starting on July 11th office is open on Thursdays from 4:00-7:00

Registration for the Fall Session running from Thursday, September 5th-Monday December 23rd begins on Saturday, August 3rd 10:00 am online.

The Fall program will be available to view July 18th.

Annual GBC insurance ($44) & membership fee ($6) applies to all members (Valid Sept. 1 2024- Aug. 31 2025)

The gym and the office are CLOSED on statutory holidays

Orientation Summer 2024

Please carefully read our rules and polices before registering; if you need to review this document, you will find it in your invoice.

Important Gym Reminders

* Arrive to the gym 5 minutes early

* Drop off is only available at the front entrance (Unit “A”) and we have some parking available at the back of our building. PLEASE DO NOT park in other businesses’ parking lots especially not the Centre Stage Dance Studio, LUCO concrete (across from us) or beside EVOLVE martial arts.

* When you drop your child off, leave them at the door (we prefer parents not to come into the gym as space is limited).

* Unfortunately, we do not offer viewings. We do not have a seating area within the gym nor a viewing window for parents to watch their children. Parents, please drop off your children at the front and refrain from entering the gym. This policy was in place pre-Covid19 and is not a result of the pandemic. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis (anxiety, medical needs etc.) but please email us in advance and we will try our best to accommodate you. During warm weather, the gym doors at the back parking lot will be open and parents are allowed to sneak a peek. Please note that if you choose to watch your child through the back gym doors, the expectation is that coaches and gymnasts will not be disturbed or distracted by guests.

* Please send a water bottle with your child and have them wear comfortable clothing. Tie long hair back in a ponytail. Female gymnasts can wear a leotard/bodysuit or an athletic one-piece bathing suit. We offer locally-made gym bodysuits/leotards at great prices from $20 to $35 (tax included). Cash or E-T to: (use the password “Celestina”). They can also wear stretchy t-shirts and shorts if they like. Male gymnasts are required to wear shorts. Cotton blends are excellent choices (no tops with low, scoop necks; loose tops and loose pants/shorts, pajamas) Bare feet inside the gym.

* No big jewellery.

* Parents, please pick up your children on time. When classes are completed, all athletes must leave promptly

* If your child needs support to participate in class (1-on-1 support), we welcome an email or a conversation in advance of registration to discuss your child. Our goal is to ensure your child’s success in gymnastics. Unfortunately, we cannot provide 1-on-1 support with our staff; please arrange for a parent or caregiver to attend with your child.

* Please keep your child at home… If they are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough and/or headache. By attending club activities, the athlete and guardians of the athlete understand and assume any and all risks associated with potential exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Please notify us by email if your child will miss training.

Summer session July and August 8 weeks + 3 half day casual camps

Summer membership fee for new members: $20.00 ($15.00 Gymnastics BC insurance + zone/admin fee $5.00) valid July & August 31 2025 and cannot be pro-rated.

* Our Summer programs are: Kinder level 1 4-5y, Kinder level 2 5y, level 1, 2, 3 and for 4 ,6-8y, Pre-teen 1-2 and 3-4 9-13y and Artistic gymnast (girls only) level 5-6

* Our casual half day summer camps are scheduled on Mon, Wed and Thurs from 9am-12:00pm are for athletes aged 5-10y and feature beginner gymnastics skills development, organized games, free play in the gym, a snack break (snack is NOT INCLUDED) arts and crafts. Please send healthy snacks and a water bottle with your child. (No peanuts)

* Our casual half day camps are not recommended for children who need additional support; please register for a 1-hour class.


Refund Policy: applies to all our recreational programs

* If the session has not yet started (at least 14 days prior to commencement) all members are eligible for a refund of the full session’s cost less a $20.00 administration fee. Requests for withdrawal MUST be done in writing to

* NO REFUNDS will be issued after the second class. For withdrawals after the first class but before the second class, the cost of the first class will be retained per child and an administration fee of $20.00. (Plus applicable taxes).

* Credit will only be given mid-session to athletes with serious injuries (i.e. fractures) and a doctor's note. A pro-rated credit will be issued for the balance of the remaining classes to be used for the next available session ONLY

* No credit or refund will be issued if a second child (sibling) is withdrawn.

* Illness or self isolation: Unfortunately, no refunds nor credits will be provided for illness or isolation.

* Make Up Classes: We are at full capacity and we are not able to offer make up classes.

* Cancelled classes will be announced on our website at, our Facebook page, or please listen to our answering machine at 604-459-4458 if you are in doubt. All the session run back-to-back with coaches in place and we are not able to offer make up classes

* The club accepts payments from any organization that sponsors vulnerable families (JumpStart, KidSport, ISPARC, A4K etc.). You are still required to make the full payment for the classes at the time of registration; please mention the organization's name when registering. When the cheque arrives from the sponsor, a refund will be issued to reimburse the parent/guardian. If the amount given by the organization is less than the cost/semester, the parents pay the cost difference.

For Parents of Pre-Competitive, Interclub Athletes:

Selection for these program is made by Celestina only.

Withdrawing from the program must be received in writing, one month notice is required.

Unfortunately, telephone cancellations will not be considered valid. Students withdrawing permanently from program will have cheques returned, with the exception of the month in progress.

NSF fee is $20.

Code of Conduct

The safety of participants, coaches and staff is essential at Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. (CPG). All participants, parents/guardians and coaches/staff at Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. deserve to be treated with care, respect, compassion and to never experience harassment.

Participant/athlete Code of Conduct:

As participants in the programs at Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc., your child affects and influences a wide range of people every day – from younger, impressionable participants, to teammates and coaches, to the greater community. Our expectations of our participants are as follows:

* Participants should always listen to their coach and are expected to be respectful to their teammates, other participants and coaches.

* Have fun learning and performing safe gymnastics tricks on all the artistic events

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct:

Parents/Guardians play an incredibly important role in the success of all CPG participants. We respectfully ask the following:

* Treat participants, athletes, families, visitors, and staff with courtesy, respect and understanding;

* Encourage your child in their best efforts and always play by the rules and participate in the spirit of fair play and honesty. Also encourage your child to be responsible towards training, have fun in a safe manner, and to learn, grow and excel.

* Remember that your child is involved in gymnastics for their enjoyment, not yours.

* Allow the coach to do the coaching. Trust the process the coaches use to instruct the fundamentals of physical literacy through the sport of gymnastics.

Coaches/staff Code of Conduct:

* All our coaches have the NCCP coaching level 1, trampoline 1 trained or certified, all the 19y and older have a criminal check up to date and one coach with the first aid certification is in the gym at all times

* Coaches and administrative staff are deeply committed to providing a positive, respectful and safe experience for each participant. To reach those goals, coaches and staff of Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. shall:

* Treat participants, athletes, colleagues, parents, volunteers and visitors with courtesy, respect and understanding; Honor commitments, word given, agreed objectives and always ensure decisions are taken equitably and respect the principles, rules, and policies in force;

Always keep the participants' best interests first and foremost when delivering an CPG program or making operational decisions; use your authority wisely and only in the best interests of your gymnasts;

* Ensure a safe environment by selecting activities and establishing controls that are suitable for the age, experience, ability, and fitness level of the involved participants;

* Provide participants and their parents/guardians with the information necessary to be involved in the decisions that affect the participant and report parent concerns to their program Head Coach;

* Follow the 'rule of two', ensuring that any staff member is never out of sight with a child;

Results of unacceptable behaviour within the facility by participant:

Participants who are noncompliant, impolite (verbal/physical language), unable to regulate themselves, or lack engaged participation, may be required to withdraw from the program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at and we will get back to you as promptly as possible.

Let’s take to heart the spirit of Celestina Popa Gymnastics Inc. in every aspect of training and life: Have fun while learning!


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Unit A, 20120 115A Ave, Maple Ridge, V2X 0Z4