UCalgary Gymnastics

Calgary Main Campus Location

Gymnastics is a riot, try it!

Our gymnastics programming is intended to provide fun, fitness and fundamentals of gymnastics through a variety of programming. Starting the fun at 6 months through adult classes. The classes are suited for those who have never done gymnastics through to more advanced recreational gymnasts.  

The University of Calgary Gymnastics Centre Main Campus location can be found in the basement of the Kinesiology B complex.

All our kids and youth programs come with parking included during the time of the sessions. 
 

Questions? Email: gymnast@ucalgary.ca for more information or call 403-220-7010

Child at UCalgary Gymnastic Centre in foam pit

Preschool Gymnastics - Calgary (Main Campus)


Baby Nova | Ages 6-18 months Coed *non-walking* (Parented)

This 30 minute, parented class that will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics. Your busy kiddo will get to climb, slide, bounce, and explore during this fun-filled, structured, but open play environment. This class will encourage your child gain balance, muscle control to assist in the steady of sitting up, standing & walking.  Our program will help facilitate their cognitive, sensory and social development. 

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Nebulas | Ages 12 - 23 Months Coed *walking* (Parented)

Our preschool program is designed to develop and nurture confidence, listening skills, strengthen large motor skills, and develop a love for the sport of gymnastics.
The skills we present during the session will be based on the Fundamental Movement Patterns of Gymnastics (landings, springs, statics, rotations swings & locomotion).
This is a 30 minute class that will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics in a structured, but open play environment.

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Neutrons | Ages 2-3 Coed (Parented)

This 45-minute structured parented class for 2–3-year-old children will catch the interest of your child minute after minute as they cruise through a variety of challenges using sport specific equipment. Class after class you will see continuous progress as the program will help encourage the development of independence, listening skills, patience, and perseverance.  Safety landings, gymnastics skill introductions and load of fun will be the theme of the day! Age exceptions are not available in this age group and must be a minimum of 2 years old to join this class.   Parents are expected to be actively engaged in supporting their child in this class.

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Solar Flares | Ages 4-5 Coed (Unparented)

Our 45-minute structured program is specifically designed towards children 4-5 years of age.  This program will improve confidence, strength, flexibility as well as increase agility, listening skills, and skill development all through a progressive approach which are found through the sport of gymnastics.  Friendships, mutual respect for others, and a love of the sport are just a few things that result from this class.  Age exceptions are not available in this age group and must be a minimum of 4 years of age to join this class.

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Stargazers | Ages 5-6/Attending Kindergarten Coed (Unparented)

The Stargazer program, although part of the preschool program, is considered the bridge into the recreation program. The skills in this program are in direct correlation with the directives set out in the Ladder program. Skills and drills however, are introduced in a creative, fun, age appropriate way.  

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Recreational Gymnastics - Calgary | Ages 6 - 17

NEW Programming!

Our new Recreation Ladder Program is designed to allow gymnasts to advance within their own age group and develop a strong understanding and love for the sport of gymnastics. The program has two main disciplines; 1) Artistic Gymnastics that primarily focuses on Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse & Floor Exercise and 2) Trampoline and Tumbling program that primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. Each class has a progressive skill-based program to build confidence, increase athletic ability, challenge gymnasts to learn proper techniques, and increase their skills sets. Skill sets are based on each individual gymnast, with focus on strong foundations that lead to more advanced skills as each gymnast progresses. We provide our staff with ongoing training opportunities, which will ensure that our families have access to the most up to date training techniques and current trends leading to your child’s success.

This program was piloted at our Cochrane location with remarkable success and positive feedback from our clients.


Shooting Stars | Ages 6 - 7 Coed ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Register by age only. This program primarily focuses on Artistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least six years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level of the child. The Shooting Stars program will work primarily within steps 1-8 of the Ladder Program, which covers safety landings on all apparatus in the program, assesses strength, flexibility of the gymnast, and teaches proper body alignment. Focus will be on providing a strong foundation on basic gymnastic skills in a fun and creative way, to which more advanced skills will follow from. Coaches will determine which step participants are on for all events by assessing the strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness of each individual gymnast.

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Junior Stars | Ages 8 - 10 Coed ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eight years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the anticipated emergence of both the physical and mental development of children in this age group. This program primarily focuses on Artistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. The Junior Stars program will work not only in the initial beginning stages but will primarily focus on the progressive steps laid out in the ladder Program. Coaches monitor all skill acquisition and determine the appropriate level for your child’s development by assessing their strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness.

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Senior Stars | Girls ages 11 - 17 ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eleven years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level expected in children in this age group. This program primarily focuses on Girls ARtistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. The Senior Stars Program will recap on all safety landings in a progressive way and focus on aligning the gymnast to more advanced skills however, training is based on their own set of needs. Gymnasts will work through the progressive steps in the ladder program as the coach complete ongoing assessments and will support the gymnasts in their training at their level of readiness. This approach allows a child with any experience level to train with their own age group regardless of their ability.

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Homeschool Program (ages 6+, coed)

The Homeschool Program is a once-a-week, skill-based, coed program that aligns with our Ladder programs.  Gymnasts in this program are provided strong coaching expertise that supports learning gymnastics as a foundation sport.  Children will be challenged in individual skills as well as encouraging team work.  Depending on registration, groups may be combined or separated. This will be determined by the coaches at the start of the class. As this program is based on Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals within the sport of gymnastics, your child will get to build their skills regardless of what experience they previously have. Classes are scheduled once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.

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Trampoline and Tumbling

Rockets (Trampoline & Tumbling) | ages 6 - 7 Coed

Register by age only. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least six years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level of the child. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T program will work primarily within steps 1-8 of the ladder program, which covers safety landings on all apparatus in the program, assesses strength and flexibility of the gymnast, and teaches proper body alignment. Focus will be on providing a strong foundation on basic gymnastic skills in a fun and creative way, to which more advanced skills will follow from. Coaches will assess which step of the Ladder Program is applicable for all events themselves by assessing the strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness of each individual gymnast.

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Flyers (Trampoline & Tumbling) | ages 8 - 10 Coed

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eight years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the anticipated emergence of both the physical and mental development of children in this age group. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T program will work not only in the initial beginning stages but will primarily focus on the progressive steps laid out in the ladder program.  Coaches will continuously assess which step for all events themselves is most appropriate for your child’s development by evaluating their strength, flexibility, skills, and the mental readiness.

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Supernova's (Trampoline & Tumbling) | ages 11 - 17 Coed

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eleven years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level expected in children in this age group. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T Program will recap on all safety landings in a progressive way and focus on aligning the gymnast to more advanced skills however, training is based on each individual own set of needs. Gymnasts will work through the progressive steps in the ladder program as the coach completes ongoing assessments and continually supports the gymnasts in their training at their own level of readiness. This approach allows a child with any experience to train with their own age group regardless of their ability.

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Adaptive Gymnastics - Calgary | Ages 4+


Adaptive Gymnastics | Ages 4+

Open only to children with a disability requiring 1:1 coaching, this program is designed to introduce children with a disability to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Children will participate in our circuit-based preschool and recreational programs in an environment that is conducive to their learning and development. Our coaches will make adaptations and personalized modifications to our circuits to meet each child where they are at and assist them in working towards their own personal best as a gymnast.

A coach will be provided for each child; all parents/aids are asked to remain in the hallway during class.  If special circumstances are required, please contact the program coordinator at 403-220-7010.

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