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Elite Canada and Group Championship is this week. Click for details.

Coaching Courses! Next RG sport-specific coaching course is in Calgary, the weekend of March 29. Stay tuned for more details.

National judging course – Edmonton – March 14-16, 2014. More information and registration forms will be available after Elite Canada.

RGA is now on facebook . Come check us out for videos and pictures from our members.

For More Information about Rhythmic Gymnastics in Alberta – call our clubs. Each club is registered with RGA, insured, and classes are taught by certified and trained NCCP coaches.

Check out the rhythmic gymnastics map which shows the presence of the sport in the world. Click here.

The News

World Gymnaestrada provisional schedule

The World Gymnaestrada lasts seven days including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The World Gymnaestrada events shall comprise of demonstrations and performances from the entire range of Gymnastics for All, exclusive of competitions. Here is the provisional timetable of the event.
Click to go to site.

   

North Zone's – March 22 in Devon, AB

Click here to read the full article and ad.

   

2014 Judges Rules and Regulations

The following GCG judging rules and regulations are effective immediately:

   

Camp RG 2013

Camp RG 2013 was a huge success! Check out this wonderful video of Camp RG in Sylvan Lake AB this year! What a fantastic turnout! Thank you so much to coaches Kristi Skebo and Brie Anne MacPherson, along with camp counselors Maddy Jane Fraser and Cecilie Fenger-Anderson for spreading the joy of rhythmic gymnastics!

   

Chinook performance

Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastic Club was asked to perform for the 75th Anniversary of Alberta Credit Unions last week. The event was centered around the idea of growth and green. The girls did a routine around the 'metal trees' on 8 ave downtown to conveying the idea that green makes everything more beautiful.

   

Camp RG 2013

Camp RG 2013 was a huge success! Check out this wonderful video of Camp RG in Sylvan Lake AB this year! What a fantastic turnout! Thank you so much to coaches Kristi Skebo and Brie Anne MacPherson, along with camp counselors Maddy Jane Fraser and Cecilie Fenger-Anderson for spreading the joy of rhythmic gymnastics!

   

Casino nights - Jan 19/20 2014

Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20 are the dates for our 2014/15 casino at the Palace Casino in Edmonton. The money raised from this event will help gymnasts and coaches prepare to get to National and World Gymnaestrada, train our coaches and judges, and support our gymnasts to events around the world. Save the date – and let us know if you are available. Please promote this when the new season starts with your parents, since they all know how valuable this funding can be to any organization.

   

Our representatives in GCG committees

Congrats to Joan Jack for being elected for a second term as the Program Committee Chairperson. Judy Martens continues her term as Athlete Representative. Thank you to Kristi Skebo for her three years of commitment to working on the GCG committee.

   

Alpha at the US National Gymfest

Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics and The Sprites Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics team went to the US National Gymfest and competition at Universal Studios, California. Team Alpha received a BRONZE medal and trophy in the international competition. The international judge from Sweden stated that the Alpha routine was not only great, but captured the true... essence of Gymnastics for All.. The Sprites received two standing ovations, won a SILVER medal and overwhelming, positive comments. Head Coach, Sonya Golly Jahn said, "I looked over at the parents and was so thankful that I was not alone in my tears!!!! So love what I do !!! And the gymnasts we work with!!!"

   

Arabesque in the news

It is always great to have rhythmic gymnastics in the News. Arabesque managed to get their gymnasts and program onto the Deveon Dispath 2 weeks in a roll. Do share your stories and photos via your local news, our facebook, or send it to the office to be posted here.

   

Alberta Gymnaestrada (May 4th)

Mark your calendar and come watch a showcase of over 200 rhythmic gymnasts in groups of all levels and ages in Calgary. Details here.

   

Arabesque in the news

It is always great to have rhythmic gymnastics in the News. Arabesque managed to get their gymnasts and program onto the Deveon Dispath 2 weeks in a roll. Do share your stories and photos via your local news, our facebook, or send it to the office to be posted here.

   

National Gymnastics Week

National Gymnastics Week's promotional items are now available on NGW's website. To order please check out this website to determine which items you wish to order and submit the order and cheque to the RGA office by January 15, 2013. http://www.thenationalgymnasticsweek.com/promotional-items/

Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta is happy to help promote the Gymnastics Canada GYMweek Let's Go Kit! It will be available mid-January. All the tools you will need to promote the National Gymnastics Week in one place! We want YOU to get involved! Visit the official NGW website http://www.thenationalgymnasticsweek.com for complete information!

   

Alberta Mall Demos

Information on the Alberta Mall Demos is available here (click), and RGA will be helping support this venture in Edmonton with AGF looking after registration and the Calgary event. If you are planning to attend, please let me know so that we can coordinate with AGF. Please submit the waivers and registration form as soon as possible to AGF, with a copy to RGA so that our RG insurance will note your participation. Deadline for submission is January 21, 2013 to both RGA and AGF.

   

2014 Gymnaestrada in Calgary

CELEBRATE!! The Canadian Gymnaestrada has been awarded to Calgary, Alberta, and will take place at the University of Calgary. See the Press Release. Draft schedule is available on the left under >Performance >Western Gymnastestrada here.

   

Festival of Trees

Proceeds from the 2012 Festival of Trees will support critical care at University of Alberta Hospital. Our rhythmic gymnasts from various clubs in Edmonton were there to perform. Photos are from the rehearsal at the Capital City Gymnastics Club or during warm up for the event.

   

Provincial Gymnaestrada 2012

Thanks to Shaunna Cline and Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics for throwing a Great Party!

   

Team Alberta at Western Regionals

   

Edmonton Rhythmics in Prague

Edmonton Rhythmics at the Goodwill Cup in Prague! (Juniors and Seniors)

   

Norglen at Kyle Shewfelt Gymfest

Congrats to everyone who participated in the Kyle Shewfelt Gymfest - It looked like a great event!

   

Rhythmics West team in Calgary

Rhythmics West team photo for Gymnastrada

   

Royal Glenora Rhythmicana boys team in Vancouver

Thanks to Mario Lam and his gym for hosting the Back to Basics Martial Gymnastics competition in Vancouver. Royal Glenora Rhythmicana took their Martial Gym team of boys to participate and had a great time. Congrats to everyone and thanks to the Vancouver organizing committee for a great event.

   

Chinook girls in Budapest

   

Arabesque Rhythmics Fun Meet

News coverage of the fun meet hosted by Arabesque Rhythmics. Please click for full article

   

Festival of Trees

Capital City Gymnastics Club (CCGC) rhythmic gymnasts in the Edmonton Examiner - January 11 2012

   

North Zone date changed!

NORTH ZONES was originally scheduled to run March 17-18 but due to schedule conflicts within the facility, the competition hosted by Rhythmicana will be held at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton on SATURDAY MARCH 10th

   

Rhythmicana/Royal Glenora Gymnastics Club Winter Show!

   

Alpha Winterfest!

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who participated in the Alpha Winterfest.

   

Excellence Award for Bree and Hannah!

Congratulations to Bree Chelle and Hannah Parry on the receipt of the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Award as Team Canada bronze medalists at the Montreal International Invitational

   

Gear up for National Gym Week!

New look, new concept! Lets get ready for National Gym Week Feb 13-19th, 2012. Please click on "National Gym Week" under "Recreation" on the left for more information.

   

Capital City Gymnastics Club!

Capital City Gymnastics Club - The start of a new season - Recreational Rhythmic Gymnasts from 8-13 years.

   

Level 2 Technical Course in Calgary!

The NCCP Level 2 Technical Course introduces coaches to the needs of developing athletes preparing for Provincial level competition and Gymnaestrada performances. Emphasis will be placed on physical preparation, teaching and analysis of body and apparatus technique and creating simple individual and group choreography. In addition, information about the FIG Code of Points and the Interclub and Provincial Stream Program and adjudication forms will be reviewed.

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Natasha Pavlovic will teach the judging portion of the course on Saturday November 5th from 4:00-8:00pm at the JuneWarren-Nickle's Energy Group building located at 816-55 Ave NE. Park on the south side of the building and come through the double glass doors then take the stairs to the second floor.

The second part of the course will focus on body and apparatus technique and is tentatively scheduled to run on Saturday November 26th. Facility and instructor to be confirmed. The third and final part of the course will focus on group and individual choreography. Date, time, facility and instructor to be confirmed.

To register, complete the registration form and send it with your cheque and consent forms to RGA before the November 3rd deadline. Applications will be accepted by fax and email but will not be considered finalized until payment is received.

   

RG World Championship on CBC!

Thanks to the hard work of Gymnastics Canada's CEO, CBC will transmit 4 hours of Rhythmic gymnastics (World championships in Montpellier.) WAY TO GO CBC!!! Program your PVR and sit back and enjoy!

CBC's Broadcast Schedule for Rhythmic Gymnastics is as follows:
CBC TV Broadcast Schedule:
Sat. Oct. 8 @ 14:00-16:00 ET LIVE
2011 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON CBC: Groups

   

World Championship promotion video!

   

Sports Day in Canada!

Katie and Diane with other Percy Page Staff celebrating Jersey Day in Canada. Welcome back Katie!

   

Coaches Wanted and Needed!

Clubs are looking for that special coach who will have a sense of fun when working with youngsters, and make kids feel special and welcome as they start their classes in Rhythmic Gymnastics. If you are a coach in another gym discipline you probably have lots of experience in class management, planning, circuits and physical literacy so please apply, and we will ensure that you are well trained by our certified learning facilitators in beginner apparatus technique. Please go to the "Coaching" section on the left to find job posts or courses.

   

World Gymnaestrada 2011

World Gymnaestrada is happening right now in Lausanne, Switzerland from July 10-16. For some of the highlights, please go to our World Gymnaestrada page.
(Alpha at Gymnaestrada)

   

GCG Awards

Long Term Service Awards went to Olga Khabarova, Natasha Pavlovic and Cassandra Chau at the recent Gymnastics Canada awards dinner in Ottawa. They join many other Albertans who have been honoured for their contribution to Gymnastics Canada as volunteers, leaders, meet directors, coaches, judges, and course conductors.

   

World Gymnaestrada

Photo as posted on Calgary Herald.

   

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who did so well this year. Click to watch the Global Television "Athlete of the Week" video.

   

Congratulations to Team Alberta

Please send more photos of the 2011 Canadian Individual Championships in Montreal this past weekend

   

Attention all coaches!!!

As of October 15th, 2011 ALL coaches must have their Respect in Sport training completed in order to be registered with RGA and be properly insured. Click here for details.

   

Provincial Gymnaestrada 2011

Thanks to all groups who participated in this great event!.

   

Arabesque Rythmics off to a great start

In its second year of operation, Devon gymnastics club Arabesque Rythmics is already churning out some of Alberta's best young gymnasts. Click here for full article from Devon Dispatch News.

   

Alpha at the Oil Kings game

Check out these pictures from the Oil Kings Play-Off Game performance by Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics. The Oil Kings didn't do too well against the Red Deer Rebels but the performance was a hit on the Jumbo-tron! Congrats to the coaches and performers.

   

"Time to Shine" in Alberta

Thanks to Shaunna Cline and the Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics Club for hosting the "Time to Shine" competition! It was fun!!.

   

Chinook in BC

Chinook gymnasts enjoyed a weekend at Camille Marten's gym in Vernon and did very well at the competition. Congratulations to Marina, Nina, Jenia, and Nicole.

   

Mall Demo in Edmonton

Thank you to Connie from the Capital City Gym club for sending us these great photos at the Londonderry Mall.

   

Star Cup in Silver Springs, GA

Welcome back and congratulations to the Chinook Gymnasts who competed February 18-20 at the Star Cup in Silver Springs, GA. They all did well against strong international competitors from Japan, Cyprus, Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S.A.. Congratulations to Liza, Leah, Iveta, Katarina, Gayle and Caitlyn for their excellent results.

   

Great start for 2011

Canada's Team A won Bronze at the Montreal International Invitational. They were competing against athletes from 10 countries and three continents, including Team Gold medalists from the USA and Team Silver medalists from Finland. Fellow competitors included Albertans Marina, Nina, and Liza from Chinook Rhythmique and Anasatasia from Edmonton Rhythmics.