Gymnastics Canada Virtual Competitions

Many are wondering if this is going to work.

An even bigger problem is that some National Team contenders are still locked out of their Gyms. Manitoba, for example, has been locked out for 5 months total during the pandemic.

Details are posted on Vimeo.

Via email:

Ottawa, ON (February 3, 2021) – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gymnastics Canada will be holding their winter and spring events virtually with athletes and coaches submitting their videos for judging from their gyms across the country.

In an effort to give participants the most flexibility possible in preparing their competitive routines, multiple competitive options have been put in place for many of the disciplines.

The Elite Canada in women’s artistic gymnastics will kick-off the season with athletes submitting their videos from February 3-9, and judging taking place from February 12-14. Their season will continue with two more “Technical Trials” taking place from March 14-17, and from April 18-21. The awards for this series of events will be presented following the judging of the last event on April 24th.

Athletes will enter the events they feel ready to compete in, and the winners will be chosen from the top scores gathered from all of the competitions.

“This is such a unique situation for everyone involved in sport in Canada, and our team has worked really hard to meet the demands of our community to be able to hold safe and fair competitive opportunities for everyone,” said Ian Moss, CEO of Gymnastics Canada.

“Virtual competitions, while not being able to mimic the excitement and stress of live competition, are still able to offer our athletes and coaches the opportunity to present what they have been able to work on over the last several months in as real a competitive setting as is possible …”

The Elite Canada in men’s artistic gymnastics will see athletes submitting their routines for judging from February 11-17th, and judging taking place from February 19-21. … They will also be holding a technical trials in early March.

In trampoline gymnastics, athletes will have several opportunities to showcase their competitive routines via technical trials being held in February and March. Their Elite Canada event is set to take place this summer and will hopefully be held in-person …

Rounding out the spring season will be the Elite Canada in rhythmic gymnastics. Those athletes will submit their videos from March 17-24, with judging taking place from March 27-28. A test event may also be held at the end of February depending upon interest.

Change is the one constant as the country struggles to cope with COVID-19, so this calendar is very much subject to change as time moves forward. Please consult the GymCan website for the most up-to-date information.

Jason Burnett retired

Now age-34, Jason was the silver medalist on Trampoline at the 2008 Olympics.

A triple Olympian, he’s had an incredible international career.

Read his statement on Facebook.

He’s even more famous for his incredible feats on YouTube in training. Many times showing extremely difficult combinations for the first time.

Just one example.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

FIG cancels & postpones

Artistic – Apparatus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany (25-28 February 2021) is cancelled.

Trampoline – World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan (13-14 February 2021) is cancelled.

Other FIG events have been postponed.

Reality check – IF Olympic qualifying events for all sports cannot be run safely in the coming months, the Olympics will be cancelled or postponed.

About 80% of Japanese citizens already want the Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed.

Dreamcatcher trampoline

A giant dreamcatcher adorned with hundreds of Christmas lights stands on the front lawn of Wabie’s aunt and uncle’s house in Timiskaming First Nation, an Algonquin community in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec.

With about a 3.5 metre diameter, it features over 900 lights.


Double Olympic Champ Rosie MacLennan

IOC posted a terrific interview with Rosie. She’ll be contending for Gold medal #3 in Tokyo

“Dave (Ross) and I talked about routines after Rio, and he was like, ‘I just want to see you do cool things, whatever about the medals’.

That brings the joy again,” said MacLennan, who will compete in the Japanese capital 81 years after her grandfather was denied a place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1940 by the outbreak of the Second World War.


upcoming FIG coach education

Fridays on the FIG Education YouTube channel.

Free worldwide.

• 16 October, 10:00 am (CET)
Gymnastics, everyone can participate
Keynote: Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist (SWE)

• 30 October, 10:00 am (CET)
We must be gymnast centered
Keynote: Hardy Fink (CAN)
Education Commission: Tseko Mogotsi (RSA)

• 13 November, 10:00 am (CET)
Understanding twisting during saltos
Keynote: Fred Yeadon (GBR)
Education Commission: Hardy Fink (CAN)

• 20 November, 10:00 am (CET)
How clubs can develop and supervise Parkour?
Keynote: Charles Perrière (FRA)
Keynote: Nicolas Fischer (SUI)

• 27 November, 10:00 am (CET)
Enhancing mental and physical abilities of trampolinists
Keynote: Christophe Lambert (FRA)
Keynote: Michael Kuhn (GER)
Education Commission : Tseko Mogotsi (RSA)

• 04 December, 10:00 am (CET)
Understanding forces in Gymnastics
Keynote: Ludwig Schweizer (GER)
Education Commission: Marco Bortoleto (BRA)

• 11 December, 10 :00 am (CET)
The perception of complex movements
Keynote: Alexandra Pizzera (GRE)
Guest: Fabian Hambuechen (GER)
Education Commission: Jani Tanskanen (FIN)