COVID-19 RELATED UPDATE:
As many of you know, we were planning on holding the 2020 G.USA Olympics during the Winter. Unfortunately, with new concerns of a second wave and the current spike, we will not be hosting the 2020 G.USA Olympics. However, we will still be providing families with the material that they paid for! All families that paid for this event will receive their uniform, a gold medal, and $20 in G.USA Bucks! In order to receive these items, you must submit the below form to ensure you are eligible and to submit your child's uniform size. We want to thank all families for being patient with us during these uncertain times. This was not an easy decision for us, but feel it is best for the safety of our families.
OF THE YEAR!
Annually, Gymnastics USA hosts a recreational event designed so our athletes can showcase to their family and friends the skills they have acquired and accomplished! THIS is the event of the year! It is everything the athletes and performers are working toward during their recreational classes. This fun-filled event is done in the style of a competitive competition without the scores or critiques. All participants will receive A Personal Gold Medal, Participant’s Entry Fee, Participant's Uniform, 2 Admission Tickets, Event Goodie Bag, and Lunch for participant!. This is a special day for all of our athletes to shine and make their parents proud. Our Climbers Aerial Acrobats participate by performing our grand "Olympic" Opening Ceremony!
Class groups that automatically participate:
Red-White-Blue Program (5-12 y/o gymnastics classes)
Advance Preschool (3-4 y/o gymnastics classes)
The Ribbon Club (3-4 y/o gymnastics classes)
Ninja KidZ Classes
Climbers Aerial Silks Classes
Please note that upon enrollment in classes, you are automatically registered to participate in the G.USA Olympics.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Athletes must wear the uniform assigned to them based on the program they are in (“costume” for our performing Climbers Aerial Acrobats). You can submit your child's size for this at the front desk or on our website. Keep in mind that in the Red-White-Blue Program the uniforms may be color coded per level, so you will need to know your child’s level. Ensure your athlete wears the correct uniform color. Uniforms are included in the pricing!
Ninjas: You will receive a special shirt for the Olympics this year, please have your wristbands on at the event and wear black pants or shorts!
There will be multiple sessions on the day of the big event. As the date comes near, athletes will be placed into their appropriate sessions. You will be notified three weeks before the event of what session you are in. 5-12 y/o gymnasts, and Ninja Kidz should plan on being at the event for 2-3 hours. Preschool Age gymnasts and +5 y/o Tumblers should plan on a 1.5-2 hour event. Our Climbers Aerial Acrobatic performers should plan on being at the event for appx 1 hour. Advanced Preschool Age gymnasts: your children will be following the 5-12 year old schedule.
Participant’s Entry Fee
2 Admission Tickets
Gold Medal Award
Event Goodie Bag
Lunch for participant
(Although the Climbers Acrobatic performance is very short, they will however receive extra group practice lessons leading up to the event, which is included in their Olympic fee. This practices will be announced separately to those acrobats)
Spectator Door Admissions:
(two tickets are included with athlete entry)
$6.00............................Senior Citizens, Military,
Police, Fire, & Other First Responders.
ENROLLED IN MULTIPLE PROGRAMS?
For all our members who partake in two different programs, you will automatically be placed into only one program to participate in for the G.USA Olympics. Most of you will be defaulted into the Red-White-Blue program for your Olympics performance. However, if you would prefer to participate in a different program to which your child’s participates, please fill out the form found below.
Those of you who are dual enrolled in the Climbers program and another program will be automatically placed into the Climber’s Olympics. If you would prefer your child to be placed into their other program, please fill out the form found below. Recall, this is the smaller pricing bracket as your child will only be participating in the “Opening Ceremony” portion (5-10 minute performance).
Lastly, we would love to see all that the athletes have accomplished. Therefore, if you would like your child to showcase their skills from both or all of their programs, please let us know by filling out the form found below.
You are more than welcomed to participate in two or more of your enrolled programs for the Olympics, if this is your choosing. However, please keep in mind that to participate in two separate programs for the Olympic event, you will have to pay an additional two payments for that program and your participation for that program will be in a different session than your first.
IMPORTANT BILLING NOTE!
RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS - ADV. PRESCHOOL - TUMBLING - NINJA KIDZ - CLIMBERS AERIAL SILKS
Please note this event is recommended for athletes 3 - 12 years old and athletes 13+ can opt in for this event but are not automatically enrolled.
If you are enrolled in classes, you are automatically scheduled into the G.USA Olympics, as it is a part of the program. This is an additional charge annually which will automatically be added to your tuition. The charge is spread out into three $39 ($33 for preschool, tumblers, and Climbers’ acrobats) payments and are applied throughout February, March, & April; again, this is automatic and will be applied to your tuition. If you are unable to participate (out of town, etc.) you must submit a Removal Form. Remember, similar to dance recitals in dance programs, this is a special event that all recreational athletes and performers are automatically enrolled for.
To voluntarily remove your child, go to the bottom of this page and find the removal button.
PLEASE NOTE: Advance Preschool gymnasts will be charged the same as our RWB recreational gymnasts and will receive an RWB uniform.
Uniforms included in pricing!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON OLYMPIC DAY!
Be sure to come a few minutes early in order to have time to check your athlete in, get some snacks, get good seats, and sign up for raffles and other fun! The event will begin with an Olympic Style Opening Ceremony from the “Climbers”! Climbers Aerial Arts & Fitness are Gymnastics USA’s acrobatic partners. The performance will be done by beginners and advanced acrobatic students from the facility. After the Climbers perform their 7-10 minute Opening Ceremony, they will do their bows and receive their goodie bags (which will contain a gold medal! They do not do an award ceremony as they are performers not “competitors”). The Climbers are free to go or stay to watch the other athletes “compete” after their opening ceremony performance.
After a few announcements, our Olympic athletes will march in and be introduced by groups of levels. This includes preschool age gymnasts, 5-12 y/o gymnasts, our tumblers, and our Ninja Kidz. The athletes partake in a brief stretch and warm up prior to marching in. Just like in a real Olympic style competition, athletes will then go to all of the Olympic events and perform their routines one by one. Their fellow teammates will watch as their peers perform routines. Although our older athletes have actual routines they are learning in classes, the preschool age (Ribbon Club) participants will go through their Skills Course similar to the one they do in gymnastics class, as well as two other events, but this time it will be on a larger scale and on the main floor. Unlike in gymnastics class, this is their performance and their time to shine for you! Be sure to have the camera ready to take lots of pictures, you won’t want to miss capturing this adorable moment when your little gymnast is in their Olympic style uniform showing you all the moves they have!
Each event rotation is expected to last about 20 minutes, during that time each athlete performs one routine on the event- so be sure not to miss your child’s turn! Keep an eye on them the entire time. There will be multiple groups going on simultaneously and no announcements when particular athletes begin their turn. There will be four event rotations throughout the session for our 5-12 year old gymnasts, our Advance Preschool gymnasts, and for our Ninja Kids.
For our regular preschool age gymnasts (Ribbon Club) and our tumblers, there will only be 3 events. These two groups that are only doing 3 events will end prior to the other groups and have their own private award ceremony while the other groups complete their session. During the award ceremonies, athletes will walk up the award podium, receive their gold medal, and be released to parents.
It is important to note that this is not a drop and go event, there will be no sign out procedures. Please be attentive to where your child is during the award ceremony and the entire event.
After the awards, you may meet and greet with coaches
and enjoy some food on your way out!
Although you are permitted to drop out of the Olympics, it is highly recommended not to do so. The Olympics is the culmination of the recreational program every year. If you decide to drop out you must do so before March 2nd.
If you drop out after any payments have been applied, you will only be permitted a credit of amounts paid (not a refund). No credits or refunds will be issued if you miss the drop out date.
Drop has to be made through the below form.