Gymnastics Canada launches 2021 virtual events series
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 given the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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. Awards will be given out following this event. 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 if possible.
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.
For a brief overview of how these competitions will be run, click here: https://vimeo.com/483607742/fde3570f97
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