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News and Updates at Glacier Gymnastics.

Gym Suits for Christmas!

The Perfect Christmas Gift for your Gymnast

  • Online eFundraiser with DNA Performance Wear!

Buy a new gym-suit online and have it arrive in time for Christmas!

November 17 – 23rd

  • Shop online at  www.dnaperformancewear.com 
  • between Nov 17 – 23rd
  • use the Promo Code: GLACIER (Please also write the Promo Code in the “Notes” section at check out to ensure you get the discount and free shipping!)
  • free shipping
  • all sales earn 20% donation to the club
  • orders are shipped to the Club in time for Christmas

Visit www.dnaperformancewear.com and start shopping now.

….find the perfect gift for your child and help support your club!

Its a win, win!!

Remember…  wait until November 17th – 23rd!

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Team Calendar & Events

Information about your gymnasts’ events, holidays and gym closures can be found online in two main areas.

  • Your Uplifter Account (via your new parent portal)
  • The Team Gymnastics Pages on Glaciergymnastics.com

Below is a step by step guide to finding all the pages and links you’ll need to stay up to date this year with your child’s gymnastics schedule! First off we will check out our Uplifter account and how you can see their daily training times and more.

Individualized Calendar

Uplifter Account

The calendar link in your account will show class schedule, as well as any Meets & Events, and also holidays or gym closures.

Here’s how to find it.

Log-in to your Uplifter Account here.

Use the Login Link in the Upper Right of your screen.

Once logged in – Hover your mouse over Your Name
Click on the My Account
You will see all of your profile information, similar to the screen below.

Uplifter Calendar

Click on the Calendar Icon to see all of your child’s scheduled class times and upcoming events.

Flip through the months using the arrows at the top

Team Pages via GlacierGymnastics.com

Detailed information for all events is located on the Glacier Gymnastics Website.

From the menu at the top of the screen, click Team Gymnastics.

Developmental or Competitive

Then choose Developmental or Competitive

Team / Group

Next, choose your child’s Team / Group

Event Information Sheets

A list of events for each group is updated throughout the season.

The highlighted column titled Information Sheet shows where each event’s Information Sheet will be linked. These links take you to a Google document with all of the updated information on it. For an example, see the Annual General Meeting document below.

These pages will include, dates, locations, hotel information, final schedules; everything you need to know about an event will be found here.

If you still have unanswered questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 250-352-2227!

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Reno – Multipurpose Gym

A lot of work has been accomplished with the renovation project. We’ve sure learned that working in a 100 year old building is easier said than done. But the end is in sight and we expect to be using the new space this fall.

  • The locker rooms and bathrooms have be redesigned and consolidated to the North end by the entrance.
  • The old boys change room has been demoed and opened up. The stairway has been removed and all walls have come down.
  • Much “behind the scenes” work has been completed; including HAZMAT remediation, new plumbing, and new fire suppressant sprinklers.
  • Flooring has been purchased with delivery expected before Fall classes.
  • Details for the retractable wall will soon be finalized. We’re hoping to see installation before the start of classes.

Our estimated $50,000.00 budget fell a little short of what the project needed; so we won’t be able to take on much in the way of finishes or painting right away. This won’t stop us getting the space into use.

Stay tuned for more details and future plans to finish the space with a bright new paint job!

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Seniors (65+) Gymnastics

Glacier Gymnastics is really excited about our application to join a pilot program to bring gymnastics to the seniors in our community and to help build the Seniors Can Move program Province wide.

We’ll soon find out if we’re accepted into the pilot. Fingers crossed! We hope to be advertising classes for October!

Read more about the Seniors Can Move program on Delta Gymnastic’s website.

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Insurance & Trampoline Changes

Trampoline Use & Insurance Rates for gymnastics clubs across Canada have undergone some big changes this past year. We hope to minimize the impact these changes will have on our classes and our users. Here’s what to expect:

  • Membership Fees are increasing for all programs.
    The increase to insurance rates have resulted in GymBC increasing their membership fees for all users. We have no choice but pass these costs on. Learn more about your membership fees here.
  • Regular gymnastics and trampoline classes require supervising coaches to have a minimum level of certification. Nearly all Glacier coaches meet this requirement. There will be no changes to how we use trampoline in our regular classes.
  • Birthday Parties & Drop In – Insurance requirements will no longer permit trampoline use during unstructured programs, including Birthday Parties, Drop-In session, and Parkour classes. When attending these programs you can expect portions of the gym to be closed and unavailable for use.

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Change of Plans… Registration

This fall we are launching a new online registration system.

With the huge workload that Fall registration entails (not to mention the stress than many parents feel); we have decided this is not a good time to change our registration systems.

This will probably happen in December.

Registration will work exactly the same way it has for the past few years. Everything you’re already used to will be exactly the same.
We expect all information to be available on the website before Aug 27. 

Parent Portal

Please take a few minutes to ensure you have access to your account before registration starts. Double check your email is up to date and that your children are all entered as students. Instructions can be found here.

Fall Class Schedulego to the Recreational Gymnastics page.

What’s New ? – learn about Insurance Changes & Fee Increases (coming soon).

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Party In the Park & Neighborhood Sales Blitz

RSVP to Participate & Volunteer

  • Saturday, May 25th
  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Season Wind Up Party & Neighborhood Sales Blitz
Open to all members of Glacier Gymnastics Club (everyone from preschool to adult & recreational to competitive).

All we ask is that you participate in the Grocery Card Fundraiser by:

  • participating in the Neighborhood Sales Blitz

or

Scroll down to see the Awesome Prize List!


Neighborhood Sales Blitz

  • 12:00 pm meet @ Lakeside Park BBQ Shelter
  • Gymnasts and chaperones are assigned a neighborhood to canvas door to door
  • 2:00 pm return to the park for the party
  • RSVP to Participate & Volunteer

Gymnasts are encouraged to show their Team Spirit and wear their favorite gymnastics attire or team jacket.

Party In the Park

  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm / Lakeside Park BBQ Shelter
  • Hot dogs & cake
  • Fun & Games with your friends / Socialize with other club members
  • All gymnasts and club members welcome (just participate in the Grocery Card Fundraiser between now and May 25th).
  • RSVP to Participate & Volunteer

Great Prizes Up For Grabs!

Prizes will be awarded by draw with entries determined by the amount of grocery card sales. The more you sell, the more draws you’re entered in!

Prize Card Sales Amount Prize Sponsor
$15 Ardene Gift Card (2 draws)$500Balfour Repair
BOGO Swim Pass (3 draws)$500Ainsworth Hot Springs
$25 Gift Certificate$750El Taco
Panda Stuffy$750Glacier Gymnastics
Candy Basket$750Pixie Candy
Water Bottle & 1 Month Pass$900Nelson District Community Complex
1 Pass$900Cube Climbing Center
1 Pass$1000Kokanee Mountain Zipline
2 All Day Kayak Rentals$1000Nelson Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
50% off 1 Month Fees or 1 Rec Class$2000Glacier Gymnastics
Early Registration – Fall Classes$2000Glacier Gymnastics
2 VIP Tickets Year End Show$2000Glacier Gymnastics

more prizes to come from Kokanee Zipline, Nelson Whitewater Rafting, Cube Climbing Gym & Discover Circus … we’re still working on some more awesome prizes!

RSVP to Participate & Volunteer


Fundraising Goal: $30,000.00 in Sales

Fundraising is just one of the ways the club is working to meet increased financial pressures. We hope to get into the community and show some team spirit.

Everyone needs to buy groceries, and purchasing gift cards through the club doesn’t cost parents anything extra. The target of $30K in sales will result in about $2500 going towards the Club’s fundraising budget of $10K. These funds will go towards developing the multipurpose room and purchasing equipment (new beam!).

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Kootenay Zone Championships 2019

Click here for – Live Scoring for this Weekend’s Event

Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages for photos

Thank you to all our AWESOME sponsors!

Basket 1 – Value $154

Mallard Sports: Cozy bag, $50
Sidewinders Coffee: Gift certificate, $15
Ripping Giraffe: Backpack & t-shirt, $75
Balfour Repair: Body care set, $10
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

Basket 2 – Value $109

Leo’s Pizza: Gift certificate, $25
Otter Books: Book, $15
Mountain Baby: Children’s farm toys, $50
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4
Balfour Repair: Picture frame & bath set, $15

Basket 3 – Value $129
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4
Otter Books: Book, $15
Pharmasave: Slippers, bag & light, $35
Through The Looking Glass: Glitter set, $30
El Taco: Gift certificate, $25
Balfour Repair: Journal, bath set & scarf, $20

Basket 4 – Value $238
Chamber of Commerce: Mug, plate & bag, $30
Pharmasave: Bird feeder, $20
Bella Flora: Gift certificate, $25
Civic Auto Repair: Gift certificate, $99
Fisherman’s Market: Gift certificate, $20
Balfour Repair: Beauty set, bird feeder & candle holder, $40
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

Basket 5 – Value $397
Scout: Scarf, $38
Shoe La La: Wallet, $125
Bia Boro: Purse, $155
Blue Sky Clothing: Gift Certificate, $50
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4
Balfour Repair: Manicure set, beauty set & wall hanging, $25

Basket 6 – Value $184
Shoes For The Soul: Flip flops, $30
Central Bark: Pet dishes, pee mat & treats, $150
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

Basket 7 – Value $298
John Ward Coffee: Gift certificate & shirt, $20
Abacus Beads: Necklace, $20
Nature’s Health: Ener-C supplements, $25
Shoes For The Soul: Flip flops, $30
Serendipity Nails: Nail polish, files, cream & coupon, $50
Kolmel Jewellry: Necklace, $39
Cowan Office Supply: Pen set, $100
Balfour Repair: Beauty set, $10
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

Basket 8 – Value $305
Boomtown Sports: Bag & shirt, $176
Midas Muffler: Gift certificate, $40
Western Auto Wreckers: Gift certificate, $85
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

Basket 9 – Value $144

Secret Garden Toys: Science kit, $20
Main Street Diner: Gift certificate, $30
Leo’s Pizza: Gift certificate, $25
Big Cranium: Shirt, pencils & box, $40
Sacred Ride: Toque & water bottle, $25
Nelson Chocofellar: Chocolate bar, $4

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Community Initiatives Funding – Your Support Needed

Multi Purpose Room

The club is moving forward with development of a Multi – Purpose Room in the upper mezzanine space currently occupied by the men’s locker room. We have applied to 7 areas of the RDCK for funding through the CIP. We are looking for club members who reside in these areas to help support this project.

For the last few years the club has been unable to alleviate wait lists, and are bursting at the seams during peak class times. Our goal with the multi-purpose room is to increase capacity so we can run additional after school classes. A number of other “off-peak” programs will be developed as well.

The project includes a revitalization of the entire upper area and locker room space. We will reconfigure all of the bathrooms and locker rooms on the North side where the current girl’s locker room is. A smaller boys bathroom & change space will be included in the reconfiguration. The existing boys bathroom and change space will be combined with a portion of the viewing area to create a space suitable to run classes.

We are currently in our 2nd year of fundraising and grant writing to raise the estimated $50,000.00 budget. We have secured approximately $30,000.00 to date, with plans to raise the $20,000.00 this spring and summer.

We Need Your Support

We are seeking funding through the Columbia Basin Trust – Community Initiatives Program (CIP). A large component of successful funding through this program is via community engagement and input from the community members of each electoral area.

Glacier Gymnastics Club has put forth an application asking for a total of $20,000.00 from seven (7) of the electoral areas that regularly have participants attending gymnastics.

We are looking for gymnastics families who live in the various areas to help support this work. We need Club members to attend their respective Community Engagement meetings and vote for the project. Successful funding is highly dependent upon the support of community members.

Following are details of the upcoming meetings and the Club’s funding application.

If you are interested in learning more about the project and can help support the club at your area’s meeting, please contact Steve@glaciergymnastics.com.

Community Engagement Meetings info – various meeting formats / processes.

City Of Nelson

April 15, 2019, Council Chambers @ 2pm
Approximately 550 families participate in gymnastics.
Asking $10,000

Area A

April 16, 2019 – Boswell Hall @ 6:30pm
We have about 20 families from this area participating in gymnastics.
Asking $300
Decision is made by the committee

Area E

April 13, 2019 – North Shore Hall @ 1:00 – 3:00pm
We have approximately 200 families participating in gymnastics from this area.
Asking $2000

Area F

April 4, 2019 – RDCK Board Room @ 6 pm
We have approximately 220 gymnastics families from this area (not including City of Nelson).
Asking $4500

Area G & Salmo

April 1, 2019 – Salmo Valley Youth Centre
We have approximately 50 families participating in gymnastics from this area.
Asking $1000

Area H

April 6, 2019 – Winlaw Community Hall @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
About 8% or 80 families participate in gymnastics.
Asking $1600

Area I

April 17, 2019 – Tarry’s Hall @ 6:30 pm
About 30 families have participants in gymnastics.
Asking $600

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