Kids are always looking for ways to jump, bounce and roll and gymnastics is a fantastic opportunity for them to burn off some energy and learn new skills. They’ll develop strength while having a lot of fun.
Here are the gymnastics centres where your kids can take classes and grow their interest in the sport. Keep an eye out for drop-in opportunities at various locations as well; it’s a great way to introduce your child to gymnastics to see how much they love it.
Tip: Many of the gymnastic centres also offer summer, school break and PD Day Camps. They also make for excellent birthday party locations and many offer special packages. Visit the websites to find out what is available near you.
Ottawa Gymnastics Centre
Located in Westboro, the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre was established in 1960, so it knows many things about creating a gymnastics program your kids will love. Whether you are trying out the recreational or competitive program, families in Ottawa have been coming here for decades to build their gymnastic fundamentals.
Corona School of Gymnastics
Gymnasts as young as 5 years old can join the recreational programs at Corona School of Gymnastics in Nepean where they earn a badge as they pass through each level. Competitive is also offered and older children aged 8 and up may also be interested in the acro/trampoline classes as well. If your child isn’t comfortable learning a group setting, look into their private lesson availability instead.
Starr Gymnastics and Parkour
There are three locations across Ottawa for Starr Gymnastics and Parkour, so locating one near you is easy. Kids will love the recreational gymnastics program, as well as the parkour class where they can put their ninja skills to the test. Parents, you’ll love the drop-in program for children aged 1 – 5 years old.
There are recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls at Tumblers Gymnastics in Orleans. Classes are offered throughout the year and include a kinder gymnastics program for the wee ones (this program begins at 12 months old). We also love that they offer an after-school program for kids in the area where they can practice, play and get some homework done as part of their child care experience.
Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics
Girls aged 4 and older can register for classes at Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics. Here, they will learn about movement, healthy bodies and minds, and rhythmic gymnastics. There are recreational, pre-competitive, and competitive programs available. Their website offers details about schedules and tryouts.
With classes for kids of all ages, plus a ninja zone, we can see why families will love Olympia Gymnastics in Stittsville. The ninja zone, for kids aged 4-6 and 6-11, combines obstacle course training with parkour along with the discipline from martial arts into a unique program. Other opportunities include power tumbling, trampoline and beginner gymnastics. There is a class for all levels.
At Kanata Gymnosphere there is no shortage of opportunities for your children. With classes that include gymnastics, parkour, little ninjas and more, all kids will find a program to encourage more jumps, rolls and tumbles. There’s even an after-school program, drop-in opportunities, and we think you’ll especially love the free trial class to make sure it’s the right fit. You can book this class directly from their website too!