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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have more questions? Email us at info@ottawagymnasticscentre.ca or call 613-722-8698 ext 221 

Registration FAQ's

  1. How do I register for OGC programs? 
    The best way to register is online. You can register by clicking the purple "Register Now" button at the top right of the website. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. If you are unable to register online, you can visit our front office for help. We do not accept phone registrations.
  2. What is the $40.00 Gymnastics Ontario (GO)  Insurance?
    This non-refundable annual fee is to register an individual under Gymnastics Ontario insurance. It is required for every participant. The fee is valid from July 1st - June 30th.  We cannot pro-rate the fee based on when you purchase it. This fee is a per-participant rate, not a per-family rate.
  3. The session has already begun, can I still register and will the cost be adjusted?
    Yes, you can still register late as long as there are spots in the program and it is not past the registration deadline. The cost of the class will be pro-rated based on the number of classes remaining in the session. 
  4. Can I get a refund if I withdraw?
    Full refunds can be issued for withdrawals prior to the 48 hour window before a class begins. Within 48 hours before or after your first class, you can be refunded the cost of the program, minus the cost of the first class. No refunds will be issued after the 48 hour period following the first class. After this period, you are eligible to receive a credit to your account if you choose to withdraw. We do not refund or credit the Gymnastics Ontario (GO) Insurance and Registration fee. This refund policy only applies to our sessional/recreational gymnastics classes. 
  5. Can I switch classes part way through the session?
    Yes, you can always adjust your registration to another class based on availability. Please note you may need to pay a difference due to variation in class cost.
  6. If we miss a class can we do a makeup class?
    Due to such a large membership, coach to athlete ratios, and a very full gym, we are unable to offer make up classes due to absences or other extenuating circumstances.

Recreational Gymnastics FAQ's

5 years - 12 years

  1. What should my child wear and is there anything they need to bring?
    Any comfortable clothing (not too baggy or loose, no skirts, jeans, belts, buckles, jewelry). Long hair must be tied back and bare feet in the gym. You do not need to bring any equipment.
  2. Can my child go into a class of an older age category?
    No, children must have turned the minimum age of the class by the start of the session.
  3. What does a recreational gymnastics class look like?
    Class structure varies depending on the age and levels. The 1-hour Intro and Junior classes will do a 15 minute warm-up, then do three 15-minute events. The event may vary week to week. The 2 hour or longer classes will do a 30-minute warm-up, and then do 15 or 30 minute events. Events can include floor, beams, bars, rings, vault and trampoline. 
  4. My child is already enrolled, how do I know what level to register for next?
    The best way to determine this is to ask their current coach. If you want to register immediately, we suggest re-registering in the class they are currently enrolled in as it can take a few sessions to complete. You may also wait until the last class and you child will receive a progress report that will inform you of which class to register for.

Kindergym Gymnastics FAQ's
6 months - 4 years

  1. What should my child wear and is there anything they need to bring?
    Any comfortable clothing (not too baggy or loose, no skirts, jeans, belts, buckles, jewelry). Long hair must be tied back and bare feet in the gym. You do not need to bring any equipment.
  2. Can my child go into a class of an older age category?
    No, participants must have turned the minimum age of the class by the first date of the session.
  3. What does a recreational gymnastics class look like?
    Depending on the age, we typically spend 10-15 minutes doing warm-up then proceed to spend 5-10 minutes on each circuit around the bars, beam, rings, floor, trampoline, vault and Kindergym room. At the end of the class we may finish with parachute, a fun game or challenge.
  4. Can I come into the gym with my child if they are in an independent class?
    In an independent class, parents are not allowed in the gym. If your child is having trouble adjusting to going in alone during their first independent class, we may allow a parent to come in for the first couple of minutes of class to help them feel more comfortable.  For our classes where a caregiver is required, only one adult can be in the gym at a time with the child. 
  5. Do you used modified gymnastics equipment in your classes?
    Our Kindergym room has equipment that is modified for younger children and babies. Throughout the rest of the gym, our circuits have some modified equipment as well.  

Camp FAQ's
 5 years - 12 years

  1. What does a typical camp day look like at OGC?
    Kindergym - The first half of the morning is spent doing gymnastics and games in the gym. Part way through the morning we will break for a snack. After snack, the campers will do a craft, colouring or outdoor play. Currently, we are only offering half-day camp for our Kindergym children. 
    Recreational - The entire morning is spent in the gym with one snack break mid morning.  After lunch, the recreational camp will rotate between playing games, doing a craft, playing outside, and in the summertime will go in the wading pool. The recreational campers will do some more gymnastics in the afternoon. On Friday's in the summertime, the Recreational camp goes on an outing for the day.
  2. What do I need to pack?
    Campers should pack a nut-free lunch and two nut-free snacks. Campers should dress for the weather in case the camp plays outside. In the summertime, be sure to pack a bathing suit, towel, hat, sunscreen, outdoor shoes and a water bottle.
  3. When can you drop off and pick up?
    The camp day runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm. For summer camps ONLY, can drop your child off for 'pre-care' between 8:30am and 9:00am and pick up between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. Pre and after care are included at no extra charge.
  4. My child is registered with her friend - will they be in the same class?
    We can do our best to put friends together as long as you let us know the Monday morning of camp. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Birthday Party FAQ's
5 years and up

  1. What happens at an OGC birthday party?
    Upon arrival, participants will spend 1 hour in the gym doing a short and fun warm-up, followed by completing circuits on the different apparatus.  After 1 hour of gym time, you will have 1 hour in our party room to open presents and eat food or cake! 
  2. How many kids can I bring?
    Birthday parties are for up to 8 participants (including the birthday child). Please remember that siblings count as participants! If you would like to add 2 participants to your party booking please notify the front office of your request as early as possible. This is an additional charge of $55.00 and is dependent on coach availability. These ratios are designed for the safety of both the participants and coaches. 
  3. When do I pay for the party?
    We require full payment at the time of booking to reserve the party. 
  4. What is included in the party fee?
    We provide one certified gymnastics coach and the party room which is equipped with a stove, oven, fridge, freezer, plates, cutlery, napkins, cups, and table cloth.
  5. What do I need to bring?
    All you need to bring is any food you want to feed the children or any small activities for the children to do in the party room. Please keep in mind this is a nut-free facility. You are welcome to bring decorations!