Calgary Gymnastics Centre has been operating as a not-for-profit sports organization for almost 50 years. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by our Leadership Team composed of Brett MacAulay, Chief Executive Officer/Trampoline and Tumbling Program Director and Bonnie Semeschuk, Chief Financial Officer.
Then – Mount Royal Gymnastics Club
Did you know that The Calgary Gymnastics Centre was originally the Mount Royal Gymnastics Club? Mount Royal Gymnastics was located in southwest Calgary within the Atco Industrial Park, overlooking Crowchild Trail. MRGC was a non profit amateur sports club which offered a broad range of programs in competitive and recreational gymnastics as well as tumbling and trampoline.
The MRGC was founded in 1969 by Jim and Jean Jarrell, two local school teachers with an interest in gymnastics. The club experienced steady growth through its first 10 years, incorporating in 1979. By 1983 it was obvious that a larger, full time facility was required and the club moved into a larger centre. After 30 years MRGC had one of the largest programs in the country, with over 4,000 participants annually. MRGC’s new home encompassed approximately 25,000 sq. feet and was equipped with two gymnastics areas, one fully devoted to our recreational programs.
Now – The Calgary Gymnastics Centre
After 32 years, the opportunity came to move into a brand new facility. With this opportunity, it was decided that a new name made sense, hence the birth of the Calgary Gymnastics Centre. The ground breaking ceremonies for the new building took place on October 9, 2002. In 2003, the move was made to our current 30,000 square foot facility located at the renowned Canada Olympic Park. CGC is the largest non-profit gymnastics facility in Calgary and one of the largest in the country.
As the premier provider of gymnastics instruction in Calgary, Calgary Gymnastics Centre offers programs for all ages and levels, beginning at 4 months. Our facility houses three competitive disciplines, as well as adult, recreational, and preschool programs. In total, the centre provides nationally certified instruction to approximately 2000 non-competitive and 300 competitive athletes each week. Regardless if you are a recreational athlete looking for a little fun and fitness, or an international athlete “Going for the Gold”, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre has it all!
Calgary Gymnastics Centre has been in operation for almost 50 years. We have grown into the premier provider of gymnastics instruction in Calgary. We are excited to continue to build awareness and appreciation of gymnastics and all it can provide at the grass roots level and beyond through both our locations.
You will love our new bright, safe and super-fun North gym, easily accessible to all of Calgary on Country Hills Boulevard. It is very parent friendly with easy road access and lots of free parking. Calgary Gymnastics Centre North offers programs for all ages beginning at 4 months of age. Opened in July 2017, our North Location furthers our mission to grow gymnastics in Calgary and to provide the highest caliber recreational and cross-training gymnastics experiences to our city.