Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Camps

The last day of classes for competitive gymnasts is December 20th. The regular classes will start back on Friday, January 3rd 2009. Since school is still out, training will be during the day .(Please check the calendar for times.)

Christmas is approaching very fast and so is our 12th annual Christmas camp. You are invited to take part in one to all four days of the camp to work on routines, new skills, maintain your strength and flexibility, and most importantly have fun.

Schedule and times are as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 27 9:00-2:00
Sunday, Dec. 28 9:00-2:00

Tuesday, Dec. 30 9:00-2:00
Wednesday, Dec .31 12:00-5:00

The cost is $25.00/day or $90.00 for all four days for the Competitive.. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. If you are planning to attend the Christmas camp, please sign up.

Competitive Sleep Over!!

The annual Christmas sleep over will be held on Dec. 21, 2008. Please be sure to sign up with Tera and let her know what treats you will be bringing. There will be a $10.00 sign up fee for each athlete. Every athlete should purchase a gift $10.00 or under for the gift exchange. Please don't forget your toothbrush (cause who wants smelly breathe?), a sleeping bag and pillow and your P.J.'s.

See you there!!

Board Meeting

Guess what.. that time of month again! See you on December 18, 2008 at 6:30!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Competitive Suit Payment

Please be sure to make your competitive suit payment by December 6th. All orders that are not payed for will not be processed. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Track Suit Sizing

On December 2nd at 4:30 we are having sizing for track suits for those who need to order one. We ask that those who have one please bring it (and label it well!) so we could use it as a sizer. This would also be a great time to trade or sell suits that no longer fit!

Prices are as follows:


Youth: $75
Adult: $80


Youth: $48
Adult: $58

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Suit Reminder

The girls have all been sized for their new suits. Please let me know if you are going to order the warm-up suit as well so I can finalize the order.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wild Rose Competition

Please don't forget to send in your forms for the Wild Rose today as we need to hand in registration ASAP to reserve our spot -rumor has it, it is going to be one heck of a meet!

Cookie Dough

As most of you know you should have your orders in already (if not, you just may be able to suck up to Tera with a Tim Horton's coffee- double,double). Orders will be arriving on the 27th of November.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

20th Anniversary Party a Success

Off with the Halo

PITA, Syd's Halo, is officially taking a hike today! Good luck kid, we look forward to seeing you be rid of it!

Love, Salta

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Last Chance for Sponsorships

For those who want to participate in Salta's sponsorship please see Joelle.

Alysha wasted a carrot

Alysha has wasted a carrot on the floor and needs to bring Eva one on Thursday.

Board Meeting

There will be a board meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Happy 20th Anniversary

Competitive parents and gymnasts both new and old... come celebrate Salta's 20th Anniversary! Tickets are on sale and can be picked up at the front desk. Children are invited as well. It will be held at the Callaghan Inn on October 17th, 2008. Cocktails start at 6:00pm and supper is at 7:00pm with a dance to follow. You will need to RSVP so we can get an accurate head count. Please remember- it is 80's theme- so dress appropriately. Big hair (mullets), neon tights and pumps are a must!

PS: If you have any old pictures back in the day when your where a gymnast or parent- feel free to email them so we can use it in a slide show!

Get your Raffle Tickets!

Sydney and Salta are hosting a raffle to help raise funds for Taylor Lindsay-Noel. Like Syd, Taylor broke her neck 2 days before Sydney did. Only thing is, Taylor wasn't as fortunate to walk away in a Halo. She is experiencing paralysis from the shoulders down and her family is in need of some help. All proceeds will go to Taylor and her family to aid in her recovery. Come to the gym to get your tickets and check out the prizes you can win!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Get your Forms In!

Picture Day is fast approaching- if you want pictures this year you must get your forms in to Tera before or on the day of pictures. If we do not receive your form by this time, then your child will not receive a photo.

Competitive Pictures will be on the following days:

Pre-Competitive: October 23, 2008
Competitive: October 24, 2008
Boys Precomp: October 22, 2008

Please feel free to copy/paste then fill out the document below.


Thomas Photography will be coming and taking photographs during class time on the week of OCTOBER 20-25, 2008. Carefully note these dates and times, as pictures will only be taken during your child’s class. Please note if your child is in a parent assisted class the parent will also be in the picture.

The package will consist of a 31/2x5 individual and a 5x7 group photo in a cardboard mount and button for $10.00.
If you wish to have your child's photo taken, complete the slip with payment at the bottom and return it to the club before the day of the photo. There will be no EXCEPTIONS with late forms.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made to Salta before picture day or photos will not be taken.
*Please make cheques payable to SALTA.

NAME: _________________ CLASS, DAY, TIME: __________________

PHONE: _____________ PAID BY: CHEQUE_____ CASH_____



Thomas Photography will be coming and taking photographs during class time on the week of OCTOBER 20-25, 2007. Please carefully note these dates and times, as pictures will only be taken during your child’s class. Please note if your child is in a parent assisted class the parent will also be in the picture.

The package will consist of a 31/2x5 individual and a 5x7 group photo in a cardboard mount and button for $10.00.
If you wish to have your child's photo taken, complete the slip with Payment at the bottom and return it to the club before the day of the photo. There will be No EXCEPTIONS with late forms.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made to Salta before picture day or photos will not be taken.
*Please make cheques payable to SALTA.

NAME: _________________ CLASS, DAY, TIME: __________________

PHONE: _____________ PAID BY: CHEQUE_____ CASH_____


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


A gigantic thanks to all the sponsors we had had this year!

CGC Training Camp

Some of the girls had a chance to go to Calgary Gymnastics Center this past weekend to train with their competitive team.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

From The Carlson Family

Dear Salta coaches, parents and athletes,

Well it’s been almost two months since Syd took her unfortunate fall off the beam. As a family we have had to overcome the initial shock of the incident and are currently focusing on her recovery. We seem to have solved the hair-washing dilemma and with each day that passes our nervousness and anxiety levels are returning to normal. Just recently Syd decided to give her halo a nickname of sorts. After some contemplation she decided upon the name PITA. When asked why she wanted to call it PITA she replied, “It stands for pain in the a**.” We figured after all she has been through one or two swear words were forgivable.

Syd has now completed four sessions of halo adjustments and is hopefully only going to need two more. October 21st is the date set for removal of her halo (of course the doc will have the final say on this decision) which will be followed by physiotherapy. We understand that we have a long road to travel but Sydney has not altered her position on returning to gymnastics. She has even told her grandmother, “it is not IF she will return, it is WHEN she will return.” She is a determined young lady who has turned her situation into a chance to pursue other talents she possesses. For those of you who are not aware she has created her own small jewelry business entitled Gymhalo Jewels. She has also had the opportunity to frequent the theatre several times, read every gymnastic magazine and book Eva owns and socialize with gym and school friends.

This experience has also enlightened our family. We have had to rely on one another more than ever and survive each others frustrations. We have also recognized just how fortunate we are. Our halo toting daughter has been blessed to be surrounded by so many angels at Salta. Words alone can not express our appreciation and gratitude to each and every one of you. Your continued support and friendship are playing a vital role in her recovery.

Forever thankful,

The Carlson Family

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sponsor Picture

We are taking a picture for the sponsors on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 4:30pm. It is required that ALL competitive athletes be here for it Boys, Girls, and Pre-Competitive. Girls- please wear your favorite gymsuit. Boys- shorts and a t-shirt.

See you there with your smiles!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hawaii Meeting

Attention All Parents who are going to the Hawaii Meet!!!

We will all be meeting tomorrow at 8pm. If you are planning on going it is important that you try to make it as some decisions need to be made as a group. There will be more information handed out as well.

See you there!

Board Meeting

Don't forget the board meeting taking place on September 18th, 2008!

Friday, September 05, 2008

New Groups for 08/09







Eva and Becca
Alysha M.
Alysha S.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Journey to Remember

In her own words, Sydney tells her story.

A Journey To Remember
Sydney Carlson

It was my last turn to try and make the best round off back tuck on that day of July 17th, 2008, so I put my arms by my ears, my right foot in front of me with my toes pointed and my legs straight. I lifted my leg, put my hands on the beam and kicked my feet over top of my head. It was at that moment when I realized that stinkin left foot was just not going to meet the beam, but even though it wasn’t going to I was still going to try my hardest to use all the power in my right leg to make the back tuck all the way around and stick it and that’s just what I did but unfortunately I missed the all the way around part and landed on my neck. That’s when I heard it, the crunching of my C5 and C6 vertebrae. I wasn’t quite sure what to think, should I yell for help or should I get so frustrated that I could just not contain myself? That’s when I chose to yell for ice and began to stand up when one of my coaches, Kayla Whipple, who is also training to become a paramedic told me to lay down and DON’T MOVE!!! It was at that moment that I began my journey of courage. As the paramedics arrived and put me on the most uncomfortable board EVER it was pretty near impossible to have positive thoughts but all I could do was try and just think that everything would be ok. Before I knew it I was being released from the hospital and everything was going to be ok (or so I thought). So there we went, back to the gym to let every one know I was going to be ok. As I showed everyone my scrapbook pages that I planned to enter in the stampede, that’s when we got the call to get our butts back to the hospital (as Eva would say). Oh good lord did I have to pee so badly, and that’s when the bad news came, they were going to stick a catheter up there!!! Literately I thought it was the worst thing ever until I got the news that I had broken my neck. So this was it, all those times climbing on the fence and the trees at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house with Grandma yelling at me that I was going to fall and break my neck and it just so happened it wasn’t the fence or the trees, it was the beam. So they rushed me to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary by air ambulance, where I thought I was going to have the world’s worst experience there, but being there with my wonderful nurses Heather, Stephanie, and all the other nurses and being around all the sick children just made me realize how much we take for granted in life. After a horrible sleep that night the doctor came into my room with the news that seemed horrible but could, in the end possibly save my life, I was going to have to wear a halo. So here I am halo and all enjoying life to what right now is it’s fullest! There are a few good things about it though; I don’t have to pay for my cell phone for 5 or 6 months, I get out of carrying groceries for a while, and a lot more, and even though there are more bad things than good things all I can do is think positive and this will all be over in the blink of and eye. Like I said on my first walk in the hospital after the incident “whatever it takes”. And now when Grandma yells after me saying “you are going to fall and break your neck,” I can just say it has already been done. And even though most people think I am absolutely insane for going back to gymnastics I plan to go back and put my heart and soul back into it and “SHOW EM WHAT IM MADE OF!!!!”

Friday, August 29, 2008

Hawaii Meet

Attention all Competitive Parents!!!

We have the opportunity to go the the Aloha Gymfest (hosted by Kokoahi Gym Team)!!!

Where: Near Honolulu, HI
When: Tentatively January 15-January 21, 2009

Registration Cost: $90- level 7-10
$70- level 4-6
$25.00 for USA Gymnastics Number (required)

Flights so far are around $900.00 but we are waiting for a group rate. We will request that a few parents join us to help look after the kids. It is important to get your passports ASAP if you intend to go (can't go without one!). If your child is going then we need to know as soon as possible as we need to register as of yesterday (I know it's a little late of notice).

Please email me when you decide if your child can come or not :)

Feel free to look at the website for some information:

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Grouping for this year will be announced within the next two weeks. Coaches have been announced with the time table. If you have any questions thus far please speak to your coach(s).

New Groups

Please see the dates that you will be training below

Provincial Level 1 and 2:

Tuesday: 4:30-8:30
Thursday: 4:30- 8:30
Friday: 4:30- 9:00

Provincial Level 2:

Tuesday: 4:30-8:30
Thursday: 4:30-8:30
Friday: 4:30-9:00

Provincial Level 3+, National:
Becca and Eva

Sunday: 9:00-3:00
Tuesday: 4:30-8:30
Wednesday (optional)
Thursday: 4:30-9:00
Friday: 4:30- 9:00

Eva and Becca

Sunday: 9:00-3:00
Tuesday: 4:30-8:30
Thursday: 4:30-9:00
Friday: 4:30- 9:00

Pre-Competitive (old Silver group):


Boys Competitive


Sunday: 9:00-11:30
Wednesday: 4:30-7:00

Wall-E Fun!

After the big parade we all decided to go see a movie... WALL-e.... and what a fantastic movie it was!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Parade Pictures!

Thanks to the McCubbin's for taking the pictures!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


There will be a Open House for Recreation Gymasts on:

September 13, 2006 at Salta

10:00 am - 4:00pm

See you there!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Watching the Olympics on TV

I am really impressed with how the Olympics are being covered. For those who don't know, you can watch it live (without commentating or commercials!)and you can see more gymnastics! Click here

When you get there, be sure to change the schedule time (it's in the right side of your screen) to Calgary. This will display all the Olympic events. The events will be highlighted when they are playing and you just choose what you want to watch live!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Please Bring...

Please be sure to send your little athletes to the gym with the following:

water bottle with name
2 pairs of wrist bands
a pair of COTTON socks
a long sleeve t-shirt (if you don't want trampoline burn)
a binder with your name on it

Also, if anyone has any old backpacks kickin' around we could sure use them!

The Parade!

A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the parade preparations! A special thanks to Lewis- our driver.. aka...Dukes and to Davis Construction for donating the trailer and the truck. A special thanks to the parents/athletes who came in to set up and take down the float. We all had a blast and look forward to another success next year!

It's Syd!

Sydney returned last week with some fancy accessories! You look amazing kid!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Parade Information

Kiddies Parade:

Drop Off: 8:30 AM
Where: Dairy Queen Down Town
Pick Up: Main Park Down Town by City Hall

***After the Kiddies Parade we will be going to the movie Wall-E. Show time is at 2:30. Parents can drop off their kids for the show (or, if you want to see it your more than welcome) and pick up time will be at 4:14pm.

Admission cost is:

General Admission (14 and over) $9.00

Child (13 and under) $8.00

Please be sure to bring a water bottle, hat, your track suit (might be cold), runners, SUNSCREEN, wear a gym suit (bring comp suit to wear on top for the judging). Thanks and see you there!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

One Brave Girl!

It was one of the longest 3 hours to Calgary we have ever traveled. All four of us, Eva, Dave, Kayla and I had been anticipating our visit with Sydney to see how she was doing. And let me tell you- all 4 of us agreed that she is one of the bravest people that we know!

If your just tuning into the story- let me go back a bit..

On Thursday morning, Sydney was just finishing up beam with her dismounts (she had competed the skill this year). She was doing one more round off, back tuck and then she was moving to the next event. When she did the skill, she missed her foot and didn't have enough rotation. She landed on her head. After arriving at Medicine Hat Hospital by ambulance it was discovered that she had fractured her neck. She was then transfered to Alberta Children's Hospital and the next day was fitted with a Halo (and mighty stylish one at that!).

After pulling up to the LEGO building (it really looks like LEGO!), collecting the much needed supplies for Sydney (who doesn't need a water gun and chap stick?) and tucking the art work (created by her team mates) under our arms, we headed up to Sydney's room. I must say, she has the best room in the place- her own personal bathroom with walk in shower, a HUGE 12” TV complete with DVD, her own personal remote control with a pager (for when she wants JELL-O) and a million dollar view of the city. Sydney looked amazing! The best part of the whole visit was hearing her laugh and seeing that big smile when it was unanimously decided that her mom was indeed in need of a “What-Not-To-Wear” intervention. After Eva's inspirational story, Dave's short anatomy class and the opening of gifts and hanging of art work- we tired the poor girl out and decided to let her rest and wished her a safe drive home (hopefully early this coming week!).

Everyone's thoughts and best wishes go out to Sydney and her family for a speedy recovery and we can't wait to see you back at the gym!

Pictures of Our Visit!

" I'm A-OK!"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Get Well Syd!

Due to recent events, some coaches will be heading up to Calgary this weekend to visit Sydney. We will be having a card signing at the gym today. If you wish to send anything please feel free to drop it off before 2:00pm or you can email or phone Becca to make arrangements.

Get Well Soon,Sydney! We are all rooting for you!

phone: 928-4611

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog and......

That's right, you guessed. There is a B-I-N-G-O on Thursday, July 31 at 5:00pm. We need about 6 more people to fill some slots. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Stampede Parade!

It is that time of year for the Stampede Parade! If you want your child in the parade there is a sign up sheet for float decoration, the main parade and kiddie parade. As we need to know numbers, please sign up prior to the event. We need as many volunteers to help decorate as well! The theme is posted with the sheet at the front counter for those interested!

Crown and Anchor

Salta will be at the Crown and Anchor yet again for this year's stampede. Parents are encouraged to sign up. Starting date is on Wednesday, July 23 at noon will run until Saturday, July 26th. Please see Tera for more information. You will receive a admission ticket to the grounds when you sign up.

Board Meeting

There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00pm. Be there or you will be banished to pit cleaning duty.

More Pictures!

I must say, some interesting form this week- granted- everyone is in the "trying new stuff" process.

Olivia Almost got her freehip today!

Alysha is getting closer to her kip!

Jaslyn tries a "inside out" front tuck.... (it's supposed to be a layout... lol)

Olivia is trying to hit that perfect handstand.

Kalista practices placing her center of mass over top of the beam

Jaslyn inspects her hands and Alysha is content playing in the chalk bowl.

A font tuck...not inside out.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer Camps Have Begun!

After a week off, I'm sure everyone was excited to get back into the gym and start on those summer goals (well, I was!). Anyhow, we are mid way through the first week and I must say what a great way to start summer training! I have posted a few photos and will continue to do so through the summer.

Yes Alysha, you have the most valuable thing in the gym....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Camps

Please be sure to sign up for competitive summer camps by June 27, 2008 (which is the last day of class). Salta needs to know how many athletes are attending so we can plan accordingly. If you are unsure of the camps, let Tera know you are unsure then contact the gym a week in advance to confirm. No confirmation may result in your child not participating in that week as we may not have the staff to accommodate. Thanks for your understanding.

Year End Wind Up Party

The competitive wind up party will be taking place at the Family Leisure Center on June 21, 2008 from 2:00- 6:00pm. Please sign up with Tera so we can account for how many people are coming. There is also a sign up sheet for what appatizers each family is bringing as well. See you there!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Laurel Brings Home a Gold

Congratulations go out to Laurel for placing 1st on Floor at Nationals- Making her national champion on that event! Way to go!!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Chocolate Sales

Please let this be a reminder that all chocolate sales need to be in by tomorrow, Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Qualifying for all 3!

Congrats Laurel for qualifying for all three of the events you competed on at preliminaries! We are so proud of you!

Laurel placed 6th on Vault, 3rd on Beam and 2nd on Floor.

National Championships

Laurel and Eva are off tho Nationals this week. We are very fortunate to have Nationals so close to home so if you get the chance, do try to go out and see some incredible gymnastics. It starts tonight at 5:30 and continues until Saturday. Nationals is also considered trials to Olympics so you will see all the hopefuls there!

Laurel will be competing tonight at 5:30 for the Junior Qualifications. Event finals are held on Saturday. For more information and scheduling please click here.

Good luck Laurel- we are all cheering for you!

Mountain Shadows Results

A huge congratulations to all the girls who finished this years season at Mountain Magic. You all represented Salta well and your coaches are proud!

P1 Argo
Jaslyn J. V:4th B:5th BB:10th FX:3rd AA:5th
Tianna M. V:6th B:8th BB:23rd FX:8th AA:12th
Kalista P. V:11th B:23rd BB:12th FX:11th AA:22nd

P2 Argo
Brooklyn B. V:9th B:6th BB:9th FX:10th AA:8th
Erica G. V:14th B:14th BB:12th FX:8th AA:10th
Taylor S. V:17th B:17th BB:10th FX:14th AA:13th
Alysha S. V:12th B:15th BB:16th FX:17th AA:14th

P2 Novice
Kainna L. V:1st B:8th BB:3rd FX:5th AA:3rd
Amy F. V:9th B:7th BB:3rd FX:4th AA:6th
Shandler K. V:5th B:10th BB:9th FX:5th AA:8th
Brittany D. V:11th B:11th BB:8th FX:10th AA:11th

P3 Tyro
Alysha M. V:10th B:8th BB:4th FX:5th AA:6th
Tiana P. V:4th B:9th BB:9th FX:8th AA:8th

P3 Novice

Sidney C. V:5th B:3rd BB:3rd FX:4th AA:4th

Friday, May 30, 2008

Changes in Class times.... IMPORTANT!


Due to a number of upcoming events classes are going to be rescheduled to the following:

-June 3rd Jamie will cover Kristin's group. There will be no dance but Becca will take the Gold group from 4-6.

-June 5th Kayla's class is canceled.

-June 8th all the classes are canceled.

-June 13th Level 3+ will be canceled. Karly will take the Gold group.

Any questions please feel free to contact your coach.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

To all the gym mommies out there-

Happy Mothers Day!

An even better version!

Check out the better version... with a back tuck too!

Click Here!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bringing Home a Gold

I told Sheehan just before she left to bring back a medal on floor. And she did just that! After scoring a high of 13.9, she was untouchable. Congrats kiddo- we are so proud of you!

To see full results, click here.

Provincial Videos

I am in the process of setting up videos for the girls who competed at provincials. I am missing some footage of some of the kids (I was judging/camera troubles) so if you have any footage please email or youtube them and then I can post them in the Video blog.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Westerns Update

Team Alberta Rocked the P5 Novice and Open categories with 2 team gold medals!

Salta's own, Sheehan Desjardins, managed to grab 3 of the 4 event finals. She is competing this morning on Vault, Beam and Floor.

Final results for the All-Around competition are as follows:

P5 Novice Alberta

Aislinn McVittie qualified for all 4 event finals and took 1st place AA
Ria Meston qualified for Bars and Beam and took 3rd AA
Sheehan Desjardins qualified for Vault, Beam and Floor and took 5th AA
Devon Earl qualified for Vault and Bars and placed 7th AA
Kyla Jepson also qualified for Beam and ranked 14th AA

P5 Open Alberta

Camille Rigazio, Katie Lowen, and Brittany Crowe all qualified for all event finals and finished respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Riley Schilf qualified for Bars and Beam and grabbed 5th place.
Alix Sutherland also will compete Bars and Floor and finished 8th AA.

Congrats to the Provincial team for bringing home the hardware!
Complete results can be viewed here

Mama Bear is away so the little ones got carried away...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Good Luck Sheehan!

Sheehan is off to Prince George for the Western Canadian Championships this weekend! Good luck and have fun!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Provincial Championships Results!

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed last weekend at Provincials! The results are as follows:

P2 Tyro

Jayden Stroh- 12th Bars, 17th AA
Erica Gallup- 13th Vault, 18th AA
Brooklyn Berrington- 13th Vault, 23rd AA

P3 Tyro

Tiana Pisoni- 8th Vault, 14th AA
Alysha McCubbin- 7th Floor, 15th AA

P3 Novice

Sydney Carlson: 12th Beam, 20th AA

P5 Novice

Sheehan Desjardins- 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA

Junior High Performance

Laurel Clouston- 1st Floor, 3rd AA

Sunday, April 13, 2008

***Revised (yet again!!!)Training Hours for Gold***

Due to Provincial Championships the gold group will not be training on the following days:

April 18, 2008
April 20, 2008

The make-up classes will be on the following days:

April 24, 4:30-8:30
May15th, 4:30-8:30 (this has been changed from the 8th to the 15th)

Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or Eva.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Importance of Summer Camps

The end of the season is approaching fast and that means thinking about summer camps. Summer camps are probably the most important part of the competitive training. This is a chance for the girls to work on building their strength, working on skills that will potentially move them to the next level, etc. I will advise all athletes to attend as much training as possible. We are working on the schedule as you read this. We are hoping to get a few others clubs into our club this summer and perhaps checking out other gyms as well. More information to come soon!

Friday, April 11, 2008


Salta would like to welcome the following athletes to the women's competitive program!

Mackenzie- Gold Group
Olivia- Gold Group
Coutney- Silver Group
Allie- Level 1
Samantha- Level 1


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gymnastics Movies

Here are some movies that I watched on Youtube! Some of them are just the trailers or the information. Please be advised that parental supervision is required for some. The quality is not superb, but hey, it's free!

Stick It:

Reach for the Sky:
(about training in Deva Romania)

Perfect Body
(about an eating disorder)

White Palms:
(with Kyle Shewfelt)

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes:


Peaceful Warrior:

Monday, April 07, 2008


A big congratulations to Sheehan for making the Western Team. She and Eva will be traveling to BC for the competition at the beginning of May. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Provincial Championships Schedule

As of March 27, 2008, the schedule for Provincials are as follows:

Friday April 18th, 2008

Provincial 2 Argo (Brooklyn, Jayden, Erica)

General Warmup: 12:30-1:00pm
Competition: 1:00pm
Awards: 4:30pm

Womens High Performance Day One (Laurel)

General Warmup: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Timed Warmup: 5:00pm- 6:20pm
Competition: 6:30pm

Saturday April 19th, 2008

Provincial 2 Novice (Kianna)

General Warmup: 9:00am- 9:30am
Competition: 9:30am

Provincial 3 Tyro (Alysha, Tiana)

General Warmup: 1:00pm- 1:30pm
Competition: 1:30pm

Provincial 5 (Sheehan)

General Warmup: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Timed Warmup: 5:00pm-6:20pm
Competition: 6:30pm

Saturday April 20th, 2008

Provincial 3 Novice (Sydney)

General Warmup: 8:00am-8:30am
Competition: 8:30am

National High Performance Day 2 (Laurel)

General Warmup: 11:30am- 12:00pm
Timed Warmup: 12:00pm-1:20pm
Competition: 1:30pm

Good luck Ladies- kick some Salta butt!

A huge Success at Zones

Congrats to every single athlete who participated in the Southern Zone Championships this past weekend. You did a marvelous job! The following athletes where as follows:

Alysha Stratton
Brooklyn Berrington
Erica Gallup
Jayden Stroh
Kianna Lightfoot
Amy Fraser
Shandler Kohlman
Alysha McCubbin
Sydney Carlson
Tiana Pisoni

*athletes highleted in purple will be going to Provincial Championships.

Congratulations girls, Salta is proud of all your accomplishments!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Handstand King

I'm sure this will come back to haunt me...

Finalized Southern Zones Schedule

Please look at this carefully as it has changed! Also, Stampede City has offered childcare/open gym to those kids who are being forced to watch their older sister and best of all- it's a fantastic price (from what I have heard).

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Session #1- P2 Argo (17), P2 Novice (20)
General Warm-up 8:30am, Competition 9:00am

Session #2- P2 Tyro (28), P2 Open (6)
General Warm-up 12:30pm, Competition 1:00pm

Session #3- P3 Tyro (16), P3 Novice (13), P3 Open (5)
General Warm-up 4:30pm, Competition 5:00pm

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Easter Camp Schedules- Revised!

Please note the following changes for the Easter camps:

Jamie and Dave's SILVER Group:

No Training This Week

Gold Group:

Tuesday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Kayla's Group:

Monday: 5:00-9:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00- 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00- 5:00pm

Eva and Becca's Group:

Monday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm

Boys Competitive

Wednesday: 4:30pm- 7:30pm

On Sunday, March 30th, only the Silver group will be training from 9:00am - 12:00pm due to Southern Zones the previous day.

I have posted this on the calendar as well (it's on the side bar).

Casino Times Are Up!!!

The casino list is now posted in the gym. Please check your times. Some families have not signed up so please do this ASAP. If you are not on the list your $200 cheque will be cashed.

Attention Board Members

Please be advised that there is a Board Meeting on March 20th at 6:15pm.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Training Time Change

Please note that the Sunday Competitive group will be training at 10am instead of 9:00 due to the time change.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Gymnathon a Success

Once again, the Gymnathon was a success! Athlete brought in a total of $7000.00 to put towards new equipment. A special thanks goes out to the parents who helped put together Salta's annual event and to the Athletes for taking time to raise funds.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Southern Zone Tentative Schedule

Where: Stampede City Gymnastics Club
#122, 2323 32nd Ave. NE, Calgary

When: Saturday March 29th, 2008


Saturday March 29th, 2008
8:30am General Warm-up P2 Argo
12:30pm General Warm-up P2 Tyro
4:30pm General Warm-up P2 Novice/Open

Sunday March 30th, 2008
8:30am General Warm-up P1 Argo/Tyro/Novice/Open
12:30pm General Warm-up P3 Argo/Tyro/Novice/Open

Regina Results are up

Sorry it took so long- Regina Meet results are finally up! If you have any additional photos to add please feel free to email me them!

Gymnathon is coming!!!

This is the last week to go out and get your pledges for the Gymnathon this Saturday. We have some fabulous prizes to choose from! Money from the gymnathon will be going towards some new equipment (like the vault and mini-trampoline that we just got!). If you have any questions please feel free to track down a coach or Tera.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!We are in need of some volunteers for the Gymnathon on Saturday March 1st from 4:30-8:30. If you are able to help please see the sign up sheet that is at the gym.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cactus Classic Pictures!

If anyone has anymore pictures please email me them and I will post them!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Gigantic Thank You!!!

Connie Carlson gets a huge thanks!
Just wanted to let all the parents who contributed to helping out with this years Cactus Classic -

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

As well...

Connie, because of your hard work and dedication putting this meet together and coordinating everything Cactus was one of the best it has ever been!
Thanks a bunch


The girls did fabulous this weekend at the 12th annual Cactus Classic!

The results are as follows:

Level 1 Argo- 29 Competitors:

Tianna McCubbin: 4th on Bars, 1st on Beam - 3rd all-around!
Jazlyn Johnson: 5th on Beam-4th all-around!
Kalista Pisoni: 4th on Floor- 15th all-around!

Level 2 Argo - 16 Competitors:

Jayden Stroh: 4th on beam-6th all-around!
Brooklyn Berrington: 5th on bars-7th all-around!
Erica Gallup: 3rd on vault- 9th all-around!
Alysha Stratton:4th on bars, 5th on beam - 10th all-around!
Tayler Sweet: 8th on floor-14th all-around!

Level 2 Tyro- 15 Competitors

Teah Rushford: 5th beam, 5th on floor -11th all-around!

Level 2 Novice- 18 Competitors

Amy Frasier: 4th on Bars- 7th all-around!
Kianna Lightfoot: 1st on vault, 6th on floor- 8th all-around!
Shandler Koleman: 6th on floor- 12 all-around!
Kayla Leisle: 8th on beam- 13th all-around!
Brittany Dort: 15th on beam- 16th all-around!

Level 3 Tyro- 8 Competitors

Alysha McCubbin: 1st on bars, 2nd on Beam, 3rd on floor- 1st all-around!
Tiana Pisoni:1st on Vault, 3rd on Bars, 4th on floor- 3rd all-around!

Level 3 Novice- 8 Competitors

Sydney Carlson: 4th on vault, 3rd on beam - 5th all-around!

Level 4 Novice- 4 Competitors

Sheehan Desjardins: 2nd on Bars, 1st on beam, and 1st on floor- 1st all-around!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Cactus Classic 2008 Competition Schedule

Session: One – Saturday February 23, 2008

Category: Provincial 2 Argo/Tyro and P3 Tyro

Meet Information: Competition: 8:30

Session: Two – Saturday, February 23, 2008

Category: Provincial 2 Novice/ Open P3Novice/Open and P4 Open

Meet Information: Competition: 1:30 pm

Session: Three – Sunday, February 24, 2008

Category: Provincial 1

Meet Information: Competition: 9:30 am

Cactus Classic 2008

The 12th annual Cactus Classic is officially underway! Salta would like to that all the parents, volunteers who helped make the next couple of days happen. Also a huge thanks to all businesses and people who made donations!

Please feel free to stop by the gym and have a look at Medicine Hat's finest! Good luck to the girls who will be competing this weekend!

Level 1

Tiana M.
Jazlyn J.
Kalista P.

Level 2

Kiana L.
Amy F.
Shandler K.
Kayla L.

Brooklyn B.
Tayler S.
Erica G.
Jayden S.
Alysha S.
Teah R.

Level 3

Sydney C.
Alysha M.
Tiana P.

Level 4

Sheehan D.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

AWG-Day Two.

Event Finals where held today and we had two girls qualify!

On Day 1 of the competition, against an incredibly tough field, Alysha hit a clutch routine on the balance beam, qualifying in second place for finals. Unfortunately, during finals, a fluke fall on her split leap took her out of the medals. Don`t worry kiddo- you looked good out there; and...there`s always next time.

Sheehan also competed on the second day of competition (finals). She qualified high in the rankings for both Floor and Beam, setting the tone for Day 2. On Floor, ever the competitor, Sheehan confidently solidified her stance as Floor Queen, bringing home the gold medal with room to spare. On beam, everything was going swimmingly until she stumbled and fell on her back tuck. However, the rest of the routine was so jam-packed with difficulty and performed with near flawless execution that she still managed to place in the medals (bronze).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

AWG- Day One.

Zone one did and exceptional job today at the team competition.

For the P3 Competition, Zone 1 came in 7th with a score of 138.15
In the P4 competition, Zone 1 placed 1st with a score of 146.768.

Congratulations girls! This is the first time that our Zone has took first place at AWG!
Event finals will be held tomorrow. Sheehan will be competing on Floor and Beam and Alysha made Beam and is an alternate on floor. Good luck!