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FAQs

What class should I register my child in?  For children under 5, the class they register in will be dependent on their age. Once they turn 5 they have the option for a tot class or a Jr Rec program.  After they are 6 years old they can attend Regular Rec Programming. These courses go by level/color and must be passed in order to go to the next level. (If you feel your child is above that level you can ask for an assessment.) We also offer a boys class (all classes are co-ed except this program designed to make males feel more comfortable and welcome in a gymnastics setting). After the after the age of 6 participants can also go into Acro, Tumble or Rhythmic classes, please read our Class Descriptions here.

When does registration begin? Currently Fall 2022 registration opens August 1st. Winter Mini Registration opens November 1st and Regular Winter programming registration opens December 1st. *These dates are subject to change, please watch our facebook, twitter or Registration page for exact dates per session. The on-line Uplifter registration site usually becomes active as of 10 am the first day. Many programs fill up quickly and will disappear as they fill. 

What are the age requirements? Your child must be the age required for the class within 14 days of the first class or they will be moved. This is for insurance reasons. Class Descriptions are listed here.

Are there any additional costs at the time of registration? You will be required to ensure your Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) insurance fees are up to date. The average cost of insurance for a recreation program is $55. This insurance is mandatory to participate, and covers gymnasts from July 1-June 30 so it is only paid once per gymnastics calendar year. There is a minimal service fee charged by Uplifter when you complete your registration (the average recreation program service fee is $9). The amount is dependent on the cost of your registration so it may vary, it will show you before you pay. 

I am attempting to register online but I don't have a promo code. How can I continue? A promo code is not required in order to complete your registration. The promo code is only used if you are registering 3 siblings and would like to receive the family discount which is available when you register 3 or more children within a household.

Am I required to do fundraising? As a Not for Profit organization under the Minor Sports Association, we require parent assistance to keep our cost down. Therefore with each session our recreational programs will be provided with fundraising options. Your efforts are appreciated, but not mandatory in our goal of moving towards yet a larger facility as we continue to grow.

What should my child wear/bring?

  • Tied back hair

  • Bare feet or gymnastics slippers - warts must be properly covered with medical tape, bandaids or gymnastics slippers

  • Bodysuit OR shorts/sweatpants and tight fitting t-shirt

  • NO socks / buttons / zippers / strings / jewelry

  • Plastic Water bottle

 

Where do the gymnasts store their belonging during class? As you enter at the back of the gym, there are shoe/boot racks and hooks available for outerwear. Participants will be given a bucket upon entry to put personal belongings into.


Fire and safety codes require that the entrance way floor remains clear at all times, so we ask that everyone do their part in places items out of the way where space is provided.

Am I required to stay and watch? Where am I allowed to watch my child from? 
 For children 5 and under you must remain in the building, currently there is no viewing for tot programs upstairs. We do have parent viewing classes each session and we are working on finding a way to offer viewing.


What happens if I want to register my child for gymnastics after classes have stated? We can register children up to the second session, after the second session has taken place it would be up to the coaches discretion (as they may not be able to offer all the course is designed for in such a limited time frame), please contact admin to register your child if it is after the registration date.

What if my child does not want to continue with gymnastics after they have attended no more than 2 classes? Refunds will be available only if the request is made by email at admin before the end of the second class. The refund will be based on the total fee minus the fee for the number of classes attended, the service fee and the price of insurance. Insurance and the service fee are taken by a third party and are non-refundable once the classes have started. Please note that our competitive (gymnastics and acro) programs have a separate refund policy, which can be found in the competitive parents handbook.

What if my child is injured while participating in gymnastics or is unable to continue for medical reasons?
A note from a doctor must be provided. A refund will be issued based on the number of remaining classes; AGF fees and fundraising fees will not be refundable; the service fee collected by uplifter will also be nonrefundable.

What are the rules of the gym?
Disrespect to the coaches and/or class mates will not be tolerated. If a child or parent uses unacceptable language or actions, the parent will be informed. If this behavior continues, the child may be asked to withdraw, without refund. The entrance way must be kept clear. As this is our fire exit, footwear must remain in the shoe rack. As per our insurance coverage, non-registered parents/sibling are not allowed in the gym area during class time.

What steps are taken for Behavior concerns or bullying?
As a member of the Minor Sports Association, all families agree to the Zero Tolerance Policy upon registration. The policy of FGC is to work with the athletes and their families to ensure that disciplinary issues are handled as deemed necessary by the coaches. Step 1 is to inform the class as a group that the behavior is unacceptable. Step 2 is to speak with the individual families. Step 3 is to remove the child from the class for the rest of the day. Step 4, if this behavior continues, is expulsion from the session without refund.

 

What is the policy regarding siblings in the gym during parented classes?

For parented programs siblings, including infants, are NOT permitted to be in the gym. This is as per AGF's policy. Classes should be a parent/child experience with the parent’s undivided attention. The parent is required to be actively supervising and assisting their child throughout the circuits. Children in strollers or car seats on the sidelines or in the viewing area are considered unattended and not allowed.

Can I be part of the Parent Board of Directors?
ABSOLUTELY. We elect board positions every spring at the Annual General Meeting. 

What is the rules of missed classes in a session?

If your child has to miss any class time due to sickness or other obligations, we will not issue a refund or make up those classes.

If a class is missed due to our reasoning a make up class will be offered. If a make up class is not able to be offered, a credit will be put on your account. 

 

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