Frequently Asked Questions
When do Spring 2021 programs begin?
Monday April 19 2021
What is the cost of the program?
$145.00 (Additional $5.00 charge if paying with Credit Card. Session is 8 weeks
These prices are subject to credit card processing fees, but include all administrative fees & insurance)
When can I register?
Online Spring Registration is open to current Winter members on March 1st and General Registration on March 8th. On line credit card payments are subject to a 2.99% additional fee.
There will NOT be an in house Registration for the Spring 2021 term.
Social Distancing is enforced and Face Masks are required for anyone paying at the club.
Does my child need any experience?
All our programs are recreational and open to all ages. Our staff will develop groups according to age and experience.
How long are the sessions?
Spring 2021 Program is running for 8 weeks.
How do I register?
On-line registration is opening soon for the Winter 2021 term and the link is on our main page of our website. If you do not have online access, please contact the gym at 567-1603.
Is there a registration fee?
Registration for Fall and Winter terms depend on duration of program, Gymnastics Nova Scotia insurance fees and administration fees..
Do you offer discounts for multiple children and/or classes?
Families with three or more chidren enrolled will receive a $50.00 discount beginning at the third child. Children who attend two recreational classes per week will receive $50.00 discount for the second class
What should my child wear?
Girl participants are required to wear a bodysuit WITHOUT any attachments, sharp elements or tutu's.
Bodysuits are available for sale at the club
Boy participants are required to wear shorts and tank top or form fitting shirts. Bare feet preferred
How many children are there in each class?
With Covid guidelines, each group will be between 8 and 10 children with one or two coaches working with them.
Every class varies, however our coach/child ratio is 6-1 for ages three to five, 8-1 for ages six through twelve, 10-1 for ages thirteen and up
MAX Number of Participants for Winter terms is 35 students+ 7 coaches max in each class
Do you do testing and are there levels?
Staff incorporate lesson plans and skill guides through the CanGym testing program.
CBGA has a guideline for age/skill level and are encorporated and monitored by higher level coach's in the gym.
Do you have drop-in programs?
Currently our club does not offer drop-in programs.
Are your coaches trained?
Yes, our coaches are trained through NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program). Our young female competitive gymnasts volunteer on Saturday mornings while supervised by recreation coaches. Our competitive athletes are highly motivated to encourage young childrent to develop a passion for our sport.
Do you host birthday parties?
Due to staff availability, we are not offering birthday parties at this time.
Do you offer Day camps On PD Days.?
CGBA may host day camps on PD, frequently check our website for updates.
Do parents stay during the class?
Children with special needs or a medical conditions that requires continued care are required to have a person stay throughout their class. Each individual case may differ so please check with a staff member, otherwise due to the limited space available, parents are unable to stay during class.
We do ask that children are dropped off in time for class as warm up is a crucial part of the program in an effort to eliminate the possibility of injury. Also, we ask parents to make sure to be at the gym to pick up their children five minutes prior to class ending.
Changes to CBGA in terms of Covid 19 protocols
Each student, parent and coach are required to enter the building wearing a mask. If you do not have a mask-you CANNOT enter the gym. We would recommend that you drop your child off at the door or at the table where the coaches meet each child.
Each student will have to hand sanitize when entering, go directly into their assigned group/coach where they can remove their mask to participate in their class. Each class will meet the max number of participants, but most times the groups will work independently
Cleaning of the entire gym is completed by all the staff in between classes. We will open the doors 5 minutes prior to a class beginning and ask that you pick your child up promptly when class finishes.
All equipment, bathrooms and common area are sprayed down during this time. We also encourage parents to have their child attend class with minimal belongings as we are limited to locker-room access.
Please refer to our Covid attachments on our main page for more details on protocols with Covid 19.