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Friday April 4th, 2014

Posted at 2:36pm

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The Ontario Provincial Gymnastics Championships are taking place this weekend and there’s still plenty of time to spectate.

The event, which began April 3rd and runs until Sunday April 6th, welcomed top Ontario athletes in men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics and acrobatics to St. Clair’s brand new SportsPlex.

“We are extremely excited to be the first group utilizing St. Clair’s Sportsplex.” says Rose City Gymnastics VP Mary-Helen Frisella-Spadafora. “We realize it is a state of the art facility that will be able to bring a WOW factor to the Championships.”

Organizers say that last year’s four-day event, which was also hosted by Rose City Gymnastics, brought around 5,000 people out and generated significant economic spinoff to the region.

Frisella-Spadafora says the championships make a great learning opportunity for parents who want to get their kids involved in gymnastics. “Athletes, girls and boys, from ages 8 to 18+, who are competing at this level are dedicated and skilled sportsmen with a desire to succeed.”

“What better way for parents to actually see what gymnastics is all about and how much athleticism is needed to be successful.”

More information can be found online here.

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