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Rhythmic Gymnastics - Owen Sound Hummingbirds

The Owen Sound Hummingbirds Rhythmic Gymnastics is a new Special Olympics team in Owen Sound. We began in January 2016 and haven’t looked back!  We are ever-so grateful to the Satellites Gymnastics Club and Florin Matei, the Head Coach, who have welcomed us with open arms into their club and use of their facilities.  

Rhythmic gymnastics combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance and apparatus manipulation. It helps athletes develop strength, flexibility, and artistry.  Rhythmic Gymnastics has a variety of apparatus, depending upon the competition level. The apparatus can include: Ribbon, Rope, Ball, Hoop, Clubs and a Floor Exercise.  There are levels of competition (if the athlete indeed wishes to compete): 
Level A - C; are for athletes with mobility issues as they are seated routines
Level 1 - 3; are compulsory routines (meaning each athlete does the same routine)

Level 4; optional routines (original choreography with required elements)
Each week, we work on fitness, beginning with a fun warm-up,  a cardio workout, flexibility and balance skills.  This is followed by practicing the skills and routines of the sport, using hoops, ribbons, balls, clubs and rope.

For a “live” example of Rhythmic Gymnastics, visit here

We practice each Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30, under the expert coaching of Paula Mercer, a qualified gymnastics coach, dance teacher and Pilates instructor.  Our Head Coach is Robyn Bumstead, Team Manager is Barbara King and assistant coaches are Deb Dickey and Dorothy Gilchrist.  
Our season begins in early September and ends mid-June. The cost each week is $10.00.  The Satellites Gymnastics Club is at 2045 20th Ave E #18, Owen Sound, ON N0H 1V0.  Come on out and enjoy the fun! 
Owen Sound Hummingbirds at practice

Location:                                                           Coaches:
Satellites Gymnastics, Owen Sound                 Robyn Bumstead (Head Coach)
                                                                          Barb King (Team Manager)
                                                                          Paula Mercer
                                                                          Deb Dickey
                                                                          Stephanie Bumstead             

Date/Time:                                                        Contact:   
September to June                                           owensound.rhythmic@specialolympisontario.ca
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

$10.00 per week