As you have likely heard by now, there was no lifting of restrictions today as some had anticipated. At this point, there is no clear plan or information from the Government of Alberta when restrictions for us may be relaxed. Although numbers in the Province are decreasing, the Government is being cautious and deliberate with their actions to avoid another spike. They want to ensure that when we are able to re-open that we stay open.
We understand just how hard and frustrating this is for everyone. Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience. We are all in this together.
If you have any questions please connect with us at email@example.com
Stay safe – we want to see you back at the gym!
Please stay informed via social media and our website of any changes regarding our compliance with current Covid-19 measures.
Our current goal is to soon launch a tentative schedule for the recreational Winter session in January. Stay tuned!
We hope that the new measures in place will demonstrate a positive change, and we can return to physical activity in the sport we love as soon as possible!
Dear Recreational Parents/Guardians/Participants,
The safety of our membership is always our top priority and we are fully committed to following all of the information provided by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Gymnastics Federation.
With the present enhanced measures, gymnastics clubs in metropolitan Edmonton are required to be closed from November 17th to 27th.
Ortona Gymnastics will be issuing credits on account for the missed classes during this time. You do not need to do anything for this to occur, and there is no admin fee for credits. Credits on your account do not expire. We do ask for your patience, due to the high volume of credits that need to be processed.
Should you choose to withdraw from the program we completely understand, all we ask is for a refund request to be completed and submitted - found at the following link https://www.ortonagymnastics.com/register/request-cancellation/- by November 30th, 2020.
During this unprecedented time, we are amending our refund policy and will issue a refund of the remaining classes (November 17 – December 21) less the $25 admin fee. Any refunds will be issued back to the original credit card used or mailed out as a cheque if originally paid by another method other than Credit Card. Please note, membership fees are non-refundable.
We want to thank you in advance for your patience, kindness and understanding in these trying times and we will continue to keep you informed and updated as we receive more information.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your support we hope to see you back at the gym once we can safely move forward and reopen our facility.
Our screening forms are in the process of being updated to remain relevant with the link above, as outlined by the Government of AB.
With the return to school and increased cases/testing impacting your children & their activities, please review the below information.
OGC COVID-19 FAQs
You are required to keep your child home for a minimum of 10 days OR until the symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
If the child is tested negative and has no known exposure to the virus, they must stay home until their symptoms resolve.
If the child is tested negative and has had an exposure to the virus, they are legally required to quarantine for 14 days from the exposure date.
No, however it is always recommended to get a test if your child is showing symptoms.
The class or training group will quarantine for 14 days to limit further spreading of the virus.
No. If the child is tested negative and has had an exposure to the virus, they are legally required to quarantine for 14 days from the exposure date.
They can still attend IF they do not have any symptoms.
You and your child are required to wear a mask while in the hallways. Your child is NOT required to wear one in the Gym. Coaches will wear masks when interacting with the children.
Fall Session Information
What to Know:
Fall Session Start & End Dates:
Any classes cancelled due to facility closures will result in a credit on account to be used at a future date. No Refunds will be issued in the event of closure due to Covid-19. If registering for a program after the start date, you will not be prorated.
If your class is a Parented Class, you will need to complete a all forms for both your child and yourself.
780-492-7300 - if you have any questions, we are glad to assist!
OGC has enhanced cleaning & safety protocols to ensure we abide to the AHS and Alberta Gymnastics Federation requirements. Distance markers are spaced throughout the gym to help as a visual aid for physical distancing. Hand washing & sanitizing are required between apparatus rotations, as well as entering and leaving the facility. Face masks are required to be worn in the Saville Community Sports Centre, however they will need to be removed once participating in physical activity for participant safety. Coaches will wear facemasks while spotting and/or when unable to maintain physical distance from athletes.
For those registered in Summer Camps 2020, please note that our summer camps will not be running. Those who were registered will receive a refund for both the membership fee and camp fee, less a $10.00 admin fee.
Covid-19 Update #3 (March 19, 2020)
Notice Received from Alberta Gymnastics federation:
Alberta Declares State of Emergency Prompting Further Event Cancellations and Club Closures
On March 17, 2020 the Government of Alberta declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act. New public health measures were recommended to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowded spaces. The following took immediate effect:
For full details please visit the Government of Alberta COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans webpage.
Further AGF Event Cancellations Effective Today
In response to Alberta’s announcement, the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) in partnership with our local organizing committees (LOCs) and host venues, have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our provincial events as follows:
Please note that AGF is exploring alternative ways to select athletes for Canadian Championships should that event still take place.
Status of Western Canadian Championships and Canadian Championships
Western Canadian Championships (April 29 – May 3) have been cancelled: Gymnastics B.C. and Delta Gymnastics made the official announcement on March 18, 2020.
Canadian Championships (May 19 – 24) are still under review: On March 18, 2020, Gymnastics Canada issued a statement that they believe it is important to continue with plans to host this competition and are looking at options to postpone for up to 4 weeks. Given the fluidity of the current situation, they may need to re-assess that ‘window’ as the COVID-19 situation develops. View full GymCan update.
Clubs are Advised to Stay Closed Until Further Notice
AGF member clubs have done an outstanding job of taking proactive measures to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. All member clubs have voluntarily closed their gyms and adjusted programming to ensure full and timely compliance with provincial and federal government recommendations.
Due to the current state of emergency in Alberta, and upon recommendation from AGF’s insurance providers (Markel and Toole Peet), all AGF member clubs are strongly advised to keep their facilities closed and not resume gymnastics programming until further notice from AGF. Please be reminded that there is no coverage for members who fall ill due to COVID-19 as per Markel’s Contagion Exclusion.
Resources are Available
Daily updates are being made to AGF’s COVID-19 webpage as we continue to work with partners on compiling resources that may be of help to our members at this time. Please check back often.
AGF Staff Availability
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, most AGF staff are now working from home. Remote working procedures have been put in place to ensure the efficient operation of our office. All employees can be reached by email or phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. View AGF staff contact details.
We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding and will continue to keep members updated on changes as they occur.
Your AGF Team
Covid-19 Update #2 (March 16, 2020)
Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these challenging times.
There are many levels that we need to consider as they affect both members and staff.
Please be aware that we are taking the matter very seriously and have been constantly evaluating this COVID-19 situation.
Effective immediately our FACILITY is CLOSED.
How does this affect you?
Our LEAPAH’S LEARNING GARDEN PRE-SCHOOL is closed until further notice. We will be contacting you individually in regards to your payment plan.
For our RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS, we are cancelling the final week of the Winter session (March 16-22) – your report cards will be emailed to you over the course of the week.
For those who have registered in our Spring session or the Spring Break events they are cancelled effective immediately. Any fees already paid will be credited to your account, if you so choose you can receive a refund. Please note a $5.00 admin fee will be applied to refunds to offset our system fees. If you would like your fees refunded please email email@example.com or complete our online form, found here https://www.ortonagymnastics.com/register/request-cancellation/.
A condensed Spring session may be considered and current registrants will receive priority sign-up.
For our CONTRACT PROGRAMS – coaches will be contacting athletes, so they may continue conditioning from home during this time.
We will be re-evaluating weekly as to the possibility of re-starting training sessions.
For the duration of the closure the hours missed will be credited.
Please check periodically for updates.
Thank you, as the health of our athletes and staff are our top priority.
Should you have any questions, we are here to support you.
OGC Management & Board
Covid-19 Update #1
All recreational & competitive Ortona programs are proceeding as scheduled. As per ministry directives, Leapah’s Learning Garden Preschool will be closed. We will be issuing updates and keeping everyone informed.
At present the risk to Albertans from the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been categorized as LOW by Alberta public health officials.
From the Alberta Government site – corona-virus info:
COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person spread by:
COVID-19 is not airborne and cannot spread through the air over long distances or times, like the measles.
Studies suggest that the virus generally only lasts a few hours on a surface, though it may be possible for it to last several days under ‘ideal conditions’.
TO REDUCE THE RISK TO OUR MEMBERS:
Preventing further spread:
In order to assist with containing COVID-19, we encourage the following: