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Ortona’s Unique and Exciting Field Trips:

Most students would say that the best field trips are about having fun, while most teachers feel that field trips should be about education. So where is the happy medium?

The answer can be found in an Ortona Gymnastics Club field trip.

Here at Ortona, we combine fun games, activities and gymnastics circuits to create a field trip that is not only engaging and exciting but also physically challenging and educational for every grade level.

We offer field trips year-round for all grade levels and for students of all abilities.

The Benefits of an Ortona Field Trip:

Here at Ortona, our mission is simple: Gymnastics for all.

Offering field trips for Edmonton and area schools helps us achieve this mission. We strongly believe that an Ortona field trip offers students a chance to exercise their bodies and minds. Students leave feeling accomplished, enthusiastic and proud knowing that what they learned is a fun and exciting way to stay healthy.

Gymnastics is a well-rounded sport that promotes active bodies and active minds. Body awareness, self-confidence, communication skills and enthusiasm are just some of the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of an Ortona field trip. By introducing students to gymnastics in an exciting, safe and stimulating way, we encourage daily activity for life.

Our coaches are qualified, professional and can efficiently coach any age group, and all the gymnastics equipment is provided. Our incredible facility provides a positive learning space for students to grow and develop.

With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why an Ortona field trip is the perfect option for any student, class, grade or school.

 

Program Options:

We offer different programs that can be customized to suit each school’s specific needs, like a basic introduction to gymnastics for groups that have little gymnastics experience, or a sport specific program for groups that are focusing on certain physical activities.

Option 1 - Discover, Explore, Learn

The Discover, Explore and Learn program provides students with a basic introduction to gymnastics and is ideal for groups who have had little prior experience in gymnastics. Students will gain a preliminary understanding of gymnastics by focusing on several core concepts:

  • Participating in multiple gymnastics disciplines, such as artistic, trampoline, tumbling and rhythmic, will help students discover their physical niche
  • Fundamental movement skills provide a base for the more complex skills used in gymnastics and involve landings, locomotions, statics, swings, springs and rotations
  • Learning basic gymnastics terminology creates enthusiasm for the sport and gives students an advantage if they choose to continue with gymnastics
  • Understanding how to safely use the gymnastics equipment promotes responsibility and accountability among students
Option 2 - Curriculum and Exploring

Curriculum based programs allow students to develop varying levels of skill depending upon their age and physical capabilities. The program reflects the curriculum of the students’ physical education program at school. Students leave feeling comfortable with basic gymnastic skills:

  • Essential movement patterns that utilize the entire body
  • Fundamental sequences that link simple movements together for more complex actions
  • Control in executing patterns of basic gymnastics skills
  • Coordinated actions of the body to perform sequences of gymnastic skills and techniques

The structured skills that the students will learn at Ortona can be utilized by teachers to increase each students’ athletic progress in physical education back at school.

Option 3 - Sports Specific Programming

Sport Specific programming offers an intense style of a field trip for experienced athletes. By utilizing gymnastics movement patterns, strength training, flexibility and other basic skills, students further their physical ability in their chosen sport. The instruction will encompass fun, engaging activities while moving through gymnastics circuits. By offering programs specific to a sport, the students experience several benefits:

  • A greater understanding of basic movement patterns to help them in their chosen activity
  • More specific and focused exercises
  • A new perspective and approach to exercise and training 

Booking Your Field Trip:

If you would like more information about our field trip program, or book a field trip please phone our CSR’s at (780) 492-7492 or 780-492-7300, or email fieldtrips "at" ortonagymnastics.com (replace the "at" with @)

Please note that we recommend booking your field trip 3 months in advance due to a high demand for our field trip programs. It is never too soon to book your field trip. You wouldn’t want to miss out on such an exciting opportunity. 

Download and handout the Notification of Risk form (located on top menu bar) to your students to obtain their parents’/guardians’ permission. Completed Notification of Risks are required prior to allowing participation.  

Participants including teachers and volunteers that are on the floor supervising require a completed Notification of Risk or they are not allowed to participate in the field trip.

2017-2018 Pricing:

Contact our booking specialist for our new pricing.

 What you provide:

  1. Schools & groups are responsible for the transportation of their students to and from our facility.
  2. Each participant is required to provide a completed waiver. This Notification Of Risk must be completed by the parents before arrival at our facility.
    Notification of Risk form is located on our waivers menu bar located on this page.  All participants as well as teachers and volunteers supervising, MUST have a completed Notification of Risk or else they will not be allowed past the gate into the gymnastics floor space.

Ortona’s Rules of Play and Clothing Guidelines:

For the comfort and safety of our visitors, Ortona has several clothing guidelines and rules of play. Please look through them before you visit our facility.

When participating in a class, we request that you follow some simple rules:

  • Notification of Risk forms must be completed and provided to Ortona prior to student/teacher/volunteers being allowed to participate
  • Students should be dressed in loose and comfortable clothing
  • Students should not wear any of the following:
    • Jeans
    • Zippers
    • Buttons
    • Snaps
    • Belts
    • Hats
    • Skirts
    • Dresses
    • Ripped clothing
  • Students should refrain from wearing jewellery (dangling earrings, necklaces, rings, watches etc.)
  • Bare feet only—socks can be left inside footwear
  • Please tie up long hair (boys and girls)
  • No food or drink, and no gum or candy on the gym floor
  • Only water, in a spill-proof water bottle that is not glass, is allowed on the gym floor
  • Name tags are helpful and appreciated by our staff
  • If trampolines are to be part of your circuits: 
    • One at a time on the trampoline
    • Landing feet-first only
    • No loose objects are allowed on the trampolines (balls, hoops etc.)
    • No flipping on the trampolines
  • If a student has an accident, please find a staff member to assist you
  • Ortona has a zero tolerance policy for bullying.

Participants who do not follow these simple rules, will not be allowed to participate.

Invoicing


We strive to provide an active and memorable experience throughout all of our circuits and we ask for your assistance in this manner.

Invoicing  will be completed prior to your field trip(s). It can be paid for online prior to your arrival, at our front desk if requested, or immediately after your field trip(s). Invoicing will be based off of the number of students confirmed 15 days prior to your arrival. To help facilitate our booking process, please provide us with an updated expected number 15 business days prior to your field trip date as we will invoice based on your provided numbers.

If more participants attend than your provided amounts, we will charge you accordingly. We strive to provide an active and memorable experience throughout all of our circuits and we ask for your assistance on this matter.

Cancellation Policy

Field Trip Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your field trip booking(s), you may do so by emailing our Field Trip Coordinator at email: fieldtrips "at" ortonagymnastics.com (replace the "at" with @). The cancellation fee will vary depending on how close the cancellation date is to the field trip(s) date:

1.If you are withdrawing more than twenty-one (21) days before the field trip date, no cancellation fee will be issued.

2.If you are withdrawing more than two (2) days but less than twenty (20) days before the field trip date, 50% of the total scheduled field trip fee will be invoiced to the group.

3.If you are withdrawing within 48 hours of your scheduled field trip date, the cost of the full field trip booked will be invoiced to the group.

Please note: if you cancel two or more scheduled field trips in a school year, you will be required to prepay before we will confirm your booking. 

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