Fernie Gymnastics new equipment

A donation from Teck allowed the Fernie Gymnastics program to purchase new equipment for developmental gymnastics.

A donation from Teck allowed the Fernie Gymnastics program to purchase new equipment for developmental gymnastics.

The Fernie Gymnastics program is enjoying some new equipment thanks to a donation from Teck.  The program has been successfully running through the City of Fernie for many years with limited equipment that includes a high beam, low beam, spring boards and some landing mats.

This year the program was able to purchase an inflatable tumbling track, a fitness wheel, a floor strip for tumbling as well as a mini-bar setup for kids.  The City is hosting the program in the Max Turyk facilities in the old library space.

There still is some work to do but now that the participation base has increased by 60 gymnasts, we are hoping to continue to fund raise to improve the space.  For now the goals of the program are fun, fitness and fundamentals. A full gymnastics setup that could support a competitive program costs $70,000 for just bars, beam, floor and vault.  Teck’s $7000 contribution allowed the program to purchase equipment that focuses on developmental gymnastics.

The program is being coached by Cathy Korne and Carissa Hart on Mondays and Saturdays.  For more information and to register, please call the Aquatic Centre.


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