Thanks to everyone for their patience as we wait for construction work to be completed. Crews have been stalled waiting for the movement of other tenants in the complex, but we’re hopeful that things will start to progress at a faster pace now that fall is here. Stay tuned for more updates!
A warm welcome to all our returning athletes and families and a special welcome to those who are just joining us. It’s hard to believe that summer is over — we enjoyed our first season of camps and also saw our competitive athletes make great progress in their training. This newsletter marks the start of a new season and new goals, and it’s our effort to stay in touch with you. One of the ways we want Resolute to succeed is through regular communication — the Resolute Report will tell you what’s going on at the club, remind you about upcoming events, and help you get to know our coaches and athletes. It’s a work in progress, so don’t hesitate to tell us what you’d like to see in the newsletter and what would help you and your family make the most of the Resolute experience. Send us your photos, ask us questions and let us know what you think.
— The Resolute Team
- Sept. 4: Labour Day, no clasess
- Sept. 5: First day of fall session classes
- Oct. 6: PD Day camp
- Oct. 9: Thanksgiving Monday, no classes
- Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Halloween dress-up week
- Nov. 24: PD Day camp
- Nov. 27-Dec. 3: Parents’Week
- Dec. 3: Last day of fall session
- Dec. 5: First day of winter session
The Resolute Centre is our complex at 150 Katimavik Rd. in Kanata that offers many activities (and will offer more in the days ahead, once our expansion is complete). However, all gymnastics programs — recreational and competitive — fall under the umbrella of Rideau.
To mark Gymnastics Day later this month, and as a part of our commitment to full communication with parents, we are hosting a special Meet the Coaches night. This will be a chance for you to hear about our coaches’ goals for this season, their coaching philosophies and also give you time for a little Q&A. Meet all our incredible coaches, mingle with other parents and enjoy some coffee and dessert. Whether you were with us from day 1 or are contemplating one of our programs for your child, this is a great chance for you to meet our team and get to know our coaches, and our sport, a little better. Join us Thursday, September 14th at 7:30-8:30 pm.
It is important to arrive a few minutes before your child’s class begins in order to be present when their coach begins the class. Once classes begin, coaches do not have the ability to check for late arrivals. It is very important to wait with your child until their class starts as we do not offer supervision in our waiting area before or after classes. Our coaches are trained to never leave a child alone in the building, or to let a child walk out the doors without a parent. You must always come into the facility to pick up your child 5 minutes before their class finishes. If you know you are going to be late, we would appreciate a quick call in advance. Please try to be on time.
Each class ends five minutes prior to the time that is on the schedule. These five minutes are used to ensure that each child is accounted for after class and to give our coaches a chance to to refresh, answer a quick question or two and prepare for their next class.
Please be aware that some people using our facilities (athletes as well as day guests) have severe nut allergies – it is not just consuming nuts, but also coming into contact with nuts that can cause a risk to their health. Please help us keep everyone safe by refraining from bringing nuts or products containing nuts into Resolute Center.
We recommend that athletes wear clothing that is comfortable, and that allows freedom of movement. This includes shorts, T- shirts, leotards or leggings. Socks and jewelry are not to be worn while in the gym, and long hair must always be tied back out of the face. (A ponytail or braid and some Dollar-store barrettes will do the trick nicely!)
Never hesitate to communicate with your child’s coach if you have any concerns, or simply want an update on your child’s progress. Our coaches may sometimes have back-to-back classes and will not always be able to speak with you immediately before or after your child’s class. However, they are always open to setting up a time to meet with you. Just speak with one of our staff members in person, by phone or email, or simply send a note with your child. You can always reach us by email at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Has your gymnast outgrown his or her gymnastics clothing? Big or small, we’ll take it all! Just bring your gently used gym gear to our consignment rack, tagged with your name and price. When someone purchases your items, we’ll hold the money for you until the next time you’re at the gym. Your child does not need to be a member of Rideau Gymnastics to take advantage — anyone can participate. Right now we are in need of sizes 4-10 but have lots in size 10 and up. Take a look at the back of your closet and see what you might like to sell!
Don’t be alarmed if you see your child repeating the basics! Your child is learning and progressing — trust us. It’s important to remember that in gymnastics, it’s critical that athletes repeat key skills to develop the proper technique and master basic gymnastics concepts.
In between newsletters, the best place to get updates is through our social media accounts, especially Facebook (Resolute Gymnastics Centre) and Instagram (@resolute_center). And be sure to send us any photos that you’d like us to feature on social media — we want to how off all our athletes at all levels!