COVID-19 Updates

Club Closures: The Government of Manitoba declared a State of Emergency on March 20, and the immediate closure of all wellness centres offering physical activities, gyms, fitness centres and athlete clubs and training facilities is mandated. Therefore, all rhythmic gymnastics clubs are required to close.

Training Facilities: The University of Manitoba will be keeping facilities closed through spring, with all rentals from now until Tuesday, June 30th to be cancelled. While they continue to monitor the situation, they hope to be able to resume operations by Thursday, July 2nd. They will not be rescheduling any bookings at this time.

Canadian Championships: Gymnastics Canada has decided to post-pone the Canadian National Championships that were scheduled for May. GymCan memo. Gymnastics Canada is sharing event updates on a dedicated part of their website. Please visit it here: http://gymcan.org/news/details/2020_Gymcan_Covid_EN

Local Events: In addition to the club training, the Manitoba Provincial Championships and Provincial Gymnaestrada will be postponed or cancelled. RGM will try to reschedule events to a date that fits with the changes to the national calendar.

Modified events:

Competition 1 Theory Course will take place as scheduled, but will be offered online

The Annual General Meeting will take place as scheduled but we are exploring options to offer the AGM online.

The Awards ceremony for the Order of Sports Excellence will be delayed since the Provincial Championships will not have taken place.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

In response to the ongoing concern from coronavirus (COVID-19) Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba will be cancelling all sanctioned events prior to March 31st, 2020. 

Western Regional Championships

Both Eastern and Western Regional Championships have been cancelled. Please note that Gymnastics Canada has created a page on its website to keep the community up-to-date on the latest developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please consult this page for any and all updates:

GymCan staff, along with the Technical Program Committee, will amend the qualification structure for Canadian Championships and will communicate the updated structure in the near future.

Practices

We have received official notice that all bookings at the University of Manitoba have been cancelled effective Friday, March 13 at 10 p.m. Clubs have received notice from the Winnipeg School Division that permits are cancelled through to April 13.

RGM is recommending that clubs cancel practices to mitigate risk. RGM will continue to monitor the status of this and will provide updates when available.

Future Events

Future events such as the Provincial Championships and coaching courses will be reviewed at an on-going basis and will provide an update when one is available.

Kim Pfeil

Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba, President

Laura Thomas

Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba, Executive Director