Friday, 16 December 2011

Horizon LEAP Event

The first LEAP event of the year was a success! We sent five girls in two different levels. It was Katy Ludviksen’s and Emily Arcand’s first times testing in bronze and they both did very well, scoring in the 60’s. Isabel Fuller passed her Copper level and received her pin! Adrienne Lee and Yasmine Illes  both passed one component of their copper pin and were close to passing both components.

  Isabel got full points on puck roll
  Yasmine got full points on pullover and cast-toe-on-dismount
  All three copper girls got full points on back walkover
  Both bronze girls got full points on back hip circle
  Emily full points on front handspring,cartwheel straight jump

Great job girls!  

Erin - FHS front tuck!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Abigail - Second half of her bar routine!

Diana - Double twist!

Emma B. - First giants on the double bars!

Trials to National Stream Cup Results

Capital City rocked the National Stream Cup Trials this weekend in Red Deer.  We came away with both the 1st place finish in National Novice and National Open.  Capital City also got the 1st place coaching spot on both teams.  Alyson Arcand and Ayrie Freedman made the National Novice team, and Haley Brannon and Brooke Wilchuck made the National Open team.

National Novice highlights:
  • Alyson Arcand and Ayrie Freedman finished 1st and 2nd in the AA, and this was their 1st National Novice competition!
  • Alyson Arcand also recieved 1st on beam and 2nd on floor.
  • Ayrie Freedman got 1st on vault and 2nd on bars.
  • Chloe Harrison finished 1st on floor and 2nd on vault.
National Novice AA
National Novice - Floor Awards
National Open highlights:
  • Haley Brannon got 1st AA by almost 2 points, and Haley placed in the top 3 on every event!
  • Brooke Wilchuck connected her series on beam and got 5th on beam and 5th in the AA.
  • Trinity Parker landed her double tuck on floor and got 7th on floor.  
  • Sara McLean only competed 2 events due to a hamstring injury.  Sara got 5th on bars.
 National Open AA

 Great work Capital City athletes and coaches!  Thank you Kristi for coming to help and support our girls.  We love seeing you :)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

AWG Trials Results

Congratulations to all 4 of our girls who competed at Trials to Alberta Winter Games.

Juliana Minervini and Brooklynn Hyland competed Saturday, December 10th in the P2 North category.  The girls did great, and out of 54 girls Brooklynn came 6th AA and Juliana 12th AA.  They also rocked floor coming away with 2 medals - Juliana 1st and Brooklynn 3rd!  Brooklyn made the Zone 6 Level 2 Alberta Winer Games team and Juliana is the team alternate. 

Katie Chaput and Alex Jelinski competed Sunday, December 11th in the P4 North category.  Alex Jelinski did an awesome tsuk pike and fantastic floor.  Alex got 1st on vault, 1st on floor, and 1st AA.  Katie Chaput also did 2 great vaults, clean bars, and beautiful floor.  Katie got 2nd on floor, 2nd on bars, and 5th AA.  Alex made the Zone 6 Level 3/4 Alberta Winter Games team. 

Great work ladies!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Good luck to all our girls competing this weekend in Red Deer for AWG Trials and National Stream Cup Trials. GO CAPITAL CITY GO!!

Katie C. - Stalder!

Raquel - Free hip into toe on toe off!

Christmas & New Years Training

Katie/Ovidiu's Group
  • Jan 2nd - OFF
  • Jan 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th - 9:00-1:00pm
  • Jan 9th - back to regular training

Krystal's Older Group:
  • Jan 2nd - OFF
  • Jan 3rd - 1:00-5:00pm
  • Jan 4th - OFF
  • Jan 5th, 6th , & 7th - 10:00-2:00pm
  • Jan 9th - back to regular training

Taren's Comp Group:
  • Jan 2nd - OFF
  • Jan 3rd & 5th - 10:00-2:00pm
  • Jan 6th - 1:00-5:00pm
  • Jan 7th - 10:00-2:00pm
  • Jan 9th - back to regular training

Taren's LEAP Group:
  • Jan 4th & 6th - training 10:00-1:00pm
  • Jan 11th - back to regular training

Pre Novice Group:
  • Jan 3rd - 9:00-1:00pm
  • Jan 4th - 10:00-2:00pm
  • Jan 6th & 7th  - 10:30-2:30pm
  • Jan 10th - back to regular training

Tara's Group:
  • Jan 2nd - 1:00-5:00pm
  • Jan 3rd & 4th - 12:00-4:00pm

Georgia's LEAP Group:
  • Jan 2nd, 4th, and 6th - 10:00-1:00pm  
  • Jan 7th - 11:00-2:00pm
  • Jan 9th - back to regular training
  • ** Reminder - Georgia's group days change starting Jan 9th due to her school schedule.  Training will be Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.  

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Allison B. - Cartwheel back tuck dismount!

Massilia Cup - More pics and videos!

Marisa's - VA in AA competition

Marisa - UB in AA competition

Marisa - BB in AA competition

Marisa - FX in AA competition

Brielle - VA in AA competition

Brielle - BB in AA competition

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Attn: Girls Attending Alberta Winter Games Trials

Capital City parent's who have a daughter trying out for the AWG please bring $40.00 cash to the Trials.  

There will be a mandatory meeting following the awards of each session for the parents of each team member.  This meeting will address the registration procedure for team members attending the Alberta Winter Games in Spruce Grove in February.  Parents of team members will need to fill out waiver forms and pay the $40 Alberta Winter Games registration fee at this mandatory meeting.

This fee will go towards offsetting the costs related to transportation, accommodation, meals, zone identification vests, medals, athlete entertainment, and sport competitions.

Our Think Pink Goal = $5,500
Total Raised to Date = $3,793
  • $2,509 from our Silpada Fall Fundraiser
  • $500 from Think Pink! Movie Night
  • $355 from Donations
  • $125 from Change to Make a Change Jar ... so far!
  • $304 from Think Pink Table at our Ed's Silent Auction Night
Thank you all for your participation so far.  We have approx 3 months to go and $1707 left to raise to reach our goal.  We can do it!  

Monday, 21 November 2011

Massilia Cup

Our High Performance Junior girls Marisa Dick (14) and Brielle Wilchuck (15) competed at the prestigious Massilia Cup in Marseille, France from November 18-20th.  For their first international competition the girls remained composed and had great results.  Marisa finished 3rd on vault in finals competing against Russian world champion members!  Her hard work paid off with a consistent all around finish of 14th and no falls!  Brielle managed to work through a painful foot injury and stuck her beam routine and vault for an all around finish of 37th.  Congrats girls!

Marisa's Award Ceremony

Brielle, Marisa, and Demi (from Stampede City) coming home!

Check out Marisa in print:
AA Results:

Alyson - New high to low skill!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Olivia Tyrrell's Triple Flip Photo Shoot!

Olivia was in the most recent Flip Girl Photo Shoot that was held at West Edmonton Mall!  Check out this link for more photos!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Chrizel - Press to handstand!

Kelly Manjak Training Camp

Some of our coaches and athletes attending a training camp at the GO Center last weekend with Olympic Coach Kelly Manjak.  The camp was fantastic and we learned lots!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Think Pink! Movie Night - Huge Success!

Thank you to all our competitive athletes and their friends who came out to support our Think Pink Movie Night.  The event had a great turn out and we were able to sell a little over 100 tickets!  And a thank you to all the people involved in helping organize this great event.  
Thanks Cindy for all your help on our Think Pink campaign
 Thanks Robin for putting together the movie set up

Isabelle L. - 1 1/2 twist!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Training on Remembrance Day Long Weekend

  • Katie/Ovidiu's group - 9:00-1:00pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Krystal's Pre Novice group - 1:00-5:00pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Krystal's Older Comp group9:00-1:00pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Taren's LEAP group - 10:00-1:00pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Taren's Comp group  - 1:00-5:00pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Tara's Comp group  - 12:30-4:30pm on Friday, November 11th and training will be cancelled on Saturday, November 12th
  • Georgia's LEAP group -training will be cancelled on Friday, November 11th, and training on Saturday, November 12th will be normal time (11:00-2:00pm)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Chloe - Blind change!

Pink Invitational Final Schedule

The Pink Invitational's entire schedule is now posted on their website -

** Shannon Miller Autograph Times:
Sunday 10-10:30am, 1:30-2:00pm, 4:30-5:00pm

** Please bring our competition suit's pink scrunchie and ribbons to the Pink Invitational.  

** It is important that all the girls attend the awards for Session 1 in our tracksuit.  Awards for Session 1 are Friday at 11:35am in Gym A.  

** TRAINING:  There is no gymnastics club close to the Convention Center,  except a University gym. We are not able to train at the University because of their recruiting rules.  For all the girls that are in Philly On Thursday, Feb 23rd we will be going to a Cross Training Gym, that is in close walking distance from the Convention Center, to do some conditioning, stretching, and basics.  Please meet us there at 2:00pm and we will be done around 4:00pm.  Please provide your daughter with $10.00 for the Drop In fee.  Please bring a training suit, or workout tank top and shorts.  Here is the address:

Fusion Cross Training
105 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Entrance on Sansom Stree

Answers to questions I have been asked:
- There will be sort of an opening ceremonies before each session.  
- There will be speakers sprinkled throughout the weekend, but I don't have that schedule yet.  

The 2012 Official Pink Invitational Leotard:
Suits will be picked up by Taren one hour before each session begins.  

Here is when CCGC is competiting:
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gym A
Sess 1

Parkettes, Will-Moor, Columbia, Ultimate, Silvia’s, Capital City, Carroll, Win-Win, Flips, Devlin, EnVision

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Gym A
Sess 5

Cumberland, Delaware Valley, Win-Win, Silvia’s, Conrad’s, St. Mary’s, Columbia, LARA, Atlantic Coast, Capital City (Nicole, Emma P., & Juliana)
Sess 6

Paramount, Parkettes, APEX, John Pancott, Northeast, North Shore, Capital City (Cassidi & Natalie), Win-Win, Uzelac

Gym B
Sess 18

GTC, Skyline, Atlantic Coast, Nastics, Capital City, Arcadia, Harford, Fairland, Legends, Parkettes, Ultimate, Northern Elite

Gym C
Sess 32
Jets, Team Lightning, Capital City, Atlantic Coast, First State, Harford, AJS Pancott, Paramount, Action, Columbia, Skyline, Northeast, Arcadia, Conrad’s, Devlin, Cherry Hill, Flips, Gym Dandy’s

Shannon Miller is Coming to Pink!
Shannon Miller remains the most decorated American gymnast, male or female, in history. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 all-time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympics Hall of Fame - twice! We are thrilled to have Shannon joining us for our Sunday sessions and know she will inspire all those in attendance. 

 National Anthem Singers Needed 
Think you've got the pipes? We love to feature the vocal talent in the gymnastics community and need singers to perform the National Anthem at the Pink Invitational sessions. If you are a coach, judge, parent, gym owner, or gymnast and would like to be considered, please contact us at We would love to hear a demo, too. So if you have a video on YouTube or Facebook, just let us know. 

Philly Food
The Pink Invitational is just over a month away! Whether you are visiting the city for the first time, or you go there all the won't want to miss the Reading Terminal Market. The indoor farmers market covers one city block and features baked goods, sandwiches, fish, poultry, flowers and so much more! Located right next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this incredible experience is only a short walk away. For more information, you can visit their website by clicking on the link below. Bon appetit!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Think Pink! Movie Night

A reminder about our Think Pink! Movie Night coming up this Saturday November 5th!!  This fun evening is for ALL competitive athletes & their friends, and is an adult not required event!! All the proceeds from ticket sales for this event will be donated on behalf of our club to the Pink Invitational that 28 of our female athletes will be attending. Athletes are invited to come to the gym, bring a friend or two, for some fun gym time – and then to kick back on the mats, hang out, and enjoy a movie... projected onto the wall!  Popcorn is provided!  No limit on the number of tickets per family as well (minimum age is 6!  Check out the link for more information. Think Pink Movie Night
Although we will be selling tickets right up to the time of the event and at the door, it would be very helpful for planning purposes to know how many kids to expect!  Please see the office when you are there next to purchase your tickets for your children and their friends.  Looking forward to seeing you all out to the event.... and don’t forget to wear PINK!