THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Five athletes from Ultimate Gymnastics are gearing up to head south next week to represent their club at the Ontario Championships.
Hosted by Windsor’s Rose City Gymnastics, the 2015 Gymnastics Ontario Women’s Artistic Ontario Championships will be held at the University of Windsor’s St Denis Centre from April 9-12th.
Earning their way to berths in Windsor are; Julie Bica (Level 6 – Age 13), Cassandra Boyer (Level 7 – Age 14/15), Emily Ukrainec (Level 8 – Age 10/11), Kathleen Varey (Level 8 – Age 14+) and Aimee-Leigh Balec (Level 8 – Age 14+).
Balec’s efforts over the course of the qualifying season have also earned her a spot in the Level 8 Individual Event Finals, ranking inside the Top 8 (5th place) on the year for Balance Beam.
To qualify for Ontario Championships, athletes were required to attend three qualifying meets in Southern Ontario over the course of the year and score high enough to earn a Top 32 overall finish in their respective age and level categories.
Ultimate Gymnastics is Thunder Bay’s newest private gymnastics facility offering children of all ages and skill level the opportunity to learn the sport of gymnastics as well as Parkour, Cheer, Dance and Tumbling.
Official Gymnastics Ontario rankings can be found at www.gymnasticsontario.ca.