Imagine Gymnastics Club (Formally Olds Gymnastics Club (OGC) and Carstairs Gymnastics Club (CGC)) is a non-profit club that is committed to cultivating and evolving resilient athletes. OGC and CGC have been training exceptional athletes since 1977 & Imagine Gymnastics is a continuation of that legacy. We believe in physical literacy, healthy lifestyles and positive body image.
We teach kids first, and gymnastics second. We invest in our relationships and support each other through times of celebration and times of defeat. We lean on each other.
We know that the ingredients for successful gymnasts include grace, discipline, mental & physical agility, and persistence. We can achieve great things when we stay the course.
We also believe in having fun! Fun is such an important component of all sports. Otherwise, why would we be here? We love gymnastics and aren’t afraid to show it! Gymnastics can be a very technical and challenging sport, which is why having a sense of humour and getting silly sometimes is critical. It’s important to really enjoy what you’re doing, so you can be emotionally invested and mentally present. Sometimes you just need a good laugh to help you re-focus when things go sideways.
Our coaching staff are passionate about what they do and are life-long learners; continuously improving their own skills so they can bring perspective and expertise to IGC. Continuing Education is a requirement of our staff and our commitment to you, the athlete. We live our values and walk our talk.
How We Roll
Imagine Gymnastics Club (IGC) strives to create a safe & positive environment that empowers and equips our athletes to succeed, not only in their gymnastics goals, but in life as well. We endeavor to create a sense of belonging and inclusion for athletes of all ages & abilities. We resolve to be family and community oriented in all that we do.
IGC envisions a world where children can realize their athletic potential, creating wellness for themselves, their families and their communities – now and in the future.
Integrity: We are open and transparent in our communities, relationships, and actions. We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical behaviours in our dealings with our athletes and their families, our partners and sponsors, and with our community.
Respect: We respect those around us by being patient and kind, and by lifting each other up. We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We show ourselves respect by cultivating a positive body-images and attitudes.
Empowerment: We empower our athletes with skill, resources, opportunity and motivation. We believe that fun is an essential component of sport. Through sport, we foster a sense of well-being so that real and positive change becomes possible. Courage, resilience & tenacity are the first steps to any great endeavour – in gymnastics and in life.
Excellence: Life is a gift, and every day is a new opportunity. We strive to be the best we can be – today - in all our many roles; as coaches, as administrators, as athletes, as family and community members. We are life-long learners. We are committed to stretching and reaching, honing and refining our skills, for our community, our club & ourselves.
In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge that IGC is located on the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations. We acknowledge the members of the Metis community and specifically, the Métis Nation Region Three.
Finally, in the spirit of reconciliation and because we are all treaty people, we also acknowledge all people of Olds and Carstairs who make our homes in the traditional Treaty 7 territory of Central and Southern Alberta.