The Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club is getting ready to have their official grand opening at their new home on Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“It is National Gymnastics Week, so a great week to celebrate gymnastics in Golden,” said head coach Christine Muise.
On that day the club will be having an official ribbon cutting at about 4:45 p.m. while giving out participation passports for anyone interested in being a gymnast.
Gymnasts will be doing demonstrations in tumbling, bars and other events. There will be a bake sale and people are asked to bring an item for the food bank.
“We will also be starting a penny drive for people to drop off their pennies. I am willing to try to do 100 giants on the high bar for your pennies.” Muise said. “We have been loving our new home. The extra time we have for classes has allowed the club to grow in number of registrations as well as in the depth of the athletes training at more serious levels.”
Muise also explained why having a permanent place has been a great help for the club.
“The biggest benefit of having a permanent place is the reality that the equipment does not have to be set up and taken down each day. This is saving us a great deal of time and obvious wear on the equipment. It means that there are more available time spaces to offer programming and options for future opportunities abound,” she said.
The event is open to the whole community and people are welcome to come by and see the facility.