The Airdrie Edge Gymnastics Club is a not-for-profit organization, which was incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta in 1987. It also became a member of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation in the same year, and it is not only in good standing with that organization, but it continues to maintain a positive working relationship.
In the early years, the club rented space from local schools and would set up the equipment and take it down daily. Due to the success of its programs and with the growth of the local population in and around the City of Airdrie, it was able to move to its former 6,000 square foot facility in the Twin Arenas in 1991. That move to a permanent facility was a major factor in the growth of the club over the next 18 years until the club’s success caused it to eventually outgrow that building. Today the club leases a much larger (24,000 square foot) custom-built facility located at Genesis Place, where it moved at the end of 2009.
Currently the Airdrie Edge offers three different core programs aimed at all ages from 18 months through to adult. The largest of these, the Recreational program, is offered in three sessions per year, Fall for 15 weeks, Winter for 15 weeks, and Spring for 9 weeks, in addition to weeklong summer camps in July and August. Within this program, parented and unparented classes are offered for pre-school gymnasts, as well as the very successful badge-based CanGym and CanJump programs for athletes aged 6 and older. We also offer freestyle classes focused on the sport of parkour as well as aerial arts classes. Additionally, the club offers programs aimed at teens and adult drop-in.
The club also offers two competitive programs; Women’s Artistic and Trampoline & Tumbling, both of which are offered on a year-round basis. Both programs have enjoyed a measure of success in recent years with athletes in the Women’s Artistic program competing regionally and provincially and several having qualified to compete at the Provincial Championships over the past few years. The Trampoline and Tumbling program athletes compete at provincial, national, and international levels, with increasing numbers qualifying to represent Alberta at the Western Canada Cup and the Canadian National Championships. The Trampoline and Tumbling program has also had several athletes representing Canada on both the senior and youth teams at World Championships, World Cups, and World Age Group Championships since 2001. In 2010 Corissa Boychuk won the World Championship for women’s Double Mini Trampoline in Metz, France.
Today the club continues to grow and be successful in its mission of providing high quality gymnastics experiences to its more than 1,000 members.