- Refund Policy
- General Information & Policies
- Parent/Guardian Consent of Participation and Waiver
- Concussion Awareness Rowan's Law
- Accessibility Policy
- Accessibility and Accommodations.
- Covid-19 Policies & Procedures:
- Athlete Wellness Check-List (Appendix A)
- Declaration of Compliance (Appendix B)
- We are in compliance with your rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
- For CLASSES, in all cases, fees are non-refundable after the 10 day period (once classes begin). A refund will be issued within the 10 day period, less classes passed and a $50 + HST cancellation fee will apply. Dated, written withdrawal is required. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
- A $25 + HST Admin fee will be charged for all cancellations.
- CAMP Cancellation Policy:
- Camp registration deadlines are generally the Monday before the start of the camp week.
- If cancelled before the registration deadline of the camp week, a $50 + HST cancellation fee will apply (e.g. camp week is Monday, July 15th- Friday, July 19th, must cancel by the registration deadline of Monday, July 8).
- If cancelled after the registration deadline of the camp week, a $50 + HST cancellation fee will apply (e.g. camp week is Monday, July 15th –Friday, July 19th, if cancelled after the registration deadline of Monday, July 8th).
- For camps, in all cases, fees are non-refundable after the camp day has started.
- Dated, written withdrawal is required. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
- Transfers can be made, free of charge, before the registration deadline of the camp week. Any transfers made after the registration deadline will be subject to an additional $25 + HST transfer fee.
- Any late registrations (e.g. after the registration deadline of the camp week) are subject to $25 + HST late registration fee per family.
- If there is a medical reason, a credit will be offered (from the date the Doctor's Note is received) minus classes passed and a $25 + HST cancellation fee will apply. Dated, written withdrawal is required. Doctor's Note is required. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
- In all cases, credits will expire after 1 year.
- In all cases, the annual G.O. Insurance & Registration fee of $41.00 + HST is non-refundable.
- Classes & Camps are confirmed on a first come first served basis.
- Classes & Camps are subject to cancellation or rescheduling at the discretion of Gemini Gymnastics.
- Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
- Make-ups for missed classes/camps are not available due to coach/ athlete class ratios.
- Parents are not permitted in the gym unless participating in a Parent & Tot or Kindergym Program (1 parent per child).
- Children must be picked up on time or a late fee of $10 + HST will be charged.
This agreement is subject to coaches’ availability.
- Gemini Gymnastics is Peanut Free.
- There are no coffee cups allowed, all beverages must be in travel or non-spill containers when in the building.
- Food and drinks are not permitted in the gym area.
- There are washrooms located inside the gym and inside the change room for athletes. Spectator washrooms are located upstairs. If unable to use the stairs, there are accessible washrooms located in the change room.
- Gemini has adopted the “Boomerang” program. This is a program where families are asked to bring all their garbage home with them. This includes all packaging, food waste, and diapers. Our facility is not set up to sort organic matter or even recycle as fully as we can at home, the garbage can be disposed of in a more environmentally friendly manner. By initiating a waste-free, boomerang program, we can work together to support the environment. It significantly reduces food and packaging waste. Uneaten food and waste can become a pest hazard. With the Boomerang Program, organic waste can be returned home and added to the household "green bin".
- Please remember that there are NO SHOES PERMITTED in the change room or the gym area (both athletes and spectators); shoes CAN be worn upstairs in the seating room.
- Please label all belongings including water bottles, clothing, and shoes/boots! Many coats and boots look alike; please be certain the ones you leave with are yours.
- Gemini Gymnastics and our staff are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
- Please make sure to come out of your car to pick your child up, regardless of their age. Children must be picked up on time or a late fee of $10+HST will be charged.
I acknowledge that I am aware that there are risks with gymnastics. I warrant that the participant named on this information form is physically fit to participate in gymnastics. I acknowledge that there is a potential risk for injury involved in gymnastics. I understand that Gemini Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ontario have tried to create a safe and controlled environment for participation and that the club established rules for participation must be followed by the participant at all times. I waive the rights of the participant to damages or other costs in the event injury is caused due to participation in gymnastics or other involvement with the Federation.
I grant permission to Gemini Gymnastics to photograph and/or record my child's image and/or voice on still or motion picture film and/or audiotape, and to use this material to promote Gemini Gymnastics through the media of newsletters, websites, television, film, radio, print and/or display form. I waive any claim to remuneration for use of audio/visual materials used for these purposes.
PLEASE READ - Click on Link - Player Code Of Conduct Concussion
Concussion Awareness Resources
- The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules are effective July 1, 2019. Parents and athletes (under 18), must provide confirmation every year that they have reviewed one of the concussion awareness resource
- You can use this form for parents/coaches to complete as a confirmation of a review of the concussion awareness resources.
- You will be asked to agree to this Policy upon registration.
Call 911 if the person is unconscious, has lost consciousness or had a seizure.
If they are conscious:
- visit an emergency room or a health care practitioner
- contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to get health advice or information
Symptoms may appear hours or days after an injury, especially in children and the elderly. If symptoms appear or persist, visit a physician or nurse practitioner.
This information is not for emergencies. For emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department. It is also not intended to provide medical advice. For advice on health care for concussion symptoms, please consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.
Recognize symptoms of a concussion
Everyone can help recognize a possible concussion if they know what to look for.
A person with a concussion might have any of the signs or symptoms listed below. They might show up right away or hours, or even days later. Just one sign or symptom is enough to suspect a concussion. Most people with a concussion do not lose consciousness.
Common signs and symptoms
- Pressure in the head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Ringing in the ears
- Balance problems
- Tired or low energy
- “Don’t feel right”
Sleeping more or less than usual
- Having a hard time falling asleep
- Not thinking clearly
- Slower thinking
- Feeling confused
- Problems concentrating
- Problems remembering
- Irritability (easily upset or angered)
- Nervous or anxious
“Red flags” may mean the person has a more serious injury. Treat red flags as an emergency and call 911.
Red flags include:
- Neck pain or tenderness
- Double vision
- Weakness or tingling in arms or legs
- Severe or increasing headache
- Seizure or convulsion
- Loss of consciousness (knocked out)
- Vomiting more than once
- Increasingly restless, agitated or aggressive
- Getting more and more confused
What to do if you suspect a concussion
Follow these three steps if you — or someone you know — experiences a blow to the head, face, neck or body and you suspect a concussion. Call 911 if you are concerned the injury is life-threatening, such as the person is unconscious or they had a seizure.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and remove yourself or the athlete from the sport/physical activity, even if you feel OK or they insist they are OK.
Get yourself or the athlete checked out by a physician or nurse practitioner.
Support a gradual return to school and sport.
These resources are not intended to provide medical advice relating to health care. For advice on health care for concussion symptoms, please consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.
About the Concussion Awareness Resources
On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.
If you are an athlete under 26 years of age*, parent of an athlete under 18, coach, team trainer or official and your sports organization has advised that you need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law you need to:
- review any one of Ontario's official concussion awareness resources before registering or serving with your sport organization
- review your sports organization’s Concussion Code of Conduct that they will provide to you; and confirm that you have reviewed both of these resources every year with your sports organization(s)
* Exception: A sport organization that is a University, College of Applied Arts and Technology or other Post-Secondary Institution will be advising athletes of any age that they need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law.
If you are involved in more than one sport
No matter how many sports organizations you register within a given year, you are only required to review a concussion awareness resource once within that year. You are however required to confirm your review of a Concussion Awareness
Resource with each sports organization with which you register.
You are also required to both review and confirm your review of the Concussion Code of Conduct for each sports organization with which you register.
Additional rules will come into effect on July 1, 2020, that require sports organizations to put into place Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocols, to improve concussion safety. You may wish to follow-up with your sports organization about their plans for implementing their protocols.
Concussion Awareness Resources for you to review
Under Rowan’s Law, if your sports organization has requested it, you are required to review one format each year. All three formats contain similar information. Choose the format that suits your learning style. Currently, only the e-booklet is available for your review.
Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet
This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.
You can download and print a copy for reference.
Confirmation receipt for Concussion Awareness Resources
Following your annual review of one of the Concussion Awareness Resources, you may wish to complete this optional form and provide it to your sports organization(s) as proof/confirmation of your review of a Concussion Awareness Resource.
This form might also be useful to you as a reminder to complete your review of one of the Concussion Awareness Resources again next year.
This form will not be saved by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Ontario assumes no responsibility for confirming that you have reviewed the Concussion Awareness Resources.
Other helpful resources about concussion awareness from Parachute Canada:
- Pre-Season Concussion Education Presentation(ppt file will automatically download)
- Concussion Guide for Coaches and Trainers
- Concussion Guide for Athletes
- Concussion Guide for Parents and Caregivers
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Human Rights Code. Gemini Gymnastics will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or the assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Read more about accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities below.
Gemini Gymnastics is happy to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process.
During the hiring process, job applicants selected for an interview will be provided with accommodation.
Please contact Human Resource Services if you require any accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process with Gemini Gymnastics or, at any time, if you require individual accommodation.Back To Top
GYMNASTICS ONTARIO/ GEMINI GYMNASTICS
OPENING PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES
KEEPING FAMILIES SAFE!
Managing the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace requires multiple strategies that must be used in combination to be effective. Business employers/owners, employees and clients/customers all have important roles to play in taking steps to reduce the spread. We will be taking every below listed precaution to keep our employees and customers safe!
We have been running our Competitive Program since the beginning of June with a lot of success. Since then, our Recreational programs were open on July 6th including summer camps.
We are confident that we can have a successful Fall Program despite all of the challenges.
In order to reassure our customers about the safety of our programming, here is some information on how things will be handled within the facility:
Recommendations in Effect
Entering & Exit Facility (Pick-up/Drop-off)
The following steps have been put in place to ensure compliance with the guidelines set out by the Province of Ontario:
Daily Wellness Check-List
If you have answered yes to any of the questions asked during the wellness check you will not be allowed to enter the facility at this time.
During your drop off you and your athlete will be asked if you completed the wellness check before arriving to the gym.
DAILY CHECKLIST FOR ALL ATHLETES AND ANYONE IN ATHLETE’S HOUSEHOLD:
911 Emergency Symptoms – please call 911 or go immediately to the hospital !
Severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words) !
Severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation) !
Feeling confused or unsure of where you are ! Losing consciousness
KEEP HOME/SEND HOME SYMPTOMS:
⃣ Fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
⃣ Cough that's new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
⃣ Barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup)
⃣ Shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
⃣ Sore throat " Difficulty swallowing”
⃣ Runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
⃣ Stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
⃣ Lost sense of taste or smell
⃣ Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
⃣ Digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)
⃣ Muscle aches
⃣ Extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
⃣ Falling down often, weak
APPENDIX B - mailto:email@example.com
DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE – COVID-19
Participant Name (print): ___________________________________________________
Participant’s Parent/Guardian _______________________________________________
(if the participant is younger than the age of majority)
ALL PARTICIPANTS ENTERING THE FACILITY AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES MUST COMPLY WITH THIS DECLARATION
Gymnastics Ontario and its affiliated clubs (collectively the “Organization”) require the disclosure of exposure or illness is in order to safeguard the health and safety of all participants and limit the further spread of COVID-19. This Declaration of Compliance will be kept safely, and personal information will not be disclosed unless as required by law or with your consent.
A participant (or the participant’s parent/guardian, if the participant is younger than the age of majority) who is unable to agree to the terms outlined in this document is not permitted to enter the Organization’s facilities or participate in the Organization’s activities, programs, or services.
I, the undersigned being the participant named above and the participant’s parent/guardian (if the participant is younger than the age of majority), hereby acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this document:
The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and requires all participants (or their parent/guardian, when applicable) to adhere to the compliance standards described in this document.
The participant has not been diagnosed with COVID-19. OR If the participant was diagnosed with COVID-19, the participant was cleared as noncontagious by provincial or local public health authorities.
If the participant is a front-line worker (such as hospital staff, long term care staff, or other individual who interacts with individuals who have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19) or required to travel outside of Canada, the participant has worn proper and approved Personal Protective Equipment at all times whenever they interacted with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
If the participant is not a front-line worker or travelled outside of Canada, they have not been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
The participant is attending or participating voluntarily and understands the risks associated with COVID-19. The participant (or the participant’s parent/guardian, on behalf of the participant (when applicable) agrees to assume those risks, including but not limited to exposure and being infected.
The participant has not, nor has anyone in the participant’s household, experienced any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days (including fever, new or worsening cough, fatigue, chills and body aches, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, pink eye, or loss of taste or smell).
If the participant experiences, or if anyone in the participant’s household experiences, any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 after submitting this Declaration of Compliance, the participant will immediately isolate, notify the Organization, and not attend any of the Organization’s facilities, activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced.
The participant is following recommended guidelines, including but not limited to, practicing physical distancing, trying to maintain separation of six feet from others, adhering to recognized hygiene best practices, and otherwise limiting exposure to COVID-19.
The participant will follow the safety, physical distancing, and hygiene protocols of the Organization.
This document will remain in effect until the Organization, per the direction of the provincial government and provincial health officials, determines that the acknowledgements in this Declaration of Compliance are no longer required.
The Organization may remove the participant from the facility or from participation in the activities, programs or services of the Organization at any time and for any reason if the Organization believes, in its sole discretion, that the participant is no longer in compliance with any of the standards described in this document.
Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ___________________
Participant (If the age of majority)
Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ___________________
Parent/Guardian (if the participant is younger than the age of majority)
APPENDIX C - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
GYMNASTICS ONTARIO and Gemini Gymnastics
INFORMED CONSENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
2020-2021WARNING! Please rehis document, you will assume certain risks and responsibilities
Participant’s Name: ________________________________________
This is a binding legal agreement. Clarify any questions or concerns before signing. As a participant in the sport of gymnastics and the spectating, orientation, instruction, activities, competitions, programs, and services of Gymnastics Ontario and Gemini Gymnastics (collectively the “Activities”), the undersigned, being the Participant and the Participant’s Parent/Guardian (if Participant is under 18 years old), (collectively the “Parties”), acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this document.
Gymnastics Ontario, Gemini Gymnastics, and their respective Directors, Officers, committee members, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and representatives (collectively the “Organization”).
We have read and agree to be bound by paragraphs 1 and 2
Description and Acknowledgement of Risks
The Parties understand and acknowledge that:
The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards, and dangers that no amount of care, caution or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury.
The Organization may offer or promote online programming (such as webinars, remote conferences, workshops, and online training) which have different foreseeable and unforeseeable risks than in-person programming.
The Organization has a difficult task to ensure safety and it is not infallible. The Organization may be unaware of the Participant’s fitness or abilities, may give incomplete warnings or instructions, may misjudge weather or environmental conditions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Organization cannot guarantee that the Participant will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in the Activities could increase the Participant’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards and may be exposed to such risks, dangers, and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to:
Privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage.
Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques and exerting and stretching various muscle groups.
Vigorous physical exertion, strenuous cardiovascular workouts, and rapid movements.
The failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment or apparatus.
Failure to follow instructions or rules.
Serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other aspects of the Participant’s body or to the Participant’s general health and well-being.
Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations.
Concussion or other head injuries, including but not limited to, closed head injury or blunt head trauma.
Physical contact with other participants, spotters, spectators, equipment, and hazards.
Collisions with walls, any gymnastics apparatus, floors, or mats.
Falling, tumbling, or hitting any gymnastics apparatus, the floor, mats, or other surfaces.
Failure to act safely or within the Participant’s ability or designated areas.
Negligence of other persons, including other spectators, participants, or employees.
Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Activities.
Contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease.
We have read and agree to be bound by paragraphs 3 and 4
In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate in the Activities, the Parties agree:
That when the Participant practices or trains in their own space, the Parties are responsible for the Participant’s surroundings and the location and equipment that is selected for the Participant.
That the Participant’s mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the Activities and the Parties assume all risks related to the Participant’s mental and physical condition.
To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities.
To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment.
The risks associated with the Activities are increased when the Participant is impaired, and the Participant will not participate if impaired in any way.
That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and the Participant may be exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19.
In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate, the Parties agree:
That the Parties are not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or their agents, whether in brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities.
That the Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to the Participant’s vehicle, property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the Activities; and
That this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the Province of Ontario and if any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
The Parties agree that in the event that they file a lawsuit against the Organization, they agree to do so solely in the Province of Ontario.
We have read and agree to be bound by paragraphs 5 to 7
The Parties acknowledge that they have read this Agreement and understand it, that they have executed this Agreement voluntarily, and that this Agreement is to be binding upon themselves, their heirs, their spouses, parents, guardians, next of kin, executors, administrators and legal or personal representatives.
_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________
Name of Participant (print) Signature of Participant Date of Birth
Name of Parent or Guardian (print) Signature of Parent or Guardian Date