The National Gymnastics Association (NGA) announced they will host their first annual National Gymnastics Festival at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on June 9-13, 2021. The event will include the National Championships for both men and women, an Education and Wellness Summit, and a Supplier Marketplace.
“We are excited to be working with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission and Visit Orlando to host the NGA National Gymnastics Festival in Orlando,” said Linda Barclay, President and CEO of the National Gymnastics Association. “With COVID preventing a true gymnastics season, we are looking forward to providing a competition and educational opportunity for our NGA family and putting the fun back into gymnastics with all that Orlando has to offer.”
The National Gymnastics Festival is expected to bring approximately 1,000 + athletes, coaches, gymnastics professionals and judges from around the country together to celebrate the first year of the NGA organization. The Education and Wellness Summit will feature lectures related to men’s and women’s gymnastics programming as well as business, wellness and other specialized sessions for athletes and parents. The Supplier Marketplace will host various gymnastics vendors, offering equipment and merchandise for NGA clubs across the U.S.
“On behalf of the entire destination, we are thrilled to welcome the National Gymnastics Festival to Orlando this summer. We have a long record of successfully and safely hosting in-person group events in Orlando, and look forward to hosting hundreds of gymnastics athletes, coaches, judges and industry professionals for this inaugural event,” said Casandra Matej, President and CEO of Visit Orlando. “The event’s host venue, the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, recently secured its GBAC Star accreditation, the gold standard of safety and sanitation, and we are confident that our local businesses, event organizers and attendees will continue to prioritize safety for this in-person event.”
“We are delighted to welcome the National Gymnastics Association to Orlando for their inaugural festival,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “Rosen Shingle Creek will provide a fantastic setting for the event, and we are confident the athletes and their families will have a tremendous experience throughout their visit to Orange County.”
About the National Gymnastics Association
The National Gymnastics Association is an Indiana, non-profit organization founded in 2020 to provide a fun and affordable competitive gymnastics program that allows athletes of all ages and levels to achieve their own personal goals. NGA offers an alternative gymnastics program for clubs around the country, with a simplified format and unified rules and deductions. For more information, visit nationalgym.org.
About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents?over?1,100 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.
About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,450 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com.