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September Pizza Fun Night!

Join us for our first Pizza Fun Night of the school year! It’ll be Friday, September 20 from 6:30-9:30. Ages 4-14. $12 members, $15 nonmembers.

2013 Aug PFN

Gk Sale – August 2013

Have the kids outgrown those leotards or shorts? Check out our August deals below.

Deal #1- Buy any regularly priced GK leo and get 25% off a second GK leo!

Deal #2- Get a free scrunchie when you buy a pair of regularly priced GK shorts.


Need a daytime class for your little guys?


Our afternoon and evening classes work great for many parents, but we know some have schedules that are better accommodated by morning classes. With this in mind, we’re excited to announce that this fall we’ll be offering a of couple daytime Kinder Gem classes on Fridays.

Friday Morning Times & Classes:

Kinder Gem 3 – 9:45-10:30 am

Kinder Gem 4 & 5- 10:30-11:30 am

August Open Gym

Let the kids escape the heat at our next open gym with candy, soda, and fun! It’ll be Friday, August 2 from 6 to 8. $7 members and $9 nonmembers. Ages 4 to 14.

August Open Gym

Congrats to the New All Star Squad!

diamondWe want to congratulate the following athletes on making the 2013/14 Gem City All Star Cheer Squad! Hope and I truly enjoyed the tryout process. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming year.

2013/14 Cheer Squad:

Calissa Cormier
Makenna Gray
Olivia Hoebing
Kylie Jones
Shelby Lahr
Amber Leonard
Ashley Leonard
Sophia Marcola
Kayla McElroy
Savannah Nash
Sierra Nash
Kaylyn Orpet-Hulett
Brenna Phillips
Lindsey Schafer
Kelsey Shires
Sophie Soltwedel

2013 Level 5 State Meet Results

Coaches Kiki Backoff, Hope Cernea, and Jacob Huff are picture with the entire 2012-2013 gymnastics team.

Coaches Kiki Backoff, Hope Cernea, and Jacob Huff are picture with the entire 2012-2013 gymnastics team.

We’re busy preparing for the state tumbling meet we’re hosting on May 18. (Read more about it here.) But we wanted to take some time to highlight how our level 5 gymnasts performed in Peoria at their state meet. We’re very proud of all their hard work!

Read individual results below.

Sydney Stupavsky

3rd Place – Beam

5th Place – Floor

9th Place – All Around

Maggie Schutte

3rd Place – Vault

9th Place – Uneven Bars

3rd Place – Floor

4th Place – All Around

Baylee Arnold

6th Place – Vault

7th Place – Floor

7Th Place – All Around

Isabella Anderson

11th Place – Beam

Mary Farmer

2nd Place – Beam

May 2013 Newsletter

Read our current newsletter to find out about our May sale, summer field trips, and the 2013 AAU Illinois Trampoline & Tumbling Championship!


Tumbling Team Competes at USTA Southern Illinois State

great jobGem City’s tumbling team competed this past Sunday at the USTA Southern Illinois State competition in Highland,Illinois.

This is our biggest tumbling meet of the season with over 900 athletes competing! Our downstate competitors performed well with nearly all qualifying for USTA nationals. Athletes must place 10th or higher to qualify. Find out about individual athlete placement below.

USTA Souther Illinois State Results:

1st – Maggie Schutte, Sub-advanced girls ages 13-14

2nd – Dawson Nash, Advanced boys all ages

3rd – Mick Bramlett, Advanced boys all ages

3rd – Brianna Barnes, Novice girls age 12

6th – Bella Soltwedel, Sub-novice girls ages 13-14

6th – Audrey Kaufman, Novice girls age 10

6th – Reagan Smyser, Sub-novice girls age 10

10th – Emily Lennox, Novice girls age 7

11th – Abbey Redd, sub-novice girls age 7

19th – Jaden Essig, sub-novice girls age 10

28th – Sierra Nash, intermediate girls ages 11-12

Don’t know what this tumbling team thing is? Read more about Gem City’s tumbling team here.