Great West Gym Fest
We are already getting entries for 2019(!), so get your form in to reserve your spots! After we have received your registration form and non-refundable deposit, we will email you the link for the online registration! *DOWNLOAD THE 2018 ENTRY FORM HERE!*
Tickets for all 2018 sessions and special events will open NOVEMBER 2018! If any tickets are left over we will sell them at the door but many sessions and activities including Big Show Events finals, Ice cream socials, athlete’s dance party etc usually sell out in advance every year. Get yours soon!
Please check the updated links on our site to the Parent Packets & the Coaches Packets to stay up to date for 2018. It’s gunna be another amazing year!
Consistently rated the most fun, athlete AND parent friendly meet.
MIDNIGHT DANCE PARTIES
One of our coolest events is the “Midnight Dance Party” for the athletes, featuring :“kid-friendly” buffet, beverages, “glow in the dark” bling, the best DJs in Coeur d’ Alene, games and tons of other fun, all in a supervised, private setting! The Midnight Dance Party follows the “Big Show” Event finals.
Parents, you can drop your athletes off and go and enjoy a quiet dinner or special beverage while your athletes have a great time with their fellow competitors and our party staff! The party runs from 10:00 pm – 1:00am, and is suitable for all ages!
**Big Show Event finalists receive their Dance party tickets for free!**
OLYMPIAN ICE CREAM SOCIALS
220 lucky athletes and family members embark on a 90 minute cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene with ALL of our Olympians! They will receive a commemorative poster with all the Olympian’s photos, and enjoy delicious Ice Cream Sundays as the Olympians sign autographs and answer questions! (The cruise DOES return before the Big Show Event Finals!!)
As of 2016, we will now ALSO host 200 athletes and their guests to experience our “Ice Cream and Olympians for Breakfast” meet and greet on Sunday in the Plaza Shops!
THE BIG SHOW EVENT FINALS & PARADE OF OLYMPIANS
Many athletes come back to us many years later, and say this was the most memorable and coolest competition they ever participated in, so don’t miss it! This is an AMAZING show, as the best optional athletes from the preliminary competition come back to compete in this gala-style finals! **This ticket is a special ticket, unless you have purchased a Weekend Pass, which includes the Big Show!**
Complete with LIVE DJs, honor guard, and a SOLD OUT crowd every year, each athlete will compete one-at-a-time, while being filmed on our giant big screens (no pressure!) Every finalist will receive one of the coveted GWGF Big Show Medals as awards, and will receive their Midnight Dance Party ticket for FREE as our thanks for qualifying.
We also have our “Parade of Olympians,” where we recognize our many Olympians… they then stick around leading the dances during the finals, throwing T shirts, handing out awards and more…
The 2018 confirmation packets are attached for coaches and parents!
Schedule & Events
We are asking for your patience and understanding is this extraordinary year, so that we can accommodate your athletes and the athletes from the other gyms!
Don’t miss our meet the Olympians socials:
- Athlete’s Midnight Dance party
- “Ice Cream for Breakfast”
- Saturday Ice Cream Social Cruise
- The Big Show event finals
Many of the biggest, most sought after meets are running 4 days this year. As we began getting final numbers in from gyms for 2017, we realized if we did not run an extra day, we were in a position where we would have had to turn away teams who were already entered, and we didn’t want to have to turn away any of the athletes from teams already attending.
PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE IF THIS IS SOMETHING WE WILL BE REPEATING FOR 2018. The more time you have to plan, especially if your child is missing a day of school, the better and more relaxed it will be!
We thank you in advance for your help and support, not just this year, but over the past few years. It has truly made this one of, if not THE most sought after invitational in the country for teams wanting a special, never-to-be-forgotten meet experience! We have a fantastic group of Olympians, fantastic awards and so much fun in store for you!
We will, or course, adjust any ticket issues for the parents, including swapping/refunding as necessary.
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