Great West Gym Fest
Consistently rated the most fun, athlete AND parent friendly meet…
And despite the Crazy Times, we hope to be there again this year!
Not exactly how we planned on celebrating our 20th anniversary, but… the sun will come out again! This will come as no surprise to anyone, but things aren’t “normal” in many ways this year, and sadly, gymnastics competitions are no exceptions… while we are moving forward and planning on “things as normal,” we realize that it’s only prudent and responsible to have “Plan B” (or C,D,E…) The bottom line is that we are a bit at the mercy of Federal, State and Local mandates and ordinances, and we will have to adjust our format as required, especially if cases increase locally. These restrictions will potentially affect the size of our sessions, and potentially the number of spectators per gymnast, and more.
Currently, we do have a local, city mask mandate, though Idaho does not (this may change at any moment). Currently, masks will be required in the hotel, and in the meet, (gymnasts won’t have to wear them while competing.)
Covid restrictions may affect many of our “extra” events such as the Athlete’s and Coach’s parties, “Meet the Olympians” Ice Cream social, and, sadly, even potentially “The Big Show” event finals… We will not be pre-selling tickets for these events until we have further clarification and direction from our health officials.
If we feel that we CAN move ahead with any or all of these events, we will send a message to all the gyms with the details and pre-sale dates.
In normal times…
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 – 12:00 Midnight, 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 will get the chance to “Hang with our Olympians and Superstars” on the shore of 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! (Normally we have this event on the cruise boats, but the cruise boats are undergoing mandatory renovations, so we will be hosting it in the Resort Shore Room this year only!) The social DOES end 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! We ask that ALL Level 7, 8, 9 and 10 athletes fill out the Bio information for the Big Show Event Finals, please!! Please fill out your bio here!
Once we have the clearances to run our Finals, the code for the Athlete’s Only Big Show Pass will be:
We will let all the gyms know when or if the tickets are going on sale!
We feel the Great West Gym Fest is the best, most FUN gymnastics competition in the World. It’s hosted by GWGF LLC and Avant Coeur Gymnastics in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! Spokane airport is less than an hour away.
- We are already well on our way to being full (as usual!) for 2021, 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 2021 entry form HERE!*
Tickets for all 2021 sessions and special events will open by the end of NOVEMBER. 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! Great West Gymfest 2021 Tickets
Volunteer to be part of the coolect meet crew ever!
Join us to be a part of something truly special! Cool shirts, free and discounted tickets, yummy food, but most of all, being part of the best meet team ANYWHERE, at the coolest meet ANYWHERE, and really making a difference to 1000’s of our guests!
The 2021 confirmation packets for coaches and parents will be posted below shortly!
Volunteer for GWGF!!!
Come join us and be a part of the coolest meet crew at the coolest meet ever!
Cool shirts, free and discounted tickets, but most of all, being a part of something really special!
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!
ATTENTION GYMS WHO COMPETED IN 2020’S EVENT!
You will have priority in registration for 2021 until April 1, provided there is still space available… At that time, we will begin to accept entries from new gyms for 2021.
If we’re allowed to host them, don’t miss our fabulous social events!
- Athlete’s Midnight Dance party
- “Ice Cream for Breakfast”
- Saturday Ice Cream Social
- The Big Show event finals
- Thursday Meet the Olympians Rootbeer Float social
STAY TUNED HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE SOON!
The 2021 schedule and sessions will be posted here shortly! Stay tuned! Some notes… we attempt to accommodate changes and requsts as best we can. Apologies if we can’t get you your first choice of sessions. If there are teams with XCEL Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum, or level 3 athletes that would like to compete on Thursday, please let us know!
We thank you in advance for your help and support. and your patience and uncerstanding in this unusual and challenging year> We so appreciate you, 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.
CHECK OUT OUR ATHLETES!
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