Orlando, Florida, will host the National Gymnastics Association’s inaugural National Gymnastics Festival at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The event, which will be staged June 9–13, 2021, will include a national championships for 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 NGA is based in Indiana and was formed last year to offer an alternative gymnastics program for clubs around the country, with a simplified format and unified rules and deductions.
The National Gymnastics Festival is expected to attract more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, gymnastics professionals and judges. The 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 marketplace will host gymnastics vendors, offering equipment and merchandise for NGA clubs across the United States.
“On behalf of the entire destination, we are thrilled to welcome the National Gymnastics Festival to Orlando this summer,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “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. 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 and 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.”