INS Quebec selected as national training centre & Olympic preparation site for artistic & trampoline gymnastics
Montréal, December 12, 2019 – Gymnastics Canada and the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) are pleased to announce a partnership confirming the establishment of a national training centre at the INS Québec Complex for artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics. The INS Québec also becomes the primary site for Olympic preparation for Tokyo (2020) and Paris (2024) Olympic Games for artistic gymnastics.
In addition to benefiting from the INS Québec’s state-of-the-art facilities, the athletes, coaches, and staff can count on an integrated support team which gathers experts from the Institute to provide them with medical, scientific, and personal services. Because every detail counts to make a difference in the preparation of athletes, Gymnastics Canada, Gymnastique Québec, and INS Québec have also invested in a new artistic floor which is identical to the one that will be used during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“We’ve always had a strong relationship with the INS Québec as a world-class training environment for our artistic and trampoline gymnastics’ teams and we’re excited to make this partnership official,” said Ian Moss, CEO of Gymnastics Canada.
“Whether it is the quality of our facilities or our unique scientific and sports medicine expertise gathered under the same roof, the INS Québec will be able to offer a world-class daily training environment to gymnasts and trampolinists,” said Roger Archambault, Vice President - Performance Services. “This agreement with Gymnastics Canada is part of our vision of being an organization with which athletes, coaches, and sports organizations will associate to obtain the best solutions for improving athletic performance.”
“We are so excited to have the INS Québec as our national training centre,” said two-time Olympian Ellie Black from the women’s artistic gymnastics national team. “It is important to have a dedicated spot like the INS Québec for training camp consistency and team building. It’s inspiring to train in a building with so many other athletes, Olympians, and future Olympians from a variety of sports. The facility has so much to offer other than a great gymnastics area. They have a workout gym downstairs and many recovery tools such as the hot/cold tubs that will be so beneficial at keeping our bodies healthy. All of this will help keep our team motivated, excited, and supported on our journey to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.”
About Gymnastics Canada
First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada has been supporting the mastery of movement in Canada for five decades as the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. We work closely with the twelve provincial federations and 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coach and judge education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experiences through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @gymcan1. From here, we soar.
About Institut national du sport du Québec | www.insquebec.org
A key performance partner for high-performance sports in Québec and Canada, INS Québec offers scientific, medical and professional services to aid the sport and personal development of more than 550 high-level athletes (mainly members of Canadian teams), around 2000 next-generation athletes and nearly 900 coaches. The institute encompasses a network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, 18 single-sport training centres and its Olympic Park complex, which is home to ten high-performance training groups. INS Québec is a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network and receives financial support from the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell and Sports Experts.