Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find IBGC ?

Irvinebay GC operates out of three centres

  1. The Flipside , 20 Quarry Road, Irvine KA120TH (thisis our main dedicated gymnastic venue)
  2. Ardrossan Academy (satellite Center)
  3. Kilwinning Academy (Satellite Center)
  • What should my child wear ?

T shirt and shorts or leggings is fine to start with – we recommend that the t shirt is quite close fitting to avoid embarrassment when upside down. Please note jewallery is not permitted and should be removed before training

  • What should I bring ?

We advise that a child brings a bottle of water or still juice, snacks and juice are available from our cafe

  •  What days do we open ?

The Irvine facility is open 7 days a week with most classes running in the evening during the week

The Ardrossan satellite runs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings

The Kilwinning satellite runs on w Wednesday evening

We run our general beginners classes throughout the week 4.30-5.15 & 5.15-6pm, Saturdays 11.30- 12.15 & 12.15-1pm and on Sundays 12-12.45pm & 12.45-1.30pm at The Flipside in Irvine. We also have classes in Kilwinning on Wednesdays and Ardrossan on Mondays & Wednesdays.

We currently run Gyminis classes for 3-5years as follows: Tuesday 10.30-11.15am, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12.30-1.15pm and Saturdays 9.45-10.30am. Each session is £4 payable on a pay as you play basis.

Gyminis classes for 18months-3years as follows: Tuesday 9:45-10.30am, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11.30-12.15pm. Each session is £4 payable on a pay as you play basis

Our Freestyle classes run Wednesday 8:30 to 10pm for ages 12 and over and Friday 8:30 to 9:30 for 7 and over. These are pay as you play.

Adult Gymnastics run Thursday 9:00 until 10:00pm and Sunday 6:30 until 7:30. Pay as you play

Please note all drop in classes still need to register with British Gymnastics and the Club.

Our competitive classes run though out the week at various times see time table in hand book

  • What gymnastics does IBGC offer.

We offer a range of gymnastics form 18months up to Adults,  our general gymnastics programme cover beginners and improvers , who then have the option of moving to the following gymnastic disciplines:

  • Acrobatic Gymnastics
  • Adults
  • DMT
  • Floor & Vault
  • Freestyle (free running and parkour)
  • Pre school from 18 mon -3 years
  • Pre school from 3-5 years
  • Team Gym
  • Tumbling
  • Rhythmic
  • Display.

Each of our discipline have full pathway to cater from beginner right through to competitive gymnast. We also offer a full recreational programme as we understand that not all children wish to compete.

Our full list of classes can be found atthe following link along with more information at the following link – Club Handbook

For further information on each discipline please visit British Gymnastics

  • How long is the waiting list ?

The length of time on the waiting list depends on how flexible you can be around times and location, on average though it can be 2months and beyond,although we are working to improve this.

  • Will I need insurance ?

Every gymnast is required to sign up with governing bodies Scottish and British Gymnastics, the fees for this are paid annually, for a recreational gymnast this is currently £17. 

Please note due to GDPR the club cannot register a gymnast with the governing body, this must be done by the parent and guardian. Each year, parents will need to re register gymnast with the governing body.

Registering with the governing body provides member benefits which include insurance to participating in gymnastics.

IBGC is a registered club which means that is also insured to carry out Gymnastics activities

More details of insurance can be found at the following link Insurance

  •  Are the coaches qualified?

All our coaches are UKCC qualified in various disciplines, they are also trained in safe guarding. The club has an independent child protection officer. We are also a Gymark accredited club

  • What do I need to do before attending the club?

When you have accepted your place a link to a registration form will be sent to you. The form guides you through our registration process as well as registration with the governing bodies  This must be completed prior to your first day.

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