Kitimat gymnasts off to a great start under new coach

Kitimat gymnasts off to a great start under new coach

Pitzel has deep roots at KDGC, training as a gymnast, as a coach and as a judge for many years.

The Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club is pleased to welcome back Angela Pitzel into the role of head coach.

Angela has taken over the reins from former head coach Megan Ratchford who has taken up other opportunities that better suit her lifestyle.

Pitzel has deep roots at KDGC, training as a gymnast, as a coach and as a judge for many years. She spent some time in the lower mainland before returning to Kitimat and to KDGC.

Most recently, she has been in the supporting role as assistant coach, allowing her to spend valuable time with her young family.

“I’m really excited for this season. The energy in the gym is amazing and everyone seems happy,” said Pitzel of the season ahead. “I can’t wait to watch these kids excel. They are ready to set goals and make it happen. I’m seeing smiles all over the place; recreational and competitive alike.”

Kitimat Gymnastics is off to a great start with enrollment up and a new floor, which came through a generous donation of $15,000 from Rio Tinto Alcan and multiple fundraisers.

Thank you to RTA and to the families and gymnasts who have raised the funds for this new floor, and thank you also to the community of Kitimat for supporting our fundraisers.

KDGC will participate in its first competition on November 25 in Smithers. This will be a good opportunity to get back into the swing of things and see where things stand for the season ahead.

We are actively searching for a competitive team coach to take on the training of our highest level of gymnasts. This person will work alongside our team of great coaches and be a support to Pitzel as she keeps the club moving in the right direction for another great season.