USA Gymnastics and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) are excited for the 2012 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, along with the World Age-Group Competition, to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex's HP Field House at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. More than 600 gymnasts total are expected to participate in the World Championships, scheduled for April 16-18, and the World Age-Group Competition, set for April 20-22.
Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women's group is comprised of a base, middle and top partner, while a men's group has a base, two middle partners and one top partner.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see the World's best Acrobatic gymnasts compete at the 2012 World Championships. To purchase tickets, please call National Travel Systems at 888.603.8747 or email email@example.com
2012 Acrobatic World Championships
- Qualification I (April 16) - $20.00
- Qualification II (April 17) - $20.00
- Finals (April 18) - $35.00
- Qualifiers & Finals All-Session (April 16-18) - $55.00
2012 Acrobatic World Age-Group Competition
*Ticket prices are per person
- Qualification I (April 20) - $15.50
- Qualification II (April 21) - $15.50
- Finals (April 22) - $25.00
- Qualifiers & Finals All-Session (April 20-22) - $45.00
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition
Session 1: April 16, 2012 at 10:00am (Women's Group Balance, Mixed Pair Dynamic)
Session 2: April 16, 2012 at 2:00pm (Women's Pair Balance, Men's Group Dynamic)
Session 3: April 16, 2012 at 3:30pm (Men's Pair Dynamic)
Session 4: April 16, 2012 at 6:00pm (Women's Group Dynamic, Mixed Pair Balance)
Session 5: April 17, 2012 at 10:00am (Women's Pair Dynamic, Men's Group Balance)
Session 6: April 17, 2012 at 11:30am (Men's Pair Balance)
Session 7: April 17, 2012 at 2:00pm (Women's Group Combined, Mixed Pair Combined)
Session 8: April 17, 2012 at 4:45pm (Women's Pair Combined, Men's Group Combined)
Session 9: April 17, 2012 at 7:00pm (Men's Pair Combined)
Finals - April 18, 2012 at 4:00pm
Broadcast LIVE on ESPN3
Session 1: April 20, 2012 at 9:30am (11-16 Girl's Pair Balance, 11-16 Girl's Group Dynamic)
Session 2: April 20, 2012 at 2:00pm (11-16 Mixed Pair Dynamic, 11-16 Boy's Pair Balance, 11-16 Boy's Group Balance)
Session 3: April 20, 2012 at 3:30pm (12-19 Girl's Pair Balance, 12-19 Boy's Pair Dynamic)
Session 4: April 20, 2012 at 6:00pm (12-19 Girl's Group Dynamic, 12-19 Mixed Pair Balance, 12-19 Boy's Group Balance)
Session 5: April 21, 2012 at 9:30am (11-16 Girl's Pair Dynamic, 11-16 Girl's Group Balance)
Session 6: April 21, 2012 at 2:00pm (11-16 Mixed Pair Balance, 11-16 Boy's Pair Dynamic, 11-16 Boy's Group Dynamic)
Session 7: April 21, 2012 at 3:30pm (12-19 Girl's Pair Dynamic, 12-19 Boy's Pair Balance)
Session 8: April 21, 2012 at 6:00pm (12-19 Girl's Group Balance, 12-19 Mixed Pair Dynamic, 12-19 Boy's Group Dynamic)
Finals - April 22, 2012
11-16 age group - at 11:00am
12-19 age group - at 3:30pm
The 23rd FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships as well as the 7th World Age Group Competitions will take place at the HP Fieldhouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 220 acres athletic complex located in the Walt Disney World Resort. The complex includes nine venues and hosts numerous amateur and professional sporting events throughout the year.
The HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports is a 70,000+ square-foot (6,500 m2), state-of-the-art indoor featuring unprecedented flexibility, modern playing surfaces, custom athlete training areas, and unique design and construction. Of the 5,000 seats, the highest row is only 35 feet (11 m) off the ground, providing up-close viewing of all the action.
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*free scheduled shuttle to and from Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks (approx 1 mile)*
*heated indoor / outdoor swimming pool / fitness center / children's play area and arcade*
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In conjunction with the 2012 Acro World Championships, USA Gymnastics is offering free educational opportunities at Ace Gymnastics in Longwood FL.
Attend the W200 Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training (HOTD) regularly priced $70, for FREE
. This course is perfect for Recreational, Pre-Team and Level 1-4 Women's artistic coaches.
Acro World Championship and World Age Group Competition Ticket holders, this education benefit is at NO CHARGE.
To attend you will need to pre register and show your Acro World Championships event ticket in order to attend free.
Click here to register
When: April 22 9-4 pm
Where: Ace Gymnastics
400 Gold Medal Court
Longwood, FL 32750
for a list of equipment being used at the Acro World Championships and World Age Group Competition and how you can purchase from AAI.