Encompassing both the artistic gymnastics and trampoline disciplines, gymnastic competition has a lengthy Olympic history. Men have competed in gymnastics since the beginning of the modern Olympic movement in 1896, while women began competing in 1928. At the 2000 Olympics, trampoline events made their debut, and have featured ever since. Canada has won one Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, and seven in trampoline.
Artistic gymnastics has been on the Canada Winter Games program since the inaugural Games in 1967, always featuring both men’s and women’s events. Trampoline made its Canada Winter Games debut in 2015, featuring events for both men and women. Notable alumni include Kyle Shewfelt, Shallon Olsen, and Rose Woo.
Located in PEI’s largest city, the Eastlink Centre will kick off and wrap up the 2023 Canada Winter Games with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The facility features an NHL sized ice rink and a 42,000 square feet trade centre. The Eastlink Centre is Charlottetown’s largest arena and has previously hosted the Canada Games.
The Norton Diamond Soccer Complex opened in 2009 to meet the need for large scale indoor sports training and development on Prince Edward Island. The complex is a 46,500 square foot indoor multi-purpose facility, with a 210 by 170 feet artificial turf field surrounded by nylon netting.