Saltos moving into Pepsi Studio

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Saltos Gymnastics Club president Denise May gives a presentation to parents at Academy Canada in this file photo.

CORNER BROOK  Saltos Gymnastics announced this evening that it is moving into the Pepsi Studio.

In a message on the club's Facebook page and shared via Twitter, president Denise May said the move will take place during the weekend of Jan. 18 and 19.

"Over the holiday season, Saltos has been working diligently with the City of Corner Brook and the Pepsi Centre to find a suitable solution to our facility issue," said May. Saltos current location, the Lions Building on Wellington Street, is not only too small for the growing club, but also has air quality issues.

May said "this is an immediate but temporary solution to our facility issue until September 2014. The city is looking at a long-term plan that will see Saltos housed at the Pepsi Centre permanently and there was a commitment from city council that Saltos will not have to return to the Wellington Street Building."

 

Organizations: Pepsi Centre, Lions Building, Wellington Street Building

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Wellington Street

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  • Jack
    January 09, 2014 - 06:49

    Because Saltos Gymnastics Club will no longer train at a permanent facility as they will move to the Pepsi Centre, this measure will do more financial harm to the club than good. Since the club will be leasing space at Pepsi Studio as opposed to having their own facility as planned, they will have to spend more money on leasing fees than they would on their own facility. In the long run, Saltos Gymnastics Club should work towards getting their own permanent facility as opposed to being at the mercy of Pepsi Centre.

  • Jack
    January 09, 2014 - 06:40

    Because the Pepsi Studio is Corner Brook's only facility to host conventions and indoor athletic practices, Saltos Gymnastics Club should not be allowed to use Pepsi Studio on a permanent basis. In addition, because the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games organizers will need to use the Pepsi Studio for Floor Hockey as well as the closing ceremonies, Saltos should find somewhere else for their practices or have a new facility built as intended. Besides, since many sports and community organizations also need new facilities but not getting it, Saltos should not any special treatment at all.

  • frustrated
    January 08, 2014 - 17:08

    The Pepsi Centre cannot manage the sports teams they have now. There are constantly double bookings and mix ups which leads to frustrations and sports groups without spaces that they paid for. I wonder how they will manage another group. No wonder they are losing money...