As of July 1, the city’s Galaxy Gymnastics program will be closed down, replaced with a new private venture, Rise Gymnastics.
Last week, the Sioux Center City Council recommended closing the city program and selling the equipment to the local group.
City Manager Scott Wynja explained that recently a private investment group had approached the city about plans to start a new gymnastics program and build a new facility.
“Our gymnastic program had been somewhat bursting at the seams in recent years,” Wynja said, adding that the existing facility size and other factors meant the waiting list to get into the program was growing.
The council’s action will allow the new Rise Gymnastics group to take over the gymnastics programming in Sioux Center.
“Hopefully going forward this is a great opportunity for them to expand their services, grow the program, and even draw from a wider area,” Wynja said.
The new group is building a facility just west of Sioux Center on B-40. Until that facility is complete, which is anticipated this fall, Rise Gymnastics will continue to rent Dordt’s facility to host the gymnastics program there.