Birthday Parties

Mini University Birthday Parties!

Please note that we are not able to offer Birthday Parties in July and August because our summer camp programs are running at that time.

Mini University is excited to offer your family two unforgettable birthday parties! Parties are hosted in Kinesiology on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Each party is 2 hours long: 90 minutes will be for activities and 30 minutes will be provided for food, cake and presents. You can bring your own food and please bring a cooler if you would like to keep food cold. Activities and food will take place in the same room (except gym games). We recommend you book your party 6-8 weeks in advance and we will be in contact within 5 business days.

Here are the new changes that we have implemented this year:
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to all participants.
- Everyone should please bring their own mask with them.
- Party guests will be dropped off and picked up at a designated parking point. Their parents are not able to stay at the party this year unfortunately.
- Only parents of the birthday child will receive a parking pass. 
- All party guests will be asked a series of screening questions before they are able to attend. 

Choose from two party themes:

LEGO® Builders
This party features fun solo and group building challenges in our multi-purpose studio. Activities will be tailored to your child’s interests and facilitated by two of our experienced instructors. Some options include seeing who can build the tallest tower or the strongest bridge, building a name wall, recreating your favourite food or animal and/or making a marble maze run.

Gym Games
This party features playing sports & games together in one of the gyms on campus. Activities will be tailored to your child’s interests and facilitated by two of our experienced instructors. Some options include dodgeball, parachute games, archery, capture the flag, kickball, relay races, floor hockey and soccer. (Limited availability)

The cost for the party is $225 and includes:
- Adult Supervision and facilitation by our two Birthday Party Hosts so parents have the option to leave and come back
- Generic decorations our staff set up 90 minutes before the party begins. You can bring additional decorations 15 minutes before the party starts.
- A parking pass for you for the length of the party that you will receive by email when you register along with a map showing how to get to the party location.
- For an additional $25 we can provide disposable food ware including plates, cutlery, cups and tablecloths. Please indicate this on the Birthday Party Request Form.

Birthday Parties [Cochrane]

Birthday Party Info.
Your birthday package is for 2 hours which includes; a 1/2 hour of games and instruction with the next half hour of supervised free time. The final hour is time for families to enjoy cake/food and/or present opening in the designated party area. Due to scheduling of our birthdays, we cannot change the amount of gym time offered during birthdays. We provide 2 trained instructors for up to 22 participants. Typically, we book parties on Sunday only with the following start times; 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. This is a very popular program, so plan ahead!

Due to high demand of our parties, we often will have one birthday in the gym area, and one birthday finishing in the designated party area. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes to ensure that all paperwork is completed, for our staff to perform the Health Screening questions and for everyone to sign in. 

You are welcome to bring cake, ice-cream, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage into the facility. Garbage cans are provided for your convenience. We do not have a refrigerator at this time so please consider this when making your food choices. Feel free to bring a cooler if you like.

IMPORTANT!!!
All participants MUST HAVE a signed "Informed Consent Form" by a parent or legal guardian, which is provided as an attachment in the confirmation email. If you are having trouble opening the attachment we would be happy to email one to you to print if you like. To have an "Informed Consent Form" emailed to you, just email us at cochranegym@ucalgary.ca.

Please refer here for all information pertaining to our COVID procedures and protocols.

HELPFUL HINTS AND GYM EDICATE
*Children under the age of 4 require a parent with them during the gym time to help them get the most fun out of the activities in a fun, safe environment.
*Upon arrival, please be sure that parents and children remove all outer footwear. 
*Upon entering the gym doors, coat racks are available.
*Children with special needs require a 1:1 ratio for safety reasons.
*Children are asked to patiently wait on the "white" line for the coaches to commence the party.
*Bathroom/water breaks need to be parent supervised.
*The Coaches will review all rules and safety at the beginning of the birthday, prior to going on the equipment. If you are unsure about how equipment is used or who is allowed on what, please ask a coach before trying it (this includes all participants and parents). 
* 10-15 minutes has been set aside between cleanings of the designated party area for your convenience. (In other words, 45 minutes into the gym time, the party room will become available. This time is available for you to decorate and stage the party area to your likeness.

Birthdays are a special time for children to celebrate another bench mark in their lives. We would like to thank you in advance, for respecting each others time slots in the gym and designated party area etc as we work together to make you and your child's experience a wonderful memory.

Birthday Bookings can be made by calling Client Services at 403.220.7749 or online below. 
For more information the UCalgary Cochrane Gymnastics phone number is 403-932-7373 or email cochranegym@ucalgary.ca

Birthday package rates: $195.00 plus tax (for up to 22 participants)