The Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center

Jan 17th, 2014Press Release from Parkettes National Gymnastics

The Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center located in the heart of Allentown is getting ready to host two of the area’s most prestigious Invitational meets in the country and celebrate 40 years hosting the Parkette Invitational, one of the longest running meets in the history of USA Gymnastics.

Through the weekend of January 24th  – 26th  approximately 1200 female gymnasts, coaches, families, and friends from all over the United States will fill our host hotel and visit our city’s restaurants and attractions as they prepare to compete at our 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive location as well as Dieruff High School.

The following weekend, January 31st –February 2nd,  we will repeat the action with approximately 1000 male gymnasts from all over the country at our Brian Babcock Invitational Meet.  Named after former gymnast and Parkettes coach Brian Babcock who lost his battle with cancer.

The public is welcome to attend and ticket prices will be listed on our website.  Please join us as we extend to a warm Lehigh Valley welcome to these talented young athletes, their coaches, families and friends.

This year USA Gymnastics and former Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Luikin have once again partnered together to create the Nastia Luikin Cup, which provides a competitive opportunity for the country’s top Junior Olympic gymnasts.  Two gymnasts will be chosen on Saturday, January 25th to compete in this prestigious competition scheduled for March in Greensboro, NC in conjunction with the AT&T American Cup.  In addition we are welcoming back to the Lehigh Valley some of our former gymnasts as we celebrate our 40 year anniversary, including former Olympic athletic Hope Spivey, who now has a gym in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information about these meets or any of the programs at The Parkettes, please visit our website at or call 610-433-0011.


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