8148982936     staff@eriegymnasticS.com

8.  Things to do

*  SHOPPING       There is a ton of stuff to do here in Erie - even mid-winter.  Many of the Hotels for the event are located near the Millcreek Shopping Mall.  This is Erie's largest shopping complex and attracts bus loads of shopper to the area.


* SPLASH LAGOON WATER PARK     Splash Lagoon Water Park is open and a humid 84 degrees year round.  The gymnasts love the indoor - Water Slides, Lazy River, and Wave Pool.  Parents & Coaches tend to prefer the Tiki Bar and giant Hot Tub.  The Water Park is part of our Hotel Complex.

*  WINE COUNTRY    You also may wish to take a wine tour.  This is grape country and home to 20+ famous wineries and Welsh's. 

* SKIING -  You may wish to take on the slopes at Peak & Peak Ski Resort - less than 20 minutes from the competition.  They offer all sorts of slopes - Beginner thru Advanced.  Peak & Peak also has Tubing which is huge fun with the gymnasts as well as Snow Board parks with Half Pipes and Obstacles

*  PRESQUE ISE DOWNS & CASINO - You may wish to find the gymnasts a party at Splash Lagoon, and head over to Presque Isle Down's & Casino.    Presque Isle Downs & Casino offers 1000's of Slots, Table Games, Poker, Horse Races, as well as top entertainment and dining.

*  PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK - Even in the winter Presque Isle is Beautiful!  There are tons of Wildlife in the Park as well as seeing the lake and the Ice Dunes that build up on the beaches.


       Erie Gymnastics and Team Lightning purchased electronic scoring systems with digital displays!   It's all part of the big meet feel.

     We also have Custom Medals, Trophies, &  Banners for the event.  We go 50% deep with awards. 

Top 10 Reasons to attend


Welcome to the Stars & Stripes Invitational!  Thanks for taking an interest in our competition.  This is the 16th Annual Stars & Stripes Invitational.  Thanks to a lot of hard work from a lot of great people, S & S has grown to become one on the biggest and best meets around.

   This year promises to be even better!  The addition of the Men's Teams has been a great success and we will continue to offer Stars and Stripes as a Coed Invitational!  

  Our Main Event will feature both the top Men & Women's Athletes competing simultaneously - Side by Side.  The following information is helpful in getting information on the competition.

Meet Director - Douglas Pershun


2017 Stars & Stripes

Jan. 13th - 16th   2017

hosted right on beautiful Presque Isle Bay at the Bayfront Convention Center

Erie Gymnastics Center &


Please Download the following PDF and mail to:
Erie Gymnastics Center
4725 Park Harbor Dr.
Erie, PA 16511
814-898-2936 p
814-899-7780 f

Lakettes Gymnastics

Erie, PA

Leap of Faith

Clarion, PA


Mentor, OH

Maverick Gymnastics Charlestown WV

Pittsburgh Northstars

Pittsburgh, PA

Ohio Valley Gymnastics

Adena, OH

 Off Limits

New Castle, PA

Orchard Park Gymster's

Buffalo, NY

Pancotts Gymnastics

Malvern, PA

Perfect 10

Ambridge, PA

Pinnacle Gymnastics

Medina, OH

Premier Gymnastics 

Pittsburgh, PA


Waterloo, ONT

Stumpf's Gymnastics

Buffalo, NY

Team Lightning

Erie, PA


Johnstown, PA


Gibsonia, PA

Tumble Time

Elkins, WV


Delmont, PA

Uzalac Gymnastics

Johnstown, PA

Victors Gymnastics

Rochester, NY

Willow Tree Gymnastics

Latrobe, PA

X-cel Gymnastics

Pittsburgh, PA

Xquisite Gymnastics

Pittsburgh, PA


Middleburg Heights, OH

Please Download the following PDF and mail to:
Erie Gymnastics Center
4725 Park Harbor Dr.
Erie, PA 16511
814-898-2936 p
814-899-7780 f

Above the Barre

Berea, OH

All Around Gymnastics

Mentor, OH

All Star Gymnastics

Pittsburgh, PA


New Brighton, PA

Aspinwall Gymnastics

Aspinwall, PA

BG's Gymnastics

Monessen, PA

Bright Raven

Rochester, NY

Butler Hy-Flyers

Butler, PA

Cutting Edge Gymnastics

Port Allegheny, PA

Eagle Gymnastics

Canandaigua, NY

Elite Gymnastics

Butler, PA

Emerald City Gymnastics Kittanning, PA

Flyer's Gymnastics

Falconer, NY

Flytz Gymnastics

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

G2 Gymnastics

Shinglehouse, PA

Gemini Gymnastics

Pittsburgh, PA


Morgantown, WV


Greenville, PA

Gym Connection 2

Syracuse, NY

Gym Dandy's

Washington, PA


Pittsburgh, PA

Gymsport Gems 

Bridgeville, PA


West Moreland, PA

International Gymnastics

Akron, OH

Laker's Gymnastics

Erie, PA 


10.  We're fun people!  

       We're not bragging, but we've got a great staff and booster club!  They know how to work, then know how to have fun afterwards.  Although the competition is fierce, there is a laid back fun feel to the competition.  The Sport is fun and competition is fun, and that's how we run it!  This is where we show off our sport and our athletes and enjoy the experience.  We want our athletes and coaches to go home and reflect back with fond memories of their weekend spent here!

9.  coaches hospitality

       EGC Loves a Party!  Come relax after the meet and celebrate your Victories or Drown your Losses.  Either way, the drinks are on us.  Coaches prizes and giveaways throughout the evening! 

6.  Judges

       To add a sense of fairness to the Stars & Stripes, we import Judges from attending States and Regions.  Judges are paired with other Judges they normally might not sit next to at regular meets.  We believe it gives fair and accurate scores without bias, and that's what coaches really want. 

7.  world class Entertainment

       During our Intermission between competition and awards, we bring in World Class Entertainment for the Gymnasts and Fans.  The Entertainers all got their start having roots in Gymnastics.  It's a fun way to end the competition! 


       Erie, PA sits on the border of 3 different USAG regions and Canada, yet is just 2 hours away from Pittsburgh, PA / Cleveland, OH / Buffalo, NY / and Ontario.  At our meet you get to see and compete against a lot of teams you might normally not see during the year.  Last year we had 50+ teams from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Ontario.

4.  911 Tribute - Largest PA Flag

       The Stars & Stripes Invitational was founded in the aftermath of 911.  As a backdrop to the event, we proudly hang PA's Largest USA Flag as a reminder of the brave men and women who risk all to preserve our Freedom to be here to enjoy or children and our sport.

     All Military, Police, Fire & Rescue Workers are admitted free - including parents of Gymnasts who serve in these fields.  The stands are full of Patriots who risk their lives to save ours!

     Awards are presented to the gymnasts by local and National Heroes who have served this country!


      Stars & Stripes has grown to include all levels of

      Men's & Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

    * Men's Levels 4 thru 10

    * Women's Levels 2 thru 10

    * Women's Excel Program (all Levels)


       Saturday Night of Stars & Stripes hosts the "Main Event"!  The Main Event features the top (typically Level 10's) Male & Female athletes attending Stars & Stripes.   This Event is heavily promoted to the city of Erie via local Media.  The stands are packed with Gymnastics Fans who pack in the Grand Stands to cheer on the gymnasts.  The crowd ohhs and ahhhs as the gymnasts perform their routines.

    Watch the top Men & Women's Gymnasts compete side by side simultaneously!

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