Jump Around at Sky Zone in Syracuse
In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright first left the ground through their invention of the world’s first successful airplane. In the century since, flight has improved leaps and bounds. But human flight, which has eluded scientists and daredevils for centuries, is now possible right here in Central New York.
At a trampoline park, that is.
New in Syracuse as of August 2014, Sky Zone is Central New York’s only indoor trampoline park, spanning 25,000 square feet of fun. It’s located on Erie Blvd. in the Dewitt Town Center, but is part of a larger company which has 65 locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
Within those thousands and thousands of square feet, Sky Zone houses foam pits, three trampoline dodgeball courts, two basketball hoops with trampolines, a large open jump area, and plans to add an indoor volleyball court. But the thing that makes Sky Zone special isn’t just the ability to fly through the air.
“Sky Zone is a place where you can unapologetically act and feel like a kid again. Not only is it a place where you can have an inordinate amount of fun, but how often do you get to repeatedly pound your friends with a dodgeball? Moreover, it is a fantastic place to get a much-needed break from school and a great workout as well,” said Josh Goldstein, SU Law student and Sky Zone fan.
While just jumping around would be a great workout in itself, Sky Zone in Syracuse began what they call “Skyrobics” in the beginning of October–a combination of jumping and aerobics where you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. Taught by trained instructors, these classes are offered four days a week. In addition, Sky Zone plans on offering both dodgeball tournaments and leagues soon to make jumping not just a fun time with workout potential, but a competitive one as well.
Sky Zone is committed to opening its trampolines up to anyone. Syracuse Sky Zone co-ownerBraden Holcumb said, “Our kind of unwritten rule is as long as you can walk, you can jump.” The facility has a toddler time just for young children on Thursday and Friday mornings. They also sometimes offer a Sensory Friendly Night for any children with special needs. On these nights, they turn off the music and dial down the distractions in their best effort to ensure a great time for any jumper.
While Sky Zone’s time in Syracuse has just begun, it’s clear that it has the momentum and wings to continue to soar within the CNY community.