Chelsea Piers Connecticut announces the transformation of the 3,000-square-foot infield turf into a high-level adult and youth Ninja + Parkour Training Center.
The Center will house popular obstacles such as two warped walls (12-foot and 14-foot), a salmon ladder, flying bars, sky hooks, spider climb, cliffhangers and flywheels. The facility is designed for youth, aged 9 and older, and adults.
— an announcement from Chelsea Piers CT
Programming will begin with a full-day weekly summer camp offered during all 11 weeks of camp, from the end of June through the end of August.
In the fall, programming will increase adding a youth competitive travel team and youth classes. Additionally, birthday parties beginning in July will include a 9 and older Ninja + Parkour Training Center option. Open gym sessions for adults and youth will be added later this summer.
The facility will be the only comprehensive and professionally outfitted Ninja Parkour gym in Fairfield County and one of a handful in the tristate area. The gym is being designed and outfitted by Deary’s Gymnastics Supply, who is a leading ninja parkour gym and obstacle designer.
Deary’s most recently designed the obstacles and layout for the National Ninja League’s World Championships. All of the staff and coaches will have first-hand knowledge of ninja and parkour training to assist athletes in the training facility.
“We are very excited to add this facility to our list of sports offered at Chelsea Piers Connecticut,” commented Greta Wagner, executive director of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “We began offering parkour classes in our gymnastics facility years ago. As that program grew, we realized that our athletes were growing and craving more challenges. With the popularity of ninja obstacle training, we thought adding in a ninja and parkour gym made a lot of sense for our older youth and adult customers.”
The Ninja + Parkour Travel team will be made up of athletes 9 to 15 years old and will travel around the Northeast competing in regional competitions.