Are you ready to fly? Our introductory Flying Trapeze class will start with ground school where you will become familiar with the safety harness, calls, and body positions. From there,...
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYING TRAPEZE!
GRAND OPENING - VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND
EXPERIENCE FLYING TRAPEZE AND BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE!
DROP IN FOR OPEN FLY FROM 12-4PM ON SAT/SUN/MONDAY (weather permitting)
We are a small group of Flying Trapeze enthusiasts who fell in love with this activity which we encountered during our travels.
Returning home, we wished to be able to fly in our home city and introduce our passion for Flying Trapeze to our community.
Our goal is to build a base of experienced individuals in Flying Trapeze in Calgary, with the hope of establishing an ongoing club
thereafter where those who love to fly can come together to learn, encourage and motivate each other.
WHAT IS FLYING TRAPEZE?
FLYING TRAPEZE HISTORY
Flying Trapeze was invented by Frenchman Jules Leotard in Toulouse, France. As a teen he practiced his act with trapeze bars, ropes and rings suspended over the swimming pool (which acted as his safety net) in his father's house. After perfecting his various tricks above the pool, Leotard debuted his act in the Cirque Napoléon on November 12, 1859 in Paris. The tight sleeveless garment which he wore to show his muscular frame to advantage, the leotard, is named after him.read more
FLYING TRAPEZE TODAY
The Flying Trapeze can be considered part sport, part art form. Requiring a combination of grace, flexibility and strength, it provides an opportunity for individuals to improve their fitness and endurance while doing this fun and unique activity.
Participants (called “flyers”) climb up a ladder to an elevated board, then grabs hold of the “fly bar” of the trapeze and takes off to perform an aerial trick. The flyer’s goal is to land in the hands of the “catcher”, who is dangling from another swinging trapeze.
FLYING TRAPEZE LINGO
RIG - The word used for the whole Flying Trapeze structure
FLYER - There are two main roles in the Flying Trapeze: flyers and catchers. Flyers perform the aerial tricks and are caught by the catcher.
CATCHER - Catchers catch flyers as they perform their tricks.
BELT - A simple harness worn by flyers and to which the safety lines are attached by carabiners.
SAFETY LINES - These keep flyers safe while flying. The flyer’s belt is attached to this system of ropes that is controlled by the ground instructor (LINE PULLER).
CLASSES AND EVENTS
So here you are at our Flying Trapeze rig and you’re ready to fly… Yahoo! Beware, engaging in Flying Trapeze can become a truly addicting habit. Once you start, you’ll want to fly all the time! On your first day, you can expect hang upside down by your knees, back flip and even attempt a…read more
What can you expect once you reach the top of the ladder and step onto the platform? Most likely you will be nervous, but don’t worry! You will be guided through each step by the friendly instructor working on the platform. Follow their directions and remember they will always have a firm hold of you…read more
Once you can confidently perform the Knee Hang, it is time to try a catch! A Catcher will ascend the rope up to the catch trap on far side of the trapeze rig, start swinging, and then hang upside down to await your trick. Making a Catch is probably one of the most exciting moments…read more
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At Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze, safety is our highest priority. We maintain the highest standards for our equipment and our instruction. As with any activity, there is risk involved. Please download and complete the waiver form and bring it with you on your first visit to Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze. Be sure to read through the entire waiver before signing. If the participant is under the age of 18, the waiver needs to be signed by his or her legal guardian.VIEW