BOUNCE is already a home for thrill seekers across the UAE, but the trampoline and entertainment park has taken extreme sports to another level with their exciting world of Freestyle.
With extreme and freestyle sports going mainstream, they’re no longer only accessible to elite athletes and the crazy few – freestyle is showing up everywhere from gymnastics to cheerleading.
BOUNCE has decided to make freestyle, self-powered sports accessible to everyone. Through well-trained staff, and awesome new features, BOUNCE is providing the entry point, giving everyone the opportunity to get a taste of freestyle in a safe and fun environment.
A visit to BOUNCE is an open invitation to participate in the exciting world of freestyle at your own pace. Whether that is simply bouncing up and down, or learning your first aerial trick.
BOUNCE venues around the world have long been a training ground for some of the world’s leading adrenaline sports athletes: free runners, skiers, skaters and tricksters use BOUNCE trampolines, padding and freestyle features to refine their skills before taking it to the streets, the mountains, the ocean or the sky.
And for everyday mortals, the allure of freestyle is no less appealing.
BOUNCE Regional head coach Cris Cabrera said: “You don’t have to do anything crazy to be a part of the movement, just come in and we’ll take it one trick at a time. As you progress, the tricks gradually become more extreme, eventually incorporating scooters, BMX bikes, snowboards and skis.
“The role of the BOUNCE crew is to encourage, inspire and enable a pathway for everyone to enjoy this exciting new Freestyle world. The staff is great at giving tips and showing how to get started with entry-level tricks to first timers, then on to twisting flips, 360s and Wall-Running Kabooms.”
Book your two-hour Freestyle session for Dh120 at BOUNCE’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations, and Dh100 at the Al Ain venue.
Be a part of the Freestyle movement and let your creative mind – and body – run wild at BOUNCE.
What: BOUNCE Freestyle
Where: BOUNCE locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
When: Open daily
Contact: Visit www.bounce.ae for more information and for booking
Trail runners can rejoice with the return of the Adventure HQ Night Rebel by Urban Ultra, set to challenge participants in the UAE’s natural surroundings.
Held on Friday, September 21 across Wadi Showka/Helo, the single stage trail run features three distances: 10km, 20km and 30km.
The concept is simple. Runners will have four-and-a-half hours to complete the 30km distance, which fully takes place at night.
While the course will be very dark, it will be marked with reflective marker tape, which will only be visible with a head torch – one of the items on the list of required gear needed to participate in the event.
As far as the terrain, prepare for gravel jeep track and rocky wadi bed with short sharp climbs and undulations. Runners can complete the course in either trail shoes or road shoes.
A hydration pack is required, but there will be water checkpoints located at the 5km turn for the 10km runners, at the 10km turn for the 20km runners and at the 15km turn for the 30km runners.
Because there are no hotels near the race, participants have the option to either drive up and back after the finish, or pitch a tent in one of the areas close by.
Along with a headlamp/torch and hydration pack, other mandatory gear includes a full-charged cell phone, a water pouch (supplied in the race pack), a whistle for emergency, a ziplock bag for trash, the course map and a first aid kit.
Items which are not required but are recommended include a waterproof bag for your phone, small scissors, energy gels/nutrition, a watch, blister care and a light jacket.
Runners can collect their race pack – which contains a race bib, water pouch and other goodies – from Adventure HQ at Times Square from September 18-21.
The registration fee is Dh288.75 for each of the three distances on offer and includes a t-shirt, bandana goody bag, medal and refreshments. Make sure to sign up before the deadline of midnight on September 13.
Join the local trail running community and experience a unique kind of race with the Night Rebel.
What: Adventure HQ Night Rebel by Urban Ultra
Where: Start and finish at Wadi Showka/Helo
When: Friday, September 21, with check-in closing at 18:30, briefing at 18:45 and the start gun at 19:00
Contact: Visit www.urbanultra.com for more information and www.premieronline.com to sign up
Dubai’s leading basketball academy Prestige Star Sport Academy (PSSA) is giving people of all ages the chance to stay active and escape the summer heat this month by offering free basketball courts every Thursday until the end of August.
Passionate players can gather their friends for some healthy competition and take advantage of the PSSA court at Dubai Sports World free of charge, as well as have the opportunity to brush up their technical skills with a PSSA coach who will be on site every Thursday.
“With temperatures souring throughout August in the UAE, we know that people struggle with fatigue and find it hard to stay active during the summer months,” said founder of PSSA, Dejan Kamenjasevic.
“We wanted to give people an incentive to gather their friends and have some fun playing basketball at the PSSA court at Dubai Sports World.
“We’re also offering a coach as part of the deal so it is the perfect time for people to brush up on their basketball skill and take part in some friendly competitions.”
Operating in over 30 locations throughout the UAE, PSSA offers high level coaching services and specialises in nurturing sporting talent.
Based in Dubai, PSSA was formed in April 2017 with the mission to harness the love and passion for basketball in the UAE to empower an all-inclusive concept of a unified and cohesive UAE society, rather than just UAE nationals ultimately driving and shaping the sport’s development in the country and beyond.
PSSA is a unique association of dedicated FIBA certified coaches and ex-professional players, business specialists, and recreational enthusiasts, alongside aspiring professionals across the age, ethnic and economic spectrums.
At PSSA, business affects positive social changes, dreams are born and encouraged, talents are discovered and ambitions are realised.
This is where sport breaks down barriers, brings people together and betters the lives of communities – through the love and passion for basketball.
WHAT: Free basketball courts from Prestige Star Sport Academy
WHEN: Every Thursday in August
WHERE: Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre
CONTACT: Sheryl at [email protected] or call 056 415 3505