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Bouncing off the walls at Sky Zone in Mississauga

Posted by Lauren Souch / February 28, 2012

SkyZone MississaugaSky Zone is an indoor trampoline park in Mississauga that offers a trampoline experience like none I had tried before. It wasn't hard to convince someone to make the trek out with me to check it out — the lure of wall-to-wall trampolines (and trampoline walls you can bounce into) was enough to get quite a few of us out there.

We decided to pre-book our tickets — and fill out our waivers — online to skip a line-up and get the jump time we wanted (you can start every half hour during operating hours), but for a Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., they weren't overly busy and we probably would have been fine simply walking in. I'm not sure if this is indicative of most evenings, or if we got lucky. According to the staff, the place often sells out certain popular time slots, so I'd still suggest booking a jump time if you're planning to go on a weekend, especially given its location outside the city proper.

Sky ZoneSky Zone offers temporary locker storage while you and your friends go for a jump, though I'd recommend bringing your own lock, as they were out of rental locks when we arrived, despite the availability of a number of lockers.

After checking in and getting our special trampoline shoes, there was a serious lack of communication from staff about where to go next, which was frustrating. There's a safety video you're supposed to watch, but no one directed us to do so. We eventually ended up just heading over and going onto the trampoline area ourselves — and as soon as we started bouncing, I more or less forgot about the virtually invisible staff.

Sky ZoneThe trampoline area is divided into sections, ensuring each participant gets his or her own square to bounce on. You're welcome to switch areas at your leisure, and there's a good combination of square areas, long, narrow "alleys" of trampoline, and squares next to the wall - which is also a trampoline you can bounce into.

Sky ZoneOne of my favourite areas was the foam pit, which is exactly what it sounds like. Imagine a kid's ball pit filled with foam blocks and trampoline floor leading up to it. While I'm not stunt man — choosing to simply cannonball into the pit — I had a great time watching some other jumpers flip, spin, and somersault into the foam.

Sky ZoneSky Zone also offers a number of cool activities throughout the week I'd like to go back and try — namely SkyRobics, an hour-long, low impact fitness aerobics class on the trampolines. Considering how tired I got after just 15 minutes of bouncing, I imagine the class is quite the workout. Sky Zone also offers 3-D Dodgeball games and leagues, where you play dodgeball on the trampoline field.

Bouncing around like this might not be the best weekend activity for those who've over-indulged on the booze the night before — hangover nightmare — but it's good clean fun that has the power to make you feel like a kid again.

Sky Zone Sports is located at 3636 Hawkestone Road in Mississauga. More info can be found on their Facebook page.

Photos 3 & 4 by Vikki Pownall, all others by author.

Discussion

25 Comments

Neil / February 28, 2012 at 01:55 pm
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ticket price?
blogmississauga? / February 28, 2012 at 01:57 pm
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This is fine but yesterday you didn't report the train derailing because it wasn't in toronto (it was howaever a train destined for toronto)try to be consistent. jussayin...
qwerty / February 28, 2012 at 02:05 pm
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SLAMBALL!!!!
jonnybee replying to a comment from blogmississauga? / February 28, 2012 at 02:10 pm
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stfu
milo / February 28, 2012 at 02:12 pm
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yay - a place in the middle of no where.

you should stick to stuff East of 427
Alicia / February 28, 2012 at 02:19 pm
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Is this place licensed? I wanna get HAMMED on canned beer & go bouncy
blogmississauga? replying to a comment from jonnybee / February 28, 2012 at 02:24 pm
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come at me bro
Mark Moore / February 28, 2012 at 02:59 pm
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Milo
Maybe some in T.O. would like to know about it.
Especially those in Etobicoke.
?? / February 28, 2012 at 03:07 pm
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HOW GOOD DO THE BAGS ON THAT CHICK IN THE BLUE SHIRT LOOK!
Death by air / February 28, 2012 at 03:18 pm
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Someone with a lot of money really thought this was a good idea.
Parker replying to a comment from Neil / February 28, 2012 at 03:31 pm
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Yeah, ticket price, address, map, website...all the contact info is missing from this article. Please revise.
SYSS Mouse / February 28, 2012 at 07:02 pm
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$8 for half-hour, additional $4.5 for each 30 minutes thereafter plus tax.

There are multi-pass tickets available.

skyrobics is $10 including tax per session.

http://toronto.skyzoneports.com
SYSS Mouse / February 28, 2012 at 07:04 pm
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correction:
http://toronto.skyzonesports.com
SYSS Mouse / February 28, 2012 at 07:08 pm
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Actually the price is like this:
30 Minutes - $8
60 Minutes - $12.50
90 Minutes - $16
120 minutes - $19.50
me / February 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm
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it'd be great to drop acid and bounce around. i'm definitely in. seeing you soon!
Ericm replying to a comment from Mark Moore / February 29, 2012 at 07:22 am
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Etobicoke has done nothing for Toronto except Doug Holyday and Rob Ford... they can be left to their own devices anytime!
Bouncer / February 29, 2012 at 09:28 am
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Given the serious injuries and deaths that have occurred in US trampoline parks, what safety instructions and precautions are there? Are the staff trained in first aid? Do they really allow impaired people to jump? If so i am never going there!
Kat Langdon / February 29, 2012 at 09:42 am
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I'm really curious to see what kind of regulations they will have to follow given the recent trend of serious injuries, and now one fatal injury of a man in Arizona at one these parks.

TheVok / February 29, 2012 at 10:37 am
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This is the first Canadian franchise in the chain, which has been in the U.S. for a few years now. The Canadian master franchisee lives in Toronto and is planning more locations, so chances are there'll be a closer one in the next couple of years. This one's really for the Mississauga and Brampton family markets.
Dubs replying to a comment from Bouncer / March 2, 2012 at 09:37 pm
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LAMEOOOOOOO
Bouncer / March 3, 2012 at 06:01 am
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You would be more than just lame if some drunk smashed into you
Christine Louise / March 5, 2012 at 09:15 am
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If you're looking for something a tiny bit closer, Just Bounce trampoline is accessible by TTC. Sure it's in Downsview, but it's better than Mississauga.

http://www.justbounce.ca/programs_adult.htm
Social Lockerroom / March 29, 2012 at 02:00 pm
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Stay Motivated. Learn from Others. Connect with other Athletes. Challenge yourself!
www.sociallockerroom.com

It is a perfect site to set fitness goals and meet them through:
-Planning games with your friends and other people in your area (and sync them with your everyday calendar)
-Discover and create groups that match your interest and skills
-Setting goals and have your network challenge you to improve

When you can workout with other people or have challenges in your calendar, you are more likely to stick to them and succeed!

Please check it out! The more people on there the better for finding people in your area with similar interests...and staying motivated!!

Lets all get fit and healthy together!

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Adam / September 4, 2012 at 03:53 am
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Heartfelt thanks..! Uh, well, explain me a please, I am not quite in the subject, how can it be?!…
The author deserves for the monument.

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David smith / April 7, 2013 at 05:17 pm
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Total dissapointmnt...unless you go as a private rental....expect to be kicked off the dodgeball area when parties arrive,....expect to be ctowded into a corner to make way for private groups and just generally expect to wait and wait. Kids got kicked off all kinds of thins to make room for private groups and, despite a weakth of staff behind the counter, laughing and joking and dancing, no one was available to open the other dodgeball court area.......so no dodgeball

I would notrevommend it unless you are part of a birthday party......

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