The SS Freestyle Ski Club has served more than 1,000 youth in its Maven Lane Daycare centre location, but due to regulation changes the club must relocate to a building with higher ceilings for its 2020 programs. (SS Freestyle)

SS Freestyle seeks new home in Vernon for fall 2020

Trampoline regulations have forced freestyle club out of its current bounce house

Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club is looking for a 2,000-3,000 square-foot space with high ceilings for its fall 2020 trampoline programs.

Changes in the trampoline industry regulations has forced the SS Freestyle to find a new home for its training.

SS Freestyle has been using trampolines to train its athletes since the ’90s and in the mid-2000s, they bounced in the Greater Vernon Recreation gym space before outgrowing it. The program then moved to Maven Lane Daycare centre and the Stein Barn on the IPE grounds in Armstrong, but now they need somewhere new to teach skills to more than 150 participants each fall.

“The trampoline training environment is essential training for the safety and success of freestyle athletes,” SS Freestyle said in a statement. “Some of whom have become Olympians, National Team members and X Games champions.”

The program employs more than 30 part-time coaches and has trained more than 1,000 athletes in its time.

Each year, the program brings $100,000 to the local community through its youth programs, coach development courses and events.

A potential space for SS Freestyle would be a warehouse, gymnasium, barn or a large, tall shop in Vernon with 20-30-foot ceilings, as per new regulations. The space would need to be available between Sept. 1-Nov. 30 annually starting in 2020.

“SS Freestyle thanks Maven Lane for its amazing support of the SS Freestyle programs over the last six years.”

Anyone with suggestions is encouraged to contact the club by emailing wade@ssfreestyle.com or by texting 250-550-5322.

“Although it is a niche market, Greater Vernon is renowned for being a hot bed for action sport and freestyle athletes,” the club’s statement read.

READ MORE: 25 centimetres of snow falls at SilverStar Mountain Resort

READ MORE: Armstrong fair chooses 2020 theme


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Women remembered at candlelight vigil in Vernon

Polytechnique film shown at Okanagan College Dec. 4

Power outage leaves 1,500 Vernon residents in the dark

BC Hydro restores Westside Road outage within an hour

Vernon woman collecting socks for less fortunate

Jennylee Cowie hopes to collect 100 pairs of socks to give to the Gospel Mission in Kelowna

UPDATE: Water back on for Vernon residents

Water main break shut water off temporarily to Okanagan Avenue homes; repaired Tuesday evening

Syilx language program comes to West Kelowna

The course was first offered in Penticton

BC Ferries’ two new hybrid vessels set sail for B.C. from Romania

Two Island Class ferries to be in use by 2020

Penticton council fed up with non-compliant property owner

“I’m deeply offended, as I think all of Penticton is, and especially the neighbours.”

Distracted driving tickets not for ICBC revenue, B.C. minister says

Minister Mike Farnworth calls SenseBC analysis ‘nonsense’

CN Rail strike and lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

Companies calling on the federal government to ‘do everything in its power’ to end the strike

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils new Liberal cabinet

Pivotal role in his new cabinet for a minority-government era goes to Chrystia Freeland

Osoyoos driver admits being ‘drunk’ after crashing into pole

A 52-year-old Osoyoos man admits being drunk after hitting power pole

Penticton council to hear case for declaring a climate emergency in the new year

The newly formed Sustainability Committee has been directed to look at the idea

Vigilantes sentenced to two years jail after invading alleged Hedley drug house

Two men were sentenced to two years in federal prison November 12,… Continue reading

Most Read