Our sheltered playspace has been under construction for a couple years as they improved the lighting, replaced the leaky skylight domes, rebuilt the rink surface, and shined the place up! I am really impressed with the new look and improved functionality, and cannot wait to participate in all of the events that will be scheduled for this space.
The Saturday Circus will hopefully be able to squeeze under the extended domes on fall and winter days with questionable weather, but we may need to wait and see how the space is allocated for the next few months: for the next couple of weeks, there will be a test-run of the ice sheet, then the rink will be cleared again for two weeks at the beginning of November, and then the ice will go back on for public use through until the end of the Olympics. We will have to wait and see how the people supervising the plaza space feel about having a circus group practicing among the other area users!
Once the Olympics are over and the ice has cleared out, I will be looking into the possibility of offering one-hour lessons in this space on Saturday afternoons before the Circus. Please let me know if you would be interested in these classes!
In other Saturday Circus news… I think that I am finished with my summer and fall travelling, and will be able to attend the Circus each weekend up to the start of holiday travel! I’m really looking forward to participating weekly, as these sessions are a valued part of my social life, and provide me with a decent chunk of personal practice and play time. I hope you can join me!
Here’s an old video that shows the space pre-renovations (and also records a point in time before our playdates were dubbed “Saturday Circus” … but you can see that along with a ton of hoopers, there were a lot of poi spinner showing up, so the change was already in progress):