Sportsworld welcomes families, birthday parties, and dates to a roller rink full of the sounds of music and the sights of skaters dancing and rolling across a disco-themed dance floor. Guests dine on hot dogs and sodas during birthday celebrations, belt out their favourite tunes at karaoke night, or master the finer points of skating during 90-minute skate lessons.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine manoeuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
• For $19, you get one single-day festival pass, good for Saturday, August 27 (a $40 value, including GST) • For $19, you get one single-day festival pass, good for Sunday, August 28 (a $40 value, including GST) • For $29, you get one two-day pass, good for both days of the festival (a $60 value, including GST).
"Made in Alberta" brings life to a host of local choreographers' classic and contemporary dance creations that showcase regional fire-footed dance troupes. Watch as the Breaking Barres company tap dances across floorboards and piles of effervescent bubble wrap, then energize internal rhythms as Usha Gupta performs storytelling East Indian Kathak moves. In addition to these established styles, the evening also brings the beats of Afro-jazz fusion dance, and the levitation of hip-hop dance courtesy of Calgary native Saxon Fraser. The feats - Festival of Dance is presented by the Alberta Dance Alliance, a nonprofit arts organization that promotes and educates dancers in communities across Alberta.