Giant Paintball's five locations spider across Southern California, causing flickering rainbows of color that splatter players failing to find cover. Shelter such as castle walls or Old West storefronts dot fields at the Alpine and Lakeside locations, and in Bellflower, Hollywood Sports places players in a 23-acre universe populated with authentic movie sets from the likes of Starship Troopers and Godzilla. At SC Village in Chino, camouflaged paintballers trek through 25 fields of jungle and desert landscape, popping off rounds from behind mesh-covered tanks and army-green helicopters. The wide open battle zones of California Paintball Park in Castaic, meanwhile, challenges competitors' long-distance sharpshooting as they navigate gigantic wooden spindles and wooden forts. At each of Giant Paintball's sprawling venues, teams rent gear such as Tippmann guns and buy battle-proven equipment at their pro shops.
Presented in part by Dan Clark, also known as Nitro, of American Gladiator fame, the Gladiator Rock'n Run is a unique and challenging event, pairing an obstacle-heavy running course and an attempt at breaking the record for the world?s longest mud pit with post-race entertainment, including beer, music, and food. Those prepared to race must dance through tires, army-crawl through mud, and clamber up rope ladders to avoid barrels thrown by giant apes. The roar of spectators rings throughout the course as bystanders cheer on runners to inspire strong finishes.
Yacht Sylvia is a 56-foot, 35-ton staysail ketch designed in New Zealand by naval architect John Alden. Launched in 1973, the yacht has circumnavigated the globe on multiple occasions, survived hurricanes, and now ferries passengers and students to remote destinations. The below-deck interior features a maritime museum with artifacts from around the world displayed on the bulkhead and countertops. Sailing lessons range from two-hour tours and explanations of basic sailing techniques to three-week immersive trips abroad during which participants learn as they perform crew duties. In addition, Yacht Sylvia Sailing can host charters for up to six to international destinations including the Channel Islands and the Sea of Cortez.
Leila Parello has been teaching ballet for more than 40 years. At The School of Ballet Arts, which Leila founded in 1974, she and her team of professional instructors cultivate a noncompetitive environment in which students can learn the joy of dance through the lens of classical ballet. They teach proper ballet technique, pointe, classical variations, stretch, and jazz, culminating in a well-rounded curriculum for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
CrossFit is best describe as the fitness program you have been looking for. Whether it is to enhance your sport, get back into shape, lose weight, get stronger or even a place for kids to come learn fitness and have a ton of fun at the same time. CrossFit Pride has one motto....."If You Let It, This Place Will Change You"
Fun is weatherproof at Urban Jungle Fun Park, where guests play indoors on seven gigantic attractions. What's more, the park doesn't discriminate by age?there are thrills for toddlers as well as teens, young adults, and adults.
Don't Miss: the 26-foot-tall play structure with a 12-level network of tunnels and strap-netting, as well as three twisting tube slides
Toddlers: zoom down a pint-sized slide or dunk on a miniature basketball hoop in the soft-play area
Elementary-Age Kids: pretend to be Spiderman or a really large spider as they scale the surface of a 26-foot-tall skyscraper, complete with an auto-belay system that keeps them aloft
Teenagers: gather on Friday nights, when the park recruits a DJ and transforms into an LED-lit dance club called iL?MN8
Parents: stretch out on the leather banquettes in several lounges, each equipped with free wi-fi and charging stations
Pro Tip: during busy days, smaller kids might have to wait for a group of similarly sized playmates to jump on the 2,000-square-foot trampoline court