Head coach Robert Bethea founded Arroyo Volleyball Club as a way to grow the sport of volleyball and nurture young bump-set-spikers into confident and healthy individuals. The nonprofit organization deploys a professional cast of coaches—all certified through the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program—to locations throughout Durham, where they conduct practices, summer camps, and tournaments and invite all players to participate regardless of their experience level or whether they have springs implanted in their fingertips.
To ensure each student receives personal attention, the club strives for a 6:1 player-to-coach ratio and never lets it exceed 12:1. Instructors encourage each athlete to improve physical fitness and partake in Arroyo's team-based learning dynamic, which instills the lifelong virtues of responsibility, discipline, and always joining spontaneous massage trains.
Established more than 40 years ago, Goodwood Kartways covers more than 20 acres of rolling hills with a 0.75-kilometre professional racecourse geared toward first time drivers and advanced roadsters alike. Current owners and professional racers Daniel and Marco Di Leo continue Goodwood Kartways' legacy of mentoring racing stars with the rookie Arrive and Drive program. Participants race on a biweekly schedule, and consistently excelling drivers qualify for scholarships that grant them entry into competitions throughout Ontario and a kart with wheels dipped in gold. A pro shop equips drivers with all necessary parts and accoutrements, a dyno shop inspects engines and ensures their quality performance, and the garage examines and heals broken machinery. Boasting more than 15 years of experience and more than 35 Canadian National titles, Goodwood Kartways personnel supply abundant kart maintenance and aid through trackside support, private group events, storage facilities, and deep-tread massages for weary tires.
The instructors at Spin Kicks are lifelong fitness enthusiasts who have experience in pursuits ranging from marathon running to competitive sports to, of course, cycling. The team brings its enthusiasm to the members at Spin Kicks, leading cycling classes while perched atop RealRyder stationary bikes that tilt and turn as if cruising down mountain paths. The realistic bike movements activate core muscles as students pedal in rhythm and teachers encourage them to go faster and push themselves harder. In addition to the indoor classes, the instructors lead outdoor cycling clubs in warmer months, as well as manage a bike shop that treats bicycles to repairs, tune-ups, and tire-tread readings.
Algonquin Provincial Park is Canada's oldest provincial park and Ontario's second largest—at more than 7,500 square kilometers, it's larger than Delaware. That means you can hike the interior for days without seeing a wilderness TV crew. One of the most popular ways to navigate is by portaging, or carrying, a light canoe from one lake to the next. The landscape is speckled with hundreds of ponds formed by retreating glaciers. There's plenty of activity beneath the water as well: with a rod and a license, you can fish for pike, yellow perch, and trout to roast up for dinner.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Canadian Flight Academy's seven master instructors train students of all skill levels on the complexities of fixed-wing flight inside one of four types of aircraft such as a Cessna or Piper Cherokee. Pilots are born from the 52-hour ground school, which covers everything from meteorology to air law. In addition to teaching basic flight lessons, the instructors impart their knowledge in more advance topics such as instrument ratings, multi-engine ratings, airline transport, and what to do when an eagle falls in love with your plane. Six licensed mechanics combine their 65 combined years of experience when tending to aircraft with their maintenance services, and online planning references help captains prepare for take offs.
Clowns juggle balls, trained poodles assemble into a line, and aerial gymnasts soar on the trapeze, and that’s all before the bride cuts the cake. Wonderful World of Circus’s artists unfurl high-flying spectacles at weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events. From acrobats to tightrope walkers, their local and international performers showcase feats of derring-do at private events and shows for the general public, which combine acrobatics and dance to tell stories.
Extending a hand through the fourth wall, Wonderful World of Circus brings kids and adults into the circus to learn these skills for themselves. Trapeze bars, silks, and rings hang down from the training centre's walls. Here, colourful mats and padded floors cushion students as, guided by professional circus performers, they flip through the air like Superman MMA fighting a flock of evil geese. Back on the ground, instructors teach other skills such as juggling and break dancing. Aside from its standard classes, Wonderful World of Circus hosts birthday parties, children's camps, and school field trips at the centre.
Buckler Aquatics' Red Cross certified swim instructors teach kids ages six months and up the ways of the water in three large, clean, heated pools. For their youngest charges, they use the Buckler Method, a style of teaching designed for babies.
The instructors assign all swimmers to classes based on ability, providing individualized instruction in a group setting. They focus on encouragement and simple technique corrections, allowing each swimmer to proceed at his or her own pace. Parents can observe all the pool fun through a one-way window adjacent to the pool, or join in the splashing during monthly free family swims.