Ceroc Vancouver's casual blend of salsa, swing, and jive attracts crowds of dancers every week due to how easy it is to pick up. Focusing not on technique but on fun, Ceroc ushers guests onto the floor to experiment with the simple style that gained a following during its infancy in France. Every party starts with a beginner lesson, during which instructors show the crowd introductory steps; afterwards, a DJ spins music from many different eras to spark a freestyle dance session. Dance nights take place across the city, offering guests the chance to experience Vancouver's different hot spots while grooving with a partner.
In a shop surrounded by free-ride, downhill, and extreme mountain-bike trails, the cycling crew at On Top Bike Shop understand and foster passions for trailblazing by caring for two-wheelers with a slew of services. Striving to provide everything needed to trundle freely in the great outdoors, the shop suits up cyclists in clothing and accessories such as Dakine jerseys and helmet visors by Giro. Bikes from local brands including Banshee, KHS, and Manhattan Cruisers taunt gravity by hanging from the shop's ceiling and walls and bragging about their summers at space camp.
Established in 2002, Universal MMA has become a well-known mixed-martial-arts facility in the area with locations in both North Vancouver and downtown Vancouver. With members ranging from beginners to intermediate students to competition fighters, Universal MMA provides a fun and friendly training environment. Classes include no-gi jiu jitsu, muay thai boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, women-only kickboxing, and kids' martial arts.
With two locations in Downtown Vancouver, EzeeRiders outfits visitors for journeys around the city's most popular areas. At the Robson Street location just outside Stanley Park, a fleet of cruisers, electric bikes, and tandem bikes stands ready to hit the trails. The Seawall location outside Gastown adds to the selection with electric bikes and mobility scooters that facilitate trips to the shopping district or to scenic Lost Lagoon. When snowboarding season gets into gear, the shop also rents equipment for shredding down nearby Cypress Mountain Ski Area, which most people say is far more fun than trying to mountain bike down the pass.
Hours of activities come together under one roof at Laserdome Plus, where a 7,500-square-foot laser-tag arena, a rock-climbing wall, a 24-foot-tall Space Jungle, and an interactive LightSpace entertainment system make daylight seem frivolous. In the laser-tag arena, teams scurry up ramps through four levels of playing fields and ferret out opposing players hidden under the glow of violet LEDs and black lights. After honing teamwork, strength and stamina are tested at indoor rock-climbing walls equipped with 14 auto-belay ropes that make the wall scalable for all experience levels.
Kids aged 10 and younger explore Space Jungle, an elaborate jungle gym of rope bridges, lookout posts, web climbs, and a tunnel with a view into the laser-tag arena. For a challenge involving wits and motion in tandem, kids and adults pair up or challenge each other to games on the LightSpace interactive floor system. Its luminescent, pressure-sensitive tiles react to movement as participants play several types of motion-based or educational games. Vball, a velcro-based, no-mess version of paintball, rounds out the action-packed indoor offerings, each of which is available for drop-in or as part of a private party.
Spokes Bicycle Rentals carries the largest fleet of quality bikes in the city. We offer a convenient way to get out and bike Vancouver. Stanley Parks trails and the seawall path along with Vancouver's ever expanding network of bike routes makes cycling a great way to stay fit while enjoying the beauty of Vancouver.
To the instructors at Posener's Pankration & Kel Lee's AMA, martial arts is a source of pride. They're honoured to challenge themselves to approach their practice with discipline and self-control, which carries over into their daily lives. The dojo's instructors specialize in pankration, a modern mixed martial arts version of the ancient Greek form of free-for-all fighting. With championships and years of experience beneath their black belts, they also empower students with knowledge and skills in mixed martial arts styles such as muay thai kickboxing and submission wrestling.
The studio's white walls are festooned with international flags and shelves lined with trophies, plaques, and belts. In the corner, piles of mats and pads await their chance to host sparring sessions, the greatest honour for mats and pads. Upstairs, boxing posters blanket the walls, punching bags hand from the ceiling, and the ring stands ready to host matches and the subsequent tea parties thrown for the winner.