Skatin' Place offers guests a trio of entertaining activities replete with music, laser beams, and the sounds of clinking coins. Neon lights and disco balls cast a groovy glow over the roller skating rink, as skaters glide forwards and backwards during open skating hours and private parties. Meanwhile, inside the laser tag arena, glowing obstacles and intergalactic artwork set a futuristic scene for teams of sharpshooters, while an arcade offers old-fashioned fun for nimble fingers, as players amass tickets to trade in for prizes or newer, better, younger siblings. And, to help fuel all the family-friendly fun, a snack bar serves casual fare such as pizza, nachos, and slush-a-roos.
Two Midwestern locations bear the Crossfire Paintball name, together covering more than 50 acres of natural wooded terrain and open battlefields peppered with logs and drain-pipe bunkers. During typical high-speed, team-based battles, soldiers splat each other with watercolor-tipped spears and biodegradable balls filled with nontoxic paint as they attempt to capture the enemy's flag. Just as games for small groups and birthday or bachelor parties boost camaraderie among friends, corporate outings foster vital interoffice skills such as problem solving, quick thinking, and coordinating ties with colorful shirt stains.
More than 10,000 square feet of trampoline surfaces that beckon adventurous guests to slip off their shoes and get airborne at Enter AirMaxx - St. Cloud. Aside from the two main jump courts, where visitors can bounce around like ping pong balls in a popcorn maker, the facility also features a dodgeball court?also on a trampoline?and a foam pit that provides a cushy and safe landing pad to practice aerial maneuvers. Kids under 40" also have their own separate jump court to romp around. The arcade is a nice spot to take a breather and win prizes on the many video games.
Largely choreographed by Minnesota Dance Ensemble's executive director Stephanie Eichman and artistic director Amanda Chouinard, modern dance piece Amalgamation fuses several duet and full-ensemble works to create one cohesive show from the underappreciated movements of everyday life. In "Slow Deluge," Eichman personifies the graceful flow of streams, lakes, and the last sweet sip of Gatorade in the bottle. In another piece, her dancers gesticulate through the embarrassing things people do when they think no one is looking. Chouinard stages the visceral experience of hearing a song for the first time in “Kyprios," then turns to more lighthearted material in a sequence that uses experimental movement to fix an absurd lens on popular sports. The two choreographers' collaboration culminates in a buoyant catwalk-inspired piece that struts and sashays to music by Nancy Sinatra, The Cardigans, and No Doubt.