Jumping Up and Down in Fishers
A new Fishers franchise has customers jumping up and down. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park just off of 121st and Cumberland Road (10080 E. 121st Street, Suite 182) in Fishers just opened a 25,000 ft2 facility boasting 16,000 ft2 of indoor jumping fun.
Founded in 2002 in Las Vegas, Sky Zone was originally designed to facilitate a professional indoor trampoline sport. According to Jeffrey Mast, owner of the local franchise and former senior executive with Stanley Steemer in Ohio, the original concept did not work out but a new business model evolved.
“While they were trying to get their financial backing in place, people lined up to bounce around on the trampolines. The owner literally put a coffee can out and solicited a $2 donation from the public. After the coffee can was filled for weeks on end, he decided to franchise the idea.”
The facility houses two dodge ball courts, an open jump court, a Sky Slam two-lane basketball court, and a three-lane Foam Zone complete with 10,000 foam blocks. Even the walls are trampolines around much of the space.
“Dodge ball leagues have become very popular in other cities, so we expect to keep those to be a big part of our business,” said Mast. “We are also offering several fitness and aerobic classes. They say you can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour and not even know it.”
First-time visitors are required to sign a waiver prior to hitting the trampoline surface. Mast recommends reading and signing the waiver online at www.SkyZoneSports.com as well as scheduling your preferred bounce time. Once the paperwork is completed, visitors are loaned special high top bounce shoes and given a briefing on safety. “Have fun, be safe” is the culture Mast insists on cultivating.
Cost is $13 per hour and includes shoe rental. Group and nonprofit rates are also available.
“The most popular jump times are :60 minutes. Some younger kids can go longer than that, but in most cases an hour is enough to wear you out,” Mast said with a smile.
With so much space, music, concessions, and private party rooms, Sky Zone is already a hit with youth groups, schools, corporate groups, and boy/girl scout troops. Dodge ball leagues, exercise classes, and teen-centric open jump nights are available for all ages.
For more information, visit www.SkyZoneSports.com or call (317) 572-2999. They are visible from I-69 just north of the 116th Street exit on the south side of the highway (10080 E. 121st Street, Suite 182, Fishers).