YOUTH, TWEEN & TEEN
Everything You Need to Know for Flip Factory's Youth, Tween & Teen Programs (YTT) - Spring Session!
When is Spring Session?
Spring Session runs from April 1 - June 24. Flip Factory will be closed and there will be no classes running on April 14 & 15, May 19, 20, & 22.
Which programs are in 'YTT'?
Mini Flippers, Gym & Jump, Intermediate Gym & Jump, Advanced Gym & Jump, Circus Sampler, Circus ATA (Aerials, Tumbling, Trampoline, Acrobatics), Circus TRAC (Trampoline, Trampo-wall, Russian Bar, Acrobatics, Chinese Pole), Extreme Kids/Tweens & Teens, Ninja Warrior for Kids/Tweens & Teens, Cirque du Flip.
Where is Flip Factory
All parking is free at Flip Factory! We have 8 marked spaces in the lot in front of our building as well as a parking lot directly behind our building with three rows of stalls. Please ensure that you do not park in another tenant's space. These are private stalls and your car could be towed! Parking on the west side of 5th St is free and unlimited.
Where to Enter
Please use the Flip Factory entrance - 1st door.
Whether you are a new or returning Flip Factory member - Welcome! If this is your first session at Flip Factory or just your first session of 2017, please make sure to stop by the front desk on your first class to fill out a waiver. Members who attended the Winter 2017 should have a valid waiver on file. If you are unsure whether you need a new waiver please ask the front desk. Waivers need to be completed once per calendar year. Download the waiver here.
Everyone's outdoor footwear needs to be removed. In order to ease traffic in the front entrance, please make sure footwear is placed neatly in the boot rack. Jackets and packs can be hung up in either the green or orange coat rooms.
Participants' name tags are on a chart inside the green coat room. Their coach and group members will be wearing the same colour name tag. At the end of the class, please ensure you return your name tag to the chart.
Participants are requested to wait upstairs in the viewing area until called down by coaches for the warm-up. Please do not wait at the entrance to the Flip Factory Gym as it makes it too congested when the previous class is trying to exit. Please note that Tot Spot is for children 5 years and younger only.
At the end of your child's class, they will be instructed to go directly to the green or orange coat rooms. Please meet your child here and not in the hallway or entrance to the gym. Coaches will direct kids to these rooms to meet their parents. Any kids whose parents are late will be instructed to sit in the front entrance with jackets and shoes on.
What to Wear
Sweat pants and a long sleeve t-shirt are best for winter. A long sleeve t-shirt protects the elbows on our trampolines. Shorts and a t-shirt or gym suit in the warmer weather are best. Make sure t-shirts are tight fitting so that it won't go over your child's head when they are upside down. Please avoid jeans, clothing with zippers, belts, and buckles as they can damage the equipment. Leave necklaces, bracelets, hoop earrings and watches at home. Long hair should be tied back. Please avoid bobby pins that may fall out or big hair ornaments that are uncomfortable when rolling. Bare foot is best and safest for our kids in most cases. Kids will not be permitted to use the trampolines, airbag or pit airbag if they are wearing shorts or pants with zippers, belts, or ceremonial equipment that could puncture the airbags or cause harm to the participant.
Important! If your child is in Ninja Warrior or Circus TRAC, be sure they have a pair of indoor shoes. VANS or similar shoes are best so that ankles do not roll with lateral movements. Joggers are not recommended. If your child is in the Circus TRAC programs, they will also need an old pair of jeans and long sleeved t-shirt when using the Chinese Poles. Your child's coach will let them know the week before if any of these items are needed for the next class.
Who is My Child's Coach?
On the first day of the session, we will end our classes a few minutes early so that parents can come onto the Flip Factory gym floor to meet their child's coach. Pictures and bios on our staff can be found here. Our Youth, Tween & Teen Program Director is Monica Alves Maciel. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak up! You can either contact Monica directly or our front office staff and have the message conveyed.
Pictures at the End of the Session
All participants in will receive an end of session group photo of themselves and their Flip Factory group members! Photos will be handed out at the end of their second to last class.
Tot Spot, Flip Café, & Friday Family Drop In
Tot Spot is free to registered participants 5 years and younger on the day of their class. Siblings who are not registered in a same-day program can sign in and pay for a drop in at Flip Café. Children crawling through to 5 years old are welcome to use Tot Spot. For the safety of our kids, no one 6 years and older is allowed to play in this space. Parents are responsible for watching their children in Tot Spot. Pay as you is $8.50/drop in. 10 pass punch cards are available for $65+GST. You can stay in the Tot Spot as long as you want! Tot Spot hours are Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Tot Spot is closed for private bookings on Sunday.
Flip Café is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, & Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We serve specialty coffees, teas, fresh baked goods from Hunterhorn Bakery, healthy veggie and fruit dippers, fresh fruit, paninis, and savory soups. We would kindly ask that any outside food is consumed in the orange or green coat rooms where there is seating and tables. Tot Spot eating areas are for food purchased in Flip Café.
We offer unstructured drop in into our main gym on select Fridays. Friday Family drop in is free play in our Flip Factory main gym for kids crawling up to 9 years old with a parent! Come for some family fun on trampolines, climbing wall, ropes, mats, tumble track, and more. Friday Family drop in is offered select Fridays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Only $10/child or use your Tot Spot Punch Card. One parent is required for every three kids, no charge for parents. Friday Family drop in is open for non-members of Flip Factory too, so bring your friends!
Friday Family Drop in will be offered on:
Experience the exceptional this summer at Flip! We have fitness for the whole family to work with any schedule. Click here to see our Summer Schedule for camps, classes, and drop in through July & August!
We offer fun fitness for all ages and skill levels! Circus silks and trapeze, trampoline and Ninja Warrior are a sample of adult programs we offer throughout the week. Inquire at the office for more info or click here to see our adult schedule.