UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, the first Sensory Night will be held on Thursday, March 17 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Sky Zone Winnipeg. A free registration link has been setup on Eventbrite so attendees can sign-up to jump: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-night-sky-zone-winnipeg-tickets-22613723255
Starting in March, Sky Zone Winnipeg will be holding a monthly Sensory Night where participants with autism, ADD/ADHD, and other sensory challenges can jump in an environment suited for their needs.
“We dim the lights, we turn the music low to accommodate their needs, and the kids can jump and have fun,” Stephanie Harris, community outreach manager for Sky Zone Winnipeg.
Sky Zone Winnipeg has been open since 2013 and boasts six courts of interconnected trampolines, a foam pit, basketball court and party room.
People with sensory sensitivity experience the environment differently. Certain lights, sounds or textures may be unbearable, for example. Other times, people with sensory sensitivity may be compelled to move or jump.
Sensory Night was started by Sky Zone corporate headquarters in Los Angeles in response to research that shows activities like trampoline jumping can be soothing for children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and other sensory challenges.
Sky Zone Winnipeg will be holding Sensory Night the third Wednesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. Jump time is free for kids, but participants need to purchase Sky Socks ($3) which are theirs to keep and reuse.