Air Time

As any skateboarder that’s been on the business end of a face plant can tell you, the laws of gravity are serious business. But the fear of coming crashing back to earth probably isn’t going to keep any adrenaline junkies from utilizing the ramps and rails of the newly opened Xtreme Air Jump and Skate Park in Chandler anytime soon.

The extreme sports facility is a daredevil’s dream come true and offers endless ways to catch some air, whether it’s via twisting and towering skate ramps, a 10,000 square foot trampoline court, or an enclosed parkour course where urban free-flowers can scramble and climb to their heart’s content.

Expect to see plenty of gravity-defying stunts being staged during the facility’s grand opening on Saturday, June 4. Besides skating and BMX demonstrations, the event promises appearance by celebrity guests and prize giveaways, including a one-year park pass.

Sat., June 4, noon, 2011
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.