During the summer months, West Vancouver converts its Ice Arena into a Ride&Slide PlayZone! Running 4 days a week until August 17, 2012, the PlayZone features a 20′ slide, a toddler play zone, a bouncy castle, an inflated obstacle course, a plasma car racetrack as well as other sports equipment available to play with.
Since Aiden is always super hesitant with bouncy castles, I really didn’t think he’d go for this. Wow, I was wrong. Initially he kind of balked at the idea of any of the bouncy castles, but after playing in the plasma car racetrack for a while, his adrenaline was up – and so was his courage! Before I knew it, he was in the obstacle course (going up ladders, down slides, over and through things), the toddler zone (with bouncing and slides) and finally on the giant slide! I thought for sure he would freak out half way up the ladder and want to come down… but he went up! And then down!
He had a look of “oh crap” coming down the slide that first time, but Aiden loves slides and split into a huge grin, clapping and shouting “yay” for his own achievement. Each and every time he went down (which he did over and over and over again!)
Aiden had almost no interest in the sports equipment at the PlayZone. He was able to go in all the bouncy castles except the standard one with the slide inside (the ladder in that one was less firm / harder to climb).
For toddlers, the PlayZone opens at 9:30 – after 10:30, older kids are invited in and the place gets much busier. We stayed and played until close to 12 – what a day! We go back tomorrow :)