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Communities Get Healthy & Have Fun with Challenge Course! 

As obesity in Canada continues to be a growing concern, the challenge of finding new ways to inspire ALL ages to be more active remains. Young children get their daily dose of exercise on the playground, while adults head to the gym or stay outdoors on a GameTime GTfit Adult Fitness Park to stay fit.

But what about the older children? You know, the teenagers with their heads buried in their phones and little (or no) motivation to get moving. Physical inactivity among youth is a major problem, but GameTime, a pioneer in the commercial playground and outdoor fitness industry since 1929, believes they have a solution with Challenge Course by GameTime.

Challenge Course is GameTime’s exclusive response to the fastest-growing segment of outdoor recreation: challenge and obstacle races. Instead of watching American Ninja Warrior (a widely popular sports entertainment show where contestants compete obstacle courses) behind electric devices, Challenge Course encourages people to get out and compete themselves.

See how Challenge Course brings the American Ninja Warrior experience home!

Why Challenge Course?

It’s the perfect way to encourage multi-generational fitness and recreations. It hits on our competitiveness at the right level- kids want to beat their time – so they will come back to use the equipment again and again. Meet. Compete. Repeat.

Meet. A place that connects people of all ages to socialize with family and friends.

Compete. Encourage active lifestyles for all ages and ability levels, and reverse the obesity epidemic.

Repeat. Increase park utilization, maximize green spaces by creating a destination people come back to again and again.

Change Your World with Challenge Course:

Product Overview:

Challenge Course is offered in Pro configurations for parks and green spaces to appeal to older children and adults (ages 13+), as well as in school-friendly Youth configurations that are compliant with standards for playground equipment.

See all six Challenge Course models and pictures ! Download a copy of the new Challenge Course brochure HERE!

Accept the Challenge!

As the official supplier for GameTime in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes, Play! by Crozier is happy to help you bring a Challenge Course to your community!

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Viva Las Boulder!

RockCraft Designs is heading to Vegas September 15-17th to exhibit at the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference. Stop by Booth #2439 and climb the boulder! If you can make it all the way around you will receive a special edition “I Rock” T-shirt. (while quantities last ) As you can see from a previous conference (pictured above), everyone loves to test their strengths and have fun on the boulders!

This year, RockCraft will be showcasing the Approach boulder that is specially designed to be accessible for all and for ages 2-5, and for the first time we will be introducing the new Traverse boulder line. On display will be the largest of the three pieces. These boulders are specially designed to be used as linking pieces and to create a boulder field within the playground. They promote additional nature play, balance and coordination, and the imagination of all its users.

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No need to set the alarm for early morning wake up Monday, since its Labour Day! Enjoy your day-off, and don’t forget to play!

If you’re looking to take the kids to a fun and inclusive playground, check our PLAYGROUND GALLERY to find one near you!

No matter where you find yourself this Labour Day, take some time to think about Canada’s labour pioneers. Read the HISTORY on how Labour Day came to be in Canada. 

Please note: Play! by Crozier will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

Enjoy!

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Magazine showcases CSLA award-winning park in Kingston  

A design overhaul on Kingston’s Lake Ontario Park featuring an exciting, accessible playground from Play! by Crozier is showcased in the Summer 2015 (Issue 30) of Ground Magazine for receiving an award by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

The Lake Ontario Park Revitalization Project was a recipient of a regional citation as part of CSLA’s 2015 Awards of Excellence, given to honour distinctive designs that illustrate the range of what landscape architects do.

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RockCraft Boulders offer Climbing Fun for All Ages 

It goes without saying that climbing is a kind of play that comes naturally to children. Every parent and teacher knows that children will climb even before they can walk; attempting to scale the walls of their playpen or crib is virtually every child’s first challenge. Testing limits is an important part of a child’s development and climbing is an excellent means for children to expand their mental and physical limits.

As children age, there's still opportunities to incorporate the fun and challenge of climbing through bouldering. Bouldering has the adventure of rock climbing without the need for training or safety equipment being only a few feet off the ground. Over the years, rock bouldering has become a popular addition to parks and playgrounds, combining fun with new experiences and fitness.

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30 Under 30 Summer Playground Sale On Now! 

GameTime’s Sizzling Summer Savings are on now! Through August 14th, 2015, GameTime is discounting 30 of their most popular play systems for the 30 under 30 sale

Browse through the line of eligible PowerScape, Primetime, Xscape and IONiX play systems HERE, all sold at under $30,000 US. As the official supplier for GameTime in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes, Play! by Crozier is happy to make your park or playground the cool place to be this summer!

Call us at 1.866.624.9722 to secure pricing. We can provide photos and details on any units you are interested in.

Civic Holiday- Play

Whether you call it Civic Holiday, Provincial Day, August Holiday, Simcoe Day or no name at all, Play! by Crozier hopes you enjoy your long weekend!

Please note that the Play! by Crozier office will be closed on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 to celebrate this Civic Holiday. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible upon our return.

Want to get the most out of a long weekend? Follow these simple steps HERE.

Happy Civic Holiday!

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Group effort brings splash pad project to fruition

OTTERVILLE, ON - They say it takes a village to raise a child. In Otterville, it took a village to raise funds for a new splash pad, sure to keep local toddlers this summer.

Two years ago, the old wading pool next to the public pool at Otterville Park was unusable and an eyesore. Today, it has been replaced by a fun splash pad with interactive water features, which opened to the public June 20th.

All hands were on deck to raise the $70,000 required to bring the project to fruition. After receiving a Trillium Foundation grant for $30,000, local organizations such as the Otterville Optimist Club, Norwich Township, Friends of Otterville Park and Otterville fire fighters, raised the remaining funds by hosting several successful fundraisers (including the fire fighters’ wing ding event which drew in over 500 people).

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Moving Fitness Forward: Escape the gym with GTfit

RICHMOND HILL – Residents in Richmond Hill are considering swapping the gym for outdoor workouts surrounded by fresh air and nature, thanks to a newly installed GTfit outdoor fitness equipment at Rocking Horse Ranch.

After much anticipation, Rocking Horse Ranch opened the fitness park to the public June 10th, drawing in large crowds eager to celebrate the official opening and test out the new equipment.

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Residents flock to new GTfit fitness park

RICHMOND HILLRocking Horse Ranch held its official park opening celebrations in Richmond Hill June 10th, drawing in a large crowd of local residents and families eager to play and exercise. 

Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow and members of council kicked off the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by complimentary refreshments, entertainment and a variety of activities. When the park was deemed “open to the public”, older children and adults made a beeline towards the GTfit fitness area.

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