The Freestyle Academy LAAX is the original. As the first indoor freestyle hall in Europe, it offers fun and action on a variety of elements on around 1,200 square meters – year-round and regardless of the weather. Since December 2010, freestyle tricks can be learned here in a safe environment. Now the popular freestyle hall is getting a makeover and will reopen on 15 June 2019 after a two-month reconstruction phase.
Even more fun thanks to new discipline
The previous offer, consisting of an impressive kicker tower (the Snow Flex), a boulder wall, the skate bowl and several trampolines, has proven itself and established itself with the visitors. But freestyle would not be freestyle and LAAX would not be LAAX without constant development and the courage to innovate. At the former location of the Snow Flex, the facility for a completely new discipline is thus created: Parkour. The large area freed up by the dismantling of the Snow Flex can thus be used to expand the range of offers, making it even more varied. For the planning, none other than parkour legend Joel Eggimann from Vienna was hired (www.youtube.com/user/JoelsParkour).
Back to the roots
But the reconstruction not only creates space for a new discipline, three additional ramps and three more trampolines: Where the Snow Flex landing bag currently stands, a vert ramp will be built – a real rarity in Switzerland. The vert ramp is on the one hand a prestige object, but on the other hand it is also the original form of freestyle, which is strongly rooted in LAAX. The vert ramp completes the remarkable indoor and outdoor skating offer in LAAX. For the planning and construction, the expertise of Andreas Schützenberger from IOU Ramps is used.
The countdown is running
After roughly two months of reconstruction, the Freestyle Academy will open its doors again on Saturday, 15 June 2019. A look behind the scenes of the rebuilding and interesting impressions can be found in the rebuilding diary here www.freestyleacademy.com/laax/umbau-tagebuch-2019/.