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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019/20

Rialto Theater | Downtown Tacoma | 6:45pm – 10pm | Tickets On Sale Now

DATES: Monday, November 25, 2019 | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Monday and Tuesday BEFORE Thanksgiving.

Purchase Tickets:
Cost: $20/night

Additional fees and taxes apply.

Member Discount:

Ticketing fees are waived for members of Edgeworks, The Mountaineers and Puget Sound Outdoors! Discount available only at Edgeworks.

For the BEST PRICE, purchase your tickets at Edgeworks!
Member discounts are not available through Tacoma Arts Live.

Don’t wait! Both shows tend to SELL OUT days in advance so be sure to buy your tickets now.

Presented locally by*:

The MountaineersPuget Sound Outdoors, and Edgeworks Climbing

Be inspired, be energized, and celebrate the spirit of adventure when the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Tacoma with all new films for 2019/20!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta.

Immediately after the annual festival wraps each November, a selection of the best films go on tour. The host organization(s) in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers. The World Tour visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members. Tacoma is one of the very first stops of the tour!

Film selection occurs the afternoon of the events, and we will do our best to identify a range of activities to suit our varied local community.

NOTE: The film rating is Parental Guidance; films may contain coarse language.

Show times and seating:

Doors open at 6:00 pm  |  Shows start at 6:45 pm  |  Seats are festival style ~ first come basis

Location:

Rialto Theater, 9th and Broadway downtown Tacoma. Map it!

Contact:

For more information, contact Mindy Roberts (jefacita@gmail.com; 253-651-5483).

Stay Connected:

Follow Tacoma Banff on Facebook! It’s the best way to stay up to date on the events and special offers.

NEW: Fitness Classes w/ Lyra

Friday, November 1st, 2019

About Lyra Pierotti

Being both an AMGA Rock Guide and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Lyra is uniquely qualified to design fitness classes and training programs that specifically target the needs of climbers.

The exercises she creates come from her careful study of movement, developed through academic study as well as observations of her own movement and that of her clients—from over a decade of guiding in the mountains.

Durability for Climbers | Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Focusing on a variety of functional movement patterns, this class will help you work on your posture and neuromuscular control—subtle but challenging work. This class will help you identify and focus on your areas of need—during class and in your everyday life—and collect tools to keep you healthy, happy, and mobile enough for your next “send”.

Participating in 5 consecutive sessions is recommended before expecting any changes or results.

Warm-up for Climbers | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Competitive athletes, dancers, and other movement artists don’t dare hit the field or stage without a careful warmup. This 30 minute class will introduce you to various movement patterns and appropriate types warm up activities for climbing. (hint: not stretching)

Additionally, this class will cover a exercises to aid in your cool down routine and help enhance recovery. Ultimately helping you cultivate a warmup and cool down routine that best suits your needs. 

Join this class weekly to learn new movement techniques and adopt tools to improve performance, reduce risk of injury, and most importantly have more fun in each and every climbing session.

Member Spotlight November 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Deb King

Members since October 2016

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in the Pacific Northwest?

Deb: I grew up in the Bay Area, and first moved to the PNW after living on the Big Island for 4 years with my husband Jeff. We left the PNW for a couple years to live in Oslo, Norway, but came back to stay in 2000.

What’s the story behind your becoming a climber? How did you end up at Edgeworks?

Deb: The first time I came to Edgeworks was with Jeff, our sons and their Scout troop. That day I only did auto-belays, but loved the challenge of climbing. Of course I was clueless on what I was doing, but I had a blast doing it! It wasn’t until January of last year that a friend of mine suggested we join EW to stay active in the winter. I’ve been coming ever since!

If you had to choose between bouldering, top rope or lead climbing as the only form of climbing you could do from here on out, what would you choose and why?

Deb: If I had to choose one form of climbing, it would be lead. I love the challenge it presents, and the total focus it requires.

What is one lesson you’ve learned as a climber that you would teach to your younger self who’s just starting out climbing?

Deb: In the two years I’ve been climbing, I’ve learned the importance of warming up before climbing hard, and not letting the route ratings dictate what I attempt, at least while on top rope!

Best part about Edgeworks?

Deb: Best part of Edgeworks is the people, of course. I love how friendly and laid back everyone is, both the employees and members. I am always impressed with the creativity and diversity of the routes – EW route setters do a great job keeping things interesting!

Could you tell us something about you that our community members might not know? What’s your jam outside of Edgeworks?

Deb: Something people might not know about me: I used to fly helicopters over active lava flows on the Big Island, and spent a summer flying over and landing on glaciers in Southeast Alaska. 

What’s your goal for the months ahead as far as climbing and fitness go?

Deb:  To become more experienced and confident in trad, learn multi pitch, and climb outside as much as possible. I had the chance to climb for a day in Joshua Tree in April, and would love to go back there next year and spend a lot more time exploring. I used to have the goal of climbing harder and harder routes in the gym, but now I realize that it’s not the number that counts the most, it’s enjoying whatever challenge the route has to offer. 

Member Black Light Event

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Sunday, October 27 | 6pm – 9pm

Member Black Light Event

Competitions not your thing but still want to experience the fun of climbing in the black lights?

Invite your friends, wear your best GLOW, and join us for an after-hours, kid-friendly, member event. As a way to say thank you to our members, we’ll turn out the lights one more time before the work begins Monday morning to return things to “normal” around here.

*Some competition routes will come down prior to the member event and the climbing area will be open to the outside side lights from the front desk and 2nd floor. To experience the full effect of the black lights, be sure to join us for the 2019 BLB Comp on Saturday, Oct 26!

Roped Climbing on the shorter walls will be closed during the event but the East Room walls will be business as usual with normal lights and access.

FREE for members! Regular day pass rates apply for guests of members.

Bike to Edgeworks Month

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Excellent Parking & Raffle Prizes!

“Bike like the mountain is out!”
Edgeworks is getting in on the fun of Tacoma-Pierce County’s “Bike. Everywhere.” Challenge

It’s simple. Each time you ride your bike to Edgeworks to climb, take a fitness class, or workout you’ll receive one raffle ticket to be entered in a drawing for prizes including Edgeworks swag, FREE day passes, and more! The more you ride, the more chances you have to WIN! So get on your bike and RIDE.

Fine Print:
Tickets are limited to 1 per person/day for rides that occur during the month of May 2019 only.
Tickets must be collected at the time you and your bike are at Edgeworks; no “oops, I forgots”.
Raffle is open to everyone and all ages, including members and non-members.
Drawing will take place Monday, June 3, 2019.

Ride safe. Ride smart. And always securely lock your bike to one of our racks.

 

Spring Break Camps

Friday, April 5th, 2019


Looking for a FUN and ACTIVE way to entertain the kids during Spring Break?

Sign ’em up for Edgeworks’ Rock Climbing Camps!

Rock climbing is a great way for kids to build confidence, while promoting creative thinking, problem solving,  team building and trust. Not to mention that it’s a great way for them to burn off some of that extra energy during Spring Break!

Our programs are designed to entertain and challenge kids no matter their skill level. From beginner to advanced, our professional staff will keep them engaged in fun climbing related activities and games.

2019 DATES: 1 Week ONLY!                                                                      

– Monday, April 1
– Tuesday, April 2
– Wednesday, April 3
– Thursday, April 4
– Friday, April 5

DETAILS:                                                                                            

COST:  $65/DAY Register online  |  $259/WEEK Register online

AGES:  7 – 12 years   |   TIME: 9:30am – 2:30pm (now 5 hrs/day!)
No experience necessary!  |  Sign up for 1 day or the whole week.

Edgeworks members receive a 10% discount!

 

Early Morning Hours!

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Edgeworks is NOW OPEN @ 6AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

Come in early and get your climb on, enjoy the gym on your own terms, no crowds and even take a shower before you go to work.

The auto belays will make sure you always have a climbing partner and the newly expanded weight and cardio rooms have lots to offer as well.

We’ll see you in the morning!

 

New Years SPECIAL

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

JOIN NOW and SAVE!

Edgeworks is more than a fitness resolution. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, make new friends and be part of a healthy and supportive community; making it the perfect place to be in 2019!

Edgeworks is not only for the weekend warriors and hardcore crushers of the rock, we are also a community of climbers and friends. Even if you’re breaking in your first pair of climbing shoes, we invite you to join us for the monthly climbers socials, clinics, challenges and competitions that are also included (or discounted) for our members.

Give the Edgeworks community a try; it’s healthy, friendly, supportive and FUN and we’re pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it!

50% OFF MEMBERSHIP START-UP FEE! (save $30)

In addition to climbing, instruction and fitness classes, Edgeworks members also enjoy FREE guest passes to share with family and friends, discounts on gearfun events and a whole lot more.

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50% OFF 30-DAY INTRO PASS! (save $49)

Fill your Instagram account with awesome photos and hashtags: #2019 #newyear, #newadventures, #havingfun, and #lovingit! While the Intro Pass does not include all the same perks as a membership, it does include climbing, fitness classes, and 2 intro to climbing courses to help get you started.

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Offers expire January 31, 2019