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Synchronized Trampoline

Synchronized trampoline is a gymnastics sport in which two participants perform a synchronized acrobatic routine while bouncing on a trampoline. The pairs of athletes perform a routine consisting of a series of acrobatic moves, such as mid-air somersaults and twists, using the trampoline to generate the height necessary to perform these complex movements. Each athlete is required to land on the trampoline ten times during their routine. Routines are judged on execution, degree of difficulty, and time of flight, and the pair with the highest score is the winner.

Is this activity known by any other names?

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What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?

Recreational and theatrical (e.g., circus) trampolining began in the US in the 1930s, from where it spread to Canada. The sport of trampolining was first organized in the 1950s, with an official governing body being established in 1965 and the sport gaining entrance to the Summer Olympic programme at the 2000 Sydney Games.

Who takes part?

Males and females of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds. Given the physical demands of the sport, many competitive athletes are youths or young adults.

When does it occur / How often do you take part?

Trampoline competitions, performances, and training occur year-round in the GTA.

Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?

Skyriders Trampoline Place; Just Bounce; Osbourne Academy of Acrobatics

Cultural Significance

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Is there anything else we should know?

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Categories

Sport
  • Just Bounce
    3731 Chesswood Drive
    North York, ON M3J 2P6
  • Skyriders Trampoline Place
    9094 Leslie Street
    Unit 5A
    Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3L9
  • Osbourne Academy of Acrobatics
    1420 Bayly Street
    Unit 17
    Pickering, ON L1W 3R3
  • Ricoh Coliseum
    45 Manitoba Dr
    Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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