Winter is coming quick and that means changes ahead for us at The Obstacle Circuit. The 2019 OCR season is mostly over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop training. There are more obstacle course races and mud runs in 2020! And the Ninja Warriors competition season is just getting started with the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association season and local competitions coming up over the next few months!
WINTER IS COMING
With cold weather coming and limited daylight you can expect changes will be made. Due to the fact we are primarily an outdoor training program we will have to adjust. Most of our adult and kids classes will go on break for the time being until we find another way to run them safely and staying true to the goal of our classes
THE OBSTACLE CIRCUIT ADULT CLASSES
The adult classes going into November will be limited to just the Saturday 8:30AM class. It is getting too dark during the Tuesday 6PM and Thursday 5:30AM to maintain the quality and safety in class. If another time becomes feasible during the week we will add more class times. We are planning to do some After Dark special classes which will require headlamps and special events during the winter months so don’t expect things to slow down too much. We still need to be prepared for cold race conditions making this an optimal time for race prep.
RICOCHET NINJA KIDS CLASSES
The Ricochet Ninja kids classes will continue until it starts getting too cold to continue. I (Coach Daniel) am watching the weather closely and classes will be charged week to week instead of monthly to prevent overcharging. Some classes will need to be adjusted due to the time change. I will be communicating with parents directly to make sure everyone knows what is going on.
If it looks like it’s going to be a cold day (low 40s or high winds) I will cancel class and inform everyone. If at any point prior to a class I do not canceled class then you as a parent can make the call yourself. It is completely understandable and I want everyone to be safe and feel safe about having their children in class.
Things will slowdown into the winter a little and that’s to be expected, but their are big plans in the works and guaranteed once we are able to start bringing classes back we’ll build it back up even better.
RICOCHET PARKOUR & NINJA KIDS CLASSES
Monday 3:15 PM – Ninja Lv 1
Monday 4:15 PM – Ninja Lv 2
Tuesday 3:30 PM – Ninja Lv 1
Wednesday 3:00 PM – Ninja Lv 1
Wednesday 4:15 PM – Ninja Lv 2
Friday 10:00 AM – Ninja Lv 1
Class times subject to change due to Daylight Savings and will be going on break soon due to the cold weather.
We expect to continue to run kids classes up until it gets to cold to continue and we will still allowing trial students up until we go on break. Contact us by email, phone or click Get Started to get your kid in class. Not all class times are available. Some are already full and Ninja Lv 2 are reserved for more advanced students.
NOVEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE
Find the latest class schedule at obstaclecircuit.com/schedule
“NINJA-STYLE” COURSE COMING TO KENNEWICK
A new playground setup is going up near Desert Hills Middle School. It will be a fun addition to our community. It will provide some new challenges and fun for adults and kids. We at The Obstacle Circuit are excited to see more people get the opportunity to be exposed to the obstacle racing world right here in Tri-Cities.
Find out more at YakTriNews.com
UPCOMING NINJA COMPETITIONS
The next season of Ultimate Ninja Athlete Associate competitions have begun and local competition are coming up too. These are great event, but do require a high level of obstacle proficiency. If this is something you or your children are interested in be sure to reach out to us so you are prepared before taking on one of these events.
NOV 2 – UNAA Qualifier – Skyhook Ninja Fitness – Tigard OR
NOV 10 – Urban Warrior – Milwaukie OR
DEC 7 – UNAA Qualifier – Northwest Ninja Park – Springfield OR
DEC 8 – Urban Warrior – Milwaukie OR
JAN 11 – UNAA Qualifier – Skyhook Ninja Fitness – Tigard OR
JAN 19 – Urban Warrior – Milwaukie OR
JAN 24 – UNAA Qualifier – Bodies in Motion – Boise ID
Find More Upcoming Ninja Competitions at obstaclecircuit.com/upcoming
2020 OCR SEASON
Looking ahead into 2020 this is a perfect time to set a goal and get started working towards it. Little nervous? That’s what we’re here for. To prepare you for your first event, or prep you to crush your next event!
APR 4 – Spartan Race Seattle Super & Sprint
APR 25-26 – Summit to Swamp
MAY 2 – Spartan Race Montana Ultra, Beast & Super
Find More Upcoming OCR events at obstaclecircuit.com/upcoming