Luke Schueler and his twin brother Cody have been connoisseurs in the trampoline park industry for over a decade and have operated trampoline parks since 2009. They founded Flying Squirrel Sports in 2015 and now have 17 locations worldwide including six countries and they have multiple new locations scheduled to open in 2021. The parks offer a number of unique patented attractions designed by the Schuelers to take advantage of the fast-paced fun and everything has been designed with safety as the #1 priority.
“We decided to offer our unique concept to the community of Lutz due to the lack of family entertainment offerings in this area. The building is located in a great area and matched our target demographics with easy access for transportation from surrounding areas. We are extremely excited to bring Flying Squirrel Sports to Pasco County,” said Luke Schueler, COO and Co-Founder of Flying Squirrel Sports.
The new 40,000 square-foot indoor sports and family entertainment center in Lutz features a variety of attractions, providing a fun and unique family-friendly experience. Attractions include: Massive trampoline courts, extreme traverse climbing wall, battle beam, pro dunk hoops, stunt jump air bag court, aerial silks, air track tumbling floor, Olympic performance wall running trampolines, dodgeball, zip line, interactive climbing wall, kiddie trampoline court and dunk hoop, redemption arcade, a birthday party zone, a cafe and more. Plus they boast three private room Topgolf Swingsuite golf simulators. Every Friday and Saturday night, the park transforms into a glow in the dark trampoline dance club with a state of the art lighting and sound system.
The brothers also founded Shock Trampoline Parks in order to identify potential problems the industry faces. This organization was established to fulfill the need in the industry to create a safer trampoline park. The industry has grown rapidly in North America and has recently expanded into international markets. This rapid expansion has brought to light one of the main issues patrons can face – injuries sustained by patrons when they lose control and land on trampoline pads that overlay the steel frames.
As a solution, the two entrepreneurs developed and patented the world’s only shock attenuating trampoline park structure. The design includes German gas shock absorbing suspension system incorporated directly into all of the trampoline framework. When jumpers land on the trampoline pads that overlay the steel structures, the impact attenuating system allows the trampoline frames to absorb impacts across all trampoline courts. Similar to the concept of a mountain bike with shocks running over a speed bump. By incorporating gas shocks into the framework, this allows the trampoline frames to absorb impacts and lower up to 3 inches, ultimately reducing injuries from patrons landing on the trampoline pads. All Flying Squirrel Sports locations utilize this patented trampoline technology.
“Our priority has always been, and will continue to be the health and safety of our guests and team members. We follow both the CDC and all local health department guidance to reinforce our procedures. We have a dedicated operating manual and training program created by industry experts with insight from professional consultants specifically tailored to covid-19 operational procedures, policies and situations, plus dedicated staff to monitor all attractions to ensure safety and social distancing rules are being followed. Cleanliness and safety is our #1 priority and every Flying Squirrel facility is cleaned with specialized EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants prior to opening, hourly, daily and at closing. The complete listing of all of our dedicated safety and cleaning protocols are on our website, but here are just a few I can mention.”
“This massive park features world-class attractions designed and geared to safety and to please everyone in the family, kids and adults,” said Luke Schueler, COO and Co-Founder of Flying Squirrel Sports. Schedule a playdate and bring the whole family to come check out this exciting new Lutz attraction!
Flying Squirrel Sports is located at 22930 Highway 54 in Lutz.
For more information, visit www.flyingsquirrelsports.com or call (813) 501-8488