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Year-round fun park planned

Entrepreneurs already building winter slides

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This article was published 27/11/2010 (3248 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A new all-season fun park is coming to town — and its developers are doing it without any government funding, incentives or tax breaks.

Adrenaline Adventures opens soon with a huge, high-speed tubing hill. Runs will be 200 metres long and the hill will be groomed and iced for speed.

In summer, the site will be a wakeboard park. A cable system will be used in place of power boats to pull skiers.

The $5-million park is the brainchild of Jason and Michelle Rohs.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 27/11/2010 (3248 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Jason Rohs at construction site of a giant tubing and snow hill he is having built called Adrenalin Adventures, which is located just outside the perimeter and set to open next month.

Jason Rohs at construction site of a giant tubing and snow hill he is having built called Adrenalin Adventures, which is located just outside the perimeter and set to open next month.

A new all-season fun park is coming to town — and its developers are doing it without any government funding, incentives or tax breaks.

Adrenaline Adventures opens soon with a huge, high-speed tubing hill. Runs will be 200 metres long and the hill will be groomed and iced for speed.

In summer, the site will be a wakeboard park. A cable system will be used in place of power boats to pull skiers.

The $5-million park is the brainchild of Jason and Michelle Rohs.

"We've got a young family. We're now in that head space where you're looking for things for the kids to do, and our entrepreneurial minds started thinking," said Rohs.

He said there's little of the kind of fun park they'll offer in the capital region outside of Fun Mountain.

"We want to create something Winnipeg can be proud of," Rohs said.

The site will also include a rope course and artificial beach.

The tubing hill, complete with a tow rope, is first up. Rohs hopes it can open by Dec. 23.

Construction began four days ago and will run 24/7 until completion. The site is on the west Perimeter between Roblin Boulevard and Wilkes Avenue, inside the RM of Headingley.

The hill will be 12 metres high and about 30.5 metres wide. The tubing hill will have separate lanes so people will not be chaotically running into each other. There will be a minimum of five lanes. Tubes will be supplied.

As of Saturday, after just three days of construction, the hill was already 4.5 metres high. In the future, Rohs plans to place a skating rink on the site's man-made lake.

The lake will use water from two on-site wells and water will be purified. It will include a beach.

In summer, it will be the first cable wakeboard park in Canada. Boarders will be pulled along by an overhead cable system. However, the four-hectare lake will not be set up for wakeboarding until 2012. There will also be a smaller wakeboard-training lake.

"This is absolutely huge in the wakeboarding industry," said Rohs. He has already been offered to host the world cup of wakeboarding in 2012. The wakeboarding world cup has never been held in North America.

"We saw a need for a faster, more exciting water park," he said.

The site is designed to give the owners the option of enclosing the man-made lake to create a 9,300-square-metre indoor water park in future.

Rohs and his wife are in real estate and development with their company, Jaymic Development. Previous projects included a 16-lot subdivision in Charleswood called Brittany Drive.

"We're a mom-and-pop development company. We're not going to compete with Creswin or Shindico," Rohs said.

The site is 20 hectares. There is no government financing, other investors or partners, he said.

 

 

bill.redekop@freepress.mb.ca

Bill Redekop

Bill Redekop
Rural Reporter

Bill Redekop has been covering rural issues since 2001.

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Updated on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM CST: Corrects spelling of Adrenaline Advenutures.

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