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Whether it’s a surprise birthday party, the first stop on a bachelor party, celebrating a promotion or new stage in life, mark that day with the most memorable adventure possible. Double down on the special occasion with an extremely special introduction to human flight.
Between our two Alberta skydive centers we have more facilities, infrastructure and airplanes to make an incredible group skydive event. you put together a large-scale group skydive center, come to us with your plan and we’ll give you a whole bunch of ideas to make it even better.
We’ve helped organized some of the most successful fundraising charity events in Alberta. Talk about putting the fun in fundraising. We’ve worked with Adeara Recovery, Edmonton Dream Center, Alberta Schizophrenia Society and Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, helping to raise almost $1M over the past ten years.
We have a very successful charity event model. If you’re interested in setting up a charity event please contact us.
We offer group rates for groups of jumpers starting at just three. Time to squad up, squash any of their objections for skydiving and suit up for adventure.
For groups of three or more, we do offer a $10 discount per person.
While we would never suggest waiting until your all of your friends are keen to go skydiving (the reality is that some of them just won’t), it is a little more special if you have some of your favourite people to experience this adventure.
Our friends, family or coworkers help to accentuate the build up, the excitement, the nervousness, the post jump buzz, basically all of the moments between the moments. While your skydive itself will be a very personal experience, having a group of your friends to experience all of the other elements makes those moments a little more fun. Convince your parents, call in that BFF favour or grab the cool guy from work, even if its only one other person to share the experience you’ll be glad you did.
If you have a large group might want to consider checking out our sister operation at Innisfail, Alberta, south of Edmonton. It’s our mega skydiving center that houses larger, faster aircraft that fly to higher jump altitudes, a bigger staff and larger facilities for that larger group.
Enjoy a scenic 20 minute ride of the prairies while we climb to 10,000 feet. During the ascent, your instructor will also review your jump and perform multiple safety checks.
An Edmonton Skydive staff member will fit you with a tandem skydive harness, jump pants (if required/desired) and goggles. The harness is adjusted for your safety and comfort. It has four attachment points. The harness is stress tested to withstand 15,000 pounds of tensile force.
Tandem skydiving is very easy and requires very little training. First you’ll watch a short training video giving you an overview of your jump. Then we’ll introduce you to your tandem instructor. Your instructor will provide supplementary training by reviewing techniques in the video and practice training on the ground. This includes aircraft seating, climbing out and exit, freefall body position and landing procedures.
You’ll arrive at Edmonton Skydive and check in at our front desk. You’ll register, complete paperwork, and review and select video and/or pictures packages.
Very large groups help us operate more efficiently, and because of that, we’re happy to pass along those small savings to you if you make our day awesome and let us throw you out of perfectly good airplanes! For groups 10 or larger, please contact us directly to discuss numbers, dates, special requirements and corporate rates. And don’t forget, we already do the highest skydives in Canada at industry standard rates so you’ll already be doing more than 50% more freefall than anywhere else in Alberta!
We love the big groups and we’re here to help make them even bigger! If you want to make your event huge, tap into some of our resources and expertise we have available for you. Our booking system has built-in tools that easily allow you to share and promote your event on all of the most popular social media channels or via email. Our marketing department can assist in creating promotion materials such as flyers, T-shirts or specialized and targeted newsletters for big groups. And even though skydiving video or picture packages must be purchased individually, we’ll make sure we grab a bunch of fun group photos on the ground.
After your very first skydive, there’s sure to be an excessive amount of adrenaline, high fives, hugs and feel good vibes! When you’re ready, you’ll make your way back into the gear area where hop one of our staff members will help you de-gear. No doubt you’re super stoked and wondering how deep this rabbit hole goes. Be sure to ask about our second jump options, or if you know this is your new jam, then sign up for the Solo License program.
While our staff are prepping your amazing video and pictures, drop into our bar for a post jump beverage, text that special someone and tell them you’re still alive (or surprise Mom I went skydiving) and get on Instagram and Facebook and tell everyone about it! Stick around, watch some experienced skydivers land their parachutes and we’ll hang out after the jumping is done!
While freefall might entice most people to try skydiving, a surprising amount of first time jumpers enjoy the parachute ride even more than the freefall. This is one of the many hidden beauties of skydiving: it’s actually two sports in one!
After the instructor has deployed the main parachute, you’ll gradually decelerate from 200km/h to about 30km/h in about 10 seconds. As the parachute fully opens, it gets much calmer and quieter (you’ll be able to talk with your instructor now). Your body orientation has shifted from horizontal and vertical and weightiness has returned (you’ll feel suspension in your leg straps and at the shoulders). Sensory overload fades completely away, your neurological system chills out but leaves the good blissful drugs in your system. All of that combined with the zen chillness of the parachute ride, clouds and/or sunset, make if a completely different sensory experience.
After the instructor does some housekeeping (wind assessments, practice landing and navigating location), you typically have another 4000 feet of vertical descent to play and fly back to the landing area. In most cases, your instructor will hand over the controls and let you fly the parachute during a safe altitude and area. Please understand that sometimes the wind, traffic conditions or drop location are not ideal for a first time flight so we might not be able to let fly. Safety always is priority. New jumpers are often surprised at how responsive and controllable the parachutes fly. They dive, bank, roll and turn similar to an aircraft. Those g-forces are felt when we rotate and spiral.
If you’ve been flying the parachute, your tandem instructor will take over around 2000 feet and begin the landing pattern. As the pair turn in on a final approach, your instructor tell you to lift up your legs for landing, leading to a soft slide onto the ground on your butt. You’re back but you’ll never be the same!