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ACE and Ontario Shores partner on Extreme Spin Challenge

Join the four-hour climatic journey on February 28

Spinning in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel UOIT.
Spinning in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel UOIT.

On Sunday, February 28, brave ‘spinners’ will get to experience the extreme weather capabilities of the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel located at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

The Ontario Shores Extreme Challenge will be an unforgettable four-hour journey as individuals and/or teams of four spin their way through snow, wind, rain and every possible weather condition imaginable.

Participants will also be helping raise awareness to reduce stigma around mental health issues within our community. Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) in Whitby, Ontario is working hard to change the way people think about mental illness and mental health.

This first-time exclusive four-hour spin event will be led by top spin instructors who take participants through a variety of world climates and weather conditions, including snow, sun, rain and wind! A team of four can register for $250. Proceeds will go to Ontario Shores.

This event is suitable for any participant or team capable of operating a spin cycle together for four hours. Participants must be 14 years of age or older. Spin cycles are provided, but numbers are limited. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ontario Shores' Extreme Challenge 2016

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Place: ACE, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
           2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario
Time:  8 a.m. - Registration
           8:30 a.m. - Kickoff ceremony
           9 a.m. - Ride
           1 p.m. - Reception


About ACE

ACE at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a research and testing facility that offers sophisticated technology and chambers that are not often open to the public. Now you can experience first-hand the wonder of one of the largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels on the planet. In this test chamber, wind speeds can reach 280 kilometres per hour with temperatures that range from -40 to +60°C. With solar arrays and storm generators, ACE create any weather conditions imaginable from sweltering jungle downpours to the paralyzing cold of an arctic storm. ACE uses these chambers to improve the performance of elite athletes and to provide services to many other markets including the UAV, motorsport, film and television, automotive and aerospace industries.

Registration contact:
Colin Howard
ACE Marketing Specialist
905.721.8668 ext. 5777


Media contact

Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)