Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma March 2020 - Page 19

and use various-shaped holds to reach the top.” But for all the challenges and excitement that accompany the activity, Small said he’s more hopeful that Blocworks will create a sense of community amongst those who frequent it. “One thing we definitely wanted to do was make a business that’s so much more than just a ‘rock climbing place,’ but a destination for those with a shared love of what we do, and to create a community, to encourage people to connect,” he said. “We’re excited to be able to provide the city with a place to experience the kind of experience that climbing has given us.” Minimal equipment is required — climbing shoes, chalk bags and chalk, which helps to maintain friction and gripping (similar to gymnastics). If customers don’t have their own, rentals are available. Waivers are required to climb at Blocworks. “Eventually, the joy I get from climbing is the same kind of joy I want to provide other people,” Small said. “That’s the real joy of Blocworks.” So for an afternoon of fun, fitness, fellowship and community, visit Blockworks in downtown Edmond, and find your own path. Once opened, Blocworks will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. on Sundays. Blocworks is located at 104 S. Broadway. For more information visit or visit them on Facebook. Welcome to Edmond We are a Catholic Christian Community, called to be faithful, caring, enthusiastic disciples. We build up the Kingdom of God by worshipping and praising God, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and witness, giving loving service to our neighbor and strengthening the parish community. 900 S. Littler • 340-0691 May the Lord’s Peace be with you in 2020! March 2020 | The Business Times 19