So what has this got to do with dogs (well after all this is a sheltie blog)? I found out that there was a local agility club right around the corner from Helene's hospital! So one morning we left early and stopped by the SKYLINE AGILITY CLUB to see my mate Mary-Anne and her shelties Bryce and Jayda. I haven't seen Mary-Anne in ages and it was good to see her even for just a short visit. Here is a cute photo of Bryce.
Skyline classes are held indoors. The flooring is rubber horse stall matting. The room is on the second floor and is fairly long and narrow with the occassional steel column in the way. The advantage for this club is that it is indoors and out of the elements; so they can train year round in the brutal New York weather.
You can see from the outdoor photos that Skyline is located in a group of old industrial buildings. There is a river running right thru the group of buildings which I guess used to provide some energy. Skyline rents the upper floor of one of the buildings and the other buildings are used for various things. This is certainly a unique opportunity for a dog club to have a facility like this! They were very lucky and quite clever to get this place.
These type of old industrial buildings are often converted to luxury apartments in more up and coming areas. I wouldn't doubt that this could happen here in years to come.