Nik Wallenda's Training Sessions at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, May 12-22, 2012… and ongoing updates!
Ten Things to Know about Nik Wallenda’s Training Sessions at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Nik Wallenda will perform two training sessions each day from May 12 through 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The sessions are FREE and open to the public.
The length of the wire is 1,200-feet. Depending on his training regiment, Nik may only walk portions of the wire at a time, or may walk the full length.
At its peak, the wire will be more than 50 feet off the ground. While it is about 400 feet shy of the length of the wire he will walk on over Niagara Falls, it is designed to simulate the same angle and “dip” he will experience on June 15.
The public can expect to see many members of the media — even from around the world — at any given point in time during the trainings. During daily media debriefings at noon, Nik will be hooked up to a microphone and loud speaker so that the public can hear his comments and reactions.
There are many options for public seating, including bleachers for approximately 900 people, ground-level views on the parking lot near the high-wire, and around the Third Street perimeter. The public is welcome to bring chairs.
Bike-rack rails will indicate off-limits area due to safety and construction. In addition, part of the bridge walkway (in the middle of the rope’s length, near Old Falls Street) will be accessible for media only (with proper credentials). During off-times, the walkway will reopen.
Parking is always free at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Enter our parking ramp on Niagara Street (between Fourth and Sixth Streets), or park on our ground-lot on the Sixth Street side near the hotel entrance. Additional city lots are nearby.
Speaking of the hotel, Nik Wallenda is staying inside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel the next two weeks. Did you know it is one of only three hotels in all of Western New York to have earned the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award for outstanding service and amenities?
Near the bleachers, there will be a small concession stand with hot dogs, potato chips, drinks, and more. Look for the Pepsi tent. In addition, you’re also steps away from 10 restaurants inside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.