Deluxe Pizza Perfect for Rockclimber’s Adventure Drive

Amico’s Pizza is proud to supply Parkdale with authentic Italian cuisine, and late night pizza delivery, but readers should know our fare often travels well beyond the city limits. In the summertime, our patrons take pizzas with them when they head-out to escape the urban core.  Many families migrate to lake-front cottages and family farms and Amicos goes with them in the car.  When of our friends take long hikes in wooded areas and have pizza picnics high-up in the hills. Last week, when six rock climbers came shopping for a meal they could eat in the car, they got a swell deal from Frankie who supports summer fun.

Six rock climbers wanted a deluxe pizza for their after-work car ride to a nearby climbing gym.  One of the rock climbers en route to Hub Climbing was Raymi the Minx, who wrote about her rock climbing adventure.

Hub Climbing in Markham - boulderingThe climbers drove to Markham (in Rush Hour traffic) to participate in an evening team-building exercise at Hub Climbing, rock climbing and bouldering gym at 165 McIntosh that involved climbing tall walls with the use of autobelays and helping each other over various man-made obstacles in the gym. The activity also introduced the six participants to a new sport called bouldering which is the act of climbing over things without using safety ropes. If and when they fall, the participant lands on soft mats that are set out to cushion clumsy climbers.

bouldering, Hub Climbing, climbers- how to climb

One of the lessons that was taught in the exercise was how to fall; its not as easy as it looks.

Martin from Studenomics falls at Hub Climbing

And then the group put on harnesses and learned how to fall from a great height.

autobelay rock climbers at Hub Climbing in Markham

The group spent a long time and burned a lot of energy doing speed climbs. The fastest climber up the wall found honour among their friends on Facebook. The speed of 9.94 seconds was the best time up the twenty four foot wall; the best climbers used less than nine boulders to propel themselves up the incline.

speed climb up the wall in eleven seconds at Hub Climbing

The group had a blast at Hub Climbing and Amico’s Pizza was an important part of the adventure.

Casie on top of the wall

Casie Stewart wrote about rock climbing at Hub on her blog and included lots of little details.

Bloggers go bouldering at Hub Climbing in Toronto

Thanks Frankie for the pizza pie supper that gave this group the strength to ascend.

Rage with microphone in ring

Amico’s Pizza Sponsors Hogtown Wrestling

One of the best things about being the most legendary pizzeria in Parkdale has to be all the wonderful community building opportunities that come our way; people often reach out and ask us to get involved and support their events and awareness campaigns.  We donate pizzas to a plethora of places, but without question one of our favourite local meetings is the monthly Hogtown Wrestling matches.

Hogtown Wrestling Title Match at Socktoberfest

We love Indy wrestling! Amico’s Pizza helps support the spectacle by sending the organization free cheese & pepperoni square-boys which they turn around and sell for two bucks a slice at the show to help cover the cost of hosting the event.

Here’s Jeannie Johnson, wife of local wrestling legend and uncle of The Rock Dwayne Johnson, Ricky Johnson, holding up some remaining squares at the October 2016 event. This photo was used in the Toronto Guardian article about Hogtown Wrestling, which of course also mentions Amico’s Pizza.

pizza for sale at Hogtown Wrestling

At this same event in May 2016, back when the league was still called Victory Commonwealth Wrestling, the pizza vendor was suddenly part of the show!  Two wrestlers crashed into the pizza table in a dramatic out-of-the-ring combat scene that sent pizza squares flying everywhere. They rolled around in our cheese and pepperoni product and one piece was stuck to a wrestler’s sweaty shoulder when he emerged from the scrum. It was thrilling to watch, but a disappointing turn of events for hungry wrestling fans, and the administrators didn’t care much for the spontaneous plot twist either. It actually proves to us that much of the show isn’t scripted, as who’d ever plan such a stunt?

What’s the highlight of the show? At every Hogtown Wrestling bout the athlete named ‘Rage’ wears an Amico’s Pizza muscle shirt as he walks around the ring boasting about himself and spouting threats toward his opponents. We love that – his matches are definitely the best part of the evening for us!

Rage with microphone in ringHere’s a picture of our boss Frankie Horgan posing with the Oct 2016 Hogtown Wrestling Ring Girl, Raymi the Minx as she wrote in her blog post about being the Ring Girl at Hogtown Wrestling, its part of her contract to pose with sponsors.

Pizza Toronto Raymi wih Frankie from Amico's Pizza with Raymi the Minx at Hogtown WrestlingHogtown Wrestling is an amazing spectacle set in the action packed world of pro wrestling and filled with colourful characters performing some extremely compelling sports theatre, complete with amazing stunts and tongue-in-cheek humour as their thought provoking combats tests men and ideas.hogtownpro live wrestling nov11 toronto

You can get your tickets in advance and save $5 at the door by ordering online – next show is Friday Nov 11th Hogtown Live Wrestling in Toronto at Eventbrite.