Press Releases

Get Ready for iFLY: The Adrenaline-Charged Indoor Skydiving Attraction Coming to Yonkers!

for Friday, May 8, 2015

Press Contacts:
FCRC: Joyce Baumgarten / Kelly Ferraro
Geto & de Milly, Inc. / 212-686-4551 /

Get Ready for iFLY: The Adrenaline-Charged Indoor Skydiving Attraction
Coming to Yonkers!

Ridge Hill Celebrates iFLY Groundbreaking

iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility that simulates the experience of true free fall conditions in a safe and fun environment. This family-friendly sports attraction will be one of only 35.


iFLY Groundbreaking at Ridge Hill


Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:00 am


Ridge Hill Shopping Center 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. New York State Thruway , Exit 6A Yonkers, NY


Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano
Yonkers Council President Liam McLaughlin
Yonkers Councilman John Larkin
Kathryn Welch, EVP, Forest City Ratner Companies
Matt Ryan, President and COO; iFLY Indoor Skydiving

About iFLY:
iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving…we make the dream of flight a reality by giving our customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once we had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, we knew we could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. We opened our first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, we opened three more facilities. In 2005, we rebranded ourselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as our design and manufacturing company. Today, iFLY has 35 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

About Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill is the best destination in Westchester to SHOP, DINE and PLAY. Patterned on a classic downtown, this family-friendly outdoor center features a central Town Square and children’s play area. In addition to an eclectic mix of popular fashion, sports and technology retailers, the center is home to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, a 12-screen National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux, Whole Foods, LA Fitness and eight delicious full-service restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, Havana Central, Lefteris Gyro, Elevation Burger, Texas de Brazil, Little Buddha, Angelo’s Family Style Italian and Yard House. Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space, approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group offices and urgent care center. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West Exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, Ridge Hill is easily accessible to all Westchester, Putnam and NYC Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Learn more at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Forest City Ratner Companies:
FCRC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates 34 properties in the New York metropolitan area. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.8 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit