For the 2023 season, our training sessions will take place mainly at Léon-Provancher Park in Montreal on Friday nights.
These trainings take place on a weekly basis but are weather dependent, check out our Facebook page before you move.
We’re waiting for you!
It’s for EVERYBODY! It is not necessary to have experience in handling with or without fire to come to the training sessions and open fire jam.
These trainings allow all fire spinner and future artists to safely share a training space, whatever their level of experience or the equipment they handle. You must be 18 years of age or older.
Participants must be a member in good standing of the GardeFeu and comply with the GardeFeu Protocol.
Fire-free manipulators are welcome, a space is reserved for them! Welcome to the first legal Montreal Fire Spinning burn club!
Questions and Answers (FAQ)
I’ve never done this before, but I want to learn!
You’ve come to the right place! Once registered, you will take a safety training course based on the href=”/formation/protocole-gardefeu”>Fireguard protocol used in our trainings. This training involves a theoretical and a practical part. We can also refer a mentor to accompany you in your very first steps or to perfect your techniques.
Is it safe?
Yes it’s safe if you are with us!
Training sessions with fire are conducted according to a strict protocol which is the result of more than 200 training evenings. This protocol has been accepted by the Montreal Fire Department and the North American Fire Arts Association.
The required safety equipment is provided and each person entering the security perimeter has followed a href=”/formation/protocole-gardefeu”>mandatory safety training (theoretical and practical) on the protocol to be followed. This training is provided free of charge during a member’s first visit.
An artist-to-rescuer ratio is strictly adhered to. A lifeguard can supervise 3 advanced, 2 intermediate or 1 beginner. Each artist must also participate as a lifeguard.
Keep in mind that fire handling still involves risks like any circus activity, so it is important to follow safety rules, be in possession of all of your faculties, control your movements without fire first and respect your personal limitations.
What should I bring?
Be sure to wear natural fibre clothing such as cotton, linen, wool or leather. Synthetic materials can melt in contact with a flame and the resulting sticky material can cause severe burns, while natural fibre clothing can easily be extinguished with the hand.
A flashlight is practical! Our training is mainly done in the dark.
The long hair should be tied or protected under a piece of natural fibre fabric.
No need to bring your fuel, Isopar-K is provided on site at will at a cost of 5$. This rule does not apply to spitters who must bring their products.
What are your health measures (COVID)?
We follow the Quebec Public Health guidelines for outdoor recreational activities.
The measures in place are:
Application of the vaccination passport to enter the site
The mask is not required for our outdoor activities, however attention must be paid to the physical distance.
Disinfectant on site
No sharing of spit towels
We ask that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID refrain from coming to our activities.
More information: https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019
How much does it cost?
A regular subscription costs $40 per year.
A $5 per night contribution on the fuel (Isopar-K) provided at will is also required.
Your first visit costs $45 and all the others would only be $5.
Artist without fire/visitor/photographer/friend
It’s always free for you!
Do I need to be a fire artist to participate?
No, not at all!
On the other hand, it is important to know that being an artist of fire requires certain mental and physical qualities. If you can’t move easily, can’t concentrate or act quickly, the fire arts may not be for you. When you register, you will have to accept a waiver that stipulates several conditions.
The formation Fire safety training theoretical and practical is mandatory and included free of charge in the subscription.
No one can enter the security perimeter without having successfully completed the fire arts security training.
If this is your very first contact with fire, make sure you wear only natural fibers (cotton, wool, linen, leather), nothing synthetic.
I need to prepare a show, can I have a space just for me?
We can create a dedicated space for the size of the stage you need to perform on so you can be ready for your show!
Troops are welcome too!
I don’t know what discipline to choose! What’s the best?
Sometimes it is not the artist who chooses the discipline but the discipline that chooses the artist! We have fire-free training equipment on site that you can manipulate to experiment. There is no discipline better than any other, the important thing is that you feel pleasure in practicing.
- Gives access to all GardeFeu fire activities for a period of 12 months.
- Fuel fee during training sessions ($10 for Isopar-K at will)
- Course 101 Safety in fire arts must be taken separately.
- Successful completion of the course 101 Safety in fire arts
There is no refund if the weather forces the cancellation of certain evenings.
Proof of enrollment in an educational institution is required for this package.
Circus School Package
Proof of registration in one of the following circus schools is required for this package.
- École de cirque de Verdun
- École nationale de cirque
- École de cirque de Québec