It takes place in New City, Soleanna. Solsaliente, a touring circus troupe, have visited New City for one of their performances. However, one of the acrobats was involved in an accident during a rehearsal, meaning that they cannot appear in the show. This has put the show at risk of cancellation. Thankfully, Monica, a spokeswoman for Solsaliente, decides to recruit Sonic as a replacement for the absent acrobat. She tests him out in the "Acrobatic Rings" routine, which involves running and jumping through numerous rings as fast as possible.
There is time limit of two minutes to complete this Town Mission. The player must pass through the large orange rings floating around the city by running, jumping, using springs and bouncing off the walls of buildings, a task that is easier said than done. The Red Gem may provide assistance. The Town Mission is cleared when every ring has been passed through within the time limit.