Updated Southwood Photos

The tarps have been removed from the Southwood skatepark and we’re waiting to hear back from the city regarding completion date. We’ve posted more photos (thanks to Benji W) on our Facebook page:

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10 Year Old Jett Meets With Councillor Woolley

We were present at a meeting between 10 year old student, Jett, his mom, and Ward 8 Councillor Woolley. Jett is passionate about skateboarding and has done a lot of research on indoor skateparks.

With all the new outdoor skateparks being developed, we’re optimistic that the need for an indoor skatepark will be addressed. The Skateboard Amenities Strategy recommends an indoor skatepark for the city:

“Find a suitable location for one or more indoor skateparks or wheeled sport facilities to comprise an area of at least 1,850 m2 (20,000 ft2). An indoor facility may be located in an existing building or be a purpose built facility that is clustered with a recreation centre. Indoor facilities should serve both skateboarders, bmx, inline skaters and provide a fitness track for roller skaters. See page 50.” (Skateboard Amenities Strategy, 2011, p. 9)

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Millennium Park Photos

Marlene H. AKA ImageMaven has posted some photos showing the dry (and snowy) portions at Millennium Park currently:

CASE Fundraiser at The Palomino February 27th

We’re hosting a fundraiser with some awesome bands (and prizes) at The Palomino on February 27th. Tickets are available from Sloth Records, Big Tickets, and CASE board members. Click the poster for event details:
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Changes to Ramp Bylaw Building Momentum

Longtime Calgary skater, Rich Coumont had been ordered by bylaw officers to remove his backyard ramp or face massive fines. CTV News caught up with him to get his side of the story. Read it by clicking the image below:

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Rich Coumont’s ramp (courtesty CTV)

Ramp Bylaw Engagement Results

The City has published the results of the engagement on “sports ramps” from the fall.
UPDATE: the image below is a screenshot of the online survey results, which are no longer available. You can still view the results of the open house by clicking below:


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It’s a Trap!

Sam McGowan has published his video “It’s a Trap!” online for viewing. It features Sean Heather, Branden Wren, Dylan Dillz and many more Calgary skaters. Watch it here:

Indoor Skatepark Survey

A couple of weeks we told you of Jason Huang’s crowdfunding efforts for an indoor skatepark. He’s put together a survey in order to learn more about what Calgary skaters might want in an indoor park. Please take a minute to complete it at this link.

Metro News Southwood Story

Metro Calgary has published a story about the construction errors at the Southwood skatepark. Click the photo below to read it:

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Huntington Hills Construction Photos

Here are some new photos from Huntington Hills skatepark construction:

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