2019 New Skateparks Update

The City of Calgary is building three new skateparks in 2019: Bowness, Genesis Centre, and Rocky Ridge. Great news for Calgary skateboarding!

Bowness skatepark is under construction. It began late in 2018 and the crew from New Line Skateparks worked under a heated tent for a few months to complete most of the work. It just needs a bit more minor work before it opens this spring.

The park is located in Queen Elizabeth Park (4324 77 St NW). Here are some concept images of the design (click either image for more):

Concept art for Bowness skatepark

Construction on the Genesis Centre skatepark will begin after Bowness is complete. New Line is the contractor and construction will likely take about three months. The site is the front of the Genesis Centre YMCA, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE. Here is the concept image (click below for more):

Rocky Ridge Skatepark will be located at the new Shane Homes YMCA, 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW. Construction will start up a little later than Genesis and hopefully will be done in late fall. Here’s a 2-D sketch of the design concept:

CASE Co-Founder Selected for 2019 Faces of Community!

Zev Klymochko co-founded CASE over 10 years ago and is still committed to pushing Skateboarding in Calgary. He was recently nominated and selected as one of Calgary’s 2019 Faces of Community for his outstanding volunteer contributions.

A big congratulations to Zev for some well-deserved recognition! Head over to the Federation of Calgary Communities to see the full interview:

City Proposes Allowing Downtown Skateboarding

The City of Calgary’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit will review recommendations to the Transportation bylaw from City administration on Wednesday, February 27th. These recommendations include allowing skateboarding downtown and in the bike lanes/cycle track.

CASE is supportive of these recommendations and will attend the Committee meeting to express our support.

Here’s a look at some of the proposed changes:

To read the entire report that will be presented on Wednesday, click here. It’s item 7.1

You may know that skateboarding downtown or what’s known as the “Central Traffic Zone” has always carried a $25 fine. We contacted the City’s Bylaw department and they told us that since 2001, only 13 tickets had been issued.

This classic cartoon from the Calgary Sun circa 1993 is still relevant today!

Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Apply November 15, 2018 – January 7, 2019

The Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts (CASE) is seeking motivated individuals that want to grow skateboarding and connect skateboarders in Calgary.

  • Four (4) Board positions are open for election as of November 15, 2018
  • Directors are expected to attend scheduled monthly meetings and contribute to the growth of skateboarding in Calgary

If you are interested please send a message to [email protected] and outline the position you are applying for, your reason for applying, and your interest in CASE!

If you know someone whom you believe would be a good candidate, please feel free to pass along this message or get in touch with us.

 

Open Board Positions:

 

Treasurer

Responsible for overseeing the management and reporting of the societies finances.

.General financial oversight

  • Banking, book keeping and record keeping
  • Financial planning and budgeting
  • Financial reporting

 

Director of Communications

 Responsible for managing and directing an organization’s internal and external communications. Directors of communications supervise public relations, create, manage, oversee, and report to board on communication strategies, and may serve as the key spokesperson and media contact for the organization.

  • Creating and conveying the organization’s internal and external communications;
  • Building a strong and reputable outlook on the organization, and sustaining that reputation to ensure customer satisfaction and a positive public image;
  • Writing insightful and meaningful correspondence and press releases;
  • Developing internal publications such as newsletters, ensuring staff are up-to-date with new information and initiatives;
  • Managing organizational branding and reputation to ensure positive public perception.

Director – Social Media Expert

Working with the Director of Communications the social media expert will:

  • Maintain effective relationships with the media and online groups so the organization is positively portrayed (social campaigns, events, etc.);
  • Manage daily social media (content, responses, etc.)
  • Multiplatform, multi-use, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Website
  • Create and share relevant skateboarding content

Board Member – General

General board members will contribute to CASE projects and support Board initiatives.

  • Joining existing projects and sub-committees
  • Creating and developing new projects
  • Maintaining positive relationships by liaising between the organization, the public, member municipalities, government departments and other stakeholders;
  • Conduct impeccable research, interpret data and generate statistics
  • Create and foster and maintain a strong network of support in various sectors including the three levels of government (municipal, provincial, federal), nonprofit sector, public enterprise, and philanthropic
  • Foster strong business bonds and relationships with staff, media, the board and all other stakeholders

 

CASE is a Non-Registered Not-For Profit Society with the mission of fostering and supporting the growth of skateboarding in Calgary.

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