Mark Pezzi Memorial – November 1st in Airdrie

There will be a memorial for Mark Pezzi at the Airdrie Skatepark on Saturday, November 1 at 2PM. Mark’s ashes will be scattered by his mom and his son will be skating. Following that there will be a gathering at Nose Creek Valley Museum, 1701 Main St SW in Airdrie.

Please join the Facebook event if you plan on coming.
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Calgary Home for Sale With Ramp!

Friend of CASE, Dan Robinson, is selling his home. What’s unique about Dan’s place is the garage is home to a very cool ramp, called “The Mental Block”.

View the real estate listing here.

Metro News interviewed Dan about his house. Click the photo to read the article:

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Bowness Skatepark Meeting

A new skatepark is being planned for Bowness and you can have a say in how it will look. The meeting is on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7PM at the Bowness Community Centre (7904 43 Avenue NW)bowness skatepark diagram

Tony Hawk’s Gigantic Skatepark Tour – Calgary 2001

Tony Hawk and his crew came to Calgary in 2001 for a demo at Millennium Park. It was a stacked line up. Joining Tony were: Bam Margera, Jason Ellis, Bucky Lasek, Mike Vallely, Alex Chalmers, and a bunch more.

Check out the video re-cap of it here:

The Slab – DIY Spot

A few veteran Calgary skaters took it upon themselves to build their own spot not too long ago.
It’s referred to as “The Slab” and has half a dozen obstacles now. It’s been a great addition to the neighbourhood, not to mention the Calgary skate scene as a whole.

Kudos to the builders and caretakers of The Slab. Let’s hope everyone takes care of the spot so we can keep skating it for many years to come.

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Remembering Mark Pezzi

If you skated at The Source Indoor Skatepark or, more recently, the Airdrie skatepark, you may remember Mark Pezzi, a talented skater who was know for large airs, frontside flips, and exceptional ramp skating.

Mark tragically passed away a few weeks ago. Someone put together some old footage of him skating the Beasley skatepark in Hamilton, Ontario. Watch and remember Mark’s style and sense of humour:

Prairie Winds Park Engagement Oct 28th

The city and their consultant are looking for feedback in the development of Prairie Winds Park. In their initial engagement, a skatepark was identified as a resource currently lacking in the park. This is great news, since to date the City’s Skatepark Development project hasn’t recommended any skateparks in the northeast quadrant.

There are two planned engagement sessions on Tuesday, October 28th. One from 1:30PM-4:00PM and the other from 6:30PM-9PM. The location is the Prairie Winds Park Pool building, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE.

“The workshops will include a chance to review the initial design concepts for the park. There will also be information on the public feedback received in the first phase of the project.”

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Skate Competition at Woodcreek Park

Eleven Boardshop is presenting a skateboarding event on Saturday, October 11th at the Woodcreek modular park:

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Vintage Calgary Skateboarding: “Rolling Scene Scrape”

Here’s a brief look at Calgary’s skateboarding history. This video, shot in 1986 by Michael Betzler, shows ramp and downtown ripping. Enjoy!

Five New Skatepark Engagement Sessions

The City has announced the next round of skatepark engagement sessions for the five more skateparks to be developed in 2015. They are:

-September 30, 2014 – Edgemont (Community Centre – 33 Edgevalley Circle NW)
-October 6, 2014 – Deer Run (Deer Run Community Centre – 2223 146 Avenue SE)
-October 7, 2014 – Midnapore (Midnapore Lake Residents’ Association Building – 185 Midlake Blvd SE)
-October 8, 2014 – New Brighton (Marquis de Lorne Community Centre – 6 Copperstone Way SE)
-October 22, 2014 – Bowness (Bowness Community Centre – 7904 – 43 Avenue NW)
(all times 7PM)

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