Skateboarding Bylaws in Calgary
Calgary has a few bylaws regarding skateboarding:
Skateboards or in-line skates are permitted on most City sidewalks or boulevards unless otherwise posted. They are not permitted within the Central Traffic Zone. “Central Traffic Zone” means that area of the City which is bounded on the north by the Bow River; on the east by the east limit of 4th Street East; on the south by the south limit of 9th Avenue South; on the west by the west limit of 9th Street West.
$25 is the fine for skateboarding in the Central Traffic Zone
Skateboards fall under the category of “Wheeled Conveyance” when it comes to our pathway system. Here are a few general rules:
-speed limit 20 km/h
-don’t carry more than one person
-don’t use it in a manner unsafe to others
-don’t hold onto a bicycle while on your board
If any of the above rules are broken, the offender is subject to a $100 fine and can have their skateboard confiscated for up to 60 days.
There is also a bylaw prohibiting any kind of skateboard ramp:
Basketball nets, skateboard ramps and hockey nets are not permitted on City streets, even temporarily.