We recently launched our CLASS pilot project, with the goal of keeping our parks tidy. We’ve put some shovels, brooms, trash bags, gloves, and a squeegee in a locked steel box at Huntington Hills skatepark. Two volunteers (Pat and Marlene) will hold the keys and be the “caretakers” of the park. Hopefully they will inspire others to do the same and help out.
Here are some photos of the rainy launch day:
CLASS stands for Calgary Local Active Skatepark Stewardship. It’s our pilot project aimed at taking care of our skateparks.
We plan to install a locked steel box with basic skatepark care/cleaning supplies inside like brooms, shovels, a squeegee, gloves, and trash bags. Two volunteers have come forward to be key holders and our first official “skatepark stewards”. CLASS was made possible with grants from The Calgary Foundation and ActivateYYC.
Please come out to Huntington Hills skatepark for a short launch event this Saturday, August 4th at 2pm
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, we’re rescheduling this event for Saturday, June 23rd.
In honour of our 10 year anniversary, we’ll be cleaning up Millennium Park as well as painting the rails and bowls.
It’s going down on June 16 at 10am in conjunction with the City’s Neighbour Day.
The City is providing the paint and supplies. We need volunteers to make this happen! Let us know if you can make it by clicking here for the Facebook event.
The City of Calgary has expanded their mobile skatepark program, so there are even more locations in 2018. The program begins in May and reaches all four quadrants of the city. They are free to use and have competitions throughout the spring, summer, and fall until the program finishes in September. Check out the locations and schedule below. Click the photo for more info like hours– they vary by season.
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 13-15) at the Big Four Building, Vans is throwing their House of Vans event. This three day party will feature an indoor skatepark, skateboard lessons, a best trick contest, and more.
Learn about Calgary’s vast skate history by reading up on the Tourism Calgary website.
This free event also features live music and a market and a guest MC– pro skateboarder Geoff Rowley.
We hope you’ll join us at our annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm at The Compound indoor skatepark.
Learn about the new skateparks planned for this year and beyond. It’s also our 10 year anniversary so we have some initiatives planned around that. We’re also looking for feedback to better understand what you want to see.
The Compound is located at 840 26 Ave SE. They’re offering a $10 session after the meeting so we hope you’ll stick around for that.
Click here for the Facebook event and let us know if you can make it.
Thanks to Mark Kowalchuk for the 10 year artwork.