“Skaters From Around Here” ‘Zine Available Now

Local artists Eric and Mia have completed one of the art components of the new skateparks. “Skaters From Around Here (and Elsewhere)” is a hand-illustrated ‘zine that will be circulated to thousands of homes in the areas of the new parks. They are also available at local skate shops now. Read more here.

Skate Zine Cover (641x850)

CKE Opening Day – September 20, 2015

The first new skatepark in decades opened yesterday at CKE (Chinook Park Kelvin Grove and Eagle Ridge Community).

CKE skate spot Ribbon cutting

Councillor Brian Pincott cuts the ribbon on the CKE Skate spot!

Check back for more photos from opening day!

CKE Skate Spot Opening — September 20th

CKE Skate Spot will be opening on Sunday, September 20th. We’ll be there. Will you?

The skate spot is located at the corner of Elbow Drive and 73 Ave SW.


Go Skateboarding Day Video

We put together a video from our Go Skateboarding Day celebration at Millennium Park. Enjoy!

New Skatepark Construction Update

The City’s three new skateparks are now in various stages of construction. Here are some photo updates:

CKE Skate Spot (Elbow Dr at 73 Ave SW)

CKE Skate Spot (Elbow Dr at 73 Ave SW- photo by Royal Boardshop)

Huntington Hills Skatepark (Centre St at 64 Ave N)

Huntington Hills Skatepark (Centre St at 64 Ave N)

Southwood Skatepark (Sackville Dr SW)

Southwood Skatepark (Sackville Dr SW)

Drumheller Skatepark Grand Opening

Drumheller Grand Opening Poster

City of Calgary Mobile Skateparks Winding Down

Here are the locations and dates for the final weeks of the City of Calgary Mobile Skateparks for 2015:

August 31 – September 11
Elbow Park Residents Association (Basketball Courts)
800 34 Avenue SW

September 14 – 25
Sandstone MacEwan Community (Outdoor Rink)
355 Sandarac Drive NW

CASE Program With AAFS

For three years we’ve been skating with some of the kids from the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society. Metro News did a short article about us that you can read by clicking the photo below:

Response to concerns raised

As you probably know, the first skateparks in a city-wide network of parks are being built. Many have expressed surprise due to the fact these parks are not being built by a specialty skatepark contractor, as many of the skateparks in towns around Calgary have been.

Some of our membership have even expressed worry regarding things like the finish, coping, transition radii, and other such details which are crucial to a successful modern skatepark. CASE has been working closely with the skatepark designer and consultant, Van der Zalm & Associates to ensure these parks are to specification, as outlined in the designs.

“Van der Zalm & Associates understands the exacting nature of skate terrain and will be working with the contractor to ensure the quality finish, and shaping expectations are met. We have a comprehensive drawing package and related specifications for concrete and have made the contractor aware of how we will be inspecting the project. We understand the concern about a skatepark contractor without a strong record in skatepark construction. We have voiced this concern to all parties involved and have been transparent about how we will approach the review of concrete work. VDZ+A will have senior staff with skateboard park construction review experience on site and will be requiring test panels for transition work to be constructed for review and approval before actual work begins within the bowl.”

-Mark van der Zalm I MBCSLA, CSLA, ASLA, LEED®AP
Principal Landscape Architect
Thanks for supporting Calgary skateboarding.
Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts

New Skatepark Construction

Three “phase 1” skateparks are now under construction.
Work on CKE Skatepark began in early June and is anticipated to be completed in September.
Ground was broken at both Southwood and Huntington Hills earlier this week. Both are scheduled to be finished later this year.
The City of Calgary’s website has more information on these and the other parks scheduled to be built in the near future.

Construction at CKE Skatepark, located on Elbow Dr SW at 73 Ave SW

Construction at CKE Skatepark

Construction at Southwood skatepark, located on Sackville Dr SW, just off Elbow Dr

Construction at Southwood skatepark

Construction at Huntington Hills Skatepark

Construction at Huntington Hills Skatepark, located at 64th Ave NW and Centre St N

Metro News did a story and here’s video from CTV news about the new parks:

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