Westside Skateboarding Instructor Job

Westside Rec Centre is hiring skateboarding instructors for their summer programs at their skatepark. Click here for details or view below:

Position: Skateboard Day Camp Leaders – Summer 2014

Who is Westside:

Westside Recreation Centre is a world-class facility based on a lifestyle and wellness concept. Since 2000, we have been providing families with a fun, healthy and affordable environment with world class activities, including a hockey and skating facility, fitness centre, gymnasium and an aquatic park.

Benefits of Being at Westside:
-Competitive wages and benefits
-Use of recreation facilities
-Close proximity to bus routes
-Scholarship Opportunities

Position Description
-To supervise, lead and instruct children in skateboarding and sports in a daycamp setting
-To provide a safe, fun and quality program
-Leadership, program planning and evaluation of programs
-Supervision of Leaders in Training and volunteers
-Actively and enthusiastically participate in all aspects of the program including swimming, skating, gym sports/games and arts & crafts.
-Set-up, take-down and general maintenance of equipment and facility

Employment Terms:
-Camp dates are Immediately – August 15, 2014
Hours of work are dependent on day camp scheduling and vary from 8:30 am – 12:15 pm or 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Qualifications / Skills Required:
-Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
-All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age for children’s programs
-Minimum of two (2) years skateboarding experience
-Ability to deal with customer questions and concerns, enthusiastic and organized
-Previous day camp/skateboarding planning experience
-Experience leading a group in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: skateboarding, sports, general summer day camp and recreational activities

Closing Date: Immediate opening, Open until a suitable candidate has been found

Salary: Westside provides competitive salaries

Apply by: Drop resume / visit Westside Recreation Centre (2000-69 Street SW)
Or email to


Calgary Skatepark Design Concepts

The City has posted the design concepts for the three parks planned for 2014: CKE, Southwood, and Huntington Hills. Check them out below:

CKE 3D Concept

CKE 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

Southwood 3D Concept

Southwood 3D Concept

Go Skateboarding Day Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to Millennium Park on Go Skateboarding Day (June 21st, 2014). All photos by John Rajic.

Go Skateboarding Day 2014 – Saturday, June 21st

Please join us on as we celebrate Go Skateboarding Day on Saturday, June 21st at Millennium Park at 1PM for contests, prizes, and a great day of skateboarding. We’ll have the design concepts of the three new skateparks on display.
Westside Rec Centre also hosting a Go Skateboarding Day bash. Theirs starts at 5:30PM.

GSD 2014 2-1Vans 2014 GSD Instagramgo_skateboarding_poster_final_black_westside

Skatepark Designs Unveiled June 16-17

The City of Calgary and van der Zalm & Associates will unveil the designs for the three new skateparks going ahead in 2014.

Here are the dates/locations for the open houses:

Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove & Eagle Ridge (CKE)
Date: June 16, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: CKE Community Hall (1015 – 73 Avenue SW)

Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Southwood Community Hall (11 Sackville Drive SW)

Huntington Hills
Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Thornhill Aquatic and Recreation Centre Lobby

Go Skateboarding Day 2014

In 2013, our Go Skateboarding Day celebration was cancelled due to the flood. It’s looking like everything is a go this year so come to Millennium Park on Saturday, June 21st and skate with us!
We’ll be doing contests, giving away prizes, and just have a fun time skateboarding. The designs for the three new skateparks will be on hand for viewing. It goes from 1pm-4pm and is free!

GSD 2014 2-1

City of Calgary Mobile Skateparks

The City has released the schedule/locations for the 2014 mobile skateparks:

June 3 – 29 Chinook Park Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
1015 73 AVE SW

June 9 – 15 Beddington Heights Community Association (Outdoor rink)
375 Bermuda Drive NW

June 16 – 22 Deer Run Community Centre
2223 146 Avenue SE

June 23 – 29 New Brighton Residents Association/New Brighton Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
2 New Brighton Drive SE

June 27 – July 13 Discovery Ridge Community Association
160 Discovery Ridge Blvd SW

June 28 – July 16 Prairie Winds Park
223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E.

June 30 – July 30 Cardel Place (East parking lot)
11950 Country Village Link N.E.

July 2 – 28 South Fish Creek Recreation Association (Parking Lot (North West Side))
333 Shawville Blvd. SE

July 15 – 29 Genesis Centre of Community Wellness
7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE

July 18 – 31 Marlborough Park Community Association (Parking Lot)
6021 Madigan Dr. N.E.

July 30 – Aug. 24 Southland Leisure Centre (Parking Lot)
2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

July 31 – August 13 Valley Ridge Community Association (Outdoor Rink)
170 Valley Meadow Cl. N.W.

August 1 – 27 Edgemont Community (Outdoor Rink)
John Laurie Blvd. & Edgemont Dr. N.W.

August 2 – 25 Village Square Leisure Centre (Inside Arena)
2623 56 St. N.E.

August 15 – 26 Queensland Community Association (Outdoor rink)
649 Queensland Dr. S.E.

September 2 – 7 Elbow Park Residents Association
800 34 Avenue SW

September 8 – 12 Cedarbrae Community League Association
11024 Oakfield Drive SW

September 15 – 19 Skyview Ranch Community Association
122 Skyview Ranch Crescent NE

September 22 – 26 Sandstone MacEwan Community (Outdoor Rink)
355 Sandarac Drive

Skateboard Amenities Strategy Update: Site Selection Report

The City of Calgary and van der Zalm & Associates have put together a report demonstrating how they chose the 10 sites for the skateparks being developed in 2014-15. Unfortunately two of the sites are not going forward as of now but that still leaves eight more new parks over the next two years!

Click below to download the report:

site selection report

Millennium Park Open 24 Hours Again

We just got word that Millennium Park is once again accessible 24 hours a day. Those cool, late night sessions can be the most fun!

millz hours 2014

CASE Annual General Meeting

AGM Poster 2014


Notice of Annual General Meeting
7 PM, Thursday May 22, 2013
Community Room
Eau Claire Market
200 Barclay Parade SW

Every year CASE invites all of our members, as well as everyone else in the Calgary skateboarding community and those who support skateboarding, to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our AGM is an opportunity for CASE to share what we have accomplished, what we are working on, and what we have planned. It will also be a chance for us to answer your questions, and hear your ideas and suggestions about what we can do for skateboarding in Calgary in the coming year. More information about the meeting is available at

The City will be constructing the first 3 of the first 8 skateparks this summer, and a City representative will be at the meeting to give an update into the Skatepark Strategy, and answer questions about it.

With the growing number of skateparks in Calgary, CASE needs more people to get involved in a variety of roles so we can do more for Calgary skateboarders. If you may be interested in working with CASE in some way, come to the meeting and find out how you can help. Whatever time and effort you can give, a little or a lot, it will help push skateboarding forward in Calgary

If you have questions, comments, or need more information before the meeting please reply to this email or contact CASE through our website at

See YOU May 22nd!


  1. Introductions
  2. Voting procedure
  3. Reports
    1. Chairman’s report: Year In Review
    2. 2013 financial report
    3. Website & social media report
  4. Appointment of auditors for 2014
  5. Election of Officers:
    1. Chair
    2. Co-Chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
  6. Discussions
    1. Skateboard Strategy Update and Discussion
    2. CASE plans & initiatives for 2014


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