New Skatepark Update – Construction

By now you should know that Calgary is getting three new outdoor concrete skateparks this year. The neighbourhoods they will be located in are Southwood, Chinook Park/CKE, and Huntington Hills.

The construction tender closes on August 19th and a qualified builder will be chosen at that time by the City. CASE has been instructed that construction will begin at the end of August with parks being complete and skateable before winter, weather permitting of course.

Here are the designs for the three parks for 2014:

Southwood 3D Concept

Southwood 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

Huntington Hills 3D Concept

CKE 3D Concept

CKE 3D Concept

Millennium Park Hours Engagement

The City of Calgary Parks Department is seeking input on whether permanent regional park hours should be implemented that would see Shaw Millennium Park open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. You can share your feedback with Parks by filling out a brief online survey, which will be open August 6th – 18th or in person at The City Events Vehicle on site at Shaw Millennium Park on August 8th from 3 – 8 p.m., August 16th 6 -10 p.m. and August 17th from 12 – 5 p.m. City representatives will be available to answer questions.

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New Chestermere Skate Spot

The new Chestermere Skate Spot is now open. Read more about it in the Rockyview Weekly.chestermere park

Westside Skatefest – August 9th

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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.

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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!

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