Notice of Annual General Meeting
7 PM, Thursday May 12, 2016
1215 10 Ave SE
The CASE board would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. This year it will take place on Thursday, May 12 at Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE at 7:00PM.
It’s important that you join us for the meeting. The past year was an important one for Calgary skateboarding and the coming year will no doubt be important too. We want feedback from you—
Where do you see CASE going? What would you like to see from CASE? How did we do over the past year?
Come out to hear about new skateparks planned for 2016-2017, events, and a few other things we have in mind.
Please use the Facebook event page to RSVP.
Metro News published an article about “The Slab”, the DIY skate spot located in Forest Heights. The article interviews the creator of this skater-built and maintained skatepark and tells us that the City of Calgary parks staff is aware of it. Click the photo below to read the article:
CASE supports the DIY park and would like to see it incorporated into the city’s skatepark network. The southeast community of Forest Heights is not scheduled for a concrete park as part of the Skateboard Amenities Strategy. Unfortunately, nearby Applewood was originally slated for a skatepark but the project did not move forward due to lack of interest, according to the Site Selection Report.
If you are skating at the Slab, be mindful of residents and the creators of this unique spot. We want it to last as long as possible– it’s been there for three years already! Similarly to well-known DIY skateparks like Burnside and Leeside, keep it clean, pack out what you pack in, and just respect the space.
Which one will you skate first?
We’ve been advised that fences at Southwood and Huntington skateparks will come down on March 1. These are “soft openings”, meaning that more formal grand opening events will be planned for the future.
See below for more info on each park:
- located at Southwood Community Centre on Sackville Dr SW
- 13,400 square feet
- mix of street and flow bowl terrain
- bowl depths to 5 feet with an elevated pocket, roll-in, and pump bump
- bank to barrier and ledge to bank features
- wheelchair ramp ledge and rail combo
- quarter pipe with extension
- manny pad
- flat bar
Huntington Hills Skatepark
- located adjacent to Murray Copot Arena at Centre St and 64 Ave N
- 12,500 square feet
- primarily flow bowl terrain with street area
- bowl depths to 9 feet with spine, bank extension, pool coping and tile detail
- manny pads, ledges, and rails
- China banks style inset ledges
We were present at a meeting between 10 year old student, Jett, his mom, and Ward 8 Councillor Woolley. Jett is passionate about skateboarding and has done a lot of research on indoor skateparks.
With all the new outdoor skateparks being developed, we’re optimistic that the need for an indoor skatepark will be addressed. The Skateboard Amenities Strategy recommends an indoor skatepark for the city:
“Find a suitable location for one or more indoor skateparks or wheeled sport facilities to comprise an area of at least 1,850 m2 (20,000 ft2). An indoor facility may be located in an existing building or be a purpose built facility that is clustered with a recreation centre. Indoor facilities should serve both skateboarders, bmx, inline skaters and provide a fitness track for roller skaters. See page 50.” (Skateboard Amenities Strategy, 2011, p. 9)