Calgary Snow Show Indoor Skatepark

The Calgary Snow Show is taking place this weekend at Spruce Meadows. They’ll have the City of Calgary Mobile Park ramps on hand for public skating and competitions.


Former Science Centre Building/Indoor Skatepark

Former Science Centre Building

CASE submitted a proposal for the Expression of Interest in “Developing, Promoting and Operating, an Arts, Culture and/or Heritage Facility” in the former Science Centre building.

Unfortunately, CASE was not successful in our bid. We proposed that a portion of this building would make an excellent skatepark, both with its actual layout and proximity to Millennium Park.

We’re keeping our eyes and ears open for potential indoor skatepark locations. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish, considering every indoor skatepark that has existed in Calgary is now closed. We’re also communicating with successful proponents of indoor skateparks in other Candian cities.

Thanks for your continued support!

Vans Sk8 Hi “Best Trick” Contest

The Skate Cafe is hosting a best trick contest on Sunday, March 23rd [there is a typo on the poster]. Cash and prizes are up for grabs! Check the poster for details. vans skate cafe

Skate Church Closed for Skatepark Open Houses

Dalhousie Skate Church will be closed this week to encourage everyone to attend the skatepark open houses.
Open House Schedule:

-Tuesday, January 28: Cardel Theatre – 180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.
-Wednesday, January 29: Edgemont Community Association – 33 Edgevalley Circle N.W.
-Thursday, January 30: Southland Leisure Centre – 2000 Southland Dr. S.W.

The Skate Cafe Indoor Skatepark

skate cafe

The Skate Cafe is now closed.

Dalhousie Skate Church – Tuesday Night Sessions

Dalhousie Skate Church is in full swing again every Tuesday night. The hours are:

Ages 13 & under skate from 4:30-6:00pm
Ages 14 & up skate from 6:00-8:00pm

Temporary Indoor Skatepark at Calgary Snow Show

This weekend, the Calgary Snow Show is again hosting an indoor skatepark during their trade show at Spruce Meadows. The ramps are from the City of Calgary mobile park program:

November 2 – 3, 2013


Saturday 2nd November 10am – 6pm

Sunday 3rd November 11am – 5pm

Admission: $10.00

Children 12 & Under: FREE! (When accompanied by an adult)

Skatepark details:


10am – 12.30pm: Free Skate/Warmup

12.30pm – 1pm: First Skate Team Demo

1.00pm – 3pm: Highest Ollie and Best trick (Rail)

3pm – 3.30pm: Second Skate Team Demo

4pm – 6.00pm: Free Skate and COMPLIMENTARY “Learn to Skate Lessons”


11am – 12.30pm: Free Skate

12.30pm – 1pm: Skate Team Demo

1.00pm – 3.00pm: Half Pipe Comp

3.00pm – 5.00pm: Free Skate and COMPLIMENTARY “Learn to Skate Lessons”

Save $2.00 and Pick up your Admission Pass at any Safeway Location!

Skate Mini-Fest at Village Square – August 22nd

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Annual General Meeting Summary – New Skateparks in Calgary

Thanks to everyone who came out to our AGM on May 1st. We reviewed our year and talked about what we plan on doing in the coming year.

High Ollie contest at Go Skate Day 2012

High Ollie contest at Go Skate Day 2012

The 2012 fiscal year was a good one for CASE and Calgary skateboarding. Here are some of the things we accomplished:
-consulted with City officials on Skateboard Amenities Strategy
-raised funds through benefit rock show at The Palomino
-increased web traffic and Facebook reach
-met with several communities who have an interest in skateparks
-worked with the City to find a work around for the ramp by-law
-conducted interviews with several media outlets including TV, print, and radio
-held Go Skateboarding Day events/contests
-cleaned up Millennium Park in our annual Spring Clean Up
-sponsored/helped out with contests at Millennium, Westside, and McKenzie Towne parks
-helped out with Boarding 4 ‘Betes event at Millennium park.
-skate art auction to raise funds

As a result of the hard work of city administration, officials, and CASE, an RFP (request for proposals) was issued by the city. The RFP asked for firms to submit proposals to implement the Skateboard Amenities Strategy.

“Scope of requirements for this project includes communication, site selection, concept planning, construction drawings, and construction tendering.”

The RFP closed on April 30th, 2013 and promises a pretty aggressive timeline:

-Selection of highest rated proponent: two (2) to three (3) weeks after close of RFP

-Kick off meeting: 2013 June

-Finalize Project Scope with project Team: 2013 June

-Site Selection for all sites: 2013 end of July

-Participatory Design Process: 2013 end of November

-Construction Drawings: 2014 January

*The City reserves the right to modify any of the dates noted above.

Ringing the bell - Go SKate Day 2012

Ringing the bell – Go Skate Day 2012



“The Skateboarding Amenities Strategy envisions the development of a network of fifty (50) outdoor skate parks across the city over the next ten (10) years. The total City of Calgary planning, design, development and construction budget for the first two (2) years of the Strategy is two million dollars ($2,000,000) in 2013 and two million dollars ($2,000,000) in 2014.”



Keep in mind that “fifty skateparks” is their vision. It may be more, it may be less. A more accurate figure to look at is the skatepark terrain square footage the Skateboard Amenities Strategy says Calgary is currently lacking by — 243,860 (P.70). The bottom line is we’ll have new skateparks by next year. Multiple parks. In different locations with varied terrain.

The City of Calgary has planned skateparks at these sites:

-Seton Regional Recreation Centre 18150 56 St SE (Neighbourhood Skatepark)

-North West Regional Recreation Centre 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW (Community Skatepark)

The communities shown in the table below have expressed interest in having a skatepark in their area:

communities interested in parks

Another action item that has come up for CASE is the possibility of an indoor park. The City has put out an Expression of Interest for “DEVELOPING, PROMOTING AND OPERATING, AN ARTS, CULTURE AND/OR HERITAGE FACILITY”.
There is a city-owned building that will be usable by non-profit groups who are in line with the statement above. We’re hoping we’ll be able to convince the decision makers responsible that skateboarding is an arts/culture activity that would be suitable for use of this building.

Other stipulations include:
-Building would be leased from City at a nominal fee
-Operator will be responsible for all maintenance, taxes, and utilities
-Proposal due on June 4th
-Building has a large warehouse-type room with high ceilings, minimal support pillars
-Measures nearly 8,000 sqft
-Heated, well-lit, with washroom facilities
-Very close to Millennium Park
-LRT accessible


As you can see by the photo, a lot of people are looking to get in on this space. CASE is committed to submitting a full-detailed proposal for why this location would make an excellent indoor skatepark, which is badly needed in Calgary.

Calgary Snow Show Recap Video

Here’s a video recap from the skate jam held at the Calgary Snow Show at Spruce Meadows a while back:

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