Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone who came out to Millennium Park for Go Skateboarding Day. The weather cooperated and the park was busy. Congratulations to all the “best trick” winners who ripped all day long in the hot sun.
Special thanks to Alderman Joe Connelly for not only making the event possible, but for backing it up by showing up at the skatepark.
Today was potentially a huge day in Calgary. A motion was passed by the City of Calgary to develop a “city-wide skateboard strategy”. That means that the City will perform a study to determine if more skateparks are needed and examine the bylaw that prohibits ramps on private property. CASE believes that more skateparks are needed; having a medium-sized park in each quadrant of the City would take a lot of pressure off crowded Millennium Park, therefore making it safer for everyone.
Here are some news stories about today’s motion: