Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts and Canada Skateboard to present this Thursday about the Olympic opportunity within skateboarding.

“Skateboarding’s got an inclusive subculture and our 2011 amenities strategy has been a huge success,” says Zev Klymochko, founder of CASE.  “with over 35,000 skateboarders in Calgary, there continues to be a growing need and we’d like to see skateboard parks in every quadrant of the city.”

The skateboard industry has traditionally thrived on grassroots marketing and a direct connection to skaters.  For the first time in 2020 skateboarding will appear in the Tokyo Olympics.  The added exposure is measure to say at this point – but if you take a look at snowboarding – it’s clear the impact it’s had on culture.

Their presentation takes place this Thursday Nov 15 from 7-9pm, and is hosted at The Compound, an indoor skateboard park located at 840 – 26 Ave SE.

Canada Skateboard is the national sport organization for skateboarding in Canada, with a mission is to support, promote and grow skateboarding.  CASE supports and advocates for skateboarding in Calgary and there are rumblings about developing a world class indoor facility.

“We are planning additional skateboard parks in Calgary as well as recruiting new board members, this is a great opportunity to get informed,” says Klymochko, “as well as discussing the future if skateboarding now that it will be an Olympic Sport in Tokyo in 2020.

Skateboarding?  Did someone say skateboarding?  There will be an indoor skateboarding session afterwards for $10 offered by The Compound.

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Zev Klymochko
CASE (Calgary Associate of Skateboarding Enthusiasts)


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