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Early Spring Ripping: Millennium and Cochrane Park

All Facebook Skate Art Auctions Close this Monday March 11th at Midnight

All Facebook Skate Art auctions close this Monday March 11th at Midnight! All proceeds go to a great cause, so show some support; get a bid in and share it on Facebook!

The auctions can be seen on http://www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding

 

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We wanted to keep the auction process as simple as possible, while ensuring as many people got a chance to view and bid on these items. So we are hosting the auction on our Facebook page, to bid go to www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding. There you will find detailed pictures of each board and artist bios.

The rules of the auction are simple all boards start with a bidding price of $40 & bid prices need to be made in a minimum of $5 increments. This means the first bidder can bid $40, then the 2nd bidder would bid $45 or higher & the next bidder needs to be $5 higher than the last bid. Bids will be made in the comment fields so please check the most recent bid before bidding and make sure you outbid it by $5 as a bid not $5 higher than the last bid will be disregarded. All auctions close Monday March 11th at Midnight. As comments are time stamped only bids made before the end of the auction will be accepted.

Please help support Calgary skateboarding by bidding on these items and/or sharing these items on your Facebook page for more potential bidders can view them.

All winners will receive as an added bonus a free CASE T-shirt. Winners will be contacted by CASE and can pay for their item via PayPal or with cash. Thanks for participating and happy bidding.

If you would like to view the boards in person Mission Skate & Snow has generously donated wall space in their downtown location at (616 17 Ave SW). Boards will be on display for the length of the auction so please go there to check them out as well as all the other great items Mission has to offer.

CASE Skateboard Art Auction Fundraiser

boards and text

We wanted to keep the auction process as simple as possible, while ensuring as many people got a chance to view and bid on these items.  So we are hosting the auction on our Facebook page, to bid go to www.facebook.com/calgaryskateboarding. There you will find detailed pictures of each board and artist bios. 

The rules of the auction are simple all boards start with a bidding price of $40 & bid prices need to be made in a minimum of $5 increments. This means the first bidder can bid $40, then the 2nd bidder would bid $45 or higher & the next bidder needs to be $5 higher than the last bid. Bids will be made in the comment fields so please check the most recent bid before bidding and make sure you outbid it by $5 as a bid not $5 higher than the last bid will be disregarded. All auctions close Monday March 11th at Midnight. As comments are time stamped only bids made before the end of the auction will be accepted. 

Please help support Calgary skateboarding by bidding on these items and/or sharing these items on your Facebook page for more potential bidders can view them.

All winners will receive as an added bonus a free CASE T-shirt. Winners will be contacted by CASE and can pay for their item via PayPal or with cash. Thanks for participating and happy bidding.

If you would like to view the boards in person Mission Skate & Snow has generously donated wall space in their downtown location at (616 17 Ave SW). Boards will be on display for the length of the auction so please go there to check them out as well as all the other great items Mission has to offer.

Tommy Carroll Has Been Skating Since He Was Ten, but Has Been Blind Since the Age of Two

This posting is a little out of our normal mandate of Calgary content but it definitely on topic for the importance of skateboard parks. This video has been making its rounds on the web so you might have already seen it but if not it’s a good one. Tommy Carroll has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two. He hits up his local park and makes his riding time count. Get inspired and shovel the snow off your favourite spot/park, find a parking garage, beg or buy your way into a garage mini sesh just get some skateboarding in any way you can. No excuses just skate!

 

Want more? Here is an interview and some more skateboarding by Tommy:

The Calgary City News Blog Speaks about this Summer’s Mobile Skateparks & Future Plans for Permanent Parks

Check out this recent posting Community Mobile Skateparks ready to roll out on The Calgary City News Blog. It gives details on the City of Calgary Recreation Community Mobile Skateparks. It also speaks about the Skateboarding Amenities Strategy that CASE worked to create, which details how the City of Calgary plans to build permanent skateparks and skatespots across Calgary.

 

 

 

Pros and Bros Tour – Calgary Footage

Concrete Skateboarding recently posted their 2nd installment of the Pros and Bros tour, featuring Kristian Svitak, Skylar Kehr, and others skating Millennium Park and some Calgary spots:

Pros & Bros – Part 2

Skatepark Murals

A recent article by Skaters for Public Skateparks put a spotlight on murals in skateparks and how they can clear up unsightly amateur graffiti. Here are some images from the article:

The cities of Edmonton and Winnipeg have taken similar initiatives at their parks, incorporating local artists:

Callingwood Plaza (Edmonton)

Plaza at The Forks in Winnipeg, MB

The City of Calgary recently commissioned some murals at our own Shaw Millennium Skatepark. Watch the video for more information:

Lacombe Skatepark Construction

Lacombe, AB is just north of Red Deer and it will soon be home to a brand new skatepark. Here are some construction photos:

Thanks from CASE and the City

The City of Calgary Recreation & CASE would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the 2011 Skateboard Preference survey. We heard from over 900 skateboard enthusiasts and supporters. The data collected has been synthesized and will inform portions of the Skateboard Amenity Strategy being presented to Standing Policy Committee on Community & Protective Services in November. Please check back for updates on the progress of the report to Council and detailed findings of the survey.

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