Are you wondering where you should skate this summer? Calgary has a lot of options these days so we’ll break them down for you here.
There are now 11 free outdoor skateparks that are located throughout the city. A Google search brings them up but we’ve listed them on our site here. Skateparktour.ca is also a good option for skatepark listings.
Although the City of Calgary has shut down the mobile skatepark program, three neighbourhoods have purchased the City’s mobile park setups. They are Cranston, Livingston, and Mahogany. Livingston has some information about their park on their website and Mahogany seems to be doing a lot of programming and posts regularly on their Facebook page.
Of course there are a handful of DIY spots too. The Bridge, Penguin, and Fonda Slab are the three main ones. You’ll have to find them on your own. The community of Harmony has a private skatepark for its residents.
There is one indoor skatepark– The Compound. They are offering lessons and camps and open sessions. Visit their website for details.
The City of Calgary did keep one mobile skatepark and they are offering free lessons in the communities of Hawkwood, Hidden Valley, Temple, and West Springs. Their website has more information and sign up forms.
If you’re into pump tracks, Calgary has two of them: a larger one at South Glenmore Park and a smaller one in Flint Park in the Fairview neighbourhood. Both are free to use. A new pump track is coming to Inglewood this fall.