Keeping the information on Skateparktour.ca up to date is a challenge, as parks change, are built, and occasionally demolished every year. As well, the site has to keep up wth changing technology, such as the ending of support for the Quicktime VR virtual tours that Skateparktour.ca was originally created with. Here are the results of a recent trip to BC which offered an opportunity to update some parks.
Until this week the Fleetwood page still had a QuicktimeVR tour to showcase the skatepark, which no longer work on the web. A few photos later and we have a new tour page for Fleetwood so you can check it out online again!
A few years ago the Guildford Recreation Centre expanded and the old Guildford Bowl has to be demolished as part of the expansion project. The new Guildford Youth Park is a nice plaza suitable for a wider range of users than the old bowl was.
Bonsor also still had a QuicktimeVR tour too, so new photos were needed to show off this iconic BC skatepark!
The original Ambleside Skatepark was 20 years old and the once vibrant skate scene at the park died off as the park grew outdated. After an extensive community based advocacy and fundraising effort, this new Ambleside skatepark replaced the old one in 2015.
The old Mouat bowl was demolished last year and replaced with a new one. Here's the original:
Here's the new Mouat Skatepark constructed closer to the rec centre:
Get out to the Gibbons Skatepark Grand opening, Saturday May 28th starting at 11AM! There will be demos, competitions, prizes, and even food trucks! Gibbons is only a 15 minute drive north of the Edmonton City Limits so find a ride and help Gibbons celebrate the opening of their new skatepark! Contact organizers through the Facebook event page.
On May 7th, Saturday there will be Live music/ Skate competition at the Prospera Skatepark AKA Chilliwack Landing Skatepark in Chilliwack!
There is zero tolerance for drugs/alcohol being consumed on the property.
The Truth Skateshop will have Waiver forms for the skaters who want to enter the competition or talk to Deon Gallant. There will be prizes and food! If you would like a seat bring your own chair.
Rad Radio 90.1 fm will be the DJ for the day so talk to them for music requests.
Live bands playing are:
Lou Danger & The Thrills
F.L.S. (Free Life Skateboards) will have goodies to give away and sell !
F.L.C. (Free Life Skateboards) Youtube Channel :
This event is put on to help my band with the possibility of a cool music video so lets shred the park!
Volunteers and Vendors needed! Please PM me Deon Gallant or call 604-845-9346.