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original Ambleside Skatepark was 20 years old and the once vibrant skate scene at the park died off as the park grew outdated.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.
September 16 – 18 the City of Edmonton will host the "biggest and best action sports festival in the world" when the FISE World Series comes to Alberta's capital city. FISE is a French company that hosted it's first action sports festival in 1997, and has grown to host international events in Dubai, Kuwait, Costa Rica, China, and Malaysia, as well as having developed a French tour. The original event in Monpellier France now sees over 500 000 spectators pass through the gates over 5 days. That this event is coming to Edmonton is HUGE!
Most of the details are yet to be announced, but the Mountain Bike Slopestyle, skateboard, BMX Flat, and BMX Freestyle Park events will be held in Hawrelak Park. Check out the video, and mark your calendar to be in Edmonton September 16-18, 2016! For details, check out the FISE World Series website or Facebook page.
Anyone who thinks skateboarding is only for children and teenagers will be proven very very wrong when "Skateboarding's ultimate Old Man Jam" comes to Ride N' Play on April 9th! This jam, the first of what will hopefully be many, is presented by Old Balls Skateboard Co. and 4 Wheel Co., with Powell Peralta and Ride N' Play. Skateparktour.ca is proud to support this awesome event for Alberta's old school skaters!
Because of demand since the event was announced, the jam will also be having a women's division. If there are enough registrations, there will be a women's division. If there are not enough women's registrations for a separate division, they will join the men's jam but have separate ranking.
10:30am Registration opens
11:30am-12:00pm: Over 40 Division “Street Style” Warm Up Session
12:00pm -12:30pm: Over 40 Division “Street Style” Open Jam
12:45pm – 1:15pm: 30-39 Division “Street Style” Warm Up Session
1:15pm – 1:45pm: 30-39 Division “Street Style” Open Jam
2:30pm-3:00pm: Over 40 Division “Vert” Warm Up Session
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Over 40 Division “Vert” Open Jam
3:45pm – 4:15pm: 30-39 Division “Vert” Warm Up Session
4:15pm – 4:45pm: 30-39 Division “Vert” Open Jam
5:00pm: Draws and raffles winners announcements
5:05pm: Message from the organizers
5:10pm: Contest winners and prizing
Ride N Play is a 22000 Sq ft indoor skatepark that opened this winter in Edmonton. The owners have invested heavily in building a first class facility for everyone who enjoys wheeled actions sports to enjoy. In this, skateparktour.ca's first video blog, we take you on a tour of Ride N' Play, and fill you in on some more detailed information about the Ride N' Play experience!
Calgary's Youth Brigade shop is offering beginner skate lessons starting in April! Here's a chance for children and youth to learn to skate and be comfortable on their board, and learn basic skills tricks a lot faster than they would teaching themselves. Call Youth Brigade, or click on the poster to visit their website for details