A Day at Ride N' Play

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!

Skateboard Lessons in Calgary

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

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Huge skatepark page update project under way

26% Of Skatepark Pages Being Updated

When Skateparktour.ca first went live on August 20, 2006, each skatepark page featured a virtual tour created using Quicktime VR (QTVR) by Apple. Technology has evolved, and in 2015, support for QTVR ended, meaning the virtual tours no longer work. Skateparktour.ca will gradually replace the old QTVR tours with photo tours, but it will take time as Skateparktour.ca is a one person project. 

 A recently completed inventory of the park pages identified 59 pages (26%) that still have the QTVR tours, and another 66 pages that have photo tours, but are 2nd generation design HTML pages. The QTVR pages are the highest priority, and the following pages have been updated so far this week:

These parks were updated because photos were located of them, and many of the parks will need new photos taken before the page can be updated. If you can take photos of your local park if it has a QTVR tour (especially southern Alberta, South-east BC, and the BC Interior), you can help speed up the process by sending them to Skateparktour.ca by email or Dropbox, but in the mean time, your patience is appreciated!

 

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February 2, 2016

Edson is the 221st Skatepark on Skateparktour.ca

Edson is 200km, about 2 hours, east of Edmonton and the Edson skatepark is the 221st and latest addition to Skateparktour.ca. The skatepark is older and in good condition, and has a wide variety of ledges, banks, rails, manny pads, and transition that are too numerous to list. 

 

 

In 2015, a concrete pump track was built on the site of the old BMX track. You can generate a lot of speed on the track and at about 2 feet wide, It is a little narrow for most skateboarders, especially in some of the corners. The pump track will be fun for more BMX'ers than skateboarders.

 

Special thanks to Old Balls Skateboard Co. for the photos!

 

Skateparktour's Stranger Re-Edit Contest Entry

Stranger BMX is holding a video re-editing contest in January and the winner announced February 1st. If you want to enter, download the raw video from the Stranger website, create your edit, then upload it to your YouTube channel with "Abdullah re-edit" in the title so the Stranger BMX people can find it.  The prize for the winner is a prototype Stranger Ballast free coaster hub, that will become available this summer. If you like to edit video, it's a fun project to do at a time of year that getting BMX or skate footage to edit is pretty difficult! Post links to your edit in the comments here or on the Skateparktour Facebook page!