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Skateparktour.ca is the most complete Canadian Skatepark directory featuring virtual tours or slide shows of Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario skateparks, In time, the tour will include all 10 provinces and all parks in any of the territories as well.

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WELCOME!

Skateparktour.ca is the most complete Canadian Skatepark directory featuring virtual tours or slide shows of Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario skateparks, In time, the tour will include all 10 provinces and all parks in any of the territories as well.

Find skateparks using the search box, map, or the filtered list below!

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My Town Needs A New Skatepark!

Here is the skatepark that the local skater referred to

I was at a small town skatepark recently, taking virtual tour photos. A  local skater, probably 14 or 15 years old came by for a session just as I finished taking photos. I gave him a sticker and told him what my photos were for. I also let him know about Skateparktour.ca because not everyone knows about it yet!

He commented that his town needs a new skatepark because the current one has no bowl. He’s right, the current park in his town is very limited. It has no elevated components to gain speed. It also lacks a variety of features such as stairs, up/down rails, hubbas, gaps banks, or transition features.

I responded that “it was time to start working on getting a new park”, and wished him a good session while I loaded gear in the car. It hit me as I drove away that what I said was not very helpful or motivational. I wished that I had made these 4 points with him:

Most skateparks exist because some people worked hard advocating for it, and persisted for years in some cases

Some skatepark efforts took years of advocacy, fundraising, and planning to get amazing skateparks built. Some examples include:

Lots Of Skateparks exist because of advocacy by young people – Go ahead, become an advocate in your town!

Here are three examples of skateparks built with youth getting the wheels rolling, there are many more

  • Delburne Skatepark

    Legacy Skatepark, Langdon AB Langdon youth got huge support from their local FCSS.  They helped the young people organize and approach the Council and the provincial government for funding.

  • Delburne Skatepark Delburne AB When Delburne skaters spoke up about the need for a skatepark their school got behind them, then the Delburne Village Council, local businesses, and members of the community supported the project as well.  Delburne now has a skatepark that is the envy of many much larger towns!
  • Lacombe Skatepark, Lacombe AB  Similar to Langdon, one of the first supporters when youth spoke up was the local FCSS. A skatepark committee made up of youth and adults who supported the skatepark process as passionately as the youth raised they money and got a very fun skatepark built in Lacombe..

Find allies, others who want a new skatepark too, including:

  • Other youth, including skaters, BMX’ers, scooter riders. Taxpayer money will pay for most of the skatepark cost so everyone will get to use the skatepark and every user group would help make it happen!
  • A youth-focused organization that may be able to support your cause, for example, the Boys & Girls Club, FCSS, teachers, or your school
  • Supporters on your local council and local business people

You are not on your own, there are resources you can access!

 

Let’s see a new skatepark, or an addition, in this town and yours, soon!

 

 

Expanded House of Wheels 2.0 Indoor Skatepark in Edmonton is now open!

I made it to Edmonton this past weekend for the opening day of the newly expanded House of Wheels 2.0. This video tells the story of what I saw and was able to video.

House of Wheels 2.0 tour page on Skateparktour.ca

Location

 

HOW 2.0 is located across the parking lot from the old skatepark at 8834 48 Ave. NW. The entrance is toward the north end of the building, and there is a ramp to make it easier to get your bike,  wheelchair, or mini-shredder’s stroller up to the park level.

There is now a large gathering area with tables and chairs where parents can hang out, or take a break between sessions on the ramps.

Features

New to HOW 2.0 is a Little Shredders area, with some small features for the real little ones go gain skill and confidence on before riding the main park.

Also new is the pump track and flow jump area. The two areas run parallel to each other with the pump track on the inside, and the flow jumps on the outside. Both have high banked corners to help riders keep their speed up.

The box jump line is not open yet because the staff couldn’t get them ready for opening day. When I arrived Saturday morning, about an hour before opening, workers were cutting wood and screwing them into place on the pump track feature. Some had worked through the night to get the park ready to open.

I will return to House of Wheels in a few weeks to take photos for a new virtual tour, once everything is in place and working properly. Until then, you can get an idea of what to expect from the slideshow and this video (which is also on the HOW page).

Edmonton is so lucky to have House of Wheels! The last two skateparks in the area didn’t survive 2 years and here is HOW expanding and growing! It may not have every feature you want, but House of Wheels offers lots of variety, and they have plans to add even more features over time. If you’re in Edmonton, pick up a pass or punch card and enjoy a session from time to time to ensure the park continues to thrive!