Thursday, June 21, 2012

No vert ramp for Go Skateboarding Day

Posted by on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Today is Go Skateboarding Day, a worldwide celebration for anyone brave (or crazy, depending on whom you ask) enough to attempt an ollie, swing a kickturn or grind some rails. Rumors were swirling around Twitter that the new vert ramp and mini-ramp currently being installed at Memorial Park Skateboard Park would be ready in time for revelers to tear it up today, but rumors are sadly often just that. This is what the vert ramp looked like yesterday afternoon:

This ramp is taking shape, but it obviously needs more than a day's work.
  • This ramp is taking shape, but it obviously needs more than a day's work.

One skater told me it would need at least another week. According to Sk8-Strong, the Colorado Springs-based nonprofit organization responsible for the $200,000 ramps that will be donated to the City of Colorado Springs upon completion, the project will wrap up in July. Construction has yet to begin on the mini-ramp.

While you wait, you can still skate around the completed 40,000-foot park today for its skating competitions, prizes, vendors, food and live music from bands Aesthetic Delirium, Inelements, Tree of Woe and Malakai until 9 p.m.

From Sk8-Strongs website: conception art of the completed ramps.
  • From Sk8-Strong's website: conception art of the completed ramps.

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