Kinnaird Park Community Church Youth Pastor Matt Fontes and myself, Ty Smith, are working with a group of enthusiasts on a indoor skatepark right here in Castlegar. This has been 2 1/2 years in the making and now everything is falling in the right place to see the KYIS open for Xmas 2011.
Below are some of the photos during the demolition and cleanup.
Come on down to the Cominco Arena and check out many of the Kootenay’s best skateboarders who are throwing down in the first event of the 2011 Kootenay Skateboard Series. You can still register on the day…riders must wear a helmet.
Mobile Website: http://m.wbx.me/bcso
Comp Website: http://is.gd/2011KSS
Comp Mobile Website: http://m.wix.com/nannasmith2000/kootenayskateboardseries
There is a meeting tonight with Salmo Village Council about the opening of the Salmo Bowl. The meeting starts at 7pm sharp. The directions can be found by CLICKING HERE.
We need to work with youth to encourage the importance of helmet use. Incentive programs and education may seem a more cumbersome way to move forward but for the long term I believe it will be successful.
CLICK HERE….for the decision made around helmets in Terrace
Trail is looking forward to the wise words of Jim Barnum (Spectrum Skatepark Creations) soon. He will be visiting to give his input on the potential sites and costs of development.
*** if they had of gone ahead in 2005 costs were around $200,000 but now in 2010 they are around $400,000….is there a obvious message here Trail?