Sunday, 3 July 2022
Saturday, 2 July 2022
At North Middlesex Arena & Fitness Centre, 256 McLeod St.
Ailsa Craig, ON
Located at Ailsa Craig Community Park, 159 Annie Ada Shipley St.
I don't have a history on this park but here's some theories:
1. The Town started to build their own concrete park but realized they it's difficult/they suck and bought the rest of the ramps.
2. They poured the bank to ledge/bank with 3/4" coping and had wood ramps until they rotted and bought metal. There's definitely some different stuff in the Street Views.
3. What you see was the plan all along. At one point, there was a picnic table covering the bad concrete patch. Looks like it was wood with skate surface and metal. Wonder if it spontaneously combusted.
Upper Canada Skatepark
Homer Watson Blvd & Pioneer Dr
A little bit of everything with a big QP/Mini. At least it starts with the basics (Flat Ledge, Flat Rail, Manny Pad) and builds from there.
Friday, 24 June 2022
The West Shore Skate Spot Groundbreaking
The groundbreaking ceremony for the West Shore Skate Spot took place on June 11, 2022.
Remarks, Land Acknowledgement by Pickering Mayor David Ryan, followed by Groundbreaking Ceremony (approx 7 mins)
The day got off to an early start with Ramp 2 Rail setting up a 4ft mini ramp. I showed up and picked litter as usual, but my task was made easier by a random gentleman who was out for a walk and picking litter as he went.
While the mini was being set up, City Staff were setting up games and a DJ booth. I asked 'Where's the Mobile Skatepark?' Well, someone had parked the truck and trailer and taken the keys. (It eventually showed up). Councillors Brenner, Pickles and Butt showed up as well as Arnold & Richard who have been the city staff behind this project.
Neighbours began coming to check out the event and a bunch of kids came out from the neighbouring townhouse complex to skate. ('no skaters here' my ass NIMBY)
The Mayor gave his remarks and it was nice to hear all the positives about skateparks come from someone else. My kids wandered into the photo op. I had my own golden shovel and had everyone sign it.
Ramp 2 Rail crushed it with FREE Tim Hortons and pizza vouchers from Dominos. Local Skater, Phil, gave an impromptu skate lesson. Kris from Progression Skate Co. brought good vibes and Guru Energy Drinks.
See more from the day in the photos below.
Me and my Shovel
That guy can skate?
Saturday, 4 June 2022
West Shore Skate Spot Groundbreaking
After many years of hard work, Pickering is set to break ground with a Ceremony at the West Shore Community Centre (1015 Bayly St) on June 11 at 1pm.
The Pickering Mobile Skatepark with be set up from 11-2 and Ramp2Rail will be setting up a mini-ramp. Because this is a city event, Helmets and Waivers are required to ride the mobile park. Click HERE for more info and the Waiver Form.
The permanent park will run under 'ride at your own risk' rules.