For years, skateparktour.ca has wanted to move east into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and this week, the first Saskatchewan parks are being added to Canada's best skatepark directory! Hopefully 2014 will see Regina and Southern Saskatchewan parks added, as well as the many Manitoba parks that are worth stopping for on your cross-Canada road trips!
The first park, added today, is the Lions Skatepark in Saskatoon with the 7 Saskatoon skate spot sized facilities and the North Battleford skatepark soon to follow.
The weather is holding, barely, so before the winter snows fly get out on your skateboard or bike and shred as any parks as you can!
Shake the lake is a an awesome action sports and music festival held each year in Sylvan Lake. Shake The Lake features live bands paying on each of the three days of the event, lots of family activities, as well as a skate competition and a BMX competition.
This year the skate comp was a mini ramp contest held outdoors in the warm sun of an awesome Alberta summer day. Everyone had a great time, and the spectators enjoyed seeing the talents of skaters in three categories, young guns, amateur, and open. I intended to return Sunday to take photos at the BMX comp too, but events prevented that from happening. Here are a few (38) photos from Saturdays skate comp.