Skateparktour.ca wishes a very happy and healthy new year to everyone who enjoys skateparks in 2017! Whether you ride a scooter, a bike, or a skateboard, we hope you have fun and your skills progress every time you go to a skatepark! Skateparktour.ca hopes to see more and more skateparks being built all over Canada, and hopefully this is the year that we leave behind any animosity to those who ride something other that what we do. The scene in every skatepark should be one of mutual respect, sharing, and having fun doing something we enjoy.
It has been a few years since the Skateparktour.ca look, feel, and content organization was revised, and a major redesign project is planned for 2017. The redesigned site will work better on mobile devices, and will be more useful to help you find and navigate to skateparks using your phone or tablet, and we hope to have it ready to launch early in this skatepark season.
Skateparktour.ca has over 50 more skateparks on the list to add when we can get to each park to take photos. We have a small network of contributors in 3 provinces who provide photos and park information, helping grow Skateparktour.ca and keep the directory information up-to-date. There are currently 248 skateparks on Skateparktour.ca, and each has been visited in person to provide photos and current information about the park. This makes Skateparktour.ca Canada's largest and most reliable skatepark directory, helping users find skateparks to ride wherever they live or travel
Have a great year in skateparks across Canada, and enjoy skateboarding, BMX, Mountain biking, scootering, inline skating, or wheelchair freestyle!
This Christmas when you are gift shopping for family and friends, please remember to shop your local core skate, bike, and scooter shops and your local indoor skatepark (if you are lucky enough to have one in your town)! When we shop local, the profit generated from our purchase goes to local business owners and their families, not to huge multinational corporations or online retailers headquartered far away and often in a foreign country.
Local shops and parks are the ones who organize comps, demos, and video premieres. They are the ones that will be there to support efforts to get a new skatepark in your community. The big mall stores rarely (if ever) invest time, effort, or money to build the local scene, they just move their profits to head office.
Skateparktour.ca really appreciates the support of several excellent core shops over the past year, and two outstanding Canadian skatepark design and construction companies. We want to recognize and thank these businesses for their help in keeping Skateparktour.ca alive and growing!
Since Skateparktour.ca went live in August of 2006, it has helped people locate and navigate to skateparks near where they live and travel. Skateparktour.ca also allows skatepark users to check out parks before making the trip to the park, to make sure it s one that they will enjoy riding. Skateparktour.ca is the perfect tool for planning your own skatepark tour, like the one taken buy the Miler family during the summer of 2016. I don't know if the Millers used Skateparktour.ca to plan their trip or not, but they could have, because all of the 14 parks they visited are in the Skateparktour directory!
(in order of appearance)
Ride N Play is a 22000 Sq ft indoor skatepark that opened this winter in Edmonton. The owners have invested heavily in building a first class facility for everyone who enjoys wheeled actions sports to enjoy. In this, skateparktour.ca's first video blog, we take you on a tour of Ride N' Play, and fill you in on some more detailed information about the Ride N' Play experience!