Oakville celebrates opening of Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park

Monday, July 05, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville celebrates opening of Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park

Put your sunscreen away because there’s a cool place to hang out this summer!  As part of a pilot project, the town will officially open Oakville’s first indoor skateboard park at Kinoak Arena with free admission and giveaways on Saturday, July 10 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. 

Skateboard enthusiasts can watch demonstrations at the grand opening celebration, or take their own ride on the state-of-the-art equipment with features including quarter pipes, grind boxes and launch ramps.

“It’s an innovative use for our empty ice pads,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “The success of the indoor skateboard park at Kinoak will allow us to assess the need for subsequent indoor skateboard parks or similar amenities at other arenas during downtimes.”

The Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park will offer sessions for younger and inexperienced skaters, as well as sessions for more seasoned riders. Drop-in schedules include all-ages; 12 and under; 12 and over; 18 and over; and intermediate and advanced skateboarders.

The Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park, located at 363 Warminster Drive is open daily Monday to Saturday until September 4, 2010. In order to evaluate the success of Kinoak Skateboard Park pilot project, users are encouraged to provide feedback by emailing recandculture@oakville.ca

Children eight and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or older.  CSA approved helmets are mandatory. Also new to Kinoak is Skate and Swim – Ramp-O-Rama, the new week-long skateboarding camp program for 10-14 year olds. For schedules, admission costs, programming, and rules and regulations visit the skateboard parks web page.

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Media contact

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
jivings@oakville.ca


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