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Whistler Skate Park Construction Resumes

Written by; Joy Smithers / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Sun Apr 03 2016

  


Whistler, British Columbia is famous for it's world class ski and snow board powdery mountains, luxurious resorts, hiking nature trails, outdoor summer music festivals and travel friendly pub night life. To add to the abundance of activities the town offers, skate boarders will soon enjoy a large skate park with the latest phase resuming construction this month. The Whistler Skate Park is slated to open early this summer, 2016.

Construction of the skate park will resume early in April, 2016, as soon as the ground has a solid week to thaw, the pouring of concrete will begin. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is recommending to the public not to use the skate park until the concrete has a full 21 days to fully cure after the pour, to avoid permanent damage to the new concrete surface.

"Skaters and members of the public are asked to respect all construction fences and signage for their own personal safety and project efficiency. This will be critical once all the concrete is poured," said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden in a March 31 release.

"Skaters are asked to help protect the concrete during the curing process by self-policing and keeping in mind the bigger picture. We all want to see the successful completion of this exciting project and its use by skaters of all ages for many years to come.", she added.

The new Whistler Skate Park is located in the day lots along side Fitzsimmons Creek.

The most recent addition to the skate park has been underway since 2014. The parks design had been undertaken by Spectrum Skateparks Ltd. of North Vancouver, BC.

After accepting extensive consultation with the local skate board enthusiasts, Whistler Municipality stated the new additions to the park will focus on really long lines, the ability to hit multiple ledges, all while pumping and flowing for speed, and less about short hops of jagged steps.

Phase 3 of the skate park will be built in Rebagliati Park between the existing Phase 2 portion of the park and the Valley Trail.

The RMOW stated that they will provide further updates on the construction process as they become available, as well as details on a grand opening event.

The Whistler Skate Park Revitalization Project is funded through $807,000 (CAD) in provincial Resort Municipality Initiative funds and a $100,000 (CAD) donation from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.

  

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