New Skatepark Project In Dorval

“The skatepark, covering approximately 1,400 square metres, will be built on the south side of Dawson Avenue, in front of the Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex. The first phases of the project (consultations and preliminary design) were previously realized with Association Skateboard Montréal, an expert in the field of skatepark conception, in conjunction with some 15 local teens who are part of Dorval’s skateboarding community and the City’s Teen Zone program.”

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Raymond-Préfontaine: Redevelopment Of The Skatepark

The skatepark  

  • A new concrete surface of 1700 m², with prefabricated sprayed concrete modules, is designed to encourage the accumulation of rainwater during heavy precipitation, reinforcing the resilience of the park; 
  • Added lighting;  
  • New concrete skatepark design;   

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Expansion Of The Verdun Skatepark

“A new bowl was annexed to the skate park at Arthur-Therrien Park in Verdun in November 2023. The surface area has been increased and offers new challenges to skateboard, scooter, bike or in-line skate enthusiasts.”

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MTL Plaza

We recently learned from a reliable source that the new Montreal Plaza under the Jacques Cartier Bridge is officially done being built and ready to be skated!

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Why You Should Be Excited About The New Montreal Skate Plaza

With a budget of more than 2.7 million dollars, and Charles Deschamps and Dave Boots on the committee, you can be sure that the new Montreal Skate Plaza will be amazing. The plaza is also a great reminder that despite not having decent outdoor skateparks for years, we learned the hard way in the streets on Montreal’s granite ledge spots.

To highlight the street background of Montreal skateboarders, the new Montreal plaza will mostly consist of smooth granite ledges. The major difference being that you will never get kicked out of the plaza for skating its ledges!

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32nd International First Peoples Festival underway in Montreal

This year, the festival site features a skateboarding ramp where First Nations youth can come and learn how to skateboard.

It’s led by non-profit Nations Skate Youth, which travels across Canada connecting Indigenous youth with skateboarding.

The setup was inspired by Joe Buffalo, one of the non-profit’s co-founders. He is an Indigenous skateboarding legend and a survivor of Canada’s residential school system.

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Montreal Games

Resilience. Transcendence. Discipline. Socialization. Team spirit. Courage. Humility. Determination. So many words listed by stakeholders, parents and coaches when asked what skateboarding brings to young people.

“I believe that skateboarding has long been seen as something delinquent, explains Jessy Jean Bart. It was not part of the school systems like sport-studies. The fact that it was incorporated into the Olympics [en 2021], it really propelled the sport. »

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