At the moment there are 14 city-owned skate parks. But the report quotes a survey that was taken last year, that shows skateboarding’s popularity is increasing, and so is the demand for new parks. Read the rest of the article here.
While the Big O stadium doesn’t have a single professional sports team that uses it anymore, the Big O skateboarding pipe (originally the entrance to the Olympic park) is famous all over the world. Among skateboarders it’s one of the spots you have to skate before you die. Read the rest of the article here.
A group of volunteers called Project 45 started a project next to the Taz indoor skatepark in 2010 when they thought what was already there could use some work. Management at the Taz was happy to see the volunteers create their own space outside. Read the rest of the article here.
A skatepark is coming to the Olympic Stadium as Montreal gears up to host next year’s Canadian skateboarding championship. Read the rest of the CBC article here.
Vice (originally from Montreal) looks into the importance of the Big O to Montreal skateboarding.
Sunday, July 3, Montreal is hosting the second annual Rollout of skateboarding at Peace Park.
At 14:30, meeting at the Montreal Skate Plaza at the corner of Boul. de Maisonneuve and Avenue de Lormier to then roll down to Peace Park. BBQ, DJ, and door prizes will welcome the assembled skaters and longboarders of all ages.
This event is presented by Emerica, Pabst Blue Ribbon, MQC, the Society for Arts and Technology, and the area of collaborative performances with the borough of Ville-Marie.
► Sunday, July 3rd – 14h30 to 19h
Open to all – Free Participation