To see all sides of skatepark advocacy, watch these videos. This series shows a skatepark being created from conception to completion in three segments taking place over a decade. Using verite documentary footage, interviews, archival video, and photos of community meetings and fundraisers, an engaging storyline that shows how dreams can become reality even if the […]
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X Games – 2018 Week
We are rolling into X Games Week and there are 9 Days of events going down. Keep up to date at the City of Skate “EVENTS” calendar. Our local scene bedrocks; CalSurf, 3rd Lair and Familia are all putting on events and our own MN Skate Pro, Nicole Hause, is the Grand Marshal of the Wednesday […]
Minneapolis Summer Skateboard Camps – 2018 Roundup
Skateboard camps are a great for kids of all levels, especially young beginners to be around the sport. Camps are offered at both the private skateparks and public parks that have skateparks. These are the ones that we’re familiar with. If you’re hosting a camp, let us know. 3rd Lair Camps This summer […]
Minnesota Skateboard and Skatepark Supporters – Now is the time to get politically active!
The Issue – Skateboarding and skateparks have long taken a backseat to public park and other valued city amenities like baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, hockey, football, playgrounds, swimming/wading pools, tetherball, horseshoes, etc. The X Games has chosen Minnesota for its home for 4 years through 2020 and skateboarding has been added to the Olympics, debuting […]
Juxtaposition Arts x City of Skate – A New Skate-able Art Plaza in North Mpls!
Support this project on Kickstarter Skateboard and Skatepark Supporters please help back our partner Juxtaposition Arts Kickstarter campaign for a Public Skate Spot in N. Mpls. on West Broadway. This skate-able art plaza will be a public community space where skateboarding and creativity will be encouraged, fostered and coexist. The plaza will immediately provide a safe, […]
City of Skate awarded 2018 Tony Hawk Foundation Grant
The Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded their Spring 2018 top grant to City of Skate for their Central Skatepark project being developed with partners the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Central Neighborhood Development Organization, and Hennepin Country via a Youth Sports Grant. The Tony Hawk Foundation recognized this project and COS because, “the City of […]
Sen. Scott Dibble & Rep. Paul Thissen to Introduce Skate Park Grant Proposal
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Representative Paul Thissen and Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, announced a proposal today to build more and upgrade existing skate parks around the state. The bill will provide local communities with matching grant funds and assist with siting and design of parks. “Minnesota is a skateboarding hotbed,” said Thissen. “As evidenced by the presence […]