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Vernon Curling Club transforming to Skate Park for spring

The indoor skate park is tentatively scheduled to open on Monday, April 8
Skaters, both young and old, will have the chance to test their skills at Vernon’s indoor skate park, opening early April. (City of Vernon Photo)

Vernon’s Curling Club is trading its ice for halfpipes.

The club will be a temporary indoor skate park for the summer, beginning on Monday, April 8.

While full features won’t be available until June 8, the elements of the entry level park are designed for all skaters.

“The skate park fills a need in the community for a space to learn the sport,” said Shayne Wright, manager of community recreation. “It’s driven by the community, and thanks to the support of the Vernon Association for Skateboard Enthusiasts (VASE) specifically, it has become a place to learn and have fun.”

Vernon Recreation Services will also be offering skateboarding lessons as a registered program this spring and summer for youth and adults.

Operating hours will be Monday-Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. (excluding holidays). Beginner hour, for those just learning to skate, is reserved from 5 to 6 p.m., with the more advanced skaters encouraged to drop in after 6 p.m.

A waiver must be signed for those skaters wanting to use the park. They can stop by the recreation services desk to do so. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver. Once registered, a skater will receive a Skateboard Access Pass free of charge that they will show to the park supervisor each time they attend.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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