Be sure to make it to the skatepark art show February 20th @ Kanab High School. There will be a flat-ground competition @ 6:00 pm and the art show will start @ 7:00 pm, featuring art work from local skaters, BMXers and skatepark supporters. Come see past the stereotypes and see who these skaters and BMXers really are. Allow them to say thanks for all the community has done for them to get them this far!
Why is getting a new skatepark important to me? Well I myself don’t skate but all of my good friends do and I can see how important it is to them. They all put a lot of time and energy into skating and it is something they really love doing. The skaters need a place to skate but there’s no where to go! The skatepark we have now is falling apart! I have seen people crash and trip over breaking spots on ramps. I almost don’t like watching! It looks scary! But they really have no where to go so they deal with it. They need a place where they can do what they love and not have to worry about a ramp breaking beneath them!
A lot of people that have businesses get mad at the skaters for skating in their parking lots. But do you blame them? I wouldn’t want to skate at our skatepark. Maybe if they got support from the community and we did get a new skatepark they wouldn’t have to skate in parking lots! All they want is a place where they can have fun and skate. Please donate your spare change to one of our jars or go to our website: kanabskatepark.org to learn more. Thanks!
friend of local skaters
TIME FOR A NEW SKATEPARK
It’s time! Your mother always told you that change is a good thing, well the skate crew says now is the time for our change! For a new skatepark. We have been working hard on making that dream of change to become reality! With all the signatures and fund raising its been a real challenge. But nothing comes easy and this project is everything BUT easy! But in the end we will know that we earned every ounce of cement that is poured. Why are we all working so hard for this new skatepark? Because our old skatepark is just that, old! Its old and dangerous, I love to skateboard and bike but its really sketchy on the old ramps and rails. The old skatepark is made on the basketball court of the original high school, it’s all makeshift do with what you have and make the best out of it. Well that worked for a long time but it’s worn out and unrepairable so our plan is to start over and this time make it better, with the added hopes of bringing in more skaters from the surrounding communities as well as tourists! We all have big hopes for this new skatepark, all we need now is support! We’ll work our hardest to make these dreams come true!
Please donate spare change to the jars around town and visit our website for more information: kanabskatepark.org.
Skatepark: It's for the Children
The people of Kanab need a new skatepark. Skating at a skatepark is a way to keep the kids off of the street. The old skatepark is no longer rideable for skateboards. Whenever somebody wants to go skate, nobody wants to go to the old skatepark. Everyone is then forced to the streets where a lot of people don't want them. If the skaters had a fun skatepark to go to, not as much street skateboarding would occur. The location of the soon to be skatepark is right next to the park which is good because people of all ages will have access to the skatepark.
Wheel of the Week: Barbara Warner
written by Casey Gray
What would we do without Mrs. Warner? She is always smiling! She makes everyone laugh! Most importantly, Mrs. Warner reaches out to students! Thank you, Mrs. Warner for being so awesome! We can't ride without you! To learn more about the Wheel of the Week or make a donation, go to kanabskatepark.org
This man and his foundation are giving us $5000 to build our new skatepark.
"WASHINGTON—Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is donating his first skateboard to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.Skateboarding pioneers including Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Cindy Whitehead and others are gathering Friday and Saturday at the museum for a festival celebrating the culture of skateboarding. On Saturday morning, Hawk will donate his first skateboard."
Wheel of the Week: Wayne Cox
written by Quinton Warner
Wayne is not just the wheel of the week, he's also one of the wheels of Valley High school! Without him things wouldn't run as smoothly. He works really hard, he's nice, and he's always making jokes. We can't ride without you! To learn more about the Wheel of the Week or make a donation, go to kanabskatepark.org