- Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 9pm
- Ray Barbee
Jom Jom Club DJs
- The Good Will Social Club
- 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
The Edge Skatepark has been a source of community for skateboarders for over 25 years and tomorrow the not-for-profit organization is marking the milestone with a 25 Year Event by hosting skateboard contests, food, and prizes and a concert at The Good Will.
On Saturday, February 25, at 333 King Street from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m., The Edge Skatepark will open its doors to skateboarders of all skill levels to commemorate the anniversary. Free skate time is available for all interested skateboarders before and after the skills contests. (Skateboarders must be at least 12 years old to participate). The general public is welcome to watch tomorrow afternoon’s events.
Co-director Geoff Reimer says, “We're celebrating 25 years because it’s always nice to look back and celebrate the amazing volunteers who make it happen, to reminisce about all the memories we share as the skateboard community of Winnipeg.”
The after party at The Good Will starts at 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. and features music by The Ripperz, Jom Jom Club, and Ray Barbee, professional skateboarder and musician from L.A.. An art exhibit will be on display and a portion of the proceeds from the art sold will support youth involved in The Edge’s summer skateboard camps.
The Edge Skatepark is Canada’s longest running indoor skatepark and first opened its doors in an old bus mechanic shop on Nairn Ave. The Edge quickly outgrew its location on Nairn, and in 1995, moved to an old steel factory at 125 Pacific Avenue. Since then The Edge has become an essential fixture of the Winnipeg skate scene and has since welcomed anyone with an interest in skateboarding.
“The Edge Skatepark is a winter haven for skateboarders in Winnipeg. It has really bound the skateboard community together --it's the center of community for skateboarders.," says Reimer, noting that they aim to serve skateboarders and the whole skateboard community.
Today, the Edge Skatepark is one of the biggest indoor skateparks in Canada and serves hundreds of youth and young adults who come through the doors for programming every night of the week.