New temporary skateboard park inside Vernon Curling Club

New indoor skate park

The Vernon Curling Club is the new home to a temporary indoor skatepark.

The skatepark opened Wednesday and will be available for public use Monday to Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. until August 19.

For those who are just learning how to skateboard, a beginner hour will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by an open skate session from 6 to 8 p.m.

“This new skatepark fills a need in the community for a dedicated space to learn the sport,” said Clint Hardie from Okanagan Skate Co.

“Vernon Indoor Skatepark is a great place to go to learn the basics. The features are designed to be entry level and you are not competing for space with other sport users.”

Hardie led a crowd funding initiative to purchase materials needed to build a variety of features for the park.

“We are excited to see this project, driven by the community, become a hub for the sport. A place to learn, connect with other skaters, and have fun. Through recreation, we improve quality of life,” said Tima Coad, Recreation Programmer.

Those who use the skatepark are asked to stop by the centre to sign a waiver.

Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign for them.

The park is open to skateboards only.

More Vernon News