Help create an inclusive new indoor skateboarding space in Winnipeg!
With the winter months approaching, local skateboarders are looking for an alternative space to gather as Winnipeg’s only indoor skatepark has drastically reduced program offerings and doubled down on exclusionary policies. The park is privately owned by Youth For Christ (YFC) and they have enforced rules that severely inhibit access to the space for many. Currently, the park is open 4 hours per week and only to ages 12-17. This is a problem with massive repercussions. As YFC is privately owned, there is little we can do to make them change their rules which leaves us with one option - create a new indoor skate space that is inclusive of all ages, religions, genders, and sexualities!
With the arrival of cold weather, it is URGENT that the community has somewhere to skateboard. To go an entire winter without access to an indoor park would have a ripple of devastating effects. From loss of friendships, mentorships, mental health, and suicide, the cons are not something to be taken lightly. If only looking at the past 2.5 years of what the pandemic has brought to light, we need human interaction and an understanding of one another more than ever before. There are also local businesses and organizations that rely on year-round skateboarding!
The Winnipeg skateboard scene is thriving, but we need an indoor space to keep this momentum going. We are seeking a space to use and donations to help fund that space. Here is what we need:
Requirements of the space:
- Minimum of 5000 square feet
- Relatively smooth floor
- Accessible by public transit
- Ceiling height of at least 12 feet.
- Open floor plan
How your donation will be used:
- Leasing of space
- Costs of utilities
- Material costs for construction of obstacles
Other ways you can help:
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