Updated June 1:
PARKING: Three parking lots will be available for the Grand Opening Event: the parking lot east of the skate park, the Apex parking lot west of the skate park, and the Church of LDS parking lot on the north side of 72nd Avenue will all be available for parking.
This just in: In addition to the previously announced skate pros joining us at the Grand Opening, several more have called to say they want to be part of the fun! Come be part of the fun! Be able to say YOU WERE THERE!
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Update: We've just confirmed the Pro Skaters who will be joining us at the Arvada Skate Park Grand Opening--truly a family event! Fun for everyone!
Andy Macdonald: Andy has won the most X-Games medals--16 in all!
Windsor James: Windsor is originally from Colorado Springs and is a pro for Mystery, Venture trucks and Circa!
Cara Beth Burnside: Cara has Gold medals from both summer and winter X Games and is the first girl in skateboarding to have a pro shoe, Protec Pool Party wins. She is a former Olympic athlete (in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan)!
Mimi Knoop: Mimi has five X Games medals, winning Protec Pool Party in 2008!
Al Partanen: Al is a pro for Creature and won Vans Showdown two years in a row!
Dave Davis: Dave is a pro for Natural Koncept and is originally from Denver!
Jono Schwan: Jojo is only 15 years old and has competed in the Dew tour and X-Games! He just turned pro last year!
Mike Rogers: Mike is the founder of Grind for Life!
The Arvada Skate Park Ribbon Cutting is a one day event to celebrate and acknowledge community sponsorships, contributors and volunteers and we want YOU to join us in celebrating! Experience this opportunity to “turn over” the park to the community, participate in a skateboarding clinic, watch demonstrations and join the family for kids' games and family-friendly entertainment. Arvada Skate Park will welcome several professional skaters to help make this a special, one-day, “Grand Opening”. The mission is to celebrate the skaters and make it non-intimidating for families and those not familiar with the skate community. In addition to the skating activities, there will be food vendors, photographs and t-shirts for sale.
Arvada Skate Park Grand Opening
12920 W. 72nd Avenue
June 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: Welcome, open skate and skate clinic
11:00 a.m. - noon: Demonstration by pros
Noon - 1:00 p.m: Autographs, open skate
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m: Open skate, DJ, skate clinic
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m: Ribbon cutting and guest speakers
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m: Kid Zone Activities, open skate
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m: Skate clinic, DJ, Kid Zone
5:45 p.m: Closing remarks