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Grand Opening Set for Skateboard Park

November 15, 1998|HILARY E. MacGREGOR

With international skateboard greats catching air and doing olleys, the city will open its long-awaited skate park Saturday at Pleasant Valley Park.

The 12,000-square-foot outdoor facility is next to the picnic pavilion in the park at Temple Avenue and Ponderosa Drive.

The skate park is a joint venture between the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District and the city.

A grand opening ceremony will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be free refreshments and giveaways.

But the highlight will be a 10 a.m. demonstration by the "1998 Bones Brigade."

They will take to the concrete to show the latest techniques in this wheeled sport.

Team members include Steve Cababallero; Jason Ellis of Australia; Danny Wainwright of England; Giorgio Zattoni of Italy; Javier Sarmiento of Spain; Moses Itkonen of Canada; and Jon Comer, Pat Channita and Andy MacDonald of the United States.

After the demonstration, those who attend will be able to skate alongside the professionals.

For more information call the park district at 482-1996.

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