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Tag: Skateboarding Vail Valley

ACTIVITIES, Summer Activites

Skate On

Hear that? It’s the sweet sound of the skate park. Not just for skateboarders (bikers and scooters utilize it, too), skate parks are the alternate heart of a community. Riders of all ages congregate here to learn, hone their craft or simply hang out with friends and spectate. In the Vail Valley, there are now three skate parks: one in Gypsum, one in Edwards and now in Vail. Each park is unique, just like the community that it serves, accommodating a variety of abilities. “When I moved to Vail, in October of 1999, there were only two skate parks in the Vail Valley, one in Vail, and one in Gypsum,” says C.J. Poulin, a skateboard instructor and longtime Vail resident who recently moved to Durango. “Since then, the valley has seen several skate parks come and go and some that have been changed or updated since their first installment.” The […]