ONTARIO Mission Statement
Our goal is to inform skateboarders in Ontario about their environment and educate
the greater public about skateboarders and their sport. We oppose the criminalization
of skateboarding, and the harassment of youth pursuing this popular past-time.
We publish a magazine/guide with listings of all the skateparks in Ontario.
The guide contains a listing of all companies and organizations with an interest
in the development of the skate community in Ontario. The guide is free and
subsidized by the skateboard industry (retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers,
of clothing, hardware, and accessories, magazines, video, and web sites).
We support the construction of public skateboard facilities. We seek to educate
those in political office, parks and recreation, and the landscape architecture
industry about the construction of safe and functional skateboard parks. We
encourage the creation of parks that allow skateboarders of all ages, and skill
levels to participate, and believe that modern parks should have pyramids, ledges
and flat banks, but should also have wide open areas of smooth flat ground,
quarter pipes with different transitions, banks with concave, and snake runs
into bowls. Kids should learn to turn. (Obstacles like concave banks and bowls
will encourage young people to get comfortable rolling and cruising - a long
forgotten art and the basics of ALL skateboarding. Loosen those trucks!)
More information about skatepark planning (for planners,
parks staff, and politicians)
Send any email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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