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Calgary has approximately 30,000 people that participate to some extent, at various levels of skateboarding. Skateboarding encourages unstructured recreating opportunities for youth and adults. Skateboarding is a legitimate extension of the recreational spectrum and contributes to Recreation’s vision of an active, creative and vibrant city. 

Skatepark locations

The City operates two types of skateparks in Calgary: Shaw Millennium Park, which is a permanent skatepark, and temporary Community Mobile Skateparks, which are set up in communities around the city each summer. Skateboarding lessons and camps and a variety of skateboarding competitions are held every summer at various skateparks.

​For details on City of Calgary plans to build permanent skateparks and skatespots across Calgary, check out the Skateboarding Amenities Strategy.

Shaw Millennium Park

Shaw Millennium Park (SMP) is North America's largest free outdoor skatepark. SMP opened in September 2000 and has over 35,000 visitors a year. Please note that SMP is unsupervised and users participate at their own risk.

Shaw Millennium Park
Shaw Millennium Park
 

Location:
1220 - 9 Ave S.W. - Map

Hours: 
Daily 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park features:

  • 75,000 square feet of skateable surface
  • Basketball courts
  • Family park with cascade fountain
  • Millennium clock
  • Public washrooms & drinking fountain
  • Laser lights

SMP is a five minute walk from the 10th street C-Train station, or you will find paid parking available onsite.

Community mobile skateparks

Bring out your skateboards or in-line skates to one of our FREE mobile temporary skateparks this Spring and Summer. The City of Calgary, in partnership with Community Associations, host temporary mobile skateparks at multiple locations across the city. Each park is well equipped with combination of roll-ins, fun-boxes with rails, pyramids with rails, grind-boxes, quarter-pipes, wall rides and half pipes.  Helmets and signed waivers are required for all participants. Parent/ guardian signatures are required for participants under 18 years. Waivers can be found at calgary.ca/skateparks or at the mobile skatepark location. All ages are welcome!

 
Community mobile skatepark
Community mobile skatepark

Mobile park features

  • one 6 and a half foot tall roll-in
  • one 5 foot tall quarter pipe
  • one fun box (either: up across down rail or across down rail)
  • one pyramid (either: hubba ledge or across down rail)
  • two flat bars
  • one kinked flat bar
  • one 4 foot tall quarter flat bank combo
  • one manual pad
  • one grind box
  • one 4 foot tall x 16 foot wide x 16 long mini ramp (only at full parks)

All ramps are steel framed ramps with a Skatelite surface to help increase the life of the ramps and prevent weather damage.

Mobile Skateboard park staff member skateboarding
Skateboarding instructor
 

Mobile skatepark staff

During scheduled program hours, qualified City of Calgary staff supervise participants. Each skatepark staff member holds a valid Standard First Aid certificate and complete a mandatory safety training orientation prior to program placement.

All staff are experienced skateboarders and/or inline skaters. Participants are expected to respect and adhere to the rules and guidelines established by our skatepark staff.

Rules and safety at community mobile skateparks

The community mobile skatepark program is open to all skateboarders and inline skaters only. Absolutely no bicycles or schooters are allowed within the mobile skate parks.

Ramps are to be used only during open hours of operation.

  • Helmets are to be used and strapped at all times.
  • Knee pads, wrist pads and elbow pads are recommended for beginners.
  • To skate on the ramps you must have a completed waiver form.
    Child Skateboarding Waiver
    Adult Skateboarding Waiver
  • Skate within your ability and respect others while in the park.
  • Unacceptable behaviour and language will not be tolerated at the skatepark.
  • Report all injuries to skatepark monitors.
  • Any infraction of the above rules can result in loss of all skatepark privileges.

Hosting a mobile skatepark

If your community is interested in hosting a mobile park during the summer months, please contact your Community Association.