Skateboarding is a difficult sport, with the smallest of stones or pieces of salt able to stop you in your tracks; an indoor skateboard park is exactly what’s needed to keep those wheels rolling.
The London Skateboard Co-Op opened their own indoor skateboard park just a few doors down from their store.
Located at 656 Dundas Street in the heart of Old East Village, local skateboarders have been popping in through word of mouth and social media.
Christopher Lake, the Director of the London Skateboard Co-Op says, “In the neighbourhood, you get a lot of people walking by interested in seeing something being put to use, which is nice. And you’ve also got skateboarders through the grapevine. We haven’t had to advertise much, that’s for sure.”
Local Skateboarder, Patrick Dawe says, “Location being 10 minutes away from Downtown. The buses roll past here, multiple buses. Like, it’s much better than being out on Sarnia Road or something like that.”
And when the snow melts, Lake is not worried about revenue saying, “The shop does well in the summer, so that will cover costs there. And this does well in the winter, which helps the shop. Which, is a wonderful benefit.”
If you would like to check out the store’s new area, they charge $5 per session and is geared towards ages 16 and older.
You can also visit their website for more details WWW.LondonSkateboardCoOp.com