The Edge Skatepark, part of the Youth for Christ "Centre for Youth Excellence" now boasts the only skatepark of its kind in Canada. Located at the corner of Main St. and Higgins St. in downtown Winnipeg, MB, the park is a welcome addition to the city's already extensive outdoor concrete skatepark network.
A concrete bowl with three sections is sure to draw in skaters from the cold prairie winters. Depths range from 5-7 feet; the mini-ramp and pocket sections are suited to novice and experienced skaters.
The bowl was built using the state-of-the-art technique of using styrofoam instead of standard backfill materials.
Situated next to the bowl is an 8-stair rail/hubba combo with beautiful square steel trimmed ledges on either side. One hubba ledge has a unique transition on one side that is perfect for slappies.
The 4 foot high bank with concrete hip is strategically placed banks near the bowl enable the possibility of many variations of transfers. The rest of the park is made up of various banks, ledges, rails, hips, and a mini ramp-- all naturally lit by large windows along Winnipeg's historic Main Street. The total square footage is about 12,000.
Thank you to Dan Neufeld and Cam Nikkel for the photos. Be sure to check The Edge website for hours of operation.