Ribbon Cutting @ Bemidji SKATE Park

Something really awesome happened yesterday...
The brand new
Bemidji Skate Park
was officially opened with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
This park has been a long time in the making.
It started out as a dream.
But with the hard work and fundraising efforts of many community members...
It is now a reality.
And what a COOL place it is!
Buena Vista was happy to be a part of the excitement and action.
We know that the folks that are flying around on skateboards all summer
are often the same folks that hang out on the hills at BV during the winter.
Skateboarders zoomed everywhere.
Truthfully, they reminded me of hornets swarming around a nest...
but in a cool way.
Kids were hanging out in clumps, thoroughly at home in this new space.
The enthusiasm and excitement of youth was crackling in the air.
Even the parents were grinning like fools.
Hey, I admit it.
Well, probably because our kids finally have this great place to practice, show off,
and have a blast.

And one of the leaders in the effort to bring the community this great place...
Jack and the gang at No Comply not only worked countless hours on this project,
but they also made it a great party yesterday by
sponsoring a competition,
providing complete skateboards as prizes,
and throwing cool loot like stickers, hats and shades into the crowds.

BV staff looks forward to working with No Comply again this year
to inspire us with new ideas for our Terrain Park.
No Comply will also be at our Open House on November 13th
with their new snow gear for the season.
Stop by and say HI!

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