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October 24, 2009

Canal Winchester, Ohio Proposed Skatepark Design

Looks a little cramped but it still looks like it could be fun. I’d have to skate it to judge it. The left-hand side of the euro confuses me a little cause it looks like is on the joint of the slopes which would not allow for the best maneuverability.
As you can see, the design is by WhoSkates, the people who sent me this e-mail wanted Grindline to design it.
WhoSkates has apparently designed a park for Colerain, Ohio as well.

Shouts to Matt Jamison and Jason Bash for forwarding this to me.

I sent out a message asking when the park was expected to be complete and when it would be ready to ride and got this e-mail from Tom from WhoSkates:
If the weather cooperates we will be done Friday but I’m not sure of when the City plans to allow skating. Concrete cures VERYYYY slowly this time of year so they may want to take a few weeks for this reason.”Friday I will send an e-mail the city’s way and see what they plan to do once the park is completed. Be sure to send me some pictures if the park is completed on schedule: OhioSkateUniv@gmail.com.

Canal Winchester, Ohio Skatepark
Colerain & Canal Winchester Skatepark Updates


  1. i think that the skaters in canal need some where to skate because there is no where to skate and if they try to skate in town they get yelled at and often do damage to the stuff so they realy need a skate park

    Comment by jared lopresti — October 27, 2009 @ 3:29 PM | Reply

  2. I live in Obetz we have the same problem. The streets are unsafe to skate in. Business owners yell at us and complain to our parents about our skating on their property. Customer tell the owner and we get yelled at. Residence tell the police and we are told about the complaints. Their is an ordinance prohibiting skating and biking on the streets. Where are we to skate & bike? We need a place to skate & BMX safely??

    Comment by Rick Young — October 30, 2009 @ 10:16 AM | Reply

  3. same im groveport cops are to mean thay have be sayin that there going to put in a skatepark and even the rec center was suppose to be a skatepark but no its not

    Comment by brock martin — November 4, 2009 @ 12:35 AM | Reply

  4. I’m galde to see the park in progress I heard it will be completed December 5. The skaters of canal winchester will really enjoy this and the the citezens of canal winchester will enjoy this as well. who skates has done a good job so far keep it up. can’t wait to skate it!

    Comment by Walker Albaghli — November 29, 2009 @ 2:09 PM | Reply

  5. When you do skate it feel free to send photos or videos my way so I can show everyone the completed project

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — November 29, 2009 @ 3:07 PM | Reply

  6. I cant wait this is gonna be insane i wish there wasa mini in there that would have made this complete

    Comment by jj young — November 30, 2009 @ 5:27 PM | Reply

  7. whens this park gonna be completed?

    Comment by butthash — November 30, 2009 @ 8:19 PM | Reply

  8. They are probably still fundraising for the park so if you have the money contact the city and donate as much as you can. That goes for the miniramp too, you could get some people together and raise money to build one on your own and get permission to place it near the park.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — November 30, 2009 @ 10:11 PM | Reply

  9. it should be done near the 5th

    Comment by jj young — December 3, 2009 @ 5:46 PM | Reply

  10. If you get the chance take some pictures or video. Just check the about page for my e-mail and I’ll post it up and give you the credit for it. If you have trouble finding the e-mail or getting it to me just drop me a comment here and I’ll get back to you that way but everything should work.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 4, 2009 @ 12:30 AM | Reply

  11. ok
    whens it gonna be completed? they should make a grand opening date

    Comment by jj young — December 8, 2009 @ 12:41 AM | Reply

  12. I’ll look into that for you, just keep checking back and I’ll post in in this same post as an Update and I’ll leave a comment here letting you know it’s updated.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 8, 2009 @ 1:51 PM | Reply

  13. It has been updated, read above. If any of you have any other questions just let me know.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 8, 2009 @ 7:25 PM | Reply

  14. Very cold temps are holding everything up for the weekend. Temps and weather look be GREAT for next week so Monday and Tuesday are looking like the final days. I’ll report back then.


    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — December 10, 2009 @ 5:24 PM | Reply

  15. Thanks Tom.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 10, 2009 @ 5:31 PM | Reply

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  17. Colerain & Canal Winchester Skatepark Updates:

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 12, 2009 @ 2:06 PM | Reply

  18. I was told it should be done this friday,, im gonna get some footage with walker and well show you

    Comment by jj young — December 15, 2009 @ 11:43 PM | Reply

  19. Sounds good, just send me an e-mail. In the comment above yours is a link with some photos of it but since you live near it you have probably already seen it.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 15, 2009 @ 11:55 PM | Reply

  20. Final concrete was today, clean up and first run tomorrow. Anyone wants to come by please do, we’ll be pulling out around 1:00…

    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — December 16, 2009 @ 1:11 AM | Reply

    • Thanks for finishing up the park you ave done a good job i guess i might be skating it to day if the tarp is gone thanks again cant wait to skate

      Comment by walker akbaghli — December 17, 2009 @ 3:49 PM | Reply

  21. Send me some footage if you want to and I’ll post it up.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 17, 2009 @ 4:01 PM | Reply

  22. the park i guess opens the 24. i put footage on then.

    Comment by walker albaghli — December 17, 2009 @ 10:25 PM | Reply

  23. Sounds good, just send an e-mail my way.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 17, 2009 @ 11:49 PM | Reply

  24. Park is done… waiting for some ledges to get hard and it’s all yours. December 24 from what I hear…

    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — December 18, 2009 @ 3:36 AM | Reply

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  26. I’v been hearing that the park wont open till the spring tom do you have any ideas so we can skate it earlier and the park looks great

    Comment by walker albaghli — December 21, 2009 @ 1:44 PM | Reply

  27. I have been told that the park will open December 24th. I will email the Town and see what they have to say.


    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — December 21, 2009 @ 1:46 PM | Reply

  28. This from the Town, sorry but happy Holidays all-

    Tom: It will not be open for the holidays. We’ve had snow the last three days and it is too muddy to finish things up to the level that it needs to be at before it is open to the public. We will work on it through the winter as weather allows and will arrange for at least one if not two volunteer days in the early spring to put the finishing touches on landscape, fencing, etc. I talked with some of the kids and the skate shop on Friday and they seem to understand, we will publish something to the web tomorrow.

    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — December 21, 2009 @ 2:01 PM | Reply

  29. Thanks Tom, I’ll post this e-mail on the updates as well so everyone gets a chance to see it.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — December 21, 2009 @ 2:47 PM | Reply

  30. The skate park has been finished for almost a week and a half now, but we are not allowed to ride on it! Becasue of the following reasones: the cement has to cure for more than 30 days, they need to put a sidewalk from the bike path to the park(witch is only like 3 feet) and becase they havent landscaped and of the suronding landand they still want to put a fence around it. there are sighns posted that if you step foot in it you will be “arrested for crimanal traspassing” so dont expect to ride it any time soon.

    Comment by Simon Myers — January 4, 2010 @ 10:35 PM | Reply

  31. I’ve got updates posted, the links are at the bottom of the post.

    Don’t get arrested. They are looking for volunteers for the landscaping(etc) in the spring, you should volunteer if you can it would be a good look for skaters and the right thing to do, be proactive in your community.

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — January 4, 2010 @ 10:40 PM | Reply

  32. Guys, I’m so sorry that they won’t let anyone skate. Our last pour was on the 15th I think and with these temps the concrete will cure more slowly… but i am confident that it’s hard now!!

    Try to contact the DPW and ask if there might be some times to arrange for a session, say Wednesdays and Fridays after school or something? Maybe try to work with the skate shop to be more legit? I know the guys at DPW and they are super cool and behind the project so work with them and maybe you can get somewhere.

    I’ll also send an email to them right now.

    Comment by Tom from Who Skates — January 4, 2010 @ 11:22 PM | Reply

  33. this sucks

    Comment by annamnoyus — January 15, 2010 @ 3:42 PM | Reply

  34. Comment by Tom from Who Skates — January 20, 2010 @ 5:56 PM | Reply

  35. Thanks again Tom, I’ll post it in this post:

    Comment by ohioskateuniv — January 20, 2010 @ 7:04 PM | Reply

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  37. hi this international skater from india i have participated in china i want to wokr in your rink send me detrails

    Comment by siddiq — April 22, 2010 @ 8:08 AM | Reply

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  39. Hey is this skate park done? Were at in Canal

    Comment by Mike — February 26, 2011 @ 2:21 AM | Reply

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