Skateboard part of freestyle center would be huge draw |

Skateboard part of freestyle center would be huge draw

As a parent of a 12-year-old skateboarder, we have just completed a summer vacation that included finding and checking out seven skateboard parks along our route.

I know we cannot be the only family that has structured a vacation to provide skateboarding opportunities for a family member. I can see the proposed freestyle training center (and indoor skatepark) being a deal-maker for families planning a mountain vacation and should entice families with skateboarders to choose Keystone as a travel destination. I think it would update and revitalize Keystone in the marketplace.

As a Summit County resident I also am aware of the limited skateboarding opportunities for the local skateboarders during our not-so-short winters. Aside from driving to Denver or skating in a garage, there are no indoor facilities up here. Hopefully, the new center would be amiable to a local clientele and allow the skaters in the county to use the facility as well.

There’s a new generation to recruit and this center could be a powerful tool.

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