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Shred, grind, jump, bounce; UBC opened the first on-campus skateboard park in North America. Made of concrete and galvanized steel, the UBC Skatepark has a range of banks and challenges from beginner to expert. Key features: open snake-run bowl, cantilevered quarter-pipe, stair set (complete with ledge and handrail), an angled slappy bank highlighted with a ‘stack’ of large concrete-and-steel ‘books’ for enthused skateboarders, BMX riders, rollerbladers and others. The park also features an engraved quote from artist Vincent Van Gogh: “One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”

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Students shred it out in North America‘s first campus skate park. Photo credit: Jamil Rhajiak
Students can bring their skateboards, BMX bikes, and rollerblades. Photo credit: Jamil Rhajiak


The skate park has post secondary appropriate features such as a large stack of books. Photo credit: Jamil Rhajiak

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