ATS Indoor – Fremont Updates

When ATS first opened, the old guys griped about there not being a mini in the layout. Now there is! Winter shred sessions are a go!

ATS Indoor Mini
Relatively new mini ramp at ATS indoor, under EVO in Seattle Washington

The funny story is I was one of those old guys, but could not resist going to ATS, despite the fact there was only street skating to be had. There aren’t a lot of dry, lit places in Seattle during the Winter months… let alone warm. Anyway, after hitting mini-less ATS for a while, and moving right down the street from Roxhill skatepark last Summer, I like the street more than the mini, and don’t care so much anymore.

Marginal Way Skatepark Pour August 2014

Marginal Way Skatepark is almost complete (till we poach the trucker lot across the street too).

This pour is special to me. I’ve been shredding this park since its beginnings in 2004. When I skated 365 days in a row (2011-2012), Marginal Way Skatepark was easily my most visited, with 105 sessions there that year. I’ve met so many friends there, and have had so many kill sessions. I’ve especially been waiting for this section to be complete. I saved up money I’d usually spend on smokes, weed, and alcohol, and made a donation that covered a large portion of the crete for this pour. I wanted to give something back to a place that has been a large part of my life and sanity.

The park is amazing. Built completely by local skaters volunteering their time. Thanks dudes. You rip (except for some manic asshole, who dropped in on it wet).

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ATS Indoor – Fremont

Went and shredded Seattle’s only indoor skatepark today, All Together Skatepark.  $10 all day session, or $5 5pm-7pm session.  It’s between Wallingford and Fremont

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

Here’s the main floor.

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

Here’s the other side.  Kinda like the old Innerspace setup, but without the mini 🙁

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

They have plenty of equipment for rent.

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

The shop is open.  Boards and stuff for sale!

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

Another shot of the park from above.

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

Pano shot.

All Together Skatepark
All Together Skatepark

Tom Peha casually shredding.

Jefferson Park – Beacon Hill

Jefferson park is super fun for street and bowl riders alike. Plus, it has lights till 11:30pm. And a great playground for non-skating kids.

Here’s a nice pano of the park. Could be the best view in the city.

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Here’s ultra-shredder Payton ripping the bowl.

This is the new sculpture on the North end of the park, that’s built to skate.

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Greenlake Skatepark

I haven’t been to this park in almost a year. I hit it a lot when I was doing the “skate every day for a year” challenge, but haven’t really been back since. Probably because I live in West Seattle, and there’s really no need than to go to Delridge, in my own back yard.

Anyway, I haven’t skated with my buddy Clint in a long time either, and he suggested we shred Greenlake, so I gave it a go.

It’s a kickin park, with a street area, flow bowl, and pool-style bowl with a ring of blue tiles (Big Blue, some folks call it).  I had all my old lines back.  It was fun.

Greenlake is just a nice, refreshing place to kick it in general.  What’s really cool about this skate park, is kids that skate can drag their whole families, because there’s so much other stuff to do, for the non-skaters in the family: runners, walkers, roller-gapers, wrong-boards, tennis players, bikers, soccer players, softball players, kickball players, cross country runners, etc..

Greenlake Skatepark Pano
Greenlake Skatepark Pano
Greenlake Skatepark
Greenlake Skatepark

 

Cinco De Margo

Marginal Way Skatepark - Cinco De Margo
Marginal Way Skatepark – Cinco De Margo

Today, May 4th 2014, Marginal Way Skatepark held its annual Cinco Del Margo celebration. There were tacos, raffle, beer, shredders, more shredders, bands, and … A NEW SECTION OF THE PARK! There was a really good turnout, and I’m sure a good amount of money was raised, that will go towards finally finishing the park after 10 years of blood, sweat, crete and beer.
I have footage of the Fakies set, and will post that here as well soon.


Delridge Skate Park

My favorite skate park, aside from Marginal Way. And lucky me, it’s right on Delridge Way in West Seattle (just off the delridge exit), practically in my back yard.

There are 3 main parts of the park to skate: the egg bowl, the flow bowl, and the outer track (including China Banks). All very fun and totally shreddable.

This is a very large panoramic photograph. Click it to open in its own window.
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