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Ramps and Alleys has new Fall/Winter hours along with some other community updates. They will be open Thanksgiving Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as well as open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their new hours are the following:

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday closed or by appointment
  • Wednesday closed or by appointment
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Updated to activities include:

  • Little Shredders on Fridays is now just the first Friday of every month for those 12 and under to have the skate area to themselves from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Image courtesy of Stacy Falk

  • Build a board program: This allows kiddos 18 and under to construct their own skateboard that the shop then can sell to benefit the clubhouse. Build a board day is the last Saturday of each month. Participants must sign up during the first week of the month to ensure each kid has a board.

Community projects include concerns about Behavioral Park Etiquette with users in the new skate park. This is a common concern for just about any skatepark. The consensus among those in attendance at a recent meeting hosted by the Friends of Salida Skateparks was that there needs to be more education on this topic, rather than disciplinary action.

Ideas included:

  • A page on etiquette tips in the upcoming Community Resource Guide
  • Hosting a park etiquette day with incentives to attend (such as a free helmet giveaway) including a handout on park etiquette with every new scooter/skateboard purchase at Ramps and Alleys
  • Partnering with other community groups including the FYI/Extraordinary Teen Council, Schools, Boys and Girls, etc.
  • Creative signage at the skatepark

Ramps and Alleys has volunteered to lead the park etiquette education program. Interested parties who would like to help out or have any ideas, are asked to contact the shop.

The Chaffee County Amateur Hockey Association (CCAHA) is still working hard to set up an ice rink. They have acquired all of the key pieces to make this happen. A Zamboni, refrigeration system, boards, and more. Yet, the struggle is still for a location. As of now, there will be no skating in Centennial Park as originally planned and the committee is working with the City of Salida to get things approved to set up at Marvin Park but that won’t happen this season. The programming committee with CCAHA will be organizing a variety of learn to skate classes and hockey leagues for Franz lake.

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Featured image: Ramps and Alleys Skate Shop. Photo by Brooke Gilmore.