September 21st, 2009
Hamilton Police’s “COP SHOP SKATE JAM 2009” was a blast! I tell you, WOW, there were wonderful moments when I forgot I was in Canada!
City of Hamilton’s Turner Skate Park is one beautiful, challenging slab of concrete. Best of all, Turner houses the best bowl of the three “urban” skate parks that I’m currently researching.
(An aside… I suspect that it’s possible that a Brampton Ching skater might hit upon this Blog and wonder when I’ll post video of their kick-ass skate park and take-no-prisoners skaters to YouTube. It’s coming. I just need to make one more trip to B-Town for “continuity” shots.)
To summarize the “COP SHOP SKATE JAM” at the Hammer, here’s my colour commentary as I videotaped a very little guy patiently waiting his turn to drop into the bowl and sk8. He appears in the video at the 2:34 minute mark.
TURNER PARK “COP SHOP SKATE JAM 2009” HAMILTON SKATEBOARDING
This is the youngest skateboarder that we’ve documented so far here at Hamilton Skate Park.
It’s been a good day so far. And what I mean by good day is that the kids have had a lot of fun, great interaction with the police and on top of it, no one as far as I know, has gotten injured, which I think is even more important.
OH GEE, nice try!
Now this little kid is going to drop in. And watch the drop in right down there. Oh! So that’s what it means by dropping in… Oh. OK. (admiring laughter)
OK. Let’s just see what the little guy’s up to…
And we got one of the big boys here.
And watch —these (little) guys have trouble getting up. They crawl up and they got a lot of guts.
Video: TURNER PARK “COP SHOP SKATE JAM 2009” HAMILTON SKATEBOARDING (4:44 sec)
(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)
And just for an idea of what people missed who weren’t there…
The (Oh! And thanks for the hot dog!) Mississauga Muse