Just in case you’ve been under a rock, a crew from Grindline Skateparks has been in town helping finish the skateable obstacles in the Bethlehem Skateplaza and it’s made a huge impact on the progress.
In about a week they covered all the forms F.A. Rohrbach set up with smooth cement- ALMOST ready to ride.
On Thursday they shot and formed the bank and deck on the opposite side of the “China Banks” obstacle which was finished the day before. They work 12 hour days perfecting the obstacles we’ll soon be skating on a daily basis.
They even schooled me on the finer point of finishing the cement and put me to work for a few hours. Needless to say, I was happy to help. The skateplaza has been a huge part of my life for the past 10 years and to be able to say that I literally had a hand in shaping the cement I’ll ride is a surreal experience.
The excitement for opening day is growing in and beyond the 610 as more and more photos are posted showing the skateplaza not just in a 3-D rendering but the real thing is taking shape and the lines can be seen. Only a few more weeks now and the cement floor will be laid so we can properly introduce you to The Bethlehem Skateplaza.
I can not stress enough how important it is we take care of this 1st Phase of the skateplaza- the 2nd and 3rd Phase depend on what happens now. Will we take care of it? Will we trash what we’veb een given? Will you fight with each other? They naysayers say you will.
PROVE THEM WRONG. Ride this skateplaza responsibly and the whole skateplaza will get completed.
Neglect it and you’ll only have yourself to blame.
The volcano will be the last obstacle the pour before moving on to other parks in the South, Colorado and Copenhagen. Stop by and thank them if you’re in town.
A Full rundown of photos from the past 2 days of work: