Skaters get chance Friday to demo equipment

July 08, 2004|LIZ MAPLES

It'll be a battle of the ramps, a skate-off, says Danville City Commissioner Jamey Gay.

Three skatepark companies will set up equipment downtown in the former Save-A-Lot parking lot 5 -8 p.m. Friday for local skaters to try out.

Skaters who are under 18 will need a parent to sign a waiver. Adult skaters will be asked to sign one for themselves.

Gay said that everyone on the equipment will need to wear helmets and pads.

Construction of the park is expected to be complete in Millennium by mid-August. The city will buy the equipment. There will be a community build to install it on a concrete pad being built by the county.


All three of the companies that made bids will be there - Skatewave, Bluegrass Recreation and Premier Playscapes.

The bids ranged from $45,000 -$49,000.

"We're going to need the kids input," Gay said. "I feel good about all the companies."

Because the prices were so close, Gay said the skaters and community's input would be important to help decide which company to buy from.

Here's what each company plans to setup Friday:

* Skatewave will bring a quarter pipe, skate table, kicker ramp and grind box.

* Bluegrass Recreation, quarter pipe.

* Premier Playscapes, two quarter pipes, a pyramid fun box and grind rails.

On the Net:

Skatewave at;

Bluegrass Recreation at;

Premier Playscapes at

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