by Sara Horton
Today is Go Skateboarding Day, a worldwide celebration for anyone brave (or crazy, depending on whom you ask) enough to attempt an ollie, swing a kickturn or grind some rails. Rumors were swirling around Twitter that the new vert ramp and mini-ramp currently being installed at Memorial Park Skateboard Park would be ready in time for revelers to tear it up today, but rumors are sadly often just that. This is what the vert ramp looked like yesterday afternoon:
One skater told me it would need at least another week. According to Sk8-Strong, the Colorado Springs-based nonprofit organization responsible for the $200,000 ramps that will be donated to the City of Colorado Springs upon completion, the project will wrap up in July. Construction has yet to begin on the mini-ramp.
While you wait, you can still skate around the completed 40,000-foot park today for its skating competitions, prizes, vendors, food and live music from bands Aesthetic Delirium, Inelements, Tree of Woe and Malakai until 9 p.m.