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UBC Debuts First Campus Skatepark In North America

Nothing like kickflipp’n before class for the ladies!

Last summer, UBC decided to expand its campus life by taking initiative as the first university in North America to add a skatepark on campus at the corner of Thunderbird Blvd and the Health Sciences Mall. The project came to life as a pro-active effort to accommodate the growing demand for recreational activity specifically catering to those who skateboard, BMX and in-line skate. The project cost was approximately half a million dollars but was co-founded by the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) which helped save tuition fees! The skatepark aims serve the needs of campus residents, and members of the community situated around UBC.


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