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VANS SKATEPARK

Publié le 23 August 2021

ACTIVITIES

VANS SKATEPARK

Esplanade
Free access

Temporarily closed from May 16 to 23, due to an event.

The Olympic Park Esplanade has just opened a brand new sports facility: the Vans Skatepark. This international-caliber skatepark is located in the 900 section of the Esplanade, near Sherbrooke street, and is the first such permanent facility to be installed at an existing Olympic site.

The 900 m2 concrete dome skatepark recently hosted the Vans Park Series, bringing some of the best men and women skateboarders in the world together for a weekend. This new installation was created by Vans in collaboration with the California Skateparks company, which has designed hundreds of such parks around the world. The Stadium’s Vans Skatepark is one of the best places in Canada for skateboarders to practice their sport.

Between August 2020 and June 2021, the Olympic Park invested in Phase 2 of the refurbishment of Vans Skatepark. This included the construction of a street course, as well as updates to many architectural elements to improve the experience for skateboarders. The fountains next to Vans Skatepark were also updated during this renovation phase.

HOW TO GET THERE?

By car

P4 underground parking located at 4200 Sherbrooke E. street.

Public transport

A 5-minute walk from Viau metro station (green line) as well as stops for busses 34, 125 and 439.

Calculate my journey : stm.info

By active transportation

Bike access via bike paths located on Rachel street, Maisonneuve Park and Bennett street. Bike racks are available just steps from the Centre’s entrance. There’s also a Bixi station on Pierre-de- Coubertin avenue, near Pie-IX Metro station.

Access for people with reduced mobility

The Esplanade is accessible to people with reduced mobility, and adapted sanitary facilities are available at the administration office entrance at 4141 Pierre-De-Coubertin ave. for anyone who uses a wheelchair.

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