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.
BOUTIQUE ROLLIN SKATEBOARD CLASSES
Starting in August, skateboarders can take advantage of our new skateboarding classes to learn the skill or brush up on their technique.
These classes as designed for novice to expert boarders, and can be booked as private, semi-private, or group lessons with Boutique Rollin — a business located in the Hochelaga neighbourhood specializing in skateboarding. Boutique Rollin will also operate a pop-up store near the Vans Skatepark offering the sale and rental of equipment, including skateboards, helmets, pads, and more.
To sign up for classes or for more information, click here.
Annie Guglia au planchodrome Vans – Crédit : Ryan Lebel
How to get here
P4 underground parking located at 4200 Sherbrooke E. street.
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.
A 5-minute walk from Viau metro station (green line) as well as stops for busses 34, 125 and 439.
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.