Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Saturday http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-skatepark-grand-opening-saturday <div>Years of planning and fundraising will be worth it for area skaters as they celebrate the <strong><a href="http://a2skatepark.org/grand-opening" target="_blank">grand opening of Ann Arbor's new skatepark</a></strong> tomorrow. &nbsp;The event will include a demonstration by skating legend Tony Hawk and other professional skaters at 4 PM. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:16:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47540 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Saturday Tony Hawk Adding To Excitement Around Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Plans http://wemu.org/post/tony-hawk-adding-excitement-around-ann-arbor-skatepark-grand-opening-plans <div>The grand-opening of Ann Arbor's new skatepark is a month away, but news that skating legend Tony Hawk will be at the opening has the skating community freaking out. &nbsp;President of the <strong><a href="http://a2skatepark.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark</a></strong> Trevor Staples says Hawk and several other professional skateboarders will give demonstrations as part of the opening event. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:21:45 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46217 at http://wemu.org Tony Hawk Adding To Excitement Around Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Plans Construction Of Ann Arbor Skatepark Ramping Up Again After Winter Melts Away http://wemu.org/post/construction-ann-arbor-skatepark-ramping-again-after-winter-melts-away <p>Ann Arbor officials expect to have the construction schedule for the rest of the new skatepark set within the next week.&nbsp; Park Planner Amy Kuras thinks the facility will be completed by the scheduled June 21<sup>st</sup> grand opening unless there are a lot of weather issues.&nbsp;</p><p>Kuras says most of the remaining work is in two areas.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:58:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44417 at http://wemu.org Construction Of Ann Arbor Skatepark Ramping Up Again After Winter Melts Away Interest in Ann Arbor Skatepark Growing http://wemu.org/post/interest-ann-arbor-skatepark-growing <div>It's still a little over two months before the opening day for the new skatepark in Ann Arbor, but interest in skating already seems to be growing. &nbsp;The skatepark's grand opening is set for June 21st, which is International Go Skating Day.</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:58:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44381 at http://wemu.org Interest in Ann Arbor Skatepark Growing Ann Arbor Skatepark About One Year Away From Reality http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-skatepark-about-one-year-away-reality <p>By this time next year, <a href="http://a2skatepark.org/">a new skate-park </a>should be open in Ann Arbor's Veterans Memorial Park. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, City Council last night approved a construction contract in excess of one-million dollars.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:02:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32238 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Skatepark About One Year Away From Reality