We are Eric and Mia - local artists who are creating art projects for the new skateboard parks being built in Calgary.
This spring we are running a Skate School for Police Officers and we are looking for two teenagers to be lead instructors. This is a paid gig.
The skate school will teach 5 to 10 officers the basics of skateboarding: balance, pushing, stopping, turning, ollie, and ramp riding. At the end of the course officers will have the skills to confidently use the new skateboard parks in a meaningful way. The hope is to create a sense of camaraderie between police officers and the skateboard community. It is a small step towards a larger goal.
Our teenage instructors will be working alongside two adult skaters to teach specific skills and introduce skate culture to the police officers. We are looking for skaters who are outgoing, have some leadership or teaching experience, and have mastered the basics of skateboarding.
Session dates and times are as follows (all are on Tuesday evenings):
May 31, 7:00-9:00 pm (Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove, and Eagle Ridge)
June 7, 7:00-9:00 pm (Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove, and Eagle Ridge)
June 14, 7:00-9:00 pm (Southwood)
June 21, 7:00-9:00 pm (Huntington Hills)
June 28, 7:00-9:00 pm (Huntington Hills) - Contingency for bad weather
To learn more about the Skateboard Parks Amenities Strategy Public Art component visit: