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Skatepark

Well, I guess it was inevitable. After having been to all the open-air skate parks in the immediate vicinity it was only a matter of time till we needed to go visit an indoor variety. And so, for Christmas, Kai got a Groupon for The Bunker and today I am taking him and a friend of his there.

As was to be expected, Kai was already really excited last night. And since the morning skate session starts at 9:00 am during the holidays, we planned on getting up at 7:15 am for breakfast and getting ready.

Which, of course, meant that Kai was standing next to my bed, all dressed and ready to go, by 6:58 am.

So we had breakfast, picked up in friend, signed the incredibly long and detailed waiver about personal harm and drove the half hour to The Bunker.

And when we got there, they were still closed. We were 5 minutes early.
And when we got there, they were still closed. We were 5 minutes early.
The skatepark is situated in an industrial hall and made of plywood.
The skatepark is situated in an industrial hall and made of plywood.
This early in the morning, only Kai and Jimmy are in here.
This early in the morning, only Kai and Jimmy are in here.

Getting in here, I have to say I am impressed. This skate park has the right mixture of “cool” and professional. Its just grimy enough to be truly “skate”, but not as much as you wouldn’t want to take your kids here. The ramps are in pretty decent condition and very varied, giving Kai and Jimmy enough different options to occupy them for the 4 hour session. The staff all seem to be skaters themselves and are really open and friendly.

Definately a place to come back to!

Kai in action.
Kai in action.

The place has filled up and I would guess there are about 30 kids in the park now – well some of them I wouldn’t really call kids anymore, but you get the picture. And I am sitting between a bunch of other parents, making use of the free WiFi, occasionally looking up to check that everything is still OK.

Oh yes, and providing food and drink to the skaters for the brief seconds they take to swing by the table. šŸ™‚

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