Calgary Stadium Turned Into North America's Largest Skate Park
Shaw Millennium Park is North America’s largest free, outdoor skate park. Located in downtown Calgary just off the Bow Trail between 11 St SW and 14 St SW, it is easily accessible for skateboarders, in-line skaters, and communities wishing to use the park for recreation and special events.
The Park boasts 75,000 square feet of skateable surface area, including a street course with ledges, flatbars, stairs and transitions, an intermediate course with rails down stairs and banks, and an advanced course with cloverleaf bowl, street course and a large full pipe.
The park also features a stage and ampitheatre for special events like the Calgary International Reggae Festival, a landmark building, waterfall, clock tower, laser lights, basketball courts, and public washrooms open year-round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Shaw Millennium Park was established in 2000. Sponsored by Shaw Communications and maintained by the City of Calgary. It was previously the site of the Mewata Stadium, the home stadium of the Calgary Stampeders until they moved to McMahon Stadium leading up to the 1960 season.
Shaw Millennium Park
1220 9 Ave SW
Skate park hours: 24 hours
Park hours: 5 am – 11 pm
7 hectares; 75,000 sq ft of skateable surface