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Temporary snow park set to open this weekend

Ironhide Contracting brought in their snowcat on Friday to help move the snow
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The temporary snow park along 93rd Avenue in Toboggan Hill Park is set to open on Saturday.

Owner of Victory Skateboards Cole Andrews was given the green light for the project at the beginning of January from City staff and says that weather permitting the park should be open to the public come Saturday as construction was recently completed.

“It’s trial and error time right now,” said Andrews. “We are playing it by ear and stepping back to make sure we do everything right as we push for a Saturday opening.”

The City run and maintained park will feature a number of jumps, rails, boxes and ledges and will be available to the public at any time, free of charge. However, riders must abide by safety protocols.

“Riders will be required to wear helmets,” added Andrews. “It will be a City run and maintained park and riders will have to follow the rules and regulations put in place. It’s the same as any other park.”

A couple of snowboarders will test out the park on Friday along with a rollout of the rules to make sure everything is ready to go.

According to Andrews, he plans to make the park a yearly winter activity.

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