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News of the Hamilton Skateboard Assembly and information on the final steps of the Downtown Extreme Sports Park.

The Hamilton Skateboard Assembly, DMBC Skate & Snow and The New City of Hamitlton

The 13th Annual Hamilton Sk8 Jam Canada's longest running amateur skateboard contest.

Date: Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7, 2005

Location: Beasley Park (Mary & Wilson St.) downtown Hamilton

This two day skateboard "festival" has something for every type of skateboard enthusiast. There are three different age categories to compete in, as well as a womens division, longboard category, and Highest Air and Best Trick competitions. There will be music, refreshments, live bands and sales/demo booths from various skateboard related companies at the park all weekend.

An updated announcement will be sent out soon with the Schedule of Events for the weekend info on who will be our live musical guests, and all of the sponsors for the event.

Check out Skateforum.Ca for regular updates.


It would appear that the moment of decision for the Downtown Extreme Sports Park (BMX Track, BMX Freestyle Park, Skatepark, etc.) has arrived. The project is to be evaluated at a meeting of Economic Development (Parks and Recreation) on Monday July 4. If the decision is in favour, construction could begin soon at Marilyn Bell Park, on the waterfront across from Exhibition Place and just west of Ontario Place. Can you help and support the efforts of Councillor Sylvia Watson? Sure. Show your support for the park at this meeting. It

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