Progressive Skatepark is a
skateparksituated in Canton, Georgia, USAthat is becoming one of the most renowned skateparks in the country. With growing support from companies such as Fallen Footwear, Circa Footwear, Oakley Eyewear, and others, Progressive Skatepark is sure to remain one of the most prominent skateparks within the country.
After months upon months of planning, Progressive Skatepark first opened its doors to the public on October 13,2003.
Progressive Skatepark is a 25,000 square feet, indoor, climate controlled, free standing (NO BEAMS) facility with an adjoining 15,000 square foot outdoor skate/bmx course.
The indoor course measures in at 19,000 square feet. The course was designed by mastermind Joel Mealing with one thing in mind: flow.
Outside you will find another 15,000 sq. ft. skate/bmx course. This course features a wood street course, a five foot skatelite bowl and a concrete flat section with real concrete ledges. Total skate area is 34,000 sq. ft. The main course has a capacity of 125 skaters and the outside can handle another 75 skaters. Also located inside the main building is Georgia’s largest Core Skateboard Shop. The shop is 2,200 sq. ft. featuring every major brand in skateboarding with over 500 decks and over 250 styles of skate shoes on the wall.
Progressive Skatepark has partnered with 3rd Lair Skatepark in Minneapolis, Minnesota in hosting The Rise of the Gromm Competition. Having participated in the event annually since 2005, Rise of the Gromm offers a competition purely designed for skateboarders at or under the age of 12. The winners - along with receiving hoards of prizes - also are presented with an invitation to the finals at 3rd Lair.
In 2008, Progressive Skatepark hosted the King of the Park Contest presented by Oakley and Red Bull. This competition is open to ams across the world and follows a format completely unique to itself. Rather than adhere to conventional "skate then pick finalists formats", King of the Park uses an elimination method similar to that of the NCAA Tournaments: head to head skating, double elimination brackets. 2008's winner was Timmy Knuth, with runner-up Solomon Mosley, Jr.
While the above contests attract skateboarders nationwide, Progressive also hosts a weekly contest series wherein competitors compete every Tuesday night for eight weeks. With as many as four series per year, the contests have experienced great success over the past few years.
* [http://www.progressiveskatepark.com Official website]
* [http://www.progressiveskateboards.com Online Store]
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