July 17, 2012
A local skateboarder flies off a ramp during a demonstration held in conjunction with the 'Sham Rock the Block' event held on St. Patrick's Day weekend in Lake George. More than a dozen teenagers have been working for years to establish a skate park where they can hone their skills. As of this week, the park is closer to reality, thanks to new funding sources.
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Six years of planning and fundraising may pay off soon for some teenaged skateboard enthusiasts who have been lobbying for years to establish a skateboard park, expected to not only provide a venue for the sport, but a facility that could host sanctioned competitions and attract skate enthusiasts from all over the northeast.