Skatepark Programs

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Cropped photo of people at a skatepark

Skatepark programming has returned this year! We're so excited to work with our friends from Central Alberta Skatepark Association (CASA) to create opportunities that enhance the experience of users and community members at Glendale Skatepark for the second year.

Weather permitting, you can expect mentors to be at the Glendale Skatepark from May 16 until the end of September.


  • Glendale Skatepark

    May, June & September
    Mon–Fri: 2:30pm-8pm
    Sat & Sun: 12pm-4pm

    July & August
    Mon–Fri: 12pm-8pm
    Sat & Sun: 12pm-4pm

Meet our mentors

YMCA Skatepark Mentors (YMCA staff) help strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility by providing a safe space for youth to enjoy the skatepark. They are skateboard enthusiasts too and facilitate skill development for skatepark users and encourage youth to actively participate in community events and activities.

  • Photo of Aaron on a jump at a skatepark

    Hi! My name is Aaron, and I’m the Youth Coordinator at Northside Community Centre YMCA! I started as a Skatepark Mentor last year, and now I am in charge of this program! I’ve been skating for eight years and am very excited to be spending more time at Glendale Skatepark.

    One of the things I am most excited about is to be able to help make the skatepark as welcoming and safe as possible for everyone of all ages and abilities by the end of this summer, as well as have another successful year!

  • Photo of Mitchell G on a skateboard, sliding down a staircase at a skatepark
  • My name is Noah, and I’ve been biking for around six years. I’m always pushing myself to learn more, and my dream is to eventually ride in competitions.

    I started biking when my brother convinced me to come to Glendale Skatepark, and ever since the first session, I fell in love with biking, and now I have the opportunity to make my home skatepark a better place and teach people who are new to biking for my second season, all thanks to the YMCA. Biking is truly my passion, and I want to thank my brother Joey for getting me into biking.

  • Photo of Shae at the top of a skatepark

  • Hi, my name is Shae, and I am one of the returning skatepark mentors at Glendale Skatepark! I was only introduced to skateboarding two years ago, but I have quickly fallen in love with the sport. Growing up, I always wanted to learn to skateboard but was always discouraged because being a girl at a skatepark can be very intimidating.

    I am super excited for the opportunity to make the skatepark a welcoming, fun and safe place for anyone, regardless of age, gender or riding ability. And for the chance to be a great role model to the younger kids who love to spend their days at the skatepark just like me.

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YMCA Skate Camps

YMCA Skate Camps for children 6–12 years of age are returning this summer! With options for either full-day or half-day weeks, campers will have a unique and engaging skatepark experience as they build their confidence by learning new skills and riding the rails.

Our skilled camp counsellors are here to provide skateboarding tips and tricks while maintaining a safe and fun environment. Campers will also get to participate in outdoor water activities once per week, weather permitting.

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Learn more about skateparks in Red Deer on the City of Red Deer's website or by contacting our team at 403-967-9622 or

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