Photo: CFR

Now that it’s finally cold in Winnipeg, you may be looking for a warm place to go skateboarding in the comfort of a downtown shopping mall.

While the future of the Portage Place Mall are being worked out, the ground floor anchor position on the on the west side of the mall has been repurposed into an in-door skatepark so that skateboard enthusiast can enjoy their passion year-around.The park takes up the entire floor space where the old Staples store used to be.

According to a online Cree Dictionary, “Pitikwé” means “enter or come in”.
Admission prices are $5 under 25 years old, and $10 for 25 and older. The space will also be available for group rentals on weekends. For more information, please go to manitobaskateboarding.com or visit this link to find out about bookings to reserve your space.

View a typical weekly schedule. There are many open sessions for anybody to attend and you can bring your BMX, Inline Skates, your scooter or your skateboard.

There are several Video’s to view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11S0PJih-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko0HV1M0NJQ