Vans Skatepark to close in January 2012

January 5, 2012 by  

Property redevelopment and non-renewal of its lease has led the Vans Skatepark in Orlando, Florida to shut down its operation as of January this year. The Skatepark plans to hold two major Farewell Skatepark Parties during the month to mark the occasion, one for BMX riders and one for skaters. The company will be using printing services to create massive flyers and posters that will announce the closing of the park and the two events that it will be holding during the month in honor of the closing.

The first event will be held on Friday night, January 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature BMX professionals from Vans including Cory Nastazio, Scotty Crammer, Colin Mackay, Trey Jones and other special guests. Riding will be free during those hours and refreshments will be available. Autograph signing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The second event will be held the next night, January 20 with doors scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. and autograph signing to follow at 6:30 p.m. Signing autographs and skating will be professional skaters Alex Perelson, Tony Trujillo and Omar Hassan. Free refreshments will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the addition of contests and a series of giveaways. Underage skaters are encouraged to come as long as they have the proper safety equipment and a liability waiver that has been notarized. All skaters are required to wear helmets.

The Vans Skatepark in Orlando is one of two parks that the company owns, the other one located in Orange, California. The Orlando Skatepark is a massive establishment that has an indoor street course of 25,000 square feet, an outdoor course of 15,000 square feet and a warm-up course of 8,000 square feet. It also contains ramps, a concrete bowl and an arcade.