It’s been two years since the Skating Paradise closed, and the skate shop has not been back for two years.
The owners are looking for another location.
It’s unclear when that will be.
But the owner, Bobbi Smith, has had to go to court to get her former store back, which was once the place where skateboarding became a part of the local culture.
Smith, who is also the owner of the Skated Paradise, was the founder of the skate park in her home town of Red Deer.
The skate park became a gathering place for locals, skateboarders and skateboard enthusiasts.
Smith had to fight for the skatepark to be back in the community.
“I had a dream for skateboarding to be a part.
To be part of what it is now,” she said.
“I really wanted to be part [of] the community, because it was a small community, and there was nothing else like it.”
Now, as the Skater Paradise is in limbo, it is also trying to keep the skateboarding culture alive.
The Skater Lounge is located at the intersection of the two lanes.
When asked how she feels about being able to return, Smith said, “I think it’s great.
I don’t know what it will look like, but I think it will be a good space for the community to hang out, skate and play.”