There’s a couple of fun family events coming – back to back – to Snoqualmie Community Park on Saturday, June 8th.
The Snoqualmie Skatepark opened last fall, but the official Grand Opening happens at 11AM. Mayor Larson, Snoqualmie City Council Members, and Senator Mark Mullet will join kids of all ages for a ribbon cutting followed by professional demos, music, pizza, and prizes, such as Zumiez gift certificates.
The skatepark was custom designed for the City of Snoqualmie by Grindline, which constructs skateparks across the country.
After the Skate Jam, families can head over to the Snoqualmie Valley Bicycle Safety Rodeo in the Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA parking lot from 1PM to 3PM.
Parents are encouraged to bring the kids, their bikes, and helmets for fun, instructional obstacle courses with a series of safety stations giving children the opportunity to learn correct riding skills and how to control their bikes.
The first station includes a thorough safety inspection of the bicycle. Professionals will check bike helmets to make sure they fit well and are being worn properly. If the child does not have a bike helmet, one may be provided for those who qualify.
The remaining bike safety stations focus on riding techniques and skills. Children will be asked to ride through established courses of figure eights, circles, and parallel lines.
All participants will receive a packet of safety information at registration and incentive prizes at the various stations. At the completion of the course, children will receive a certificate and goody bag. There will also be games and free ice cream.