A new facility is giving skateboarders a chance to practice their tricks indoors. Skaters, and parents alike, are excited about the opportunity.
Skateboarding is becoming a way of life for Sam Wagner and Alex Maxin. They not only practice all the time, but as Boy Scouts they also teach Cub Scouts how to get on the board. Soon, they'll have a new place to skate inside during the winter.
"Just really really hyped on it, so stoked on it. We've been wanting to have an indoor park here forever because we have to travel out to Lincoln,” Wagner explained.
"If you were to find a spot it'd have to be under a roof especially when it snows or gets really icy because it's too hazardous to skate," Mixan added.
The Vault Indoor Skate Park is near 97th Circle & Ida St. in Northwest Omaha. It will be the only public skate park in Omaha. The 3,600 square foot facility will be free flowing with ramps that can be moved, and changed to fit what the kids are into riding.
"With cold weather other dangers can happen and kids try to go to other places that necessarily skateboarding isn't allowed like parking garages, and private property," said Justin Alexander with The Vault.
The indoor park will be a supervised place for youth to get more involved in skating. The Vault is hoping to get some ramps built within the next few weeks, and they expect to have a grand opening in mid-December.
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