2018 Season Kicks off with Action Packed Weeknd

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We couldn’t be more excited about The Fort Wayne Indoors 4th Season getting ready to kick off in just a few short weeks.  Come on out and ride with us on Friday & Saturday Nights, then don’t forget to come out as we transform the park into a full fledged concert venue!  Soul Feeder Promotions has brought us 4 raging bands that will be sure to entertain all in attendance as this is an ALL AGES show, Tickets are $15 in Advance $20 Day of Show CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW 

COST TO RIDE THE PARK: 

* Session Fees – $10 Yearly Fee + $10 Session Fee ($20 your 1st visit, $10 each visit after all season long) 
* Season Pass $250 – Good for any open session times (Excludes All Special Events) 
* 24 Hour Pass Available for $60 Per Month –  Can be billed weekly, monthly, or all at one time (3 Month Minimum) 

Lessons for BMX & Skateboarding available | Please call 260.238.0398 for more Information 

The Fort Wayne Indoor Hours: (Subject to Change)

Thursday: 6-10pm – Mixed
Friday 6-10pm – BMX Only
Saturday 2-6pm – BMX/Scooter Only
Saturday 6-10pm – Skate Only
Sunday 1-5pm – Mixed

 



The 2017 “Fall Bash Block Party” Announced for September 16th, 2017

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We would like to welcome everyone out to celebrate our 4th season as the regional leader in all things Action Sports here in the Fort Wayne Regional Area. This year we will try to duplicate that which rained us out last year.  We will hold a cash prize Skateboard contest inside Lawton Skatepark Downtown.  We will also hold BMX Demonstrations by local and professional riders.  We will also have a Scooter Village set up for the 1st time for the younger ones who may want to dabble a bit in the entry levels of Action Sports.  We hope to see everyone out and enjoying the day with us.  Scroll down for more information.

Cost:
$5 Entry
$10 Per Family
$10 – Additional to enter SKATE CONTEST
 
This fall The Fort Wayne Indoor brings you a Skateboard Contest like no other, the entire course is the contest area inside Lawton Skatepark downtown, Fort Wayne Indiana.
 
We will be offering a rather handsome cash prize $500 to the top 3 riders and hopes to attract some high caliber skateboarders to take each other on!
 
This will take part during our Fall Bash fundraiser, Fort Wayne’s 3nd annual “Action Sports and Music Festival”. Soul Kitchen Food Truck will be on hand as well as some Bomb Pops! Solution Action Sports & Wonder Wheels BMX Demos will take place on 4th street along with Rod and friends on the turn-tables.
 
Don’t miss this one, The Fort Wayne Indoor needs the support, winter is not to far away!
 
Timeline:
3pm – DJ’S Begin – Scooter Village Opens
3:30-4PM – Welcome / Pro BMX Demonstration (SAFETY FOCUS)
4:00-5PM – Skateboard Contest Prelims
5:30-6PM – Open Skatepark Session
6:00-6:30 – BMX BIke Raffle & 50/50 Prizes Announced
6;30-7PM – Pro BMX Show (DRUG AWARENESS FOCUS)
7:00-8PM – Skateboard Competition Finals / Awards
 
Mission & Purpose:
The MISSION of The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark
IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE, LEGAL, AND POSITIVE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MULTI-AGED LOCALS TO GROW THEIR BMX / SKATING SKILLS, WHILE BUILDING SELF-CONFIDENCE AND ENRICHING THEIR LIVES BY BECOMING A PART OF A UNIQUE COMMUNITY.
The purpose of The Fort Wayne Indoor’s Annual Block Party is to raise funds to support the mission of the Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park. The Fort Wayne Indoor Bike & Skate Park (FWI) is a 501c(3) not for profit organization that serves the bike and skate community of Northeast Indiana. The FWI provides the youth of Fort Wayne the opportunity to build a supportive and inclusive local skating and biking community. The FWI supports this community by providing a custom built indoor facility complete with ramps, rails, and trick features designed and built by local skaters and trick riders.
The FWI goes beyond offering a legal, safe, and clean environment for self-expression through free style riding and skating by hosting competitions and riding events that mix skating, bike riding, and music. Rich Hoppe and Dan Butler’s lifelong dedication to the sports that they love has earned them friends across the industry. These friends and connections work at some of the largest manufacturers in the industry and they routinely support the FWI with prizes and gear to promote local competitions and events.
The Fort Wayne Indoor faces a challenge each and every year. A challenge that cannot be avoided. That challenge is warm weather. The target demographic for the FWI is youth. Once the weather warms and skateboarders and bicyclists can move their interests outdoors to ride for free, the regular revenue stream for the FWI dwindles.
The Fort Wayne Indoor’s Annual Block Party seeks to provide an alternative revenue stream for FWI through sponsorships and ticket sales to fund the park through the summer months. We also seek to use The Fort Wayne Indoor’s Annual Block Party to raise awareness of the Fort Wayne Indoors mission and purpose among potential corporate sponsors to help fund the park.
The Fort Wayne Indoor is supporting the youth of Fort Wayne’s skate, bike, and all wheeled sports in our community and we need your help
 
Thank You for your continued support!
 
Rich Hoppe / Dan Bulter / The Board of Directors / All the Volunteers and Supporters of The Fort Wayne Indoor!



Flea Market Extravaganza – August 19,20 at the Indoor

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We invite everyone to come visit, donate, buy & support at the Fort Wayne Indoors #FleaMarket Extravaganza! We welcome you to bring items of some value to our community yard sale of sorts. All donated items that DO NOT SELL during the Extravaganza will be donated to the GoodWill Store across the street from us in the 46805.

We invite everyone to come out and check out the park and come buy some stuff from us also. We will also be accepting cash donations at the event. Please help do your part by sharing this post and donating if at all possible to our GoFundMe at gofundme.com/TheFWIndoor

Extravaganza Hours:
August 19th & 20th, 10-5pm

Drop Off Times:
Friday August 11th, 6-8pm
Thursday August 17th, 6-8pm

If you would like to schedule a time other than listed above please call the skatepark at 260.238.0398.

Thank You and we hope to have a great turnout for this Extravaganza!




Go Skateboarding Day – Fundraising is Fun!

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We at the Fort Wayne Indoor understand the need to do things that are fun and that’s why we think of cool things to do that bring us together as a community.  You will see us down at Lawton Park as we barge the outdoor with a Fort Wayne Indoor Style Euro Gap Contest like no other.  We will be taking donations to help the park pay the bills while we are all enjoying the outdoors this summer.  Winner of the Euro Gap Contest will receive products from our loyal Indoor supporters Creature Skateboards and Independent Trucks.



Springtime Online Fundraising is On!

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Rich Hoppe & Dan Butler

We want to start this update off with a Huge Thank You to all of you amazing Fort Wayne Indoor Supporters.  We just wrapped up our 3rd season as the area’s ONLY Indoor BMX & Skate facility!

We started out this season with a COMPLETE rebuild.  We literally tore down every single ramp in the building, downsized the park by 4,000 sq ft (now 7,000 sq ft) and ended up with an amazingly fun and cool place to ride.  Huge thanks to Brian Leonard for spearheading and spending countless hours at the park during the rebuild (props to Aiden & Jaise Jordan also for their non-stop help)

The Rebuild…..

The season started out well as we are super dependent upon the weather.  We opened up the 1st week of November and the cash flow helped get us out of last year’s debt for the 1st few months. We reorganized our pricing structure by adding a $10 Yearly Fee to help offset Insurance, Electric, Gas, etc. By the time February hit, so did 70 degrees and of course folks want to be outside enjoying the outdoors.   The remainder of the winter was extremely slow in comparison to the 1st few months.

Rebuild 2016

We rely on a mix of cash flow through-out the year.  This time of the year we ask for your help to ensure that this unique facility of ours stays open for our community.  Because we are a non-for-profit 501(c)3,   all of your donated money can be written off on your taxes for 2018.  We are 100% Volunteer and 100% committed to keeping the doors open, here in Fort Wayne, IN.  We are always working on new ways and efforts to make the park successful.

Please take a few minutes and donate any amount you can afford; every single dollar goes towards a community of amazing individuals.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Sincerely,

Rich Hoppe / Dan Butler and the Entire Fort Wayne Indoors Group of Radical Volunteers.

Photos by Skatepark Supporter Ryan Hodges Photo




2017 Season Comes to an End on 4.28.17

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We want to Thank all of you who made it out to the Indoor during our 3rd year in Fort Wayne.  We started out the year with good times on the newly built course, only to have yet another short winter cut us short on income two years in a row now,  We will push on to raise the monies needed to keep us afloat,  Keep your eyes peeled to our social media and this page for updates regarding summertime fundraisers.  We will open at random when it rains or for special events.

 

THANK YOU ALL #RIDETHEINDOOR




April Hours Season Ends April 29 | 24 Hour Pass BOGO SALE

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Spring has been in the air at the Indoor as we come count down the days until we shut down over the summer.  We encourage everyone to be outside and active as much as possible and please continue to wear your safety gear while doing stunts! Membership fees will not be charged to new folks who want to check out the Indoor before summer.  We plan to have a Last Hoorah on April 29th with Bravas Hot Dogs on hand as we celebrate the 2016/2017 Season coming to an end.

 

24 HOUR ACCESS ON SALE – SAVE $100 PER MONTH!

Has the 24HR program got your attention now?  We are blowing the program out the door this winter in hopes to give you fine folks somewhere to RIDE on late, rainy, or any dam time you want to go.  Our 24 hour program is one of only two in the entire country and we are putting the program on blast mode as you can have 24 Hour access with a friend for $50 bones each! You will be given your own unique code to the building and can access the skatepark at anytime YOU want!

                         “The 24 Hour Program has allowed me to really step up my skateboarding game enough to where I am competing on a national level”  – Austin Curry 24 Hour Member

The program has been instrumental with folks that work odd hours, or like to fun stuff on cool summer nights.  Fort Wayne Is a regional hub and The Fort Wayne Indoor wants to keep it busy during the off season.

 

Contact Rich Hoppe at 260.238.0398 to get signed up for the 24 Hour Program

 

 



March Radness Brings New Hours & $5 Midweek Sessions

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Photos By: DasFort

Spring is in the air in the mid-west and we at the indoor have decided to give the money saving of $5 mid-week sessions through out the entire month of March!  Make sure you plan a session in the very near future to visit The Fort Wayne Indoor!

Thanks to DasFort for snapping the 2 photos in the above graphic.  Check out the awesome write up they did on the Indoor by clicking here.

Here is the video component from DasFort



Late Night Skate this Friday Night 10-2am

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*EMERGENCY LATE NIGHT SKATE SESSION*

Come on out this Friday night after the BMX session for a late night treat at the Indoor!  Don’t forget to invite a friend and Ride the Indoor into the wee hours of the night.  This is a SKATE ONLY Event.

 

 

 



Bravas Burritos | Bikes, Boards & Brews this Saturday at the Indoor

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We at the Fort Wayne Indoor are excited to bring some local love next Saturday in the form of a catered ALL NIGHT BMX & Skateboard Party that starts at 10pm.  We will be blocking off the mini-ramp and a small portion of the flat area to accommodate our Fort Wayne neighbors Bravas Foods as they bring to us a smothered burrito creation for your personal enjoyment. The park will be open to the public tables/chairs and a mini bar serving beers to those over 21 years of age will be available from 10-2am.  We also celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite artists and 24 hour code holder, Michael Mankin.  Mike is bringing some video game consoles and some proctors to play around with if you do not happen to skateboard or BMX.

 

This fundraiser allows Bravas Food fans, and fans of beer alike to come check out the Indoor gem we have created right in the heart of the city.  The skatepark itself will be open for Skateboarding & BMX Only from 10pm-6am with best trick contests going down at midnight with prizes by another Fort Wayne local favorite, Neat Neat Records on South Calhoun Street. Beer will be served for those patrons over age 21 by your local Main Street Bar Skeletunes Lounge.   Come and be a part of this unique city while checking out some talented humans doing stunts.

We have arranged for seating with a fenced barricade between the actual skatepark to keep things a bit safer for our friends with Burritos & Beers in their face! Take note of seating for over 30 people and we also have standing room available along with a balcony viewing area of the entire park.

 

 




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