Category: Special Event
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 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.
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.
Rich Hoppe / Dan Butler and the Entire Fort Wayne Indoors Group of Radical Volunteers.
Photos by Skatepark Supporter Ryan Hodges Photo
It’s that time of year again when people around these parts get “Cooped Up” in these long midwestern winters. We at the Fort Wayne Indoor are not going to take it!
Come on out to the indoor for back to back weekends this January to cure your Skatesomnia! All Night Skate after our normal 6-10PM session.
$1 Slices of Pizza at Midnight
Prizes given out all night long
Cost $20 Ea. or $15 Ea. when your bring a buddy with the Buddy Pass!
Skateboard / Scooters Only
The Battle for Midwest BMX Contest kicked off the new year at the Indoor with a huge bang! With nearly 40 competitors competing in various skill levels from Beginner all the way up the ladder to Old Fools. This contest series is held yearly at the Indoor and is part of an overall points series that makes its way around the midwest. This year the building was rocking with local music by DJ Dap One, Summit City Bicycles and Fitness was also on hand help out with bike repairs and sponsored the event. The action was packed and heavy through-out all the classes. The open class was one of the most exciting competitions ever held at the Indoor (Video above).
Check out a few photos and videos from the park below,. Special Thanks to Teddy Pieper of Tedisgraphic
Full Coverage from the event can be found at RidersGottaRide.com
The past holiday weekend at the park was filled a bunch of rad folks who came out on Saturday to support the young and old bucks as we presented our 1st Skateboard contest of this 2017 season, “Skatesgiving” sponsored by national brands, Creature Skateboards & Independent Trucks!
The day began at 2pm with the beginner class taking the course directly at 3:30pm event emcee was Matt Hanes who kept everyone entertained through-out the day. We hosted 3 classes and everyone who entered skated extremely well. The vibe was amazing all day long, inside we were cranking out tunes by Metallica, Pantera, and even some Black Sabbath during the contest!
25 folks entered in total and Frank Gray from the Journal Gazette showed up to report the action in Sundays newspaper, Logan Atkinson made the front page of the Metro section. Thanks for the support Frank and the Journal! Click here to view the write up!
Thanks to everyone who continues to support our vision and our mission to provide a safe and legal place for folks to practice and compete in the action sport of their choice!
Happy Holidays from the Fort Wayne Indoor! We have an action packed Thanksgiving weekend planned complete with a #SKATE CONTEST on Saturday from 2-6pm
BMX CANCELLED THIS SATURDAY 2-6 SESSION
SPECIAL POP UP SESSION TONIGHT FOR SKATE ONLY 10-MIDNIGHT
Pay to get into the contest this Saturday and get free admission to the Saturday Evening Session from 6-10pm!
Open Sunday also for a mixed session 12-4pm
BMX CANCELLED ON 11.26.16
BLACK FRIDAY HOURS:
MIXED SESSION 2-6PM | BMX ONLY 6-10PM
The Fort Wayne Indoor is proud to host our 1st SKATE Contest of the winter season. Prizes from Creature Skateboards and Independent Truck Co along with the most amount of fun you can have on 4 wheels.
Come out and SKATE the Brand New Set-up at the Indoor! We will be giving out prizes by Independent Trucks & Creature Skateboards. Contest Format TBA!
Open Skate session after the contest included with your entry to the contest!
Admission is free to spectators
$15 per contest entrant – Must have waiver signed and $10 year fee paid.
This past month Dan Butler organized a benefit to help out Matt Hanes a Fort Wayne Skateboarder for over 30 years. as well as an overall good friend and contributor to the scenes in and around our local region.
Matt recently discovered that he has a stage 4 Kidney disease and also even more recently had hip replacement surgery (One of Two)
Matt has been off work for nearly 8 months and we are proud to have helped him out by raising enough $$’s to cover a full months mortgage on his house.
Here is a letter Matt sent over, true passion and nothing but love from this amazing human!
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