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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




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.

 

 




Fall Fundraiser & 2016 Season Information

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At The Fort Wayne Indoor, we proud to announce that the 2016 season officially starts on Saturday October 17th!  We are getting this year’s fun ready  by renovating the “Top Room” that will make the park more enjoyable for the smaller ones, and those who favor a bit more street with a ton of great flow inside the room at the park.  This new design is no doubt a one-of-a-kind, and a layout that will be ready for everyone to enjoy at the season opener.

We are honored to have the love and support that continues to come out of this fine  community.

October Notables:
Open House - Ocotober 17th  12-6pm  
Open Session Afterwards 6-10pm
Rise Skateboard Shop 2nd Annual Halloween Skate Contest November 1, 2015.

 

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Brian Leonard, owner of  Cannon-Fodder.com,  world-renowned skateboard filmer, and designer/builder of many skateparks in both the USA as well as a some parks in Europe is the man behind the scenes for this massive room rebuild. Brian has been working (entirely volunteer) non-stop since  September 8th to bring a not only a top-notch course, but a design that will accommodate many aspects of all the different “sports” that use the facility.  The design is very creative, eye-catching, and incorporates the use of many different building materials.  Steel, Wood, Concrete, & even Dirt is being used to create this new course which is expected to be open for public view / riding on October 17th, 2015 at our 2nd annual Fall Open House!  (More info Coming Soon)

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A view of the room before the build started on September 8th 2015

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A view of the skeleton from one week ago today.

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Brian looks around at his work after the night of the concrete pour.

The evening of October 17th we plan to show Brian’s latest film “Damage Control” in its entirety.  Below is professional Skateboarder, Tim Zom’s part from the movie.

Fun Raising! We are opening up the donation doors and hope to raise $5,000 over the next 30 Days. Please  Check out our Donation Page to see how you may be able to lend a hand this year to help ensure that the indoor stays put for our community!

Our hours, waiver, and lessons page have been updated as well. Click here to see this year’s season pricing and hours.

Thank You for your continued support and we look forward to seeing everyone this year at the Indoor!

Dan, Rich, The Fort Wayne Indoor Board of Directors, &  all the Volunteers!

 




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