Skateboarders use snowblowers to clear The Forks park
'We're itching to skateboard,' says skate shop owner
Some Winnipeg skateboarders aren't waiting for spring weather to melt the snow at the skate park area at The Forks.
Several volunteers used shovels and snowblowers on Monday to clear the skate park, which is covered in snow despite the mostly dry streets downtown.
"We're itching to skateboard and we need a place to skateboard, so we're cleaning it out and hopefully it'll be dry by next week," said Colin Lambert, who owns SK8 Skates at The Forks Market.
Lambert said they started with shovels on Monday morning but soon realized that wouldn't be enough.
"I showed up this morning and looked, and I was thinking, 'There's no way we're going to be able to shovel this out,'" he said with a laugh.
"The Forks lent us some snowblowers, so hopefully we'll be able to throw all the snow out of here and be skating soon."
Lambert said he is getting help from other skateboarders after putting out a call on his Facebook page.