Sam Richmond flies confidently over a funbox ramp at the Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Sam Richmond flies confidently over a funbox ramp at the Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Skiing the Salmon Arm skatepark

Friends create speedy snow run at Blackburn Park recreation facility

A group of friends took advantage of the snow at Blackburn Park’s Skatepark to try out some winter boarding activities on Monday, January 11.

Having built a snow run, the friends, on skis or snowboard, began their ride from a snow ramp added to the top of one quarter pipe. The additional downhill added the speed needed for the jumps ahead.

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Michael Tyssen takes a rail by snowboard while making his way across the Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Michael Tyssen takes a rail by snowboard while making his way across the Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11. 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Jesse Saretzky, on skis, glides across a rail during a snowy run at Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Jesse Saretzky, on skis, glides across a rail during a snowy run at Blackburn Park Skatepark on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

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