Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 7 let­ter “Skate­board­ing in Austin.”

Our prayers for the Bradley boy and any­one suf­fer­ing from a sports-re­lated tragedy. It was un­nerv­ing to read “Austin is not a skate-friendly town.” Re­gret­fully, it was not far from true.

There is an im­bal­ance of or­di­nances (and negativity in gen­eral) against board­ers, which might lure skaters to un­safe places to skate such as park­ing garages/lots and busy streets. So re­cently our fam­ily/part­ners opened an indoor skate park in Lakeway.

Many of the indoor parks have closed in Austin, and we strive to give back to board­ers, in-lin­ers and BMXers of all ages, a safer al­ter­na­tive to en­joy their ex­treme sport. Granted, ac­ci­dents can hap­pen in any sport, any time and any place, so it is im­per­a­tive that the ath­lete (or par­ents of the younger ath­letes) pro­tect them­selves as much as pos­si­ble from in­jury by choos­ing the proper gear and lo­cale.

The el­liFFs

the Ware­house skatepark


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