Wel­come ad­di­tion

New pump track part of re­cre­ation area in Labrador City

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY MIKE POWER

SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

For peo­ple who en­joy fun on wheels like bikes, scoot­ers, skate­boards and even roller blades, the lat­est ad­di­tion to the re­cre­ation area on Booth Av­enue in Labrador City is a thrilling one.

A new pump track has just been in­stalled di­rectly across from the skate park.

Graham Cooke, op­er­a­tions su­per­vi­sor and skate park spe­cial­ist with Cana­dian Ramp Com­pany in On­tario was in Labrador City re­cently along with re­cre­ation depart­ment work­ers to as­sem­ble and in­stall a new pump track.

What’s a pump track you ask? Think of it as a 3D track that runs a loop that has hills, turns and lots of op­por­tu­nity to catch some big air, and do some impressive moves.

Cooke told The Aurora the track is made of fiber­glass so it’s very durable and tough, but it’s mod­u­lar and can be as­sem­bled in dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions. It’s easy to add ex­tra track to ex­pand the size of it. Around the track there is sod and mulch, to help pre­vent in­jury in the case of falls or spills.

Cana­dian Ramp Com­pany also in­stalled the skate park just near the new track.

PHOTOS BY MIKE POWER/SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

Graham Cooke of Cana­dian Ramp Com­pany at the track be­ing in­stalled in Labrador City.

CON­TRIB­UTED BY CANA­DIAN RAMP COM­PANY

A pump track sim­i­lar to the one in Labrador City.

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