#YYCBlockParty Returns With an Outdoor Roller Skating Rink at Deerfoot City

Rent some roller skates and check out colourful artwork at this retro-inspired installation that runs until September 30.

Photograph by Courtney Verbeek.

Back for a third year, #YYCBlockParty promises plenty of summer fun with a 120-foot-long outdoor roller skating rink and lots of colourful, local art.

A collaboration between PARK and Destination Deerfoot City, the immersive experience is open daily until September 30 on The Boulevard at Deerfoot City’s outdoor shopping centre. The main attraction is the roller rink, which offers a vibrant, retro skating experience with its eye-catching design and giant roller skate sculpture. While you can bring your own roller skating equipment, the rink also offers skate rentals that you can pre-book online, with proceeds going to Kids Up Front.

In addition to the roller rink, you’ll find vintage-inspired artwork by local artists Tyler Lemermeyer, Sarah Lamoureux and Natalia Ionescu, and Vancouver-based artists Rachel Rivera and Claire Ouchi (a.k.a. the WKNDRS).  So, when you’re not roller skating or playing lawn games, be sure to take in the artists’ work, which includes the painted street, a window mural and painted benches and picnic tables throughout the space.

Deerfoot City, 901 64 Ave. N.E., deerfootcity.com

Photograph by Courtney Verbeek.
Photograph by Courtney Verbeek.

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