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SKATE/BMX PARK OPENSWHAT: Grand opening of Blanchard Woods Skate/BMX ParkWHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28; skate demo at 3; BMX Pro-Am Race at 5, BMX races at 2:15 and 6; open to public 7 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyWHERE: 4600 Blanchard...

Teen to repay damages for BMX track damage

...about $57,000 ? $4,000 for damage done to county property and $53,000 to the contractor, who built the track and skate park. Earl Dabbs, president of Earl Dabbs General Contractors, who built the track, said the final repair costs for the...

Columbia County skate park opens Friday

The new skate park in Columbia County is expected to open Friday.The skate park in Blanchard Woods Park in Evans is slated to open at 4 p.m.Until lights are installed, the park will close at dark. When they are in place, the park will stay...

Americans getting used to clap skates

...squad's newfangled clap skates. Cruikshank finally...struggled learning how to skate on these new clap skates. I made a couple of...spend six hours on my skates, train at night...trying to master the clap skate is Casey FitzRandolph...

Other sports
Sport skates into area

...little hope of lacing up skates and learning ice sports...asked my mom, `Can I skate?"' said 10-year-old...is $90 or $106 with skate rental. For more information...5 or younger: $3. Skate rental: regular skates, $2; hockey skates...

Columbia County BMX Park to open this month

...BMX track will open this month.The track will have a soft opening March 16, with a grand opening set for March 28.The BMX skate park will open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., except during practice sessions and races hosted by the track.For details...

BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park opens Monday

...the cross country trails, gravel lot and parking areas. The track was originally scheduled to open in early January with the skate park.The contractor estimated it would take $53,000 to regrade the BMX track, repair ruts, replace sod and repair underground...

American teen Polina Edmunds rallies to win Four Continents skating competition

...Russians.Edmunds, who came into the free skate in fourth place, hit the wrong edge on...worlds."Coming into this I wanted to skate well because I knew it was a great opportunity...Edmunds said. "I expected myself to skate well and I did. I'm happy I was awarded...

NHL All-Stars, Buckeyes share stage in Columbus

...Nearby, just behind an old stone arch that is one of the city's symbols, a large ice rink sits outside. There are free skates for the general public and the occasional hockey game. The skaters can warm up with coffee and hot chocolate at one of the...

'Rollergirls': wrestling on roller skates

...professional wrestling on roller skates. The whole shebang debuts...teams following in the skate marks of old school roller...of roller derby queens skates that thin line between...waging war on roller skates. "Rollergirls" just...learns she shouldn't skate braless. Its follow-up...