Rollerblading is fun. We all know that, if you didn't think so you wouldn't be reading this right now.

It has been my experience that the only thing more fun than skating on a flat surface is skating downhill. One could imagine that if you added a mixture of bumps, corners and beautiful scenery to a slight downhill you would be left with a pretty amazing surface for skating. The Seylynn Snake Run in North Vancouver provides all these things and is a must see / shred for any skater looking for a type of excitement that isn't easy to come by in skateparks full of three stairs and ledges. 

In fact, there is absolutely nothing to grind at this park. Instead, what you are offered is a top to bottom experience that you can take at a casual or high speed pace depending on how hard you pump as you move through each section of the snake runs' walls. Once you get to the bottom you are given the choice to either hit the "Showtime Booter" otherwise know as a launch ramp with whatever backflip trick you are most comfortable with or ride the final section of the bowl out in a circle and reroute your momentum back uphill.

If speed, good vibes and grass stains are things you find enjoyable, I highly suggest checking this amazing vintage skatepark out. The feeling of going downhill is something that is undeniably fun on so many types of wheeled devices. Fortunately for us it is most fun on rollerblades; most fun until you get to the bottom... After that you'll have yourself a nice little uphill struggle ahead of you. Have fun.


June 22, 2014 — Brian Long