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Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Martensville Pump Track

by Shanine Sealey

The Martensville Pump Track has been a hub of activity since opening in August of 2021. Since then, people of all ages and skill groups have been taking advantage of the new addition to the community. The pump track was made possible through funding received from the Province of Saskatchewan through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) in 2020.

Martensville received per capita funding and chose to allocate that funding to several projects within the community, with $250,000 going towards the construction of the pump track.

“The reception in the community has been excellent. The pump track provides a healthy outdoor activity that teaches balance and coordination,” City of Martensville Director Recreation & Community Services Ted Schaeffer, stated.

“It is a great addition to the community and a great compliment to the Kyle Syrenne Skatepark. It caters to all skill levels and all types of wheels – bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller blades and even wheel chairs.”

Since opening, lights have been added at the Pump Track, and the City of Martensville is currently working on completing landscaping, which consisted of rubberized surfacing around the perimeter of the asphalt track that will transition into grass. During this project, the Pump Track was closed to the public for one week beginning July 21st.

Following the completion of the landscaping, a grand opening for the Pump Track will take place on August 4th from 11:00am – 3:00pm and will feature Eddy Clerte, the 2021 Red Bull Pump Track World Champion and 2024 Olympic hopeful, who will be onsite to do demonstrations, provide tips and instructions to local riders and sign autographs, as well as a DJ and food trucks.

There will also be a short program that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:15pm to mark the “official” opening of the pump track.

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