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Martensville Officially Opens $325,000 Pump Track

by Shanine Sealey

On Thursday, August 4th, the City of Martensville invited residents from Martensville and the surrounding area to attend the official grand opening of the Martensville Pump Track, located in Kinsmen Park, adjacent to the Kyle Syrenne Skatepark.

For those that aren’t familiar with what a pump track is, it is a course that contains a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features that are ridden by “pumping” with your arms and legs to propel yourself rather than pedaling or pushing. The pump track offers a place for all types of wheels, including; bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, wheelchairs, and basically anything with wheels; and all skill types to utilize while also teaching balance and coordination.

With funding provided through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) in 2020, and working together with Progressive Bike Ramps, Canadian Ramp Company, Velosolutions, along with input from the community, the pump track was open to the public as of August 2021. Under the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP), the Government of Saskatchewan invested $325,000 toward Martensville’s pump track project. MEEP also provided $575,000 towards other Kinsmen Park infrastructure such as outdoor rink and pathway paving and adding lights to a baseball diamond at Mocon Fields.

The grand opening event took place from 11:00am – 3:00pm and offered a wide variety of fun options for those attending including a bouncy castle for the kids to enjoy, a DJ on site, as well as a food truck.

At 12:15pm, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place with Martensville-Warman MLA Terry Jenson in attendance, as well as Honourable Randy Weekes, MLA (Biggar-Sask Valley).

“We are excited to officially open and welcome users, guests, and the public to our new pump track. It has already been a popular amenity and a growing sport that adds to the strong and diverse recreational base we have here in Martensville. This is one more reason for residents and visitors to visit Kinsmen Park,” said Martensville Mayor Kent Muench.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to support these Martensville recreation projects by investing a total of $900,000 in provincial funding through MEEP. This included the new track for skateboarders, inline skaters, BMX bikers and scooter riders, along with other Kinsmen Park infrastructure, which makes Martensville an even more attractive community for families to live, work, raise a family and start a business in this new decade – and beyond,” said Martensville-Warman MLA Terry Jenson, on behalf of Saskatchewan’s Government Relations Minister Don McMorris.

Recently, the pump track was closed to the public as landscaping was taking place, which included the installation of rubberized surfacing around the perimeter of the asphalt track that will transition into grass. Prior to that, lights were installed surrounding the pump track.

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