For Pivots Sake
For Pivots Sake refurbishes skateboards with used equipment donated by individuals across the city and gives them to communities in need of recreational opportunities across Ottawa. Inspired to divert skateboard equipment from landfills, a group of Ottawa skateboarders, worked at finding a way to recycle the equipment. They found the best way to recycle the boards was to donate them to those in need. The goal of the program is not only to afford youth with the equipment needed to start skateboarding, but to also offer mentorship programming and to engage youth within the community.
The 1squarefoot program promotes the construction of well-designed skateboard parks and provides access to skateboarding opportunities within the Ottawa region. We consult with the City of Ottawa representatives and contractors regularly about the planning and design process to ensure skateboard-related recreational facilities are created and maintained with input from the skateboard community and relevant stakeholders.