Kids need a skatepark site

To the editor:

As a speedskater and a cross-country skier, I appreciate the difficulty of practicing a sport. I’d like to encourage the Saranac Lake village board to choose a skateboard park site. The kids need a safe, fun and legal place to skate. Like speedskating, skateboarding needs a good surface and a place to practice the skater’s skills. Skateboarding lets kids grow their confidence and their sense of self. A skateboard park is the safest place to practice. Let’s build the kids a safe place to skateboard.

Choose a skateboard park site, please. Let’s make the Saranac Lake skateboard park a reality in 2013.

John Dimon

Saranac Lake