This skate ramp is no longer available.
In conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America, on exhibit until September 9, 2012, the San Diego Museum of Man is giving you the opportunity to ride on a real half pipe mini-ramp (provided by Spohn Ranch) inside the Museum on special public skate days!
Public Skate SCHEDULE (No entry to the Museum after 4:30 pm):
- Saturday, May 19: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Saturday, May 26: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Friday, June 1: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Friday, June 8: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Friday, June 15: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Go Skateboarding Day, June 21: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- No open skate on Friday, June 22
- Friday, June 29: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Friday, July 6: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Friday, July 20: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- Saturday, August 11: 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
- September: TBD (check this website for updates)
Public Skate PROCEDURES:
- A maximum of 15 skaters are allowed on the ramp at one time.
- Upon arrival to the Museum, you will sign up for one of five 30 minute skate sessions, depending on the availability of space and the time you arrive. There is a 15 minute break between each session:
- Session 1: 1:15-1:45 pm
- Session 2: 2:00-2:30 pm
- Session 3: 2:45-3:15 pm
- Session 4: 3:30-4:00 pm
- Session 5: 4:15-4:45 pm
- Space is given on a first-come-first serve basis, no exceptions.
- In order to skate, you must sign the provided waiver/release forms and wear a secured helmet (a limited number are available to borrow at the Museum).
- If you are age 17 or under, you MUST have your parent or legal adult guardian (age 18 or over) present with you in order to sign the forms. Sorry, no exceptions.
- Upon entry to the Museum, you will receive a packet containing your skate ticket and waiver/release forms. You must present the entire packet to the ramp operator in order to skate.
• Waiver/release forms MUST only be signed in the presence of the ramp operator.
- Be at the ramp 15 minutes prior to your scheduled skate time.
Public Skate RULES:
Please be aware that there are NO REFUNDS if you are not allowed to skate on the ramp. Therefore, please make sure to read the following carefully:
- Paid admission does NOT guarantee use of the ramp; no refunds if you cannot ride.
- The ramp is only open on the days listed on the schedule above.
- You must pay regular Museum admission to ride the ramp. Access to the Museum exhibits is included with admission.
- Must be an experienced skater to ride the half pipe; sides of ramp are 6 feet tall; you should be able to drop-in to the ramp from a six foot height.
- Access to the ramp is ultimately determined by the ramp operator on duty.
- All riders must fill out waiver & release forms before riding the ramp.
- If you are age 17 or under, you MUST have your parent or legal adult guardian (age 18 or over) present with you in order to sign the forms and to skate. Sorry, no exceptions.
- Must wear a helmet that is fastened under your chin to ride the ramp; limited number of helmets available at the Museum for day-use (no skateboards or other safety equipment provided).
- Upon entry to the Museum, you will receive a packet containing your skate ticket and waiver/release forms. Waiver/release forms MUST only be signed in the presence of the ramp operator on duty (forms are not valid unless signed in the presence of the ramp operator).
- You must present the entire, intact packet, with attached skate ticket, to the ramp operator on duty in order to skate. Do not remove any part of the packet.
• DO NOT LOSE your packet. The Museum cannot give you another packet if you lose it.
- When inside the Museum building, you MUST carefully hold on to your skateboard (please be extra careful when walking through the galleries) or store them on the second floor by the ramp.
- The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items, including skateboards.
- No riding your board inside the building UNLESS you are on the ramp, no exceptions.
- Please remember that skateboarding is not allowed in most of Balboa Park (Map)… except on the half pipe at the Museum of Man!
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