The grand opening of the long-awaited St. Cloud Skate Plaza is just the beginning of an anticipated invasion of flannel -wearing stocking cap donned skaters to our fair city. After four years of meetings, fund-raising and rejection, local skater Austin Lee's vision of a place that has Downtown St. Cloud's urban flavor combined with a skateboard friendly location is finally up and ready to grind. Nollies, Ollies and Fakies will be the scene November 13th as the St. Cloud skate scene shows up in force. check out the gallery of skaters taking a pre-opening run last weekend.

Our web producer Abby was on hand for the Skate With The Pros event the evening before the Grand Opening.