Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies happening this weekend for Mishawaka's new skate park and ninja warrior course

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department bringing family fun amenities to Mishawaka. 

This weekend they are opening up the new portable skate park and a ninja warrior course at two different locations. 

The ribbon cutting for the skate park will take place this Saturday, June 5th at 1:00p.m. currently placed at the Merrifield Ice Rink. 

If you come out to celebrate, you’ll get a free Kona ice. 

Not only that, if you don’t have a skateboard, helmet, scooter, pads or a bike, the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department will get you fully equipped for free, all thanks to its sponsors. 

The skate park features quarter pipe ramps, safety rails, launch ramps, manual pads and wedge ramps.

 Parks and Rec Superintendent Phil Blasko says it’s going to be a busy summer for them as they try to reach their goal to get families outdoors to engage in the community. 

“What's really cool about it, is that this skate park, talking with the manufactures, it’s in 78 different countries and we’re very excited to have it here in Mishawaka. And, also what’s cool about it is that we can break it down and take it to any park we want and engage with that side of the community, we can take it to events, we can take it to any parking lot,” Blasko said. 

The skate park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-8 p.m.

They will also have special Wednesday family nights where kids 10 and under can have their own night to enjoy the park. 

Another ribbon cutting will take place on Sunday at Hum’s Park for the new ninja warrior course at 3 p.m. 

 After a year of construction, the interactive course is finally ready for its challengers. 

Fitness lovers of all ages are invited to test their balance, upper and lower body strength and agility. 

There are a variety of obstacle courses all focused on core exercises.

Other recent upgrades include a gaga dodgeball pit and hammock poles!

Blasko says he’s excited for the new additions, especially because this is the first outdoor ninja warrior course in the entire state of Indiana. 

“It's very challenging and I've tried it myself, I cannot do it. But, I've seen teens already on it and enjoying it and being able to do it, so it’s really cool because it has it’s fitness component to it but it’s really fun and you engage in a whole different way, it’s not your typical playground so the ninja warrior course is going to be a real big hit this year I think,” Blasko said.

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