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Abandoned Resort Turned Skateboarding Paradise

Half completed, the building sat empty and abandoned until a group of skaters had different plans.

It has been over 20 years since construction crews walked away from a multi-million dollar resort project on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, never to return. Half completed, the building sat empty and abandoned in the wild wilderness of the maritime coast… until now.

Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski and a crew of some of the best skaters in North America ventured to the coast in early September on an ambitious mission to bring new life to the forgotten resort by transforming it into the ultimate skate retreat.

With no limits and a little help from their friends – legendary park builders the Zenga Brothers and director Alex Craig – the crew worked tirelessly to create a skate park unlike any other by building custom features using materials found around the resort, spanning across three floors and 175,000 square feet of smooth concrete.

From the darkest, shadowy depths of the building’s interior to blazing sunsets over the custom-built concrete bowl and the resort's uncertain future, this was a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Filmed in full HD with some of the best equipment in the game including a vintage Panavision fish-eye lens, check out the full-length edit above.

By Geoff Padmore