Photos: The Chairmen of the Boards Rule at Ruby Hill Rail Yard

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Shred Alert! Ruby Hill Rail Yard, the country's first free urban terrain park, kicked off its tenth season this month. Every day through February, kids from all over Denver will gather at the park in the southwestern part of the city to show off their moves. Ken Hamblin was on the hill last weekend; keep reading to catch some of the action and find out the hours. 
The Rail Yard is open during regular park hours from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., with lights on the weekends until 9 p.m. Christy Sports is providing free rental gear to chldren and teens from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more info, go to the Denver Parks and Rec page. See the complete slide show here.

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