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Castlemaine skate competition ready to kick off

Teenager on a skateboard.

Calling all skaters! Come along and take part in the local heat of a national skate park competition, or join the free parkour workshops at the event.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Local skate park users of all ages are encouraged to get involved in a national competition being held at Castlemaine Skate Park on Saturday 23 January.

The regional heat is part of the Australian Skate Park League series, which is a national grass-roots skateboard, scoot and BMX competition in Australia.

There will also be free parkour workshops running throughout the day, as well as a barbecue and refreshments available.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Activities Officer, Jodie Hearn, said the event is a chance to showcase the talent of Mount Alexander Shire’s young riders.

“Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced rider, I’d encourage you to come along and be part of the day,” said Ms Hearn.

“Castlemaine has a fantastic skate park, which makes it an ideal venue for an Australian Skate League regional heat, as well as an awesome training venue for locals.”

“There are lots of talented riders in our shire, and I’m looking forward to being able to cheer them on, and check out some of the amazing moves that’ll be on show.”

Entry to the competition is free. To register go to www.skateparkleagues.com and complete the online enrolment form. Competitors can also register on the day.

The event is sponsored by Mount Alexander Shire Council, FReeZA and the Victorian Government, and organised by YMCA Action Sports, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding League and BMX Victoria.

The event will be alcohol, drug and smoke free and fully supervised. CovidSafe precautions will also be in place and helmets must be worn be all competitors.

Event details

When: 11.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 23 January
Where: Castlemaine Skate Park, 8 Greenhill Ave, Castlemaine

For more details, including event accessibility, contact Jodie Hearn, Council’s Youth Activities Officer, on 5471 1700, email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or head to our youth website www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au. Details are also on Facebook and Instagram @mountalexandershire_youth.

Image: Join the fun at the Castlemaine Skate Park on 23 January.

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