Skate Park Comp

Skate Comp

Scoot, skate or ride: Wangaratta locals compete for regional crown

On Saturday 16 October local skaters, BMXers and scooter-riders will have the opportunity to compete for a regional place as part of the Australian Skate Park League series held at Wangaratta Skate Park.

Held in partnership with YMCA Action Sports, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding League, Aus Cycling and Wangaratta City Council, locals and out of towners are expected to take part in the event. The scooter, BMX and skateboard competitions are a part of a structured and interconnected Australian Skate Park League series held across the country.

YMCA Action Sports Specialist Lily Smith said the competition at Wangaratta was a chance for young locals to showcase their talent.

“There are some amazing up and coming skaters, scooter-riders and BMXers. These competitions give them the spotlight they deserve.”

She also said that this program, as well as skateboarding being added to the Tokyo Olympic Games, was changing the face of traditional skateboarding.

“The series presents a great opportunity for young skateboarders to harness their skill and progress through a structured national pathway,” she said.

There are more than 100 Skate Park League events a year, making up the Australian Skate Park League, which is the biggest and most established grass roots skateboard, scoot and BMX series in Australia.

The VIC competitions makes up one part of YMCA’s national pathway program which are held in skate parks across QLD, SA, TAS, NT, WA and NSW. As well as showcasing talent the league also creates opportunities for young people to gain experiential practical training in skate park event management.  

The Wangaratta round has been brought to life through a partnership between Wangaratta City Council, YMCA Victoria, Victorian Skateboarding Association (VSA), Aus Cycling and Skate Australia.  

Other major sponsors of the VIC League include Element, Goliath, Skater Maps, Scooter Hut, Root Industries and Rampfest.

 

Details of Competition:

Date: Saturday 21 November

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Wangaratta Skate Park - Schilling Dr, Wangaratta

 

To see upcoming events or to enroll in the competition visit the Skate Park Leagues website.

 

When

  • Sunday, 21 November 2021 | 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM