Children, youths and adults packed out Roleystone’s Skate Park earlier this month for a clinic and jam session to learn the ins and outs of the alternative sport.
The clinic, which was run in partnership with the City of Armadale and Skateboarding WA, helped people of all ages and skill levels learn the art of skateboarding, as well as learn about proper skate park etiquette and safety measures.
Skateboarding WA director Ben Bowring said the organisation supplies all the equipment including helmets, wrist guards and the boards to make the program accessible for all.
“Many people unfortunately don’t realise that a skate park is a highly active sporting facility and should be treated like one,” he said.
“Skateboarding is in the Olympics now and skate parks are where people will start developing their skills that may one day lead to them representing Australia.”
Mr Bowring said the clinics often attract many parents who learn a new skill alongside their children, while also giving them the chance to bond and help promote a healthy active lifestyle for their family and community.
Visit the Skateboarding WA website for more information and future events.
Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen.