Roleystone skate bowl comes alive

Roleystone skate bowl comes alive

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Jared Hickman shows off his skills at the Skateboarding WA competition on March 2. Photograph - Richard Polden.

Skateboarding enthusiasts as young as two years old turned up in large numbers at Roleystone Skatepark last weekend to learn new tricks and show off their skills in the bowl. 

More than 60 people, who had the audience cheering and clapping as they landed their tricks, welcomed the free clinic and competition put on by Skateboarding WA. 

Skateboarding WA director Ben Bowring said these sorts of events were important for the local community to help promote positive behaviour, as well as teach people how to develop skills and interact with positive skate park etiquette. 

“At the clinics we are able to encourage new people to try skateboarding for the first time and also help existing skateboarders to continue to develop their skills and follow our development pathways,” he said. 

“The competitions held after the clinics then extend on from these pathways to further challenge people and allow progression in a fun environment.” 

Last weekend’s clinic at Roleystone Skatepark was postponed in January due to extreme heat conditions. 

The event attracted first time beginners, intermediates and advanced skaters from as young as two years old right through to 40-plus. 

Mr Bowring said the sport really has no age barriers, which therefore allows for an amazing and supportive skating community. 

Photographs – Richard Polden.