Locals encouraged to take part in 2018 Skate Park Festival

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23 January 2018

The City of Joondalup’s annual Skate Park Festival is back for 2018. And the festival series again kicks off across the border at the Carine Skate Park on Saturday 3 February.

The Cities of Joondalup and Stirling have joined forces to host the opening BMX, skate and scooter competition in this year’s series; the first of three to be held in the northern suburbs over a six-week period.

Follow up events will be held at Kinross Skate Park on Saturday 17 February and Mirror Park Skate Park, Ocean Reef on Saturday 17 March.

Riders, aged 12-25, who enter all three competitions will be eligible to win a series trophy. There is also the option for competitors to enter each event individually.

Registrations for all three competitions are from 12.00pm. Each event runs from 1.00pm-5.00pm.

Entry is $2.60 per event and all competitors must wear a helmet and have a completed registration form.

For spectators, there will be plenty to do including free rides, art workshops, and giveaways. DJs will also be on hand to provide some tunes.

A separate BMX-only competition will be held at the Shepherds Bush Pump and Jump track in Kingsley on Saturday 3 March. Registration for that event is from 1.00pm with the competition running from 2.00pm-5.00pm. The entry fee is also $2.60 per participant.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said he expected a large contingent of young competitors to sign up for the three events given the enormous popularity of the City’s skate parks and BMX tracks with local youth.

“The City of Joondalup is home to a large and active community of young people and there are a lot of talented skateboarders and BMX and scooter riders among them,” he said.

“Each competition offers a fun, safe and supportive environment for young people to undertake active and healthy pursuits whilst showcasing their skills and talents to their peers, spectators and professional judges.”

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