Skate series rolls into Gosnells, Maddington, Thornlie and Beckenham


Skater Tom Bentley showing off his skills watched by Deon Drage, Cameron Hyde, Harry Clark and Kyle Hutchins.  Picture: Jon Hewson           d459502
Skater Tom Bentley showing off his skills watched by Deon Drage, Cameron Hyde, Harry Clark and Kyle Hutchins. Picture: Jon Hewson         d459502

SKATERBOARDERS, scooter and BMX riders are getting ready to show off their skills ahead of the Roll on Skate Series 2016-17.

The free clinics and competitions will be held throughout Gosnells, Maddington, Thornlie and Beckenham from now to May next year.

Professional coaches will run nine skate and five scooter clinics. Beginners can join the clinics to pick up the basics while more experienced riders can improve their abilities by learning new tricks and skills.

There are four skate-only competitions organised in conjunction with Skateboarding WA, and six skate, scooter and BMX competitions across the series.

Skateboards and helmets will be provided for the skate clinics.

Helmets are also provided for the scoot clinics, but participants should bring their own scooter.

The clinics are open for ages five and over. Registration is compulsory.

For more information go to www.thehive.net.au or call 9397 3131.

There will also be a series of skate clinics in Armadale throughout several facilities.

Skateboarding WA will present skateboarding demonstrations and coaching sessions.

Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said the clinics would provide young people with an opportunity to learn new skills, be active and have fun in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Weather updates and cancellation advice will be posted on Facebook and Instagram, about 60-90 minutes before the event starting time.

Those under 18 years of age require a parent/guardian signature on their registration form which can be downloaded at www.skateboardingwa.com. au or can be completed on the day.