Competition skates in to northern suburbs

Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and young skate, scooter and BMX enthusiasts check out the venue of the opening 2020 Skate Park Festival competition.
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and young skate, scooter and BMX enthusiasts check out the venue of the opening 2020 Skate Park Festival competition.

SKATE, scooter and BMK enthusiasts can test their skills at a three-round competition.

Hosted by the cities of Joondalup and Stirling, the first event of the 2020 Skate Park Festival will be at Carine Skate Park on Saturday, February 1.

There will be competitions in the 11-12, 13-16, 17 and above, and open girls (11-25) age groups.

The second event will be at Kinross Skate Park on February 8, followed by Mirror Park Skate Park in Ocean Reef on February 22.

Registration for all three events can be done on competition day from noon or at y-lounge.com.au, with each competition running from 1pm to 5pm.

There will also be an additional BMX-only competition at Shepherds Bush Reserve in Kingsley on February 15, with registration from 2pm and the event from 3pm.

Entry for all events is $3.30.

Spectators are also encouraged to the events, with other free activities including inflated amusements, art therapy and workshops, giveaways and music, and local youth and community services providers will be on hand for a chat.

“The timing for the skate festival couldn’t be better, as the City of Stirling has a newly-created youth team that’s extremely enthusiastic about helping deliver exciting events like this one to the community,” Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said last year there was a record number of female entrants and they hoped to better that in 2020.

“I encourage boys and girls of all ages to take part in this fantastic whole-of-community event and the others to follow this summer,” he said.

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