WANNEROO Skate Park will be buzzing with skate activity this weekend for a free community event and state league competition.
There will be an all abilities community day for scoot, BMX and skate on December 7 at the Ariti Avenue facility, followed by the Australian Skateboarding League state qualifier on December 8.
Successful qualifiers will be invited to compete at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne next year.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City was proud to support the Skate Australia and YMCA event through the City’s agreement with Sports Marketing Australia.
“The league provides a stepping stone for Australia’s next skateboarding champions and future Olympians,” she said.
Mrs Roberts said the top five skaters from each state would be invited to the national final in Melbourne and with skateboarding becoming an
Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the competition was an opportunity to showcase local talent.
“The ASL state qualifier is open to skateboarders from across the state and will attract competitors from metropolitan and regional areas,” she said.
“I encourage skaters and our community to support both the qualifier competition event on Sunday and a community skate day on Saturday, which will provide a weekend of spectacular skateboarding.”
Skate Australia president Karen Doyle said the league was a great opportunity for young skateboard enthusiasts to display their skills and progress through a structured national pathway in the “highly skilled and popular sport”.
“The young people who come through are talented, motivated and going places, and the Wanneroo weekend will highlight the best in the state, with free entry to spectators,” she said.
Organisers expect more than 600 people to go to Wanneroo Skate Park over the weekend, with the chance to win over $2000 in prizes.
Entry to the all abilities community day from 11am to 4pm on December 7 is free, and competitors will pay $25 to enter the qualifier competition on December 8 from 11am to 4pm. Spectators’ entry will be free.