All ages learn at skate park
YOU are never too old to skate, but you might fall off a few times at first.
That was the message from skate instructor Lize-Mari Loots as she showed some eager kids and a few eager adults their way around a board.
The Red Frogs Australia co-ordinator was guest of honour for the official opening of the Mount Perry Skate Park at the weekend.
“We really came down to show them that anyone can do it,” Ms Loots said.
The kids of Mount Perry have been itching for their very own skate park for years but the cost was prohibitive for the small town.
Irene Duda from Mount Perry Development Association said about $140,000 was needed to be raised to get the skate park built.
“We started all this last year in July,” Ms Duda said.
“There is really not a lot here for the kids to do so we thought this would be good.”
But the kids weren’t the only ones impressed with the new track with Councillor John Bowen putting his feet on a board and learning a few moves.
“That was my first time (on a skate board),” Cr Bowen said.
But Ms Loots was a bit sceptical of Mr Bowen’s skills on the board.
“He didn’t fall off because he was holding on to me,” she said.
NEW SKATER: Councillor John Bowen learning some new moves from Lize-Mari Loots.