Drop in for free workshop
SKATEBOARDING buffs will flip out at a free workshop that will make learning to ride fun, safe and easy.
The Revolutions Skateboarding Workshop on today and tomorrow at the Mareeba Skatepark will give beginners a chance to learn how to carve it up in a social environment.
PCYC educator and skateboarding enthusiast Liam Rae has been riding since the start of the year and will attend this afternoon’s workshop.
He said scooters were increasingly popular at the skatepark and he was keen for riders to jump on board and have a go at skateboarding.
“I think skateboarding is a harder skill to learn than riding a scooter,” Mr Rae said.
“It’s more of a balancebased skill. Learning this will help people with other sports, such as surfing, wakeboarding and skiing, and it’s fun.”
PCYC Indigenous Sports and Rec officer April Bosbach welcomed skateboarding beginners of all ages to come to the workshops.
“Skateboarding is a great free activity that kids can do at any time of the year,” she said.
There will be a free sausage sizzle for participants and drinks will be on sale. If it rains, the workshops will be postponed for safety reasons. THE WORKSHOPS ARE ON TODAY, FROM 5PM TO 9PM, AND TOMORROW, FROM 5PM TO 9PM, AT THE MAREEBA SKATEPARK. BOOK AT AUSTRALIANSKATEBOARDING. COM/THE PORTAL OR ON THE DAY.
Mareeba PCYC educator and skateboarding enthusiast Liam Rae puts in some practice, while scooter rider James Richardson gets some air, ahead of the Revolutions Skateboarding workshop on this evening and tomorrow.