Drop in for free work­shop

Tablelands Advertiser - - THE GROOVE - Kather­ine Kokko­nen

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.

Pic­ture: Kather­ine Kokko­nen

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.

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