Rolling along

Chil­dren age seven and older can par­tic­i­pate

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

CBRM of­fers free sum­mer skate­board pro­gram at area parks.

A skate­board pro­gram is tak­ing place at area parks across the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity this sum­mer.

It’s part of the CBRM recre­ation depart­ment’s sum­mer skate­board pro­gram.

Chil­dren age seven and older are able to par­tic­i­pate.

Each Satur­day through July and Au­gust there will be two ses­sions held at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. The pro­gram is two hours in du­ra­tion.

If you’re in­ter­ested, all you have to do is bring a board and hel­met, and hit the park where the pro­gram is be­ing held that week. There are no fees, and no ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary.

Skate­board­ers can par­tic­i­pate in both morn­ing and af­ter­noon ses­sions if the de­sire is there.

In­ter­na­tion­ally cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors will teach young skate­board­ers park eti­quette, stance skills, and tricks like rid­ing and drop­ping in.

For in­ter­me­di­ate skaters, in­struc­tors can of­fer tips and add en­cour­age­ment to fur­ther de­velop skills.

The pro­gram is of­fered at these skate parks on the fol­low­ing dates:

• Satur­day: Is­land Skatepark, Cox­heath, and Daniel Tay­lor Me­mo­rial Skatepark, Glace Bay.

• July 25: Is­land Skatepark, Cox­heath, and Lawrence Mans­field Me­mo­rial Skatepark, North Syd­ney

• Aug. 1 - Is­land Skatepark, Cox­heath, and Daniel Tay­lor Me­mo­rial Skatepark, Glace Bay.

• Aug. 22: Is­land Skatepark, Cox­heath, and Daniel Tay­lor Me­mo­rial Skatepark, Glace Bay.

• Aug. 29: CBRM Sum­mer Skate Bar­be­cue at Is­land Skatepark, Cox­heath.

Chil­dren un­der 18 must have a waiver signed by a par­ent or guardian in or­der to par­tic­i­pate. This waiver will be good for all ses­sions for the 2015 sea­son.

In the event of rain, visit the CBRM Of­fi­cial Site Face­book page to find out if the event has been can­celled for the day.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 902-563-5510, or email jw­costello@cbrm.ns.ca.

CHRIS SHAN­NON/CAPE BRE­TON POST

Nathan Kelly, 8, of East Bay, prac­tises his skills on one of the bowls at Is­land Skatepark in Cox­heath on Satur­day. Kelly was one of sev­eral young skate­board­ers learn­ing new skills as part of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity recre­ation depart­ment’s sum­mer skate­board pro­gram. It was his very first time at a skate park.

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