Skateboard clinics - Let the Good Times Roll

THE CITY OF CANNING HOSTED IT’S FIRST FREE SKATEBOARDING CLINIC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SKATEBOARDING WA (SWA) ON TUESDAY 7 MARCH AT THE WILLETTON SKATE PARK.

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng said that skateboarding, which was once the activity of youth on the fringe is now mainstream. High profile skate parks in places like Bondi Beach are now hosting major events that attract international competitors and recognition.

“The participation of a wide spectrum of society, young and old, in this pastime is encouraged by the City of Canning. So we have decided to sponsor this free event in cooperation with Skateboarding WA,” he said.

The partnership with Skateboarding Western Australia aims to promote and develop skateboarding throughout Western Australia, to allow more participation and skill development as well as an increase in higher quality skate park facilities being designed and built.

The free skateboarding clinics, running on Tuesday afternoons until Tuesday 28 March, are aimed at empowering and engaging the young people of Canning.

“The City’s program helps to connect the young people in Canning with the Western Australian skateboarding community, enabling them to improve their skills and join in a wider network of skateboarders, please register now on the City website and get involved.  There is even a free barbeque at the end of each session,” Mayor Ng said.

Skateboards and helmets are provided and all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Participants under 18 require a guardian’s approval on their registration form.

To download a registration form, or for more information visit http://www.canning.wa.gov.au/Y/youth-activities.html

 

The free skateboarding clinics are one of the many initiatives run by the City, which is dedicated to supporting the youth in the Canning community, by providing a range of initiatives and activities for young people and their families.