Jul 18

Skate day hits the spot

Red Herring Skate Team’s Brendon Hill. Picture: Wade McGloughlin.THE West Coast is set to come alive with one of the biggest skate events to be held in the region.

Launched last week, The Zeehan Youth Skate Day has already received a massive amount of support from the local community and businesses, the West Coast Council and the Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre.

The West Coast Council and Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre have joined forces to bring this event to the youth of the West Coast on November 29.

Youth project development officer with the West Coast Council Amy Walker said this was the first time an event like this would be held at Zeehan.

“We organised to bring a graffiti artist down to work with youth at the Zeehan Skate Park earlier this year and involve the youth previously, however the West Coast weather prevented it,” Miss Walker said.

“The event we have organised for November is a little different.

“It will be a day full of activities, which has been generously supported by the Red Herring Skate Team.

“The team will be on hand for the entire day.”

The event will be completely free with demonstrations, workshops and a barbecue provided.

Miss Walker said the skate team would hold custom workshops for young people to attend.

“The workshops are for anyone aged 10 and up, however they will need to register at the council or the neighbourhood centre to participate,” she said.

“The skate team will show participants how to perform different tricks before holding a competition.

“Participants will then show the team how much they have learnt and then judge a winner.

“We have over $1000 worth of prizes from Red Herring Surf to be won, including new helmets and protective gear.”

There will also be a drawing competition for the best board design.

Simply design the artwork you would have on your own board and submit it to either the West Coast Council or Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre by November 21 to be in the running to win a DECA Skateboard complete pack.

There will also be a DJ on hand to provide some music for the event.

“The community has really gotten behind this event and it’s something we would like to see continue on for years to come,” Miss Walker said.

Anybody is welcome to attend the day, however all un-registered children and youths will need to supervised.

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