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Cowes Skate Park Competition

Scoot, skate or ride: Phillip Island locals compete for Regional Crown

By Portal Admin - 21st December 2020 - Back to News

On Saturday 19th December local skaters, BMXers and scooter-riders will have the opportunity to compete for a regional place as part of the Australian Skate Park League series held at Cowes Skate Park.

Held in partnership with YMCA Action Sports, Sports Aus, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding League, BMX Victoria and Bass Coast Shire Council, locals and visitors to the Island are expected to take part in the event. The scooter, BMX and skateboard competitions are a part of a structured and interconnected Australian Skate Park League series held across the country.

YMCA Action Sports Specialist Lily Smith said the competition at Cowes was a chance for young locals to showcase their talent.

"There are some amazing up and coming skaters, scooter-riders and BMXers. These competitions give them the spotlight they deserve."

She also said that this program, as well as skateboarding to the Tokyo Olympic Games was changing the face of traditional skateboarding.

"The series presents a great opportunity for young skateboarders to harness their skill and progress through a structured national pathway," she said.

Bass Coast Shire CEO, Ali Wastie said it was fantastic to be able to host an Australian Skate Park League event at the recently upgraded Cowes Skate Park.

"Extreme sports such as Skateboarding, BMX and Scooter-riding are hugely popular on the Island. The skate park was designed by local kids and provides a top-quality venue for the community to showcase their skills," Ms Wastie said.

There are more than a 100 Skate Park League events a year, making up the Australian Skate Park League, which is the biggest and most established grass roots skateboard, scoot and BMX series in Australia.

The VIC competitions makes up one part of YMCAs national pathway program which are held in skate parks across QLD, SA, TAS, NT, WA and NSW. As well as showcasing talent the league also creates opportunities for young people to gain experiential practical training in skate park event management.

The Cowes round has been brought to life through a partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council, YMCA Victoria, Victorian Skateboarding Association (VSA), BMX Victoria (BMXV) and Skate Australia.

Other major sponsors of the VIC League include Bad Boy Australia, Element, Goliath, Skater Maps, Scooter Hut, Root Industries and Rampfest.

Details of Competition:

Date: Saturday 19th December
Time: 11:00am 4:00pm
Location: 1-16 Chapel Street, Cowes


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