National Skate Contest Turns Spotlight On Santa Clarita Park
Local skate park chosen as California stop for Volcom Stone event.
Local skaters will be converging on Santa Clarita's skate part Saturday morning to watch or participate in the California leg of Volcom Stone's "Wild in the Parks" national skate contest.
The event, designed to open up major opportunities for amateur skaters, is free and skaters are encouraged to register the day of the event between 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Showcasing their talents in a jam format, skaters will be judged on the tricks they pull in three separate park "zones". There will be a free BBQ lunch along with free taco and drink coupons provided by Chipotle.
Local skaters can sign up to compete in one of three zones: 14 and under, 15 and over and Pro Am. The top 7 skaters overall will qualify for the "Wild in the Parks" Championship on September 26 in Phoenix, Arizona, and the chance at a $20,000 cash prize. Limited pre-registration is currently available at volcom.com for the 15 and over and Pro Am zones.
"The Santa Clarita Skate Park is the only California stop for Volcom's ‘Wild in the Parks' national skate tour and the last stop before the Championships in Phoenix, Arizona," said Mayor Frank Ferry. "The City's Skate Park, chosen by Volcom for the tour because of its national acclaim and professional level features, is the perfect location to host this exciting event. I encourage local skaters to come out and compete in the contest, or show support for the Santa Clarita skate community."
Participants must arrive at the Skate Park between 10 and 11 a.m. on the day of the event to complete Volcom's registration process and fill out a City waiver. All skaters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign up and all participants must bring a helmet, elbow and knee pads. Any skaters without the required safety gear will not be allowed in the competition.
To accommodate the Wild in the Parks contest, the 8-10 a.m. Junior Skate Time has been cancelled for September 19th only. The Skate Park will open for free skate when the competition and event clean-up is complete.
The City of Santa Clarita Skate Park was chosen for the California stop for the Wild in the Parks contest due to its size, design, and professional-level features. The 40,000 square foot Santa Clarita Skate Park features 10 and 11-foot bowls, a half-pipe, flow course, grind ledges, rails, skate-able planters, and more and was designed in part by Santa Clarita's local skaters.
For more information on the upcoming Volcom Stone's Wild in the Parks skate contest, visit www.scskatepark.com.