Skateboard Competition

Youth from around the peace region gathered to participate in the 2nd annual skateboard competition. Held on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the Tumbler Ridge Skateboard Park, participants were placed into three categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each category participated in a Skate Jam for fifteen minutes. During that time, the skateboarders performed their best tricks to impress the judges.

Helping to judge the competition was Tyrel Supernault, manager/owner of Shoved Skateboard in Dawson Creek.

Kris Arsenault, event coordinator, said the competition attracted a lot of interest in a short time and was pleased with the turnout. Dark Flavour Boardshop, a skateboard shop in Fort St. John, was present at the competition. Dark Flavour Boardshop donated the product toss (a new board) for the event. Arsenault is hoping the event will be even larger next year with the help of sponsors. Arsenault stated he wanted to put together an event at the skateboard park to bring youth of the community together. Skateboarding most of his life, Arsenault thought a skateboarding competition would be a great way to ?break the place in? and create something positive for the local skateboarders.

The winners of the event:

Beginner-Ryan Hunter, Tumbler Ridge.

Intermediate-Billy Laroque, Dawson Creek.

Advanced-Arno Botha, Grande Prairie.

Winners received a new board for their efforts, donated by Shoved Skateboard.

The Skateboard Park has been open for a year, and is well-used by local youth and visitors to the community.