Skate competition to hit Mandurah

The Mandurah Skate Park will play host to a round of the Australian Skate Park League on Wednesday, January 22. Photo: Shutterstock.
The Mandurah Skate Park will play host to a round of the Australian Skate Park League on Wednesday, January 22. Photo: Shutterstock.

A string of local skaters, scooter riders and keen BMX guns will have the opportunity to compete for a regional place when Mandurah hosts a round of the Australian Skate Park League series next Wednesday.

Held in partnership with YMCA Action Sports, Skate Australia and the City of Mandurah, an estimated 40 locals aged five and up 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 Mandurah was a chance for young locals to showcase their talent.

"There are some amazing up and coming skaters, scooter-riders and BMXers," she said.

"These competitions give them the spotlight they deserve.

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

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 competition kicks off at the Mandurah Skate Park on Wednesday, January 22 from 11am.