East Maitland to host sanctioned skate comp
A competition sanctioned by the Australian Skateboarding Federation will mark the official opening of East Maitland’s new skate park next weekend.
Lawes Street Shred will be the first sanctioned street event to ever be held in the region, where competitors are able to gain points that would enable selection for higher level competitions.
“It’s a good event for a skater to test their skills,” Grundy’s Skate Store owner and competition judge Russell Grundy said.
“There’s not too many street circuits going at the moment.
“It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s effective.”
The facility was constructed last year, and in addition to the street elements contains a hipped bowl that varies from 1.5 to 2.1 metres deep. A multi-purpose court has since been added for ball sports, that will feature a mural designed by UP&UP. It will be completed on the competition day.
Lawes Street Shred will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 23, and will also include demonstrations by professional riders. Green Hills Skate Connection has sponsored the event, with $5000 of prizes and giveaways on offer. Competition registration will be held on the day.