Friday, January 13, 2023

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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Shred With Legends At Bowen Skateboarding Weekend

This weekend North Queensland’s skateboarding royalty are coming to Bowen for an action-packed two-day event which is free for the community and open to all ages and abilities.

Rumble is presenting a weekend of fast-paced skatepark fun which will feature Skateboarding Mayor of North Queensland Dexter Brassington who will come down from Townsville specially for the event.

Rumble's head MC and commentator Theo George will also be part of the event, giving attendees a unique opportunity to meet the industry legend.

“You’ve seen him on TV, you’ve heard him commentating some of the country’s best and now you’ll get the chance to meet him in person,” said event organiser Donny Fraser.

“This is a good opportunity to come down and give it a go – Bowen has two awesome skate parks right there and skateboarding is free and accessible to everyone – it is also really good for your mental health.”

Donny is helping selectors for the 2032 Olympics, and he is looking forward to meeting some home-grown local talent.

“There are some great skaters from the Whitsundays, and you should be able to see a lot of local talent on display at this event,” he said.

On Saturday, January 14 the action will kick-off at Bowen Front Beach Skatepark from 9.30am, finishing up at 1pm.

On Sunday, January 15, the Queens Beach Skatepark will be at the centre of the action from 9am to 12pm.

Everyone, from beginners to the more experienced, are invited to come along and learn from the best.

Get free lessons, tips and tricks, watch talented amateurs skate to impress and connect with the broader community, future events and a network of people who share your passion.

The event has been made possible by the PCYC in Bowen, through Australian Drug Foundation funding and the Bowen Local Drug Action Team.

The first event of its kind, PCYC Bowen are hoping to make this a regular feature on their social calendar, along with other similar events supported by the same funding stream.

“We have some of the top skaters in Queensland coming this year,” said PCYC Bowen Community Development Officer, Lynn Butler.

“So, it’s an event not to be missed! There is also a free BBQ provided by the PCYC and skateboards available for use – so bring your mates and come on down this weekend!”

WHAT: Skateboarding Workshop

WHEN: This weekend

WHERE:

Bowen Front Beach Skatepark, Saturday January 14 from 9.30am to 1pm

Queens Beach Skatepark, Sunday January 15 from 9am to 12pm

Cost: Free thanks to PCYC Bowen

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