Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Sidewalks And Skate Parks, Aerials And Varials

No skater starts knowing how to ollie, kickflip, or even just move forward on the board – and that’s where Bowen PCYC’s free Skateboarding Workshop comes in.

The local not-for-profit organisation is inviting enthusiasts of all ages and all abilities to head to Queens Beach Skate Park this weekend for live demonstrations, tutorials, and a free sausage sizzle.

The Skateboarding Workshop will begin Saturday for beginners from the ages of 5-17 from 2.00pm to 3.15pm, then invites Intermediates from age eight upwards to join on the same day from 3.45pm to 5.00pm.

On Sunday, the park is welcoming all abilities and all ages of skateboarders from 9.30am to 11.00am before a live demonstration from a group of high-level skateboarders from ‘Rumble on the Reef’ -Mackay’s annual national skateboarding festival and competition.

Bowen PCYC Branch Manager and Police Sergeant Michelle O’Regan said they are excited to be able to continue working alongside the Rumble team to bring these workshops to Bowen.

“Donny Fraser, who is a part of the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative, and the Rumble Team have a wealth of experience to offer for our skateboarders in Bowen,” Sergeant O’Regan said.

“We are extremely lucky to have them – it’s even made me consider jumping on a skateboard!”

The Skateboarding Workshop is currently the last of its kind planned for 2023, though Sergeant O’Regan said more were “in the works” and the PCYC will host a skateboarding competition in June.

What: Skateboarding Workshop

When: Saturday, April 1 from 2.00pm, and Sunday, April 2 from 9.30am

Where: Queens Beach Skate Park

Bowen PCYC will host a Skateboarding Workshop at Queens Beach Skate Park this weekend

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