Super skate season about to wrap up

Summer-long program at Castlegar's Rotary Skatepark has been successful

A small sampling of the proximately 300 participants in the free skateboarding sessions held over the summer at the Rotary Skatepark

A small sampling of the proximately 300 participants in the free skateboarding sessions held over the summer at the Rotary Skatepark

The latest installment of the Kootenay Family Place Summer at the Skatepark is all but history, but there is nothing but positives needed to describe how things have gone.

“2014 has been a huge success with close to 300 (and counting) accessing the free drop-in skateboard coaching,” said Ty Smith, the man behind the successful event on August 26.

Accredited instructors have assisted all ages in the skills of skateboarding while promoting safety through the use of helmets and safety equipment.

“In this the fourth year of operation we are thankful to all the families who have come out to experience the joy of skateboarding at the Castlegar Rotary Skatepark,” said Smith.

“This free program has been made possible by the support of BC Gaming, Castlegar Recreation Commission, The Community Foundation of Castlegar & District, Castlegar and District Recreation Complex staff, Castlegar News, Skull Skates, S-One Helmets and Drop In to Skateboarding curriculum.”

August 29 is the last day of operation with a Skate Party from noon to 1:00 p.m..

For more information go to facebook.com/summerattheskatepark