Skate comp Saturday

Local skateboard riders of all ages are encouraged to get involved in a national competition being held at Castlemaine Skate Park this Saturday January 23. 
The regional heat is part of the Australian Skate Park League series, which is a national grass-roots skateboard, scoot and BMX competition in Australia. 
There will also be free parkour workshops running throughout the day, as well as a barbecue and refreshments available. 
Mount Alexander Shire Council’s youth activities officer Jodie Hearn said the event is a chance to showcase the talent of the region’s young riders. 
“Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced rider, I’d encourage you to come along and be part of the day,” said Ms Hearn. 
“Castlemaine has a fantastic skate park, which makes it an ideal venue for an Australian Skate League regional heat, as well as an awesome training venue for locals,” she said.
“There are lots of talented riders in our shire, and I’m looking forward to being able to cheer them on, and check out some of the amazing moves that’ll be on show.” 
Entry to the competition is free. To register go to and complete the online enrolment form. Competitors can also register on the day. 
The event is sponsored by Mount Alexander Shire Council, FReeZA and the Victorian Government, and organised by YMCA Action Sports, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding League and BMX Victoria. 
The event will run from 11am to 4pm and will be alcohol, drug and smoke free and fully supervised. CovidSafe precautions will also be in place and helmets must be worn be all competitors. 
For more details, including event accessibility, contact Jodie Hearn, Council’s Youth Activities Officer, on 5471 1700, email or head to our youth website Details are also on Facebook and Instagram @mountalexandershire_youth. 

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.