Monthly skate park events set to build community feeling - and teach tricks

FLIP OUT, MAN: Ricky Konza is the coordinator of Blunt Side Sk8. Photo: NICK McGRATH
FLIP OUT, MAN: Ricky Konza is the coordinator of Blunt Side Sk8. Photo: NICK McGRATH

Whether you're trying to master a kick-flip or setting out for your very first skate, skateboarding lessons will cater for all at Blayney's Skate Park this Saturday, with a nine-month set of sessions the first of its kind in the Central West.

The first of nine sessions to be held one a month until January, run by Blunt Side Sk8 Park, an organisation which has spent time running competitions and lessons all across the Central West.

The sessions are open to people who want to skate, scooter or ride their BMX around the skate park.

Blunt Side Sk8 Park director Ricky Konza said it was great to be making use of the new facility in Blayney, which formally opened in February.

We're having around 50 kids coming to these, and you can see the improvement in each session.

Ricky Konza

Mr Konza has attended two sessions so far in the town, and said attendance numbers were fantastic

"They poured heaps of money into into it and it's great seeing it used," Mr Konza said.

He said the group knew the names of every kid who turned up regularly as well as their parents, which helped create a community feel surrounding the skate park.

"We're having around 50 kids coming to these, and you can see the improvement in each session," Mr Konza said.

The organisation ran a Central West-wide competition which culminated this year, which resulted in winners heading to national competitions.

The sessions run on May 18, June 22, July 13, August 11, September 14, October 20, November 16, December 14, January 11. All clinics are free and will start at 1pm and finish at 4pm.