Skate titans head to Flagstone

SOME of South East Queensland’s best skateboarders will be in Flagstone this weekend to compete in the Skate Titans competition – a qualifying heat for the Queensland titles.

SKATE: ASCI coaches Bryan Rodriguez, left, and James Stuurman take a team of
enthusiastic young skate enthusiasts through the paces at the new Flagstone skate plaza. Photo: Supplied

SKATE: ASCI coaches Bryan Rodriguez, left, and James Stuurman take a team of enthusiastic young skate enthusiasts through the paces at the new Flagstone skate plaza. Photo: Supplied

The first competition on Flagstone’s new skate plaza and will feature open, women’s, 16 and under, 12 and under divisions with $500 prize money for the winner.

Flagstone developers Peet Limited teamed up with professionals from the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative (ASCI) to offer free skateboarding clinics to local kids in the lead-up to the area’s first competition.

The after school sessions have been a great opportunity for young skaters to get a taste of the newest Olympic sport under the watchful eye of professional coaches.

ASCI managing director Donny Fraser said the Flagstone skate plaza was a premier facility.

“The Flagstone skate plaza is an awesome facility that gives skaters the opportunity to show off their skills and compete close to home,” Fraser said.

“That’s really important in regional areas where young skaters often don’t have access to the facilities they need to train and have to drive long distances to compete.:

Fraser hopes the competition will become a national event.

“With Peet’s support, we hope the competition will grow bigger every year and more people will be exposed to the sport and also to the great community at Flagstone,” he said.

Flagstone’s urban skate plaza, designed by internationally-renowned Convic, of Melbourne, is the perfect destination for beginner and intermediate skaters to develop their skills.

The design of the skate park is based on street-style skating and features transition elements like a vert wall, quarter pipes and ramps.

The qualifiers will be held on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free. Contestants can register here.

The Queensland State Street Skateboarding Championships will be held in Mackay from September 25 to 29.