The Ringwood Skatepark has been an overwhelming success and as a result Maroondah City Council is providing free skate clinics designed to teach 12 to 16 year olds the skills necessary to safety enjoy skateboarding.
Councillor Alex Makin said an accredited skateboard coach would help those looking to start skating or others wanting to brush up on the fundamentals.
“Safety is a big issue, so learning the correct stance on the board and . . . the correct way to fall and stepping off the skateboard is very important,” Cr Makin said. “Once these are mastered, then they can move onto some exciting elements such as turning, transition skills and an introduction to ollies.”
It is also imperative that all users of the Ringwood skatepark treat the surrounding community with courtesy and avoid using skateboards in areas other than the Ringwood Skatepark.
For details on the clinic contact Youth Services on 1300 882 233.