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Local kids rip for annual Skate Jam event

Different community associations and businesses come together to put on event for kids and teens

The Sooke Skate Park was abuzz on July 14 with youth ripping through the course for Skate Jam 2012. 

The community-oriented event had a large turnout, with 43 helmeted kids, teens and young adults cheering, cajoling and competing against one another.

Parents were also present on the sidelines, cheering on their children as they daringly swept through the course on skateboards or BMX bikes.

Categories were determined by skill level, which included beginner, intermediate and advanced.

A broad spectrum of skateboarders were present, from novices to those eager for sponsorships to seasoned professionals.

The event was a collaboration between SEAPARC, Regular Underground, Rotary Club and Sidestep Skateboarding school.

“I’ve gotten so much out of (skateboarding). I’ve been doing these events, not only hosting them, but also competing in them for about 10 years,” said Steven Munro, owner of Regular Underground.

“It’s just something I want to keep happening in the community,” he said. “Skateboarding is changing from just an individual thing to almost a thing the community can do together.”

Debbie Qayum, owner of Sidestep, agreed.

“I think it’s great,” she said of the event. “It’s bringing the community together.”

Entrants paid a fee of $10 to enter the competition. The event was scheduled to run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Results from Skate Jam 2012 are listed below:

Beginner

1st Kaymen Woolstencroft

2nd Riley Taylor

3rd Tyler Scheubel

Intermediate

1st Jacob Johnson

2nd Spencer Braden

3rd Martin Hubrechtse

Advanced/Sponsored Cash Cup

1st  Shaun Quinn

2nd Merrick Orr

3rd Billy Sowick

Women’s Only

1st Kristie Smedley

2nd Shelley Smedley

3rd River Massey

BMX

1st Jesse Senger

2nd Dustin Anderson

3rd Dawson McCormick

 

 

 

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