Outreach program plans skateboard contest

Clearwater has a skateboard park. Now it is having its first skateboard competition

Clearwater has a skateboard park. Now it is having its first skateboard competition.

Clearwater Carnage Youth SK8 Jam will be held this coming Saturday, May 5, as part of Youth Week celebrations, says Christine Parsons, organizer of the community outreach program at Clearwater Secondary School.

There will be three age categories: 10 and under, 11 – 14, and Open (over 14).

Helmets will be mandatory, she says.

Three judges will evaluate the participants based on the tricks they perform.

Entry is free and the competition will be open to all young people. Forms can be picked up at the CSS office. All participants under age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent.

The action will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rotary Sport Park.

Super zoomba on May 10

Also coming up is a super-zoomba class to help celebrate Move For Health Day on May 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The goal will be to put together the largest zoomba class possible, Parson says. Location will be Rotary Sports Park in the parking lot.

Prizes will be handed out and there will be healthy snacks for participants.

The event is being sponsored by the BC Recreation and Parks Association as well as by Healthy Families BC.

The exercises will be light and simple, so even those who are not in good physical shape or experienced in the Latin dance exercise craze can have fun, Parson promises.


Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity.