SKATE ON: Tyson Mitchell and Aidan Queale will form half of the judging panel at the skate competition today from 10am at Monto Skatepark.
SKATE ON: Tyson Mitchell and Aidan Queale will form half of the judging panel at the skate competition today from 10am at Monto Skatepark. Anastassia Perets

Have you got right tricks? Prove it at Monto Skatepark

GET out your skateboards or just come along to see some sick moves at a unique holiday event

A skating competition on January 21 from 10am at the Monto Skatepark will be the ultimate skills test.

Event organisers and judges Aidan Queale and Tyson Mitchell came up with the idea when they noticed a lack of activities for kids during the holidays.

"We just thought Monto needed some more fun," Aidan said.

The competition is open to bikes, scooters, and skateboards.

"One of the things we will do is play a game where there will be a word and every trick you can't do you get a letter," Aidan said.

"And for when you get the whole word, you're out.

"So if you're on a skateboard, the word will be skate for example.

"There will also be a trick competition where we'll be looking for the best trick, and a panel of judges will be giving the tricks a score out of 10."

Mitchell isn't a skater and will be basing his scores off what he has seen on television video games.

"I haven't done it much myself but know of some tricks," Tyson said.

"And if one can't do tricks it doesn't matter - just doing a good run down the quarter pipe and being able to come back up is good.

"Little kids can come along, and can have a play on the ramps in the intervals.

"The whole event will go for a couple of hours giving a chance for the community to connect."

Some of the tricks to look forward to at the skate park include tail whip, grind and kick flip.

For Aidan organising the event was an experience in itself.

"It has helped me realize the potential there is in the community," he said.

Participation is for a gold coin donation,which will go towards prizes. There is also room for volunteers on the judging panel.


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