Darwin's skate scene is heating up

Media Release - Tuesday 21 March 2017

City of Darwin’s first major skate competition Street Heat is back for 2017, kicking off this year’s National Youth Week program on Saturday 1 April at the Jingili Water Gardens Skate Park.

The family-friendly event will start at 3.30pm and will include registrations and street art workshops for everyone to participate in.

Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim said she was thrilled to provide another free community event for Darwin’s young people during Youth Week.

“Next Saturday 1 April will again see the skate park  come to life with young skaters, scooter riders and quad competitors all battling it out for the title in a safe environment,” said Lord Mayor.

“It is fantastic to see the skate park used for family-friendly events since its upgrade to a competitive standard 18 months ago.

“This competition will be a great opportunity to showcase the dedication of local skaters and to make the sport more accessible for those who have always wanted to give it try.”

City of Darwin has teamed up with professional skater Renton Millar to help expose young Territorians to the national standards and opportunities that are increasing since the recent announcement of skateboarding becoming an official Olympic sport.

Local organisations have been invited to set up information stalls and food will be for sale from local vendors on the day.

“Competitors, their family and friends are invited to come down, sit back, grab some food, listen to music and enjoy watching their friends and loved ones compete,” the Lord Mayor added.

“Be sure not to miss out on all that’s happening at Jingili Skate Park for National Youth Week.”

For more information visit launchdarwin.com.au. Please note that under 18 competitors are required to wear helmets which will be supplied. This City of Darwin event is drug and alcohol free.