The Clay Community Skatepark in Brazil will host a workshop for skaters and bikers from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the skatepark. The workshop is for any skater or biker wanting to learn new skills or tricks.
Project Coordinator Roberta Weliever said it will allow younger skaters and bikers to feel more at ease on their own at the park.
“We need them to feel comfortable, and we believe that the best way to learn is from the older kids,” she said.
Separated into segments, the free workshop focuses on skateboarding from 10 a.m. until noon, and biking from 1-3 p.m. Lunch will be served by Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church from noon until 1 p.m. and include hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks.
“Our kids are really excited to help out the younger ones,” Weliever said. “We’ve had this for a year and just thought that we need to do something to encourage more children to take part.”
Bikers will learn the basics of beginner bike tricks, while skaters will learn stance and foot position, riding, turning, ways to slow down and a few tricks such as ollie, kick-flip and heel-flip.
Weliever said they will all learn the safety measures taken so other skaters and bikers are not injured.
“Respect for each other while using the skatepark equipment is very important to everyone and so it’s necessary that we learn how to play it safe while having fun,” she said.
Weliever added that the Wall of Donors is very close to being installed.
“We have several community members who helped see this through, and we have engraved bricks waiting to be put in place outside the skatepark,” she said.
After speaking to one of the regular skaters at the park, Weliever will see the wall put in place with the aid of Clay Community Schools Building Trades students and their instructor Dan Dragon.
For more information about the Skatepark Workshop or about the Clay Community Skatepark, contact Weliever at 812-443-0611.
The Skatepark is located at the corner of Wesleyan Church Drive and Jackson Street
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