REPORTING · 19th July 2010
Skateboarding has come a long ways in Terrace from it's humble beginnings in the late 80's and early 90's where you could only finds a handful of skateboards lurking in parking lots with nothing more than a few curbs or stairs to fine tune their skills.
Now you can find an abundance of skaters in multiple areas of the city. With 2 skate parks and new areas like the George Little Park to ride, some old schooler are left wishing they were still young enough to ride without breaking a hip.
Sitting on the side lines to reminisce on old times may be all that an old schooler can do. As the 11th year of the ever popular Ruins Riverboat Days Competition quickly approaches, that may may just be what some do.
Sunday August 1st the Terrace skate park the Sportsplex will without a doubt be buzzing with the sound of grinds, tail slides and cheers from spectators.
Organizer and event MC, James Inkster is expecting the level of competition to range from novice to advanced.
Inskter stated that many come from all over the northwest for this competition. "There has been a steady volume of participants since the first event," said Inkster.
Inkster added that it has grown quite a bit since it started.
Last years open category was won by Daniel Moterzycki and runner up was Adam Derow.
The event will be complete with music, BBQ and grand prize [organizers are keeping it a surprise]
Registration starts at 12pm and competition starting at 1pm. Registration is $ 10.
There will be 13 and under, 14 to 17 and open categories.
For more info call Ruins at 250.635.9404
All proceeds go to Terrace Riders Association.