Jul 1 2014

Lord of the Pies


May 21 2014

Kambah U-pipe minor refurbishment around the skate element

Following on from a safety audit, the Kambah Skate Facility is undergoing some minor refurbishment works and is anticipated to be closed until the end of June 2014. The works include new fences around the skate element, new signage and access improvements to exiting the bowl.
- thanks to Territory and Municipal Services Directorate for the update

See some recent shredding of Kambah by the Creature Tour over here: http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000197711/photos/creature-photo-gallery/


May 13 2014

Creature in Australia – Totally Ozsome

Belco, Kambah, Bar Beach, Pizzey, Hunt Park and the legendary Beechmont all destroyed.

Featuring Creature team riders: Darren Navarrette, Willis Kimbel, Al Partenen, Chris Russell and friends: Josh Borden and Bugs Fardell. Filmed by DAF Noah


May 5 2014

Belco Am Titles Rained Out

Unfortunately, Saturday’s rain caused the ACT leg of the Am Titles circuit to be cancelled. Some extra spots are now included for the remaining three stops of NT, QLD and NSW.

They will have the top 4 Juniors and top 8 Opens all qualify for the Grand Final at Melbourne Showgrounds on October 18th. The NSW leg is the next closest event to Canberra which is scheduled for 30 August 2014.

 Further details are here: http://sba.org.au/Blog/stop-5-cancelled


Apr 30 2014

Am Titles @ Belco this Sat 3 May!

What: Australian Amateur Skateboarding Championships – ACT Qualifier

When & Where: Belco Skatepark on Saturday 3 May, 2014.

Winners in both Junior and Open divisions get a free ticket to the national final being held in Melbourne on 18 October. For the first time ever, the Australian Champion Open Division winning skateboarder will have a ticket to the world’s largest Amateur Skateboarding Event – the Tampa Am.

Belco Qualifer event – $2000 total prizemoney, $1000 for the Open division winner.

 

REGO’s

  • Junior’s 14 & Under 0 9am, cut off 10.30am
  • Opens cut off 12pm

This a FREE to enter event.

 

MORE INFO:

Details: http://sba.org.au/Blog/2014-nike-x-sba-am-titles-stop-5-act-qualifier 
Hash-tags: #amtitles14 #SbA2014 #belcoskatepark
facebook.com/skateboardingaustralia

Belco Skatepark INFO

Address: 77 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617
Google Map Ref:
-35.239065,149.072242

‘Belco Skatepark’ Facebook:
facebook.com/pages/Belco-Skate-Park/185877698103885


Apr 22 2014

Tony Caruana radio interview about ACT skateparks

Click HERE for Tony Caruana’s 6 minute interview on ABC666 radio today (mpeg4 3.2mb)

Today, Local Canberran skateboarder Tony Caruana and some others met with Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate about ACT’s skateparks. The meeting was positive and the issue has been clearly highlighted that skateparks need to be looked at differently.

Tony’s ABC666 interview occurred shortly after. Tony talks of the skatepark community establishing regular contact to assist and educate TAMS on skatepark best practice maintenance, including graffiti removal. Tony outlines that the power and lighting issues are being resolved for Woden’s Eddison Park skatepark.

He discusses that skateparks are health positive public places with great social capital as per WA University’s recent research.

Tony also outlines the CSIRO megatrends report in that skateboarding is the future of sport and

also the project to develop Australia’s first national Skatepark Guideline by Skateboarding Australia, something that is sorely needed.


Apr 16 2014

Skateparks get a good behaviour tick

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-skate-good-behaviour.html

University of Western Australia – Dr Lisa Wood.

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote  – yet skate parks are often under threat from community opposition because of fears that  who congregate at them will engage in anti-social behaviour.

The researchers’ community survey found that young people cooperate, learn from, teach, help and respect others, socialise with friends and take turns more often than they engage in anti-social behaviour at skate parks.

The researchers write that despite its popularity, skateboarding often suffers negative associations and there has been far less attention given to the positive pro-social behaviours that go on at skate parks.

“Yet skate parks are in fact a powerful setting in which young people can learn the arts of cooperation, negotiation and compromise informally, in contrast to via the structured rules of organised sports,” lead author Associate Professor Wood said.

“The growing need for autonomy during adolescence encourages teenagers to spend more time away from home, but where do they go?” the researchers write. “As playgrounds cater to younger children, groups of adolescents using parks and public places are often stereotyped as being ‘up to no good’. While recognising that skate parks don’t meet the needs of all young people, there are few other community spaces where they can ‘hang out’.

“Australian data indicates the youth participation in skateboarding, in-line skating, rollerblading and scooting is now close to exceeding participation in organised sports.”

The researchers focussed on a small suburban skate park in a central suburb of Perth and developed an online survey in which the almost 400 respondents reported pro-social behaviours more often than anti-social ones.


Apr 15 2014

Nike x SbA Am Titles Belco 3 May

What: Australian Amateur Skateboarding Championships – ACT Qualifier 

When & Where: Belco Skatepark on Saturday 3 May, 2014. 

Winners in both Junior and Open divisions get a free ticket to the national final being held in Melbourne on 18 October. For the first time ever, the Australian Champion Open Division winning skateboarder will have a ticket to the world’s largest Amateur Skateboarding Event – the Tampa Am.

Belco Qualifer event – $2000 total prizemoney, $1000 for the Open division winner.

 

REGO’s

  • Junior’s 14 & Under 0 9am, cut off 10.30am
  • Opens cut off 12pm 

This a FREE to enter event.

 

MORE INFO:

Details: SbA/2014-nike-x-sba-am-titles
Hash-tags: #amtitles14 #SbA2014 #belcoskatepark
facebook.com/skateboardingaustralia 

Belco Skatepark INFO

Address: 77 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617
Google Map Ref:
-35.239065,149.072242

‘Belco Skatepark’ Facebook:
facebook.com/pages/Belco-Skate-Park/185877698103885


Apr 4 2014

12th April @ Belco! Youth Week!

Full info: http://sba.org.au/Blog/belconnen


Apr 1 2014

SHIFTY’S – Edwin Flynn, Welcome to the Team!

Young Edwin Flynn is well deserved of being put onto the Shifty’s team – if you’ve seen him skate Belco, he kills it! Here’s a recent flick of him at the Belco Best Trick Comp by Vagabond and the welcome clip.