Artist and photographer Nikki Toole has worked for 3 years, shooting over 300 skaters worldwide! Moving forward, this project now needs your help to be published as a limited edition fine-art book.
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/
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
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
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.
Junior’s 14 & Under 0 9am, cut off 10.30am
Opens cut off 12pm
This a FREE to enter event.
Hash-tags: #amtitles14 #SbA2014 #belcoskatepark
Belco Skatepark INFO
Address: 77 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617
Google Map Ref: -35.239065,149.072242
‘Belco Skatepark’ Facebook:
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.