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Indoor skateboarding event set to go off in Nelson tonight

Indoor skateboarding action will heat up tonight at the Nelson and District Youth Centre. - Samuel Dobrin photo
Indoor skateboarding action will heat up tonight at the Nelson and District Youth Centre.
— image credit: Samuel Dobrin photo

The Winter Skateboard Series mission is to encourage groms, youth and old-schoolers of the West Kootenays to come out to the indoor skate parks in Salmo, Castlegar and Nelson to celebrate skateboarding.

This second event in Nelson is at the Nelson and District Youth Center on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The series is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters.

“This location has been a cornerstone for the Kootenay skateboard scene for nearly two decades,” says organizer Ty Smith.

Notable skaters who have been bred in the Nelson skate culture include Josh Evin, Keegan Sauder, Eugene Voykin, Quinn Starr and Drew Summersides.

A unique aspect of the WSS is that it is being streamed live at livestream.com/kootenayskateboardseries.

“This has never been attempted before and now gives the world-wide audience a sneak peak at life in the beautiful Koots,” says Smith.

Several organizations support grassroots skateboarding in the Kootenays including sk8shoes4kids.org, Freedom Quest Youth Services, BLK RSN, Central City Shoes, MountainFm.net, RGB, Filtrate Eyewear, Tribute and Concrete Skateboarding.

Smith says goodies from their supporters will be shared with all participants.

Websites to follow them are: kootenayskateboardseries.org/ and livestream.com/kootenayskateboardseries or contact: bcskateboarding@live.com.

 

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