The Critical Advice If You're Out Skating Or Scooting Over School Holidays

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The Critical Advice If You're Out Skating Or Scooting Over School Holidays

Are you a skater boy or skater girl taking to the streets with your flippin' cool tricks over school holidays? Maybe, it's your child that has all the fly moves. 

Either way, scooter and skateboard fans are being urged to save some time over the school holidays to attend free workshops being organised by Roads and Maritime Services this week. 

Almost a quarter of children aged five to 14 in Australia take part in scooter or skate boarding activities.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said Roads and Maritime will host three-hour workshops designed to improve safety for skateboarders and those who use scooters in Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Albury.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the sessions between 10am and 1pm at each of the venues,”

- Roads and Maritime Spokesperson

“Expert scooter and skateboard riders will be doing tricks and moves – all with safety gear on, such as helmets.

They'll also be information on road rules and opportunity for participants to get hands-on with their on skateboard or scooter.

“To encourage everyone to use a helmet whenever they are trying something a bit risky on a skateboard or scooter, there will also be a helmet exchange program and the opportunity to win free helmets and t-shirts.”

Roads and Maritime Aboriginal Engagement Officers have observed there is a low usage of helmets among skateboard and scooter riders in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities - particularly over school holidays. 

Participants will also learn the health benefits of fresh food and hydration.
“The NSW Aboriginal Road Safety Action Plan commits Roads and Maritime Services to addressing road safety issues within Aboriginal communities.

Locations for these workshops are as follows, between 10am and 1pm. There is no need to register:

  • Wagga Wagga 18 April  – Tolland Skatepark, Bruce Street, Wagga Wagga 
  • Griffith Skatepark 19 April - 5 Olympic Street, Griffith
  • Albury Skatepark 20 April - David Street, Albury