Our original pans were to host a beginners skateboarding workshop on the day before the competition, however the rain and mist threw a bit of a wrench in our plans. We settled on hosting the skateboarding workshop an hour earlier, on the day of the competition with the help of our amazing facilitators, Ashley and Graydon.
For its first year, the Dawson City Skate Comp drew a great crowd of roughly fifty spectators. The skate park was surrounded by smiling faces of community members and supporters. In total we had about eight participants enter into the competition. Below are the winners of each category:
|Beginners Category||Intermediate Category||Advanced Category||Best Trick|
|Rylan, age 7||Isaac, age 14||Jimi, age 34||Anita, age 8|
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the competition and supported this event and we are excited to see where the Skate Comp takes us next year! Thank you also to all of our partners: Ashley Swinton and Graydon Keenan for being fantastic MCs and judges, the Yukon Government’s Youth Investment Fund, #RisingYouth Community Service Grants, Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Youth Centre staff, and The Franchise for donating some amazing prizes for our winners.