The St. Charles County Parks Department’s Youth Activity Park (YAP) will host its sixth annual skateboard competition from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the park, 7801 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie. Skaters of all ages from throughout the Metropolitan Area participate, making SKATEFEST one of the largest organized skate competitions in the area.
SKATEFEST will crown the best skaters in Street and Bowl Jam competitions, Highest Ollie, Best Trick and Game of SK8 contests. Events will be broken into four age categories – 8 and under, 9 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 & older. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each age category. Skaters 8 and under may participate in Street and Bowl Jam competitions. Skaters 9 and older can register and compete in additional contests.
“Our goal for this event is to inspire developing skaters and help them to achieve their full potential,” said Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer.
The cost for SKATEFEST is $8 and is due at registration the day of the event. For more information, please call the YAP at 636.561.4964. Those attending must comply with park rules and fill out a valid waiver to participate in the event. The Park will stay open until 10 p.m. Areas of the park not in use during the competition are open to free skating. More information: http://parks.sccmo.org