Skater competition set to blast off next weekend

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Grab your helmet and strap on those knee pads, skaters—the King of the Kongcrete skating competition awaits!

Set for Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Concrete Lake skate park, the competition provides the keenest challenge around for local skate enthusiasts. All you need is a helmet, a board, a $15 registration fee (which gets you a T-shirt along with a place in the competition and, if you’re a minor, a signature from your parents to take part in the event. Skater_air-WEB

According to Jason Wiley of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, the King of the Kongcrete is a consistently popular local competition. On average, 40 skaters sign up to compete, and hundreds crowd around to watch the wheels hit the concrete.

The competition is divided into beginner, intermediate and expert skill levels, so you can be sure you’ll find a challenge right for you. Kids as young as 5 years old to adults join in to compete for best trick, best run of the skate park and best run through the kidney bowl. As always, the competition enjoys great support from the local skate shops and the community, Wiley said.

“I like how much support all the participants get from the crowd,” he said. “People will park for a day and watch all the kids compete.

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