Skateboarders can show off on the ramps, rails and pipes of Columbia Association’s (CA) Columbia SkatePark at a skateboarding competition that is being held on Sunday, July 28.
The competition begins at noon. There is a $10 registration fee. Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, and can be done in person at the SkatePark, which is located at 5453 Harpers Farm Road, behind Safeway in the Harper’s Choice Village Center.
The competition is open to everyone from beginners to advanced skateboarders, so long as they are at least 8 years old. Enter for a chance to win great prizes, including shirts, decks, wheels and a free season pass to the Columbia SkatePark. In addition, skateboarders who are 18 and older will be entered to win two tickets to the Mad Decent Block Party concert that is being held at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 2.
For more information on the competition, call 410-715-3054.
The Columbia SkatePark is an outdoor facility, open year-round. The park features 15,000 square feet of ramps, and includes a combination of elements found in both street and vert courses. The park includes a 20-foot straight rail, a 4-foot spine, two 5-foot quarter pipes, two 5-foot banks, a bank-to-wall ride, a 3-foot quarter pipe, a fun box with hubbas, a pyramid with hips which includes 5 stairs, and a fly box featuring 4-foot and 2 ½-ft quarter pipes, a 8-foot quarter pipe, a 3-foot mini half pipe, a 6-foot half pipe and a 10-foot vert wall.
The SkatePark offers free admission for Package Plan and Package Plan Plus members, is $5 per session for CA residents with Columbia Cards, and $6 for the general public. A signed waiver must be on file; the form can be downloaded from the SkatePark’s website.
Protective equipment can be rented on a per-session basis: $2 for a helmet, $2 for a set of elbow pads, $2 for a set of knee pads, and $2 for a set of wrist guards.