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UPDATED: ‘Wild in the Parks’ held at Santa Clarita Skate Park Sept. 19

Posted: August 31, 2009 8:48 p.m.
Updated: September 7, 2009 9:02 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita encourages local skaters to register for a spot in the upcoming Volcom Stone's "Wild in the Parks" skate contest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the city's Skate Park. Pre-registration for the contest, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, will now open on Friday, September 4 at to give Santa Clarita skaters more time to register for the event.

Volcom Stone's Wild in the Parks is a free-entry skate contest designed to give back to amateur skaters, providing them with the chance to showcase their skills in a jam format. Skaters will be judged on the tricks they pull in three separate park "zones" and not on their bails. There will be a free BBQ lunch and absolutely no entry fees.

"Santa Clarita is the only California stop for the Wild in the Parks contest and registrations are likely to fill up quickly. The registration date was bumped up five days earlier to September 4 to give local skaters the chance to register for the national event, held right here in Santa Clarita," said Mayor Frank Ferry.

Santa Clarita is the only California stop, and the last qualifying location, for the 2009 Wild in the Parks skate contest. Skaters can register to compete in one of the three divisions: 14 and under, 15 and over and Pro-Am. The top 7 skaters from the 14 - and 15 + divisions will go home with loads of prizes while the Pro-Am division winners will receive prizes and cold hard cash.

All seven winners will receive invitations to the Wild in the Parks Championships in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, Sept 26 and the chance at a $20,000 cash purse.

There are 300 contest spots open for skaters to register to participate in the Santa Clarita Wild in the Parks skate contest. When registering, skaters must provide their age, address, e-mail and the division in which they would like to compete. Registration will also be available on the day of the event from 10-11 a.m., permitting additional spots are open. Under-18 skaters registering on the day of the contest must be registered by a parent or guardian.

Skaters who pre-register and register online are required to attend registration on the day of the event to complete a city waiver. All participating skaters must wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads to be permitted to compete. Any skaters not in compliance with safety regulations will forfeit their spot in the competition.

The city of Santa Clarita Skate Park was chosen for the California stop for the Wild in the Parks contest due to its size, state-of-the-art design and professional-level features. Hailed as one of the premier skate destinations in Southern California, the 40,000 square foot Santa Clarita Skate Park features 10 and 11-foot bowls, a half-pipe, flow course, grind ledges, rails, skate-able planters and more, and was designed in part by the city's local skaters.


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