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Registration opens for skateboard contest

Santa Clarita is only California stop on national tour

Posted: September 3, 2009 12:31 p.m.
Updated: September 3, 2009 12:32 p.m.
Pre-registration begins Friday for the Volcom Inc.'s Wild in the Parks skateboard contest tour, which rolls into the Santa Clarita Skate Park Sept. 19.

There are 300 spots open for the event, the multi-city tour's only stop in California.

Wild in the Parks is a free-entry skate contest geared toward amateur skaters, providing them a chance to showcase their skills in a "jam" format. Skaters will be judged on the tricks they pull in three separate park "zones."

There will be a free BBQ lunch and absolutely no entry fees.

Skaters can register at

Santa Clarita is 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 seven skaters from the age divisions will go home with loads of prizes, while the Pro-Am division winners will receive prizes and cash. All seven winners will receive invitations to the Wild in the Parks Championships in Phoenix on Sept. 26 and the chance at a $20,000 cash purse.

When registering, skaters must provide their age, address, e-mail address and the division in which they would like to compete. Registration will also be available on the day of the event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. as long as additional spots are open.

Skaters under the age of 18 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 40,000-square-foot skate park, which opened last spring, is part of a 15-acre expansion of the Santa Clarita Activities Center. It is part of a $25 million upgrade to the activities center.



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