A chance to hone skills and have fun in a good cause

Get your skates on

by Mike Isle

Rolleston Skatepark will be a hive of activity on Friday when BOOST Skate makes a welcome return to Selwyn this Friday in the first of several BOOST events planned for the district this year.

The day will feature a skate competition run by Cheapskates, and bike maker Pedalmania will be there with a huge collection of recycled bikes.

The council events team will run giant games, and other fun and there will be spot prizes on the day. It is the first of several BOOST events, which will be run by the Selwyn Youth Council each school holidays.

“Instead of holding BOOST in one two-week holiday, this year we are trying to spread a range of activities out over the year,”said chair, Katelyn Twiss.

“The council will hold a sausage sizzle as fundraising for the victims of the terror attack in Christchurch, and there will also be a food truck and coffee available.

“We wanted an opportunity for the people of Selwyn to contribute and give support to the families of the victims and those affected by the tragedy, even if that contribution is small, and show that the people of Selwyn support love in the face of hate,” Katelyn said.

BOOST Skate: Rolleston Skatepark on Friday, April 26, 11.30am–2pm. Entry is free.