We really want to make this an event that skaters of all abilities can come to, have a great time, and be cheered on in a supportive environment The contest will also showcase talented skaters from all over the Northwest.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
Wheels of Fortune will be a fun filled day for skaters and fans. Skate Like a Girl will start the day off with a one hour beginners skate clinic at 11AM leading into the Wheels of Fortune street contest, with 3 divisions (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). This contest is designed to be a fun and low stress jam. Skate Like a Girl co-director and co-founder Fleur Larsen says, "We really want to make this an event that skaters of all abilities can come to, have a great time, and be cheered on in a supportive environment The contest will also showcase talented skaters from all over the Northwest."
Thanks to the support of Insight of Washington (http://www.insightwa.net/) an online high school, and Team Soapbox (http://www.teamsoapbox.com) a local PR firm, a $300 cash purse will be showered on the top three advanced skaters. If other individuals or businesses would like to help grow the pot and be part of this historic cash purse for Northwest female skateboarding, please contact Skate Like a Girl.
Wheels of Fortune will be emceed by Seattle local and pillar of Northwest skateboarding, Marshall Reid of Manik Skateboards. Tunes will be spun up by DJ lil' armenia. In addition to the street skating, Wheels of Fortune will invite any gentleman skater to register to join the ladies in a good old fashioned ramp jam, while the Seattle based all-female rock band the Valkyries (http://www.myspace.com/thevalkyriesrock) jam out. There are limited spots, so please make sure to pre-register at skatelikeagirl.com starting December 1st. Other exciting features of the contest will include raffles, and live painting and art show with local Seattle artist onesevennine (http://179ers.blogspot.com/) and from Portland, Jackie Danger http://www.myspace.com/jackiedanger).
"Wheels of Fortune will be the biggest girls' contest in the Pacific Northwest drawing out of the woodwork talented skaters like Alex White (Featured in Getting Nowhere Faster), Tamara Drybrough (Top female skater in Canada, placed 2nd in 2008 Chicks Flip Out), and Kristina Naryan (Local Portland ripper who placed 4th in the 2008 Chicks Flip Out contest), and other gals from California, Oregon, Canada, and of course, Washington," remarked contest organizer Kristin Ebeling (2008 Chicks Flip Out Winner).
Ladies and gentlemen mark your calendars! Pre-registration for the clinics and contest starts December 1st. Contest will be taking place December 13th. Go to skatelikeagirl.com for more information.
Skate Like a Girl will offer a one hour beginner clinic open to girls and women. The clinic will teach the basic foundations of skateboarding: board control (balance, pushing, cruising, stopping, and turning). For those that master board control, the clinic will work with those skaters to get the feel of riding ramps, and an introduction to simple flat ground tricks. The clinic will be taught by Nancy Chang (Skate Like a Girl co-director and 2008 L'oreal Paris Women of Worth) and Skate Like a Girl volunteer instructors. The clinic costs $15 for those who register on-line, and $20 for day of registration. The clinic starts at 11 AM sharp, all participants must come at 10:30 AM to check -in. Those with skateboards and safety gear are encouraged to bring them. Skate Like a Girl will have gear for those who don't own their own. Those who participate in the clinics are encoraged to skate in the beginner category, and will not have to pay the entry fee. Spaces are limited so please pre-register to gurantee a spot.
Wheels of Fortune is open to any female skater of any age and skate abilities. We recommend that skaters pre-register online between December 1 - 10 to receive a $5 discount, and to have a guranteed spot in their perferred division. All participants must fill out all release forms. Under 18, parents/guardians must sign off forms. Helmets are required!
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