Tag Archives: skateboarding

Haters gonna hate and skaters gonna skate?

By 17 March 2015

If you’re a skateboarder and you regularly enjoy hitting up Canberra’s landmarks for a skate, prepare to be disappointed.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) is making some of our national institutions skateboard proof.
Wait, what?
Yep. Skateboard proof. I didn’t even know people skateboarded at our national institutions, let alone consider that to be a popular spot. According to [...]

TODAY @ Belco Skatepark

By 4 October 2013

9am – 11am FREE Streetwise Learn to skateboard session
Afternoon – PRO/AM Closed practise, come and see what’s in store for tomorrow’s main event! ALL FREE to attend!

Franklin: Learn to skateboard and ride

By 29 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT’s suburb of Franklin is to receive a beginner’s element attached to a junior playground – not a skatepark as indicated in the June Chronicle newspaper.
Thanks to Redbox design group for the following info:
“We recognise the need in the community to provide opportunities for the very beginner skater and bike rider to develop the necessary [...]

Learn to skateboard this Saturday. for FREE

By 14 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 August 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.


ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.

Belco Skatepark to host Australian Championships!

By 25 May 2013

[ 5 October 2013; ] Just announced!

The Belconnen skatepark is the venue for the 2013 Australian Pro/Am Invitational Championships on Sat 5 October!

Shifty’s Game of SKATE

By 8 May 2013

[ 11 May 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

Shifty’s Skatestore and Skateboarding Australias ACT Hub are running a Game of SKATE at Tuggeranong this Saturday at 1pm.

Shifty’s vouchers and gear up for grabs!

Come along and check it out!

Free Skateboarding Clinics and Events

By 18 March 2013

Here is the Skateboarding Australia ACT Hub events calendar for Autumn.
Every event is free and all ages.
Skateboards and helmets supplied.
Come and give it a go!

National Skatepark Guide development

By 13 February 2013

SbA would like to welcome onboard Luke Brown who has been contracted to help set up the Skatepark Facility Guide. Luke has been involved heavily with the ACT Hubs for over a year now, and we are delighted to work with him in a full time capacity in regards to this monumental project. Here is [...]

$1000 prize! Trilogy Game of Skate this Saturday

By 31 January 2013

[ 2 February 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

This Saturday at Belco Skatepark there is $1000 up for grabs in the TRILOGY Game of Skate! Streetwise Learn to Skate session 10am – 12pm. Rego’s for the game of skate commence at 1pm, free entry. Under 18′s need a parent or guardian to sign off on the rego form.

Skateboarding Australia National Am Series Qualifier

By 23 January 2013

[ 26 January 2013; ]

The 2013 Nike SbA Am Series rocks up to Canberra this Saturday with the ACT qualifier being held at Australia’s largest park: Belconnen.

A couple of announcements we’re stoked to be able to share as part of the 2013 Series launch, is that all winners (Open & Juniors) of the State Qualifiers will receive, on top [...]

Shifty’s Kristmas Karnage this weekend

By 19 December 2012

[ 22 December 2012; ]

Just a reminder that this Saturday is action packed down at Belco Skatepark! We’ve got “Santa Cons” busting out the hilarity as MC carrying a big red sack of goodies, you might get a pressie just for being there!

There’s a free BBQ and loads of prizes to be won. We’ve also got $150 cash [...]

Skateboarding Summer Flyer

By 13 December 2012

Summer is here and we’ve got heaps of action packed excitement with our Skateboarding Australia FREE events and ‘Learn to skateboard’ sessions. The ACT Hub’s calendar includes best trick competitions, Game’s of Skate, the National Amateur Series Qualifier at Belconnen and more!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided by accredited skateboard coaches. It’s [...]

Skateboarding “Filmer Session” Saturday – anyone can attend

By 15 November 2012

[ 17 November 2012 at 2:00 pm; ]

The first of our “Filmer Sessions” will run this Saturday in the ACT at Gungahlin Skatepark from 2pm – 5pm.

Our filmer sessions are an initiative to help inspire up and coming skaters and filmers to get behind and in front of the lens. The filmer has free range to film lines with any interested [...]

Skateboarding Wee Jasper style

By 29 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The magic of YouTube brings us this gem of high speed on road skateboarding posted by jumpninja001 with this note:
Raw run down a favourite hill near Canberra with the C.D.D.H. crew.
Anyone recognise the bit of road?

Save Kambah Halfpipe!

By 5 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

On Tuesday we were intrigued by FOI’d deliberations on the future of the Kambah halfpipe.
Yesterday Skateboarding Australia weighed in with a campaign to save the apparently unique facility:
There was no consultation with the Canberra Skateboarding Association about this idea. To our knowledge there was no consultation with any skateboarders. We want to save the [...]

How many emails does it take to fill in a hole?

By 2 October 2012

An interesting bunch of correspodence out of Territory and Municipal Services on turning the skate bowl into a sandpit released under FOI.
Does anyone know what’s gone on down there at the Kambah playground?

UPDATE 01/10/12 18:23: Thanks to Threepaws for sending in pictures of the new sandpit some distance from the hole, and the safety issues [...]

FREE Learn to Skate clinics and events – Spring Flyer

By 30 August 2012

Here is the SPRING FLYER of SbA coaching and events!
Saturdays 9am – 11am Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinics by accredited skate coaches!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian to [...]

Free Skateboard Coaching Clinic – Tuggeranong

By 17 August 2012

9am – 11am at Tuggeranong Skatepark this Saturday – Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinic by accredited skate coaches Brenden Wood and David Donoghoe!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian [...]

Learn to Skate for free – August timetable

By 1 August 2012

Streetwise free “learn to skateboard” clinics are running every Saturday this August at Skateparks in Canberra from 9am -11am by accredited skate coaches! You just need a parent or guardian over 18 to sign off for you to participate. Safety equipment and skateboards are provided. Here’s some August and September dates.
Skateboard Coaching 9-11am @ skateparks [...]

Belco Skatepark Sat 14 July

By 10 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

Free skateboard coaching clinic, demonstrations and Hip Hop Day at Belconnen Skatepark, Sat 14 July commencing at 9am.

Watching skaters hurt themselves in Canberra


We love a good skating video here at RiotACT. And one where the skaters hurt themselves is a bonus.
AussieFreestylers have posted this vid to YouTube with the following note:
Aussie Freestylers clothing and its bmx and skate team took to the streets of canberra along with the film crew for the queens birthday long weekend

Shifty’s Game of Skate 23 June

By 17 June 2012

[ 23 June 2012 at 11:30 am; ]

Free entry! $500 cash for 1st prize.

When: Sat 23 June, come and register at 11.30am.
Where: Eddison Park Skatepark (Woden), Cnr of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip

Free Skate coaching clinics

By 23 April 2012

There are some free skateboard coaching clinics with accredited skate coaches happening across Canberra soon.
Helmets and boards are supplied.
Under 18′s need a parent or guardian over 18 to sign off in order to participate.
Check out the link for more information and registration.

Skateboarding: CBR weekend clip


Skateboarding clip filmed over a weekend with local skaters. Todd Baker and Floyd Scott shredding Belco skatepark on a friday night. Luke Brown all over it the next day. Then the crew breaks in a newly built DIY spot on Sunday afternoon. All while “Head” went on a bender and spent the whole weekend heckling. [...]

Skating Canberra

By 29 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

chatweekly have posted their Canberra adventure to YouTube with this note:
just a cool little clip from a trip we did about a month ago i hope u all enjoy
its got ricky glaser , david turner , matty d , brad has one trick and andy in there too

Andrew Leigh opens the Belco Bowl


Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is letting us know that he and Labor MLA Chris Bourke have officially opened the Belconnen Skate Park:
With Chris Bourke MLA, I opened the revamped Belconnen Skate Park (aka ‘Belco Bowl’) today – a splendid facility for skaters and BMX riders that was partly funded by federal money under the [...]

A walk through the new Belconnen Skatepark


Youtube brings us a walk around the new Belconnen Skatepark which is nearing completion (promised in the next couple of months).
Built with stimulus money it will be the biggest skatepark in Australia and a watch of the video certainly impresses with the scale of the works.
Film & edit: Rob Crawford
Photo: David Pang
Thanks:, Luke Brown, [...]

Azz & Nick shred Canberra


“caratgold” has posted this one to YouTube with this note:
Azza and Nick G shreddin around canberra back in the day 2005? or somewhere abouts. Songs are ‘Jack of Spades’ KRS1, Come with Me’ Life MC and a little Beatkonducta track by madlib.
Even if you don’t enjoy the skateboarding there’s plenty of skateboarders hurting themselves and [...]

Skateboarding Australia Dew Series comes to Canberra

By 17 January 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 January 2011; ]

Chief Minister Stanhope is encouraging folks to get down to Eddison Park for the Skateboarding Australia Dew Series ACT round.

This is a fantastic opportunity to watch the best talent locally and from interstate vie for their chance to make the national final in April,” Mr Stanhope said. “Entry is free and I encourage Canberrans to [...]

Don’t Push Mong Art Show on now!

By 26 September 2010

Don’t Push Mong is an art show featuring collaborated works of artists around the celebration of skateboarding.
Open today (Sunday 26 Sept) and tomorrow (Monday 27 Sept) 10 – 4pm – diagonally opposite the fountain on city walk, Canberra Centre (next to Bank of Queensland). Free Entry.

Skater bogans rocking the town

By 16 July 2009

One of the better skating videos we’ve seen has been posted on YouTube by “skaterbogan” with the following remark:
Canberra skating featuring matt cheney, ranga, leon, todd baker, nigel thornberry, plus many more please excuse poor filming, edit and quality. enjoy karnts
Of particular note is their wild mass use of the expressly forbidden ribbon [...]

Skateboarding Dickson style – and Michael Jackson

By 29 June 2009

“dumassfaceheadbum” has gifted YouTube with this footage of skateboarding on the mean streets of Dickson.
And as a little tiny tribute it’s got a Michael Jackson sound track.

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