Skateboard Exhibition Christens New Park
Denean Ferguson, the vice president of the 101 Precinct Community Council, with skateboard raffle winners Max Torgov, left, and Paul Godette. The skateboards were courtesy of Boarders and William Gross Construction.
Jill Weber, the Parks Department’s Administrator of the Rockaways, and Councilman James Sanders Jr. welcome the Rockaway Teen Challenge skateboard competitors and spectators to the new skateboard park on Beach 13 Street and Seagirt Boulevard on November 5. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
Wheelies were just some of the moves demonstrated by those who took part. Sponsors of the event included the 101 Precinct, the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council, Boarders and the Parks Department.
Atop the climbing wall, outside the gate or on the edge of the rink – the park provided various spots for viewing the exhibition. Police estimated approximately 100 people, including skateboarders, at the event.
Down a hill or stairs or on flat ground – Ferguson, the event coordinator for the Teen Challenge, which will take place next year, watches some of the participants warm up.
While they were too young to compete, Tylen and his brother Tyler, both 4, were among the littlest skateboarders having fun at the new park last Sunday.
Frankie Spears, 14, won a new skateboard because of moves like this that made him the favorite of the judges and the crowd. Second place went to Anthony Savillo, 17.
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