For Immediate Release: Jan. 3, 2012
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
New Skateboarding Program Blends Safety and Skill
HENDERSON, Nev. – Novices and action sports fans can take part in a new skateboarding program offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Classes are held 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr. Children (minimum age 6), teens and adults can participate, and safety equipment is mandatory. Registration is $85 for the 6-week session and can be made at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 621166-00).
The all-new program places an emphasis on safety as participants learn techniques, teamwork, tricks, and how to survey the terrain to avoid collisions. Each class includes instruction, open riding, and suggestions to improve proficiency.
The instructor is skateboarder Carl Allen of Innovative Sports Association, who started as a street skater in California and eventually adapted a combination of street and transition skating in Las Vegas. He has placed in a variety of open skateboarding competitions, including Extreme Thing and AmJam.
“The key to becoming a better person starts with a positive attitude and the will to overcome any struggles,” said Allen. “Skateboarding can be a great way to excel, boost self-confidence and enhance self-esteem. But participants must be dedicated to the curriculum and be patient as they adapt and grow in their practice.”
Due to the personal level of attention each participant receives, drop-ins are not permitted. For additional information, visit http://cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 267-5717.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 53 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.