Friday, November 22, 2013

Skateboard and longboard clinic set for next Friday

The weather of late probably has done a fair amount to keep the city's long boarders and skateboarders from taking to city streets, but the issue of safety on the roads and for the boarders is still one of the key concerns for Prince Rupert city council.

As we outlined on the blog earlier this year, (see here and here), City Council of late has been weighing what their options are regarding the use of these methods of transportation on city streets.

And with that in mind, an information session and clinic has been planned for those who ride their boards or cycle around the city.

One that the city hopes parent's deliver their youngsters to, so as to learn more about safety issues and how knowledge of the rules and proper behaviour on the streets is a shared responsibility for the city's boarding and biking enthusiasts.

The event which gets underway at 7:30 on Friday, November 29th will take place in the Civic Centre Auditorium. Those in attendance will learn more about where their activities fall under the Motor Vehicle Act and City bylaws, as well as how they can avoid getting a ticket or have their skateboard, long board or bike taken away.

And while the emphasis of the meeting is that of safety, it's designed to provide a bit of fun for participants as well.  In addition to the evening of presentations, long boarding videos, there will be draws for Free Long boards and Long board gear, donated as door prizes for those that attend.

The information session is being presented by the RCMP and Loaded Sports.

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