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You can get free skateboarding classes this summer at Alexandria's brand new skate park

The $6 million project in Sydney Park is now officially open to the public

Divya Venkataraman

Sk8rbois rejoice: a brand new skate park with bodacious bowls and gnarly obstacles has just opened up in Alexandria's internationally lauded Sydney Park.  

Featuring a competition-standard flow bowl, a more low-key bowl for novices, and an expansive skate area kitted out with quarter pipes, rails, ledges and vertical walls for some nifty street-style tricks, the new structure caters to anyone with who wants to test out their wheels – be that on a skateboard, a BMX bike or even a scooter. 

“We’ve responded to strong community demand and created an incredible skate park for both beginners and the bravest among us to ride, skate and master their tricks,” lord mayor Clover Moore said in a statement. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching this innovative project take shape and I’m really looking forward to seeing riders and skaters out there enjoying this beautifully designed, expansive community space.”

To celebrate the park's opening, the City of Sydney is hosting free beginner skate classes for locals under 18 across four days in the school holidays, January 14, 17, 21 and 23. You can book online here (just get your shins ready for a little bruising). 

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