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Skateboarding isn’t only for boys! At GMS, the sport of skateboarding is growing by leaps and bounds. Girls have numerous opportunities to skateboard via the skate elective, skate unit in PE, and the Friday after-school program. GMS has top-of-the-line skateboards and safety equipment and now boasts its own 20 by 50 foot super mini ramp skateboard half-pipe.
Skate Schedule: Fridays till 5
7th Annual GMS Skateboard Contest 2013
Friday May 31stth 3 to 6
Practice, Wednesday May 22nd & 29th from 3 to 5
Contest Friday May 31stth
3 to 4 Register and Open Practice
4 to 4:45 Girls Contest: beginner, intermediate, advanced
4:45 to 5:15 Open Practice
5:15 to 6 Main Event: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Beginner No dropping or rolling in, no lip tricks
Intermediate Dropping in with basic lip tricks
Advanced Full bag of tricks
Contest Organizer, Matt Cole will make final decision on individual skater placement.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place trophies for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced as well as Girls Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Info and Rules
Contest will take place at GMS Super Mini Ramp only, NOT A STREET CONTEST.
Ramp size varies from 1 foot to 11 foot, main section is 2 foot tall.
Each skater is only guaranteed 2 practice runs but is encouraged to come practice prior to the event due to the ramps complex set up.
Each skater will get two, one minute, runs. The best score from the two runs will be used.
Depending on turn out and time we may include finals.
Skaters are judged on 3 main criteria: Speed, Use of ramp and Difficulty of maneuvers. Other factors such as style, creativity and courage often affect final score.
Each school providing 3 or more skaters may submit one judge.
Judges will score from 1 to 10. As long as judges stay consistent, the judging works. Even if a judge is clueless to skating, it still works. Judges do not need prior judging experience.
No one is permitted to ride the ramp unless they are granted permission from GMS, are a student in 8th grade or below. All skaters must wear a helmet and knee and elbow pads. Pads are available if you do not have any but please bring your own if you do.
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