MEDIA RELEASE - Excitement ramping up for ‘Sutho Skate’ event

Young skaters are invited to test their tricks and enjoy a host of exciting activities at Sutherland Shire Council’s inaugural ‘Sutho Skate’ event this month.

Hosted by Sutherland Shire Council, in partnership with Transport for NSW and ‘Lodown Cronulla’, the event on Saturday 29 January will present live demonstrations from several professional skateboarders, performances from live bands and DJs, food trucks, and street art demonstrations.

Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce said the event offers a thrilling line up of demonstrations and activities which will appeal to the community’s growing young skateboarding community.

“We are very excited to present a dynamic program for this inaugural event, which celebrates young people and the contributions they make to our community, and recognises a growing number of young, talented Sutherland Shire skateboarders,” Mayor Pesce said.

“You don’t need to look much further than the Greenhills skate park, which is an integral part of sporting infrastructure in the Sutherland Shire, to see how much our community enjoys this sport, so we hope to see many residents out and about enjoying a skate or watching from the side of the ramps on the day.”

The event will be held from 12pm-6pm on the rooftop of the carpark behind Club On East, Sutherland, within a short walking distance from Sutherland Train Station.

“Following the Gold Medal win by young Australian skateboarder Keegan Palmer in the men's park skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics, I’m sure we will start to see more young people taking up the sport, and will no doubt put skate facilities in high demand,” Mayor Pesce said.

“Council is eager to offer events and programs, such as ‘Sutho Skate’, which reflect our community’s growing interests. We also want to ensure we have the right facilities in place to support resident’s active lifestyles, which is why we are looking forward to delivering a new skate park and upgraded children's playground as part of the first projects undertaken in the major renewal of Seymour Shaw Park, Miranda, to support young people in our community.”

The Sutho Skate event is a pilot program funded by Transport for NSW to activate carparks around NSW, providing more opportunities to support community events

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