Sk8ter action from new skate park

Some highlights from the Kingscote Skate Park opening on Wednesday March 7 2018.

Riding the rails: A high level of skill needed for this trick. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Riding the rails: A high level of skill needed for this trick. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Getting up speed: Approaching the end of the course, while other skaters wait their turn Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Getting up speed: Approaching the end of the course, while other skaters wait their turn Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Slick move: Holding the end of the board allowed for an exciting pause in the action. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Slick move: Holding the end of the board allowed for an exciting pause in the action. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Age is no barrier! Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Age is no barrier! Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Shooting the rail: Nearly flying off the bend at a 45 degree angle. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Shooting the rail: Nearly flying off the bend at a 45 degree angle. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Risking limb and skin: Not a graceful dismount! Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Risking limb and skin: Not a graceful dismount! Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Signing autographs: 'Skate For Fun'. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Signing autographs: 'Skate For Fun'. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

All the way from Yank: Connor Turner, grandson of Marilyn Beck, came across from Yankallila especially for the opening. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

All the way from Yank: Connor Turner, grandson of Marilyn Beck, came across from Yankallila especially for the opening. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Opening speeches: Graeme Connell opened the occasion, then Mayor Peter Clements gave thanks to all. Leon Bignell waited to cut the ribbon. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Opening speeches: Graeme Connell opened the occasion, then Mayor Peter Clements gave thanks to all. Leon Bignell waited to cut the ribbon. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Thanks: Sam Bennett and his crew from Carving Concrete have gone above and beyond to make this park a reality. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Thanks: Sam Bennett and his crew from Carving Concrete have gone above and beyond to make this park a reality. Photo: Sue Rawkins.