In their ongoing effort to rebuild the Sequim Skate Park, members of the nonprofit Sequim Youth Skate Park Foundation host the first Irri-Skation Festival this weekend.
Whether on a skateboard, BMX bike, skates or scooter, riders can compete for a host of prizes from local and national businesses from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Carrie Blake Community Park.
To enter, riders have a suggested donation of $10 with proceeds going towards the park rebuild.
The foundation’s most recent contest raised $3,000, organizers said.
At the event, roller skaters are featured first, followed by scooters, free ride BMX and skateboards.
Roller skaters and scooters compete in their own category while BMX riders compete as either beginners or advanced, and skateboarders compete as beginners, intermediate or advanced.
Each rider is given 1 minute per run with warm-ups before every category.
First place competitors earn a trophy, and raffles will be available throughout to win skate-themed and local business’ prizes. Some of the prizes and vendors include Volcom, Libtech and Greensweep among many others.
Foundation leaders and local skaters hope to raise funds through donations and grants to add multiple elements and fix the nearly 20-year-old park that users say has misplaced obstacles and a poor surface.
For more about the Sequim Skate Park Foundation, see www.facebook.com/SYSPF.