The new $8 million Xtreme SkatePark @ East Coast will be launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today on 29 August 2009. To mark the occasion, the skate park will be hosting the inaugural Singapore Extreme Championship 2009 on 29 and 30 August. Close to 80 participants will compete in the Championship in Aggressive In-line Skating, BMX Freestyling and Skateboarding. It is the first time such an extreme sports competition is held in Singapore.
The entire SkatePark @ East Coast occupies an area of 1.4 ha, or about the size of about 2.5 football fields, and it comprises a combo bowl, a vertical bowl and a streetcourse covering 0.4 ha. It caters to both beginners and professionals, who will be able to enjoy a variety of features that suit their skill levels. [Read more…]