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Why Skateparks Benefit Communities

 

At Anchor Chief we are pro-skatepark building! You might be surprised at just how much a good skatepark can benefit a community. If you are arguing for or against a skatepark in your area, listen up because the benefits of a skatepark will outweigh the cost by a landslide!

 Safe Environment

If you are going to skate, it is much safer to skate at a park than anywhere else. The majority of skating accidents occur on the road or on crosswalks and sometimes involve automobiles, giving skating the bad reputation of an “unsafe sport”. Building a skatepark provides a safe, secluded and legal space to skate away from street traffic.

Injuries aside, parents are coming to appreciate skateparks because they offer a consistent and safe hangout spot for their kids. During the early teen years, many children come home to an empty house and are alone for a few hours after school before their parent(s) get home from work. The skatepark offers a safe place for recreation and socialization because let’s be honest, there are a lot of worse things a kid could be doing.

 

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Physical Health Benefits

Skateboarding has the ability to keep you active and physically fit. It is hard to compete with the latest Xbox game, so be proud of your child if they found an activity they love that helps keep them off the couch. Especially if they are not interested in traditional organized sports.

Those who skateboard and stick with it learn the valuable lesson of perseverance. Whether it be a chilly fall day or a blisteringly hot summer afternoon, many are found outside pushing themselves and doing whatever it takes to land their latest trick. Skateboarding is a complicated sport and takes great patience and physical stamina.

Mental Health Benefits

Most people haven’t ever considered the mental health benefits of skating.

Skating is a creative extreme sport. Therefore, when a person is skateboarding, both sides of the brain become fully engaged in order to stay balanced while regulating the speed of the board. In return, brain function is improved and may also stimulate mental growth!

Unlike most organized sports, there is no coach at this kind of practice, helping reduce stress but also increase self-motivation! No one is forcing these kids to be out there, no parent is paying for anything more than a board, helmet, and pads. That is the most refreshing thing about it all. Next time you drive by a packed skatepark, take a step back and think about that for a second, everyone is there because they simply want to be!

 

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Positive Economic Impact

First off, building a skatepark in your city proves to the community that the city is invested in the youth living there and supports their active lifestyles. Skateparks often attract kids from neighboring cities and even their parents who are likely to spend money while in the city.

Skateparks also have a positive economic impact on cities because they help eliminate boredom and as a result, the amount of trespassing and vandalism is usually decreased. Many areas have seen a reduction in crime since the installation of a skatepark! Skateparks require very little maintenance after being built and serve as a creative outlet for generations to enjoy.


Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk even started the Tony Hawk Foundation in order to support youth in low-income communities through the creation of skateparks.

 

Build skateparks!

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Don’t buy into the common misconceptions surrounding skate parks! The proof is in the pudding. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind when it comes to helping bring a skatepark to your community.

And speaking of safety, don’t forget your Anchor Chief rad pads and riser pads, giving you to confidence to land your latest trick!

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BEACH SOUNDS FEST 2018 - GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

 

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Lennox Head BEACH SOUNDS Fest is an all ages, alcohol and drug free event held annually in the coastal town of Lennox Head and features some of the best upcoming Australian bands.

2018 LINE UP

The Pretty Littles
Eliza and the Delusionals
VOIID
Concrete Surfers
Viral Eyes
CRUM
Sook
Garage Sale
No Parade
MIND

+ winner of our Feed Music "High School Hero" competition. 

OTHER FUN ON THE NIGHT....

ART and MUSIC FAIR - free entry to all in the foyer. A great collection of regional art and music based stalls. 
FOOD and DRINK available on site. 
DOOR PRIZES provided by our great sponsor Skullcandy and Anchor Chief (GLOBE, The Critical Slide Society, All About Eve).

THE VENUE is right in Lennox Head. Pass outs available so enjoy the local cafes, restaurants, hotel and bars. 

WARNING
This is alcohol free event for guests and admission will be denied for any intoxicated patrons. Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal . No crowd surfing or aggressive dancing. Respect each other and look after your fellow concert goers. Zero tolerance will be shown to any patron harrassing other patrons or making them feel uncomfortable at our event. Any patron denied entry or re-entry to venue or removed from venue will not be provided with a refund.

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome. We would politely suggest that the event is aimed at teens and young adults. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult who holds a ticket (max 4 kids per adult supervisor please). 
Pass outs will be allowed . The promoter and venue are not responsible for supervision of minors in any way but will provide a strictly alcohol free and drug free environment for guests, security will be present. Free water and rest areas are available. Kids are free to use the promoters telephone services to call parents if required.

 

What can I bring into the event?

We would suggest you dont bring anything except a small bag. Free cold water will be available. There is kiosk which will sell soft drinks and snacks. There will be a hot food vendor on site. We will be keeping the cost of food and drink to modest prices.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Your contact team is Ben Luke 17 year old of Lennox Groove and his father Nathan Luke. Email lennoxgroove@gmail.com

 

What's the refund policy?

A full refund is available 7 days out. After that point no refunds. Note no refunds are given for any patron refused entry or removed from the premises.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES please bring your ticket printed out to avoid any issues with phone, phone reception (which can be poor in Lennox on occasion).

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