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Show off your skill at skating contest

POST FALLS – Skaters age 4 and up are invited to show off their moves at the first River City Jam Skate Competition on Aug. 19 in Post Falls.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is teaming with Pyramid Skate and Screen to host the event.

Three divisions will pit beginners, intermediate and expert skaters against one another at the Millennium Skate Park on Greensferry Road.

The entry fee is $10. Contestants must pre-register and provide signed waivers by Aug. 17.

There will be live music, a food and drink concession and bleacher seating, said Josh Oakes, recreation coordinator. Spectators can also bring lawn chairs and blankets.

But please leave your pets at home.

“Even though it’s a competition, it’s just for fun before school starts,” Oakes said. He hopes the competition becomes an annual end-of-summer event.

Skaters will be allowed to warm-up beginning at 10 a.m. The contest will begin at 11 a.m. Contestants will be allowed two runs lasting a minute.

Helmets will be required.

No obscene language, clothing or gestures will be allowed. Extreme recklessness will not be permitted, Oakes said.

Download entries and waivers at, click on “departments” and then go to “parks and recreation.”

To pick them up in person, go to the Post Falls parks and recreation building at 408 Spokane St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call Oakes at 773-0539 or e-mail

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