The Ocean City Humane Society hosted the third edition of their annual benefit skate contest Friday afternoon. The contest brought out local skaters, of all ages, to help fundraise for the city’s own non-kill shelter. The contest included hours of fantastic skating and a musical performance by local punk band, The Sheckies, all accompanied by Kato, the Humane Society’s own White German Shepherd.
Friday’s festivities began at 4pm with a free skate period as the contestants rolled in to register and get a feel for what they may do during the contest. Every part of the park was utilized as contestants strung together tricks for later with musical accompaniment provided by The Sheckies.
Participants were broken into 4 divisions, with the Girls starting off followed by the Groms (11 and under), Boys (12 to 15), and Men (16 and up) to follow. Each contestant was given 2, 1-minute, sections to put together their best routine for the judges and spectors. With the whole park at their disposal each skater creatively tied together runs that would show off the different sections of the park.
Of course, the park’s center piece, the bowl, served as the main stage for most skater’s runs, and offered some of the most spectacular tricks of the evening. As the contest came to a conclusion, award were given out to the top finisher supplied by gracious local businesses. Find pictures of tonight’s winners included below.
Thanks must go out to the Humane Society and all the local sponsors for putting on such a fun event. Be sure to be on the lookout for other exciting fundraising events in the near future. If you missed out on the contest please check out the included video to see highlights of the event.
The Ocean City Skatepark and Ocean City Skate Club will be hosting another contest next Friday, the 15th, come out to support and see the local skaters in action.