Kids get plenty of air time
Monday, 18th January, 2010
The school holidays have provided a chance for Broken Hill's youngsters to hone their skills on bikes, skateboards and scooters at the Sturt Park skate ramp.
The ramp has been a popular meeting place for the city's most skilled tricksters, with them practising an array of aerial moves.
The recent cool change has been a blessing for the groups of riders and skaters that converge on the ramp, making a day in the park more enjoyable and lessening injury in the event of a fall.
BMX rider Jarrad Bircher and his friends have been coming to the ramp every day, regardless of the weather, but he said a crash on a hot day could often result in burns from the ramp's metal surface. Local children have just three more weeks to soak up their free time during the day, with school set to return on February 4.