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The History of Sk8boarding in Central Oregon


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  11/3/2009

 


The popularity of skateboarding in Central Oregon continues to grow, thanks to the hard work and continuous dedication of local skateboarding fans, instructors, and organizers.  The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present two presentations on the history of skateboarding in Central Oregon.  The first presentation will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 p.m. at the Redmond Public Library, and the second presentation will be on Saturday, November 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library.  The presentation will be given by Gabriel Triplette, and is free and open to the public.


 


Gabriel Triplette, instructor and key operator of the Truckstop Skate Park in Bend, will discuss how Central Oregon skaters have faced many obstacles trying to provide more accessible skateboarding to Central Oregonians.  He has been skateboarding for 24 years, starting in 1985, and has been part of the “most progressive years of skateboarding.” He has been able to meet and talk with some of the great pros of the sport, and says that “In this time I have been through just about every generation style of skating and have focused on numerous aspects of the art form.”  He is now coaching as a professional skateboard instructor.  He says that locally, “The spots to skate have ranged from real skate parks to regular street scenes,” and he is proud to be a part of local, constantly evolving skate scene in Central Oregon.


 


For questions about this or any other library program, or ADA information, please contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034 or lisam@dpls.us.

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