The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 1, 2013

With the Greatest of Ease...

By John Cross jcross@mankatofreepress.com
The Mankato Free Press

---- — An adult’s first thought while watching the youthful participants compete in the skateboard competition held Saturday at the YMCA’s Chesley Skate Park likely was “ouch, that has to hurt.”

There were a whole of of elbows, knees and backsides crashing against the unforgiving concrete as skateboarders did their best to impress the judges with their skills.

But after watching the competitors repeatedly try to defy gravity until they successfully completed an aerial manuever, a second thought was “just how to they do that?”

In addition to the skateboard competition, several bands performed outside the facility located at 161 Jaycee Court.