ST. GEORGE – Kids of all ages attended the Virgin River Skimboard Classic in St. George, Saturday, competing for prizes, meeting new friends, and beating the heat. Running for over two decades, the competition is organized by the City of St. George’s recreation division and supported by local, small businesses. “It doesn’t matter how good you are,” Dawn Eide-Albrecht, program coordinator for the city’s recreation division, said. “If you are great, that’s awesome; if you’re not so great it doesn’t matter. We’re just out here to have fun.”
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Event organizers encouraged boarders to take care of the skimboarding areas of the river, pick up after themselves, and to ride safe.
Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery.The city recreation department and local skim business, Sandy Crack, offer classes to those interested in receiving some direction in learning how to ride.
- St. George Recreation Skimboarding Webpage (Competition results not yet posted by the city as we go to publication)
- City of St. George Recreation Facebook
- Sandy Crack
- DB Skimboards
- Adventure Plus
- Virgin River Skimboard Classic Saturday
- Student-athlete profile: St. George teen, pro skimboarder Tysen Kirby
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