Fulton skaters to host contest to help repair skate park

Potentially dangerous cracks form on the half-pipe and some of the other equipment at the Fulton Skate Park. In an effort to raise funds for repairs and bring the community together, some local skaters and musicians are holding a skate contest, barbecue and musical fundraiser 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Potentially dangerous cracks form on the half-pipe and some of the other equipment at the Fulton Skate Park. In an effort to raise funds for repairs and bring the community together, some local skaters and musicians are holding a skate contest, barbecue and musical fundraiser 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Dean Asher.

Some local skateboarders and DJs’ have turned their concerns for the condition of the Fulton Skate Park has turned into a day-long event aimed at improving the park and bridging generations.

William Kistner is developing a Skate Competition with live music, DJ’s, a Halloween costume contest for all ages, barbecue and more 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park. All proceeds will be donated to the City of Fulton for repairs and upkeep to the park.

Kistner, 30, is a self-described skater of 20 years. He said the idea for the event snowballed from a conversation between friends about doing an event to raise funds.

“We just wanted to bring money up to fix the park, mostly,” said Kistner. “We know they’ve fixed a few things, but in the half-pipe there’s some cracks, and that’s the most dangerous spot to have them. We want to get stuff like that fixed and bring a focus to the community.”

There will be a $5 entry fee for skaters with sign-up running from 10 a.m. to noon. Competition will be held in a free skate category, as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced skill level runs.

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