Learn to skateboard this summer at WEST 49 LRN2SK8 Tour


West 49 LRN 2SK8 TourOver the past 15 years West 49 has been one of the biggest supporters of Canadian skateboarding talent and has sold many kids their first “deck”. This summer they continued their plans of being part of that first skateboarding experience for Canadian kids with the launch of their West 49 LRN2SK8 Tour presented by Disney XD.

The West 49 LRN2SK8 Tour presented by Disney XD will be making 30 stops at West 49 locations across Canada (mall parking lots) including a stop here in Brampton, offering an amazing program targeting beginner skaters age 5 and up!

The LRN2SK8 program will provide participants with a full West 49 skateboard experience offering kids a chance to really experience skateboarding in a fully enclosed mobile skatepark that includes the Jones Soda Street Course featuring Element Drop Spot Obstacles.

West 49 LRN2SK8

This program is designed to help youth develop their confidence and skateboard skills and will provide participants with a legitimate skateboard experience in a supervised and safe area.

The ½ day program will include the following elements:  mock-classroom lessons where trick description (Tech Deck Trickology 101) and the history of skateboarding will be reviewed, Build-a-Board Workshop learning how to install bearings and apply grip tape and small group lessons aiding in individual progression execution and analysis will be taught with skate-educated seasoned riders providing the lessons.

The day will end with a graduation ceremony and each skateboarder will receive a certificate for participating and completing the program.

This program is FREE to kids aged 5 + across Canada and you can register online at www.WEST49LRN2SK8.com.  Each location offers two sessions 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm with free skate being offered at 3pm.

*Helmets are mandatory.  Helmets and skateboards will be available for use during the programs.

Where:  Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Center Dr., Brampton, ON

When:  August 26, 2011 (times above)

For more information please see:   www.WEST49LRN2SK8.com

About West 49
With 70 + stores across Canada, West 49 serves up gear from the most trusted and popular action sports brands for men, women and boys. West 49 Inc. is owned by Billabong International Limited who shares are publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information about West 49 go to www.west49.com.

About Disney XD
Disney XD is an advertising-supported digital specialty network and multiplatform brand offering a compelling mix of high definition live action and animated programming to homes across Canada. Disney XD features series, movies and short form content that focus on comedy, discovery, sports, accomplishment and adventure. Disney XD programming is also available through dedicated on demand and broadband services. Visit us at DisneyXD.ca.

About Jones Soda Co®
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Jones Soda Co.® markets and distributes premium beverages under the Jones Soda, Jones Pure Cane Soda® and Whoopass Energy Drink® brands and sells through its distribution network in markets primarily across North America. A leader in the premium soda category, Jones is known for its variety of flavours and innovative labeling technique that incorporates always-changing photos sent in from its consumers. Jones Soda is sold through traditional beverage retailers. For more information visit www.jonessoda.com and www.myjones.com.

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