The City of Monroe is hosting their free skateboard clinic for kids for the fifth year in a row. This annual event helps kids learn to use their skateboards in a safe manner while still having fun.
The clinics are run by Monroe Area Skate Enthusiasts (MASE). MASE was the driving force behind getting our local skate park up and running for area youth. The clinic takes place on May 7 from 1 to 3 pm at Honey Creek Skate Park in Monroe. The skate park is an 8500 square foot park that is adjoining Honey Creek. There are a variety of ramps, obstacles, and jumps for all to enjoy. Pre-registration is required for the clinic, even though it is free. You can pick up a registration form at the Park & Rec Department in City Hall, or by downloading it. Kids do need to be at least seven years old to participate.
Helmets and pads are required for youth who participate, but the Monroe Clinic is here to help with that. They are providing helmets and pads free to the first twenty participants who register by May 2.
After all the work that happened to fund the Honey Creek Skate Park and bring it from concept to fact, it is great the the community is working together to make sure that our youth know how to use it in a manner that is both fun and safe.