Skateboarding to become part of school curriculum at Édouard-Montpetit

CATEGORIES: SkateSkateboarding
PUBLISHED: October 16, 2020

The TAZ skatepark and Édouard-Montpetit high school announced Thursday that a skateboard training program will become a part of the sports curriculum in the 2021 school year.

Registration for the program has already begun and the first contingent — expected to number from 10 to 20 students — will begin their training in the autumn of next year.

Admittance to the program, which is aimed at Secondary 1 students, will be based on an applicant’s “level of effort and motivation to develop athletically as well as personally.”

Jocelyn Côté, vice-principal at Édouard-Montpetit, said the program could become a way to inspire participants to focus equally on their academic work.

The program will welcome participants ranging from beginners to experts and calls for four-and-half hours of supervised activities as well as three hours of tutoring of practice at the TAZ skatepark.