Kumba Skate Plaza Recreation Day

This Weekend we decided to break away from Skateboarding for a moment and get the local skaters involved in some painting. With two teams of kids in rotation, one crew painted all the trash cans while the other crew was busy cutting stencils out to be sprayed on the bins. With a solid system in place, everybody had a chance to paint, cut and spray.

Boitshepo and Lisa, 2 of our local girl skaters with a passion for art, collaborated together to paint a mural for the skatepark. Their design paid homage to a photo of KDC 2015 Women’s Street World Championship’s 3rd place runner up Leticia Bufoni mixed with their own flavor. The design features Leticia busting out a nice kickflip with the microwave tower and some hills in the background; Kimberley landmarks seen from the Kumba Skate Plaza.

Although most of the kids arrive to the skatepark early on weekends, the Kimberley heat calls for less favorable skating conditions; leaving many of the kids waiting for the sun to set before skating. One of the things that the kids do to keep busy is pay checkers on a homemade checkers board made from used soft drink bottle caps and a piece of cardboard. This has become a popular activity amongst the kids in recent months, thus inspiring us to host a Checkers tournament during Skatepark Recreation Day. We set up 3 Checkers boards and had opponents battle it out for in a winner takes all, single elimination tournament. In the end, local ripper MJ Seleoane carried home a brand new Checkers board.

Check out some photos from the day below and check out our events page here to see what’s on every weekend at the Kumba Skate Plaza!

Here’s a video recap from Recreation Day we had at the Kumba Skate Plaza yesterday. #kdcskate #art #youthdevelopment

Posted by Kimberley Diamond Cup on Sunday, April 3, 2016

The crew taking a breather after applying the first coat.


Tshepiso shows Moeng how it’s done.


Boitshepo and Lisa getting started with the sketch.


What made the this program more fun was that it was all DIY, here’s the crew cutting out some stencils together.


A silhouette of the popular microwave tower in progress.


Siphiwe gets a little bit creative with the cans.


Katlego, preps a DIY stencil for some litter bin art.


Teamwork under the shade.


Lisa, Leticia and Boitshepo. Girl power!


After all the painting and creative work, we gathered around the table to enjoy some Checkers.


In The end, MJ Seleoane took home a brand new Checkers set.
One for the gram, Boitshepo.

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