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World champion scooter Dakota Schuetz to visit Rush Skatepark in Stroud

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 04, 2014

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SCOOTER enthusiasts from all over Gloucestershire will roll out to Rush Skatepark in Stroud to see world champion Dakota Schuetz show off his skills on Tuesday.

Dakota, from Los Angeles, California, is in Britain for a tour of demonstrations and exhibitions.

The indoor skate park at Brimscombe Port, which was opened by parents Jerry and Michelle Norman in December, is among the venues he will visit.

Michelle said: “Dakota is doing a flying visit to the UK while on his world tour so we are extremely honoured he has chosen to visit Rush Skatepark as we are a new park.

“Dakota has a massive fan base and cult following within the scooter industry so we are expecting a good turn out for his visit.

“Hopefully he will be the first of many great riders to visit.”

Dakota, 18, will spend time riding with children in the beginners session from 5pm and will show off his skills until around 9pm.

He will hold a competition to win prizes donated by Lucky Scooters and sign autographs.

Rush Skatepark, which has a 300 rider capacity, includes a street section, park section, bowl, foam pit, resi ramp and a jump track.

Jerry and Michelle opened the park, which is the first indoor park in Gloucestershire, as they found themselves driving their youngest son Josh, 15, long distances to pursue his skateboarding hobby.

Two-time world champion scooter Dakota has been a keen rider since the age of ten.

Within six months he was competing and winning.

Dakota, whose nickname is The Machine, dedicates five hours a day to training and he is the first competitor to win all major international competitions.

He is currently undefeated and ranked number one in the world.

The skate park is open six days a week (closed on Mondays) and is available for private hire.

For more information visit www.rushskatepark.co.uk

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