Media Release 18.10.22 – World Skate Games
Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
Today, the first team members leave New Zealand for the 2022 World Skate Games in Argentina which is being held between 24th October & 13th November 2022.
The Artistic, Speed & Scootering teams will be based in Buenos Aires, while the Rink Hockey & Skateboarding teams will be heading to San Juan.
The World Speed team members Mikaela MacDonald, Ocean Woolley, Erin Green and Chase Morpeth will be competing in races on the Road & Banked Track from 100m Sprint, to 15km Elimination & a Marathon. They are being supported by coach Bill Begg, and team manager Roxanne Green assisted by Scott Morpeth.
Mercedes Carrascosa completes a big year of international competition skating in the Senior Solo Dance events after attending the Artistic World Cup Semi-Finals & Finals earlier this year. Her team mates Liam Fraser, Maegan Fraser, Ava Hook & Hunter Jenkins will be attending their first World Championships in the Junior Quartet event. Rachael Parkinson Turner & David Hook are their coaches & managers.
The skateboarding team will be headed by Elissa Mah, who is our only female Downhill rider and is doubling as the manager for the team, which includes Josh Evans, Callum Mathieson, Matthew Boortman, Stephen Davis, Zain Solanki, Elliot Melling. Api Ihaia will be coaching the downhill riders, then competing in the Slalom events.
The Senior Mens team contains a number of skaters who attended the last World Skate Games in Barcelona in 2019 with Rink Hockey Chairperson Rohan Singh managing and playing with Brook Dando, Dean Fitness, Deane Tonkin, Jerome Allen, Jimi Blinkhorne, Kadin Gatoloai-Murray, Mitchell Lockett, Nathan Clark, Stephen Opai, Stephen Tonkin, Tony Deller. Alley Langridge, Rebecca Langridge, Rob Vasey & Gonzalo Pena supporting the team.
Scootering has a strong team of world ranked Alexandra Madsen who took home the silver from the 2019 World Skate Games in Nanjing being joined by Lucy Davis in the Womens Park Pro & Jett Williams & Jordan Chan in the Mens Park Pro, with Jordan also competing in the Mens Street Pro with Bradley Goudie and Cooper Steen & Seth Smith competing in the Junior Street event.
World Skate Games events can be viewed online at http://www.worldskate.tv/
More information about roller sports in New Zealand can be found on www.skatenz.org.nz