Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

Nathan Melo readies to drop in on the big bowl at the Grass Valley Skate Park at Condon Park Saturday during the first Grass Valley Skate Contest presented by local skate shop Goodtimes. Melo took first place in the beginner category.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

Fourteen-year-old Harley Alexander of Grass Valley flies out of the bowl during Saturday’s Grass Valley Skate Contest.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

New skateboards were awarded to competitors for different categories including beginner, intermediate, advanced, ladies, best trick and most worn out board categories.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

The Grass Valley Skate Contest presented by local skate shop Goodtimes attracted many competitors and spectators from Grass Valley and Northern California locations.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

Competitors check in with the announcer and judges before beginning one of two heats for their category during Saturday’s Grass Valley Skate Contest.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

A young competitor makes her way through the transitions of the Grass Valley Skate Park during Saturday’s skateboarding competition.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

A Grass Valley Skate Contest competitor does a 50/50 grind during Saturday’s event at Condon Park.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

Nathan Melo from Oakland performs a boneless trick while competing in the beginner category of Saturday’s Grass Valley Skate Contest.

Let them skate: Grass Valley Skate Contest a success at Condon Park

A young skate competitor drops into the skate park during Saturday’s Grass Valley Skate Contest.