Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Lara Botto does a frontside grind in the deep end of the clover bowl during last weekend’s Grass Valley Skate Contest held at the Condon Park skate park. Botto was honored as the first place contestant of the Ladies Division.

Goodtimes Board Store hosted the Grass Valley Skate Contest on Saturday, where 57 participants challenged themselves and their peers in a variety of categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Masters and Ladies, at Grass Valley’s Condon Park skatepark.

The various categories bridged the gap between generations of skateboarders, promoted the comfort of women in a typically male dominated space and demonstrated the value that skateboarding brings to the community. Winners received cash prizes, skate goods, Vans shoes and passes to Woodward Tahoe.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Advanced Division first place winner Miles Blackman approaches the announcers table to receive his prize while others celebrate his victory.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Ladies Division from left to right: Brighton Hamilton (second place), Lara Botto (first) and Hannah Ellis (third).

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Tyler Hansen, first prize winner of the Masters Division, does a frontside tailslide on the "J" during Saturday’s Grass Valley Skate Contest at Condon Park.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Grass Valley Skate Contest 2022 group photo.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Tyler Hansen (from right) Erik Bibelheimer and Matt Eversole took the first through third place awards for the Masters Division.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Miles Blackman, first prize winner of the Advanced Division, does a 360 Indy from the quarterpipe into the pyramid during the Grass Valley Skate Contest last weekend.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Advanced Division winners congratulate one another Miles Blackman (left) who took first place, Goodtimes Team Rider Elliot Bouchier (right) who took second place, and Goodtimes Team Rider Jake Charbz (rear right) who took third place and best trick winner.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Goodtimes Team Rider Jake Charbz, winner of the best trick contest and third place in the advanced division, does a kickflip to fakie on the bank.

Skate contest at Condon: Friends, family and fun under the guise of fierce competition (PHOTO GALLERY)

Goodtimes Team Rider Elliot Bouchier, second place winner in the Advanced Division, frontside air.