Mayor Reed Gusciora joins Freedom Skate Park and Trenton Circus Squad on Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 p.m. for a first-of-its-kind “Skate Circus” show at the historic Roebling Wire Works building (675 S Clinton Avenue, Trenton NJ 08611).
The performance will feature youth and young adults who participate in Trenton Circus Squad and Freedom Skate Park’s programs showing off their wide range of skills, including circus mainstays like juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, and aerials as well as skateboarding stunts such as ollies, grinds, and grabs. This performance will be free and open to the public.
Trenton Circus Squad inspires young people to take big leaps in life. Circus Squad members learn how to cooperate, push themselves and serve their community – all through the astonishing practice of circus arts.
Circus Squad members learn physical techniques, life skills, and build trust with teens from other neighborhoods. They lead community engagement through workshops and performances with younger children and families. It’s an often-breathtaking experience filled with exercise, learning, and joyful laughter for kids of all ages.
Skateboarding is an incredible activity that not only keeps youth physically active, but also teaches them critical life lessons about creative thinking, goal-setting, and follow-through while welcoming them into a diverse and supportive community. Freedom is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving more people the opportunity to learn the valuable life lessons skateboarding teaches by providing safe indoor spaces for skaters of all ages and skill levels to practice and connect with other members of the skate community.
Freedom’s Trenton Winter Skateboarding Program provides the only skate park in Trenton and the only public, indoor skate park in the state of New Jersey. For the 2019-2020 Winter Skateboarding Program, Freedom Skate Park is open to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Saturday from November 2, 2019 through February 29, 2020. All events are free for Trenton residents. More information and a full event schedule is available at www.freedomnj.org/winter_skate.