SCV kids enjoy their last day of winter break
Gavin Castro does a back flip on his scooter while his friends look on at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
By Nikolas Samuels
Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Sunday was the last day of winter break for kids in the Santa Clarita Valley and they made sure the day did not go to waste.

The Santa Clarita Skate Park was full of people doing extreme sports by catching air and doing tricks on their scooters and skateboards.

Dominic Deeder does a grab on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Dominic Deeder does a grab on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

One such kid was 13-year-old Gavin Castro who skated with his possy of friends at the skate park almost every day of winter break. Although, he laments that the fun times are about to come to an end.

On Monday, he has to return to Castaic Middle School but he still remains positive about making time to skate during the school year.

“I’m still going to ride over the weekends,” he said.

Dominic Deeder does a trick on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skatepark on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Dominic Deeder does a trick on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Castro has skated for seven years now and it makes sense that he is not going to stop anytime soon. He is a rising star at the skate park, as people crowd around to watch the back flips and other tricks he does on his scooter. He and his group of scooter friends are even looking at going pro.

He just needs to graduate from school first.

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Gavin Castro does a back flip on his scooter while his friends look on at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

SCV kids enjoy their last day of winter break

Sunday was the last day of winter break for kids in the Santa Clarita Valley and they made sure the day did not go to waste.

The Santa Clarita Skate Park was full of people doing extreme sports by catching air and doing tricks on their scooters and skateboards.

Dominic Deeder does a grab on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Dominic Deeder does a grab on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

One such kid was 13-year-old Gavin Castro who skated with his possy of friends at the skate park almost every day of winter break. Although, he laments that the fun times are about to come to an end.

On Monday, he has to return to Castaic Middle School but he still remains positive about making time to skate during the school year.

“I’m still going to ride over the weekends,” he said.

Dominic Deeder does a trick on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skatepark on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Dominic Deeder does a trick on his scooter at the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Sunday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Castro has skated for seven years now and it makes sense that he is not going to stop anytime soon. He is a rising star at the skate park, as people crowd around to watch the back flips and other tricks he does on his scooter. He and his group of scooter friends are even looking at going pro.

He just needs to graduate from school first.