Largest Northern California skating tournament held in Corning

CORNING, Calif. - Skaters from around the area and beyond rolled into the Corning Skate Park on Saturday to take part in the largest skating tournament in Northern California.

The tournament, is organized by Skate Movement, a Redding-based group that promotes skating around the Northstate. It's part of the 10th Annual International Go Skating Day.

More than 60 skaters signed up to take part, ranging 2-years-old to over 50.

They came from as far away as the Bay Area and Oregon.

Korey Allen, from Brookings, Oregon, said tournaments like these keep the skating movement growing, and their success encourages more skating groups to put them on.

"Once you have this one then, you know, the next one's going to have one," said Korey Allen. "They're like, 'Oh, it generated a lot of money.' And you go to the next, the next, the next."

Allen said communities also benefit from the crowds in the form of business.

"Brings a lot of people here, that's also a good thing."

The tournament is one of four stops in an annual summer series held around Northern California. They'll move on to skate in Mount Shasta, Anderson and Red Bluff.

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