Being active is a fun and positive experience for teenagers and there are lots of great weekly activities on offer in this program just perfect for teenagers. There is a heap of cool events on offer from skate, craft, stand up paddle boarding and more. Check out the events calendar or activities listing below for more information.
Our Vibe team also look after an array of youth precincts, including skate and BMX parks, across the Gold Coast.
Vibe holiday programs are held every school holiday. A great way to chill out, learn something new, meet people and express yourself. Activities include surfing, craft, crusier girls skate workshops, footy finals challenge, drama workshops and much more!
Our vibe programs are available here two weeks before the start of school holidays.
Contact the Vibe Team on 5581 5233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The coast has a huge variety of youth precincts on offer, from world-class skate and BMX facilities to small localised youth spaces. These sites provide a diversity of use and experiences and are a great place for you people to particicapte in rectreation activities and chill out.
Youth Point Connect
The Gold Coast North Youth Centre is at the Runaway Bay Skate Park, on the corner of Oxley and Lae Drive.
Youth Point Connect (YPC) provides lifestyle and educational programs to engage local young people, by offering activities to complement the existing use of the skate bowl during school holidays. A Healthy Eating and Physical Activity project delivers education on healthy eating and provides free afternoon teas and healthy barbeques on Saturdays.
Open: 3pm to 6.00pm Tuesday to Friday and 10:30am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Contact: Youth Point Connect - Derek Venske
Mobile: 0404 461 308
Skate workshops – Contact YPC
Healthy Activities & Eating Program – 3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1pm Saturday
Professional services: Available by appointment - Life Skills, Mediation and Counselling – youth, family, personal
Youth Radio Training Centre (YRTC)
Village Markets, Sickle Avenue. Hope Island.
It provides a free service to young people who have an interest in radio and journalism. Learn all about being a radio DJ, voice over’s, interviewing and best of all, produce your own one hour show. Real equipment, real radio booth. Also offers an eight-week School Radio Training program.
Contact: Youth Centre Co-ordinator & Manager Derek Venske on 0404 461 308
A Gold Coast City Council facility at Salk Oval, Palm Beach.
Thrower House has been designed as a safe space for young people, community groups and organisations to meet and conduct a broad range of cultural, artistic, recreational and educational activities. The facility incorporates an office space, an arts shed, computer hub, a lounge area or chill out space, kitchen, shower and toilet. Thrower House is fully accessible.
Thrower House facilitates a programs each school holidays. Some of the activities and workshops include fishing, tennis, cooking, art and craft, dragon boating, stand up paddle board, young parents group and barbeques.
Open: 12pm-5pm Tuesday to Friday
Contact: Leesa on (07) 5581 1622
Teen yoga – 11 years to 15 years
Yoga for early teens designed to help expend energy and positively energise them. Focusing on posture, strengthening the core, breath awareness - all with a positive theme or affirmation.
When: Thursday Time: 4.00pm Where: Ashmore PCYC Dominions Road, Ashmore
Contact: 5539 5774 Cost: $2 No bookings required
Teen foxy boxercise
Get your gloves on and join in a boxercise class designed for girls aged 12 to 17 years.
When: Tuesday Time: 4.00pm Where: Ashmore PCYC Dominions Road, Ashmore
Contact: 5539 5774 Cost: $2 No bookings required
The ultimate fitness and dance based workout. An easy to follow addictive mixture of dance and aerobics moves blended with the latest and greatest sounds of hip hop and funk especially designed for children between the ages of 7 - 14 years. Feel the rhythm and party yourself into shape.
When: Tuesday Time: 4pm Where: Nerang PCYC Cayuga Street, Nerang
Contact: 5578 2227 Cost: $4 No bookings required
Our great skateparks and BMX tracks
Click on the surburb below to review the profile of the skatepark
Arundel - Olsen Avenue, Arundel (mini ramp)
Coolangatta - Goodwin Park - 2 Lanham Street, Coolangatta
Coomera - Viney Park - 2 Yaun Street, Coomera
Elanora - Elanora Oval - Pines Lane, Elanora
Helensvale - Discovery Park - 84 Discovery Drive, Helensvale
Miami - Pizzey Park - 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami
Molendinar - Silver Bridle Park - 2 Nerang Road, Molendinar
Mudgeeraba - Firth Park - Somerset Drive Mudgeeraba
Nerang - Arthur Earle Park - Nerang Connection Road, Nerang
Pacific Pines - Brockman Way Reserve - Cnr Brockman Way & Pitcairn Way, Pacific Pines
Palm Beach - Salk Oval - 16 Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
Runaway Bay - Runaway Bay Sports Complex - Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay
Tugun - Betty Diamond Sports Complex - Boyd Street, Tugun
Varsity Lakes - Janette Green Park - 1 Cassia Drive, Varsity Lakes
Click on the surburb below to review the profile of the BMX tracks
Ashmore - Corner of Cotlew Street and Currumburra Road, Ashmore
Nerang - Corner of Cayuga Street and Mortensen Road, Nerang
The following is a list of freestyle BMX tracks -
Tallebudgera - Dolan Family Park,Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera
Parkwood - Abbott Park, 12 Woodlands Way, Parkwood
Parkwood - Driftwood Park, Driftwood Place, Parkwood
Elanora - Elanora Oval, Park Court, Elanora
Burleigh - Deodar Park, 2 Omao Avenue, Burleigh Waters
Upper Coomera - Upper Coomera Adventure Parklands, 221 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
Jacobs Well - Riesenweber Park, 3 Bay Drive, Jacobs Well
To find out what’s happening at a skate/BMX park near you, please phone (07) 5581 6452 or email email@example.com.
Police Citizens Youth Clubs
The city has three fantastic Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) that offer a huge range of fun activities as well fully equipped gyms. Activities include boxercise, kickboxing, personal training, a Sony Playstation room, basketball, badminton, wrestling, tennis and more. There is not much you cannot do at a PCYC. They are located at:
- Broadbeach - phone (07) 5538 5201
- Nerang - phone (07) 5578 2227
- Ashmore - phone (07) 5539 5774
For more information on Police Citizens Youth Clubs, please phone the above numbers or visit their website. Handy links include:
StreetWise skate workshops
Experience pure skateboarding and the mix of exercise, individuality and friendship this sport offers. Grab the opportunity to be taught by some of Australia’s best skaters who are accredited coaches. One hour workshops held every Saturday are open to all ages and ability levels.
Bookings required, contact Skateboarding Australia 55 757 808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every Saturday Time: 9am and 11am Cost: Free. No bookings required.
|2013 - 9 Mar, 13 Apr, 18 May
Nerang Youth Precinct
Arthur Earle Park
|2013 - 9 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 25 May
Pizzey Park Skate Park
|2013 - 23 March
Runaway Bay Skate Park
Cnr of Oxley Drive and Lae Drive
|2013 - 23 Feb, 4 May
Varsity Youth Precinct
1 Cassia Drive
|2013 - 9 Mar, 27 Apr, 11 May
|2013 - 2 March
2 Yaun Street