The much awaited Mountain Dew Skateboarding championship kicked off on Friday in Iganga town, with hundreds of people trying out the extreme game.

People from all walks of life were given an opportunity by the Mountain Dew team to try out the game. However, just a few could ride on the skateboard for more than five seconds.

“It’s not as easy as you think, once you step on the board, it moves very fast, making it very hard for you to support yourself on it. This is an interesting game that I must learn to play,” said Ivan Magala, a resident.

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After Iganga, the search was extended to Mbale on Saturday and Soroti the following day.

According to Ms Berna Kizza, the brand manager Mountain Dew, the next destination will be Masaka on Thursday, Mbarara on Friday and Fortportal on Saturday.

“We are taking this experience to all regions. We started with the East, and we are going to the West and later other regions. I call upon all those with interest in skateboarding to just wait for the Mountain Dew Team when it comes to your area,” said Kizza.

All these regional visits will culminate into a grand finale, which will be in Kampala next month.

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