Some very sad news; on Friday night, Anton (Anthony Fricker, AKA Skate Australia
) was skating on the Gold Coast and had a tragic accident.
At the bottom of a run he came off his board and fell. His head took the full force, knocking him out. Emergency services were immediately called and Anton was rushed to hospital. He is currently on life support, while his family and friends say goodbye. It is expected that life support will be removed in the next few days. A funeral service and memorial will be announced.
Anton was wearing a helmet. This is a tragic accident. ASRA asks its members to refrain from posting speculation or unecessary questions regarding this accident. A sudden death stirs up a lot of emotion. His family acknowledges how important ASRA and longboarding were to his life. We encourage you to post up your memories and stories about Anton. We would like this to be a tribute and celebration of Anton's life, that it may help with the grieving process. He has been a big part of ASRA over the last 12 months; a creative force that inspired and motivated many of us. His Skate Australia videos
will be a lasting tribute to an amazing man.
Vale Anthony Fricker
1986 - 2009