As part of Wellington City Council's upgrade of the Mount Victoria mountain bike facilities, a skills area was added in mid 2009. The skills area consists of a circuit built in an open grassy area just off the Southern Mt Victoria track. The circuit includes a variety of obstacles designed to build mountain biking skills and confidence. The obstacles include: >a pair of offset see-saws (ie. the pivot is offset so that the see-saw always returns to the same position) >a surface of artifical tree roots >wooden ramps of various slopes >slalom poles >swing bridge >a boardwalk that gets progressively narrower >plastic matting, of the type sometimes used to reinforce track surfaces >a rock garden. The circuit is designed to be ridden in an anti-clockwise direction.