Following last year’s announcement of Hull’s ambition to become the UK’s skateboarding capital, skate jams, competitions and coaching sessions have now been organised to take place at various locations across the city for beginners and seasoned skateboarders alike.
Participants will learn to enhance their abilities, obtain skills coaching and advice and possibly some tips on tricks.
Organised by Hull Culture and Leisure (HCL Ltd) in partnership with Active Skateboarding, Hull City Council, Newground, Active Humber and Riverside Housing Association, the competitions and activities are to be open to all, leading to a Jam Final at West Park Skate Plaza, Hull’s newest skateboarding facility.
Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure and Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure Limited, said:
“We are delighted to be hosting these skateboarding activities, offering young people the chance to take part in some fantastic events and develop their skills. These support our ambition to become a skateboarding friendly city and raise the profile of Hull as a major national centre for skateboarding.”
To be held on Saturdays from noon to 5pm, the main aim of the jams and competitions is that all participants will improve their self-confidence, discipline, balance and movement.
A number of trophies, awards and prizes will be up for grabs to anyone taking part and there will also be demonstrations from professionals and other fun activities to keep the whole family entertained.
The dates for these are:
• Shaw Park 29 July 2017
• Bellfield Park 5 August 2017
• North Bransholme 12 August 2017
• West Park 19 August 2017*
*May be subject to change to 20th depending on football fixtures.
In addition, in the run up to these August timed events, Active Skateboarding will deliver workshops every Saturday from April on a three venue rotation at West Park, Ings Park and Shaw Park.