Hull is continuing to establish itself as one of the UK’s friendliest skateboarding cities with lots of free activities on offer over the summer as part of the 2018 Skateboard Festival.
Over the past couple of years Hull City Council has invested in skate parks in the city to position Hull as a major national centre for skateboarding.
Hull’s 2018 Skateboard Festival, organised by Hull Culture and Leisure, will include nearly 50 free skateboard sessions delivered throughout Hull.
Equipment will be provided at all the sessions, which are appropriate for all ages and abilities. There will also be certificates, prizes and awards handed out at each event.
Details for the events are –
Saturday 5th May 10am-12pm
Monday 7th May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 9th May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 12th May 10am-12pm
Monday 14th May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 16th May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 19th May 10am-12pm
Monday 21st May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 23rd May 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 2nd June 12pm-5pm (Jam)
Beresford Park (Oak Road)
Monday 4th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 6th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 9th June 10am-12noon
Monday 11th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 13th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 16th June 10am-12pm
Monday 18th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 20th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 23rd June 10am-12pm
Monday 25th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 27th June 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 30th June 12pm-5pm (Jam)
Monday 2nd July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 4th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 7th July 10am-12pm
Monday 9th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 11th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 14th July 10am-12pm
Monday 16th July 5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday 18th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 21st July 10am-12pm
Monday 23th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 25th July 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday 28th July 12pm-5pm (Jam)
Wednesday 1st August 10am-12pm
Saturday 4th August 10am-12pm
Monday 6th August 10am-12pm
Wednesday 8th August 10am-12pm
Saturday 11th August 10am-12pm
Monday 13th August 10am-12pm
Wednesday 15th August 10am-12pm
Saturday 18th August 10am-12pm
Monday 20th August 10am-12pm
Wednesday 22nd August 10am-12pm
Saturday 25th August 12pm-5pm (Jam)
The final session at each park will be a ‘jam session’, a mass participation event and festival of skateboarding, with music, professional demonstrations, competitions, throw-outs, prizes and engraved awards.
Skateboarding is a growing sport in the UK and in 2020 it will be recognised as an Olympic sport at Tokyo 2020.
The sessions will be delivered by action sports provider Active-Sports.
Mitch Upfold, Managing Director for Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, said: “Hull Culture and Leisure prides itself on providing up-to-date programmes of activity that are relevant to residents’ needs.
“Last year we ran a pilot skateboard project in partnership with Active Sports where nearly 500 residents attended a comprehensive free of charge coaching programme, which also involved four mass participation events where all equipment was provided.
“On the back of its success we are delighted to be able to offer free skateboarding sessions all over Hull this summer.”
Mark English, from Rockcity Skatepark, said: “We are excited that Hull City Council is continuing with its Hull Skateboard Festival again this year. I can’t think of any UK city that has such a series of events across the summer.
“With Skateboarding enjoying its world premiere at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, our city will have set a new standard for UK cities in how important the humble skateboard is.”
Further information can be found on www.hcandl.co.uk/tryit or call 01482 614 313