Successful first Skate Jam event held in Haydon Wick

By Jessica Durston - 23 September 2022

CommunityClubs & Activities

This month saw Haydon Wick's skate park hold its first Skate Jam event on the anniversary of its first birthday.

Earlier this month, the inaugural, action-packed, Skate Jam was held at Haydon Wick’s skate park - the date of the park's own anniversary.

This event was the first of its kind since the skate park opened last year.

The Community Development Team hosted the event in conjunction with the team from ATB Skate Shop. ATB provided the soundtrack and PA, snacks, and drinks, along with competitions including scooter limbo, best trick, and musical statues.

Among the prizes handed out on the day were a skateboard deck, scooter wheels and grips, tech decks and scooter stunt pegs.

The popular skating event was attended by over 40 children and young people, and their parents.

The Haydon Wick Parish Council say feedback on the day, and since, has been very positive and that many young people want to see another Skate Jam event happen again.

Cllr Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee at Haydon Wick Parish Council said: “It’s great to see local young people enjoying the skate park and participating in such an enjoyable event.

"Skating and scooter riding helps young people keep active, build confidence, and stay active. The Parish Council hopes to hold an annual event like this every year to celebrate the skate park’s birthday.”

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