Swindon skate park prepares for end of an era

By Barrie Hudson - 7 September 2023


A much-loved Swindon indoor skatepark is about to close.

The park near the ATBShop on Newcombe Drive will welcome skaters for the last time this weekend because a roof replacement which it needs is financially impracticable.
However, the shop itself will remain open as owners Diana and Stuart Kirk search for new shop premises.
The park opened 11 years ago and has seen generations of skaters enjoy its facilities, and has been the location for countless skate and scooter lessons and competitions.
The owners said in a message on social media: "The roof has now called time on this amazing journey. The roof at the warehouse needs replacing which will cost £££ and everything needs to be stripped out costing £££. This is the right time to say farewell and thanks. It’s a heart breaking decision, and one that we’ve not taken lightly.
"ATBShop will continue as a shop in another location. There will be a massive relocation sale. The skate park will even be up for sale if anyone’s interested!
"Next weekend the 10th of September will be our last weekend if you’d like to say goodbye?! Please book on line if you’d like to attend?!
"Then the huge sale begins! Lots of second hand items, parts and equipment will will be up for sale! Just come in and make an offer!
"There will be huge savings on stock as we relocate - moving will be costly so please come in and make an offer.
"We are still hunting for the next location but will remain at the warehouse for the next two months. The skate park will be sadly closed during this time but the shop still open. Please follow us on Facebook and social media as we venture into our next chapter."
People can follow ATBShop at www.facebook.com/atbshop/

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