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Swanage Skatepark Community Day

Swanage Skatepark Community Day;

A ‘pop-up skatepark street course’, free beginner skateboard lessons and demonstrations from the King Ramps Pro Team at Swanage Skatepark

By the Swanage Skatepark Community Project

1st June from 12 pm - 5 pm

Swanage Skate park Community day
Swanage Skatepark Community Project (SSCP) is beyond excited to announce the first Swanage Skatepark Community Day on the  1st June from 12 pm to 5pm.

The event will be hosted by King Ramps of Bournemouth who will bring a ‘pop-up skatepark street course’ to fill the current empty space in Swanage Skatepark. King Ramps will provide skateboards and safety gear for anyone who doesn’t have their own. Expect a fun packed day designed to bring the whole community together as SSCP begins to re-energise the park.

“King ramps are really excited to be working with SSCP and the local community. We will be hosting workshops throughout the day as well as demonstrations with our King Ramps Pro team. We will also be holding contests throughout the day for Scooter, BMX and Skateboard.

We can’t wait to see everyone there!” – Richie Inskip, King Ramps.

Thanks to funding from local charity #Willdoes, entry to the event, use of equipment and access to lessons is all FREE.

“We hope to show just how valuable a resource the skatepark is and get everyone behind our long-term goal of raising funds for new ramps. The event will increase access to skateboarding with free beginner lessons for all age groups (adults are welcome too!) and guidance from coaches. It will be a fun day to make new connections, hone skills and be entertained by demos and competitions.’’ – James Woodford, SSCP.

“In 2023, SSCP ran a user consultation. There were over 220 votes from people who wanted to see beginner lessons, pro riders and skate jams taking place in Swanage Skatepark.

We’re thrilled this event will be delivering the things our community want” – James Woodford, SSCP. 

The Community Day is important because it aims to improve social inclusion for teenagers and young people in Purbeck. The #Willdoes Community Bus will be at the event to provide a safe space for young people to meet and access information and support.

Swanage Skatepark Community Day with King Ramps of Bournemouth

The Skatepark Community Day will take place on the closing weekend of a Crowdfunder Campaign set to launch in April 2024 to raise money for new ramps. If our community can raise £20k, Sport England will provide £10k in match funding. Any local businesses or individuals who see themselves being able to make a financial contribution are invited to get in touch with Heidi, SSCP Secretary at swanageskatepark@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on Saturday 1st June at Swanage Skatepark, bring friends and family with you!

Event will include:

– Beginner skateboard lessons
– Workshops 
– Pop-up skatepark 
– Pro skateboard & BMX demonstrations
– All wheels and all ages welcome! 
– Competitions and Prizes 

Photos: King Ramps Pro Team from the recent Bournemouth Arts by The Sea Festival

Find out more information
About Swanage Skatepark
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Swanage Skatepark Community Project (SSCP) was founded in 2023 to give the community a say in the evolution and improvement of Swanage Skatepark, raise funds for new equipment and build an inclusive and welcoming culture around the skatepark by hosting events that will inspire and attract more users. 

About King Ramps
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KING RAMPS is the UK’s premiere business for mobile skate parks, ramps and wheeled sports events. Offering skate park design, build and maintenance services, skateboard and bmx events, provision of pro riders and workshops – Alongside building Europe’s largest arsenal of mobile skate ramps. Born out of a passion for skating, ramp building and a love for spreading the good word skateboarding. 

About #Willdoes
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The #Willdoes charity is dedicated to the memory of William Paddy, a sporty, charismatic child with a cheeky smile who grew up near Swanage, Dorset, and enjoyed horse riding, snow- boarding, rugby and tennis. A sensitive and empathetic kid, Will loved animals and being surrounded by them. Sadly his life ended early at the age of 14, but his energy lives on through those who knew him and in his charity, #Willdoes. Will’s mother, Les, has set up the charity to help young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with daily life. 

#Willdoes Mission Statement is to promote any charitable purpose (including the promotion of education, physical health, mental health and social inclusion) and contribute financially to charitable projects for the benefit of young people in Dorset and the surrounding areas.  Introducing young people to sports and other activities to help them connect and engage

socially, rather than retreat to more insular gaming and social media pastimes and to develop coping mechanisms to help manage anxiety and emotions, increase self-awareness, developing trust and relationships.

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