Gasworx Skate Park
LATEST SKATE PARK NEWS
The Gasworx Skate Park has taken delivery of a container which will be used to store brushes, shovels and other cleaning supplies. Volunteers will be able to use the equipment to keep the park tidy.
Kay Wardle, Skate Park Coordinator, said: "We have been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Sir James Reckitt Charity, which has enabled the Town Council to buy a container for the park. The general feeling amongst the users is that they realise that being able to skate and ride the Gasworx for free is a privilege, so they are prepared to help keep it clean. Thank you to B&Q and Boyes for donating cleaning equipment and the skate club coach Chris for helping with the delivery and installation of the item."
External funding has also been secured for the Skate Jam on Saturday 27 April from 12pm to 6pm when there will be competitions, spot prizes and music to celebrate the park being five years old. Entry is free; for more information, contact Kay Wardle at the Bridlington Town Council.
L-R: Kay Wardle; Andrew Gibson; Rhys Scott; Daniel Nevison;
Will McClean; Alex Vause; Jack Robinson
INTRODUCTION: KAY WARDLE, SKATE PARK COORDINATOR
I have over 15 years experience in managing a variety of projects, most of them aimed at young people. For the past 2 years I have run a successful skate club with a professional skateboarder Paul Regan and volunteer sports coaches. After popular taster sessions at the Gasworx I secured further funding to run weekly evening sessions at the Skate Park (or at the Club for Young People in bad weather). I have organised trips to other skate parks and planned and delivered a Skate Jam at the Gasworx which was well attended.
I now have a 12 month contract to manage the security and maintenance of the Skate Park, tackle the problems with anti-social behaviour, project manage a new "junior" area and raise the profile of the Skate Park as a high class sports facility.
If you would like to get involved with this year's Skate Jam, have input into the new build or have any thoughts, comments or concerns regarding the Gasworx, please get in touch.
Tuition sessions with professional skateboarder and instructor Paul Regan are available every Friday from 4pm to 6pm. This is at the Gasworx Skate Park (weather permitting; Bridlington Club for Young People in bad weather). Please contact Kay for further details.
Gasworx are pleased to be working with Activfirst, a local training company who are offering free training. To apply you need to be 14 or older and have energy and drive. You don't need to be a sporting superstar to get involved. No qualifications are required to start the course, and there are no exams!
You don't need to be a sports superstar but need an interest in your chosen activity and a positive attitude. The qualification is recognised by employers and could lead to further qualifications or opportunities. For more information, contact either Kay Wardle or get in touch directly with Activfirst.
PREVIOUS SKATE PARK EVENTS
On Monday, August 6, 2012, the Gasworx Skate Park held its first Skate Jam with the event being supported by East Riding Extended Services, the Youth Service, Bike Coding Team, Road Safety Team and Humberside Police. Professional skateboarder and instructor Paul Regan was on hand to skate with the young people, demonstrate and teach some new skills. The Funk Docs graffiti artists were also in attendance creating a bright new piece of artwork for the site. The event was very well attended by young people and parents of all ages and despite the odd tropical rainstorm was enjoyed by all.
GASWORX SKATE PARK ON FACEBOOK
For more details of all goings-on with the Skate Park, you can check out the official Facebook page.